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Autumn: The City

ISBN: 9780312570002 | 0312570007
Edition: Original
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: 2/1/2011

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A bastard hybrid ofWar of the WorldsandNight of the Living Dead, theAutumnseries chronicles the struggle of a small group of survivors forced to contend with a world torn apart by a deadly disease. After 99% of the population of the planet is killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse. Animated by "phase two" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion... As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence. Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goal - to lumber forth and destroy the sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world: those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1... While the firstAutumn novel focused on those who escaped the city,Autumn: The Cityfocuses on those who didn't. Without ever using the 'Z' word, the Autumnseries offers a new perspective on the traditional zombie story. There's no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero's classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, this horrifying and suspenseful novel is filled with relentless cold, dark fear.


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