The LIVING DEAD are climbing the charts


Speaking of the shambling dead (we did a March to the Sea pack and move my grandmother-in-law’s apartment yesterday, culminating in a mad dash to fill the truck in an hour), I see this morning that Night Shade Books’ THE LIVING DEAD is “In Contention” for the the New York Times bestseller list.

Night Shade Man-in-charge Jeremy Lassen gives us the details, and it essentially comes down to the fact that enough copies were moved that someone noticed. Tomorrow they’ll hear if they made the Extended list, and if you all were thinking about buying a copy of the zombie anthology, this would be the time, as if it doesn’t make the list this week, then all it might need for next week would be one more little–teensy–push.

I have to admit that zombies freak my shit out. Mentally, the more I think about zombies and the world-building that comes along with them, I just get the heebie-jeebies. More power to those who can write stories about ’em. I may have a strong cocktail at lunch and then go brave the bookstore for a copy or two. That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and all that.