Eric S. Brown likes zombies. A lot. The man has become extremely prolific in the sub-genre of zombie fiction and is now embarking into adapting (or warping) H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds with a brain-eating zombie twist.
The story is along the same vein as the recent hubbub about Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Take a classic tale of literature, mix in a bunch of guts and undead, shake thoroughly, and voila! A new story is born. This re-tale, titled War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts, and Zombies, mixes Wells’ classic telling with interspersed additions of a rising legion of the walking dead.
Brown’s publisher, A.P. Fuchs of Coscom Entertainment, had something to say about it. “Brown has taken the regular narrative of H.G. Wells’ book and has blended his own thoughts on a zombie apocalypse into it seamlessly. I was astonished at how much he was able to mimic Wells’ voice so perfectly when I first received the manuscript. Unless you know the original forwards and backwards, you won’t know where Wells leaves off and Eric Brown begins. Aside from the zombie bits, of course.”
Look for it on shelves on April 30, 2009!
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