Saturday, August 30, 2014

Zombies Will Soon Be Unleashed Onto the World

It's been a great week.  I met my deadline for projects at work, and I set a date for the release of Undead Obsessed:  Finding Meaning in Zombies.  We're planning on having it available by Halloween.

The agent route fell through for me--again.  Even after all the drama and miscommunication with one particular agent, I never received any response after sending my full manuscript.  But, hey, it's all good.  The book still has a home and will be available for readers to read.

Before that happens, my book manager and I have set up a secret group on Facebook for people who are interested in reading the book.  The only stipulation is that you have to post a review.  If you're interested in being part of the group, please send me an email (address on right hand side of blog) or my book manager Pam (pamela.labbe[@]booktrope[.]com) and we'll add you.

For your information, here's what the book is about:

My obsession with zombie films started when I was in junior high. They are a great lens to examine concerns society has about modern science. Let’s face it, when it comes to horror movies, science has a bad reputation. Blind ambition, experimental serums, and genetic experiments are often blamed for the giant monster terrorizing the city or the reason aliens are taking human prisoners or the cause of the dead rising from the grave to consume living flesh.

Using film, literature, and interviews with experts, my nonfiction book,
Undead Obsessed: Finding Meaning in Zombies (approximately 65,000 words), examines how zombies portray real-world fears such as epidemics, mind control, what may or may not exist in space, the repercussions of playing God, and the science behind the fears.

Science has made it possible for us to live the way we do; it has given us numerous advances in all fields of life from medicine to agriculture to entertainment. Yet, with all of these advantages, there are a multitude of disadvantages that could prove to be detrimental to humans and society. Weapon technology used in wars is one of these major disadvantages, but anything that is beneficial to humanity, including medicine, has the potential to harm us. My goal is to explore how zombies become a metaphor for our fears of science and what could happen if science gets out of hand. 


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