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The Mammoth Book of Zombies

by Stephen Jones (Editor)

Other authors: Clive Barker (Contributor), Robert Bloch (Contributor), Ramsey Campbell (Contributor), Hugh B. Cave (Contributor), R. Chetwynd-Hayes (Contributor)21 more, Basil Copper (Contributor), Les Daniels (Contributor), Dennis Etchison (Contributor), Christopher Fowler (Contributor), Charles L. Grant (Contributor), M. R. James (Contributor), Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor), Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (Contributor), H. P. Lovecraft (Contributor), Brian Lumley (Contributor), Graham Masterton (Contributor), Kim Newman (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), David A. Riley (Contributor), Nicholas Royle (Contributor), Michael Marshall Smith (Contributor), David A. Sutton (Contributor), Peter Tremayne (Contributor), Lisa Tuttle (Contributor), Karl Edward Wagner (Contributor), Manly Wade Wellman (Contributor)

Series: Mammoth Horror

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The zombie - a soulless corpse raised from the grave to do its master's bidding - may have had its factual basis in the voodoo ceremonies of the West Indies, but it is in fiction, movies, video games and comics that the walking dead have flourished. What makes a zombie? This Twentieth Anniversary Edition of one of the first and most influential zombie anthologies answers that question with 26 tales of rot and resurrection from classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James and J. Sheridan Le Fanu, along with modern masters of the macabre Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Karl Edward Wagner and many more. From Caribbean rituals to ancient magic, mesmerism to modern science, these terrifying tales depict a wide range of nefarious methods and questionable reasons for bringing the dead back to life again.… (more)
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I read them all but these were my favorites:

~ Sticks (1974) by Karl Edward Wagner - the beginning with the description of the sticks and the entering of the house was incredible. novelette (Lovecraftian) "lich" (a corpse, animate or inanimate)

~ The Taking of Mr. Bill (1993) by Graham Masterton - Peter Pan retelling

~ They're Coming for You (1986) by Les Daniels - Wife and the man she was cheating with were murdered by the husband. they came back as zombies but not for brains. they came back to finish what they were up to.

~ Later (1993) by Michael Marshall Smith - Man's gf dies he digs her up and she continues to live with him but as a Zombie

~ The Song of the Slaves by Manly Wade Wellman - ( )
  Seayla2020 | Nov 21, 2020 |
I'm a sucker for any and all things Zombie, but most of the stories in this book didn't really do it for me. There were offerings from classic authors such as Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, and those were quite good. But the copyrights have also run out on those works, so they're available anywhere. What I wanted were more original, more recent tales, modern tales of zombie horror. The zombie apocalypse never happened, and I felt somehow gypped. In my opinion, the All Flesh Must Be Eaten anthologies were much better tales for zombie horror.

To be sure there were some bright spots. The stories from Clive Barker, Karl Edward Wagner, Peter Tremayne, Robert Bloch, and Joe R. Lansdale were quite good. But this was a short story anthology, and the rest of the stories weren't of as high a caliber as the aforementioned authors. Taking into account the book's content as a whole, I had to give it 3.5 stars. ( )
  WillyMammoth | Nov 6, 2010 |
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Jones, StephenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, CliveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloch, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cave, Hugh B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chetwynd-Hayes, R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Copper, BasilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daniels, LesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Etchison, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, Charles L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, M. R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Fanu, Joseph SheridanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, H. P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lumley, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masterton, GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riley, David A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Royle, NicholasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Michael MarshallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sutton, David A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tremayne, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tuttle, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wagner, Karl EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The zombie - a soulless corpse raised from the grave to do its master's bidding - may have had its factual basis in the voodoo ceremonies of the West Indies, but it is in fiction, movies, video games and comics that the walking dead have flourished. What makes a zombie? This Twentieth Anniversary Edition of one of the first and most influential zombie anthologies answers that question with 26 tales of rot and resurrection from classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James and J. Sheridan Le Fanu, along with modern masters of the macabre Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Karl Edward Wagner and many more. From Caribbean rituals to ancient magic, mesmerism to modern science, these terrifying tales depict a wide range of nefarious methods and questionable reasons for bringing the dead back to life again.

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