Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!
Ed. by Otto Penzler
Ever since George Romero’s seminal Night of the Living Dead zombies have been on a rampage, taking over horror fiction, film, and now with the Walking Dead series on cable, television. This thick (very thick) anthology takes us back to the genre’s historical roots in Haitian black magic, and to even earlier stories about the undead by writers like Poe, Lovecraft, and Guy de Maupassant. Purists might object that the definition of “zombie” gets stretched a bit thin in places, but overall there is a good mix of old and new, style and splatter on display.