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Encyclopedia of the Undead
  • Author : Bob Curran
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781601637154
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • What lurks out there in the fog? What was that eerie sound in the dead of night? What flitted by at the end of the street, just beyond the farthest street lamp? From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travelers have terrified mankind. Whether around a remote campfire or in the middle of a bustling city, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that have tormented humanity since the prehistoric darkness haven’t gone away—they still have the power to strike fear in our hearts. Encyclopedia of the Undead traces those shadowy entities—vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters—that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most frightening tales. Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and literature, it traces these horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human psyche. In this book, history and terror mix to create the things that lurk in the darkest corners of our minds. You’ll find detailed descriptions of terrors from all over the world—from the mist-shrouded mountains of Eastern Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands, from the dark, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined dead beneath the remote New England hills to the dark magics that lurk beneath the thriving, colorful surface of a city like New Orleans. In addition to the more conventional creatures, Encyclopedia of the Undead also details some of the more obscure Things that gnaw at the edges of men’s minds—Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the dark legends that have influenced writers from Sheridan Le Fanu to H.P. Lovecraft. This is a book for all those who are interested in the darker side of the human mind—the side that examines and even embraces those beliefs and imaginings that form the basis of our most archetypical fears. This is the book for those brave enough to plumb the depths of our worst nightmares!

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    The Penguin Book of the Undead
  • Author : Scott G. Bruce
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780143107682
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  • Genre : History
  • The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls. Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath. Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living—and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    Poems Dead and Undead
  • Author : Tony Barnstone,Michelle Mitchell-Foust
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780375712517
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • In time for Halloween: a one-of-a-kind hardcover collection of poems from ancient times to the present about ghosts, zombies, and vampires. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS. This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils. Our culture's current obsession with zombies and vampires is only the latest form of a fascination with crossing the boundary between the living and the dead that has haunted humans since we first began writing. The poetic evidence gathered here ranges from ancient Egyptian inscriptions and the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh to the Greek bard Homer, and from Shakespeare and Milton and Keats to Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. Here too are terrifying apparitions from a host of more recent poets, from T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath to Rita Dove and Billy Collins, from Allen Ginsberg and H. P. Lovecraft to Mick Jagger and Shel Silverstein. The result is a delightfully entertaining volume of spine-tingling poems for fans of horror and poetry both.

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    Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?
  • Author : Timothy Verstynen,Bradley Voytek
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780691173153
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  • Genre : Science
  • A look at the true nature of the zombie brain Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, neuroscientists and zombie enthusiasts Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek apply their neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey. Combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Verstynen and Voytek show how zombism can be understood in terms of current knowledge regarding how the brain works. In each chapter, the authors draw on zombie popular culture and identify a characteristic zombie behavior that can be explained using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relationships. Through this exploration they shed light on fundamental neuroscientific questions such as: How does the brain function during sleeping and waking? What neural systems control movement? What is the nature of sensory perception? Walking an ingenious line between seriousness and satire, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? leverages the popularity of zombie culture in order to give readers a solid foundation in neuroscience.

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    Undead
  • Author : Kirsty McKay
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780545473460
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Out of sight, out of their minds: It's a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby.The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty. Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back. But they've changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they're zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin' fast, because that's the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates' next meal. It's kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late.Combining the chill of THE SHINING, the thrill ride of SPEED, the humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and the angst of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Kirsty McKay's UNDEAD is a bloody mad mash-up, a school-trip splatter-fest, a funny, gory, frighteningly good debut!

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    Undead Girl Gang
  • Author : Lily Anderson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780451478245
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "A fun, fast read . . . it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org "With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, Undead Girl Gang is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing them back to life to form a hilariously unlikely--and unwilling--vigilante girl gang. Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side. So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone's explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders. But they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer . . . before the killer strikes again.

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    Handling the Undead
  • Author : John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0312604521
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "John Ajvide Lindqvist is a master philosopher of the horror genre." --Washington Post Book World Zombies and human clash in this horror novel by the author of the international bestseller Let the Right One In, for which he wrote the screenplay for the the Swedish smash hit film of the same name, which some critics (see below) have called the best vampire film ever made. John Ajvide Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire genre. Now he's taken on zombies, and readers everywhere will find themselves utterly consumed by Handling the Undead. Something peculiar is happening. While the city is enduring a heat wave, people are finding that their electric appliances won't stay switched off. And everyone has a blinding headache. Then the terrible news breaks - in the city morgue, the newly dead are waking. David always knew his wife was far too good for him. But he never know how lost he'd be without her until the night she died. Now she's gone and he's alone. But when he goes to identify her body, she opens her eye... Across the city, grieving families find themselves able to see their loved ones one last time. But are these creatures really them? How long can this last? And what deadly price will they have to pay for the chance to see their spouses and children just one more time?

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    Basement of the Undead
  • Author : Jason Strange
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781434234339
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Lew, Gary, and Lugnut are trapped in their middle school basement, they discover that at night it becomes the domain of zombie teachers and students--will they survive or be forced to join the undead?

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    Mina and the Undead
  • Author : Amy McCaw
  • Publisher : Stacy Steveson
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1912979470
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : New Orleans (La.)
  • 'A dark and thrilling tale of the paranormal. With haunted houses, family secrets and murder galore, this delicious and gruesome tale of the macabre will ignite a whole new generation of vampire fans.' Lauren James'Brimful of nostalgia and cinematic atmosphere. A thrilling read and a clever new twist on the vampire stories you love.' Laura WoodNew Orleans Fang Fest, 1995. Mina's having a summer to die for.17-year-old Mina, from England, arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. After growing up in the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie. She can't wait to explore the city's darkest secrets - vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths...And it gets even better when Mina lands a part-time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby's gorgeous housemate, co-worker and fellow horror enthusiast.But the perfect summer bliss is broken when, while exploring the mansion, Mina stumbles upon the body of a girl with puncture marks on her neck, clutching a lock of hair that suspiciously resembles Libby's...Someone is replicating New Orleans' most brutal supernatural killings. Mina must discover the truth and prove her sister's innocence before she becomes the victim of another myth.Perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stranger Things.

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    Undead Unluck, Vol. 1
  • Author : Yoshifumi Tozuka
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 197471926X
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • What happens when an unlucky girl meets an undead guy? Pure chaos! Tired of inadvertently killing people with her special ability Unluck, Fuuko Izumo sets out to end it all. But when she meets Andy, a man who longs for death but can’t die, she finds a reason to live—and he finds someone capable of giving him the death he’s been longing for. All Fuuko wants is a passionate romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet—literally! Now she’s become Andy’s unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s burial plans on hold.

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    AUDINT-Unsound:Undead
  • Author : Steve Goodman,Toby Heys,Eleni Ikoniadou
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781916405219
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  • Genre : Music
  • Tracing the the potential of sound, infrasound, and ultrasound to access anomalous zones of transmission between the realms of the living and the dead. For as long as recording and communications technologies have existed, operators have evoked the potential of sound, infrasound, and ultrasound to access anomalous zones of transmission between the realms of the living and the dead. In Unsound:Undead, contributors from a variety of disciplines chart these undead zones, mapping out a nonlinear timeline populated by sonic events stretching from the 8th century BC (the song of the Sirens), to 2013 (acoustic levitation), with a speculative extension into 2057 (the emergence of holographic and holosonic phenomena). For the past seven years the AUDINT group has been researching peripheral sonic perception (unsound) and the ways in which frequencies are utilized to modulate our understanding of presence/non-presence, entertainment/torture, and ultimately life/death. Concurrently, themes of hauntology have inflected the musical zeitgeist, resonating with the notion of a general cultural malaise and a reinvestment in traces of lost futures inhabiting the present. This undead culture has already spawned a Lazarus economy in which Tupac, ODB, and Eazy-E are digitally revivified as laser-lit holograms. The obscure otherworldly dimensions of sound have also been explored in the sonic fictions produced by the likes of Drexciya, Sun Ra, and Underground Resistance, where hauntology is virtually extended: the future appears in the cracks of the present. The contributions to this volume reveal how the sonic nurtures new dimensions in which the real and the imagined (fictional, hyperstitional, speculative) bleed into one another, where actual sonic events collide with spatiotemporal anomalies and time-travelling entities, and where the unsound serves to summon the undead. Contributors Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lendl Barcelos, Charlie Blake, Lisa Blanning, Brooker Buckingham, Al Cameron, Erik Davis, Kodwo Eshun, Matthew Fuller, Kristen Gallerneaux, Lee Gamble, Agnès Gayraud, Steve Goodman, Anna Greenspan, Olga Gurionova, S. Ayesha Hameed, Tim Hecker, Julian Henriques, Toby Heys, Eleni Ikoniadou, Amy Ireland, Nicola Masciandaro, Ramona Naddaff, Anthony Nine, The Occulture, Luciana Parisi, Alina Popa, Paul Purgas, Georgina Rochefort, Steven Shaviro, Jonathan Sterne, Jenna Sutela, Eugene Thacker, Dave Tompkins, Shelley Trower, and Souzana Zamfe.

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    Undead and Underwater
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9780425253328
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson “continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal romance” (Fallen Angel Reviews), and in this all-new anthology, she’s three times as outrageous as ever before… Super, Girl! Meet Hailey Derry, human resources representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born with the ability to convert anything she eats into crime-fighting energy, Hailey is now faced with her toughest challenge: the sexy new hire who has a mad crush on her. But how does Hailey break the news that she’s more of a Wonder Woman than he can imagine? She’d better think of something fast, because letting this guy go would be a crime. Undead and Underwater Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour could’ve-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test your patience—because Betsy and Fred aren’t exactly BFFs. What they do have in common is the source of the problem: a man. And what’s more troubling than love? Incomer As leader of the Pack, it’s Lara Wyndham’s job to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of 2025—and fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a knack for getting into trouble. No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn’t need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that perfect ass. Then again…

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    The Undead Pool
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0061957941
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever-after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the Inderlander and human races is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before an all-out supernatural war breaks out. Rachel knows of only one weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one knows better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished . . . .

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    The Vampire Book
  • Author : J. Gordon Melton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 909
  • ISBN : 157859281X
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Explores the myth, lore, and representation in popular culture of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe.

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    Undead Rising
  • Author : M. Kinkade
  • Publisher : Mek Edits
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 0692394613
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  • Genre : Books
  • Finally settle it, once and for all: Would you survive the zombie apocalypse? "Undead Rising: Decide Your Destiny" slams you into New York City just as it is struck by a zombie outbreak, leaving you to decide how to survive when your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and strangers join the undead. With more than 45 different scenarios, it's tough to survive, but even when you die, sometimes you become a zombie-opening up new, monstrous options, including eating celebrities, being used as a genetic experiment, and exploring the Mariana trench. Every time you read "Undead Rising" you have the chance to change your destiny-but every scenario will leave you flipping pages to try again. Note: Nostalgic adults and teens welcome; not a kids' adventure.

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    Undead Souths
  • Author : Eric Gary Anderson,Taylor Hagood,Daniel Cross Turner
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780807178584
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Depictions of the undead in the American South are not limited to our modern versions, such as the vampires in True Blood and the zombies in The Walking Dead. As Undead Souths reveals, physical emanations of southern undeadness are legion, but undeadness also appears in symbolic, psychological, and cultural forms, including the social death endured by enslaved people, the Cult of the Lost Cause that resurrected the fallen heroes of the Confederacy as secular saints, and mourning rites revived by Native Americans forcibly removed from the American Southeast. To capture the manifold forms of southern haunting and horror, Undead Souths explores a variety of media and historical periods, establishes cultural crossings between the South and other regions within and outside of the U.S., and employs diverse theoretical and critical approaches. The result is an engaging and inclusive collection that chronicles the enduring connection between southern culture and the refusal of the dead to stay dead.

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    Undead Uprising
  • Author : John Cussans
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781907222474
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  • Genre : History
  • Tracking the zombie from Hollywood back to its origins in the voodoo folklore of Haiti. There are zombies among us! From the rotting hordes of TV's The Walking Dead to the blockbuster nightmares of World War Z and 28 Days Later, our popular culture is overrun with the ravenous undead. But where do these strange creatures come from, and what peculiar tales of mesmerism, freemasonry, pig sacrifice and revolution would they tell if they could talk? Artist and writer John Cussans tracks the zombie from Hollywood back to its origins in the voodoo folklore of Haiti, a Caribbean island with a history that is a strange composite of fact and fantasy in the long struggle for independence from colonial intrusion. Turning a keen eye on the way Haiti has provoked mysterious images in the popular culture of the twentieth century, Cussans asks how the sensational imaginings of William Seabrook, Graham Greene, and Wes Craven, among others, have served to inform impressions of the country on the world stage, and in turn, how these representations might have influenced the way that Haiti formulates an image of itself. Cussans weaves fascinating stories from the most significant moments of the country's past, through the slave uprisings of the Bois Caïman in the eighteenth century to Papa Doc Duvalier's reign of terror in the 1960s and beyond. At once a visceral analysis of dubious racial myth, pop-cultural history and philosophical provocation, Undead Uprising asks how ecstatic ritual, voodoo possession, zombie labourers, and meddling spirits have come to meld Haiti's f national identity for better or worse.

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    The Undead and Theology
  • Author : Kim Paffenroth,John W. Morehead
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781610978750
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  • Genre : Religion
  • The academy and pop culture alike recognize the great symbolic and teaching value of the undead, whether vampires, zombies, or other undead or living-dead creatures. This has been explored variously from critiques of consumerism and racism, through explorations of gender and sexuality, to consideration of the breakdown of the nuclear family. Most academic examinations of the undead have been undertaken from the perspectives of philosophy and political theory, but another important avenue of exploration comes through theology. Through the vampire, the zombie, the Golem, and Cenobites, contributors address a variety of theological issues by way of critical reflection on the divine and the sacred in popular culture through film, television, graphic novels, and literature.

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    Undead Unluck, Vol. 2
  • Author : Yoshifumi Tozuka
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 197472350X
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • What happens when an unlucky girl meets an undead guy? Pure chaos! Tired of inadvertently killing people with her special ability Unluck, Fuuko Izumo sets out to end it all. But when she meets Andy, a man who longs for death but can't die, she finds a reason to live—and he finds someone capable of giving him the death he's been longing for. Sick of being targeted, Fuuko and Andy decide they would rather be hunters than the hunted. So they set their sights on joining the ten-member Union. But to snag the second seat they need, they'll have to defeat their would-be assailant, Unchange.

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    Rise of the Zombie Rabbit #5
  • Author : Sam Hay
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780448477992
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Joe is just starting to hope that he is free of undead pets when he is visited by Fluffy, a pet rabbit who was snapped up by a hungry fox. Fluffy’s owner lost a necklace in her back yard, and she’s going to be in big trouble if it isn’t found. Fluffy can’t bear to see her owner in distress and she demands that Joe finds the necklace—now! Can Joe do what Fluffy wants, or will the undead pet be hopping around forever?

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    Approaching the Undead: Book 2
  • Author : Baron Specter
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781614788751
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Stan Summer has always lived next to Hilltop Cemetery. So when Amy Martinez moves in nearby, she asks Stan to show her the graveyard. Stan brings Amy to Deadman's Hill, his favorite place in the cemetery--at least it was until a strange red fog started chasing him. When Amy and Stan approach the fog, it splits into balls of colored light. Some of the balls are playful and some are just plain mean. Can Amy, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters find a way to help the lights find peace? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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    Overlord: The Undead King Oh!
  • Author : Kugane Maruyama
  • Publisher : Yen Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1975358643
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The Great Tomb of Nazarick has never been busier, with a rib-tickling showdown underway and a Don't Laugh Challenge featuring your favorite characters-a cross-dressing Sebas, a lovestruck-succuvus-turned-actress Albedo, and your awkward guardian, Pandora's Actor-just to name a few! Join the cast under the almighty Lord Ainz Ooal Gown to give a warmhearted twist to the mega-popular series, Overlord!

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    Elegy for the Undead
  • Author : Mathew Vesely
  • Publisher : Lanternfish Press
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 1941360459
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Jude and Lyle's newlywed life is shattered when a vicious attack leaves Lyle infected with a disease that transforms him into a violent and often incomprehensible person. With no cure for the "zombie" virus in sight, the young husbands begin to face the last months they have together before Lyle loses himself completely. Fond remembrances of young love meet the challenges of navigating a partner's terminal illness in this bittersweet tale that explores both how we fall in love and how we say goodbye when the time comes far too soon.

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    The Undead
  • Author : Dick Teresi
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781400096114
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Social Science
  • What is death, and how do people in the medical profession determine it? In this fascinating examination of the increasingly blurred line between life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness, science journalist Dick Teresi introduces us to the coma specialists, organ transplant surgeons, ICU doctors, and many others who are faced with this issue daily. The Undead describes how death has been determined through the ages, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and leading to the 1968 Harvard Medical School paper that indirectly stated that death was not cardiopulmonary failure, but a “loss of personhood”—i.e., brain death. Teresi explores the consequences of new technologies that extend people’s lives but which conflict with society’s desire to see them declared dead before their time.

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    Undead and Unforgiven
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780425282939
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "If Betsy Taylor has learned anything about ruling Hell it's: 1) she can't do it alone, and 2) she doesn't have to. She's got the help of a devoted vampire king, a dateless zombie, an exhausted new mom, an unshowered cop, a bitchy ghost, a kindly dead priest, and her late stepmother ("Go Team Satan!"). But the latest major hurdle in her post-dead life is so big she can't even see it until it's on CNN. Betsy's father and half-sister Laura (a former Anti-Christ with a grudge) have outed Betsy to the world. It doesn't take long for the story to become 24-7 headline news. What's more, people are not only prepared to believe in vampires, they want to kill them. For Betsy, social media has never felt so... unsocial. Before long the mansion on Summit Avenue is swarming with reporters, would-be vampire/zombie killers, and desperate emos begging to be turned. Betsy has been forced into the unenviable role as the reluctant face of the vampire nation. All she knows is, she has to look good ... and stay true to who she is. H8ers be damned"--

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    Undead Mad Libs
  • Author : Roger Price,Leonard Stern
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780843198638
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and the perfect gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories about all things paranormal. A vampire's main weakness isn't garlic, it's TYPE OF FOOD! With 21 “fill-in-the-blank” stories about zombie attacks, dating vampires, and mummy facts, Undead Mad Libs is the perfect activity for fans of all things spooky! Play alone, in a group, or in a haunted house! Mad Libs are a fun family activity recommended for ages 8 to NUMBER. Undead Mad Libs includes: - Silly stories: 21 "fill-in-the-blank" stories all about paranormal things! - Language arts practice: Mad Libs are a great way to build reading comprehension and grammar skills. - Fun with Friends: each story is a chance for friends to work together to create unique stories!

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    Undead and Unwed
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 042519485X
  • Reader Reviews : 101
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After being killed in a car accident, fashion savvy Betsy Taylor becomes one of the undead and, with the help of her newfound friends, the lure of designer shoes, and a sexy vampire, must destroy a dark enemy and fulfill her destiny as the prophesied vampire queen. Original.

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    Servant of the Undead
  • Author : Isabelle Drake
  • Publisher : Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN : 9781626014466
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Having sex with an ice-covered, smudgy-eyed woman in tattered fishnets and a barely-there mini-skirt is Hayden Thomas’ first mistake. His second: thinking he’s in control of what happens next. The city of Boston is hostage to Snowmaggeddon and rumors about zombies roaming the streets, looking for human flesh, drift among the citizens. Hayden Thomas, tabloid newspaper writer, is out to get something fresh about the phantastic creatures. At the Boston Public Library, he uncovers some dubious research suggesting that some zombie tribes use human sexual energy, not flesh, for sustenance. The next thing he knows, he’s tangled up with a brutal woman who is as merciless as she is demanding. In a city froze

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    Friend of the Undead
  • Author : Camara M. Bragdon
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1448626064
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Anderson, Shelly (Fictitious character)
  • Reading the minds of the undead is hard enough for Shelly Anderson, a librarian in the magical land of Zephyr, but she has lots of friends who help her out. Especially, her best friend, the very sexy vegetarian vampire, Eddie Van Helsing. But when the vampire decides to help an old friend nab a mob boss, known as the Chairman, he unwillingly gets Shelly involved. Can they avoid the mobster's henchmen without getting the police too involved? As if this isn't enough for Shelly, she finds herself falling in love with Eddie, but the vampire can block her mind reading attempts, and what are Eddie's true feelings toward Shelly?

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    Flight of the Pummeled Parakeet #6
  • Author : Sam Hay
  • Publisher : Grosset & Dunlap
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780448478005
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Joe, the protector of undead pets, needs to help Petey the parakeet fly to his final destination.

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    Unfed
  • Author : Kirsty McKay
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780545536752
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fresh meat! From a hospital of horrors to a runaway zombie train, it's an all-new onslaught of the slavering undead in the sequel to Kirsty McKay's killer debut! Just when you think you're out...it's the morning after the night of the return of the living dead. Or something like that. After running/bus-driving/snowboarding for her life alongside rebel Smitty, geeky Pete, and popular Alice, Bobby thought she'd found the antidote to the Carrot Man Veggie Juice that had turned the rest of their classmates into zombies. When Smitty (mmm...nom, nom) got chomped, Bobby pumped a syringe full of it into him herself. But now Bobby's a prisoner in some hospital of horrors, with no clue how she got there. And Smitty is missing. What if he isn't cured after all? Bobby knows she's got to find him, even if it means facing Scotland's hungry hordes -- plus Alice's buckets of snark -- again. And this time, zombies aren't the only evil stressing her out. The brain-dead are bad enough, but how can Bobby stop the big pharma business behind the epidemic? Especially when her own mom works for the company?

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    Undead and Unwary
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780515153507
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vampire queen Betsy Taylor returns in the outrageous new Undead novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Undead and Unsure. Even with Satan out of the picture and the Antichrist for a sister, Betsy Taylor has had a hard time maintaining “things below.” It’s not that she’s been shirking her hellish obligations. It’s just that her earthbound duties are so time-consuming—like a brand-new baby drama involving a pair of uncanny (okay, terrifying) toddler twins. And get this: Betsy’s dad, once so very dead, has been spotted in downtown St. Paul. Now amid all this fire-and-brimstone jazz, Betsy’s very own flesh and blood have even more surprises in store for the vampire queen. And jolt by jolt, Betsy is soon to discover that there’s nothing as heartwarming as family. Yeah, like Hell.

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    Undead and Unreturnable
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0425210812
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As if she needed yet another reason to shop, Queen of the Vampires Betsy Taylor is in the middle of planning the perfect wedding to drop-dead gorgeous vamp Eric Sinclair. And she’s not about to let little things like death and blood-drinking get in her way. But all is not bouquets and bridal showers—Betsy is plagued by ghosts who demand her help in rectifying their past mistakes, and a serial killer is on the loose. With his victims all being tall, blond women, Betsy fits the profile exactly…

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    Undead and Undermined
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780515150919
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • There’s no guarantee in life. Or for that matter, death… Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, naked as a corpse. Her last memory is reconciling with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling field trip to hell (literally) with her sister, Laura. Now, she’s Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe tag. Betsy can’t help but wonder, what in hell happened? For starters, she and Laura didn’t time-travel alone. What followed them had a wicked agenda: to kill Betsy in a time when she was young and vulnerable and end her future reign as queen. But it’s not just Betsy’s future that’s taken an unexpected detour. Everyone in her circle, alive or undead, is feeling the chill. Betsy can’t let the unthinkable happen. It would be a cold day in hell if she did.

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    Undead and Unappreciated
  • Author : MaryJanice Davidson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780425207222
  • Reader Reviews : 38
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy's discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who's the devil's daughter--and destined to rule the underworld.

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    Undead Unluck, Vol. 6
  • Author : Yoshifumi Tozuka
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9781974731602
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Fuuko tackles Andy’s past—literally! However, Victor intervenes and tries to eject Fuuko. She then reconvenes with Andy and the two take on Victor together! Meanwhile, back in the real world, Anno Un encounters Rip and his crew, and they’re gunning for Fuuko’s life! -- VIZ Media

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    Undead Apocalypse
  • Author : Stacey Abbott
  • Publisher : EUP
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1474438377
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  • Genre : Vampire films
  • First published in hardback by Edinburgh University Press 2016.

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    Undead in the West
  • Author : Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9780810885448
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Performing Arts
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