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Farm or Costco … Does it really matter?

by James D Dean This actually is an extension of a question that was asked during my time as the host of Zombie Book of the Month club.  One reader asked a simple question, why are there so many authors that believe that a farm is the perfect stronghold to ride out the hordes of …

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In this issue of Zombopolitan Magazine … What kind of zompoc reader are you?!

by Chris Philbrook In this issue of Zombopolitan Magazine…. What kind of zompoc reader are you?! We took a survey of a few people who reader the zombie genre, and came up with these handy-dandy reader categories! Which are you?! The Prepper: You only read post-apocalyptic fiction looking at it like it was a training …

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Zombies Are Alive and Well

by Grivante Yes, we know they are dead, but the genre as a whole continues to thrive. What started for many with the “of the dead” series by George Romero and more modernly brought into the spotlight by Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” is now a robust and dynamic genre filled with a variety of …

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The Zombie Blessing

by Brent Abell Zombies are a part of pop culture for better or for worse. Most things within the horror genre run in cycles, but right now it seems like the zombie will keep shambling for years to come. What is it about them that we devour everything we can about them? Do we really …

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Seven Stages of a Chesser Novel

by Shawn Chesser Stage 1: Oh Crap! I promised what, to whom, when? Like one of those well-dressed Sunday morning callers bearing flimsy paper pamphlets, this gut-clenching realization comes a’ knocking the moment my book release party is over and I’m shutting the laptop—“For a month, honey. I promise”—and pushing away from the office desk. …

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The Evolution of Zombie Radio

by Jack Wallen “You’re listening to … WZMB … Zombie Radio. Your personal…” You get the idea. No seriously, you GET IT! Which means, by proxy, you get me. Or not. Or what? What exactly am I trying to say here? Oh yeah, I remember. I started Zombie Radio in 2011, as a means to …

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Does Violence in Fiction Trigger Real Life Violence?

by James Schannep Okay, here goes. We can all agree that senseless gun violence is atrocious and that mental health needs to be addressed in our country. Don’t worry, this is not a rant about the Second Amendment. It is, however, a rant about the revitalized call to ban violence in movies, television, video games, …

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