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"Brooks [is] America's most prominent maven on the living dead...Gripping reading." --Hartford CourantThis collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two New York Times bestselling titles from Max Brooks: The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, The Zombie Survival Guide is the key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. In World War Z, Brooks delivers an invaluable chronicle of the Zombie War, told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand.
Sobrevivimos el apocalipsis zombi, pero ¿cuántos de nosotros seguimos marcados por esa época tan espeluznante? Derrotamos a los muertos vivientes, pero ¿a qué costo? Guerra mundial Z es el único relato de esa época infernal, contado por los hombres y mujeres que fueron testigos del horror.
BROOKS MANTIENE intacto su talento desbordante y su capacidad de sorprendernos y lo demuestra con estas cuatro visiones del universo zombi: «El desfile de la extinción», la guerra entre zombis y humanos vista por unos vampiros que ven con alarma cómo se están quedando sin alimento; «Gran Muralla», donde una China despótica trata de hacer frente a la invasión zombi reclutando forzosamente a gente para reconstruir la Gran Muralla; «Steve and Fred» un relato de doble filo que desafía las fronteras entre realidad y ficción, y «Cierre, S.L» una entrevista a un terapeuta danés que, tras la plaga, «recupera» psicológicamente a quienes no se atrevieron a matar a familiares infectados.
En Punto Final, S. A., Max Brooks, único heredero de George R. Romero, vuelve a utilizar a los zombis para reflexionar sobre el colapso de la civilización. Esta vez, es una entrevista traspapelada que debía haber aparecido en Guerra Mundial Z, con un terapeuta danés que, tras la plaga, «recupera» psicológicamente a quienes no se atrevieron a matar a familiares infectados.Este ralato forma parte de la antología La marcha zombi.
"The end was near." --Voices from the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, "By excluding the human factor, aren't we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn't the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as 'the living dead'?"Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.ct that we couldn't shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They're not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!" --Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers"Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth." --General Travis D'Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, EuropeFrom the Hardcover edition.
Called the "Studs Terkel of zombie journalism," Brooks provides the lessons that history has taught about zombie outbreaks. Here, Brooks chronicles the most famous outbreaks, gruesomely illustrated in graphic novel form.
Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They' re coming. They're hungry.Don't wait for them to come to you! This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. On the African savannas, against the legions of ancient Rome, on the high seas with Francis Drake . . . every civilization has faced them. Here are the grisly and heroic stories-complete with eye-popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead. Organize before they rise!Scripted by the world's leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, Recorded Attacks reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with-and survived- the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time.From the Trade Paperback edition.