Dead World Resurrection




Dead World Resurrection

The Collected Zombie Short Stories of Joe McKinney


A decade ago, if you’d walked into a bookstore looking for a zombie novel, you would have found only two: Brian Keene’s The Rising and Joe McKinney’s Dead City.  Long recognized as one of the driving voices that launched the world’s fascination with the living dead, Joe McKinney’s Dead World novels have emerged as seminal works in the Horror genre.

Now, collected for the first time in Dead World Resurrection, are all of Joe McKinney’s zombie short stories.  Here you’ll not only find tales that provide invaluable links between the various Dead World novels, such as “Ethical Solution,” “Dating in Dead World,” and the award-winning story “Survivors,” but also nightmare glimpses into other post-apocalyptic worlds told in the inimitable Joe McKinney fashion.  From the bleak political satire of “State of the Union” to the historical vignettes of “Starvation Army” and “Paradise of the Living Dead,” this collection features the full range of McKinney’s horrific mastery of the living dead.

The zombie has grown up since Joe McKinney first penned Dead City, yet he has continued to stand out among the throng of voices telling tales of the undead.  Dead World Resurrection shows why.


 “Joe McKinney writes with heart and authenticity, and this collection is Joe at his finest and distinguishes him as one zombie fiction’s first and foremost authors.” –Craig DiLouie, author of Suffer the Children

“With vivid imagery and a knack for storytelling that puts on display all facets of the human condition, Joe McKinney takes the reader on a horror filled roller coaster ride through the zombie apocalypse. Like an upscale Vegas buffet, this collection of short stories has it all: from the incredibly technical, yet poignant, expose as to what Joe would do in the event of a zombie outbreak to a futuristic tale wrought with zombies and the telepathic humans and bots that hunt them.  So run-don’t trudge-and pick up this exquisite tome chock full of tales from the apocalypse.” Shawn Chesser, Author of the best-selling Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series.

Think zombie fiction is dead? Think again! With Dead World: Resurrection, Joe McKinney demonstrates how varied, complex, and yes, even literary zombie fiction can be. This collection further cements McKinney’s reputation as one of the best writers of dark fiction working today. Don’t miss it! – Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh

“The publication of Joe McKinney’s Dead World: Resurrection should be cause for celebration for zombie fans of all stripes.  I cannot think of a stronger collection of zombie short fiction by a single author—or, for that matter, by multiple authors in anthology—available today.  For whatever reason, we seem to be living in a ‘golden age’ of zombie fiction, here, in the early days of the twenty-first century.  Anyone who reads ‘Dead World: Resurrection‘ will understand why Joe McKinney is responsible— in no small part—for a good degree of that gilding.” –Scott Kenemore, author of Zombie, Ohio

“When Joe McKinney told me he was putting all of his zombie shorts in one collection, I was excited. When I read them and realized there wasn’t a filler in the bunch, I was ecstatic. The diversity of the stories and brilliant writing makes me want to beg him to keep them coming!” Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days zombie series

“Joe McKinney stands with Max Brooks, Robert Kirkman, and Jonathan Maberry in the pantheon of modern zombie authors, with Dead World holding its own with World War Z, The Walking Dead, and Fall of Night. The stories in Dead World Resurrection peek between the seams of the novels, and Joe’s thoughts about each piece let us peek into the mind of the author.  McKinney is a master of deeply personal, gut-wrenching storytelling. His every tale hits home, no matter how gruesome or mundane, and this collection is a master class on zombie fiction that matters.” –Patrick Freivald, author of Jade Sky and Blood List

“McKinney writes zombies like he’s been gunning them down all his life.” –Weston Ochse, author of Seal Team 666 and Halfway House

“Joe McKinney has been my favorite horror writer since he first broke on the scene.  Here is the most original voice of modern horror.” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times-bestselling author

“Page-turning tension, sympathetic characters, and a unique setting – this is the real deal.” –David Liss, New York Times-bestselling author of The Day of Atonement and The Whiskey Rebels

“Far too many writers of horror in general, and zombie stories in particular, think that the horror comes from the situation, and so they splash gore and foul language and viscera about with abandon, never understanding that horror only succeeds when it is happening TO someone that the readers care about. Joe McKinney never makes that mistake.” –Michaelbrent Collings, author of The Haunted and Darkbound

“You’ll want the shotgun seat for this wild ride.  Bring a crash helmet.” J.L. Comeau,

“Welcome to Joe McKinney’s Dead City universe, a relentless thrill ride where real characters do bloody things on nightmare streets.  Break out the popcorn, you’re in for a treat.” –Harry Shannon, author of The Hungry

“A scary, fast-paced ride, full of hair-raising twists and turns that keep the reader spellbound.  Do yourself a favor and snag a copy…thank me later.” –Gene O’Neill, author of Dance of the Blue Lady and The Burden of Indigo

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Product Details:

Author:   Joe McKinney

Publication Date:   November 13, 2014


Hardcover: $32.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $35.95

     Paperback:    $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax.  Total Price $22.95

     Electronic:    $7.95

Print Length:   340 Pages

Publisher:  JournalStone