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This ain’t no Twilight

February 4, 2011

Max Brooks, the author of zombie literary classics World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide has recently published a free short story named Extinction Parade. It’s a fun little story of a zombie apocalypse viewed through the eyes of vampires, and reads very much like a cross between WWZ and Interview with the Vampire. If WWZ left you craving for more, as I bet it did for most of us, this is a nice little fix to ease that withdrawal syndrome. As an added bonus, the book contains no sparkling vampires whatsoever.

You can read the story at the Daily Beast.

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4 comments

  1. Thanks for that.


    • Always happy to help!


  2. Great find Mikko, I enjoyed that.

    The start was a little stilted I thought, but I had bought into the whole thing fully before the halfway mark. Very enjoyable.

    On a side note, the “Recorded Attacks” comic pictured above is a worthwhile read for fans waiting for some more genre defining stuff from Mr Brooks. Its not the best comic that I have ever read or anything, but it was fun to see such nice artwork applied to the historical solanum outbreaks described in his other works.


    • I agree with what you said about the story. Brooks is quite the writer, and knows how to build a story. Style wise this was very close to WWZ, could’ve pretty much been a chapter from the book. Agree with your comment on the comic as well! I bought it while visiting Tallinn, and haven’t regretted a bit.



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