Book Review: Steampunk Zombies of the Seattle Apocalypse

So, it sounds like I might have to re-think this whole illiterate thing that I had going.  And not just for the Zombie Survival Guide franchise.  I'm reading over the review for Boneshaker, and it sounds like it has it all.  Alternate history?  Check!  Zombies?  Check!  Pseudo-apocalypse?  Check!  Steampunks?  Check!  Although, I could probably do without that last one, but it sounds like it's done tastefully anyway.  I just don't want to see fat goth guys in top hats and brass goggles.  Ladies?  Sure!

Steampunk Zombies of the Seattle Apocalypse
Steampunk Zombies of the Seattle Apocalypse

News: Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

I've always had a real love affair with Canada.  As a musician, Canada is like Shangri-La.  It's a magical country where everyone is happy and the government pays you to be a musician and go on tour.  Ahh... Canada.  So, if two Canadian scientists say that we're doomed (should the zombie apocalypse go down), you better believe they are right.  Hell, I bet they got paid for a year to research it, even.

But, don't take my word for it, read the article here:

Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

News: Roddenberry’s Genesis II and Planet Earth Coming to DVD

Why is it that I have to learn of "Genesis II" from a Star Trek blog?  Am I slipping?!  How in the world is it possible that I've never heard of this, apparently failed, TV show?  Gah!  Then they tried to redo it as "Planet Earth" and this time it's an all-women planet.  Um.. rad!

News: Post-apocalyptic pet fashion

Why didn't I think of it first?  I mean, sure, we are going to need companionship on the lonely wasteland treks, so why not get something that is both "rad" and functional?  Dave, over at http://foucalt.blogspot.com/2009/09/post-apocalyptic-fashion-pets-edition.html gives us three options to choose from.  Rating both their coolness and utility.  I'm hoping for something large, semi-sentient and mutated, but... a tiger would also be awesome.

News: University of Florida’s Zombie Attack Plan

You'd expect the university to have plans and procedures for dealing with hurricanes and other natural disasters.  But, let's applaud the foresight that it must have taken to draft a plan for dealing with "flesh-eating, apparently life impaired individuals."  Yup, that's right, they have a plan for dealing with flesh-eating zombie attack.  Freaking awesome!

https://lss.at.ufl.edu/services/reports/cms/zbsd(underscore)exercise.pdf

News: The Top 5 Books That Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse – Eugene Morton

From what appears to be some sort of video game blog, G4, we get Eugene Morton's "The Top 5 Books That Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse".  Of course The Zombie Survival Guide is in there, but my other favorite?  "Playboy: 50 years, the photographs".  Heh.  Rad.

Art: Alex Stone’s RAD Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Drawing

I was wandering around today and I found this incredible sketch by Alex Stone.  According to the brief notes, it sounds like he has designs to make it into an oil painting.  Yes.  Do so!  Or, better yet, make friends with some Fangoria dudes and get it made into a movie cover.

Alex Stone - Im in your post-apocalyptic future, eatin your brains.
Alex Stone - I'm in your post-apocalyptic future, eatin' your brains.

News: Giant fanged frogs, sign of the apocalypse?

How fitting that after I post my review of The Last Days of Planet Earth, I find this article about a newly discovered species of fanged frog.  Yeah, you heard me.   Fanged frogs!  Now, I know I'm not as well read in the book of revelation as I should be.  But, I'm pretty sure they talk about fanged frogs in there, right?  Keep looking.  It's in the back.  Anyway, check out the article at POPFi.

Giant Fanged Frog - It Eats Birds!
Giant Fanged Frog - It Eats Birds!