Published: New York : Vintage, 2011 Series:Vintage crime/Black Lizard original, Description: xii, 810 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780307740892 (pbk.) :, 0307740897 (pbk.), 0307740897 :, Language: English
"Zombies ain't what they used to be. Not so long ago, they were safely ensconced on Haiti so the rest of the world could merely scoff at the bizarre myth of the living dead on one relatively small Caribbean island. Well, they have proliferated at an alarming rate, invading the rest of the world, and it seems unlikely that they have any intention of going away anytime soon. W.B. Seabrook, in his 1929 book, The Magic Island, recounted "true" tales of voodoo magic on Haiti bringing the recently dead back to life as slow-moving, virtually brain-dead creatures who would work tirelessly in the fields without pay and without complaint. These stories introduced the zombie to much of the world, though most national folklores have similar tales and legends. A decade after Seabrook's groundbreaking volume, Zora Neale Hurston researched Haitian folklore and told similar stories of eyewitness accounts of zombies, as have subsequent anthropologists, sociologists, and others not prone to imaginative fancies. If zombie literature began with the reportage of Seabrook, it had powerful ancestral works on which to draw"--
Introduction / Dead men working in the cane fields / After nightfall / Mission to Margal / The Cairnwell horror / Crawling madness / Treading the maze / Red angels / Later / White Zombie / Was it a dream? / Bodies and heads / Death and suffrage / The Graveyard rats / The Facts in the case of M. Valdemar / Feeding the dead inside / Ballet Negre / Dead right / The Taking of Mr. Bill / The Grave gives up / Herbert West-Reanimator / Pickman's model /
Maternal instinct / Bringing the family / Mess hall / Schalken the painter / While zombies walked / April flowers, November harvest / The Old man and the dead / Jumbee / Marbh bheo / The Hollow man / They bite / Come one, come all / It helps if you sing / The Ghouls / The Corpse-Master / The Upper berth / Vengeance of the living dead / The Song the zombie sang / Men without blood / The Broken fang / It / League of the Grateful Dead / Love child / Corpses on parade /
The Dead / The Song of the slaves / The Outsider / Eat me / Deadman's road / Pigeons from hell / Live people don't understand / The House in the Magnolias / Home delivery / Dance of the damned / Z is for zombie /
Otto Penzler -- W. B. Seabrook -- David A. Riley -- Hugh B. Cave -- Chet Williamson -- Arthur Leo Zagat -- Lisa Tuttle -- Karen Haber -- Michael Marshall Smith -- Vivian Meik -- Guy de Maupassant -- Steve Rasnic Tem -- Dale Bailey -- Henry Kuttner -- Edgar Allen Poe -- Yvonne Navarro -- Charles Birkin -- Geoffrey A. Landis -- Graham Masterton -- Jack D'Arcy -- H.P. Lovecraft -- H.P. Lovecraft
Robert Bloch -- Kevin J. Anderson -- Richard Laymon -- Sheridan Le Fanu -- Thorp McClusky -- Mary A. Turzillo -- Mort Castle -- Henry S. Whitehead -- Peter Tremayne -- Thomas Burke -- Anthony Boucher -- Gahan Wilson -- Ramsey Campbell -- R. Chetwynd-Hayes -- Seabury Quinn -- F. Marion Crawford -- Ralston Shields -- Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg -- John H. Knox -- Uel Key -- Theodore Sturgeon -- Day Keene -- Garry Kilworth -- Edith and Ejler Jacobson
Where there's a will / Richard and Christian Matheson -- Michael Swanwick -- Manly Wade Wellman -- H.P. Lovecraft -- Robert McCammon -- Joe R. Lansdale -- Robert E. Howard -- Scott Edelman -- August Derleth and Mark Schorer -- Stephen King -- Arthur J. Burks -- Theodore Roscoe
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