Sunday, January 10, 2010

Further Reading

Hello and thanks for reading!
Episodes 1-3 have already been outlined and are awaiting some fine tuning. I will be recording them as soon as I get a little time. I would like to at least be an episode or two ahead before I start uploading.

Let me say that yes, there have been books dealing with this topic, if you are interested in reading more about zombies and science, three come immediately to mind:

Zombies 101:Knowlege is Survival by Robert Cordray
  I technically have not read this book, but I have heard it read by Dr. Pus on the Library of the Living Dead podcast. It is very informative, and is actually one of the reasons the PotLD book lost momentum. The PotLD video series is going to go further into the actual science.

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
   Yes this guy can write entertaining material and this is a pretty decent survival guide, but keep in mind that it is a survival guide not a zombie guide. He only briefly covers the Solanum virus(one possible source of zombification) and the Voodoo zombie.
He only  barely touches on the science of death.

Zombie CSU:Forensics of the Living Dead by Johnathan Maberry
  I have not read this particular book but I have read Patient Zero by him and let me tell you that it is a fantastic book, he is an amazing author.  My rationale for not reading this book is that I don't want to accidentally plagiarize (cryptomnesia) him.

          Now, if you're intrested in reading about what happens to the body after death I highly recommend you read:

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  I never thought a book about death could be so entertaining! This book is tactful, filled with great facts and hilarious stories.

Here are a couple other resources that you may find interesting:

The Zombie Research Society blog has a lot of thought provoking essays.
And don't forget to visit and listen to the official podcast of the Zombie Research Society The Midnight Podcast.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Channel Activity

Hello, and thank you for reading! Episode 0 is scheduled to be recorded (technically re-recorded) and uploaded on Tuesday 1/5/10. This will be an introduction to myself and the series. Episode 1 will most likley not be made available until March.