Bogus Dead edited by Jerome Gaynor
I knew as soon as I saw this book that it was going to be great. Here I am, in the middle of my personal â€œanthology weekâ€, and Iâ€™ve already read the best of the bunch. Prove me wrong, people! Anyway, this is a collection of the best small press people (although why John Porcellino isnâ€™t in here is beyond me) doing zombie stories. As that combines two of my favorite things in the world, theyâ€™d have to do a lot wrong for me to hate this and, well, they didnâ€™t. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, everything in here was tremendously innovative. I mean, there are only so many things you can do with zombies. Thatâ€™s what I thought before I read this, and Iâ€™m more than happy to stand corrected. Iâ€™m not going to list everybody in here, as there are 43 folks and you can just go here and order the thing for $10 and read everything you need to know about it. Highlights? OK, but you have to understand first that everything was a highlight, these are just some moments that stood out: Tom Hart with the married zombies, Graham Annable with the almost somber â€œRevengeâ€, and Ariel Bordeauxâ€™s ghost being embarrassed by her zombie body. Simply put, itâ€™s the best anthology Iâ€™ve read in quite a while.