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28 Days Until Halloween


This afternoon my husband and I are attending a concert at Lenoir-Rhyne University by Heinavanker (The Haywain), a vocal music ensemble from Tallinn, Estonia named after the famous altarpiece by Hieronymus Bosch. I think their performance will help set the Gothic mood for my favorite month very nicely. Yes, indeed.

Star Trek and zombies: now there's a marriage made in Halloween heaven. ("He's undead, Jim!") Quirk Books recently published Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall, a novel that explores this very subject. What would happen if the zombie apocalypse began at your local science fiction convention?

Enjoy the book trailer:



Speaking of zombies, if you're looking for zombie-related music, check out Tor.com's "I Rocked With A Zombie: An Undead Playlist."

Also see PopCrunch's list of "The 13 Best Zombie Novels of All Time." What books (if any) are missing, do you think?

Text of the Day: Today's text seemed appropriate: "Horror Is a Kind of Play" by Nicholas Gordon (1940-present).

Horror is a kind of play,
A need to undergo
Life along the borderline,
Lest death be just a name.
On Halloween we dream away
What wailing we well know,
Enchanted by the danger sign
Each savors up and down the spine,
Near haunts that are no game.

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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 3rd, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Seriously! How can I not go?
belleferret
Oct. 3rd, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
OMG Star Trek and zombies! That trailer is soooo funny!!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 3rd, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Isn't it a hoot?
gilda_elise
Oct. 3rd, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Star Trek and zombies: now there's a marriage made in Halloween heaven. ("He's undead, Jim!") Quirk Books recently published Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall, a novel that explores this very subject. What would happen if the zombie apocalypse began at your local science fiction convention?

Enjoy the book trailer:


I love this! Too bad it's not a full-blown movie because this movie I'd love to see!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. I'd watch this movie!
groovekittie
Oct. 3rd, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! Great post! And just as I started reading, SPACE (the Canadian scifi and fantasy cable network) started a sort doc called Pretty Bloody - A look at the women who work in the horror genre. What serendipity! :D
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
LOL! The universe is in sync!

I'm so glad you liked the post. :)
alitalf
Oct. 3rd, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Brains!

It is a well known fact that any trekkie in possession of brains must be in need of more brains.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Hahahaha!
sittingduck1313
Oct. 4th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
While I have nothing against zombies, I generally find stories devoted to zombie apocalypse to be full of meh. So I was a bit surprised to find that I enjoyed World War Z.

I'm more leery about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. From what I'm given to understand, it lifts the text of the original novel and inserts the zombie stuff more or less at random. IMO if you're going to take classic literature and insert fantasical elements, you should go whole hog. A good example of what I'm talking about is STR.A.IN., which is evidence that someone has thought, "A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a nice enough story, but it would have been even better if it had featured giant robots in space blowing *#%* up."
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 4th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love it! You're quite right. Why do things by halves?
agentxpndble
Oct. 5th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
"He's undead, Jim!"

LOL!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 6th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
:P
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