Mar 30, 2009

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Zombies are one of the things Yahtzee over at Zero Punctuation says nerds should shut the fuck up about, and yet, here we, are in the Age of Aquarius of the Undead. Zombies are as least as popular now as whale tails were a couple of years ago.

Zombies are getting their moment in the ashen, nuclear-winter, apocalyptic sun, and not a moment too soon. Beyond popular video game series - which are still, sadly, considered the realm of the nerd - and movies, now there are books. Yes, books. It didn't quite start with Max Brooks's Zombie Survival Guide, but that book provided the final bridge to coolness and acceptability in the written realm.

Ditto on the not a moment too soon stuff, either. There was only so much Romero fanfic to go around.

Well, now, the latest in the series is the reworking of the late-Romantic period Jane Austen novel into a book replete with the undead. If there has ever been a more awkward mash-up - other than Bruce Willis and Puff Daddy at that awards event a couple of years back - then I haven't seen it. I can't wait for this homage, not-homage to come out on April 9, and you should be stoked too. According to Bam Kapow!, the book was even featured on NPR. Wow.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to get P&P&Z. Did you see the game, Burn Zombie Burn, was just released on the PSN?