The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die..".and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. Read more...
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The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die..".and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late" . . .as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry.
Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezella--cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot--and more.
About Black Tide Rising:
." . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo's particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased."--Booklist
"This anthology broadens Ringo's Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled."--Library Journal
About the Black Tide Rising Series:
"Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."--Booklist
About Under a Graveyard Sky
"Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader's zombie novel."--Publishers Weekly
About John Ringo:
" Ringo's work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse."--Library Journal
." . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo's lively narrative and flavorful characters."--Publishers Weekly
." . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit."--Booklist
BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES:
Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-27
- Reviewer: Staff
Ringo and Poole team up to deliver an uneven anthology of stories about life in Ringo's Black Tide setting, in which humans contend with the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. The first of Ringo's two contributions to the collection, "Never Been Kissed," is also one of the strongest, bringing a touch of wistful humanity sadly lacking in many of the other stories. John Scalzi and Dave Klecha's "On the Wall" is a dialogue-only tale of two men bonding while defending a compound; it's easily the funniest of the batch, though Scalzi fans are likely to find some of the jokes familiar. Mike Massa's "Battle of the BERTs" is an action-packed, tense tale of bank-sponsored security teams patrolling and protecting New York. Eric Flint's "Up on the Roof," a story of neighbors in east Chicago making a go of surviving at a tank farm near an oil refinery, is nearly unreadable. Fans of the universe will find some works to like, but the anthology as a whole is disappointing. (June)