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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
The Living Dead - John Joseph Adams, George R.R. Martin, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Norman Partridge, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Morton, Nancy Holder, Harlan Ellison, Kater Cheek, Catherine Cheek, Hannah Wolf Bowen, David Tallerman, Will McIntosh, David Barr Kirtley, Scott Edelman, Joe Hill, Brian This is a great zombie anthology, but I think it would be best read in little chunks every few days or so. I read it all through in one big rush and was completely zombied out by the end. I was afraid that when I started my next book I would be expecting zombies to come shambling into the story at any moment. My favorite story was "This Year's Class Picture" by Dan Simmons, followed by "Calcutta: Lord of Nerves" by Poppy Z. Brite and "Bitter Grounds" by Neil Gaiman. I enjoyed the varying takes on zombies and the way the walking corpses could be transformed into sex objects, food, pets, political symbols and servants. (Though I wasn't a big fan of the stories that did make them political pawns. I guess I just don't get why the undead would care too much about politics.)

I am really looking forward to the other collections of stories John Joseph Adams has edited.