Dead New World by Ryan Hill #zOctober2015


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Dead New World
by Ryan Hill
Publication date: October 13th 2014
by Curiosity Quills Press
Category: YA
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Zombies

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Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, the undead existed only in the imagination. Now, more of them walk the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans entomb themselves inside concrete barricades to stay alive.

All that, while the leader of a powerful cult – known only as Reverend – becomes the next threat to the rebuilding United States. Believing zombies to be God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With his combined army of humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose…though he survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.

~Guest Post~

How to stay entertained in a zombie apocalypse
by Ryan Hill

In nearly every zombie apocalypse scenario, people spend more time trying to keep their brains being eaten by the undead than anything else. But what about on those off-days, when there aren’t any zombies within a ten-mile radius? People have to do something, right? Even after the world has ended, humans have to find a way to relieve tension and amuse themselves, especially after the world has ended, when stress levels are worse than working an eighty hours-a-week corporate job.

Granted, there are a few obvious ways people can entertain themselves in a zombie apocalypse. Hooking up, ingesting alcohol or some other mind-altering substance (if available), reading a book, playing cards, and smoking are all things that could be done in a world full of zombies. At least for a while.
But what about when there’s no more alcohol to drink or tobacco to smoke? What then?

I’m on a boat – It may sound silly, but break into a sporting goods store, grab a canoe, then hit the nearest body of water. Bring a fishing pole along and maybe catch dinner at the same time. Even better, steal a motorboat. Just be wary of running out of gasoline. Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle of a lake surrounded by zombies.

Build a better mouse trap – This borders on work, but for the more sadistic folks out there, why not design some elaborate trap that will ensnare zombies and potentially kill them? It helps rid the area of the undead and provides free entertainment.

Mess with the zombies – Find a body part, be it a hand, foot, etc., tie it to some fishing line, wait for a zombie to try and eat it for a tasty treat, then gently pull it out of arm’s reach. A zombie is so stupid, this could probably go on for hours, and chances are it will never get old.

Be wasteful – The world’s ended, so who cares about climate change? The dead people walking around in search of brains certainly don’t.

Drive a nice car – Always wanted a Ferrari, but couldn’t afford one? Chances are nobody will haggle with a price of $0.00 once the zombies come.

Learn how to play a musical instrument – This may require finding a quiet, secure place to play said instrument to avoid any unwanted attention, but it still could be fun.

Do things that weren’t possible before the zombie apocalypse – This can be anything. Yell “fire” in a movie theatre. Drop an M-80 in a toilet. Blow up a police car. Burn a house down. Walk around in the nude, even if it’s outside the comfort of your home. Play all the lottery tickets until that grand prize pops up. Smother yourself in twenty different types of jelly. It’s the end of the world. Get creative! Nobody’s stopping you.

I’m so happy you returned for another zOctober, Ryan! It’s a pleasure to have you on the blog. Your guest post rocks! Happy zOctober, sir. ~ Toni

~About the Author~


Growing up, Ryan Hill used to spend his time reading and writing instead of doing homework. This resulted in an obsession with becoming a writer, but also a gross incompetence in the fields of science and mathematics. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Ryan has been a film critic for over five years. He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his dog/shadow Maggie. Ryan also feels strange about referring to himself in the third person.

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