Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Book plug: New Apex imprint releases queer zombie novella

Apex Publications offers Asylum by Mark Allan Gunnells as part of its new zombie imprint. I haven't read the book and don't know the author, so I can comment on neither directly, but I do know Apex Publications and publisher Jason Sizemore and have a lot of respect for him and his publications. Also, I am delighted any time that I see gay content in the zombie subgenre, which is sometimes rather conservative despite its outré premise (odd also considering that the whole thing derives from a film franchise created by Romero, a lefty). So, sight unseen, I will point people who are into zombie fic toward this novella. That Jason published it is sufficient recommendation as far as I am concerned.

The blurb:

"Curtis, a young college student is dragged to his first gay club by
his best friend Jimmy for a night of dancing, drinking and sex...at
least until the dead start to rise and attack the club. Trapped inside
the Asylum are a small band of survivors, including a drag queen, a
male stripper, a Vietnam vet bartender, a pretentious gay couple, and
an unstable DJ.

Will this motley crew survive the hungry undead rattling the sealed-
off doors? Will they survive each other? Will they survive their own
personal demons? Asylum recalls George Romero's classic Night of the
Living Dead--except with more gore and a more current social message.

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