Monday, August 01, 2016

This Is How We Eat: Ethics in the Zombie Apocalypse

I have a guest post up at the blog Super Hero Ethics entitled This Is How We Eat: Ethics in the Zombie Apocalypse. It was great to let my geeky side out to do some fun writing; I should do that more often.

An excerpt:

I’ve been a fan of the zombie genre for years now. I think I can trace my fandom back to when my wife gave me a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks for Christmas, an incredibly detailed introduction to what causes zombieism, the characteristics (including strengths and weaknesses) of such creatures, and strategies for seeking refuge, choosing weapons, and what essentials to carry with you from one location to another after society has become overrun.

The brilliance of this book lies in the serious tone with which the author approaches creating his universe. He maintains an earnestness throughout, whether describing the most effective ways to neutralize a threat or how to assess the best options to set up camp for a while. He completely commits to the narrative, and paints a thorough picture of a world in which you need to see everything around you in a certain way in order to survive.

Read the rest at Super Hero Ethics.