It’s the second day of the round robin group interview during the Summer of Zombie 2014 Blog tour and today I’ve asked:
If your dead were to rise, do you think you’d stand a chance against them? Why?
So what did our authors have to say? Were any of them honest in their estimation of their own survival? Let’s find out…
Armand Rosamilia, author of Dying Days 4 –
No way. My zombies not only bite you, they sexually violate you. I am quite the tasty morsel to these zombies.
Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead –
It’s possible. I generally stick to what’s scientifically possible, so if I keep moving and don’t get bogged down in a horde, I should be okay. But then of course there’s that chance I’d get bitten and it would all be over…
Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Ridge of Dead (Dead Kill Book 1) –
Absolutely. In fact in my book, at least in the US, the undead have been practically wiped out and have been relegated to nothing more than deadly roadside nuisances.
Charles Ingersoll, author of Day Zero –
I would stand a chance. It’s early on in the outbreak and the undead are Romero slow.
Stephen Kozeniewski, author of The Ghoul Archipelago –
No, not really. They overran the world in six weeks, except for Detroit and a few other spots. Harrisburg, where I currently live, is never explicitly stated as an enclave of the living. Man, I kind of signed my own death certificate there.
Sarah Lyons Fleming, author of Until the End of the World –
Yes. They’re slow. As long as I could get somewhere safe, I think we’d stand a chance. I have weapons and food, so I might be able to hold out for a while.
Stevie Kopas, author of Haven –
The slow ones, sure, as long as there weren’t a ton of them. The fast ones? Hell no. I’d poop myself after taking just one look at them and then be dead by the time I realized what was happening.
TS Alan, author of The Romero Strain: A Zombie Novel –
I am a survivalist and prepper, and feel confident that I will survive the zombie apocalypse because I am prepared.
John O’Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories –
No. Because I’d be going against Jack Walker.
Ian McClellan, author of One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel –
Oh yeah. I don’t get to bang on the keyboard all day for a living (yet) I drive a delivery truck and throw cases and kegs of beer around all day, so I’m in decent shape. I’ve got some guns, too, and know how to use them. Plus, I live in Florida, where there are a lot of older folks. You don’t have to swim faster than the sharks, just faster than the other people in the ocean.
T.W. Piperbrook, author of Contamination 5: Survival –
I’d like to think so, but probably not.
Shana Festa, author of Time of Death: Induction –
Not even a little bit! I think I’d have a heart attack and croak on the spot.
Bryan Cassiday, author of Poxland –
These zombies can’t think. Man would survive because of the power of his brain. As Pascal said, “Man is but a reed . . . but he is a thinking reed.”
Robert Chazz Chute, author of The Plague of Days Season One –
Yes, but only if I win the lottery in time to build the fortress everyone in Zombie fiction dreams about. I picture a lot of Three Muskateers chocolate bars. Stack them high and deep because Daddy’s going to be depressed without wi-fi!
Rhonda Parrish, author of Waste Not –
There are three different stories in my book, but the zombies in each of them are of the classic slow-moving variety so I might have a chance. My odds improve, I think, if it’s the zombies in the last story, “…Oh My!” because surely I’d be able to defeat zombie munchkins right? I mean, it could be a little bit like that thing where a little kid is goin’ all Scrappy Doo at you, but you just put your hand on their head to keep them away? Yeah… like that. I think I’m good 😉
Rebecca Besser, author of Cursed Bounty –
Yes, because if the zombie bounty hunter was sent after me, I would know to shoot it in the head or set it on fire. Most of the characters in the story have no idea what a zombie is, and have never even heard of the concept of one until they’re faced with the reality of one.
Claire Riley, author of Odium II: The Dead Saga –
Maybe. I’ve never been one to advocate that I would survive an apocalypse, but if I were to make it through the first few months-which is a very slim chance, then I think there’s a possibility. If they were super-fast zombies then no. Not a chance in hell.
Jack Wallen, author of The Last Casket –
Yes. Because I’ve spent a lot of time in bed with the apocalypse and have become very up close and personal with how best to survive. The only thing that would change my mind would be if I were attacked by either Screamers or Boners. Moaners, I could handle.
Boners? Well…we all know they can be a real pain in the ass.
Jay Wilburn, author of Zombies Believe In You –
Probably. Most of the stories go into the realm of legends and the distant future, so humanity that has survived has largely found a way.
The stench of rotting flesh is in the air! Welcome to the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 33 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of June.
Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser…and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them! #SummerZombie
AND so you don’t miss any of the posts in June, here’s the complete list, updated daily: