AiZ: Alice in Zombieland by Joshua Cook
'AiZ: Alice in Zombieland' takes place in a world that is much like our
own. The sky and water are blue just as the grass is green. Every day,
people are going about their business, most just trying to make ends
meet. Politicians still get on the television and lie to cameras and the
good people of the world.
This world has one stark difference
from our own – the living, and talking, dead. This is not an apocalyptic
scene of destruction and despair (yet!), but hope for the living is
dwindling with every waking moment.
William Lohman, a recently
deceased man, held an interview that was seen by the entire world. In
this interview, he told of how the largest pharmaceutical company in the
world, Roslun Global, has been conducting secret experiments meant to
revive the dead, among other atrocities. Mr. Lohman was taken quite
seriously seeing as how he was obviously one of these experiments, what
with the decay and all.
This interview knocked over the first
domino in a long series of setbacks for Roslun Global, and the company’s
greedy CEO Richard Roslun. Richard was not known for being subtle or
calm, but he was known for getting results…at any cost.
years has passed since that historic interview changed the world
forever. People have learned to live with the idea of zombies, much the
same way they learn to live with many modern diseases; it’s a terrible
thing, but it doesn’t affect them. Until it does, that is.
‘Gee’ Marie is a typical college student. She enjoys reading and
hanging out with her friends, smoking a little weed and going to work.
Her life is pretty mundane, until she returns one day to visit her
father. Gee finds her younger sister being attacked by her mother, who
has just finished feasting on the rest of the family. Gee and Alice are
about to begin the greatest trials of their lives. Not only will their
will to survive be tested, but the bonds that hold them together as
family and loved ones will be pushed to their limits.
Alice are not the only ones to be affected by the terrible actions of
Richard Roslun. Sam Ashe and his fiancée, Heather Young, have just moved
to a nice neighborhood in Seattle. Their new neighborhood is
beautifully manicured, right down to the last tree lining the street.
This area was chosen for its aesthetics, but also for its safety.
According to several of Sam’s favorite zombie reporting sites, a very
low number of incidents have been reported here.
This is why Sam
is caught off guard one night after an intense gaming session when he
sees a shambling zombie. Thinking of his love, he heads off to save
Heather from the inevitable zombie outbreak about to occur. Their path
is not an easy one, and again, human emotions will be stretched to the
limit. If you have ever been in love, and I mean true love, then Sam and
Heather’s tale will grab you by the heartstrings and never let go.