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Monster planet : a zombie novel
Harry Turtledove
Adult Fiction WELLING

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Half horror, half fantasy and totally preposterous, Wellington's conclusion to his apocalyptic zombie trilogy (after Monster Island and Monster Nation) follows the efforts of teenage Sarah, one of Earth's few surviving humans after a global epidemic has turned most people into flesh-eating zombies, to rescue her former protector, Ayaan, from his zombie captors. Her quest brings her from the coast of Egypt to the shore of New York's Governors Island, and sets up the long-anticipated mortal-monster showdown with the Tsarevich, a zombie master whose evil genius and thirst for world domination have generated the series' most outrageously ghoulish contrivances. Fans will relish the monster mash finale, in which a Welsh sorcerer, a horde of animated mummies and a decomposing zombie army engage in a pyrotechnic firefight complete with heavy artillery. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Wellington's first zombie novel, Monster Island, brought a new idea to the genre. If a person's brain remains oxygenated as he or she dies, that person will come back as a zombie but with full human intelligence and the power to control other ghouls. In the third installment (following last year's Monster Nation), these self-aware zombies are given a name-lich-and a host of new powers, like making plants and fungi grow in great profusion or turning ghouls into high-speed killing machines. Most of these uberzombies have joined under the banner of the Tsarevich, a shadowy character with plans unknown. Readers see this world in parallel narratives by Somali soldier Ayaan and her protge, Sarah. Wellington seems to have written each installment of the trilogy in a different style, and this concluding book is almost like a spy novel. There are ghosts moving behind the scenes, lich double agents, and appearances by Island characters thought long dead. This makes for a confusing narrative, far from Island's straightforward, fight-the-monsters plot line. Recommended for larger horror collections; smaller libraries can point readers to, where all three novels, originally serialized on the web, are available free. [For patrons who can't get enough of zombies, see also Max Brooks's World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars.-Ed.]-Karl G. Siewert, Tulsa City-Cty. Lib., OK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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