Musings on genre writing, waterfall wandering, and peak bagging in the South's wilderness areas.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Goodbye to All That
trying to finish up a zombie trilogy I contracted to write. I've
enjoyed myself and it's some of the best writing I've ever done. But
after this...I'm done with zombies. Most of the zombie books I encounter
are political tracts for gun-crazed right wing racist maddies--that
seems to be the audience for these books. Quite frankly, there's not a
whole hell of a lot of difference between your average zombie novel and
THE TURNER DIARIES. So, after this, I'm done with the zombie fiction
I've talked about this subject before and took quite a lot of heat for it. I've only ever deleted a few comments to this website, and those were all racist screeds and personal threats I received for writing about how most zombie fiction is right wing and racist, or at least particularly appeals to that crowd.
So, after I finish these stories, I'm going to avoid the zombie apocalypse as a subject for my fiction. It was fun for a while, but it's obvious to me where it ended up and I don't want to work in that little subset of horror fiction any longer. As with most of the self-published books I see, I don't want to be associated with most of the zombie novels I've read. There are some genuinely creepy folk walking around in that field.
Talk about your mindless, undead monsters ready to kill and eat you...