quarta-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2009

Autumn (5 livros) - David Moody

By offering the first AUTUMN novel as a free download, David Moody created an Internet phenomenon. More than half a million downloads later, and with a movie adaptation ready for release in 2009, the five book series is set to be republished by Thomas Dunne Books.
A German language edition of the series is available from Otherworldverlag of Austria.

A bastard hybrid of Day of the Triffids and Night of the Living Dead, the AUTUMN books chronicle the struggle of a small group of survivors coming to terms with a world torn apart by a deadly disease. More than 99% of the population of the planet are killed in less than 24 hours. Days after the initial outbreak, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, over time the bodies gradually regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, basic motor skills... Trapped by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing shells, the bodies gravitate towards the survivors - the only remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world. Unable to understand what is happening to them or to communicate, the dead become increasingly violent and aggressive. The survivors are outnumbered more than 100,000 to 1.

Without ever using the 'Z' word, the AUTUMN books offer a new perspective on the traditional zombie story. There's no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero's classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, these bleak novels are filled with relentless cold, dark fear.

The original AUTUMN trilogy (AUTUMN, AUTUMN: THE CITY and AUTUMN: PURIFICATION) follows the plight of a group of survivors as they fight to make sense of the chaos of the dead world and find shelter from the increasing numbers of corpses which relentlessly pursue them. A companion book (AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION) delves into the back-stories of many of the characters from the previous novels (where were you when the world ended?!) and also includes a number of additional novellas and short stories telling the stories of, amongst others, an office worker who carries on with the day-to day and refuses to accept that the rest of the world is dead, an 8 year old boy who tries to survive alone without his parents, a man who refuses to give up his home no matter what the cost, a local politician who is terrified he's going to have to take charge of what's left of his town...

The fifth book in the series - AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION - is an as yet unpublished story of two separate groups who have both managed to survive by adopting very different tactics. Although not directly linked to the other books, the events of AUTUMN: PURIFICATION indirectly affect the actions of the survivors in DISINTEGRATION.

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