THE LIVING DEAD, a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus that hits shelves on August 4, 2020 (Tor Books).
Set in present day, THE LIVING DEAD is an entirely new tale; the story of the zombie plague as the legendary filmmaker wanted to tell it. Romero invented the modern zombie with Night of the Living Dead, creating a monster that has become a key part of pop culture, but to tell the story of the rise of the zombies and the fall of humanity the way it should be told, Romero turned to fiction. Unfortunately, when he died, the story was incomplete.
Enter Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water (based on the Academy Award-winning movie) and Trollhunters (which became an Emmy Award-winning series), and author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch (an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year). A lifelong Romero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked, by Romero’s widow, to complete The Living Dead.