After the zombie outbreak, life will go on. And so will the internet. That's why we're excited about Mira Grant's new project, Feed, which gives us a glimpse of social networks after they're invaded by flesh-eating zombies. Take a look.
Feed is the first novel in Grant's Newsflesh Trilogy, which hit shelves last week. It's already being called a "must read" by SF literary tastemaker John Joseph Adams, and publisher Orbit is so psyched that they helped Grant set up an awesome website that serves as a guide to the post-zombie apocalypse web. Grant writes, "After the Rising, when zombies threatened to destroy humanity, people took to the web to commiserate, to communicate, to share information on how to survive when the undead wanted to infect you. Here are three snapshots of the how the web might look after the Rising . . . "
Check out the gallery, below. And in the meantime, here's what's in store if you pick up a copy of Feed:
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives-the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
You can read (or listen to) the first chapter here. If you make any jokes about Zombie 2.0, we'll eat your fucking brains.
I love the RSS feed symbol done in blood. It sort of summarizes my life.
Apparently Drudge will survive the zombie apocalypse, but not io9? Um, hello?
This is one of several post-apocalypse online ads. Google adwords = zombie-proof.
Twitter is looking a little random post-zombie. Who writes #@ShaunMIrwin? Hashtag or reply? Some kind of unholy merger of the two? Naw. Clearly the work of zombies who can't figure out how to use freakin hashtags.