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Zombies of the World: A Field Guide to the Undead
The first definitive scientific and historical guide to the many species of zombies​

Zombies menace humanity, yet we barely understand them. There are treatises that show you how to kill the undead but this is the first study to explain the importance of zombies. Zombies of the World reveals the undead to be a valuable part of our ecosystem and the key to new discoveries in medicine and technology. No other book covers these topics. No other book covers these topics. Most lump all the undead into one horde of identical ghouls, but Zombies of the World brilliantly documents how evolution has led to a wide variety of species. Few outside the scientific community even realize that creatures like the Egyptian Mummy (Mortifera mumia aegyptus) are actually zombies. Some species are even harmless to humans. The Dancing Zombie (Mortifera immortalis choreographicus) only seeks to thrill humans with elaborate dance routines. Destroying the undead isn't always the answer.

Even if we could annihilate all zombies, we would lose knowledge potentially vital to our own survival. After decades of research, we have no idea why zombies never tire or stop. They possess an endless source of energy to shamble or (in some cases) sprint after us. Unlocking this mystery could benefit all humanity. Only Zombies of the World tackles this issue and many other paradoxes. This ground-breaking book describes:

  • [*]20 prominent zombie species with scientific names, habits and range
    [*]60 full color illustrations of zombies, historical documents and the undead in action
    [*]Project RESURRECTIONIST, the U.S. Government's secret zombie research program
    [*]The mystery of the zombie's animating force and what we have learned about it
    [*]How to deal with the greatest threat in a zombie attack: other human survivors
    [*]Theories of zombie evolution and migration
    [*]Cutting edge technology to harness clean renewable energy from the undead
    [*]The world's only sign language program to communicate with an Egyptian Mummy
    [*]A historical perspective of humanity's interaction with the undead
    [*]Longevity research aided by studying the secrets of the zombie

Learn the truth behind the undead now before it's too late!

Zombies of the World
PDF book excerpt: the New England Ghoul

"What makes this book so different from all the other Zombie Survival/Educational Manuals out there? To put it simply: Everything! The book reads as if the author threw a Zombie Text book, A Zombie Rights Guide, A Zombie Pop-culture reference tome and a Zombie Identification guide into a massive literary blender and hit the frappe button to amalgamate them into a smooth cocktail of terror like none other!" - Zombie Zone News review

About the Author: Ross Payton is a writer and podcaster. His first two books - Curriculum of Conspiracy and Road Trip - are tabletop RPG campaigns that satirize fantasy and horror clichés. His podcast, Role Playing Public Radio, discusses tabletop gaming and pop culture issues and attracts listeners from around the world.

Trade paperback / $18.95 print $4.99 ebook (PDF and Kindle) / 112 pages / 6x9 / Color throughout / Comedy / Horror / ISBN 978-0-9827265-0-1
Dedicated blog at
Web series at

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I posted a new episode in the web series based on Zombies of the World.


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A new review for the book from Payton has taken considerable time and effort to intermix historical record with his book. This is what makes the Field Guide so much fun to read…The descriptions of some of the undead are really ingenious and comical…Ross Payton has done a wonderful job cataloging and identifying the numerous and various species of zombies that are or were roaming the earth.

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The North American Necrological Research Institute designates October as Zombie Appreciation Month. They aren't alone - even the state of Kansas has declared October as "Zombie Preparedness Month" So to celebrate, we're having a sale and releasing some great free content for you all!


Zombies of the World is $13.95 with FREE shipping, this month only!
Ebook editions are $2.99
The Survivor Safety Poster is only $7.50 with FREE shipping
The Species Poster is now only $9.95 with FREE shipping

This isn't all though. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we'll post brand new zombie-related content to our blog like:

The conclusion of the Zombies of the World web series
Survivalism and the zombie apocalypse: a two part essay
Songs of the dead: great zombie songs you should hear
Behind the scenes: planning Zombies of the World
The new wave in foreign zombie films
A new excerpt from Zombies of the World
A podcast of Ross Payton's Gencon 2011 Zombie Panel
and more!
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