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San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats [Kindle Edition]

Mira Grant
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It was the summer of 2014, and the true horrors of the Rising were only just beginning to reveal themselves. Fans from all over the world gathered in San Diego, California for the annual comic book and media convention, planning to forget about the troubling rumors of new diseases and walking dead by immersing themselves in a familiar environment. Over the course of five grueling days and nights, it became clear that the news was very close to home . . . and that most of the people who picked up their badges would never make it out alive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 282 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (11 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GWLDLE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The story continues... 25 July 2012
By simon211175 VINE VOICE
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In a short story told as part of an interview by Mahir, we see more of what we always wanted in the untold story of The Rising. I read this after reading all others in the Newsflesh series. You can probably read it at any point though and it'll still read like a brilliant story - perhaps this and the other short (Countdown) make an ideal introduction to the main trilogy, but for me they simply make it better giving us something to flesh out the beginning of the story.

Chronologically, they read as follows:

Countdown
San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats
Feed
Deadline: The Newsflesh Trilogy: Book 2
Blackout: The Newsflesh Trilogy: Book 3

Read the first two at the start, or read them after the trilogy, but whatever you decide - you should read them all. This has been an excellent series that for now at least, appears to have ended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story 29 Sep 2012
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I'd already the other three books in this series and knew the characters well. It was fascinating to read the story of how it all began after having this period of time only alluded to in the other stories. Also lent it to my 21 year old daughter who found it equally fascinating. Who ever thought I'd have actually felt compassion for zombies! This book illustrates how they feel once they know they're infected but can't do anything about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I cried 26 April 2014
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Wow, that was an emotional ride, absolutely brilliant I can't believe I have finished all of the books in the series.. just brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant prelude to the NewsFlesh Series 13 Oct 2013
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After reading and thoroughly enjoying the Newsflesh Series, I was pleased to discover this novella, along with "Countdown", added to the Newsflesh universe, acting as preludes and satisfying my curiosity about the Rising itself. That said, it doesn't matter when you read this, before or after, it stands alone as a well written and gripping story.
One of the strengths of the Newsflesh Series is the believably created scenario of a post zombie apocalypse world and characters you can care about. San Diego 2014 builds on this and I can't speak highly enough of the pathos generated for the characters throughout. It's well written enough to generate genuine tension as you read. It's not a huge read, but it grabs you immediately and stays with you afterwards. A thoroughly enjoyable tale.
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3.0 out of 5 stars zombies at comic con 6 Sep 2013
By Damon
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another novella based on the newsflesh world. a fun romp set just after the virus has been unleashed and people do not yet take seriously the perils of too many people in a confined room together. the story was good but only 3 stars just because it wasn't to do, or connected with any established characters (apart from briefly at start and end) which made it feel not as much a part of the series as the rest. still good though
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5.0 out of 5 stars How it all started 23 Jun 2013
By Nicola
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I read this after reading the trilogy that begins with Feed. A heartbreaking look into one of the places the Rising began which feels very true to life even as the events are (one hopes) completely fictional.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely absorbing!
What a delight this one was..of course have read the "Feed" series by this author and have recently noticed some of my favourite authors have put shorts or extras cheaply onto... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Bluesarat
5.0 out of 5 stars uncomfortably good
Knowing at the start that only one gets out is uncomfortable, particuarly as you can't help but care about the characters that Mira portrays.
Published 18 months ago by Silenttraveler
5.0 out of 5 stars Mira Grant does it again
I have yet to read any of Mira Grant 's tales of the zombie apocalypse and it's aftermath with dry eyes by the end. She's an outstanding writer. Read her stories.
Published 19 months ago by A. Woolstencroft
5.0 out of 5 stars Please write more!
Having now read all three of the Newsflesh books, and Countdown, I immediately downloaded this when I saw it was available. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps Getting Better...
This is a really, really great little Novella. As you can see from any of my previous reviews of Novellas I have a love/hate relationship with most of them. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Just in time for Preview Night, 'San Diego 2014' tackles Comic-Con and...
There's a reason I love Seanan McGuire (writing here under the horror pen-name of Mira Grant. Her books and her blog are heavily ingrained in popular culture, showing her up as a... Read more
Published on 12 July 2012 by BritishHobo
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