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More of a war story than a horror story.
on 8 November 2012
A very different take on the standard zombie story.
Most of the action is from the viewpoint of a group of people fortunate to be on an exteremely well equipped explorations vessel at the time of the outbreak. As the story proceeds they gather a flotilla of other vessels in a journey of survival. (yes it does feel a lot like battlestar galactica- but its a favorable comparison)
Its much more focused on solutions than problems, Think of it as an engineers approach to the apocalypse.
As such its full of hardware - ships , helicopters, modified cars etc with which to mangle zombies.
The cast never quite seems to be in any terror of the zombies, which is a downside . Theres very little sense of horror - even early on. Its quite clinical.
Also an aside from the traditional horror - there is a plan - the survivors here have a plan from day one - so it feels more like a traditionally structured novel than most other genre books.
Possibly too little emotion and too much hardware - but an intersting addition to the genre well worth reading.