The time has come to announce the announcement of pulling back the curtain on my next novel. Why is this important? you may ask. (Thanks for the vote of confidence.) I’ll tell you, my loyal readers.
If you value the sanctity of life, both that of humans and savage zombie-like post-humans, then my next novel is essential for both your entertainment and education. Currently, I am in process of writing (take a deep breath) the seminal piece of literature addressing the rights of zombie-esque beings.
I hesitate to attempt to express how important the publishing of this novel will prove to be for current and future generations for a few reasons:
- I’m already being targeted by the FBI.
- I don’t want my family to be negatively impacted by my superfame any earlier than necessary.
- I don’t want to be responsible for the flurry of spontaneous human combustions that will inevitably follow this announcement.
Why is this so important? Due to recent rash of literary types whacking zombie hordes on cruel, absinthe induced whims, I’ve realized no one has stood up for zombie rights. Afterall, what defines whether someone is living or dead? If their blood is black ooze or flinty powder does that mean they don’t feel?
If a group of beings can develop a social structure, if they can demonstrate forms of communication or proof of sentience, shouldn’t they be given the same rights demanded by the rest of us?
In the future Captain Picard will rule Data to be more human than most humans. So why can’t we find room in our hearts for those among us who used to be us? Maybe all the brain eating is just an oppressed people group acting out the only way they know how.
What does this have to do with my next novel, Twitch and Die! Well, you’re just gonna have to wait until this summer to find out. Anticipated release July 2012. Death will find you. Unless you find it first.
2 thoughts on “Sanctity of Zombie Life”
Great news, David! (Oops, excuse me while I pat down the flames that spontaneously erupted in my lap. Here, I’ll spill my coffee there. Won’t be the first time. Ahh, much better.)
It puts me in mind of a thought that I thankfully reined in a few years ago: if Tolkein’s orcs were around today, would they have equal civil rights?
Thankfully, I managed not to pursue those thoughts any further. Good luck with book #3!
Hah! Scott, I had the orcs in mind as I was writing this. If they could have put together a union!