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12 – Bridging The Gap

By D R | November 18, 2016

Pius unceremoniously skewered the helmsman standing in the wheelhouse from behind, thrusting up into the brain and taking whatever life it possessed, after which we threw the flaccid corpse unceremoniously overboard. I looked at where he had been standing and saw that the key was still in the ignition, a small, yellow plastic Homer Simpson … Read more

11 – Taking In The Sights

By D R | November 11, 2016

It was weird but as we ran for the trees I kept on thinking how this place looked in normal times – filled with office workers, civil servants, tourists, protesters, and the encampments of long term political complainants. All of that was now gone, in its place huge amounts of rubbish, torn down tents, discarded … Read more

10 – Once More Unto The Breach

By D R | November 4, 2016

Looking out of the window in the stairwell we could see that the zombie herd had moved away, probably inflicting misery and terror wherever they went. “Now’s our time to leave,” Pius suggested. “Where are you going?” Vlad asked. “He has to get to his family in Woolwich,” Becky piped up. “We’re going with him.” … Read more

Halloween Zombies and Superheroes

By D R | October 29, 2016

“Come on, Love,” I encouraged my wife, Angela. “We won’t get back in time to set up before the kids start coming around.” “Stop being childish,” she chided gently. “We’ll get home in plenty of time.” Practical Ange had spoken. The queues to the tills were like long, winding snakes, backing up into the aisles, … Read more

9 – The Rise And Fall – And Rise – of Sneaky Bastard

By D R | October 28, 2016

Sneaky Bastard was right behind me. In spite of his drugged up state he’d managed stealth in spite of my precautions. The squaddie’s gun was pointing unerringly between my eyes – it was one of my worst moments in the early apocalypse. My fear for Becky was intense; I didn’t want these bastards to harm … Read more

When Fiction Becomes Fact

By D R | October 26, 2016

I’m quite excited. There have been two recent science articles that show technology is catching up to my science fiction book, The Animus Portal. I love it when fiction becomes fact. My book describes the journey of a single piece of technology, implanted in the brain to cure dementia. Humble beginnings that sour as it … Read more

TWD Is Not For Snowflakes

By D R | October 26, 2016

I’ve read some pretty strange things in the last few years, and a lot of it pointing in the direction of a society that is more easily offended and damaged than ever before. I think it is even possible to get PTSD from thinking a bad thought nowadays. One thing is for sure: TWD is … Read more

Neighbours And The Zombie Apocalypse

By D R | October 25, 2016

We all have them, some we love and some we loathe. Come the big day, will neighbours and the Zombie Apocalypse collide? Man is an opportunistic creature, a strange mixture of altruism and self-interest resides within us all. Assuming you are not at work or on holiday when the ZA strikes, you will probably be … Read more

Surviving 1st Five Minutes Of The Zombie Apocalypse

By D R | October 23, 2016

I’m now writing my ninth book on the ZA, but the truth is I often wonder if I, with all the research and thought I give to the Event, have any better chance of surviving 1st five minutes of the Zombie Apocalypse than the average Joe Public. I still don’t know the answer to this … Read more

8 – Division In The Household

By D R | October 21, 2016

After climbing the stairs at full tilt we burst out into an open foyer that had two elevator doors at the far end and a cheap-looking plastic imitation veneer reception desk. Off this same area were several office doors. Seeing this floor I was dismayed. If we sought safety in one of these rooms we … Read more

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Zombie Apocalypse Killing – When will it change?

By D R | October 20, 2016

We’ve all read books or watched films that involve Zombie Apocalypse killing – including murder and self-defence. When will killing differentiate, changing from self-defence to murder, at least as far as the social norm? There are always exceptions to the rule but I believe that the Zombie Apocalypse and for the foreseeable future will follow … Read more

7 – Prêt  Survivre, Anyone?

By D R | October 14, 2016

Trudging up the road we began to see people rushing out onto the street. Some were flailing at themselves desperately trying to put out the fire that had engulfed them having been caught up in the conflagration. Others seemed oblivious to the consuming flames and when I ran over to one to offer assistance he … Read more

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Maidenhead Zombie Walk 2016

By D R | October 11, 2016

It’s that time again – the season of good fun. The Maidenhead Zombie Walk is back! Make sure you are there, unless you aren’t dead yet! THE HORDES RETURN TO MAIDENHEAD WITH A TOWN HALL TAKEOVER! Date: Saturday 29th October. Start Time: From 1pm Location: From The Bell PKB The Maidenhead Zombie Walk, now in … Read more

6 – Frying Pan or Fire – You Choose

By D R | October 7, 2016

By the time we crossed the river we could hear steady gunfire starting up again, presumably at the crowd coming up from the south. The sci-fi buzzing of the drone’s guns could also be heard as they dealt death and destruction from above. I wondered if the ‘Battle of Lambeth’ would be remembered like 9/11 … Read more

5 – Puppet Master

By D R | September 30, 2016

Arriving at Lambeth Bridge, we discovered our route along the embankment was blocked by the military standing shoulder to shoulder on the far side of the roundabout, guns ready with bayonets fixed. In spite of the fact that they had tank back up even from this distance I could see apprehension in each man’s eyes … Read more

4 – Questions Answered

By D R | September 30, 2016

Becky looked at me and I could see abject fear on her face – I knew she agreed with my decision because I struggled to keep up with her on our devil-chased retreat. My girl was never normally one to do as she was told – or maybe it was just with me, I don’t … Read more

3 – Unanswered Questions

By D R | September 30, 2016

Together we walked – I hobbled – back to the bright yellow fibreglass security hut and Pius opened the door. “Come in and sit down,” he instructed me. Still feeling weak from my encounter I did as he ordered, grateful to be off my leg – the cut was beginning to ache and sting like … Read more

2 – More Signs

By D R | September 30, 2016

Not wanting to mix it with the millions of tourists Brexit brought us this summer we had already agreed on dodging them by crossing the river at Vauxhall. This way we would remain well clear of them at least until we reached Westminster. Unwittingly we’d finally done something right. Hand in hand we trekked briskly … Read more

1 – In The Beginning – Clueless

By D R | September 30, 2016

Let me explain why I’m twelve storeys up, on the outside of a building and about to do something completely insane. Hello Dear Reader, My name is Emile – but I’m not French; I have this name because my mother always wanted to learn French but never managed, so my name had to suffice. Although … Read more

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Surviving The Apocalypse – Is It a Rich Man’s Game?

By D R | September 18, 2016

One of my readers, @GirlsWhoHunt1 (thank you), brought a rather interesting product set to my attention. Things like this make me wonder if surviving the apocalypse is a rich man’s game. I don’t believe I can make a judgement on that but here are some ideas on the subject. I have written extensively on survival … Read more

New Zombie Story

By D R | September 4, 2016

At long last I have the time to write a new Zombie story! Following on from the successful series, The Common Cold, I am writing about the Zombie Apocalypse as it begins in London. I will be producing one or two chapters a week, depending on my work/life balance. I hope you enjoy it and … Read more

1984 has Arrived

By D R | August 8, 2016

1984 has arrived and we didn’t even see it coming. The book, 1984 by George Orwell is still a great piece of social comment and analysis. Along with ‘Animal Farm‘ in which he depicts a world where ‘we are all equal but some are more equal than others’ his social comment was levelled at rampant … Read more

Democracy – According to ?

By D R | June 28, 2016

You older folk out there, those that suddenly became traitors for voting, you might be mistaken for thinking that what is going on out there is not exactly your understanding of the word democracy, a word many younger people bandy about with gay abandonment. So this is democracy – according to whom? My guess is … Read more

Science Fiction Influences Reality – True or False?

By D R | April 17, 2016

All in all I am not as convinced that Science Fiction influences reality – our lives – as much as we think – or would like to think. It’s the old argument of life imitating art or vice versa. I write science fiction – I love science fiction. To write it I observe and understand … Read more

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Walking Dead

By D R | January 1, 2016

Legends of the walking dead have been with us for a long time, some as recent as 300 or so years ago. Are they legends or is there a reason to be careful when walking among the dead? While I write this I’m sitting listening to The Zombies, a group from the early sixties. If … Read more

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The Common Cold: Playing God

By D R | December 29, 2015

Playing God has been a long time coming – I blame having to pay the mortgage and eating. As a result of many requests I have written a book that covers off some of the questions raised by my readers. The book has been made available on my website and Amazon from today, January 1st, … Read more

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Spin-off Zombie Book To Be Published

By D R | November 13, 2015

Due to work constraints it has taken a little longer than usual to produce another book. Very soon a spin-off from The Common Cold: A Zombie Chronicle will be published. You might like to come up to speed on The Common Cold – purchase a copy here and find out what it’s all about! Initially … Read more

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Apocalypse Homes – The Ultimate In Long-term Defence

By D R | November 11, 2015

Wow. There’re few other words that adequately describe what I read the other day. I’ve written about apocalypse homes before now, more than once in fact. I’ve discussed remote, deep underground, and living on the sea, but this takes the biscuit. Somewhere in the middle of the Czech Republic is a place, funded by the … Read more

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Plasma Engines – Who’d ’A Thought it?

By D R | November 11, 2015

I remember when I first watched Star Trek – I love the idea of those engines on the USS Enterprise. They had apparently no visible means of propulsion apart from the central hull with what looked like it had a glowing blue radome at one end and the twin pods that resembled engines that glowed … Read more

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Apocalyptic Landscape – What Will It Look Like?

By D R2 | October 14, 2015

Many of us have a fascination about the Apocalypse, how will we survive, what will we eat, drink, and the beigest question of all will be – will it even be possible to survive after such an all-encompassing event? Few of us give a lot of time to the question of the apocalyptic landscape. Will … Read more

3 thoughts on “Home

  1. Really enjoyed these zombie books. Much better storylines than some of the terriblly poorly constructed stuff out there. Good storylines, believable characters and a very clever twist at the end.

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