I am up to Chapter 21 of my new online scifi horror book. With a hint of the right direction from an unexpected source, our survivors relax, admittedly aided by alcohol - but not for long.
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“A bacon sarnie? How can you say that in front of…” the horse paused for a moment, nodding his head sideways to indicate the little piglet standing in the circle of friends. “Him,” he finished. “I’m just saying it like it is,” the cat, Sid, argued while at the same time smiling slyly. “It smells … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – Chapter 1 – The Beginning Of The End
An earlier article set me onto this path. It’s not my fault; it’s just never left my mind. Anyhow, I am about to publish a blog called ‘Babe: Pig In The Apocalypse’, chapter by chapter. I’m not sure how far I can or will take it, but if George Miller can go from directing Mad … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse – A Cornish Pastiche
I usually try very hard not to get too political in my blog. Everyone has an opinion, or a political angle. They see the incumbent powers as good, bad, or indifferent. I won’t be party to arguing against anyone’s beliefs. Having said that… I read in the paper this morning of the drinking culture in … Read moreState Of The Nation
Some stories are just too good to resist! I have done several articles on the possibility that zombies have existed for centuries before we realised what they were. I have even written two books on the subject, Return Of A King: A Zombie Chronicle, and its sequel, Z Factor – check out www.david-k-roberts.com. Why, oh, … Read moreZombie Woman, Stay Away From Me!
I am at a loss for words – which doesn’t happen very often, I’m sure you’ll agree! Check out this new article: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/dining/index.ssf/2014/03/on_tap_phillys_dock_street_brewing_brews_brain_beer_for_the_walking_dead.html I think I’ll let someone else do the tasting in this instance. I prefer mine with hops! Zombie books by David K Roberts: The Common Cold: A … Read moreFirstly We Had Brains’ Faggots, Now We Have Brains Beer – After You!
I thought I had reasonably well summarised the threat of old contagions coming back to bite us on the arse, possibly literally. It seems that with the latest discoveries I have significantly underplayed my hand here. It seems that Global Warming (sorry folks) – caused by mankind, butterflies, or Colonel Bogey – has a trick … Read moreBeware Ancient Ailments – Part 2
There have been many articles recently about the end of time for antibiotics. All very well but how about those bacteria that have been coming at us, lances tilted, all through time. Bacteria has the ability to remain infectious for very long periods. Take Anthrax, Bacillus anthracis, as an example. There are areas in the … Read moreDeath Of Antibiotics – Beware Ancient Ailments
Right, I’ll get straight to the point. If a man, as he gets older, has the unfortunate side effect of creating mutant sperm (incorrectly undergoing meiosis and wonky tails), is it at all possible this could be the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, mutant sperm creating the zombie gene that activates under the right circumstances … Read moreZombie Sperm – breeding in the ZA
In my book, The Common Cold: A Zombie Apocalypse, I introduced a dog to the survivors. It was trapped on the aeroplane with them. He appealed to everyone as something from normal times; he amused the children, helping to keep them calm, and maybe, just maybe, he could function as an alarm, warning of zombie … Read moreDogs In The Apocalypse
My last blog was about using food that can last weeks following the Apocalypse. What if I told you about pizza that could last up to 3 years! Natick labs appear to have won the hearts and minds of the US Army by inventing it as an alternative to regular MREs. They use combinations of … Read moreBreaking News!
No, sorry to say I’m not announcing a sequel that ensures jobs for our young porcine friends, although it’s an intriguing thought. Would zombies chase Babe for his brains? Or would he try and round them up? No, this is about survival come the Apocalypse. What do we eat? Whatever you read lists everything from … Read moreBabe: Pig In The Apocalypse
And so the new season has begun. How do we know this? Because the walking dead are lurking under the streets of New York. It’s a great stunt; it’s also fun to watch the victims of the prank jumping back in fright and swearing. I’m just glad I’ve not been a victim – yet. Unfortunately … Read moreYou’ve just gotta love TWD!
We have global warming caused by man. Governments spent, sorry, charged us billions in green taxes to avert this catastrophe on, quite frankly, indirect and thin evidence. Not sure if it’s worked but it was a good diversionary tactic to take our eyes of the real problems we can see and sort out. For everything … Read moreWhat Could Take Us To A Zombie Apocalypse?
This story made me smile. The Women’s Institute, or the WI as it is fondly known in the UK, has been with us since 1915. To paraphrase their website, The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World … Read moreForget Jam And Jerusalem, Gimme Guns!
In my book, ‘The Common Cold: A Zombie Chronicle’, I had Rob cut crosses in the heads of bullets to stop them exiting the target and putting holes in an aeroplane fuselage while in flight. Well, with these little beauties he would not have had that worry. The manufacturer markets them as protector rounds for … Read moreThis Gave Me The Shivers When I Read It
In my book The Common Cold: A Zombie Chronicle, the initial symptoms of the beginning of the end were distinctly flu-like. So, is there anything that could have been done to reduce the high rate of infection on that final day of civilisation? The initial contagion may or may not have been airborne (no spoilers … Read moreIf Zombie Apocalypse Symptoms Match those in TCC, What’s The Cure?
I hate to harp on but I’m fascinated by the current attempt to land a vehicle on a comet. First of all I can’t imagine the maths required to do that. Secondly, the builders certainly did something right. The spacecraft, Rosetta, has been dormant for nearly 3 years, travelling around the sun five times during … Read moreI Wonder What They’ll Find?
In both of my Zombie Chronicle stories I allude to non-terrestrial origins of the apocalypse. In The Common Cold it is a man-made error, while in Return Of A King it is a much older but growing problem. There has been a lot of discussion of meteors hitting the Earth and what can be done. … Read moreAm I Going To Be Right, Or What?
Today’s blog is going to be short and sweet. I love watching the Food Channel here in the UK as Adam Richman tackles challenges that to a normal human being would kill, maim or disgust – or all three of course. I find it a little frightening and wouldn’t be his colon for anything in … Read moreBe Afraid – Be Very Afraid!
They had to stay out of harm’s way until they could get off the plane, and he knew just how he could achieve that. Kirsti followed him without question. Walking aft they approached the rearmost toilets. “Come on,” he said, opening one of the middle doors in the row. “Is there enough room?” Kirsti asked, … Read moreReturn Of A King: A Zombie Chronicle – Fresh Hell, Chapter 3 – Nick’s Escape From London 2
When a human becomes a zombie, what do they do? Forage? Just walk around moaning? I hope not, that would be very dull to write or read about. This of course brings to the front the argument about zombie intelligence. Before you say they have none, they must have at least a most primitive spark … Read moreHumans Hunt Like Sharks. Do Zombies?
A couple of hours to go and they’d touch down in New York. He’d heard so much about the place and at long last he would get to taste some of the great things it supposedly offered. His optimism of the flight was not entirely wasted. He had been allocated an aisle seat next to … Read moreReturn Of A King: A Zombie Chronicle – Fresh Hell, Chapter 3 – Nick’s Escape From London
If you had to face an apocalypse, which enemy would you prefer to face? Not an easy decision, unfortunately both would entail wholesale slaughter although you would not have to kill humans, or ex-humans, if you face Terminators. Maybe that’s the best way out, fight a war in which you don’t have to kill your … Read moreZombies Or The Terminator?
Nick Amhurst had just turned twenty two. Since leaving the sunny Far East and the beach resorts he had so loved, his usually light blonde hair had darkened, while his suntanned skin had paled over the months as the cloudy weather in the UK made its effects known. Rather than go to University like his … Read moreReturn Of A King: A Zombie Chronicle – Fresh Hell, Chapter 2 – Run To The Airport
Every now and then you come across something that will change the world for the better. Well, this might not be that but I reckon the folks on TWD would have benefitted. These t-shirts will stay clean, not suffering those irritating blood and gore stains from a hard day’s work on the Zombie Face. In … Read moreShould have had this on TWD!
This article speaks for itself really but is great ammunition for my blog sequel to ‘Return Of A King: A Zombie Chronicle’. It shows that there is a lag for the spread, hitting Europe badly before it knocks heavily on the USA’s door. Of course this article is promulgated on the basis of viral or … Read moreContagion Spreading From London