AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION

autumn_human_condition_thumbnailLots of stuff going on behind the scenes to get the limited edition hardcover of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH and the new, expanded edition of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION published. Prices and release dates will be announced in the coming weeks, but today I thought I’d share the contents of THE HUMAN CONDITION with you. It’s turned into a monster – almost 40,000 words longer than the original edition.

The book will be available as an eBook, trade paperback and limited edition hardcover in May from Infected Books. Click here to register your interest (with absolutely no obligation) and click the link below to find out more about the book – the very last piece of the AUTUMN story.

AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION was originally released in May 2005. A collection of the online AUTUMN: ECHOES shorts (the backstories of minor characters from the first three novels), it also included a number of standalone stories designed to enhance and expand the series overall. Much of this original material remains free to read at www.lastoftheliving.net.

The 2013 edition of the book has been completely rewritten and re-edited, and includes a number of new stories and others making their first appearance in print. Here are the full contents:

BEFORE
JAKE WILSON (not available online)

DAY ONE
AMY STEADMAN (part i)
JIM HARPER
SHERI NEWTON
SONYA FARLEY
HARRY STAYT
JACOB FLYNN (part i)
BRIGID CULTHORPE
PETER GUEST
JACKIE SOAMES
WEBB (not previously available in print)
GARY KEELE
CARON (newly written for this edition)
JULIET APPLEBY
KAREN CHASE
BEGINNING TO DISINTEGRATE (part i) (newly written for this edition)
PHILIP EVANS (part i)

DAY THREE
AMY STEADMAN (part ii)
PHILIP EVANS (part ii)
JACOB FLYNN (part ii)
KIERAN COPE (not previously available in print)
INNOCENCE

DAY FIVE
AMY STEADMAN (part iii)
BEGINNING TO DISINTEGRATE (part ii) (newly written for this edition)
DUCK AND COVER
BEGINNING TO DISINTEGRATE (part iii) (newly written for this edition)
PENELOPE STREET

DAY SEVEN
AMY STEADMAN (part iv)
JACKSON
OFFICE POLITICS
DIGITAL (newly written for this edition)
BEGINNING TO DISINTEGRATE (part iv) (newly written for this edition)
THE HUMAN CONDITION (part i)

DAY NINE
THE GARDEN SHED
ROBERT WOOLGRAVE
KATE JAMES

DAY FOURTEEN
BREAKING POINT (not previously available in print)

DAY SEVENTEEN
AMY STEADMAN (part v)
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME? (newly written for this edition)
THE HUMAN CONDITION (part ii)

DAY TWENTY-THREE
AMY STEADMAN (part vi)
KILGORE
HOME (previously published in THE UNDEAD and EXTREME ZOMBIES, new to this collection)
SKIN

DAY THIRTY-EIGHT
ANNIE NELSON

DAY ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN
UNDERGROUND

BONUS
JOE AND ME (previously only available as a limited edition chapbook published by This is Horror)

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  • Courtney Getty

    I can’t wait for The Human Condition to be released :)

  • Shannon Walters

    Frikkin awesome!

  • Dawn James

    My favourite book of all time!! Now with even more autumn-ness!! Brilliant!!!

  • Mika Saint

    Almost finished with Aftermath. This will be excellent!

  • Jeremy Hendrikx

    SO excited about this…you have no idea!!!!

  • James Mcbay

    Fantasic

  • Jeannine DeBellis

    I am soooo glad the story has not ended yet. :)

  • Melissa Powley

    I can’t wait!

  • Kieran ‘K’ Cope

    Excellent!

  • David Moody

    You’ll soon be in print, Kieran!