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“There’s a nasty flu going round. An epidemic, they call it. The posters say to cover your mouth when you sneeze, and throw away the tissue. But such simple measures won’t stop this flu. Because when you catch the flu, armed police come and lock you in your house to die alone. When you catch this flu, it kills you in days. And when you catch this flu, two hours after it’s killed you, your eyelids snap open again…”Flu” is a pacey, terrifying, frighteningly real zombie horror story.”
FLU is available now from Amazon.co.uk. For those of you who are in Northern Ireland, Wayne and I will be doing a book signing together on 1st May at the Queens Film Theatre in Belfast, prior to a 10pm screening of AUTUMN. More details about the event will follow shortly.
Did any of you get to read The Living Dead? If you haven’t read it, maybe you should. Edited by John Joseph Adams, it’s 100,000+ words of zombie fiction and includes stories by the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker. I’m really excited to announce that The Living Dead 2 is set to be released in September, and I’m even more excited to announce that there’s a story of mine in it!
‘Who We Used To Be’ – a brand new, non-AUTUMN zombie tale, is amongst the 43 (43!!!) stories in the collection. And with authors including Max Brooks, David Wellington and Jonathan Maberry involved, this is something no serious zombie fan can afford to miss. Head over here to see the full table of contents.
Released today in Spain is Septiembre Zombie, the Spanish-language edition of AUTUMN.
You may remember that I had a clear-out before Christmas and offered a stack of books for sale through www.infectedbooks.co.uk. The sale’s pretty much over now with just a handful of foreign language editions and a few copies of Straight to You left.
Everyone who bought books from the sale automatically got entered into a draw for a few special prizes. I’m pleased to announce that the winner was Alan Hickey from Lancashire, UK. Congratulations, Alan! The following goodies will be on their way to you shortly:
That’s a copy of the HATER audiobook on CD (worth around £60!), a framed AUTUMN movie print signed by Dickon Tolson (who plays Carl) and myself, and a copy of 666: The Number Of The Beast – a YA anthology containing a story of mine, Grandma Kelly.
Congratulations again, Alan! For those of you who missed out on the sale, don’t worry. I’m planning something similar for later in the year to coincide with the release of DOG BLOOD.
Before you hit me with another thousand emails about the re-release of the Autumn books in English, here’s a little teaser for you. Book one, as you may know, will be released in September this year. The rest of the books, including the long-awaited debut of Autumn: Disintegration will follow VERY soon after. I’ll let you know exact dates as soon as they’re confirmed.
And by the way, if you were planning on picking up one of the spare copies of the Infected Books edition of Autumn I’ve been selling, you’d better get in quick. There are just a handful left. You can get them over at www.infectedbooks.co.uk.
David Moody around the web
www.lastoftheliving.net – official Autumn website
www.thehatertrilogy.com – official Hater website
www.trustdavidmoody.com – official Trust website
Moody’s Survivors (officially sanctioned Facebook group)
Friends and other authors
Sean T Page (Ministry of Zombies)
Thomas Dunne Books (US)
Orion Books (UK)
Mkrug verlag (Autumn Series – Germany & Austria)
Goldmann (Hater – Germany)
Timun mas y Minotauro (Spain)
I get a lot of emails, and a lot of them ask the same things. Rather than have to wait for ages to get an answer from me (it’s like getting blood out of a stone sometimes) I’ve set up this page to answer the most common questions I get.
What’s the latest with the movie?
The HATER movie is in active development. A 2018 shoot is planned. More information can be found here.
Updated: 7 December 2017
How many books make up the HATER series?
The series is comprised of two trilogies. The first includes HATER, DOG BLOOD and THEM OR US. The seconds trilogy – THE FINAL WAR – takes place in and around the first. ONE OF US WILL BE DEAD BY MORNING was published in December 2017 and will be followed by ALL ROADS END HERE and THE LAST SUMMER.
Updated: 7 December 2017
Are there audio books of the HATER series?
Yes. Audio adaptations of HATER, DOG BLOOD, THEM OR US, and ONE OF US WILL BE DEAD BY MORNING, all read by Gerard Doyle, are available from Blackstone Audio. CD, MP3 CD, cassette and Playaway editions are available. You can also download them from Audible.com and iTunes.
Updated: 7 December 2017
When will the AUTUMN books be released in my country?
- Germany – all books now available
- Italy – Autumn, l’attaco dei Morte Viventi (Autumn) available now
- Spain – Septiembre Zombie (Autumn), Ciudad Zombie (The City), and Zona Zombie (Purification) are available now
- UK – all books now available
- US – all books now available
Updated: 25 July 2016
How many books are in the series?
- AUTUMN: THE CITY
- AUTUMN: PURIFICATION
- AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION
- AUTUMN: AFTERMATH
- AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION
Updated: 21 June 2013
In which order should the books be read?
As per the previous answer.
Updated: 21 March 2011
What is THE HUMAN CONDITION?
THE HUMAN CONDITION is a collection of short stories and novellas set in and around the AUTUMN world. Many of these stories are now available free via www.lastoftheliving.net. An expanded edition of the book, fully re-edited and containing an additional 40,000 words of content is now available from Infected Books.
Updated: 21 June 2013
How do I get to see the movie?
The AUTUMN movie is available on DVD in a number of different countries (listed below). You can also get the film via VOD (iTunes, Amazon.com etc.), and in the UK it’s regularly shown on the Horror Channel (Sky channel 319, Virgin 149 and Freesat 138).
- France (Autumn: Fin Du Monde)
- Germany (Autumn of the Living Dead, re-released as – I kid you not – The Dead Walk)
- Russia (Ideal Virus)
Updated: 17 September 2013
Where’s the free download?
Following the acquisation of the AUTUMN series by Thomas Dunne Books, the free download of AUTUMN was discontinued. Hey… don’t shout at me – it was available for more than 5 years and in excess of half a million people downloaded it!
Updated: 2 February 2009
What was AUTUMN: ECHOES?
AUTUMN: ECHOES was a collection of brief stories which explained the background of some of the supporting characters from the AUTUMN novels. They also formed a part of THE HUMAN CONDITION (see earlier answer). These stories and more are available free online at www.lastoftheliving.net.
Updated: 20 May 2012
Will there be audio adaptations of the books?
Nothing has been agreed as yet, however you can still listen to Darker Projects excellent free dramatization of the first AUTUMN book. Click here to listen! If you want audio books, why not email audible.com or blackstoneaudio.com (the makers of the HATER audiobooks) with your request?
Updated: 20 May 2012
What is THE FRONT, and what part did you write?
Updated: 15 February 2017
Will you blurb/critique/edit my book for me?
Sorry, no. I refuse to blurb or critique anything without reading the whole piece of work, and I just don’t have the time to do that right now. Please don’t email your work to me at this moment in time. Thanks. If the position changes in future, I’ll update this answer.
Updated: 17 July 2013
What’s happening with ISOLATION?
ISOLATION has stalled. Unfortunately, as is often the way with these labour of love projects (i.e. projects where there’s no cash involved and everyone’s working for free), they have to take second place to other contractual obligations. And there are too many contractual obligations right now… You can, however, read a novella adaptation of the original screenplay which is now available as part of LAST OF THE LIVING.
Updated: 28 September 2014
Can I get THE COST OF LIVING and ISOLATION in print?
Updated: 28 September 2014
When will TRUST be available again?
Now. Visit www.trustdavidmoody.com to find out more about the novel, to buy the book or to read the free online serialisation.
Updated: 22 July 2012
When will STRAIGHT TO YOU be available again?
Now. Visit www.davidmoody.net/straight to find out more.
Updated: 28 September 2014
Whatever happened to MARK THANE?
Wow. If you remember Mark Thane, you’ve got a good memory! This book was an aborted web serial from pre-2006. Mark’s story has been adapted into a new novel – 17 DAYS – and more news will be available soon.
Updated: 21 June 2013
Updated: 14 July 2009
“DAVID MOODY first self-published HATER in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson (producer, Breaking Bad) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth). His seminal zombie novel AUTUMN was made into an (admittedly terrible) movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine. Moody has a unhealthy fascination with the end of the world and likes to write books about ordinary folks going through absolute hell. With the publication of a new series of Hater stories, Moody is poised to further his reputation as a writer of suspense-laced SF/horror, and “farther out” genre books of all description. Find out more about his work at www.davidmoody.net and www.infectedbooks.co.uk.”
David Moody has an unhealthy fascination with the end of the world. ‘People tend to just float along on the day-to-day and assume everything’s always going to stay the same,’ he says, ‘but that’s not the case. Sooner or later something’s going to happen to screw everything up. Whether it’s a plague epidemic, an asteroid hitting the planet, climate change or the meltdown of the global economy, something’s going to get us eventually!’
Moody grew up on a diet of horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction. After reading Wyndham’s Day of the Triffids and H G Wells’ War of the Worlds, and watching the original Night of the Living Dead in the middle of the night during an epic thunderstorm, he was hooked. ‘It was the power of those stories which really got to me, the way that events outside the control of any authority might one day impact on absolutely everyone.’
After leaving school and ending up working in a high street bank (enough to make anyone contemplate Armageddon on a regular basis), Moody decided he wanted to make the kind of films he spent so much time watching. Unfortunately, with no relevant training or expertise, it was never going to be easy. So he looked for an alternative route and found one. ‘I’d always enjoyed writing, and I knew I could string words together and make them entertaining, so putting the stories I’d wanted to film into novel form was a logical solution.’
Within six months he’d written Straight to You which was published by a small UK publisher. Sales figures were microscopic, but Moody immediately started work on several other books.
The unexpected sudden arrival of a family and all the associated trappings (no time, no money, large mortgage etc.) kept Moody away from writing for a while. By the time his next book Autumn was finished, the Internet had begun to change the way information and media was being shared and he saw an opportunity. ‘I figured I had two choices,’ he explains. ‘I could either try and sell the novel to a publisher and hope for more success than last time, or I could resign myself to the fact I probably wasn’t going to sell thousands of books and make loads of money and do something different. I decided to give the book away and used it to build up a readership.’
Autumn became an on-line phenomenon, racking up more than half a million downloads and spawning a series of sequels. In 2005 Moody formed ‘Infected Books’ – his own publishing house through which he independently published his books as paperbacks and ebooks. ‘I used to hate the term “self-published”… it conjures up images of awful books which really shouldn’t be published. The reality is that lots of authors who could get their books ‘traditionally’ released, choose to retain control and publish their books themselves. The availability of Print on Demand technology and the increasing popularity of ebooks makes it possible for any writer to get their work onto the shelves of bookstores and online retailers on their own.’
Moody sold tens of thousands of his ‘Infected Books’ and went on to publish a novel called Hater in July 2006. Within three months of its release he’d had contact with a major US production company who were interested in acquiring the film rights. A deal was done and the rights were sold to Guillermo del Toro (Director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) and producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad). Within months of the Hater deal, the film rights to the first Autumn novel were sold to Renegade Motion Pictures in Canada. Their film, starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine, is available on DVD around the world.
‘I’ve created a monster,’ Moody said in an open letter to his readers in late 2007. And he had. The success of Infected Books was beginning to cause problems: the running of the business was taking up an ever increasing amount of time. ‘It meant that I didn’t have enough time to write, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that for a writer, that’s not good!’
In November 2007, Moody sold Hater and its two planned sequels to Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St Martin’s Press in the US. Subsidiary rights were subsequently sold to the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy, Russia and many other countries. In the summer of 2008, Thomas Dunne Books acquired the Autumn series and Moody mothballed Infected Books.
‘I’d been leading a bizarre double-life for years,’ he says. ‘I’ve literally had Hollywood producers on the phone while I’ve been standing in the living room trying to get the kids to bed and stop the dog barking! Now I’m able to write full time and I’ve been given an incredible opportunity to get my books out to a vastly increased audience with the powerful and professional support of some of the most important publishers and filmmakers working in the fields of horror, fantasy and science-fiction today.’
In July 2012, with his immediate contractual obligations complete, Moody returned to his independent roots, publishing a new edition of an earlier novel – Trust – through Infected Books. ‘I’ve been fortunate to have been published traditionally in a number of different countries, and I’ve sold more books than I ever dared dream. But I still get asked constantly about my self-publishing days, and I’ve often found myself wondering what would happen if I did it again today. The marketplace has changed so dramatically over the years and has grown so much… I thought it was time for an experiment!’
Moody is currently working on a number of book and film projects, for both mainstream and independent release. He’s returned to the Hater world with the release of the first book in a new trilogy, One Of Us Will Be Dead By Morning. The long-gestating film adaptation is currently in pre-production with a brand new team behind the cameras.
I intended to write this a week ago, but the beginning of 2010 has proved to be even busier than the end of 2009! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and best wishes to everyone for 2010.
Down to business…
There’s lots going on here, and I’m trying to take advantage of the UK’s coldest winter and heaviest snowfall for 30 years to try and catch up. I’ve got a lot of book, film and other news to share, but my first priority for 2010 is to tidy up this website and give it a lick of paint. Over the next few days, therefore, you might find the site breaks or goes down for a while. Please bear with me.
If you’re in the UK, you can pass the time by watching the AUTUMN movie on Zone Horror. It’s showing again on Tuesday 12th January at 12:50am.
I also just wanted to mention that my sale of signed books is coming to an end over at www.infectedbooks.co.uk. I now have the last few copies of the Infected Books edition of AUTUMN to hand but please get in quick if you want one as they’re disappearing fast. I’ll be announcing the winner of the competition I mentioned here next week.
That’s all for now. Check back next week for more! Don’t forget, to be notified when I update, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, MySpace, Friendfeed and probably a few other places I’ve forgotten.