Search Results for: AUTUMN

FLU by Wayne Simmons

A quick plug for Wayne’s new book FLU, which is due out from Snowbooks this month. Wayne, as you may remember, is also the author of Drop Dead Gorgeous which I talked about a while back.

“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.

The Living Dead 2

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.

Infected Books competition winner

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.

Septiembre Zombie

Spanish readers will be interested to know that Septiembre Zombie, the Spanish edition of Autumn, will be released by Minotauro on 23rd February.

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.

Links

David Moody around the web
www.lastoftheliving.net – official Autumn website
www.thehatertrilogy.com – official Hater website
www.trustdavidmoody.com – official Trust website
Twitter
Facebook
Moody’s Survivors (officially sanctioned Facebook group)
Goodreads
BookLikes
IMDB page
Wattpad
Amazon
YouTube
LinkedIn

Friends and other authors
DLS Reviews
Iain McKinnon
Scott Sigler
J.C. Hutchins
Wayne Simmons
Jonathan Maberry
Permuted Press
Derek Gunn
Paul Kane
J.L. Bourne
Kim Paffenroth
David Wellington
Dave Dunwoody
A.P. Fuchs
D.L. Snell
Bowie Ibarra
Jessica Redmerski
Craig DiLouie
Max Brallier
www.zombiebooks.com
www.rising-dead.com
Snakebite Horror
www.swedishzombie.se
Zombie Shop
Terror4Fun
Joseph D’Lacey
Adam Baker
Adam Nevill
Adam Millard
Sean T Page (Ministry of Zombies)

Publishers
Infected Books
Thomas Dunne Books (US)
Orion Books (UK)
Gollancz (UK)
Milady (France)
Mkrug verlag (Autumn Series – Germany & Austria)
Goldmann (Hater – Germany)
Timun mas y Minotauro (Spain)
Amber (Poland)
Delos (Italy)

The AUTUMN movie
IMDB page
Film makers’ official blog
Official site

Magazines
SFX
Fangoria
Rue Morgue
SciFi Now
Writers’ Forum
Scream

RSS Feeds
Recent media features
Recent reviews
Recent interviews

Have I missed you out? Got another link to add? Please click here and let me know via email or the contact form. Thanks!

FAQs

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.

Got a question that hasn’t been answered? Click here to send it to me!

When will HATER be released in my country?

HATER has been sold to a number of different countries which are listed below (with publishers and release dates where these have been publically announced).

  • Australia – Hachette / Gollancz – Available now
  • Brazil (Hater – Ódio Mortal) – ARX – Available now
  • Canada – Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press – Available now
  • Czech Republic – Vikend – Available now
  • France (Rage) – Milady – Available now
  • Germany (Im Wahn) – Goldmann – Available now
  • Italy – Urania/Mondadori – Available now
  • Japan – Random House Japan – Available now
  • Korea
  • Poland (Amok) – Amber – Available now
  • Portugal (Odio) – Caramelo – Available now
  • Romania – Leda – Available now
  • Russia
  • Spain (Odio) – Minotauro – Available now
  • Taiwan – China Times – Available now
  • Turkey – Available now
  • UK – Gollancz – Available now
  • USA – Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press – Available now

Updated: 26 April 2015

What’s the latest with the movie?

The HATER movie is in active development. A 2017 shoot is planned. More information can be found here.

Updated: 15 November 2016

When will DOG BLOOD be released in my country?

  • Australia – Hachette / Gollancz – Available now
  • Canada – Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press – Available now
  • France – Milady
  • Germany (Todeshunger) – Goldmann – Available now
  • Poland (Wsciekla krew) – Amber – Available now
  • Spain – Minotauro
  • Turkey
  • UK –  Gollancz – Available now
  • USA – Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press – Available now

Updated: 17 May 2011

When will THEM OR US be released in my country?

  • Australia – Hachette / Gollancz – Available now
  • Canada – Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press – Available now
  • Turkey
  • UK –  Gollancz – Available now
  • USA – Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins Press – Available now

Updated: 2 February 2012

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 takes place in and around the first. The first of the new books, ONE OF US WILL BE DEAD BY MORNING, is scheduled for publication in August 2017 and will be followed by THE OTHER HALF and THE LAST SUMMER. More news to follow shortly.

Updated: 25 July 2016

Are there audio books of the HATER series?

Yes. Audio adaptations of HATER, DOG BLOOD, and THEM OR US, 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: 2 February 2012

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?

Six.

  • AUTUMN
  • 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)
  • Greece
  • Holland
  • Russia (Ideal Virus)
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • US

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 has been 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?

THE FRONT is a World War II zombie series conceived by Timothy W. Long and Craig DiLouie. I wrote the second book in the series, RED DEVILS.

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?

Yes. Both novellas (and all of their associated short stories) are available in a paperback collection called LAST OF THE LIVING. Click here for more information.

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

What is your privacy policy?

My privacy policy is simple – any information you provide via this website will be held in strict confidence and will not be used for any purposes other than to allow you to view the website and post comments. All information will be permanently removed upon request.

Updated: 14 July 2009

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Bio

(credit: Grace Elkin Photography)

(credit: Grace Elkin Photography)

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 movie is currently in production with Guillermo del Toro (Director of Hellboy I and IIPan’s LabyrinthThe Hobbit) and Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, The Chronicles of Narnia films) producing. Glen Mazzarra (The Walking Dead) wrote the initial draft of the movie script.

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.

Contact details and publicity photos can be found by clicking here.

A very belated Happy New Year!

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.

Happy Holidays

This is probably going to be my last post of the year, so I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I hope you’re able to relax, enjoy yourselves, and spend some decent time with the people who matter to you. I intend doing as little as possible for as long as possible (if the kids will let me!).

I also wanted to thank everyone – particularly those of you who’ve followed my writing for some time and who’ve been incredibly patient – for your support throughout 2009. It was a landmark year for me as I finally made the switch from independent to traditional publishing. I know it’s been a long time since I actually gave you anything new to read, but all that will change in 2010. As well as DOG BLOOD, the re-release of the first AUTUMN book, and the US and UK release of the AUTUMN movie on DVD, there will be plenty more to announce next year… release dates for the rest of the AUTUMN series (sooner than you might think), news about the HATER film, free HATER fiction and much more coming very, very soon!

Enjoy the holidays. Have a great time. See you back here in 2010!

Merry Christmas!