I’m really pleased that Kirkus Reviews have selected DOG BLOOD as one of their top Zombie and Vampire books of 2010. Click here to read more. It’s fantastic to see the book listed alongside Justin Cronin’s The Passage, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan’s The Fall, and John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Handling the Undead.
It’s that time of year again… I’ve just updated the INFECTED BOOKS website with details of this year’s signed book sale. Please head on over for a chance to pick up some signed editions. There are copies of the new UK hardcover edition of AUTUMN, and some great discounts on US and UK editions of HATER.
This year I’m also pleased to announce that I’ll be donating to charity for each book sold. The charity is SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information & Research Association), and here’s a reminder of why I’m supporting them.
This week sees the release of TODESHUNGER – the German language edition of DOG BLOOD – from Goldmann.
The end of the school holidays are finally in sight and I’ll be back to posting here with more regularity again very soon!
As I’m currently trying to finish up and polish the final book in the HATER series, I thought a little tease would be in order. Please don’t read any further if you haven’t yet read HATER and/or DOG BLOOD!
I can reveal that the title of the third book will be THEM OR US, and it will hit the shelves in late Summer / Autumn 2011 (exact date to be confirmed). Just to whet your appetite, here’s a short blurb I recently prepared…
The war which has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. The population has been devastated and the world reduced to a poisoned, rubble-strewn ruin. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive through each day.
Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the east coast in the abandoned remains of a relatively undamaged town under the command of Hinchcliffe – a ruthless bastard who’ll stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order. This fledgling society is harsh and unforgiving – your place in the ranks decided by how long and how hard you’re prepared to fight.
Danny McCoyne is the exception to the rule. His ability to hold the Hate and to use it to hunt out the remaining Unchanged has given him a unique position in Hinchcliffe’s army of fighters. But as the enemy’s numbers reduce, so the pressure on McCoyne increases until he finds himself at the very centre of a pivotal confrontation, the outcome of which will have repercussions on the future of everyone who is left alive.
A year ago, Danny McCoyne was an overlooked nobody living a miserable, empty life. Today it’s down to him alone to make a crucial series of decisions and decide who prevails. Will it be them, or us?
I’ve been doing a lot of press for DOG BLOOD recently and I’ve regularly been asked about my favourite movies. As you’ve probably guessed from my books (it doesn’t take a genius!), post-apocalyptic films are my thing.
My brain needs some serious recharging right now, and talking about all those classics has made me want to watch them again. So that’s what I’m planning to do. And I’ve decided I’ll write something about each of them for this site: what I liked about them, what I didn’t like, how they’ve been an influence etc. etc. etc.
There are many comprehensive lists around the internet (such as this one over at www.quietearth.us), but I was thinking – what are your favourite apocalyptic films? I’m always on the lookout for new films or ones that I’ve missed, so please leave a comment and recommend your top end of the world movies. As a starter, here are the first few I’ve got lined up:
And remember, as fans of BBC’s Mitchell and Webb know, Armageddon doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Just Remain Indoors!
Thanks to all of you who entered the recent T-shirt giveaway. The winners have been notified, and here’s my pick of the photos in the hall of fame/shame:
Your prizes will be posted out to you shortly. Hope you all enjoyed the book.
It’s been a busy few weeks, so I wanted to catch up with a few quick things…
First, thanks to Paul Huggins, owner of www.zombiejunky.com, who has put together my first fansite! Thanks, Paul – I’m honoured! Please head over to www.davidmoodysmonsters.com and give Paul your support. He recently added a review of DOG BLOOD and a short interview to the site.
I know it’s only a couple of days since I announced I had signed copies of DOG BLOOD available, but they’re very close to selling out already. If you wanted to get your hands on one, please head over to www.infectedbooks.co.uk quick!
Finally, thanks to all of you who’ve sent in pictures of yourselves with your copy of the new book. You must be camera shy – the entries haven’t exactly been flooding in – so everyone who’s entered so far is now guaranteed a T-shirt. Please get your entries in by Saturday. See here for details.
With DOG BLOOD finally available in the UK now (click here to order a copy – I’ll have some signed copies available through www.infectedbooks.co.uk from early next week), I thought the time was right for a very quick and easy competition for UK readers.
All you need to do is send me a photograph of yourself with your copy of the book. Email it to email@example.com by Friday 25th June. Next Saturday I’ll pick 15 – FIFTEEN! – names from the electronic hat, and each one will win a signed HATER T-shirt.
(Winners will be chosen at random. My decision is final, UK only readers for this one please – sorry, and please let me know in your email message whether you’re happy for your image to appear on this site. Thanks!)
UPDATE – 24th June – I’ve had a few messages asking for an extension to the deadline for those people who’ve ordered books direct from www.infectedbooks.co.uk this week. Everyone who’s sent me a picture so far is already guaranteed a T-shirt, but I’m now extending the giveaway until Wednesday 30th June to give everyone else time to get their cameras out and their pictures in!