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About Max Brooks
Max Brooks is the author of World War Z, the Zombie Survival Guide, Minecraft: The Island, and Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre. His graphic novels include GI Joe: Hearts and Minds, The Extinction Parade, Germ Warfare: A Graphic History, and The Harlem Hellfighters.
Brooks holds dual fellowships at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Modern War Institute at West Point.
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We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the pandemic.
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
“Will spook you for real.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”—USA Today
“Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist. A.”—Entertainment Weekly, EW Pick
“Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast . . . This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”—Dallas Morning News
FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD
As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death.
Yet it is also far more than that.
Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.
Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before.
Praise for Devolution
“Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)
“A rollicking adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.”—NPR
Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore!
The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appears after nightfall. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.
In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.
Collect all of the official Minecraft books:
Minecraft: The Island
Minecraft: The Crash
Minecraft: The Lost Journals
Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress
Minecraft: Guide to Exploration
Minecraft: Guide to Creative
Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End
Minecraft: Guide to Redstone
Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions
Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames
Minecraft: Guide to Farming
Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure
Minecraft for Beginners
Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder—not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon.
Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they’re closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes.
Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together—or risk losing everything.
Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.
Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack
1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don’t need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.
Don’t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset—life. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.
From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters
In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.
In THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action-packed and powerful tale of honor and heart.
From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They’ re coming. They’re hungry.
Don’t wait for them to come to you!
This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. On the African savannas, against the legions of ancient Rome, on the high seas with Francis Drake . . . every civilization has faced them. Here are the grisly and heroic stories–complete with eye-popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead.
Organize before they rise!
Scripted by the world’s leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, Recorded Attacks reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with–and survived– the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time.
MÁS DE 150.000 LECTORES ESPERAN
LA NUEVA NOVELA DEL AUTOR DE GUERRA MUNDIAL Z
Greenloop fue, hasta la inesperada erupción del Rainier, una selecta comunidad ecológica. Ubicada en los bosques del estado de Washington, a poca distancia de Seattle, ofrecía una vida idílica a sus habitantes, gracias a unos avances tecnológicos que estaban en comunión con la naturaleza.
Ahora, de entre los escombros y los rastros de sangre de la urbanización, han podido recuperarse los diarios de Kate Holland. En ellos se relata una historia demasiado espantosa para ser olvidada, tan horrenda que podría romper nuestras convicciones. Incluso las más firmes, como la solidez de nuestra civilización.
En las páginas de Involución, Max Brooks no solo hace público por primera vez el extraordinario testimonio de Kate, sino que también expone los resultados de su propia investigación sobre la masacre de Greenloop y sobre las letales criaturas que la llevaron a cabo, seres con un aura legendaria pero que se han revelado como terroríficamente reales.
¿DE QUÉ SOMOS CAPACES CUANDO QUEDAMOS AISLADOS DE LA SOCIEDAD?
La crítica ha dicho...
«Una magistral novela sobre el caos, tan adictiva como bien escrita.»
«El retrato que hace Brooks de las comunidades ecológicas tiene toda la carga de sátira de un DeLillo. Leída a la luz de la actualidad, sin embargo, se convierte en una novela desasosegante, sobre todo porque el terror no solo está donde se le espera [...] sino también en una dura verdad: nuestra apariencia de civilización y predominio tecnológico se deshace como un azucarillo ante un gran descalabro social.»
Neil McRobert, The Guardian
«Una historia visceral de supervivencia y terror.»
«A ratos mordaz, a ratos terrorífica, puede entendersecomo una severa advertencia sobre nuestra excesiva confianza en la tecnología, cuando puede ser lo primero en fallar en una situación crítica.»
Ismael Marinero, El Mundo
«Max Brooks solo sabe escribir de aquello que le fascina y, sobre todo, le aterroriza. [...] Bajo su apariencia de divertimento, los libros de Brooks son ensayos útiles para nuestra continuidad como especie.»
Juan Manuel Freire, El Periódico
«Tan sensacional como enigmático, de esos que revolucionan el motor de la imaginación del lector y le hacen creer en lo increíble.»
José María Aranzana, Libros y Literatura
«Está claro que a Max Brooks le encanta turbarnos. Lo hace en todas y cada una de sus novelas. [...] Pasarán un buen rato.»
Eduardo Izquierdo, Mondosonoro
«Después de atraerte con un arsenal de veracidad, Brooks rompe en pedazos tu inocencia, como un simio gigante machacando un cráneo con la única ayuda de sus manos. Involución hará que te lo pienses dos veces antes de reservar un fin de semana en un lugar remoto en plena naturaleza.»
«Una mezcla magistral de sátira social y terror extremo.
Each chapter of Winning Westeros provides a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the doomed butcher’s boy whom Arya Stark befriends by World War Z author Max Brooks poignantly reminds us of the cruel fate that civilians face during times of war. Another chapter on Jaqen H’ghar and the faceless men of Bravos explores the pivotal roles that stealth and intelligence play in battle. Whether considering the diplomatic prowess of Tyrion Lannister, the defiant leadership style of Daenerys Targaryen, the Battle of the Bastards and the importance of reserves, Brienne of Tarth and the increased role of women in combat, or dragons as weapons of mass destruction, Winning Westeros gives fans of Game of Thrones and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding the many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Game of Thrones itself.
Com coragem e criatividade, o nosso herói relutante irá desbravar florestas tenebrosas, escapar de masmorras profundas e derrotar monstros horripilantes.
Quem sou eu? Onde estou? E porque é que tudo à minha volta é feito de blocos?
Estas são as perguntas que um náufrago solitário faz quando chega a uma praia onde tudo é pixelizado. Até ele próprio! O problema é que não tem muito tempo para perceber o que se passa, porque está a escurecer e aquele mundo misterioso parece estar cheio de perigos. A noite cai e criaturas terríveis, como zombies e esqueletos armados, ganham vida, obrigando o náufrago a lutar pela sobrevivência. Para isso, terá de aprender a usar as ferramentas disponíveis e seguir os conselhos úteis de um aliado inesperado: uma vaca!