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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 4, 2015
Disappointing. The first of the "Chronicles" antologies that I read, this one is used by all the authors as introductions to their other work; sometimes zombie-related, most times not. And the book suffers because of it. Just to use an example, giant space bugs infected with nanites to try and defeat them but then, alas, the nanites turn them into giant space ZOMBIE bugs could be funny reading, but it's NOT worthy of a zombie anthology. Because I don't care about the space bugs or the alien people they eat, because the society they're endangering it's not mine, because I cannot emphatize with the characters or the situation. Zombie apocalypse stories are mirrors to our society, not excuses to showcase your other, unrelated, work.
There are exceptions: "Girl, Running", "Gloria" and "Curing Khang Yeo" are very, very good stories.