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Dead Too, Rights by Jaeger

Barely human. Barely concerned. 

A meteor strikes Yellow Stone’s caldera and sets off a chain of earth shattering events. Riots and widespread panic bring cities to their knees while earthquakes ripple from sea to shining sea. As ashes fall from black clouds, people begin to die, and rise again. Zombies and super volcanoes, together at last ladies and gentlemen.

The story, set in Connecticut during modern times, follows a woman named Jaeger and the group that forms around her. She’s not a very nice person but in this new reality, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

Note: Dead Too, Rights is unfinished, and will likely remain so.  It contains pervasive graphic violence and harsh language.

An abandoned novel

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Listed: Oct 20, 2010

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Editor’s First Impression

By Linda Schoales, editor

Oct 20, 2010: The first chapter is well-written and sets up the story nicely. The narrator is a prisoner participating in a medical trial. While at the hospital, she watches the expected meteor shower on TV and sees the unexpected devastation it causes. The chapter leaves lots of interesting questions unanswered.

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The Anti-Hero

By cassandrastryffe, member

Feb 15, 2011: Jaeger is not a hero. Jaeger is not a "good guy". Jaeger is a murderer. All that being said, I still found Jaeger to be a very likeable character. She was a little hard to connect with at first, but as the entries flew by at unlikely speeds I found myself understanding her better and better. The author does a very good job of writing an apocalypse story from the point of view of one of the survivors you’d normally want to avoid. The [more . . .]

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Read it Too, alRight?

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

Oct 26, 2010: I have this horrible habit of deducting a mark if a story centres on vampires, werewolves, zombies, robots or wizards—any of the over-used tropes and characters of fantasy, horror and science fiction. I personally feel like it’s not just a well-trod path, it’s a superhighway where cliches go to die.

I’m also immensely wary of superhero stories because I grew up with that genre, too, and don’t want derivative stories—I like something to be original and compelling. Admittedly, that means I [more . . .]

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By locokarma, author of Zombie Bytes: A tale of survival.

Apr 6, 2011: I’ve never been a fan of zombies. I usually avoided anything to do zombies: Movies, books, etc. etc like the plague (no pun intended). It just wasn’t my thing.

That is until Zombieland. And that led to another website, where I saw the link to this story. And I haven’t looked back since. Jaeger’s world sucked me in at the first paragraph. It’s a dark, horrible and unforgiving world where the hero isn’t, and life is too short.

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