Our friend Angie has reviewed a couple of Wellington's books in the past, so for those of you that enjoyed his work, here is a new title that releases later this month. Of course, since this combines two things that scare me to death, the apocalyptic Mad max environment and a zombie outbreak, I'm going to hold off on reading this until Flyboy can hang around to protect me. But for all you crazies out there... Happy reading! ~Anna
POSITIVE (on sale in hardcover from Harper Voyager ) mixes the explosive action of Mad Max with sweeping storytelling, engaging human characters, and incisive social commentary
Finnegan’s life is nothing special. Living in the ruins of New York City, he spends his days scavenging for food and supplies, respecting but not really understanding the First Generation’s fear of the threat of zombies and longing for their old way of life. As a Second Generation citizen, born after zombies overran the country and then were beaten back, he has only known the world as it is: devastated. But New York hasn’t seen a zombie in years.
Until one day the infection rears its ravenous head and Finn learns in the most horrible way possible he is a carrier for the virus. Marked with a tattoo on his hand identifying him as a “Positive,” he is exiled from the city, sent to a special facility in Ohio for those like him while he waits out the viruses incubation period. If he’s still human in two years, he can return.
But Finn’s escort is attacked before he can even reach them. He is left alone to find his way across an America transformed, populated by heroes, villains, and madmen. And though zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.
David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, PA, where George Romero shot his classic zombie films. The acclaimed author is most famous for his online serialized zombie novels, the “Monster Island” trilogy, then published by Three Rivers. In 2006 he began serializing 13 Bullets. He lives in New York City.