The Living Dead novel–finished posthumously after George Romero’s death in 2017–will hit shelves in August, instead of the previous June release date.
Tor Book this weekend said the book will be released August 4 instead of the previously-announced June 9 date. The volume will get a hardcover and digital release.
As explained The Living Dead was not completed before Romero’s death. But his manager Chris Roe and wife Suzanne Desrocher enlisted writer Daniel Kraus to finish the job. Kraus co-wrote The Shape of Water novel with Guillermo del Toro.
The book, with a 656 page count, is set in the present day. A statement included a brief synopsis of the story: A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won’t stay dead. The problems quickly spread to a midwestern trailer park, where a Black teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family.
Adding to the dilemma, living sailors are forced to hide from dead seaman aboard am aircraft carrier. And, at a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting while his undead colleagues try to devour him. Seemingly everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead.
And, if you think you know how this mess ends up, you’re probably wrong.