Zombie Week

Return of the Living Tor.com Name-that-Zombie Caption Contest

To kick off Zombie Week here at Tor.com, we’re celebrating all things zombieriffic with the inevitable Return of the Living Tor.com Name-that-Zombie Caption Contest!

How do you play? It’s easy. All you have to do is come up with your best caption (50 words or less) for the zombie photo above, and post it as a comment in reply to this post. Our panel of judges will evaluate all of the entries, and our favorite one will be chosen as the winner.

Last year, we offered a superfabulous prize pack, but this year we’re offering truly the Zombie Prize Pack to end all Zombie Prize Packs. Valued at more than $500, the winner will receive signed copies of my two zombie anthologies The Living Dead and The Living Dead 2, PLUS 18 different novels, several other anthologies and collections, 5 zombie DVDs and more!

The undeadline is one week from today, Monday, September 20, at 12 PM (EST). The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 21st.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. To participate in the “Zombie Caption” contest,  leave a comment including a caption for the posted image in the comments section below, beginning Monday, 13 September, 2010 and ending on Monday, 20 September, 2010. Winners will be selected on the basis of originality, humor and creativity, each factor applied equally. Open to  registered users of Tor.com who are legal U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. For complete Official Rules, go here. Sponsor: Tor.com, a division of Macmillan, 175 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

[For a complete list of prizes, click here]


The Zombie Prize Pack to end all Zombie Prize Packs

Short Stories

  • The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams (anthology, signed)
  • The Living Dead 2 edited by John Joseph Adams (anthology, signed)
  • One Night Only by Gary Braunbeck (chapbook, signed)
  • Flesh is Fleeting… Art is Forever! by Gary Braunbeck (chapbook, signed)
  • “We Now Pause for Station Identification” by Gary Braunbeck (Rare Story Recording on CD)
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link (single-author story collection, signed)
  • The Best of All Flesh edited by James Lowder (anthology, signed)
  • Dead Set edited by Joe McKinney (anthology, signed)
  • History is Dead edited by Kim Paffenroth (anthology)
  • Thin Them Out by Kim Paffenroth, R.J. Sevin & Julia Sevin (chapbook, signed)
  • Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead edited by John Skipp (anthology, signed)


  • The Loving Dead by Ameila Beamer (novel)
  • Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Becker (novel)
  • Pariah by Bob Fingerman (novel)
  • Zombies of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor (novel)
  • Feed by Mira Grant (novel, signed)
  • Xombies: Apocalypticon by Walter Greatshell (novel, signed)
  • The Missing by Sarah Langan (novel, signed)
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (novel, signed)
  • DeadCity by Joe McKinney (novel, signed)
  • Autumn, Autumn: The City, and Autumn: Purification by David Moody (novels, rare first editions, signed)
  • Valley of the Dead by Kim Paffenroth (novel, signed)
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth andThe Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (novels, signed)
  • Monster Island, Monster Nation, and Monster Planet by David Wellington (novels, signed)
  • Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne (novel)


  • Zombie Combat Manual by Roger Ma (nonfiction, signed)
  • Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum (poetry collection, signed)
  • Red Roses and Dead Things by Seanan McGuire (Music CD, signed)
  • Zombie Dice by Steve Jackson Games (game)
  • Zombies!!! by Twilight Creations (game)


  • Night of the Living Dead directed by George Romero (DVD)
  • Day of the Dead directed by George Romero (DVD)
  • Dawn of the Dead directed by George Romero (DVD)
  • Zombieland directed by Ruben Fleischer (DVD)
  • Shaun of the Dead directed by Edgar Wright (DVD)

John Joseph Adams (www.johnjosephadams.com) is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead (a World Fantasy Award finalist), The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Barnes & Noble.com named him “the reigning king of the anthology world,” and his books have been named to numerous best of the year lists. He is also the fiction editor of the science fiction magazine Lightspeed, and is the co-host of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.


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