Max Brooks, World War Z

Max Brooks is the author of the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z this post contains videos of his interviews and talks relating to these books.

Zombie Survival Guide
by Max Brooks (2003)
The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack
1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don’t need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks [Random House, Inc]

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks (2006)
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

The audiobook version of World War Z, performed by a full cast including Alan Alda, Mark Hamill and John Turturro, won an Audie Award in 2007.

Reading because:
This was the The Sword and Laser book for June 2010.

Max Brooks on the Making of his Audiobook WORLD WAR Z
Author Max Brooks discusses the making of his audio book WORLD WARZ with Listening Library and Suvudu fans. (SDCC 2009)

Max Brooks Q&A pt. 1, Comic-Con 2008
Max Brooks, author of World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide, spoke at Comic-Con San Diego 2008.

Max Brooks Q&A pt. 2, Comic-Con 2008

Max Brooks Q&A pt. 3, Comic-Con 2008

Max Brooks Q&A pt. 4, Comic-Con 2008

Max Brooks on Zombie Survival; Part 1
Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, gives a lecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on surviving a zombie outbreak and the aftermath.

Max Brooks on Zombie Survival; Part 2

Max Brooks on Zombie Survival; Part 3

Max Brooks on Zombie Survival; Part 4

Max Brooks on Zombie Survival; Part 5

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