Zombie/Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story -Humor/Horror By Ian McClellan


Ian McClellan's new humorous novel fuses the fictional world of zombies with the real-life troubles of a politically stagnant nation.
Ian: The idea just kind of hit me one day. Zombie/Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story, as the title would suggest, is a zombie story with a lot of political and social satire thrown into the mix. I've become very cynical toward politics. During the debt ceiling debate in 2011 there was a congressman who demanded cuts in some program (Medicaid or Planned Parenthood- something along those lines) to pay for disaster relief in an area that had been decimated by tornadoes. I wondered how that crowd would react to the dead rising. It was hard to imagine them doing anything but screwing up royally. I sat down and started writing.
It's a different take on the zombie tale, with a background story focusing on the government's ineptitude in dealing with the crisis. Instead of taking constructive measures, they point fingers at each other. The national media referees the fight when they should be asking what is being done to help the American people.
As to what genre this book should be in... I've been wrestling with this. It's listed in horror, but I'm still not sure that's where it belongs. Maybe humor, horror, satire, Armageddon, political humor, end of world, zombies, politics, comedy? How's that sound? But humor and horror pretty much top the list.

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