Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
The Undead return in this short dark satire that ties together global warming, unemployment and zombies. *** After an historic confluence of political, social, economic and climatic events lowers employment while raising the dead, a man in a soup line considers making the ultimate sacrifice...for a job. More

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About Saul Tanpepper

Saul spent his formative years in a creaky century-old house overlooking the Erie Canal in Upstate New York. His bedroom was a refurbished attic, which he shared with all manner of creatures, not all, he is convinced, flesh and blood.

After bouncing around the US and Europe, he settled down to pursue a career in the sciences, opting to study the mysteries of human molecular genetics. But even positions as an experimental biologist, teacher, manager and biotech entrepreneur could keep him from his true love: literature.

eFiction magazine calls Saul a writer armed with "a PhD and a whacked out sense of humor." He now writes speculative fiction full time from his attic-less home in the San Francisco Bay Area, which he shares with his wife, kids, four dogs, three cats, six chickens and the occasional possum.

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Review by: Carl Martin on May 28, 2012 :
Whacked out humor, some political digs and even an Al Gore reference, February 4, 2012

Picked this up this morning for free. It's a nice short, quick read, and my fourth Tanpepper short story title. Loved the biting satire when the narrator describes how the zombies came to be. I won't ruin it for others, but he takes a swipe at Al Gore that had me laughing out loud. The setting (in a soup line) yields an anachronistic feel to this clearly futuristic story, but its themes of global warming and unemployment problems make this relevant to today's issues. The twist at the end had me laughing both with and at the narrator, which, I think, was the intent.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: May Water on May 19, 2012 :
hahahaha! Okay, so that was good. Dark and good. Zombies and humor, an unexpected good mix. It also feels good to laugh at the human race. After all, we ARE all very silly when it comes down to it. The author has something here. LIKE!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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