Zombies! Episode 1: Shawn of the Dead

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Zombies! It's not the end of the world.

Shawn of the Dead is the first of a series of episodes that focuses on the more personal aspects of people as they face their regular lives against the backdrop of a zombie infection. More
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Published: Sep. 25, 2010
Words: 14,050
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452357942
About Ivan Turner

A child of the movies, I was always consumed by fantastic stories told by others and translated into adventures to be retold by me through the action figure medium. As I grew older, I put the action figures away and moved into the realm of role playing. Though I never outgrew role playing, I certainly don't have the time for it anymore. Since I was eleven years old, I've been pouring almost every ounce of creative energy I have into writing.

I graduated college in 1993 with a degree in computer science. I tried my hand at programming for a couple of years and found it pretty unsatisfying. I later became a partner at a comic book store, where I spent several years. Though it wasn't a financial success, the experience I gained from running the store and the people that I met (many whom I'm still in touch with today) was priceless. After leaving the store, I settled into a career of teaching. I still teach at a public high school in New York. Ironically, I've picked up computer programming again, which is what I mostly teach, peppered with some math courses now and again.

I've been writing the whole time.

I released my first book electronically in 2010. Forty Leap was, and still is, the pinnacle of my writing to date. It was a turning point for me in both style and story building. The Book of Revelations, which was written earlier but released later, was sort of a midway point between the writer I was and the writer I've become. I experimented with a very odd style and a story that employed diverse characters and controversial situations.

In September 2010, I released the first installment of Zombies! It went out for free, the subsequent episodes each priced at 99 cents. Zombies! has been a tremendous success for me that came very close to being made into a television series. Since Zombies!, I have written a five part miniseries called Castes and have been working on developing tabletops games, the first of which, ApocalypZe, was published in early 2014. A couple of free stories about some of the characters in ApocalypZe have been released. I have written others and am working on putting them together into a novel.

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Review by: LeeCharles on Sep. 22, 2012 : star star star star star
Great book.
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Review by: Ian Flockhart on June 06, 2012 : star star star star star
Great series. I've read and loved 1-3 so far and am back to buy more.
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Review by: Joey Jones on Nov. 17, 2011 : star star star star star
Excellent start. I will be checking out volume 2.
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Review by: KayleesMom on Aug. 19, 2011 : star star star star star
Very addictive series! I've read all ten episodes currently out and was equally capitivated by all.
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Review by: lauren on April 17, 2011 : star star star star star
Not your average gore fest. This is a sensitive and well-written piece that is well worth the read.
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Review by: Debbie McBee on March 28, 2011 : star star star star star
Hooked!
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Review by: Savage 23X on Feb. 13, 2011 : star star star
Zombies episode 1 Shawn of the Dead. This a a great little read. The characters are smart! And in zombie fiction that means a whole lot. It manny too many books the whole world is full of dumb people even the ones who make it or almost make it. I love Shawn the title character because he use his head (bad zombie pun). This feels more like what would “really” happen.
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Review by: genarch on Jan. 24, 2011 : star star star star star
This is Not your ordinary zombie story. There is some very good character development and what appears to be the start of a novel that is well worth reading.
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Review by: Lucas Hildebrand on Nov. 09, 2010 : star star star star star
Really good zombie short story. Well worth the read, especially for free.

As it states at the end of this story, this is one of ten episodes. Each new episode will be released on the last Monday of the month. The second one is out, and I plan on buying it now.
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