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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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 of 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.

I've been writing the whole time.

I released my first book electronically in 2010. Forty Leap 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! 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.

Now, 6 years later, a 3rd Zombies! series is due to be released in September of 2016.

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About the Series: Zombies!
A man stumbles down the street and takes a bite out of a woman. When it is discovered that he's been dead for hours, it changes the rules, not only in New York City, but across the world. Zombies! is the story of society moving along at its regular pace while accepting and adapting to a new plague and a new predator on its streets and in its homes.

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Reviews of Zombies! Episode 1: Shawn of the Dead by Ivan Turner

Heather Smith reviewed on March 30, 2015
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I am on my second reading of this series. I bought all of the installments as well as all the 2.0 second series. It was well worth the small price. I RARELY by ebook like EVER so that will tell you how highly I enjoyed the series.
This is a new look at a zombie plague rather then an apocalypse which is the general mode concerning zombies. The going back in forth to see the different view points of the main characters and what is happening in there view points is brilliant! I was hooked on this first free book and hope you will also see the merit in buying from this amazing auther! Enjoy!
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l c reviewed on Sep. 20, 2014

Finally a main character that immediatley recognizes an early zombie for what it is, but still fails to stop the outbreak unless the police who apprehends him also accepts the truth.
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LeeCharles reviewed on Sep. 22, 2012

Great book.
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Ian Flockhart reviewed on June 6, 2012

Great series. I've read and loved 1-3 so far and am back to buy more.
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Joey Jones reviewed on Nov. 17, 2011

Excellent start. I will be checking out volume 2.
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KayleesMom reviewed on Aug. 19, 2011

Very addictive series! I've read all ten episodes currently out and was equally capitivated by all.
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lauren reviewed on April 17, 2011

Not your average gore fest. This is a sensitive and well-written piece that is well worth the read.
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Debbie McBee reviewed on March 28, 2011

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Savage 23X reviewed on Feb. 13, 2011

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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genarch reviewed on Jan. 24, 2011

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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