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Running scared?   Don’t worry…

…read some dystopian fiction to take your mind of this ongoing madness called politics.

Find the crème de la crème of zombie fiction.

I’ve put together a list of some utterly disturbing (great!) zombie books while waiting for ‘The Walking Dead’ to continue… …and the world going back to some kind of sanity.

If you are low on funds and wonder if those free books on Amazon are any good, I struggled through a lot to them. Here is a list of cheap thrills worth having a look at, either free or published for Amazon’s Kindle for peanuts.



For the woman and her furry companions, the journey was far from over. They had already survived countless dangers – hunger, thirst, and the constant threat of attack from both humans and other creatures that roamed the wasteland. But they refused to give up, to succumb to the despair that threatened to engulf them. Instead, they pressed on with a quiet determination, their bond of loyalty and trust unbroken even in the face of such adversity.

As they walked, the woman felt a sense of purpose that she had never felt before. She had always been a lone wolf, preferring the solitude of her own company to the distractions and complexities of human interaction. But now, with her pack of dogs at her side, she felt a connection that went beyond words, beyond even the barriers of species.

She knew that the road ahead would be long and difficult, that there would be more challenges and dangers waiting for them. But she was determined to face them head on, to protect her dogs and to find a way to survive in a world that had fallen apart at the seams. Together, they pressed on into the unknown, their spirits unbroken, their eyes fixed on the future.

As the sun began to dip below the horizon, the woman and her pack of dogs finally spotted a building on the edge of the road. It was a bar – or what had once been a bar, before the world had ended. The windows were boarded up, and the sign out front was faded and peeling. But to the woman and her dogs, it was a beacon of hope.

She approached the door cautiously, her hand on the handle of her knife just in case. She pushed it open slowly, the creaking of the hinges echoing through the empty building. The bar was dark and silent, the air thick with dust and the smell of stale beer. But the woman could see movement in the shadows…

Zombies at a bar

The scene was surreal – a group of undead creatures, typically known for their mindless hunger for human flesh, now posing for a photograph as if they were regular patrons at a local bar. But perhaps it was a testament to their adaptability, their willingness to find joy in the unlikeliest of places, or their capacity for humor even in the face of their own decay.

Cyborg Child

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Cyborg boy

Once a typical teenage boy, now a cyborg with cybernetic enhancements that have altered both his body and his mind. His once average strength and intelligence have been augmented to superhuman levels, allowing him to accomplish feats that were once impossible. But with great power comes great responsibility, and he struggles to come to terms with the changes he has undergone. He is caught between two worlds, trying to find his place in a society that sees him as neither fully human nor fully machine. Despite the challenges he faces, he remains determined to use his abilities to make a positive impact on the world, and perhaps even find a way to bridge the gap between humanity and technology.

Something has gone wrong…

Something has gone wrong…

As so often I’ve been thinking about robots, artificial intelligence and what will become of us humans in the future while creating this piece. Will we just endlessly keep consuming? Will robots take over human reproduction because all that is left is some greedy, organic matter? And why would they do it? Because we created them in our best image – the one that is caring, thoughtful and supportive? I will give it some more thought…  

“Artificial intelligence (AIin healthcare is the use of algorithms and software to approximate human cognition in the analysis of complex medical data. Specifically, AI is the ability for computer algorithms to approximate conclusions without direct human input.”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth

Scorched-earth tactics are a military strategy that destroys all resources that might be useful to the advancing enemy. Why we are destroying our planet with global warming without an enemy in sight is beyond me… Perhaps it is the enemy inside us that drives us? The enemy that is called: greed or fear or simply dumb-ass!

I am an artist, not a writer, but thought about the first line of a dystopian novel:  People embraced the first heatwave in the summer of 2018.

As I said, I am not a writer, but I would start a piece of apocalyptic fiction in the here and now  – the nightmare is already in full swing.

For artwork enquiries please visit my website

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Are you lost?

Steve Cutts video for Moby ‘Are you lost in a world like me?’

It has been nominated for a Webby award in the film and animation category. If you like it, and how can one not? Vote for it at the Webby Awards I did…

Girls Girls Girls

book cover with girl in the title

Bestselling books with ‘girl’ in the title

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, The Girl with all the Gifts, The Girl in the Red Coat, The Girl Who Lied – all been flying off the shelves, or rushing through the download ether. By the way, I have read them all and liked them.

So if you are an author at a loose end, not knowing what to write about, you should think about a young female lead (she doesn’t need to be a heroine, even though I would welcome it, she can be psychologically challenged or simply an alcoholic, even a child will do) and stick ‘girl’ somewhere in the title. And off into bestselling orbit, you should go. Oh, also make sure it is a page turner. The competition is stiff and you’ll be compared with the other ‘girl’ books.

The Girl with all the Gifts book cover
The Girl with all the Gifts book cover

Why do I go on about this on a dystopian blog you might wonder? Well, I wanted to present ‘The Girl with all the Gifts’ by M. R. Carey, one of the best zombie novels ever written. This is the ‘girl’ novel with the apocalyptic fix (you know what I mean), you really ought to read. It is utterly unique and stands head above shoulders in a genre that seems to attract the most talentless of writers.

More notable dystopian ‘girl’ books

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

And while we are on the subject of apocalyptic fiction featuring girls in the lead, the wonderful Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is another must-read book by an exceptionally gifted writer.

And it is not just me saying it. To prove it, Emily St. John Mandel has a handful of credentials to her name, among them: WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2015, as well as, New York Times Bestseller.

And last but not least, there is my favorite zombie book of all times: The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell. I have written a review a while back which you can read here.

If you have written a dystopian, apocalyptic or crime book with or without girl in the title and need a good book cover designer, Jacqueline Abromeit at goodcoverdesign.co.uk should be able to help.

Parasite; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse

Parasite; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse

Parasite; The True Story of the Zombie Apocalypse by Doug Ward

It has been a while since I have seen a semicolon in a title, but hey, just because I don’t really know where they have to go…

Harry, a workaholic entomologist, barely a lose limb away from Asbergers, turns hero motivated by wanting to rescue his wife Melissa who is stuck at her nine-to-five when the dead rise.

At times it is as amateurish and childish as the cover suggest. Dual narrative doesn’t really give another perspective, nor voice. Characterisation is thinner as a bug’s leg. And having said all that, just like the cover, it is not without talent. Action and settings are great – as long as nobody thinks or speaks too much it flows along nicely.

It is one of the few free-bees I finished because, almost to my surprise, I found myself wanting to know what happens next. I wasn’t curious enough to pay money for part 2, but wouldn’t blame anyone who does.

Merkel visits Trump

Ha ha ha – her look is priceless. Apart from some funny moments like these, the whole visit was a waste of time.  It is not that we needed another proof of this man’s rudeness and incompetence.