Wednesday, December 18, 2013

John Ringo

I heard John Ringo wrote a zombie book. Or two.  Shotguns, I hear, figure prominently.


"You never select a shotgun as your primary anti-zombie firearm. It's great for onesy twosey, but zombies travel in hordes. The reload time is onerous, and the ammo, while effective, is heavy and bulky and short ranged." 

I'll give him a break. His zombies, depicted, don't seem to be standard shamblors.  The infection is airborne, I believe.  Meaning your few isolated survival partners could turn.  Fewer hordes like that.  A bite driven infection is a solid bubble of spreading infection on a map spreading from transportation hubs.  Airborne, you could see scattered outbreaks jumping barriers.   

Must read the book and report back.


Bubblehead Les. said...

I've read the book, TWICE. Very Good! The Shotgun usage is appropriate to the scenarios in which they are used.

And it looks like it's a continuing series.

Highly Recommend it.

Aaron said...

I second BL's recommendation.

It's a darn good read. It has a believable (and pretty darn scary if you extrapolate it) scenario as far as these things go, and the gun-play including using shotguns makes sense and does actually get discussed in the book.

Worth reading and I've already pre-ordered the next book in the series.

Eainsdad said...

The second book in the series is out for E-readers if you check on Amazon.
Under a Graveyard Sky and
To Sail a Darkling Sea