Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer. His recent work includes the multiple award-winning, Rot & Ruin, The King of Plagues, and Wanted Undead or Alive. He is the author of many novels and nonfiction books, more... read more
Benny Imura and his friends are reeling from the tragic events of Wawona and the second Gameland, but there's no time to stop and mourn fallen comrades. Survival in the great Rot and Ruin requires movement, and so, with heavy hearts, Benny, Ni, Lilah, and Chong continue their quest to find the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Benny Imura and his friends are reeling from the tragic events of Wawona and the second Gameland, but there's no time to stop and mourn fallen comrades. Survival in the great Rot and Ruin requires movement, and so, with heavy hearts, Benny, Ni, Lilah, and Chong continue their quest to find the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists, then humanity itself must have survived...somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.
“Other twisted and broken zoms clawed along the ground toward him, crawling over one another like maggots on a piece of bad meat.”Narrator
“Benny...most people aren't defeated--they lose!”Tom's advice to Benny
“For just a moment he saw the people they had been. Not monsters. Real people. Lost People. People who had gotten sick, or who had been bitten and who had died only to be reborn into a kind of hell beyond anything anyone should suffer.”Benny's thoughts
“Except that death collected everyone. Death is like that. Relentlessly efficient.”Lilah
“What he found instead dried the spit in his mouth and made his heart begin pounding like the hooves of a galloping horse.”Narrator (about Benny)
“That town is limbo. It's nothing, it isn't real. The people there, they're no different from the zoms. They think they're alive because they can talk, but they don't talk about anything. They chatter. They make small talk and pretend that's the same as engaging with one another. Going through the motions of life is not the same thing as living.”Nix
“And you're going to say that the tough thing to do is the right thing to do. That it's the samurai thing to do. That it's the warrior smart thing to do. That if we have information that could save lives, then it's our responsibility to do exacltly that. Right? Isn't that what you were going to say?”Nix
“Now, I'm willing to bet a brand-new ration dollar that not one of you is going to bravely stand there while I throw this <M67 fragmentation grenade>. In fact, I'm willing to bet you're all going to run away as if you really are afraid for your own lives. What do you thing about that?”Joe
“World's a big strange place, Benny. What makes you think I know everything?”Tom
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