Cruise of the Living Dead by Scott M. Baker

Cruise of the Living Dead

By: Scott M. Baker
Genres: Horror, Zombies
Pages: 74
Cruise of the Living Dead by Scott M. Baker

An outbreak of the living dead aboard a cruise ship. Cannibalism among the survivors of the rising. Steampunk reanimates. These are some of the nightmarish scenarios that Scott M. Baker has written about. Now most of his zombie-themed short stories have been pulled together in Cruise of the Living Dead: A Zombie Anthology. This collection contains the never-before-published short story "Recognition" which follows the turning of a human into one of the living dead from the zombie's point of view.


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Cruise of the Living Dead is an ok book. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. I do think it will appeal to other readers though.


There is a variety of stories in this book, all within the zombie realm that others will probably enjoy. I felt like some of the stories were just a bit too short and felt unfinished. I did like the creativity the author used in writing these stories. There isn’t a particular story that stands out more or less than any others, which means there wasn’t anything that grabbed my attention and left an impression.


Overall, this isn’t a bad book, it just didn’t appeal to me as much as I had hoped it would.

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About Scott M. Baker

Scott M. Baker was born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts and spent twenty-three years in northern Virginia working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Scott is now retired and lives just outside of Concord, New Hampshire along with his wife and fellow author Alison Beightol and his stepdaughter. He has written Yeitso, his homage to the giant monster movies of the 1950s that he loved watching as a kid; Rotter WorldRotter Nation, and Rotter Apocalypse, his post-apocalyptic zombie saga; The Vampire Hunterstrilogy, about humans fighting the undead in Washington D.C.; the novellas Nazi Ghouls from Space (the title says it all) and Dead Water; and his zombie-themed anthology Cruise of the Living Dead and his anthology of generic horror stories Incident on Ironstone Lane. He is currently working on a dark techno-thriller and a series about Allied intelligence officers fighting Nazi occultism in World War II.

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