Lockdown Anthology: A Dystopian Anthology
A collection of ten terror-filled zombie stories from some of your favorite zompoc authors.
When the zombie apocalypse hits, you want to be prepped, ready, and around people you know you can count on.
Now imagine the exact opposite…
The outbreak has just begun and you’re trapped at work, the building is in lockdown and you only have your fellow co-workers to watch your back. Would you survive, or would the bitch woman on reception be your downfall?
Could you really fight the dead with only your meagre office supplies, or is your hidden skill-set going to be vital to yours and everyone else’s survival?
If the zombie virus was within your customers, could you kill them? After all, the customers always right…right?
Well that’s what the heroes and villains in this anthology have to decide.
Some floors will thrive…
Others will try…
And some will only have their screams to comfort them in their final hour.
Foreword by Timothy W. Long
Lockdown is a cool zombie Horror anthology featuring a couple of my favorite zombie authors. The basis of the anthology is there is a 13 story building which is supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the city of Chicago that is placed on lockdown after an attack of some sort in the lobby. The stories are what are happening on each floor as the lockdown is occurring. I think it’s a fun way to set up an anthology.
One of the things I liked about Lockdown was the setup. With any office building, there is usually a variety of businesses contained within. In this building, there are things from tattoo parlors, to robotics labs, to apocalypse prepping, to a seemingly mythological porn studio. I think it adds to the variety of situations each floor is placed in and gives the reader plenty of different scenarios they could find themselves in had they been in that situation.
On occasion, there are references within the stories linking them to other stories in the book. I liked that as well. I thought it was a cool way to keep everything connected. My favorite story was Merry Maids by Kate Cord. It was pretty twisted. Some of the stories have a bit more humor in them than others.
Overall, Lockdown is an exciting anthology, providing the reader with a variety of scenarios and stories that are relatable to for the most part. It makes us really think about what the perfect place to have been caught in the apocalypse would be, and what could go wrong if you are. I do find myself wondering what happens next for all of the stories.