A bastard hybrid of War of the Worlds and NightÂ of the Living Dead,Â Autumn chronicles the struggle of a small group of survivorsÂ forced to contend withÂ aÂ world torn apart by a deadly disease.Â After 99% of the population of the planetÂ isÂ killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get muchÂ worse.Â Â Animated by "phase two" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering,Â quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion...Â As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence.Â Held back onlyÂ by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goalÂ - to lumber forth andÂ destroyÂ theÂ sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world:Â those who have survived the plague,Â who now find themselves outnumberedÂ 1,000,000 to 1...
Without ever using the 'Z' word,Â Autumn offers a newÂ perspective on the traditional zombie story. There's no flesh eating, no fast-moving corpses, no gore for gore's sake. Combining the atmosphere and tone of George Romero's classic living dead films with the attitude and awareness of 28 Days (and Weeks) later, this horrifying and suspensefulÂ novel isÂ filled with relentless cold, dark fear.