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The Dead

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The Dead

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Author: Michael Swanwick
Publisher: Publishing, 2011
Tor, 1996

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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"The Dead" presents a future world where zombies take center stage not as a threat, but as a commodity...

This Hugo and Nebula Award nominated story originally appeared in the Patrick Nielsen Hayden anthology Starlight (1996). It has been reprinted numerous times. In can be found in the anthologies:

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) edited by Gardner Dozois
Nebula Awards 33 (1999) edited by Connie Willis
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (2005) edited by Gardner Dozois
The Living Dead (2008) edited by John Joseph Adams

It also appears in the collections Tales of Old Earth (2000) and The Best of Michael Swanwick (2008).

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The Dead

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