Original Release Date: September 4, 2009; re-released February 15, 2011
Publisher: Permuted Press (re-release)
I love a good tale of triumph, and although I could be speaking about some of the characters and situations in Todd Sprague’s “New Zed Order: Survive,” I am speaking more about the journey Sprague’s book has been through. You see, Sprague decided to self-publish his book on his own, doing all of the compiling and editing by himself, and released the book via Amazon in September 2009. A little over a year later, the book has now been picked up by Permuted Press, and will get a shiny new re-release under the company’s banner (and the marketing and name recognition that comes with it) in early 2011.
As a man who has released a self-published book myself (I compiled and edited the current version of “The G.O.R.E. Score, Vol. 1” all by myself, ah thank you), I understand many of the trials and tribulations that Sprague has gone through, and I definitely congratulate him on the successes his book has seen so far. While “NZO:S” does have some room for improvement (as does most media, really), it is a solid tale of the zompocalypse whose heavy focus and emphasis on family and long-term planning strategies really help set the book apart from the average tale of zombie terror.