A Novel of Zombies, Booze, and Power Tools
Night Shade Books
On Sale: January 15, 2016
Featuring: Vasilis "Billy" Kostopolos
Hardcover / e-Book
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Science Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
Vasilis “Billy” Kostopolos is a Bay Area Rust Belt
failed sci-fi writer, successful barfly and, since the
exceptionally American zombie apocalypse, an accomplished
“driller” of reanimated corpses. There aren’t many sane,
well-adjusted human beings left in San Francisco, but
the end of the world, Billy’s found his vocation
the undead, peddling his one and only published short
and drinking himself to death.
Things don’t stay static for long. Billy discovers that
his girlfriends turn out to be homicidal revolutionaries.
collides with a gang of Berkeley scientists gone
Finally, the long-awaited “Big One” shakes the foundation
San Francisco to its core, and the crumbled remains of
Hall can no longer hide the awful secret lurking deep in
basement. Can Billy unearth the truth behind America’s
demise and San Francisco’s survival—and will he destroy
little’s left of it in the process? Is he legend, the
man, or just another sucker on the vine?
Nick Mamatas takes a high-powered drill to the lurching,
groaning conventions of zombie dystopias and conspiracy
thrillers, sparing no cliché about tortured artists,
alcoholic “genius,” noir action heroes, survivalist
or starry-eyed California dreaming. Starting in booze-
but very clear-eyed cynicism and ending in gloriously
catastrophe, The Last Weekend is merciless, uncomfortably
perceptive, and bleakly hilarious.
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