Publisher Description

In a world overrun by the living dead, every victim has a story. These are some of those stories. This collection of six short stories from a world ravaged by the LZR-1143 virus tell the tale of six different people, all of whom fell victim to the creatures spawned by the deadly plague.

From the pilot of a commercial aircraft, overrun in midair, to the lonely soldier stranded high above a world of the undead, the six characters each face their own fears and mortality in different ways.

This 20,000 word short-story collection features a unique selection of characters from the original zombie novel by Bryan James, LZR-1143: Infection, and from the upcoming, soon to be released sequel, LZR-1143: Evolution. Each character appeared, or will appear, only fleetingly in the longer novels, but each has their own unique thread in the LZR-1143 storyline, all of which are exposed in these short excerpts from their final hours alive.

The collection includes The Pilot, The Boy, The Inmate, The Fry Cook, The Subway Passenger, and The Sniper. In The Pilot, a commercial aviator sees his last flight end in a way he never could have imagined. In The Boy, a family trip is cut short, and a lonely homecoming is not at all as he anticipated. We see the surprising genesis and true identity of a traveling companion of Mike McKnight in The Inmate, while The Fry Cook reveals the final moments of a teenage fast food worker. In The Subway Passenger, we learn that in the case of zombie apocalypse, you’d probably rather be aboveground. And in The Sniper, the surprising truth that there are some fates that cannot be fought, even with a fifty caliber rifle.

Fiction & Literature
April 17
Bryan James

Customer Reviews

DarkGhostGizmo ,


Some very good zombie stories, well written. It's nice to read a book like this, which has stories of normal people, not all of them good, rather than perfect survivor stories. Check this out, great read!

LordWilliamHenry ,

Poor choice of words

The writing style just wasn't for me, feel like I could of worded it all better. Sorry

Nacci2 ,

An ok book

There was many sections of thrilling content and decent amounts of them. If there was more of the story's it would have been a better book especially if they were longer, I would have read the rest of the series if they had more decent content.

I would recommend a thicker read with more detailed and descriptive content. I prefer a zombie or horror book with more detail. This was a good read, even though I do not want to read the whole series I do not regret reading it.

Another reason I may have rated this a low rating is that in many of the story's went into great unnecessary detail that just twists the main story and confuses it. If the useless detail was removed it would be a decent story. Most of the useless story is the main character describing their emotions, if it was removed it might ruin it so egg ore my choice if you want.

I may have been a little bit harsh with the three star rating but I stand by my final decision, even though other readers may disagree with me and my decision, it was an ok book. I hope people who enjoyed this book read the rest of the series end enjoy them as much.

Overall I give it three to four stars for ok content and an enjoyable read, another series of books to read is Charlie Hinson's The Enemy, it was a thick exciting flashback filled enjoy able read.

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