Best-selling UK author David Moody returns to the world of his ground-breaking AUTUMN novels
By: Infected Books
At the turn of the century, frustrated by his experiences of publishing, David Moody took a gamble that paid off when he began giving his books away online. These days you can download more free eBooks than you could ever need, but back then the approach was revolutionary. And Moody managed to time it perfectly. Fuelled both by the growth of the eBook market and the public's revitalised love of all things zombie thanks to the success of films such as 28 DAYS LATER and DAWN OF THE DEAD, he had a surprise hit on his hands. Almost a million free copies of AUTUMN were downloaded.
A series of sequels followed, as did a low-budget movie adaptation which starred the late David Carradine in his final screen role. When Guillermo del Toro bought the movie rights to another one of his novels – HATER – Moody's back-catalogue was snapped up by St Martin's Press and his indie hits were thrust into the mainstream.
'I promised myself I'd only ever write more AUTUMN novels if I had the right story to tell,' Moody says. A chance meeting in the middle of a chaotic early morning rush-hour in pre-pandemic London was the trigger. 'AUTUMN has always been about how the handful of survivors cope when the rest of the population has died then become reanimated as a result of some horrific, airborne virus. I couldn't think of a better – or worse, depending on your perspective – place to be than rush-hour London where people are so densely packed together. And, of course, since early last year the pandemic has added a whole new layer to just about every dystopian story.'
AUTUMN: DAWN (ISBN 978-0957656383)
Praise for AUTUMN: DAWN
"An unabated, unforgiving onslaught of intensity that takes aim at both the light and dark side of humanity. Like a punch to the gut, it knocks the wind out of you on the opening page and keeps you gasping for air until the very end."--BookNest
"A triumphant return to the rotting world of AUTUMN and I cannot wait to see where the story heads next. 10/10"--The Rotting Zombie
"David Moody's AUTUMN: DAWN breathes new life into my favourite undead series." --Craig DiLouie, author of THE CHILDREN OF RED PEAK