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    Zombie Cells created in New Mexico lab

    Think the only zombies out there are the ones you see in science fiction movies? Think again. Researchers in New Mexico say they’ve created zombie cells — near-perfect replicas of mammalian cells that can perform many of the same functions despite the fact that they’re not actually alive. But instead of pursuing and eating people […] More

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    Anatomy of Infection

    Zombie Guide Magazine knows that  in any effort you make to categorize the anatomy of infection that is the Z-Virus, it is important for you to understand how a person becomes zombie. To do that, we will take you through a short look at viruses and how they affect humans. There are some things that […] More

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    The Biology of Zombies: A Primer – Part 3

    Part 3 Rabies Rabies is a virus that has struck at the heart of mans’ fear for centuries.  It still stirs those feelings today, even though we have vaccines that can prevent people from dying.  That is, if it is caught in time.  Once a human starts showing symptoms of rabies, it is too late […] More

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    Differences Between Surviving Fast and Slow Zombies

    Differences Between Surviving Fast and Slow Zombies There are some fundamental differences between fast and slow zombies that one must be aware of before one may make a sensible contingency plan for an outbreak of either type of zombie. The “Fast Zombie” Controversy Many Zombie enthusiasts deny that the creatures depicted in 28 Days Later, […] More

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    Zombie Law and Order

    If you’ve watched at least one zombie movie, you know that when the zombies invade it’s going to be everyone for themselves. There will be no more law enforcement, no more 9-1-1, and there certainly won’t be any legal process to speak of (actually, that might be a good thing, because I’m not convinced that our […] More

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    Disease During the Apocalypse

    An often overlooked consequence of the zombie apocalypse, or any disaster, is the greater chance of death due to disease.  There are many diseases to consider on this topic, but I shall only choose those that will be the most impactful early on.  Simply, diseases carried by mosquitoes will greatly increase during the first years […] More

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    The Transformation Stages

    The stages of zombie transformation are the same that occur in vampires, with two major differences: in zombies, the onset of symptoms and transformation occurs much faster and has no relation to the cycles of day and night. Stage One: Infection. Symptoms of zombie infection appear quickly: within one or two hours, the victim will […] More

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    The Biology of Zombies: A Primer

    Part 1 Zombies have been around for quite some time. But over the years, we have seen an evolution in zombie biology. What I have noticed is that as we begin to better understand science, our zombies change. In many cases, our zombies reflect what we don’t understand about biology. As you will learn or […] More

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    Zombie Blood Is Highly Infectious

    Take a second to inspect your body. How many tiny cuts and scrapes or little rips on your cuticles did you find? I bet at least a few you didn’t realize were there. Now imagine your fighting for your life against a zombie or two and you manage to kill them. The blood gets everywhere. […] More

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    The Biology of Zombies: A Primer – Part 2

    Part 2 Fungus Fungi are a very diverse and interesting group. At the mention of fungi, most of us think of mushrooms sprouting in our yard. But there are a few species that are very animal like, able to move through the environment in order to acquire food.  Most fungi are decomposers, breaking down dead […] More

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    Why Zombies Will Be Slow *GRAPHIC IMAGES*

    My dozens of adoring fans will be happy to know I am working on my third novel. It’s a vampire romance that centers around a young woman’s struggle to maintain her humanity while being courted by a powerful, centuries-old vampire that is gothically handsome and very emo. No, I’m just kidding. It’s another zombie book. […] More

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    Zombie Science 1Z

    Zombie Science 1Z? A lecture dedicated to the science of zombies? Zombie Science 1Z is described as a “spoof lecture on the real science behind the undead.” Despite the emphasis placed on Science, I attended the lecture expecting it to follow in the general direction of Max Brooks’ “The Zombie Survival Guide”; the skeptical and […] More