Book #2 will be from the ultimate Indie Press. I had the chance to get in on the Kickstarter for Pedal Zombies but I didn’t. It was published by Elly Blue Publishing, an imprint of Microcosm Publishing, that is fully managed by its namesake (and Pedal Zombie’s editor) Elly Blue. An indie within an indie. Somewhere, a hipster is feeling a bit of pride about this.
I own Pedal Zombies for a couple of reasons. I didn’t kickstart it when I had the chance then saw it in B&N. I bought it out of respect for how far it came. I also like owning it because of glorious irony. I don’t know how to ride a bike. At least 3 hipsters feel off their fixies but aren’t quite sure why.
I think that revelation means my glowing review means even more. This book is perfect for what it is. Usually the zombies are the undead as we’ve always known them but some are zombie cars or sentient bikes or bike riding zombies. The core themes of bikes, zombies, and strong women are strong and go in so many great directions.
These stories are short, sweet, and rife with possibility. There wasn’t a story I disliked. They were all gems. You can feel the magic and size of these worlds despite the small number of pages. I’d love to see some of these explored more deeply. Overall, 5 out of 5 stars.