Well, folks. It's official -- the CDC has issued its preparedness checklist for the Zombie Apocalypse. Personally, I've never quite "gotten" the zombie thing -- they're dead AND rotting, their dinner choices are parts that most Westerners don't eat anymore, their conversational skills are nil, and they're not even into fashion, ice cream or good books. At least vampires can clean up and retract their fangs . . .
But I digress. It's true about the CDC's preparation advice. From the CDC Social Media blog:
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.Turns out, all the steps folks should take to prepare for Zombocalypse are the same things we should do to prepare for a tornado, hurricane, or flood. Who knew, a little pre-planning can kill multiple natural disaster birds with one stone!
Of course, if you want to study up on all the ways a zombie invasion could come about, we've got plenty of choices here in the library (mostly in the fiction section . . ).
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (and a graphic novel version too)
- Gil's All-Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
- The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
- Soulless by Christopher Golden
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (on order)
- Zombocalypse Now by Matt Youngmark
- The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis
And if you want to cover all the possibilities:
- The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven
- The Encyclopedia of Survival Techniques by Alexander Stillwell
Meet you at the mailbox.