Zombies and guns

zombie meJust in case you missed yesterday’s, #zombiesurvivaltips tweetfest, here they are all gathered into one place, like zed-heads in a mall:

  • The zombie apocalypse (ZA) has happened. You’re in a huge mall that sells everything. What do you grab first?
  • Guns? Lots of guns?
  • You’ve just ensured you’ll last the week. Maybe five days.
  • Minor problem: Guns are loud. That one zed you shot? Great job – but now 100 more are coming your way.
  • Major problem: Guns need ammunition, and no one is making that shit any more.
  • Unless you can make it from scratch, it is a finite resource – and the clock is ticking.
  • I give it a week.
  • A bow, however… It’s quiet. No unwanted attention when you dispatch that one walker that happened to see you.
  • It kills at a distance – better than relying on that machete. (Much as I respect the machete.)
  • Ammunition for a bow CAN be made from scratch. Even a badly made arrow can do the job at close range.
  • But keep it simple. Forget compound bows. If they break, they’re hard to fix. Maybe impossible.
  • So, man up. Train up. Learn to draw a longbow.
  • If you had to, you could even make a simple bow. The materials are all around.
  • This the key to your strategy for surviving a ZA. Get medieval on its ass. Learn to make and do.
  • Learn to live free of industry. Of mass production. Of anything you cannot achieve with your own two hands.
  • So what should you have grabbed in that mall, besides food?
  • Tools. The means to make and do.
  • Congratulations. You just increased your survival chances by 1000%



The Red Hand deleted scenes – free ebook download

image001“Too much! Too much!”

That’s what my editor had said upon receipt of the manuscript of The Red Hand, whilst banging his head repeatedly on the desk.

So, I did the cutting thing – to the book, that is, not him. The end result has now been striding about the world since January, and, I’m happy to say, nabbing four and five star reviews.

But then there were the leftovers. Too good to waste. So, to mark the anniversary of Good King John’s darkest hour I cooked them up into a tasty ebook, which you can have right now, free.

To open and start reading right away, or to download and keep, just click on:

The Red Hand deleted scenes.pdf

God bless King John, and the Devil take the Lionheart!