For those of you out there that, like me, want to know how things come about in storylines, look no further than Zombie Fallout 3.5: Dr Hugh Mann, a perfect short story installment in the Zombie Falloutseries by Mark Tufo, zombie genius extraordinaire.
This one doesn’t follow Mike Talbot, but rather gives us an incite into how the zombie virus came about. It turns out, as in any good zombie apocalypse book, that the virus was going to be used by the government to destroy a huge population of the Earth so that there are more resources in the control of said government. Only things go horribly wrong, as they so often do under the penmanship of Mr Tufo.
At first the virus is discovered by scientist Dr Hugh Mann, who soon realises that it is not a good thing, so tries to hide it, knowing that if the government get their hands on it, it would be used for their own gains. However, it seems that they did get their hands on it because it is soon being tested as a weapon in an underground military base, a weapon to win the second world war. But when the devastation it can create becomes clear this particular experiment gets shut down, possibly because it was seen as too inhumane for America’s enemies in the war. But then the virus is stolen again and finds its way into the hands of the people who want to basically take over the world.
So we are all screwed.
This is another brilliant read by Mark, and really shines a light on things. Plus it’s a perfect tale of greed…everyone’s favourite type of story :).