Author Stephen Wayne puts a unique twist on the post-apocalyptic horror genre by telling a gripping tale through the perspective of one of the infected. The plot is evenly paced, with a few well-placed curve balls that take you by surprise. – Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite ?????
In a city ravaged by an undead plague, Steve, a seasoned detective, finds himself ensnared in unimaginable horror. His body, overcome by the infection, roams with the mindless horde. Yet, miraculously, his consciousness persists, distinguishing him as a unique aberration among the undead.
As his physical form drifts unchecked among the undead, his fragmented memories coalesce into a grim puzzle, providing vital clues about the onset of the apocalypse. Aware his time is limited, Steve’s mind strains relentlessly to decode the mystery of the epidemic that he failed to investigate and which has now seized his world.
Amid the unrelenting terror, he clings tenaciously to his dwindling humanity, driven by an insatiable need for answers and the faint glimmer of redemption before time runs out. His journey teeters on the precipice of danger; every breath he draws is borrowed, and each heartbeat could be his last, as survivors, determined to reclaim their city, pose a relentless threat.
“Steve the Zombie” invites you on a chilling, adrenaline-fueled journey into the heart of a dystopian nightmare. Witness a struggle where hope wrestles with despair, as a man trapped within his own body battles the living nightmare that’s consumed him to unearth the truth that eluded him in life. This haunting narrative exposes the stark reality behind the undead apocalypse, offering a perspective on horror that you’ve never experienced before.
Steve the Zombie by Stephen Wayne is the first book in this genre where the story is narrated from the point of view of the zombie, ever. The writing is clean, the action is riveting, and the shock factor is pitch-perfect. – Asher Syed, Readers’ Favorite ?????
About the Author
Stephen Wayne, a pseudonym for Hungarian-based author István Szabó, is an internationally recognized literary professional with clients hailing from over 70 countries. His diverse background includes a stint in collaboration with law enforcement and governmental agencies, contributing to national security efforts.
In his downtime, Stephen is an avid adventurer, with interests ranging from martial arts – boasting years of kickboxing and Muay Thai training – to scuba diving, a pursuit for which he is officially licensed. An enthusiast of sailing and photography, he also enjoys delving into history and exploring his passion for cinema and other visual arts.
Drawing inspiration from a world as diverse as his interests, Stephen channels his experiences into his writing, with a particular fondness for exploring the darker facets of human nature against a backdrop of suspense and mystery. His favorite authors include H.P. Lovecraft and Philip K. Dick, and their influence can often be felt in his work. As a fan of science fiction and horror, these genres have significantly shaped his literary perspective.
Above all, he is a proud father to Christopher and a loving husband to Barbara.
From the startling plot twists to the intense scenes and amazing book cover, I loved everything about this novel. I finished the book in one sitting because it had a smooth flow, and I did not want to miss anything. – Luwi Nyakansaila, Readers’ Favorite ?????