Please Remain Calm (This Is Not a Test, #1.5) by Courtney SummersIn this gripping sequel to THIS IS NOT A TEST, Rhys and Sloane are headed for a safe haven when they get separated along the way. Rhys is determined to reunite with Sloane until he discovers people who might need him more--people who offer him the closest hell get to everything hes lost, if they can just hold on long enough.
Rhys thinks he has what it takes to survive and find the girl he lost, but in a world overrun by the dead, there are no guarantees and the next leg of his journey will test him in unimaginable ways ...
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The inimitable Courtney Summers sat down with L. Lee : What made you want to include explorations of depression and suicide in a zombie novel? Or was it the other way around, framing a novel around mental illness and including zombies? Their faith might waver, they usually find themselves tested, but that push to keep going remains or even becomes stronger. And then I started asking myself, what if you were depressed before the apocalypse started? What if you had experienced trauma before the end of the world? What if it was already the end of your world?
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Welcome back to My Favorite Things, the weekly column where we grab someone in speculative circles to gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we sit down with short story author and occasional Speculative Chic contributor Barbara A. Spoiler alert: humorous science fiction, fantastic soundtracks, unusual zombie stories, and the future of a certain time-traveling science fiction show. Read on for more! In a previous My Favorite Things outing here at Speculative Chic, I talked about the first season of People of Earth , a new ensemble comedy about an alien abduction support group.