Saturday, March 30, 2013

Zombies may not be legally liable for attacking you.

Turning into a zombie isn't exactly fun, but there could be one advantage: You may not be legally responsible for whoever you kill and eat while in the state.

That's the verdict from Ryan Davidson, a lawyer who focuses on the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers at his blog, Law And The Multiverse.

"It depends on how the disease works," he told The Huffington Post. "If zombies are effectively unconscious, then they would be incapable of performing voluntary actions and thus immune to criminal liability (or civil liability, for that matter). The zombies in the most recent 'I Am Legend' movie appear to be fully conscious, if perhaps a bit aggressive, so they could potentially be found liable. But in most others, probably not."
Daily said that a zombie apocalypse would be a mess for courts because the law sees consciousness as a black and white issue.

"From the law's perspective someone is either fully alive or fully dead; the law doesn't recognize the undead as a separate category (they are fictional, after all)," he told HuffPost by email. "I don't know that a separate category is necessary, though. In most zombie fiction, the zombies are either 'irreversibly deceased but reanimated corpses' or they are still-living humans whose behavior has been affected by supernatural means or a virus of some kind."

Davidson said there is also the question of whether zombies would have legal rights if brought to trial. He said it depends on how it reached the undead state.

"If 'zombies' are re-animated corpses, then no. The dead have no rights," he said. "But if 'zombies' are living people infected with some kind of virus, like in '28 Days Later,' then still have all the same rights they did before infection.

"If the crimes were committed while they were a zombie, and if the zombie condition causes legal insanity (basically defined in many states as not knowing what you are doing and not knowing that what you are doing is wrong), then they would have an insanity defense, even if they were later cured," he said. "Some crimes have statutes of limitations that might run, but murder has no statute of limitations, and that's the crime most people are going to care about."

Read more here: Zombies May Not Be Legally Responsible For Eating Bra-a-a-ains

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Dead War Series Trilogy. A little info on my new book.

Hi my name is George Cook the author of The Dead War Series Trilogy. Welcome to the Dead War Series. I hope you enjoy this first trilogy of The Dead War Series as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you for buying my book.

As with many things some things don't go the way we envisioned the first time around. I loved the way The Dead War Series books came out but they can always be better. Also a few minor issues I felt needed to be addressed.

This combined trilogy is canon or mythology for The Dead War Series. This is the official version. I want that known because it ignores the short story "Doctor" which was written when The Dead War Series was meant to go a different direction and end very differently. So basically what I'm trying to get across is that "Doctor" is not Canon and as far as I'm concerned it never happened. :)

To those of you who have already brought the first three books I want to let you know that there are not many changes.

Actually only three.

For a long time I have wanted to add the short story “Safe Zone” into the main narrative. I wanted to do this for two reasons. The most important reason being to properly introduce Liu into the series proper.

Previously he had only appeared in the short stories which took place before or during the first book. The second reason was to have Richards say the line “The US Army doesn't run from any enemy, living or dead.” In the series proper. It was only said in the short story “Safe Zone”.

The second change was to better describe the physical characteristics of the Delice character.

The last change was letting everyone know what happened to the character of Ingrid. Oddly enough she did not appear at all in Book Three: War after appearing in book two. That was something that has now been corrected.

So I guess that's about it and thank you all for your support.

George L. Cook III

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Walking Dead Sneak Peek Season 3 Finale, Welcome To The Tombs

Here is a sneak peek of The Walking Dead Season Three Finale, Welcome to the Tombs.

New World War Z Trailer

Here is the second trailer for World War Z.

Available Now! The entire Dead War Series Trilogy for $2.99

This is George cook the author of The Dead War Series and I am happy to announce to you all that all 3 Dead War Series books are now available in one book for $2.99. A savings of $3.

The Dead War Series Trilogy includes:

The Dead War Series Book One:

In the year 2053 the dead walked. Mankind was caught off guard at first but within six years mounted a massive military assault on the dead.
These are the stories of those that caused The Dead War.

These are the stories of some trying to find a "cure".

These are the stories of some of those men and women that fought back.

These are the stories of those that are just trying to survive the nightmare of the walking dead.

This is the story that introduces Sergeant Richards.

The Dead War Series Book Two Abomination:

The battle against the dead continues. Sergeant Richards is back on a even more dangerous mission than before. This time he has help in the form of Sergeant Jackson and the Peacemakers. He will need it!
Richards and the others face a new and even more powerful enemy as they search for what they think can help end the war against the dead.

Surprises galore as it's revealed who released the Beserker Virus and why
The Dead War Series Book Three: WAR

When the dead walk and vampires attacks we had three choices. Run, fight, or die. The U.S. Army doesn't run! The war between humanity, the dead, and now the vampires continue. As vampire kind launches an all out attack against The Rock, Sgt. Richards fights to protect a little girl who is mankind's last hope.

Will Richards save her?

Will mankind survive?

Find out in book three of The Dead War Series!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

During a zombie apocalypse who are you going to save your best bud or Mila Kunis?

Alright guys check out this scenario. You are now super rich and living in Hollywood when a zombie apocalypse strikes. You and your best friend are running to your Lamborghini Aventador ( a two seater ). As you are about to jump into the car Mila Kunis comes running into the picture screaming for help. Now only one other can fit in the car. Who are you saving, your best bud for life who has attended your wedding and is your child's Godfather or Mila Kunis?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What's worse? Being black on The Walking Dead or wearing a red shirt on Star Trek?

If you have watched The Walking Dead you know that it ain't easy being African american and staying alive in a post apocalyptic world. In Three seasons we have lost Jacqui ( Season One ), T-Dog, Duanne, and Oscar. ( all in season three ). We still have Michonne, Tyrese, and Morgan ( but he's bat shit crazy ) and the quiet guy with the crossbow who is with the Governor. But then again they were all introduced in season three and T Dog and Oscar had to go to make room I guess. But we still have three episodes left in season three so there's still time for someone to die.

This got me to wondering. What do you think is safer? Being black on The Walking Dead or wearing a red shirt on Star Trek. What do you think?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Saturday Night Live spoofs The Walking Dead!

On this past weeks Saturday Night Live there was a spoof of The Walking Dead. To be honest it's not particularly funny but nothing says you have arrived like being spoofed by SNL. Watch the sketch below

The Dead War Series Books 1 available now for, Nook, Kobo, and at Smashwords!

Great news! In addition to being available at Amazon for the Kindle The Dead War Series Books 1 is now available elsewhere. The books are now available for Nook, Kobo, and at Smashwords. You can also buy the books in a epub format and for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, & smashwords right from this blog using the embed below: The books cost $1.99 everywhere.

"The Dead War Series Book One" by G Eorge Cook on Ganxy

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 1, The Walking Dead Panel Discussion Featuring Most Of The cast.

Check out this panel discussion from The Walking Dead cast & crew at PaleyFest 2013 on March 1, 2013.

Chris Hardwick host of The Talking Dead moderated the panel and the guests included Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, and Emily Kinney. watch that panel discussion below.

Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies headed to the big screen.

Panorama Media announced today ( March 1, 2013 ) they are joining Darko Entertainment, Handsomecharlie Films and producer Allison Shearmur in the production of Seth Grahame-Smith¹s worldwide best seller PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. The company will come on to produce, finance and will handle foreign sales on the film. Based on the book, the script is written by David O’Russell.

The film will be produced by Darko Entertainment’s Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch and Allison Shearmur of Allison Shearmur Productions. It will be executive produced by Darko’s Edward H. Hamm Jr., Aleen Keshishian and Panorama’s Marc Butan.

The team is currently out to directors, and the film will be packaged for Cannes where Panorama’s international sales unit, headed by Kimberly Fox, plans to introduce the title. CAA, which brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, represents the film’s domestic distribution rights.

Published by Quirk Books, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US, and has been translated into over two dozen languages.