Review of Tony Schaab’s “The Eagle Has Reanimated”
The Eagle Has Reanimated is a short story that takes a look at the world Romero created with Night of the Living Dead and takes one of history’s most famous moments from that time period and puts them on a crash course. What if zombies had been real back in the late sixties? What if the world was just beginning to fall into the grips of the undead as NASA planned its launch of Apollo 11, putting the first man on the moon?
This is a short story, so I won’t elaborate on the plot too much. I will say that the author did some research here and gives us some interesting tidbits about each of the astronauts and other details surrounding the real elements of Apollo 11, while embellishing things with zombies in a fun and creative way that had me entertained from start to finish of this brief tale. I particularly liked some of added touches, which includes references to two characters from the movie Day of the Dead, as well as how a zombie and a breathing human would actually react to the vacuum of space.
If you are a fan of the classic Romero zombie, and especially his first trilogy of movies, this story fits in perfectly with that world…and beyond!
The Eagle Has Reanimated can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Has-Reanimated-Zombie-ebook/dp/B004KSPX00/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1296487842&sr=1-1