George A. Romero invented the modern zombie in his seminal film, Night of the Living Dead. Without Romero, there would be no World War Z, no The Walking Dead. When he died in 2017, Romero's giant, contemporary zombie novel was unfinished. Completed by bestselling author Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water) with the full cooperation of the Romero estate, THE LIVING DEAD (Tor) is an entirely new tale. Not a novelization of any of the films, it is the story of the zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind… and beyond. Kraus will be joined in conversation by Mary Roach, author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.