Black Tide Rising

Black Tide Rising

by John Ringo, Gary Poole

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A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson and more.

The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late" . . .as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry.

Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezella--cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot--and more.

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About Black Tide Rising:
"Set in Ringo's "Black Tide Rising" zombie apocalypse universe, these 12 stories by Eric Flint, John Scalzi and Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. ­Williamson, and other authors ­ponder events that might arise when humans discover that zombies are real. Emotions outweigh common sense, as one woman searches for the zombie who killed her family. When the infected reach a tipping point in a Denver hospital in Hoyt's story, a group of medical workers and patients must decide if "Do No Harm" actually applies. Williamson's "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Grandpa?" shows what happens when a family's eccentric doomsayer patriarch is correct. In Mike Massa's "Battle of the BERTs," competing Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York ascend as the new mafia--with the infected as their trade. And finally, Ringo's "The Meaning of Freedom" has experts around the world determining that a large percentage of the infected are no longer carriers but survivors. VERDICT This anthology broadens Ringo's Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled."--KC

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
"Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."--Booklist

About Under a Graveyard Sky:
"Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader's zombie novel."--Publishers Weekly

About John Ringo:
"[Ringo's work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse."--Library Journal

". . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo's lively narrative and flavorful characters."--Publishers Weekly

". . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit."--Booklist

"Crackerjack storytelling."--Starlog

Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158127885
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Black Tide Rising Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 58,366
File size: 856 KB

About the Author

John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with over one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell’s Faire, and Eye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain, Unto the Breach, A Deeper Blue, and, with Ryan Sear, Tiger by the Tail). His techno-thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: Into the Looking Glass, Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe, and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best-selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. There are an additional seven collaborations from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times best seller Cally’s War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.

Gary Poole has worked in the entertainment and publishing industry for his entire adult life. He's worked directly with John Ringo on over a dozen novels, and has adapted several of them into screenplays (all of which remain in development). When not working with Ringo, he is the managing editor of a successful alternative newsweekly in Tennessee and spent years on the radio as a talk show host and award-winning broadcast journalist.

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Black Tide Rising 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The story line is fun,. bogged down at times with tech talk or story threads that are hard to connect. constructive crit only. i enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice collaboration short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed most of the stories. Love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christmas and I got gift cards...I've enjoyed his other books, so I bought the whole series. Then picked this one up. While the second story seemed like a re hashing of the original series (names changed to protect the innocent) .I enjoyed the whole thing. Seeing the reactions in different areas, how being single minded , bent on revenge, impact on the newly formed society. Unlike an other review the story that was pure dialogue was great. Being former military, I've stood watch with grunts just like them. I can say I've been on both sides of the conversation. I am looking g forward to more stories in this universe, would love to read of the USAF sergeant, his story alone could be a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Letting other authors play in your universe sometimes ends badly. Not this time. If you loved the originals, read this one too!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of short stories based in John Ringo's Black Tide Rising series, about how a family survives in a zombie apocalypse. Only the first and last stories are written with the specific characters and situations of the original series. As with any collection of short stories, the quality ranges from very good to mediocre. This reader appreciates the unrelenting horror of the breakdown of civilization be lightened here and there. A grandfather, labeled by his children as a batty hoarder of military items, turns out to be not so crazy after all. A rookie prison transporter finds himself relying on the prisoner to help with survival after the second officer contracts the virus. Other than the worst story--told only in dialogue--the rest of the stories are of average quality. A few drop in characters or actions from the original books, tying them to Ringo's storyline and giving more of a feeling that they could have happened in the original books. Most, however, are generic zombie stories that could be stand alones in any magazine or zombie collection.