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'The n-Body Problem': A Mystery Zombie Sale/Challenge for the New Year

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Hey Readers: It’s a Mystery Zombie Sale—and you’re invited!

Tony Burgess’s The n-Body Problem is being offered at 50% off trade paperback and e-book editions from ChiZine Publications (CZP) today through January 13th. And that’s not all: CZP is also looking for intrepid readers to endeavor to decode hidden messages within the book for an opportunity to win exclusive prizes. Those wishing to participate in the challenge, which will run from January 14th—17th, should email publicist Felicia Di Pardo ( for further details.

Published in October, The n-Body Problem has received a strong critical response. Barnes and Noble called the book “a sick little masterpiece” while the National Post espoused, “… The n-Body Problem gleefully probes and pulls apart whatever comfort zones it encounters. With a fresh take on the undead genre and excellent execution—horror delivered with all the craft of literary fiction—the book is finely wrought and exciting work, but one that has the capacity to disarm, disgust and profoundly distress.”

From the publisher:

In the end, the zombie apocalypse was nothing more than a waste disposal problem. Burn them in giant ovens? Bad optics. Bury them in landfill sites? The first attempt created acres of twitching, roiling mud. The acceptable answer is to jettison the millions of immortal automatons into orbit. Soon Earth’s near space is a mesh of bodies interfering with the sunlight and having an effect on our minds that we never saw coming. aggressive hypochondria, rampant depressive disorders, irresistible suicidal thought—resulting in teenage suicide cults, who want nothing more than to orbit the Earth as living dead. Life on Earth has slowly become not worth living. And death is no longer an escape.

Burgess—ordained Canada’s “splatter punk Stephen King” following the publication of his debut novel, The Hellmouths of Bewdley—is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author. His other titles include Idaho Winter, nominated for the Trillium award, the zombie epic Pontypool Changes Everything, named Best Book of 1998 by Now Magazine and made into the film Pontypool, and the story collection Fiction for Lovers, which won the Relit Prize for best Canadian short fiction. Burgess’s previous novel with CZP, People Still Live in Cashtown Corners, is currently being made into a film by Foresight Features and Bruce McDonald.

For more information, or to purchase your discounted copy of The n-Body Problem, visit the publisher’s book page here.


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