I recently picked up a copy of adventurer and anthropologist William Seabrook's 1929 book on Haitian Voodoo, The Magic Island. The book is out of print, so I thought it would be nice to share some of the wonderful spooky illustrations that accompany the text. See the whole lot on Flickr (My HP Photosmart C4180 scanner is a piece of crap, sorry, if there's enough interest I'll rescan these at higher quality.)
To celebrate Zombie Day at ScienceBlogs, I'm pleased to reveal a short excerpt from my forthcoming book Zombology: the new science of reanimation and mind control. I hope you enjoy it! "Go, my dear Ernst," she said very gently; "go, and forget me. You might as well love a buried corpse as love a woman with such a fate as mine.""My love should have the power to magnetise the corpse into fresh life!"--Ouida, The Massarenes Death has always been seen as a permanent barrier that only the most divine could cross at will. For the rest of us mortals, it was intended to be a one-way trip, and…
This fantastic slice of art just arrived from Paradigma, who are publishing the Dutch translation of my forthcoming book Zombology. Awesome! I better get writing some words to go with it.