Transworld acquires zombie title

<p>Transworld has acquired a title which looks at the phenomenon of zombies. Editorial director Simon Taylor acquired UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights from Hachette Book Group US in <em>The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse</em> by Dr Steven Schlozman.<br /><br />The title documents the pioneering work of Dr Stanley Blum, a &quot;zombie expert&quot; who kept a detailed record of his and his crack medical team&#39;s campaign to find a cure for the undead epidemic.</p><p>Taylor said &quot;Dr Blum&#39;s extraordinary, disturbing notebook could hold the secret as to how we, humankind, might survive the zombie apocalypse. <br /><br />&quot;From what little we know, it seems Blum and his medical team made the ultimate, awful sacrifice. Now it&#39;s up to us to ensure that this wasn&#39;t in vain. His personal record of the work he carried out on the living dead is being made widely available for the first time. While reading it might require a strong stomach, it is vital we take note.&quot;<br /><br />Schlozman is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is one of the world&#39;s few scientific experts on zombies, and lectures on the subject for the National Academy of Sciences. <br /><br />Bantam Press will publish on 14th April 2011. </p><p>Illustration: from <em>The Zombie Autopsies.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>