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Amo is the last man alive in the zombie apocalypse.

He’s a comic book artist living in New York.
He will survive.

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Anna is a 5-year old girl lost in the zombie apocalypse.

She likes banana milkshakes and Alice in Wonderland.

She will survive.

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Cerulean is least likely to survive the zombie apocalypse. He’s an ex-Olympic diver with a broken back.
He will save the world.

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The Zombie Apocalypse as you’ve never seen it before.

The Zombie Ocean series: Books 1-3.

  They will survive.

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Ex-marine Ritry is lost in a drowned world.

Mr. Ruins wants his soul.

A war is coming.

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The battle for Ritry’s soul is over.

Mr. Ruins is gone.

Now the war can begin.

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The war grinds on.

A dark god rises.

Only Ritry can fight it, but his soul is already lost.

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A city broken by the King’s brutal rule.
A boy covered in mysterious scars.
The rebellion begins now.

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The rebellion is over.
The King is gone.
Now the apocalypse has come, and only an army of the ages can stop it.

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A city lost in time.
A whale-killer who can’t kill.
A monster who wants to save the world.
7 tales from Ignifer’s City.

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Abandoned theme parks.
Derelict mining towns.
Forgotten military bases.
The real life adventures of a serial ruins explorer.

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Michael John Grist is the author of the Zombie Ocean series and the Ruins War trilogy. He lives in London, UK.

For 11 years he lived in Tokyo exploring Japan’s modern ruins, called ‘haikyo’, gaining millions of hits on this website with his photographs and stories. The best of these adventures are collected in his book Into the Ruins, which thriller bestseller Barry Eisler calls, “gorgeous, haunting, stunning.”

Now Michael enjoys working out in the gym, watching TV and movies, and of course writing science fiction and fantasy novels. He lives in London with his wife, and works as an academic English lecturer at university.


You can contact Michael about use of photos, potential advertising offers, getting free book review copies, movie options and most anything else by emailing michaeljohngrist @ (after removing the spaces)

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