Night of the Living Synonym

61 Words for ‘Zombie’. So, in Hyenas, there’s a scene where the Book Club argue about what the ‘zombies’ ought to be called. Jay, the book’s central character, calls them ‘hyenas’ on account of their insane, shrieking...

A lovely appraisal of Hyenas from Kirkus Reviews

Sellars evokes both classic literature and classic horror in this post-apocalyptic debut novel. Five weeks after the collapse of civilization, Jay Garvey doesn’t know if he’s waiting out the end of days or just waiting for his own end. Cowering in an abandoned...

Morrissey’s List of the Lost. Sorry: I liked it.

Full disclosure. Big Morrissey fan. Loved Autobiography. Even the courtroom sequence, which everyone else appeared to find utterly soporific, I found dramatic and involving. To say I’ve been looking forward to reading List of the Lost is a bit of an understatement....

So, what’s this ‘Hyenas’ thing all about, then?

Hyenas is a zombie novel of sorts. Not walking cadaver zombies. More mindless zombies. Something a little closer to George A. Romero’s 1973 movie The Crazies. It came about, as stories often do, when I was trying to write another story entirely. I had this idea for a...

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