History is Dead was published December 1, 2007. It was edited by Kim Paffenroth. Cover art by Christian Dovel.


Back cover synopsis:

"Our team of crack historians has uncovered the truth you never learned in school: the living dead have walked among us since the dawn of time. In this collection of gruesome tales from throughout the ages, the ravenous undead shamble through bloody battlefields, plague-ridden cities, genteel country estates, and dusty frontier towns. They emerge from foggy cemeteries, frozen barrows, loamy bogs, cursed mines, and gore-spattered operating rooms to prey on the living. But these zombies don't just eat people. They help painters and writers save their faltering careers. They unwittingly push humankind on the quest for fire. They topple evil capitalists and their corporate empires. They fight crime. They fall in love. Join us on a journey into our zombie-filled past... Neither history nor the living dead have ever been this exciting!"


The contents are:

  • "The Reluctant Prometheus" by David Dunwoody
  • "The Gingerbread Man" by Paula R. Stiles
  • "The Barrow Maid" by Christine Morgan
  • "Harimoto" by Scott A. Johnson
  • "The Moribund Room" by Carole Lanham
  • "Theatre is Dead" by Raoul Wainscoting
  • "The Anatomy Lesson" by Jenny Ashford
  • "A Touch of the Divine" by Patrick Rutigliano
  • "A Cure for All Ills" by Linda L. Donahue
  • "Society and Sickness" by Leila Eadie
  • "Summer of 1816" by James Roy Daley
  • "The Hell Soldiers" by Juleigh Howard-Hobson
  • "Junebug" by Rebecca Brock
  • "Starvation Army" by Joe McKinney
  • "Pegleg and Paddy Save the World" by Jonathan Maberry
  • "The Third Option" by Derek Gunn
  • "The Loaned Ranger" by John Peel
  • "Awake in the Abyss" by Rick Moore
  • "The Travellin' Show" by Douglas Hutcheson
  • "Edison's Dead Men" by Ed Turner