4.5 out of 5. There’s a war between the living and the organized undead in “The Skull-Faced City” by David Barr Kirtley. A man named Park tries to join up with the undead army led by the ruthless Commander, but he may have ulterior motives for doing so. I must say that I enjoyed this sequel story significantly more than “The Skull-Faced Boy” (reviewed here). Kirtley’s story here is a gripping one, wisely bypassing the traditional zombie scenarios for a living-vs.-dead setting that’s even more unsettling. Park is a likable character and one worth rooting for despite his circumstances, even though he seems a little slow in realizing the Commander’s Grand Plan.
Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is a podcast hosted by author David Barr Kirtley and produced by Lightspeed Magazine editor John Joseph Adams. The show features conversations about fantasy & science … Read more