The ZR Book Club Ventures Forth


The Zombies, Run! book club is entering its second week!

This time, we’re discussing Venturing Forth in our Goodreads group. We’ll be learning how to scout our local area, as well as improving our walking, running, swimming and cycling!

We want to hear your thoughts on the section – so come along and join in!

Haven’t got the book yet? You can still buy the special signed hardback edition from our store, or purchase the paperback from Amazon or any good bookshop!

Zombies, Run! The Book Club


With the release of our very own Zombies, Run! Book last month, the Township is celebrating with a new Abel Book Club, a.k.a the End of the World Book Club.

Every week you’ll find a new post on each section of the book. We’ll have pictures of how we filled the book in, of the gorgeous art included within, as well as discussions on the Ministry of Recovery’s advice. But, of course, we also want to know what all you Runners 5 out there think!

The book club will be taking place in our GoodReads group, ready to begin reading next week. If you don’t have a GoodReads account, we recommend joining, but you can still read all the posts even if you aren’t registered!

Want to join us by reading along? All you need is a copy of the book! You can purchase a special signed edition hardback from our store, or a paperback copy from Amazon & any good bookshop.

On top of that, we’ll also have interviews with Naomi Alderman, lead writer of the book, and Kascha Sweeney, who provided the illustrations! We want to answer your questions – so Tweet us using the #zrbook hashtag, and we’ll pick out our favourites.

Look at for the first post on November 30th, when we’ll be discussing Home Front, the first section!

Warning: Zombies, Run! Book Detected

From the desk of Naomi Alderman, ZR co-creator and lead writer:

Some exciting news from the world of Zombies, Run! – we’re making a book! It’ll be published by Penguin in autumn 2016, will be set in the Zombies, Run! world, and will be mostly written by me, Naomi Alderman (with assistance from some of our other wonderful ZR writers). There’ll be a host of illustrations by our fantastic illustrator Kascha Sweeney – and a disclaimer that there’s no such thing as a ‘canon appearance’ for any of our characters!

It’s going to be a ‘non-fiction’ book from the ZR universe. The subtitle is “keeping fit and well during the current zombie emergency”. I’m intending for the book to be funny, characterful and with some genuinely good advice about health, fitness and living well! As pioneers of better living through zombies, I know we can bring our expertise to bear in helping our readers exercise at home and make good apocalyptic nutrition and lifestyle choices. After all, the human race needs all of us to keep as well as we can if we’re to survive as a species worth saving.

I’m incredibly excited to be writing this book. It’s a wonderful opportunity to expand the world of ZR and explore the place where our characters have been living. And there’ll be a few surprises and Easter eggs in there for fans too!

And just in case you’re worried, this is also your official confirmation that yes, Runner Five Will Return for a new season of Zombies, Run! next year. In Season Five we’ll travel further than we ever have, meet new allies and old enemies, and uncover secrets we thought we’d never discover. Season Five: it only gets better.

Note: We’ll be announcing the title of the book later – it’s not actually going to be called ‘Read & Survive’!