Max Brooks
Max Brooks is an American author of horror and science fiction novels, graphic novels and screenplays. He is the son of filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. In addition to being a writer, Max is also a television and voice actor. He attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California before moving on to various post-secondary schools and graduating from American University in Washington D.C. in 1994. Prior to becoming an author, he spent two years on the writing staff of the long-running late night comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live. Max lives in Venice, California with his wife Michelle and their son Henry.

Max Brooks became a published author in 2003 with the book The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. Below is a list of Max Brooks’ books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Zombie Survival Guide (2003)Description / Buy at
World War Z (2006)Description / Buy at
Devolution (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Closure, Limited and Other Zombie Stories (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (2009)Description / Buy at
G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds (2010)Description / Buy at
The Harlem Hellfighters (2014)Description / Buy at
Shadow Walk (With: Mark Waid,Thomas Tull) (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Zombie Survival Notes Mini Journal (2008)Description / Buy at
The Zombie Survival Guide Journal (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Extinction Parade Books

The Extinction Parade, Volume 1 (2014)Description / Buy at
The Extinction Parade, Volume 2 (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Minecraft Books

The Island (2017)Description / Buy at
The Crash (By: Tracey Baptiste) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Lost Journals (By: Mur Lafferty) (2019)Description / Buy at
The End (By: Catherynne M. Valente) (2019)Description / Buy at
The Voyage (By: Jason Fry) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Rise of the Arch-Illager (By: Matt Forbeck) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Shipwreck (By: C.B. Lee) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Mountain (2021)Description / Buy at
The Dragon (By: Nicky Drayden) (2021)Description / Buy at
Mob Squad (By: Delilah S. Dawson) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Haven Trials (By: Suyi Davies) (2021)Description / Buy at
Minecraft: The Haven Trials (By: Suyi Davies) (2021)Description / Buy at
Never Say Nether (By: Delilah S. Dawson) (2022)Description / Buy at
Zombies! (By: Nick Eliopulos) (2022)Description / Buy at
Don't Fear the Creeper (By: Delilah S. Dawson) (2022)Description / Buy at
Castle Redstone (By: Sarwat Chadda) (2022)Description / Buy at
Minecraft Legends: Return of the Piglins (By: Matt Forbeck) (2023)Description / Buy at
Return Of The Piglins (By: Matt Forbeck) (2023)Description / Buy at
The Village (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Cinexploits! Books

Tales of Frankenstein (By: Donald F. Glut,Bill Cunningham) (2018)Description / Buy at
Death Kiss (By: Bill Cunningham) (2019)Description / Buy at
Automatons (With: Bill Cunningham) (2019)Description / Buy at
Nemesis (By: Bill Cunningham) (2021)Description / Buy at
Celluloid Wars (By: Bill Cunningham) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead(2009)Description / Buy at
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology(2010)Description / Buy at
The Living Dead 2(2010)Description / Buy at
Zombies: The Recent Dead(2010)Description / Buy at
G.I. Joe: Tales from the Cobra Wars(2011)Description / Buy at
Cinema Purgatorio Vol. 1(2017)Description / Buy at
Strategy Strikes Back(2018)Description / Buy at
Winning Westeros(2019)Description / Buy at

Note: The graphic novel Shadow Walk was written with Thomas Tull and Mark Waid.

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Max Brooks Synopsis: World War Z by Max Brooks is a standalone novel that has been adapted into a major motion picture, starring Brad Pitt. The zombie apocalypse is over. The human race survived, but is it really the same? Everyone is now haunted by the tragedy that occured. It took a lot to defeat the living dead, but the cost was great. World War Z is a #1 New York Times bestselling novel, told through the voices of those who lived through the horror of the zombie apocalypse.

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