posted on Jan, 7 2005 @ 11:01 AM
Ok, you cought me. I'll come clean
The sci-fi book story about zombies that you refer to is the book I got my information out of. However, the reason why I asked about this town is to
find out if the book is really science fiction.
The book is titled "The Zombie Survival Guide" and is written by Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks.
The zombies he talks about are ones that are infected by a virus called solanium, and this virus re-animates the body, creating a new organisim out of
the host body (sounds like sci fi, i know.)
The book is in the humor section of book stores, but in interviews, Max seams to imply that nothing in the book is ment to be humorus, and that he
agreed to have it labeld as such because it was the only way to get it published.
At the back of the book there are many stories about zombie outbreaks. The one on the city of Byelgoransk seamed easy for me to research. My goal is
to find out if anything in this book is credible.
The names of other cities in the book are real cities and places, and people in history, such as Sir Francis Drake (the pirate), and small towns that
do exist such as Jarvie, British Columbia (which is now in Alberta), Canada.
If none of these stories are true, then why put real names of places and real people in the stories? And if they are not true, why would he be so
misleading about weather or not these storries are real or not, and would the author not be liable for damages due to fake storries on these real
people? Nowhere in the text does it say in the book that the writting is satire or fiction.
Ok, after all that my goal is still to find out if anything in the book is real.