The Wild Dead

The Wild Dead

Mysteries and murder abound in the sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award?winning Bannerless   A century after environmental and economic collapse, the people of the Coast Road have rebuilt their own sort of civilization, striving not to make the mistakes their ancestors did. They strictly ration and manage resources, including the ability to have children. Enid of Haven is an Mysteries and murder abound in the sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award?winning Bannerless   A century after ...

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Title:The Wild Dead
Author:Carrie Vaughn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Wild Dead
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:264 pages pages

The Wild Dead Reviews

  • thefourthvine
    Sep 26, 2018
    Once again, the ?about this book? text describe this as a ?feminist dystopia.? I don?t know if that?s because they think it will sell the book, or if it?s because there?s not really a genre term for hopeful post-apocalyptic fiction. Either way, reading this after the re...
  • Cheryl
    Jul 12, 2018
    The Bannerless Saga continues - a year after book one "A household came together, worked hard, proved that the members could take care of one another, manage themselves, not waste resources, and then the regional committee would award them a banner." This soft-spoken post-apocaly...
  • annapi
    Jul 30, 2018
    This is a mystery series set in a dystopian future after an event simply called "The Fall". Technology is sparse, there is no good communication or transportation so it's back to simple living. Our protagonist is Enid, an investigator whose main job is to make sure the communities with...
  • David Agranoff
    Jun 29, 2018
    As the co-host of the recently launched Philip Dick podcast Dickheads I was first clued into this series when the first Coast Road novel Bannerless won the Philip K Dick award for 2017. So a few months back I read and reviewed that novel for the blog, but also interviewed Vaughn for th...
  • Louisa
    Apr 22, 2018
    This book was a fantastic sequel! Loved seeing Enid again, and meeting these new characters, and this investigation! Such a great book, and I really hope we get more! ...
  • Carolyn F.
    Aug 13, 2018
    A dystopian detective is brought to a community to make a decision on a dispute and is dragged into a murder investigation. A little slow going in the beginning but when the plot finally started moving forward it got really good. Another reviewer said they figured out who did it pretty...
  • Deborah Ross
    Jul 14, 2018
    I loved Vaughn?s Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Bannerless, and eagerly dove into this, its sequel. Vaughn?s vision of an egalitarian, post-collapse world struck me as a welcome and necessary antidote to the commonly portrayed descent into dog-eat-dog chaos. In her world, peop...
  • Carol.
    Aug 24, 2018
    The one-minute review: There?s loads of descriptions and reviews out there about this book, which surrounds solving a murder in an isolated community. The setting is a post-Fall world with limited resources, which is what ultimately elevates it above the average cozy mystery for m...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Nov 08, 2018
    The Wild Dead is a sequel to last year's Bannerless, which I loved. (Check out my review of Bannerless, here.) In Bannerless, author Carrie Vaughn does an amazing job of creating a post-apocalyptic world in which the focus is not on the disaster itself (known here as the Fall), but on ...
  • Bradley
    Apr 09, 2018
    No spoilers! But this is a better kind of mystery novel. One that's simultaneously post-apocalyptic SF and a hopeful social experiment and a thoughtful quest to *understand* in the middle of an ongoing pastoral murder investigation. Wait! Isn't this what happened in the prev...
  • Tracett
    May 31, 2018
    This is second in the Bannerless series, and while you could read this as a stand alone, you will miss the world building set up from the first book, as not much is echoed here. However, this is a mystery first and foremost so maybe that world building will not matter so much in enjoyi...
  • Tracy
    Oct 05, 2018
    I liked this better than the first book in the series. I like Enid and her passion for justice, figuring things out the old fashioned way. I enjoyed the world building once again. I still think it is pretty optimistic, after the collapse of civilization I think more society would more ...
  • Serena
    Nov 05, 2018
    If you don't know the Bannerless universe with it's short stories and first book about Enid, you'd think that the title leaves the impression of a zombie novel, but it's not, not really. There's no shambling dead aiming to eat flesh or brains to be found here, but the dead do eat a...
  • Theresa
    Jul 14, 2018
    The Wild Dead (The Bannerless Saga #2) by Carrie Vaughn Since I read Bannerless, I wanted to see more of this story, Carrie Vaughn fulfilled the promise of the first book in this sequel. The Wild Dead can stand on its own as a young adult mystery story, but the whole series is amaz...
  • Sascha
    Jul 13, 2018
    4 1/2 So I think Carrie Vaughn?s onto something here. We have mysteries that take place in the past with detectives using limited resources or the steampunk version with little anachronisms tossed in; current mysteries encompassing police procedurals to cozy mysteries. How did Car...
  • Caitlin
    Aug 13, 2018
    Enid is back, with, of course, another tough case. It starts out simply, but gets impressively complicated very soon. With so many secrets and evasions, she has to go quite far to find the truth. But she's determined to do so, regardless. I find Enid quite admirable, and this book s...
  • Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
    Jun 20, 2018
    I read Bannerless, the first of this series, last year and liked it because of it?s different take on worldwide dystopia and the main character, Enid. Soft-spoken, intelligent and patient, Enid is an investigator, a law enforcer, along the Coast Road of what is left of California. In...
  • Danielle N
    Jul 08, 2018
    This review can also be found on the Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts I actually requested The Wild Dead not realizing it was a sequel. This worked in my favor, however, as I immediately picked up and savored the unique post-apocalyptic mystery that is Bannerless(<? sta...
  • Rana
    Aug 08, 2018
    Look, who's surprised here? This was a detective story set in a post-apocalypse Pacific Northwest. Of course I love this series. ...
  • Marta Cox
    May 24, 2018
    This book catches up with Enid after her first murder investigation and also sadly after the death of her much loved mentor. So here she is teamed up with her new rookie partner Teeg on a routine journey to help with a dispute about a building that?s wasting much needed resources. It...
  • Howard Brazee
    Nov 09, 2018
    Second novel in a near-future world after climate-change storms destroy most of civilization. Survivors have some technology and knowledge. This region of California implants women with birth control, that families must show that they can support a child before they get a banner to go ...
  • Wendi Lee
    Jul 21, 2018
    *4.5 stars* I really enjoyed this book, a continuation of Enid?s role as investigator, another murder stumbled upon. This is an understated novel, a detective mystery in a post apocalyptic world that isn?t showy or excessively violent, just all too human. I do feel that you nee...
  • Gary
    Jul 20, 2018
    Originally posted at https://1000yearplan.com/2018/07/20/t... The Coast Road is a post-dystopian meritocracy where groups of people form households, and each household must be issued a ?banner? in order to have a child. Earning a banner is no easy task: the household must prove ...
  • Rebecca Bowyer
    Jun 22, 2018
    The Wild Dead, by Carrie Vaughn, is the second book in the Bannerless series. It?s part of a new wave of popular science fiction that, at its core, is about fertility and parenting. A very different kind of post apocalyptic world is imagined by Vaughn, one where people have figure...
  • Samantha (AK)
    Jul 30, 2018
    The Bannerless Saga holds the distinction of being a uniquely optimistic post-apocalypse setting. (It?s marketed as a dystopia, but I still don?t agree with that classification.) Having rebuilt some form of civilization after the Fall, the Coast Road communities operate under stric...
  • okaylib
    Jun 27, 2018
    I think the word that best describes this book is ?dece?. It?s a decent story with decent characters following a decent mystery in a decent setting. But compared to a lot of the ARCs I?ve been reviewing recently? damn this was a fucking amazing breath of fresh air. Brilliant ...
  • Lou
    Jul 15, 2018
    I adored "Bannerless" when it came out last July so when this popped up I quickly requested an ARC to read and review. "The Wild Dead" is the second in the exciting Bannerless series, I am not surprised that "Bannerless" won the Philip K. Dick award and predict good things for this seq...
  • Lisa Holloway
    Aug 14, 2018
    This is the first mystery I have come across where the world has collapsed and the story takes place in a new civilization, so that in itself intrigued me- a who-dun-it with a twist. This was the second book in the series, but the author did a good job showing what the world was like r...
  • The Captain
    Jul 17, 2018
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi dystopian murder mystery eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven?t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarne...
  • lauren
    Sep 02, 2018
    I didn't know I needed a dystopian murder mystery in my life up until now. I quite enjoyed it. The storytelling was light and straightforward, making this an easy and quick read. It started off right in the core of the story, which I appreciated. Though I would have loved a bit more of...