Fanfic Recs / World War Z

Proof that the remaining 10% is worth turning into a zombie... Well, actually, no, they're not, but they're still pretty good.

These are recommendations made by Tropers for World War Z Fan Fics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.

Authors and Websites

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General Fics

WWZ Drabbles by skipperxotter (If you've actually read the book, there shouldn't be anything in here more Squicky or scary then what's already in the book.)
  • Recommended by loracarol
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): Nothing with any of the book characters, hints amoung the OC's, but nothing out there.
  • Synopsis: A drabble series based off of WWZ, that's about it summary-wise.
  • Comments: This is a good fic for the WWZ crowd, especially since it only shows small snippets of the overall plot, just like in the book. When the author wants it to be specific as to who is talking, she uses her OC's, a group of "ordinary" soldiers (if ordinary can be applied to anyone who fights Zack). Some chapters make the people in WWZ and her drabble series into cards for Magic: The Gathering, and that can be a little confusing if you haven't played the game before.

Oral History of the Zombie War: Supplemental Stories by Beta Brass.
  • Recommended by Agent JX 7
  • Status: Unknown
  • Pairing(s): None with book characters.
  • Synopsis: An interview with the reporter who broke the news about Phalanx leads the interviewer to a coalition of colleges out east.
  • Comments: Some violence, but again, nothing worse than what's in the book. A great read, well written, with a lot of compelling characters and a realistic look at how a large group can survive. Fits right in with the book. Extremely highly recommended for anyone looking for new content. - Agent JX 7

The Way Is Shut by The Dark Scribbler.
  • Recommended by Martine Brooke, jaimeastorga2000, trekie140, Imaginatrix
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None with book characters.
  • Synopsis: An interview with the man who led the first team into post-War North Korea.
  • Comments: Slight horror, but nothing worse than the book (although that's not saying much). Although it clears up the ambiguity of what on earth happened in North Korea, the exploration of the outcome is very plausible. The piece is very well-written and researched.

Don't Write Their Eulogies by Thranduil Oropherion Redux.
  • Recommended by Anomylous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: An interview with a survivor who rode out the war in a convent in New Mexico.
  • Comments: Fairly true to the feel of the book. Nifty (and somewhat heart-rending) tie-in at the end.

The Black Hills Revolt daccu65
  • Recommended by Skydragon 222
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: Sometimes, in a civil war, there aren't clear cut good guys and bad guys. Why did the Black Hills revolt? Here's the story from a survivor.
  • Comments: A poignant look at what it was like to be the "human bait" that the Redeker Plan required in the United States. Grammar is a little wonky during the first chapter, but improves in all remaining installments. A painful reminder that history is written by the winners.

All Alone azander12
  • Recommended by Skydragon 222
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: One of the last remaining Icelanders in the world sits down to discuss his work with the Icelandic Cultural Preservation Society.
  • Comments: Short and true to the style of Max Brooks. A look at what it's like to hail from a country with a >95% casuality rate during the war.

Shipping Fics

Rush Down Darkness by starlingthefool
  • Recommended by Sylvia Viridian
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): House/Wilson
  • Synopsis: Crossover with House. Details the survival of the community that occupied Princeton University during the zombie war, from the perspective of one Dr. Greg House.
  • Comments: Very true to the feel of the original book. This was actually the fanfic that got me into World War Z in the first place. It focuses on House and Wilson, with the rest of the cast having fled elsewhere like the sensible people they are - it mentions that Cuddy made it to Israel before the borders closed - but the shipping is secondary to the overall story of their survival.