Just in time for Halloween comes yet another zombie-themed novel -- but this time, with a plant-based twist.

Called "The Vegan Revolution...with zombies", it's the latest novel from David Agranoff, a celebrated science fiction and horror author living in Portland, Oregon. It features a plot that revolves around an infected worldwide meat supply -- which in turn, infects those who choose to partake in consuming meat in their diets. From Amazon:

"From fast food burgers to free-range organic eggs, eating animal products turns people into shambling brain-dead zombies - not even vegetarians are safe! In Portland, Oregon, vegans, freegans, abolitionists, hardliners and raw fooders have holed up in Food Fight, one of the country's premier vegan grocery stores at the vegan mini-mall. There they must prepare for their final battle to take back the city from the hordes of roaming undead. Will vegans fillet the flesh-eaters or will they become zombie chow? When there's no more meat in hell, the vegans will walk the earth."

Clever, right?

In an interview with Planet Green, Agranoff (himself a vegan) is quick to point out that the novel isn't some diatribe against those who eat meat. “I feel it’s important to say that I think this book has a lot to offer non-vegans and non-horror fans,” he says. “Of course I wrote it, so I also feel it makes a great Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gift. You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy it. There are some inside jokes that might go over the heads of non-animal rights people but I think the book still works for everybody.”

As is popular these days with book releases, check out a video trailer for the novel below — or jump here to order online. The first four months of sales benefit Agranoff’s non-profit “Try Vegan PDX” — which offers one-on-one vegan mentoring and classes.

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Zombies and vegans, together at last
New novel by David Agranoff shows a world where meat-eaters become infected by a virus, turn into zombies, and go after mankind's last hope: vegans.