Now Available: The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics: 25 Zombie-based Maths Problems

4 Dec

9781909832213-frontcoverSeveral years after I first came up with the idea, I’ve finally completed a curious little project called The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics. This is essentially a print version of my Maths With Zombies blog, although it includes an additional scoring system so that you can work out how well your maths skills will help you survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse that is only available in the book.

For those of you who are no familiar with the Maths With Zombies blog, it provides zombie-based scenarios which can be solved with a little mathematical knowledge (or, since multiple choice answers are provides, you can just guess!), and it aims to unite my twin interests of zombies and recreational mathematics.

If you’re stuck trying to work out what to get the zombie-lover in your life, then this might just be the kind of quirky little present that will score you top brownie points!


From the back of the book:

Your machine gun can fire 57 bullets a minute. There are 200 zombies staggering towards you and they’ll reach you in three and a half minutes. Do you have the fire power to kill them all before they get to you?

Mathematics can be oh so dry and boring. All those numbers floating around; and then there are the letters: what on earth are they doing in there? Shouldn’t they be in the English classroom helping people read?

But wait, did you know you can do maths with zombies? That sounds more exciting, doesn’t it? When maths becomes the key for surviving in a world where the dead hunt the living, it’s so much more fun. This is the premise behind The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics : make maths fun by adding the undead. After all, everything’s better with zombies.

And you never know, if a zombie apocalypse were ever to happen, knowing how to do maths with zombies might just save your life!

Oh and if you’re wondering what the answer is to the problem above, it’s no you don’t. To find out why, just read this book.

You can purchase The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics: 25 Zombie-based Maths Problems from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, your local Amazon site, or almost any other bookshop.



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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

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2 Responses to “Now Available: The Little Book of Zombie Mathematics: 25 Zombie-based Maths Problems”

  1. callofgaming1 06/12/2015 at 10:09 #

    If my calculations are correct, and if you always hit headshots, you’ll only be able to kill 199 zombies. Unfortunately, that last one will probably get a bite out of your neck.

    • Colin M. Drysdale 07/12/2015 at 12:55 #

      Spot on! Remember, to survive, you need to get every zombie before it gets you, but for the zombies to win, just one of them needs to make it through your defences …

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