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It began with a cow that just wouldn’t die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain’s livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn’t recognise a scoop if she tripped over one.

As the nation descends into chaos, can they pool their resources, unlock a cure, and save the world?

Three losers. Overwhelming odds. One outcome . . .

Yup, we’re screwed.


“Apocalypse Cow made me snort with laughter” – Terry Pratchett.

“A comic, blood-soaked romp through the UK, at times a hilarious social satire, and at others an action-packed gore-fest … most of all, it’s an accomplished novel by a promising writer” – The Press Association.

“Michael Logan gives us a fast-paced dark comedy stuffed with violence, sprinkled with sex, reminiscent of Tom Sharpe, including witty lines and observations that are Pratchett-esque in their pointiness” – Sunday Express.

“Worthy of a place amongst the best apocalyptic fiction … brilliantly written and side-splitting funny” –


Michael Logan is a Scottish author and journalist, whose writing career has taken him across the globe. Apart from his homeland, which he left in 2003 at the age of 32, Michael has lived in Bosnia, Hungary, Switzerland and Kenya, and reported from many other countries.

APOCALYPSE COW, which won Terry Pratchett’s Anwhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize, is his first novel. His short fiction has previously appeared in literary journals such as Chapman, and his piece WE WILL GO ON AHEAD and WAIT FOR YOU won Fish Publishing’s 2008 international One-Page Fiction Prize.

To learn more about Michael, please visit his website.

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