Mr. McKinney is also a police officer in San Antonio, Texas
with expertise in disaster and emergency management.
Joe's professional police expertise and mastery of the zombie
horror genre make his work uniquely exciting and compelling.
This makes for a great conversation as Chauncey and Joe discuss all
things zombies in this week's episode of the podcast known
asThe Chauncey DeVega Show.
Joe and Chauncey talk about world building in speculative fiction,
the challenges of managing the State's response to natural and
other types of disasters, the chaos of a confused and frightened
public, how a zombie outbreak would likely be responded to by the
police and other authorities, fast versus slow zombies, chasing
naked drunk suspects down the street, his approach to the craft of
writing, and other related zombie goodness.
Chauncey also shares his thoughts on Freddie Gray and racism beat
ambulance chasers, gives some respect to the Washington
Post's Radley Balko, getting love from Mark "the
Incredible Hulk" Ruffalo and the WWE's Paul Heyman
on Twitter, the
new Avengers movie, and surrendering to the
necessity of wearing under eye concealer makeup.