Nov 13 6:51 PM

Max Brooks: From disaster fiction to real life preparedness

Author Max Brooks attends 'World War Z' New York Premiere on June 17, 2013 in New York City. (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

Beyond the zombie buzz, could disaster fiction actually prepare us for the worst? Max Brooks, best-selling author of 'World War Z' and 'The Zombie Survival Guide', explains why the genre can be used as a learning tool. The Centers for Disease Control have already adapted the zombie narrative for their emergency checklists. Tune in and get the survival lowdown.

On this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:

Max Brooks
Author of 'World War Z'
maxbrooks.com

Zaki Hasan @zakiscorner
Journalist and professor

Nina Kollars @NianaSavage
Professor at the Franklin and Marshall College

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