A strong line-up of authors, including several New York Times bestselling. The first book of its kind, tapping into the renewed interest in the Planet of the Apes. The next film, War for the Planet of the Apes, is scheduled for July 14, 2017 - four month after the anthology appears. Editors are strongly tied-into Planet of the Apes fan circles.
Rich Handley and James Beard are acknowledged experts in the classic Planet of the Apes world, from the movies to the novels to the ongoing comic book series.
"This is a superior collection of original stories from a rock star
list of writers. Highest possible recommendation." - SciFiPulse
"filled with the kind of violence, wit and intellect that coursed through those first 5 films" -comingsoon.net
"f you're vaguely familiar with the Apes, this will make you hungry for more." Scifi Pulse
"refreshing and satisfying" - Movie Nooz
"A pure joy of a book"... "This collection of stories is such fun because the sheer range of the tales here are a sight to behold." ..."Good short fiction always leaves you begging for more and this collection is full of such tales" - West Chester Tech Blog
"Planet of the Apes fans rejoice: there is finally a short story collection that you can add to your collection, and, even better, Tales from the Forbidden Zone is fantastic." Cinefessions
"If you're new to the Planet of the Apes story, fear not. Most of these tales can be enjoyed sans backstory, and even the more complex ones - delving into time travel and predestination - offer chances to catch up along the way." - San Francisco Book Review
"a good anthology to be read gradually, a story or two at a time over a couple of weeks."-Fred Patten