"Zombie Island" redirects here. For the Scooby Doo movie, see Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
Monster Island is a novel of the zombie apocalypse horror sub-genre by David Wellington, published in serial online in August, 2004 and in print in April, 2006.
Monster Island takes place in Manhattan one month after New York City has been completely overrun by the undead.
A former UN employee named Dekalb, whose daughter is being held by a warlord in Somalia, enters the zombie-infested island with a band of East African child soldiers in order to retrieve precious AIDS medication. After surviving numerous zombie attacks, the group encounters Gary Fleck, an undead medical student who has managed to retain a high level of consciousness and self control unlike other zombies.
Monster Island is the first in a trilogy of online serial novels.
The second novel, Monster Nation, is a prequel and tells the story of the origins of the epidemic and its rapid spread across the United States.
The third novel, Monster Planet, describes the results of the global outbreak.
In Monster Island, Mael, a reanimated bog mummy, makes reference to the two other characters later in the trilogy: