DeCandido universe
(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)

"Zomboid" is a neologism used by Otto Walenski and Claire Redfield's convoy after the global T-virus pandemic. Their refusal to call the infected creatures "zombies" was because of the cheesy depictions of zombies in popular culture, Claire describing that word as "[conjuring] up images of bad movies and worse comic books".[1]


  1. DeCandido, Extinction, Chapter Six.