Na trilogia Feed de Mira Grant, as pessoas nerds sobrevivem melhor no início porque sabem o que fazer.
De acordo com este blog (Eu sei que esta não é uma fonte muito boa, mas eu não poderia encontrar informações sobre isso em outro lugar, exceto pelas minhas próprias memórias deste livro.
Feed, though, is unique because it acknowledges that people (in the world of the book) had heard of zombies before they began to appear. The pop culture sphere, horror movies and all, exists intact in the 25-years-distant setting of Feed. Doing this firmly grounds the book in our reality, albeit in the future - which, for a zombie book, makes the situation feel so much more real.
[...] Within the first chapter, the book’s narrator acknowledges that George Romero, the godfather - or, if you prefer, sire - of the zombie flick, is basically the unintentional savior of the human race: by creating zombie films, he prepared humankind for their eventual arrival4. The narrator’s name is Georgia for that very reason. Her brother is named Shaun, doubtless a reference to Simon Pegg’s character in Shaun of the Dead, and they have a tech-savvy friend named Buffy, who’s even a step ahead of them in pop culture terms because neither of them have heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - it’s a cultural relic of the time before the zombie uprising. But they’ve heard of zombies before. Their cultural knowledge is our cultural knowledge.