Coming Soon: Zombies vs. Unicorns


You know what? Why not?

There’s a new anthology of YA Lit, edited by Holly Black and filled with short stories and heartfelt defenses of which side reigns supreme: Zombies or Unicorns?

I know everyone will agree with me that, in an all out war, zombies would win, hands down. But I ask you, Would there then become Zombie Unicorns?!

I will most certainly pick this book up, as some of my favorite authors have contributed to this heated, and urgent, debate. I also need to read Geektastic, someday soon…

From the publisher:

In this offbeat anthology, editors Black and Larbalestier embark upon a literary throw-down to determine which is superior: zombies or unicorns. To that end, each assembled a six-person team of writers and set them loose. Each story is prefaced by editorial banter as each editor (hilariously) makes her case. Highlights include Diana Peterfreund’s Rampant tie-in, “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn”; Libba Bray’s postapocalyptic tale of teens trying to maintain a semblance of civilization in “Prom Night”; and Maureen Johnson’s pointed take on celebrity fads in “The Children of the Revolution.” Meg Cabot’s “Princess Prettypants” skewers the image of unicorns as sparkling, rainbow-farting “symbols of pure happiness, hope, and awesomesauce,” while Carrie Ryan’s “Bougainvillea” acts as a prologue to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Scott Westerfeld’s “Inoculata” examines what happens when the zombie hordes finally win, while the zombie in Alaya Dawn Johnson’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” isn’t nearly as far gone. Without a clunker in the bunch, this anthology more than lives up to the potential its concept suggests. Zombies or unicorns? There’s no clear winner, unless it’s readers.

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