Justine Larbalestier says that zombies are our own walking deaths. Funny, grim, and terrifying, they cannot be escaped. Unicorns are sparkly and pastel and fart rainbows.
Holly Black says that unicorns are healers, arbiters of justice, and, occasionally, majestic man-killers. Zombies drool and shed and probably carry diseases.
Some of today's finest writers have chosen their side, creating dazzling stories about both creatures. So listen on, and decide for yourself:
Are you Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?
"Team Unicorn" edited by Holly Black
Featuring authors Kathleen Duey, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, and Diana Peterfreund
"Team Zombie" edited by Justine Larbalestier
Featuring authors Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Carrie Ryan, and Scott Westerfeld.