|wallpaper from Simon & Schuster|
Zombies vs Unicorns
editors: Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
arc from Around the World Arc Tours
Anthologies are fun to read for the simple reason if you don't like one story, the chances are you'll like another. There are a dozen stories. Meg Cabot's Princess Prettypants is a unicorn that breathes jasmine or sulphur -- a fun read with Liz's parents making me laugh. The Third Virgin by Kathleen Duey left me wanting more of the story. Diana Peterfreund's The Care and Feeding of the Baby Killer Unicorn was an unusual read (funadmentalist parents here and lots of talk about God) until it ended in a cliff-hanger (aaargh!), but that leaves us with our imagination to guess what happens next. Cassandra Clare's Cold Hands left me shivering, brrrrrrrrr.
Tor.com has an interview with the cover artist Josh Cochran. Well worth reading, especially if you're familiar with Bosch, I'm not talking about Michael Connelly's character.
I intially had problems with the debate between the two author-editors, Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier -- the fault is mine, not theirs. I didn't expect a debate (duh on me -- of course there's a debate with the vs. in the title!). I'm not familiar with either author, but soon I'll be reading their books, as well as the other authors in this anthology. It was a great introduction into everyone's styles of writing.