Zombies vs. unicorns [sound recording] /

by Black, Holly [edt]; Larbalestier, Justine [edt]; Nix, Garth; Johnson, Alaya Dawn; Novik, Naomi; Ryan, Carrie; Lanagan, Margo; Johnson, Maureen; Peterfreund, Diana; Westerfeld, Scott; Cabot, Meg; Clare, Cassandra; Duey, Kathleen; Bray, Libba; Grafton, Ellen [nrt]; Podehl, Nick [nrt]; Rudd, Kate [nrt]; Whelan, Julia [nrt]; Gigante, Phil [nrt]; Brilliance Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Brilliance Audio on compact disc: Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD : Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, [2012], p2010Edition: Unabridged.Description: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781469203966 :; 1469203960.Title notes: $19.99 6-2013 (db)Other title: Zombies versus unicorns.Subject(s): Zombies -- Fiction | Unicorns -- Fiction | Short stories | Children's audiobooks
Contents:
The highest justice / by Garth Nix -- Love will tear us apart / by Alaya Dawn Johnson -- Purity test / by Naomi Novik -- Bougainvillea / by Carrie Ryan -- A thousand flowers / by Margo Lanagan -- The children of the revolution / by Maureen Johnson -- The care and feeding of your baby killer unicorn / by Diana Peterfreund -- Inoculata / by Scott Westerfeld -- Princess prettypants / by Meg Cabot -- Cold hands / by Cassandra Clare -- The third virgin / by Kathleen Duey -- Prom night / by Libba Bray.
Performed by Ellen Grafton, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Julia Whelan, and Phil Gigante.Summary: Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.
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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 read on, and decide for yourself: Are you Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

$19.99 6-2013 (db)

Compact disc.

Title from container.

Performed by Ellen Grafton, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Julia Whelan, and Phil Gigante.

Previously released, p2010.

In container (17 cm.).

13 years and up.

Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

The highest justice / by Garth Nix -- Love will tear us apart / by Alaya Dawn Johnson -- Purity test / by Naomi Novik -- Bougainvillea / by Carrie Ryan -- A thousand flowers / by Margo Lanagan -- The children of the revolution / by Maureen Johnson -- The care and feeding of your baby killer unicorn / by Diana Peterfreund -- Inoculata / by Scott Westerfeld -- Princess prettypants / by Meg Cabot -- Cold hands / by Cassandra Clare -- The third virgin / by Kathleen Duey -- Prom night / by Libba Bray.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Zombies vs. Unicorns "The Highest Justice" Holly : Legends of unicorns occur all over the world throughout recorded history. From a unicorn in Persia, described in the fourth century as having a long white horn tipped in crimson, to the German unicorn whose single horn broke into branches like a stag, to the fierce Indian unicorn, black-horned and too dangerous to be taken alive. There's the kirin in Japan, with a deerlike body, a single horn, and a head like a lion or wolf. And there's the medieval European unicorn, with the beard of a goat and cloven hooves. No matter the origin, the unicorn is usually thought to be a solitary creature whose very body possesses the power to heal. The legends describe it as elusive and beautiful, fierce and strange. In fact, such is the mysterious draw of the unicorn that originally the story that follows was meant to be a zombie story. Somehow the power of the unicorn caused the story itself to switch sides. Garth Nix's "The Highest Justice" draws on the association between unicorns and kings. The Chinese qilin presaged the death of Emperors. The heraldic unicorn shows up on coats of arms, including the Royal Arms of Scotland and England. And in "The Highest Justice," a unicorn takes an even more direct interest in a royal family. Justine : That is so unconvincing. Emperors and kings. Noble families. You're just saying unicorns are stuck-up snobs. Zombies are the proleteriat. Long live the workers! Also, your global list of genetic experiments gone wrong (deer with the head of a lion? Talk about top heavy!) prove nothing about unicorn variation. Everyone knows unicorns are all-white or rainbow-colored. Ewww. Zombies come in all races. There is nothing more democratic than zombies! It's an outright lie that the power of the unicorn caused the story to switch sides. Garth Nix has always been a unicorn lover! He was supposed to write a zombie-unicorn story. But he messed it up, didn't he? (Dear Readers, you will notice much messing up from Team Unicorn throughout this anthology.) Holly : Zombies represent the workers? A seething mass out to get us all, eh? That doesn't seem so egalitarian. Excerpted from Zombies vs. Unicorns All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

Twelve short stories by authors including Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Libba Bray seek to settle an ostensibly age-old debate. Humorous commentary by the editors introduces the stories, which are funny, disgusting, touching, and frightening--and sometimes all of the above. Icons ensure "no unwary zombie fan [accidentally reads] a unicorn story or vice versa," but fantasy fans will eagerly devour them all. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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