Saturday, 30 April 2011

On My Wishlist #36

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! I don't usually read a lot of anthologies but there a one or two out there that have caught my eye recently...
Zombies vs. Unicorns - Edited Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories.  Half of the stories portray the strengthsfor good and evilof unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

At first thought I was sure I'd be on Team Unicorn (The Last Unicorn was one of my favourite kids film!), but a quick perusal of my quick links shows zero for unicorns and lots of zombies, so I think I'm on Team zombie by default! Can't wait to see what sort of stories both teams have come up with.

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives - Edited Justin Gustainis
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy
Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can help!
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives, is your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives brings together popular characters from many Urban Fantasy paranormal investigative series, for your enjoyment.
Demons may lurk, werewolves may prowl, vampires may ride the wind. These are things that go bump in the night, but we are the ones who bump back!

So many great authors involved in this with some of my favourite characters reappearing and one or two authors I haven't tried yet...

Songs of Love and Death: Tales of Star-Crossed Love - Edited George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Gallery Press
In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.

Again another stunning selection of some of my favourite authors plus a very gorgeous cover.

So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. Lol, yes I am curious about the zombie and unicorn book too :D

  2. The covers are fantastic, but I think I am taking a small break from fantasy books for a bit.

  3. Nice pics! I'll probably add all three of these to my wish list; I like anthologies that give me a taste of a number of different authors, and I like unicorns. (Not as much as I like winged horses such as Pegasus, but I won't be picky!)

    I'm not a big zombie fan, however, so I won't be rooting for Team Zombie! (I'm sure they have a vocal cheering section, though.)

  4. Zombies vs Unicorns is on my list too. With things calming down, I have managed to get back to my wishlist. Come see what I'm wishing for.

  5. Like you I don't read much anthologies, but Zombies vs Unicorns is one I have to read too!

  6. Yep... 2 of those are on my wishlist (you have such good taste!). And the last I've read (again... good taste!). Great list of anthologies!

  7. Ooo. Very cool picks! I might have to check those out at some point. I hope you enjoy them when you get them!

    On My Wishlist