It's a feud as old as time itself.*
This December YOU must pick a team.
TEAM ZOMBIE, led by Justine Larbalestier:
Libba Bray **
Alaya Dawn Johnson
TEAM UNICORN, led by Holly Black:
What team are we on? We'll never tell.
* That is, of course, if time itself began on 15 February 2007 when Justine blogged about her reading-other-authors-books-with-a-view-to-endorsing-them-(or-not) policy, at which time some commenters took issue with her anti-unicorn stance, so, naturally, Justine fuelled the fire by professing her love for zombies. In protest Holly responded with a pro-unicorn post of her own. Sparks flew far and wide across the internets, and thus the merit of the Zombies and of the Unicorns were debated and defended in all their vast array, and on the seventh day they rested.
** Margo may profess to be Team Unicorn and Libba may declare herself to be Team Zombie - but clearly their books have other ideas.