Monday, October 19, 2009

Kimber An, most excellent curator of the book blog, writes in to ask about the future of the human race if almost all the women in the world are marauding Xombies. It's a good question, and one I'm surprised no one else has asked. What's the point of surviving the apocalypse if human extinction is inevitable anyway? Is our only purpose to reproduce? What about love--does love matter in such a world? What if we had the choice to become monsters ourselves, and explore that strange new state of being? If all that's left is to either die or become a Xombie, which would you choose? Or would you keep suffering, fighting, searching for a third option...right up to the bitter end? That's the hard decision that Lulu and the other characters in the story are wrestling with, even if only subconsciously: They and their world are already dead--they just won't lie down.


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