Is this conversation really happening? Are we debating who would triumph between the horror movie monsters? Without a doubt (and I realize I am biased), the zombie faction would conquer. In fact, I was so interested in the subject of what subgenre of horror was most important that I addressed--at length--in the book.
Travis, I liked that first quote a lot too when it came out. I was proud of it.
Personally, I think one of my favorite lines from ESTE--and I feel like such a wanker for quoting my own novel--was the following in regard to New Year's Eve:
"For one night in hundreds, humanity is at what it believes to be its best. It stands together. The optimistic stay awake to welcome in a new year, and the cynical linger long enough to say good riddance to that which has passed."
And then there's this, in regard to why people will always lose in the face of zombie Armageddon:
"But, inevitably, they will acquiesce to the onslaught of the undead armies of the world because, in
the end, people want to be this mindless, this simple, this driven, this uniform. This perfect."