You may remember back in June, when the first known painting of a unicorn pegasus kitten was revealed to the world in all its glory. If you do, you probably recall that the two geek icons (and geek dads both) pictured therein — John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton — announced a contest related to the painting, challenging entrants to write short stories explaining the seemingly inexplicable scene.
The contest ended back on June 30, and now the resultant chapbook, titled Clash of the Geeks, has been released! The chapbook includes the winning piece, as well as stories by Scalzi and Wheaton and several others. It’s available in several popular formats, including PDF and RTF among others, online. You will not be charged to download it; however, Scalzi and Wheaton do ask that, if you can spare at least $5, you make a donation. All proceeds will go to the Michigan/Indiana affiliate of the Lupus Alliance of America. It’s a good cause, so if you can give, please do.
We should note that excellent geek musician and GeekDad contributor John Anealio had his song about the painting printed in the book. You can listen to it (for free) on his blog. Congratulations, John!