What is going on a Tallgrass University? First there’s a break-in at the Center for Ostrich Research and Development. Then a body turns up. A plucky university communications specialist and her hunky newspaper-reporter boyfriend must figure out how murder is linked to a plan to convert ostrich wastes into alternative fuel. As they dig deeper, they find to their horror that the Tallgradss ostriches are no ordinary birds.

Written in 24 feverish hours by 17 writers at the Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE) Writers Workshop held in Ames, Iowa, in 2001.

“You hold in your hands what is possibly the most important novel written thus far in the 21st century, and one that is almost certain to retain that title for the next 98 years. With the exception of Tolstoy’s later work, it certainly surpasses anything written in the 20th century. What makes this accomplishment astounding is the fact that it wasn’t the labor of one or two years, nor was it written by one individual. Pulp Feathers was a collaborative effort of a day and a half, the work of 17 writers and five scenarists.

“I can think of several other group novels, but but none even faintly approaches the depth of Pulp Feahers.”

— from the Foreword, by Robert Wolf