22 January 2017
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls edited by Hope Nicholson
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel's A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. It's a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes: creators and industry insiders.
A very diverse (both in creators and contents) anthology of "geek" ladies' origin stories, worries about relationships, identities, dating, and fandom. Some pieces are straight prose, some comics, some feel more like short fiction, some confessional memoir. Loved it.
(Our buyers put this in Graphic Novels but it really feels like Women's Studies would be a better fit.)
Dear FTC: I bought my copy of this book.