The secret loves of geek girls

279 pages

English language

Published Jan. 6, 2016

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4 stars (2 reviews)

"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"--

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4 stars

Halfway through reading this, a friend asked what I thought of it. I told her I liked it because it gave me a POV on realities I've never experienced. I appreciated the stories from a female/geek/lesbian/coloured/ethnic minority/social outcast perspective. Various combinations of these traits gave me a lot to think about what I felt was by definition "different" than me. The stories themselves are all sorts of funny, touching and consistently interesting. The same holds true for the comics included.

As I went on, I realised that while the specific nature of these differences were objectively alien to me, the idea and the feeling of "different" was not. I too have felt non-fitting at various points in my life, only across other vectors than those described by the authors. Progressing through the stories I felt a meta-connection with aspects of the stories: I too have been painfully rejected and I've …

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  • Literary
  • Contemporary Women
  • Anecdotes
  • Fans (Persons)
  • Sex
  • Anthologies
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Comic books, strips
  • Women