Review: Geektastic

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd is one of those books I think everyone has read but me, albeit not in the massive numbers as, say, the Millenium trilogy. One of my cousins picked it up from my favorite independent bookstore the last time he visited my stomping grounds, a woman in my writing group read it ages ago, and other book bloggers have picked through it. The arresting cover—I’ve always loved pixel art—is eye-catching and the subject matter definitely appeals to someone who thoroughly identifies as a geek.

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The Literary Horizon: Geektastic, One Con Glory

Part of the joy of being a geek in the twenty-first century is the community the Internet facilitates; I often look at the lady Trekkies who essentially pioneered fandom with no small amount of awe–what they had to do with newsletters and ‘zines, we do with forums and fanfiction. Fandom is a wonderful thing. Today, we’re going to look at two different books that celebrate it–a short story collection and a novel.

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