Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd
Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich... show more
Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!
Publish date: 2009 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 403
Edition language: English
Short version: up untilEVERYONE BUT YOU it's amazing. After that?
"Stories for your inner geek" - if relationships is the main interior component, sure. A lot of good authors here, but not a lot of good stories. Perhaps it's more interesting to teens.
What a fun collection of short stories from a great group of authors. I especially enjoyed Libba Bray's contribution which was set around a girl's obsession with RHPS. I consider myself a true geek and these tales were right up my alley.
This book contains 15 stories and 14 comics in between the stories. I loved the Jedi and Klingon story and most of the comics, but many of the stories were too much about teen romance for me. A few were more about non-geeks learning that geeks aren't that bad. It's not that they're bad stories, just...
The stories I tried to read seemed like romance trash style fan fiction. Not my thing... I'm a geek but I like a story to have talent and depth not just shout outs. Maybe I didn't give all the stories a chance but it didn't seem worth my time to.