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Sam Maggs
Sam Maggs is a writer, televisioner, and geek girl, hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Despite her MA in Victorian literature, Sam's writing focuses on geek culture and (sometimes) how it intersects with being a lady.Sam's first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, a handbook... show more

Sam Maggs is a writer, televisioner, and geek girl, hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Despite her MA in Victorian literature, Sam's writing focuses on geek culture and (sometimes) how it intersects with being a lady.Sam's first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, a handbook for girl geeks, will be published by Quirk Books in May 2015. Named "Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013," Sam is an Associate Editor for The Mary Sue; talks pop culture on TV and movie screens; and her writing has appeared everywhere from the Internet, to books, to national newspapers. She loves YA lit, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum.
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Bookloving writer
Bookloving writer rated it 1 year ago
My sister recently got this book for her birthday, and since she hasn't felt up to reading for a while (she's burned out, among other things) she let me borrow it. Now that I've read it, I must say that I really liked it. It made me really keen on going to a fancon (but things are really different...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
Back in August, Quirk Books reached out to ask if I'd be interested in reviewing a nonfiction book about extraordinary women from history. Of course I said yes. (Who wouldn't have their interest piqued by that pitch?) So they sent over an advanced reader's copy (ARC) for me to check out. XD Wonder...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
I sort of low-balled the rating on this one but not because it's not a good read - it is. It's more a reflection of my not being exactly the demographic the book is aimed at. Yes, I am female, and yes, I am a fan of things, but I am not at the fangirl level of anything that isn't a cute furry/feat...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 3 years ago
Short and sweet: covers the main fandoms, internet etiquette, what to do at your first con (I'm hoping to go to Nine Worlds next year, so that section was particularly eye-opening), and feminism in fandom. My one complaint would be that it's very America-centric (I live in the UK), so some of the ...
Emerjas
Emerjas rated it 3 years ago
I'm not entirely sure who this book is intended for. It is advertised as being for fangirls, which one would think meant they were coming into the book with at least some basic knowledge of general fannish things. But the book reads as if it were for someone completely unfamiliar with any of it. I'm...
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