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Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herdby Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Gamers, band geeks, science nerds, and Trekkies — this one's for you! Waiting impatiently for the new ? Have you finished Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns by John Green, but you still want more? Inside Geektastic, you will find 15 stories from the best YA authors out there. Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (who are responsible for this glorious book) kick things off with one of the funniest stories I've read in years: "Once You're a Jedi, You're a Jedi All the Way." Ever wonder what would happen if a Jedi fell in love with a Klingon? This is your answer. Scott Westerfeld's here, with an edgy tale of love, danger, and adventure. Online love blossoms and withers in both Casandra Clare's "I Never" and Kelly Link's "Secret Identity." There's baton twirling, Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing, Quiz Bowl, and fantastically hilarious comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and Hope Larson (Chiggers). This book will remind you how great it is to be a geek.
This book is a compilation— no, scratch that, a celebration of all things geeky! With stories about Star Wars, comic books, quiz bowl, and many other nerdy subjects, this book contains stories by some of the best young adult authors, including David Levithan, John Green, Cassandra Clare, and Libba Bray. Celebrate your inner geek and read Geektastic now!
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"One needn't already know that 'Qapla!' is Klingon for success or be a weekend LARPer to appreciate this mostly entertaining collection of 15 short stories from authors John Green, Scott Westerfeld, Lisa Yee and M.T. Anderson among others, as well as numerous illustrated interludes (final art not seen by PW). The offerings cover a range of nerdy terrain: tensions within geek communities (the coeditors' story about a Star Wars fan who hooks up with a Star Trek fan at a convention; Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith's piece involving a divisive Buffy character); the gulf between online personalities and real-life interactions ('I Never' by Cassandra Clare; Kelly Link's cautionary tale about a 15-year-old girl waiting at a hotel for the 34-year-old she met online); and academic rivalries (Wendy Mass's 'The Stars at the Finish Line' follows two intellectuals vying for the top spot at school; David Levithan inserts a closeted gay character into a national trivia competition in a quietly touching, layered story). Beyond the Stargate and MMORPG references, the stories often hit at the insecurities, camaraderie and passions at the heart of geekdom. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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, 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, Geektasticwill help you get your geek on.
With illustrations from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic is a collection of short stories from such YA authors as M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, and Garth Nix, which covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction and theater geeks.
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