Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Post Comic-Con blues? Fear not, True Believer!

I just got back from San Diego Comic-Con, and it was four straight days of awesome.  Returning to the normal world depresses me.  No one wears costumes or tries to give you awesome swag, and it's highly unlikely that I'll bump into Wil Wheaton.  How can I get over my post Comic-Con blues?  Well, free books from the library is a good place to start.  And Geektastic Stories from the Nerd Herd, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci, is the one I choose.  These are the stories of my people.

Geektastic is a collection of short stories and comic strips about the pain and the joy of being a geek, written by such amazing nerds as John Green(The Fault in Our Stars), Cassandra Clare(Mortal Instruments series), and Scott Westerfeld(Uglies).  What makes these authors geeky?  After you read their stories, there's a geek bio for each one.  There are also valuable, instructional comic strips on how to survive a fan convention, and the most important phrases to know in Klingon, among many other worthy topics.  Libba Bray tells the story of two girls to who find themselves at Rocky Horror with their nemesis.  Garth Nix writes about a boy who skips basketball practice to LARP.  Those are the kind of stories you'll find in this book.

So why should you read Geektastic?  Because it's full of people that you'll recognize.  One of them might even be you.


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