Comments for Geektastic
Geektastic edited by Holly Black is a collection of short stories by some of the best known contemporary YA authors. It was on my wishlist as soon as everyone started raving about it. I loved the cover. I love short stories. I'm somewhat of a geek. It should have been an all around win.
Sadly though, it turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments from my wishlist so far. The geek culture that most of the authors emphasized in their stories was cos-play and attending conventions. Neither of those sound like fun to me. Instead I felt like I was reading a Rashomon version of Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb. I was hoping instead for a broader range of geekdom.
The one enjoyable piece of the book were the inter-story comics by Hope Larson. Her little panels captured what I think as being geeky. I did read all of her comics in the book but gave up on finishing the short stories.