Geektastic: Tales from the Nerd Herd
with Cecil Castellucci
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!
Simultaneously addressing the isolation and loneliness that geeks can feel as well as the sense of camaraderie and community that can be found when one embraces a world or ideology in which he or she can completely invest, Geektastic is a completely dorky and utterly worthwhile read.
—Heather M. Campbell, School Library Journal
Obsessed with Star Wars, Star Trek, or Medieval role-playing? Then this book is for you. But even if you are not a Jedi aficionado, this book features more than twenty-five different authors, including Lisa Yee, Barry Lyga, David Levithan, Libba Bray, and many more. No matter who you were in high school, these stories will provide many nights of amusing nostalgia.