The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

Title: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy; A Handbook for GIRL GEEKS

Author: Sam Maggs

Series: No.

Format: eARC and Finished Copy

Page Count: 208

Publisher: Quirk Books

Age Range: 14+

Genre: Non-Fiction, Feminism, How to, Guides

Description on Goodreads:

Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.


First off:

EVERY GEEK, NO MATTER IF MALE, FEMALE, NON GENDER BIANARY, NEEDS THIS. Oh lord. This is the best guide I have seen.

Yes. I am gushing.

I have been WAITING to make this review. This is what guides should be. There are so many topics, and how to’s, terminologies… I thought -I- knew them all. I was so wrong.

From Saltgunners, to Otakon, Anti-Troll advice, Conventions do’s and don’t’s, this book has it all in so little of pages.  I want every person in the world who identifies as a geek, nerd, hell even Jock and Prep and BEYOND to have this book. This has to be the single most amazing geeky thing I own. And I own a lot.

Like a Jake the Dog bowtie.

This guide is all at once, informative, cute, kick ass and just a need in all homes. I know I must be gushing, yet not giving much detail. There is a reason. I want you to experience it yourself. Like any good book, hearing about it second hand is NOTHING like reading it yourself.

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): EVERYONE. GET IT. NOW. PREORDER THAT SCHNIT!

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