Cover image for The secret loves of geeks / edited by Hope Nicholson ; cover art by Becky Cloonan.
The secret loves of geeks / edited by Hope Nicholson ; cover art by Becky Cloonan.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Books, 2018.

Physical Description:
200 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
My phantom menace / The horror, the horror / Smudged / Being the slayer / Women love jerks / Do you feel it? / The Walter Mercado effect / First loves / Deceptively normal / The 50 weirdest things that happen in nerdy relationships / Ace pilot / We will never be back here again / Genderqueer / Cosplay / Wife / Our story / Pros at cons / Star struck / Tinismessypast / Them struggles / The tao of ducky / So say we all / Immortal love, first edition / Bear with / The White Glove Brigade / Josei / Cool chick / Trolling for lesbos / The new gods of the airwaves / Tell me about your trans headcanons / Untitled / Love in Alderaan places / Gaming is bad for me / What girls want / Harry Potter and the awkward coming out story / Dear first love / The multifarious monolith of love


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Featuring work by Margaret Atwood ( Hag-Seed ), Gerard Way ( Umbrella Academy ), Dana Simpson ( Phoebe and Her Unicorn ), Cecil Castellucci ( Soupy Leaves Home ), Gabby Rivera ( America ), Valentine De Landro ( Bitch Planet ), Amy Chu ( Poison Ivy ), SfU R. Monster ( Beyond- A queer comics anthology ), Michael Walsh ( Secret Avengers ), and many more.

Author Notes

Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Canada. She received a B.A. from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1961 and an M.A. from Radcliff College in 1962.

Her first book of verse, Double Persephone, was published in 1961 and was awarded the E. J. Pratt Medal. She has published numerous books of poetry, novels, story collections, critical work, juvenile work, and radio and teleplays. Her works include The Journals of Susanna Moodie, Power Politics, Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Morning in the Buried House, the MaddAdam trilogy, and The Heart Goes Last. She has won numerous awards including the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, the Booker Prize in 2000 for The Blind Assassin, the Giller Prize and the Premio Mondello for Alias Grace, and the Governor General's Award in 1966 for The Circle Game and in 1986 for The Handmaid's Tale, which also won the very first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. She won the PEN Pinter prize in 2016 for her political activism. She was awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize for the outstanding literary merit of her body of work.

(Bowker Author Biography) Margaret Atwood is the author of more than twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Among her recent works are the bestselling novels, Alias Grace and The Robber Bride, and the short-story collections, Good Bones and Simple Murders and Wilderness Tips. Atwood lives in Toronto, Canada.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

The excellent and inclusive follow-up to Nicholson's The Secret Loves of Geek Girls brings together, once again, dozens of cartoonists, prose writers, and general-purpose nerds to tell 37 stories about the intersections between love, dating, sex, and pop culture. The tales run the gamut, both in subject matter and aesthetic, from Dana Simpson's lighthearted story of finding romance and her true gender through the online "furry" community to Shee Phon's watercolor scenes expressing the beauty of shared asexual love. Margaret Atwood is the most notable name returning to the project with memoirs of being a horror-obsessed babysitter, brought to eerie life by Pretty Deadly colorist Jordie Bellaire. Nicholson herself briefly interjects with a few candid and warning remarks on creators hooking up at comic and fan conventions, which plays well in complement to Hope Larson's reminiscence of a con-weekend fling. Though the pieces vary wildly in tone and content, Nicholson's careful organization ensures nothing feels out of place. In fact, the variety of creators' experience is this book's strongest suit: no matter what each reader thinks of "love," there's a love story here for them. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.