Meredith Schwartz

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The Geek Feminist Revolution

A great introduction for geek guys seeking to understand and reassurance for women that the injustices, while real, are survivable.

Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths

Likely to circulate well in libraries with strong patron interest in sf.

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

Highly recommended for public and high school libraries that collect adult and YA sf, fantasy, comics, anime and manga, or present STEM or Maker programming.

Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

A good choice for public libraries with a significant single patron base, readers interested in feminism, and academic women's studies collections. [See Prepub Alert, 7/28/14.]

The Best of Connie Willis

These shorts were chosen for winning the Hugo and/or the Nebula Award, making the collection most meaningful for fans who know the honors involved, especially the bonus tracks, Willis's Los Angeles Worldcon Guest of Honor and Grand Master speeches. For those who don't care about genre inside baseball, 2007's The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories provides a more comprehensive overview of Willis's illustrious career.

Crucible of Gold

This solid installment will not disappoint existing fans and fantasy readers who enjoy Patrick O'Brian's Age of Sail novels, but it will baffle new readers unfamiliar with the series's story line.

Ready Player One

Despite some flaws, this debut is a great geek beach book, an unapologetic romp with brains and style. [See Prepub Alert, 2/7/11.]—Meredith Schwartz, New York

Zero History

A good crossover book for fans of fashion, cutting-edge technologies, and spy thrillers as well as followers of science fiction. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/10.]

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