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Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy – An Essential Handbook for the Burgeoning Fangirl!


You may have noticed that we have a bit of a fangirl collective here at WhatchaReading.


Your Favorite Fangirl Team at NYCC2014

How often do you find a group of geek girls that share your same obsessions, AND introduce you to new ones? Well – these days, it’s a bit more often than it used to be (thanks, Internet!). And that, folks, brings me to Sam Maggs and her awesome upcoming book, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.

We met Sam Maggs at the Quirk Table at NYCC last year. We were familiar with her because we’re all fans of The Mary Sue over here at WR, so we fangirled a bit over Sam, who totally fangirled back at us, and we had a bit of a love-in, which was awesome. She told us about her upcoming book and signed posters for us.

Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy - An Essential Handbook for the Burgeoning Fangirl!

Getting a poster like this was the BEST possible tool for creating a longing fangirl buzz. I know I couldn’t wait for this book to come out, because THIS IS EVERYTHING. A couple of weeks ago, I managed to get my hot little hands on an e-galley, and tore through it in a night and a half.

fangirls guide

Sam Maggs is the total package. She’s in multiple fandoms, stretching across all media, from gaming to movies, books and comics, Internet, podcasts – she’s the SuperFangirl. And she imparts her wisdom here for all of you. Are you a beginning fangirl? Maybe just started playing HALO, and want to talk gaming with other folks who aren’t going to shoot you down? Did you just start watching Arrow and/or Flash, and want to extend that love to the comics, but need to know who to talk to so you can find the best issues to start reading? There are all sorts of ideas and links – SO MANY LINKS – here. It’s a guidebook, it’s a reference resource, it’s all of these things.

What made me the happiest while reading Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the sheer love that comes through. There is love and respect here for ALL women (and guys, too!), ALL forms of media and fandom, and mainly, what she’s writing about. Sam wants to give you the best resources you need to help you find your tribe(s). And if you think, “Well, I’ve got my tribe, I’ve got my fandoms, I’m pretty set,” that’s great, too – but I guarantee you’ll find new things to discover in here. This book has something for everyone – jump in and explore. You can pre-order the book through Quirk Books’ site – they’re offering crazy amounts of goodies for pre-orders right now!

While you’re at it, check out Sam’s website, and more importantly, her Tumblr, which has so much geeky goodness. And if you’re in NYC, keep an eye out for our Fangirl collective – you can usually find us, on Wednesdays, in our local comic book stores, or roaming around Midtown Comics and Chipotle.

Author: Sam Maggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 978-1594747892
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Price: $15.95

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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