The fangirl’s guide to the galaxy – Sam Maggs

Fangirl's guide

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.

My opinion

Fangirls and geeks are getting more and more popular, or rather more normal. Being a fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter or Doctor Who, that’s not something you have to hide anymore. You can even get the merchandise in every shop around the corner (almost) and more and more women show that they’re fangirls. Sam Maggs thought this was a perfect time to write a book about being a fangirl.

Of course I had to read this book, just because I liked the title. It reminds me a bit of a certain book series.. (for those not in the know, ‘The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy’) That book series was also the start of my geekiness, I guess. Anyways, the chapters in the book all have their own topics, for example ‘How to survive a Con’. I’m definitely going to reread that once I get that ticket to Comic Con at some point in my life. But Sam Maggs also points out the comic books which have a female lead character (yay!) and she’s interviewed famous female geeks.


If you’re looking for a fun and original guide for female geeks, this is your book. ‘The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy’ really gives great tips and tricks, even for the more ‘advanced’ geek. It’s just fun to read about female geeks and it shows that it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Hell, I’ve been wearing Doctor Who, Harry Potter and other fandoms printed shirts for years. Geeks unite!


The fangirl's guide to the galaxy by Sam Maggs
Published by Quirk Books
Genres: Lifestyle
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781594747892

You can buy the book at Book Depository.

I received this book in exchange for a review. If you want to read more about this, read my disclaimer.

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