Nov 30 2010 9:30am

Whedonistas: Celebrating Joss Whedon

WhedonistasFrom the editor and publisher of Chicks Dig Time Lords comes another geekgirl project of epic proportions! Mad Norwegian Press presents Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By the Women Who Love Them, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Deborah Stanish.

Like Chicks Dig Time Lords did for Doctor Who, Whedonistas invited female sci-fi/fantasy writers as well as women who are active in fandom to contribute essays about their relationship to the Whedonverse. It goes on sale to the general public on March 15, 2011, but will be officially launched and available for purchase at Gallifrey One this year!

In addition to featuring exclusive interviews with Jane Espenson and Juliet Landau, the volume features essays from some of the most exciting voices in sci-fi and fantasy, including Seanan McGuire, Lyda Morehouse, Caroline Symcox, Catherynne M. Valente, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Teresa Jusino...

That’s right—my essay, Why Joss is More Important Than His ‘Verse, is included in this tome. Something I’m more than honored by. Squeeful about, even.

While the book won’t be released until March, it can be preordered! If you’re in the process of going holiday shopping for the Browncoats in your life, look no further than this book! And you can expect to hear more from me about it in the months ahead. And while I’m on the subject of Joss Whedon, I’d just like to say: No Joss, No Buffy.  Thank you.

Teresa Jusino was born the same day Skylab fell. Coincidence? She doesn’t think so. She is a freelance writer in New York City who is a regular contributor to websites like ChinaShop Magazine, Pink Raygun, and Newsarama. In addition to her geeky online scribblings, she also writes prose fiction and screenplays. Her fiction has appeared in the sci-fi magazine, Crossed Genres, and her non-fiction is being published in Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon By the Women Who Love Them, to be released March 2011 by Mad Norwegian Press. Teresa is the author of a chapbook of short stories called On the Ground Floor, and she is working on a webseries called The Pack, coming in 2011. Get Twitterpated with Teresa or visit her at The Teresa Jusino Experience.

Alex Brown
1. AlexBrown
And this is one more awesome book I'll be ordering for my library :)
2. deety
I loved some of the essays from Chicks Dig Time Lords, but was less than crazy about the ones that were more about life in the fandom. Any info on whether or not this volume will be more about the shows we love and less about con experiences, etc?
Teresa Jusino
3. TeresaJusino
@deety - from the titles of a lot of the essays, a lot of them do seem to be about dissecting the worlds of the show. But a big point of books like these is to show how those worlds affect individuals. Like in Seanan McGuire's essay, which can be found on this site, she writes about why Buffy was such an important character to her. In the essay I contributed, I write about how Whedon's creations were important to me in navigating my identity. So, while they're not all going to be about conventions or what-have-you, they probably will all be very personal. But I think that's why books like Chicks Dig Time Lords and Whedonistas are important. They are celebrations of the work by being celebrations of how the work affects people.

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