Yesterday, via Tor.com, Tor Books announced the acquisition of The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley, a collection of essays from the Hugo Award-winning blogger and author of The Mirror Empire. In addition to Hurley’s previously published essays, The Geek Feminist Revolution also contains several new essays written specifically for the collection.
“This was an exciting book to pitch and is proving to be a lot of fun to put together,” Hurley told Tor.com. “Fans have been asking for a traditional compilation of my online essays, and I think this selection of greatest hits and original work is going to make a lot of folks very happy.”
Marco Palmieri, Senior Editor at Tor Books, was similarly excited. “I’ve been doing a Kermit Flail ever since learning I’d get to work with Kameron,” he said. “Kameron’s is an important voice in the ongoing conversation about fandom, inclusion, and the evolution of genre, and I’m proud to amplify that voice as editor of this book.”
I’m very proud to have been involved in Hurley’s well-deserved success, having first worked with her to publish “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle, and Slaves’ Narrative”, which went on to win the Hugo Award for “Best Related Work” in 2014. I’ll be first in line to pick up this new collection, and can’t wait to get my hands on the exclusive essays. Like a lot of readers, Hurley has taught me a lot over the years, and to have all that knowledge in a bound volume, that I can share among friends, family, and other readers, is an exciting opportunity.
Hurley has previously self-published her essays in We Have Always Fought: Essays on Writing, Craft and Fandom—which has since been delisted from online eBook retailers in preparation for the release of The Geek Feminist Revolution.
The collection will be released in 2016.