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Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them ; Mad Norwegian Press (March, 2011)

I’ve joked a great deal in the past that I was Joss Whedon’s bitch*Whedonistas cover. I even bought the fabulous ThinkGeek t-shirt that states: Joss Whedon is my master now. But despite the amusement factor, one fact is pretty much true: Joss Whedon can write. His ideas, his treatment of genre television goes so far beyond traditional tropes and expectations that there are words invented to talk about his impact.

*Please note, this essay (and the book) was written/published in 2011 – long before I knew about Whedon’s horrible treatment of women. My deepest apologies.

About the book:

In Whedonistas, a host of award-winning female writers and fans come together to celebrate the works of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). By discussing the impact of Whedon’s work, their involvement with his shows’ fandoms and why they adore the worlds he’s created, these essayists aim to misbehave in Whedon’s rich, fantastical worlds.