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.
Essay topics include Sharon Shinn (“Samaria” series) and Emma Bull (Territory) elaborating on the perfection of Firefly, Jeanne Stein (the Anna Strong Chronicles) revealing Buffy’s influence on Anna Strong, and Nancy Holder (October Rain, The Watcher’s Guide) relating on-the-set tales of Spike menacing her baby daughter while Riley made her hot chocolate.
Other contributors include Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), Elizabeth Bear (Chill), Catherynne M. Valente (Palimpsest), Maria Lima (Blood Lines), Jackie Kessler (Black and White), Mariah Huehner (IDW Comics), Sarah Monette (Corambis), and Lyda Morehouse (AngeLINK Series). Also featured is an exclusive interview with television writer and producer Jane Espenson.
- Essay collection by award-winning and best-selling female novelists and academics on works by seminal TV producer Joss Whedon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, etc.
- Whedonistas is a sister book to Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who By the Women Who Love It.
- Jane Espenson is a producer on Caprica, and wrote some of the highest-regarded Buffy the Vampire Slayerepisodes.
- Emma Bull is best known for War for the Oaks, a pioneering work of urban fantasy.
- Elizabeth Bear has won the prestigious Hugo Award twice. Catherynne M. Valente has been nominated for a Hugo for Palimpest (2009).