I need books about girl gamers.
November 10, 2010 6:45 PM   Subscribe

Find me books and other media about girl gamers, please! Any type of gamer can apply. I've already got 'I Kill Giants', 'Halting State' and 'This Is Not A Game'. Are there any other media that portrays gamers of the female variety?
posted by bq to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Gamer Girl!

(Warning: have not read; heard it's bad.)
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:50 PM on November 10, 2010

Heir Apparent was pretty good. It's about a girl who gets stuck in a virtual reality game and must finish it successfully to escape.
posted by asras at 6:56 PM on November 10, 2010

Home page for "PMS clan".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:58 PM on November 10, 2010

Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress for the tabletop gaming side of things.
posted by mephron at 7:30 PM on November 10, 2010

Under "other media:" How about NPC Comic? The main character is a female gamer.
posted by ladygypsy at 7:42 PM on November 10, 2010

This is more of an academic perspective, but the essays are still very readable: From Barbie to Mortal Kombat (from 2000) and its later companion volume, Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat (2008).
posted by Madamina at 7:58 PM on November 10, 2010

ANY kind of gamer? Ok... The Hunger Games! The main character is constantly talking strategy etc. The action/premise is very similar to a video game, too.
posted by acidic at 8:24 PM on November 10, 2010

Anda's Game by Cory Doctorow?
posted by Scattercat at 9:13 PM on November 10, 2010

Some of the essays in She's Such A Geek apply.
posted by sigmagalator at 10:31 PM on November 10, 2010

For other media, I assume you know about The Guild?
posted by Jacqueline at 10:42 PM on November 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

User. 3 issues, doesn't appear to have been collected.
posted by Zed at 11:24 PM on November 10, 2010

Well, it's not done yet, but http://www.metafilter.com/97465/a-novel-in-five-lectures-like-24-but-more-in-less">this post from the blue has Douglas Coupland's Player One, in which the character Rachel is a girl gamer.
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:32 AM on November 11, 2010

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posted by fiercecupcake at 6:33 AM on November 11, 2010

For The Win by Cory Doctorow is set in the not-so-distant-future, and it's basically online gaming + workers rights issues. Although it has several main characters, one of the key ones is a young girl from India who leads up a bunch of gold farmers. She earns money from the game, but enjoys the strategy and possibilities, as well.
posted by redsparkler at 9:12 AM on November 11, 2010

The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis. The very same Walter Tevis who wrote The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth. The only reason Gambit is less well known is the bad luck encountered by those who've tried to film it.
posted by spasm at 11:04 AM on November 11, 2010

There is a series of books by an Australian author, Gillian Rubenstein that feature a female gamer. I can't remember what the series is called but one of the books its called Skymaze. Target audience is teenagers, but the series is fantastic.
posted by cholly at 11:03 PM on November 11, 2010

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