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Geek Wisdom

By Stephen H. Segal & N. K. Jemisin &
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Publisher Description

The essential companion for the geek era: a fusion of inspirational quotes, philosophy, and pop culture drawn from the entire cult-classic canon of film, TV, books, comics, and science.
 
Celebrate nerd culture by taking a page out of your all-time favorites, like Star Wars and Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings and Dune—and much more!
 
Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more.
 
Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks—but it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.

18 Reviews

3.5
“This book is basically 200 pages of quotes from geek movies/books/t-shirts, etc., and how they apply to real life. It's pretty much hysterical, though obviously it helps if you know the reference directly. It includes quotes from such things/people as Star Trek, Star Wars, Battestar Galactica, The Princess Bride, Dune, Indiana Jones, Labyrinth (<3333), Carl Sagon, Nikola Tesla and even Think Geek t-shirts! A lot of it shows how geeks tend to have different mindsets from "normal" people, and how that's ok and is actually pretty awesome when you think about it. If you're a geek and you want a laugh, then pick this up. I'd just recommend taking a moment or two to flip through it and make sure you recognize a good chunk of the source material, otherwise you probably won't enjoy it as much. But if you do, you're definitely in for a...well, geek-filled evening! :D”
“I love the idea of the book”
“100% more boring than expected”

About Stephen H. Segal

Stephen H. Segal is the Hugo Award winning senior contributing editor to Weird Tales, the world’s oldest fantasy/sci-fi/horror magazine, and an editor at Quirk Books. His geek portfolio includes work for Tor Books, Viz Media, and WQED Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon. A native of Atlantic City, he lives in Philadelphia.

Zaki Hasan

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