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Written by N. K. JemisinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve ValentineAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Genevieve Valentine, Eric San JuanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Eric San Juan and Zaki HasanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Zaki Hasan
Edited by Stephen H. SegalAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen H. Segal

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On Sale: August 02, 2011
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-59474-530-0
Published by : Quirk Books Quirk Books
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THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.

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.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

A Note on Spoilers

I. My Name Is Inigo Montoya
(wisdom about the self)

II. Form Feet and Legs
(wisdom about relationships)

III. We Are All Individuals
(wisdom about humankind)

IV. Knowing Is Half the Battle
(wisdom about conflict)

V. Billions and Billions
(wisdom about the universe)

VI. In the Year 2929
(wisdom about the future)

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Note on Spoilers

I. My Name Is Inigo Montoya
(wisdom about the self)

II. Form Feet and Legs
(wisdom about relationships)

III. We Are All Individuals
(wisdom about humankind)

IV. Knowing Is Half the Battle
(wisdom about conflict)

V. Billions and Billions
(wisdom about the universe)

VI. In the Year 2929
(wisdom about the future)
Praise

Praise

"Very smart looking tome."—Wired.com

“Geek Wisdom
 proves that insight needn’t come from dusty old tomes and the lips of long-dead philosophers. Maybe C-3P0 isn’t Socrates and The Superfriends aren’t a French Salon, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to teach us.”—Suvudu.com
 
Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teaching of Nerd Culture is not only an invaluable guide into geekdom it's also indispensable if you have to go undercover and penetrate a secret geek society.”—Neatorama.com

“Any good story, religious or not, can be deconstructed to find an underlying message. That’s the unifying theme of Geek Wisdom, which treats pop culture as a form of secular religion, delivering insights on life from talking robots, flying dragons and everything in between.”—PopMatters

“Premise is nothing short of brilliant.”—Florida Times Union

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