Books By Geeks, For Geeks


"Finally, here’s the book no self-respecting geek can live without–a guide jam-packed with 314.1516 short entries both useful and fun. Science, pop-culture trivia, paper airplanes, and pure geekish nostalgia coexist as happily in these pages as they do in their natural habitat of the geek brain."



"You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your closets are full of officially licensed Star Warsmerchandise. You’re hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you’ve discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. "



"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."



"Although it may not be good for their skin, geeks these days are enjoying a moment in the sun. It's true, Geeks have inherited the Earth-ready or not."



"Get Your Geek On! Unless you're horndog Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory, the words "geek" and "lust" are seldom found in the same sentence. Until now, bub. Whether it's the most recent tweet from Felicia Day, the newest book from Terry Pratchett, or the latest anything from Joss Whedon, the world is a smoking hot, happening place for Geeks."



"Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. "



"Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?"



"For Genevieve Terrence it seemed like a dream come true: a weekend alone on Maui with her sexy boss, Nick Brogan. But little did she know that Nick had dreams of his own--a nefarious scheme that nearly got her killed on the flight over the Pacific. Lucky for her, brilliant computer programmer Jack Farley was on board and quick-witted enough to crash-land the plane. Now Jack is her sole companion on a remote desert island with nothing but guava trees and sharks for company. Who’d expect the shy genius--and the least alpha male she knows--to turn out to be the uninhibited stud of her wildest dreams? "



"As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec inBeing Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions."



"Today’s the day. You’re meeting your fiance’s parents. You have a job interview with Pixar. You’ve been nominated for a Nobel prize, and the press is clamoring to speak with you.

You’ve been selected as Earth’s sole representative in negotiations with an Alien Overlord.

The reason doesn’t matter. In fact, you hardly need one. What matters is that today is different. Today is momentous. There are people to impress, reputations at stake, money to be made or lost. The fate of the world may hang in the balance. Yours certainly does. And there is no way – no possibility anywhere within the space-time continuum – that you are going to overlook even the slightest possible advantage.

Trust me, you do NOT want to meet the military leader of an alien species – or an attractive female of your own – while looking anything but your best. "


"Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything."

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to ready the geeks guide to world domination. Sounds perfect!

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