Friday, March 18, 2011

Buy Me: GEEK WISDOM

You might recall the brief sabbatical I took from the blogosophere late last year to work on a mystery-shrouded projected to be announced at a later date. Well, that later date is now upon us, and the shroud can finally be lifted. Behold Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture. Published by Quirk Books and edited by Hugo Award-winning author Stephen H. Segal, Geek Wisdom is a series of mini-essays meditating on the wit, wisdom, and insight of some of the most notable quotables in pop culture history. In this book you'll learn why we all want the Force to be with us, why Quantum Leap's Sam Beckett is a role model for us all, and how Optimus Prime isn't that different from Martin Luther King Jr. You know, the important stuff.

For some background, I was roped in by Stephen last fall to be one of four contributing authors, alongside such luminaries as Hugo and Nebula nominated author N.K. Jemisin, World Fantasy nominee Genevieve Valentine, and my blog buddy Eric San Juan, who co-wrote the terrific A Year of Hitchcock. Needless to say, being part of this power-packed lineup made me feel sort of like I'd been drafted into the 1992 Dream Team. Believe it or not, working on this project was even harder in some ways than writing my Masters' Thesis (which you can read in its entirety here, FYI), but having seen a proof of the completed book just weeks ago, I can say with total confidence that regular readers of this site will absolutely dig it. Geek Wisdom will be out in August, but you can pre-order your copy right now.

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