Coming this August, “Geek Wisdom The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture” by Stephen H. Segal promises to be a fun read for the modern age.
This is the era of the geek. Computer nerds are titans of industry; comic-book heroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town.
Clearly, the geeks know something that other folks don’t—something we could all do well to learn from.
So here it is: Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture edited by Stephen H. Segal.
Painstakingly gathered and interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds who’ve spent years poring over the most beloved texts of the modern-day imagination. Beginning with some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Do, or do not—there is no ‘try’”), television (“The truth is out there”), comics (“With great power comes great responsibility”), science, the Internet, and more, Geek Wisdom offers illuminating insights into the eternal truths to be found therein. 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.
Segal is the Hugo Award winning senior contributing editor to Weird Tales, the world’s oldest fantasy/sci-fi/horror magazine, and a staff editor at Quirk Books. His geek portfolio includes work for Tor Books, Viz Media, and WQED Pittsburgh. A native of Atlantic City, he now lives in Philadelphia.
ISBN: 978-1-59474-527-0/e-ISBN: 978-1-59474-530-0
$14.95 US, 5 x 7, 224 pages, 2c hardcover
Publication date: August 2, 2011