Three Must-Reads Before Comic-Con 2014 From Quirk Books

Three cool books to take to Comic-Con and look for the Quirk Books booth too!

Just in time for San Diego Comic Con, Quirk has produced a free e-book: Stuff Every Geek Should Know is packed with tips, articles, and how-tos on everything from performing Jedi mind tricks to creating your own cosplay gear to wooing the geek of your dreams. This is an indispensable guide to life, the universe, and everything geeky. And it’s available to download on all e-reader platforms.

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1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.

This buzzed about title has been recently named an Amazon Best Book of the Year (So Far) and continues to sit on the New York Times best-seller list.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

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2. William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher.

An instant New York Times best-seller and an Amazon Best Humor Book of the Month (July)! Critics continue to embrace the Shakespeare Star Wars trilogy and there is a lovely McClatchy review available on the wire.

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter.

Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!

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3. World of Trouble: Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters.

Just on sale this week, World of Trouble is a July LibraryReads pick, August Indie Next list pick, and an Amazon Best Mystery Book of the Month (July). The early reviews for this book have been stellar and there is a Gannett feature on the wire and will soon be a McClatchy feature available

Critically acclaimed author Ben H. Winters delivers this explosive final installment in the Edgar Award winning Last Policeman series. With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force.

But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank’s safety is only relative, and his only relative—his sister Nico—isn’t safe. Soon, it’s clear that there’s more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it’s up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out . . . for everyone.

Make sure to visit:

Quirk Books (Booth #1636)

Star Trek’s Ships of the Line Panel To Be Held on Thursday, July 24 and Quirk Books will sell its popular Star Trek Book of Opposites at the convention.

Star Trek: Live in Concert Will Be Performed by San Diego Symphony on Saturday, July 26

CBS Consumer Products announced today an out-of-this-world lineup for the iconic Star Trek™ franchise at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego. Fans will be able to participate in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention including the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel on Thursday evening, and Star Trek: Live in Concert with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday.

Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from including the debut of a collection of six dog tags featuring each series’ respective ship. The dog tags will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show, with a special dog tag available at the ThinkGeek Booth (#3849). Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek).

STAR TREK’S SHIPS OF THE LINE PANEL

Star Trek’s presence at Comic-Con will kick off Thursday, July 24th from 8:30 – 9:30 pm with the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel in Room 4. In a Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection, a team of Star Trek designers will take fans into the art department to showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line and explore why starships have fascinated and inspired fans for nearly 50 years. Panelists include John Eaves, Andrew Probert, Doug Drexler, John Goodson, Greg Jein and Mike Okuda. Every fan who attends the panel will be given a starship collectible from Eaglemoss.

STAR TREK: LIVE IN CONCERT

On the heels of a three-day, sold-out run at Royal Albert Hall in London, CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency are bringing Star Trek: Live in Concert to Comic-Con featuring Star Trek (2009) as never seen before. Celebrating the extraordinary collaboration between film and music, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s score is brought to life on stage as J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster film is shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen.

The concert takes place on Saturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South with a special appearance by Giacchino and giveaways for fans in cosplay. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.startrekconcerts.com or www.sandiegosymphony.org.

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