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 by N. K. Jemisin 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.
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
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.
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.
Premise is nothing short of brilliant. Florida Times Union
- A compendium of Geek Wisdom
- Author: N. K. Jemisin
- Beloved pearls of modern-day culture