The Geek Wisdom series

The Geek Wisdom series


Edited by Stephen H. Segal / Written by Zaki Hasan • N.K. Jemisin • Eric San Juan • Stephen H. Segal • Genevieve Valentine

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture is the first compendium of life wisdom that our generation has discerned from the wide-ranging “holy scriptures” of geekdom, that weird mass of pop culture and high art ranging from blockbuster movies to esoteric novels to cult-classic T-shirt slogans.

“I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” “With great power comes great responsibility.” “Inconceivable!” “Don’t panic.” “Ray, when someone asks you if you are a god, you say yes!” “Who ever heard of a snozzberry?” “So say we all.”

We all toss around these modern quotations — from books, movies, games, comics — as if they were a whole new cultural canon, every bit as profound as the classic quotes from Shakespeare and the Bible. Well, guess what: That’s because they are. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotations from fantastical nerd culture, and interprets them in a collection of fun but thought-provoking meditations that explore the hidden depths within.

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14 January 2015