Articles with the tag Books

Meet the Guy Behind Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is the best superheroine of all time. Yes, I know that will get many comic fans up in arms, but for those who do look up to Wonder Woman, did you know that there’s a book titled The Secret History of Wonder Woman? Written by Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor […]

Book Giveaway: The Darkest Minds Series + $50 Visa Gift Card

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero So, thanks to the generosity of Disney-Hyperion, we’re going to help add a few more books to your collection this week. We’re giving away “The Darkest Minds Series” by author Alexandra Bracken, born and raised in Arizona, but moved east […]

Giveaway for Zombie Book Lovers: The Enemy Series

There’s nothing like curling up with a good zombie book and all the coffee that you want, is there? We’ve been giving away lots of stuff in the past months, but I think it’s about time that we make book lovers happy – provided that you like zombie stories (who doesn’t???). This week, we’re featuring […]

Science Fiction Epic: The Far Bank of the Rubicon

Here’s something new for you science fiction fans. Author Erik Wecks (writer at GeekDad, too) is getting ready to publish a new science fiction epic titled “The Far Bank of the Rubicon”. Here’s what you need to know about the book. The Facts The Far Bank of the Rubicon is the first volume of a […]

10 Geeky Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids: Part 2

Are you ready for part 2 of our list of geeky children’s books that every awesome parent should know of? Part 1 had books that were best for the younger set. But what if you have kids who want to be challenged or are ready and raring to read more mature content? Don’t reach for Battle […]

10 Geeky Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids: Part 1

There was a time when heroes and adventures and dragons could only be found in books. Now that they’re on movie screens and in computer games, every geek parent has to take on the increasingly difficult task of introducing the love of literature to kids. When you’re faced with hundreds of choices and even more […]

Four New Star Wars Children’s Books Announced!

Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in all of pop culture and geekdom, so it’s not surprising to hear that the series has spawned 125 New York Times bestsellers and having more than 125 million copies currently in print and in over 30 languages! We just got word that four new titles to the Star […]

The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order

With upwards of 500 novels in publication, it’s no surprise that many people are confused about the continuity of the Star Trek novels. With the help of  TrekBBS user Thrawn, there is now a fantastic aid called the Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart. Click the image below to see it in full size. Don’t know where to […]

Lit Madness: The Hunger Games Meets March Madness!

March Madness isn’t just for basketball anymore. Our friends over at Bookish created Lit Madness, where 64 popular book characters across four major genres are let loose in a Hunger Games-inspired arena. Like the real March Madness, you’re not going to vote on who gets to advance to the next round. “As the Lit Madness goes on […]

Game of Thrones Pop-Up Book Is Incredibly Immersive

Pop-up books will never get old. Now if you take pop-up books and mash it up with fan favorite Game of Thrones, then you’re sure to have a recipe for success. Matthew Christian Reinhart wrote Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros, while Michael Komark provided the illustrations. If you check out the pictures below, […]

Get The Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who For Only $14.30!

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who may be over, but that doesn’t mean the knowledge stops there! Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who is the essential guide to all 50 years of the Doctor. It includes all eleven incarnations of the famous time-traveller and gives us awesome insight on his adventures […]

R-Rated Movies As Children’s Book Illustrations!

Out of all the geeky things reimagined into books, artist Josh Cooley has won the internet. His series of R-rated movies turned into children’s book illustrations has got to be the most interesting (and hilarious!) of the bunch. He’s got tons of illustrations up for sale on his site. With pieces that sell for $25-$50, there’s […]

The Geek’s Guide To Dating: Your Prime Walkthrough In The Game Of Love

We’ve all thought about it. Probably a good quarter of us has even trawled the depths of the internet to see if it’s possible. We’re talking about looking up cheat codes, walkthroughs or power-ups. For dating. And no, we will not hang our heads in shame! The Geek’s Guide To Dating by Eric Smith is exactly […]

Stiqblox Kickstarter Store Spotlight: AquaFarm, Dinosaurs, and Cats!

How’s it going? Have you been financially responsible all week, giving you the license to splurge this weekend? Then I have three really cool Kickstarter products for you to take a look at. They are some of the new items on our Kickstarter Store, handpicked especially for our readers. Enjoy! AquaFarm A self-cleaning fish tank […]

6 Book Adaptations to TV: The Cool, Mysterious, and Genuinely Horrific

Book adaptations provide challenges for screenwriters. Most will concede that it is really difficult to translate complicated works and series to the big screen. For instance, many fans of Dune aren’t exactly impressed by the chopped-up film version. (Even David Lynch had the pseudonym , Alan Smithee, listed as director for the theatrical cut in protest.) […]

The Best-Selling Sci-Fi Books of All Time

Just a few minutes ago, I was told that I am a confusing person. Upon asking for clarification, I was informed that the reason for the statement was that I love sci-fi and fantasy, but I am not a Discworld fan. I am still thinking of why this is the case, as I have attempted […]

Geeks Behind the Iron Curtain

“Do you know about the kids behind the Iron Curtain who put together their own gaming consoles not to be cool, but because they could not afford them otherwise? Or that the Yugoslavian scientist Nikola Tesla, the biggest “geek” in history, got celebrated by having factories named after him? Would you like to know why […]

Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified

It’s been a while since we’ve discovered a cool thing related to the Periodic Table. I think Theo Gray’s awesome periodic table is the most recent I’ve written on the topic, but today brought about a new discovery: a book by Bunpei Yorifuji, a Japanese artist who seems to have a fascination with chemistry as well. […]

Trial of the Clone Audiobook Gets Wil Wheaton As Reader

Sheldon Cooper may hate the guts of Wil Wheaton, but that does not change the fact that in the real world, this geek celebrity has a huge following. Okay, well, there may be some who may not be that enamored by Wil Wheaton, but still… If you think Wil Wheaton is the [insert whatever word […]

Review: The Dark Knight Manual

What if Bruce Wayne wrote a manual describing how he became Batman? That’s the premise behind Brandon Snider’s The Dark Knight Manual from Insight Editions, a gorgeous coffee table book that’s filled to the brim with removable extras.