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ISBN 10 : 9781912836352
Pages : 226 pages
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Download or read book Vintage Geek written by Marshall Julius and published by September Publishing. This book was released on 2019-10-10 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Vintage Geek is Marshall Julius's super-fun trivia treasure-chest for nerds of all ages. Essential reading.' Mark Hamill The ultimate quiz book for old school nerds, Vintage Geek celebrates a splendid selection of 20th-century fandoms, from Fifties' sci fi cinema, Sixties' Star Trek and Seventies' Stephen King to Eighties' actioners, Nineties' Batman 'toons and more. What does the sign say on the gate of Kananga's crocodile farm? What's the first Thing Mary Jane Watson ever said to Peter Parker? Why does Robby the Robot rarely partake of Altair IV's high oxygen content? No matter what we're into, geeks of the world share a few common traits: intense and unconditional enthusiasm and the relentless urge to know, and then prove we know, every last thing about the objects of our affection. With a foreword from Simpsons writer Mike Reiss, Vintage Geek additionally features a fabulous fifty celebrity-penned questions from the likes of Mark Hamill, John Carpenter, George Takei, Sam Neill, Mark Millar, Tom Savini, Pat Mills, Yeardley Smith and Sam J. Jones. Vintage Geek is here to chew bubblegum and assess the limits of your trivia knowledge and it's all out of bubblegum!


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ISBN 10 : 9780141353272
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Download or read book Popular Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek A Memoir written by Maya Van Wagenen and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-04-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestseller Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek is a touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen. 'School is the armpit of life . . . and my school is no exception' Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humour and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence. 'The real deal. . . A teenage John Green for the next generation. Stunning.' Margaret Stohl, bestselling co-author of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series 'Popular is wonderful. It is charming, touching, entertaining - and brought back a lot of memories about my own high school anxieties. I will be saving my copy to give to my daughter when she is a little older' Jo Elvin, Glamour 'I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of 'Popular' for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.' Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review 'Made me smile, giggle and question what my idea of popularity really is . . A must read this summer' Guardian Books Blog 'Honest, funny, and thought-provoking.' Gretchen Rubin, #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project 'Her year-long experiment in popularity is timeless; the intelligent and humane way she gets to the heart of the matter is uniquely her. Funny, determined, and wry, Van Wagenan has written a wise, heartfelt guide for other kids eager to keep up.' Rachel Hartman, NYT bestselling author of Seraphina 'A talented writer, she's funny, thoughtful and self-effacing . . . Teens will readily identify with her' Kirkus About the author: Maya Van Wagenen is fifteen years old. When she was eleven, her family moved to Brownsville, Texas, the setting of Popular. When not hunched over a desktop writing, Maya enjoys reading, British Television, and chocolate. She now lives with her parents and two siblings in a rural Georgia. She is a sophomore in high school but still shares a room with her sixth grade brother. Remarkably they have not yet killed each other.


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ISBN 10 : 9780375505188
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Geeks written by Jon Katz and published by Villard. This book was released on 2000-04-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A story of triumph, friendship, love, and above all, about being human and reaching for dreams in a hard-wired world.”—Seattle Times “Too often, writing about the online world lacks emotional punch, but Katz’s obvious love for his ‘lost boys’ gives his narrative a rich taste.”—The New York Times Book Review Jesse and Eric were geeks: suspicious of authority figures, proud of their status as outsiders, fervent in their belief in the positive power of technology. High school had been an unbearable experience and their small-town Idaho families had been torn apart by hard times. On the fringe of society, they had almost no social lives and little to look forward to. They spent every spare cent on their computers and every spare moment online. Nobody ever spoke of them, much less for them. But then they met Jon Katz, a roving journalist who suggested that, in the age of geek impresario Bill Gates, Jesse and Eric had marketable skills that could get them out of Idaho and pave the way to a better life. So they bravely set out to conquer Chicago—geek style. Told with Katz’s trademark charm and sparkle, Geeks is a humorous, moving tale of triumph over adversity and self-acceptance that delivers two irresistible heroes for the digital age and reveals the very human face of technology. Praise for Geeks “Ultimately, Geeks is not a story about the Internet or computers or techies. It is a story about personal bonds, optimism, access to opportunity, and the courage to dream.”—Salon “An uplifting and hugely compassionate book.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “A story of friendship, optimism, social despair, and an updated version of that American icon, the tinkerer.”—USA Today


Download Tokyo Geek s Guide PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781462919703
Pages : 144 pages
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Download or read book Tokyo Geek s Guide written by Gianni Simone and published by Tuttle Publishing. This book was released on 2017-07-11 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tokyo is ground zero for Japan's famous "geek" or otaku culture--a phenomenon that has now swept across the globe. This is the most comprehensive Japan travel guide ever produced which features Tokyo's geeky underworld. It provides a comprehensive run-down of each major Tokyo district where geeks congregate, shop, play and hang out--from hi-tech Akihabara and trendy Harajuku to newer and lesser-known haunts like chic Shimo-Kita and working-class Ikebukuro. Dozens of iconic shops, restaurants, cafes and clubs in each area are described in loving detail with precise directions to get to each location. Maps, URLs, opening hours and over 400 fascinating color photographs bring you around Tokyo on an unforgettable trip to the centers of Japanese manga, anime and geek culture. Interviews with local otaku experts and people on the street let you see the world from their perspective and provide insights into Tokyo and Japanese culture, which will only continue to spread around the globe. Japanese pop culture, in its myriad forms, is more widespread today than ever before--with J-Pop artists playing through speakers everywhere, Japanese manga filling every bookstore; anime cartoons on TV; and toys and video games, like Pokemon Go, played by tens of millions of people. Swarms of visitors come to Tokyo each year on a personal quest to soak in all the otaku-related sights and enjoy Japanese manga, anime, gaming and idol culture at its very source. This is the go-to resource for those planning a trip, or simply dreaming of visiting one day!


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ISBN 10 : 9781612125329
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book The Beer Geek Handbook written by Patrick Dawson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-05-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A humorous yet practical guide for beer geeks everywhere: what to drink, how and where to drink it, the proper vocabulary for discussing beer, and all the finer points of beer-geek etiquette.


Download The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781476637594
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Download or read book The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams written by Steven Keslowitz and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-01-10 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical examination of two dystopian television series--Black Mirror and Electric Dreams--focuses on pop culture depictions of technology and its impact on human existence. Representations of a wide range of modern and futuristic technologies are explored, from early portrayals of artificial intelligence (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1921) to digital consciousness transference as envisioned in Black Mirror's "San Junipero." These representations reflect societal anxieties about unfettered technological development and how a world infused with invasive artificial intelligence might redefine life and death, power and control. The impact of social media platforms is considered in the contexts of modern-day communication and political manipulation.


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Download or read book Waiting for Star Wars written by Phillip Heeks and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When George Lukas wrote and directed Stars Wars (1977) starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, and James Earl Jones, he had no way of knowing that the science fiction movie would draw millions of memorabilia collectors into an fun yet fathomless black hole of merchandise collecting. Nine-year-old Philip Heeks converted to their ranks quickly, beginning a lifelong obsession with All Things Star Wars, a mania shared with devoted disciples worldwide. Told with affection, humor, and just the vaguest hint of embarrassment, his epic saga spans five decades of fascination, furor, and fixations on Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, Princess Leia, and the myriad mutants in their orbits. Follow the footsteps of one man's heroic journey from childhood to middle-age, and through the trials and rigors of watching every Star Wars episode from A New Hope through The Force Awakens. Discover why hoarding vast amounts of tat can be tumultuous. You'll laugh, you'll cry . . . you'll wonder the hell why!


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ISBN 10 : 9781101529249
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book Bloodlands written by Christine Cody and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-07-26 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was called the New Badlands, home to the survivors of a cataclysm that altered the entire nation. Then the vampires arrived, and it was rechristened the Bloodlands. Not because of the vampire, but because of the gun-for-hire who'd decided to slay every monster in the country by any and every means necessary.


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ISBN 10 : 9781349958191
Pages : 112 pages
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Download or read book Geek and Hacker Stories written by Brian Alleyne and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-11-02 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geeks, hackers and gamers share a common ‘geek culture’, whose members are defined and define themselves mainly in terms of technology and rationality. The members of geek culture produce and circulate stories to express who they are and to explain and justify what they do. Geek storytelling draws on plots and themes from the wider social and cultural context in which geeks live. The author surveys many stories of heated exchanges and techno-tribal conflicts that date back to the earliest days of personal computing, which construct the “self” and the “enemy”, and express and debate a range of political positions. Geek and Hacker Stories will be of interest to students of digital social science and media studies. Both geeky and non-technical readers will find something of value in this account.


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Download or read book ELLEgirl written by and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ELLEgirl, the international style bible for girls who dare to be different, is published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., and is accessible on the web at ellegirl.elle.com/. ELLEgirl provides young women with insider information on fashion, beauty, service and pop culture in a voice that, while maintaining authority on the subject, includes and amuses them.


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ISBN 10 : 9781452105710
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book World of Geekcraft written by Susan Beal and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2011-03-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geek meets craft in this fun collection of 25 kooky projects for geeks of any affiliation, from D&D dice earrings, Star Trek pillows, and Super Mario cross-stitch to Star Wars terrariums, a Morse code quilt, and much more! Organized by difficulty from "Not a Jedi Yet" to "Warp Speed," World of Geekcraft covers a range of popular crafting techniques including beading, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, and needle felting. Best of all, it's easy to get started with step-by-step instructions and handy templates included in the back of the book. With lots of photos and plenty of geekery throughout, this one-of-a-kind book shows that geek and craft go together like...pixels and cross-stitch!


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ISBN 10 : 9781783525386
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Project Prep written by Niki Smit and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2018-06-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Project Prep tells the story of four thirteen-year-old girls as they begin to discover a new world of technology, entrepreneurship and coding. It’s also a story about friendship, love, fashion and all the other things in the life of a thirteen-year-old. The girls come across the challenges, setbacks and successes any entrepreneur faces, but most importantly they discover how magical working in technology can be – the amazing feeling that comes from seeing an idea become a reality, something you can actually use and that is impacting other people’s lives for the better. Along the way readers will learn the ins and outs of the tech world, meet entrepreneurial role models, and learn the beginnings of how to code.


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ISBN 10 : 9781597076722
Pages : 68 pages
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Download or read book Annoying Orange 3 written by Scott Shaw! and published by Papercutz. This book was released on 2013-09-10 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious murders, and the all-night parties that ended up as—fruit salads! It's all revealed here for the first time anywhere!


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ISBN 10 : 9781481400091
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Download or read book Shadows at Predator Reef written by Franklin W. Dixon and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a two-hundred-pound sea turtle goes missing from the Bayport Aquarium, Frank and Joe Hardy investigate, discovering a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport that is aiding a sinister smuggling ring.


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Download or read book A Kiss out of Time written by Catherine Greenfeder and published by Catherine Ann Greenfeder. This book was released on 2022-02-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seventeen year-old Georgina Claythorne's ability to talk to ghosts leads her to discover one haunting the portrait of Eric Toomey, a young Civil War soldier, at her grandmother's antique shop in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. The portrait, part of an heirloom collection is one of several items from which Georgina "picks up paranormal activity". Georgina becomes caught up in the mystery of Eric's former life, her unnatural attraction to the ghost, and her changing relationship with long-time friend and fellow ghost hunter, Jake Hanlon. All this complicates what was supposed to be a boring summer. Can Georgina help Eric's spirit or will doing so put those she cares for in danger?


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ISBN 10 : 9780307419118
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Major Conflict written by Jeffrey McGowan, Maj USA (ret.) and published by Crown. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A book that will move hearts and open minds, Jeffrey McGowan’s memoir is the first personal account of a gay man’s silent struggle in the don’t-ask-don’t-tell military, from a cadet who rose to the rank of major, left as a decorated Persian Gulf hero, and whose same-sex marriage was the first on the East Coast. Love of country and personal love combine in this groundbreaking memoir of one gay man’s life in the military—and beyond. In Major Conflict, Queens-born Jeffrey McGowan tells how he enlisted in the army in the late 1980s and served with distinction for ten years. But McGowan had a secret: he was gay. In the don’t-ask-don’t-tell world of the Clinton-era army, being gay meant automatic expulsion. So, at the expense of his personal life and dignity, he hid his sexual identity and continued to serve the army well. Major Conflict is a moving account of his years in the military, the homophobia he encountered there, and his life afterward. McGowan presents a vivid portrait of his experience as a soldier in the Persian Gulf, where he commanded U.S. troops in Operation Desert Storm, eventually rising to the rank of major. Ultimately, however, he realized that the army held no future for gay men—even closeted ones. Desiring more of a personal life and tired of hiding his true identity, McGowan resigned from the Army he loved in 1998. In February 2004, he married his partner of six years in New Paltz, New York, making front-page news in the New York Times.


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ISBN 10 : 9781440514760
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Download or read book The Fixer Upper Man written by Cooper Lawrence and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.