2012 Holidays

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 32: ‘Turing’s Cathedral’ by George Dyson


Gifts for the Geek: Day 32: ‘Turing’s Cathedral’ by George Dyson

Computers: They’re all around us. You and I are connected at this moment by a stream of information speeding through the internet: an invention that was hardly imaginable by most of us a decade ago, but has since integrated so seamlessly into our lives that the only time we ever really think about it is [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Gifts For the Geek: Day 30: Bookstore Gift Certificate


powells-giftcardGifts For the Geek winds down as time for the geek shopper grows scarce.

But don’t fear, eager shopper. You have plenty of time to buy possibly the most powerful geek gift of all!

The bookstore gift certificate!

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 28: ‘The Flame Alphabet’ by Ben Marcus


Gifts for the Geek: Day 28: ‘The Flame Alphabet’ by Ben Marcus

Gifts for the Geek continues with today’s pick: The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus.
The Flame Alphabet is a complicated tale of familial love and alienation that unfolds in the story of an unusual apocalyptic event. A plague is spreading, but not by the usual means: no sneezing or coughing, biting or touching. This plague spreads [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Gifts For the Geek: Day 27: Sting, Orcrist, & Gandalf’s Staff


Last night, I went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Love the settings and the attention to detail. I loved seeing Glamdring, Orcrist, and Sting being found.

Well, now the geek in your life can wield a small part of Middle-earth! Make the jump to learn more!

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Gifts For the Geek: Day 25: The Key to Erebor & Map


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is super close to being in theaters!

That said, some of the merchandise makes for great gifts during this holiday season. Two of the integral pieces of the movie are in Thorin’s possession: The Map for Erebor and its Key! More after the jump!

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 24: Mark Z. Danielewski’s ‘The Fifty Year Sword’


Gifts for the Geek: Day 24: Mark Z. Danielewski’s ‘The Fifty Year Sword’

Gifts for the Geek continues with another Mark Z. Danieleski’s The Fifty Year Sword.
Mark Z. Danielewski has fearlessly defied every convention of what a novel might be throughout his career. He first came to prominence with the release of his cult classic mind-bending novel House of Leaves, a surrealistic take on the classic haunted house [...]

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Gifts For the Geek: Day 23: The Hobbit Soundtrack


hobbit-soundtrackGifts For the Geek continues! On Day 23!

Today, the featured gift that might wow the geek in your life is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey soundtrack! Howard Shore has returned! Make the jump to learn more!

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 22: George R.R. Martin’s ‘Dreamsongs’


Gifts for the Geek: Day 22: George R.R. Martin’s ‘Dreamsongs’

I bet you’ve got a friend or family member who doesn’t usually enjoy “that fantasy stuff” but has really gotten into A Game of Thrones. I know a lot of them, myself. Little do they know that they’re teetering on the precipice of full geekdom, and you know what? I’d like to give them a [...]

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Gifts For the Geek: Day 20: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


tolkien-hobbitboxIn case you’ve been living in Gollum’s cave for the last few years, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is being adapted by Peter Jackson!

People will be going to the theaters this December 14th in droves, asses hitting seats and staying for almost three hours to watch 1/3 of a tale. To follow the last 2/3, the only way to do it will be by reading The Hobbit! And here is a cool box-set to aid the Middle-Earth traveler!

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 19: Oliver Sacks’ ‘Hallucinations’


Gifts for the Geek: Day 19: Oliver Sacks’ ‘Hallucinations’

You’ve read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, I’m sure. That’s probably an understatement, actually. I’ll bet you’ve heard it so many times that you can even hear it now echoing inside your skull. Have you ever thought about it, though? I mean, how weird it is?
Fat guys improbably sliding down chimneys with bags of gifts, [...]

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