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Gifts for the Geek | Day 9: ‘The Geek’s Guide to Dating’


Gifts for the Geek | Day 9: ‘The Geek’s Guide to Dating’

Gifts for the Geek continues today with Quirk Books’ The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith.
I’ve been married for going on 17 years to a wonderful woman who shares most of my interests* but I know that there are plenty of single people out there. It’s hard to meet people, especially if you’ve got [...]

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Verily, A New Hope: William Shakespeare’s ‘Star Wars’


Verily, A New Hope: William Shakespeare’s ‘Star Wars’

Check out this new trailer for author Ian Doescher’s book William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, new from our friends at Quirk Books! Doescher has taken the Star Wars: A New Hope and reinterpreted it in Shakespearean iambic pentameter, and you know what? It really works! Can we call this Star Wars: Episode 16(th Century)?

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Take Five with Ben H. Winters, Author, ‘The Last Policeman’


Take Five with Ben H. Winters, Author, ‘The Last Policeman’

Ben H. Winters is the contributor for this week’s Take Five, a regular series where we ask authors and editors to share five facts about their latest books. Winters is the author of The Last Policeman, available now:
What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway?
Detective Hank Palace has faced [...]

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Apocalyptic Cop Fiction: ‘The Last Policeman’


Apocalyptic Cop Fiction: ‘The Last Policeman’

I’ve been anticipating the release of Ben H. Winters’ The Last Policeman for months! You may recall that I listed it as one of my most anticipated “Beach Reads” a few months ago. Well, it’s coming out in just a few days, and I’m already putting aside the current books on my reading list and [...]

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Crafting with Cat Hair – Put Those Furballs to Work for YOU!


Crafting with Cat Hair – Put Those Furballs to Work for YOU!

You love your cats, but their fur goes everywhere! What’s a devoted cat lover and would-be snappy dresser to do? I’ll tell you: it’s time to start Crafting with Cat Hair. This new book from our friends at Quirk Books will instruct you in the creation of all manner of accessories, tchotchkes and all manner [...]

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‘Bedbugs’: The Terrifying Truth Behind the Horrifying Novel!


‘Bedbugs’: The Terrifying Truth Behind the Horrifying Novel!

Ben H. Winters’ Bedbugs (September 6, Quirk Books) is the horrific story of a woman coping with a persistent infestation of bed bugs in her new apartment. Or is she? Are the bed bugs real, or all in her head? Or maybe this is something worse than bed bugs. Zombie novels may disgust you. Ghost stories [...]

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Let Stephen H. Segal’s ‘Geek Wisdom’ Guide Your Way


Let Stephen H. Segal’s ‘Geek Wisdom’ Guide Your Way

If you really think about it, a lot of us have garnered as much insight from popular culture as we have our elders and even our religions. Who can doubt that “Knowing is half the battle” or that “with great power comes great responsibility”?
Quirk Books editor Stephen H. Segal has selected the most sagacious of [...]

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Mysterious Package from Quirk Books Warns of Zombie Menace


I was delighted and more than a little curious to find an unexpected parcel from Quirk Classics on my doorstep last night. Although I regularly receive review copies of books from publishers, Quirk included, this particular box felt like it contained something different…how different I was soon to find out.
My wife and I grabbed a [...]

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Review: “Night of the Living Trekkies” by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall


Review: “Night of the Living Trekkies” by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall

Night of the Living Trekkies is a successful send-up of one of fandom’s most enduring subcultures that is only so biting – and hilarious – because it’s obviously written with love. Co-authors Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall know their stuff, and I suspect very much that they’ve been to a con or two in [...]

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