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2011 in (GeekDad) review

GeekDad reviewsI reviewed some awfully fun stuff this year for GeekDad – a dozen books and a couple TV shows, most of which are well worth checking out:

Gaming Fix: Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken

It’s A Craft Trap! The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton

Fuzzy Reboot: John Scalzi’s Fuzzy Nation

Geek Fantasy Novel by E. Archer

Simon Pegg’s Nerd Do Well

The Transformers Vault: Treasures from Cybertron

The Snow Queen’s Shadow by Jim C. Hines

The Science Channel: Dark Matters

Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition

Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads by Kirk Demarais

Man in Black: Star Wars: The Complete Vader

Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott C.

Doctor Who: The sixth series DVD set

The Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual

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December 30, 2011 Posted by | Books, Fiction, geek, science fiction, Television, writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Common Nerdenominators

Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg

Image: Gotham Books

I just finished reading Simon Pegg’s biography, Nerd Do Well, which I reviewed over at GeekDad.

And while I didn’t want to mention Collect All 21 in that review (there are limits, believe it or not, to my shameless self-promotion), during the Star Wars-related parts of Pegg’s book – and there are many – I found myself smiling at the similarities in the original trilogy’s impact and memories and impressions their place in the childhood landscape of so many of us former ’80s kids.

June 5, 2011 Posted by | 1980s, Books, eighties, geek, science fiction, writing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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