November’s Quirk Perk: Geek Wisdom!

Posted by Eric Smith

GEEK WISDOM by Stephen H. Segal ($3.99)


With commentary by Zaki Hasan, N. K. Jemisin, Eric San Juan, and Genevieve Valentine.

The geeks have inherited the earth. Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don't — something we all can learn from.

Geek Wisdom offers as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from nerd culture:

• Movies: "If someone asks you if you are a god, you say yes!”
• Television: “Now we know — and knowing is half the battle!”
• Literature: “DON’T PANIC”
• Comics: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
• Science: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
• Games: “All your base are belong to us.”

…and many, many more! These beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks — but it's just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.

Stephen H. Segal is the Hugo Award winning senior contributing editor to Weird Tales, the world's oldest fantasy/sci-fi/horror magazine, and an editor at Quirk Books.

Eric Smith


ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and