Star Wars Geektionary


Author: Egmont Books, Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405284790


Page: 360

View: 7264

Learn everything about the Star Wars universe in this amazing A-Z! Discover all the characters, ships, planets, aliens, weapons and much more!


From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek


Author: Gregory Bergman,Josh Lambert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440511888

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4997

"The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!" Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is full of mysterious words and phrases. But now there's an easy way to understand what it's all about. With this book you can dork out with the best of 'em. Here are more than 1,000 words and their definitions, including such gems as: LARP Red Shirt Wilhelm Scream Xenomorph Munchkin* So don't worry if you don't know what a midochlorian is or what to do with a proton pack. With this book, you'll never be confused again. Which doesn't mean what you think it means, unless you're a fan of roleplaying games.

Science Fiction and Futurism

Their Terms and Ideas


Author: Ace G. Pilkington

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 4620

Science and science fiction have become inseparable—with common stories, interconnected thought experiments, and shared language. This reference book lays out that relationship and its all-but-magical terms and ideas. Those who think seriously about the future are changing the world, reshaping how we speak and how we think. This book fully covers the terms that collected, clarified and crystallized the futurists’ ideas, sometimes showing them off, sometimes slowing them down, and sometimes propelling them to fame and making them the common currency of our culture. The many entries in this encyclopedic work offer a guided tour of the vast territories occupied by science fiction and futurism. In his Foreword, David Brin says, “Provocative and enticing? Filled with ‘huh!’ moments and leads to great stories? That describes this volume.”