Get Your Geek On
In celebration of Geek Pride Day, we pulled together reading lists—graphic novels and otherwise—for all breeds of geeks.
Originating in Spain, Dia del Orgullo Friki or Geek Pride Day is observed every year on May 25. An initiative to promote geek culture, the date shares the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope, in 1977. It is also Towel Day—celebrated by keeping a towel handy as in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy—and the Glorious 25th of May for fans of Discworld by Sir Terry Pratchett.
To celebrate Geek Pride Day, we pulled together reading lists—graphic novels and otherwise—for all breeds of geeks. Find what interests you most below, pick up a book, and let your geek flag fly.
Are you a Pop Culture Geek?
Any day would not be complete without at least one reference to Star Trek.
Your ultimate culture reading list:
TekWar, by William Shatner
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin
Stuff Every Geek Should Know, by Quirk Books
Everything Bad is Good for You, by Steven Johnson
Are You a Comic Book Geek? Nothing is more serious.
Your essential guide to graphic novels:
The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (A Game of Thrones Prequel), by George R. R. Martin, Ben Avery, and Mike S. Miller
Nature of the Beast, by Adam Mansbach and Douglas McGowan
The Watchmen, by Alan Moore
The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman
Are You a Technogeek? You spend your time inventing tomorrow.
Your high tech reading list:
Little Brother, by Corey Doctorow
Strangled Silence, by Oisin McGann
I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
The Cuckoo’s Egg, by Clifford Stoll
Are You A Space Geek? Exploring the universe is your ultimate pastime.
Your reading guide to the galaxy:
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Sprockets: A Little Robot, by Alexander Key
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
Contact, by Carl Sagan
Are You an Academic Geek? AKA Nerd, The endgame is knowledge.
This list will take you to nerdvana:
Operation Sherlock (The A.I. Gang Book 1), by Bruce Coville
Dork in Disguise, by Carol Gorman
A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking
Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, by Stephen Segal
Are You a Book Geek? So many books, so little time.
Your bibliophile basics:
Geektastic, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett
The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green