Tag Archive: collaborations

The Geeks: Zaki Hasan

Geek Wisdom

Yesterday you met Genevieve Valentine, one of the four folks I’ll be working alongside* on Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture. Today it’s someone I knew (in the Internet sense of the term) prior to this project, unabashed geek and sometimes political commentator Zaki Hasan. Zaki knows his geek stuff. He teaches film, but if you ask me his real passion is in the nerdier (and thus cooler) end of the film spectrum. His commentary on geek films and pop culture is always engaging, and few people dissect a good comic book yarn like Zaki. I’ve enjoyed his online commentary for some time now and am very happy to be working with him. The Book of Geek is out next August and is…
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The Geeks: Genevieve Valentine

Geek Wisdom

One of the exciting things about Geek Wisdom, which I announced yesterday, is the opportunity to work with some excellent writers. One of them is Genevieve Valentine. She is a regular blogger at Tor.com, probably the most recognizable publisher of science fiction and fantasy, and her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, and many others. Her first book, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, is coming in 2011 from Prime Books. Oh, and did I mention she is a Work Fantasy Award nominated author? Pretty cool. Genevieve deals in fantasy, steampunk, weird fiction and more. I certainly urge you to check out her website, and of course, to see her work in Geek Wisdom next August and is available for pre-order….
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A Year of Hitchcock coming to paperback

Wasn’t sure when I could safely announce this, but since our publisher has done so I guess that means I can do so, too. This fall, A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense, is coming to paperback! Our publisher, Scarecrow Press, is listing it on their website with an October 28 release date and, most exciting of all, a $19.95 price point. That’s a damn nice price, and one likely to be even nicer once it hits online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Even better, our editor informs us this edition will be targeting bookstores — which means a wider market than the largely academic readership at which the hardcover edition was aimed. Both my co-author, Jim McDevitt, and…
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Pitched! Vol. 1 is now available via Lulu.com

If you were interested in that little comics anthology I wrote last year (with the help of a slew of talented artists) but still hadn’t gotten around to getting a copy, good news. It’s now available via lulu.com. I’ve gotten my copy and can vouch for its quality. Nice, glossy cover, strong binding, and decent paper quality. I’ll be up front: happy as I was with the quality of the work ComiXpress did (and I was), I got some complaints about slow order fulfillment. Excellent quality on the product, but it’s true. A few orders were slow to be fulfilled. The Lulu version takes a slight slight (slight!) hit on paper quality, but trades it for a glossy cover, printed spine, and very fast delivery….
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