May 25th is special for those who love geek culture. THE nerd pride day was chosen because it represents two great symbols of “nerdiness”: the writer Douglas Adams and the beginning of the journey of Star Wars.
In the year 2001, fans of Adams, author of the classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxydecided to pay homage to the writer who had just passed away by baptizing May 25th as Towel Day. On this same day, but in 1977, one of the main sagas opened in theaters, in a galaxy far, far away.
To celebrate Nerd Pride Day in the best way, we’ve separated 8 geek books. Check it out:
8. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
A mind-blowing journey through time and space with Arthur Dent and an alien, the Ford Prefect, who saved him seconds before Earth was destroyed. The book has the 5 books in the series together.
The saga, which is one of the inspirations for Geek Pride Day, follows Arthur Dent’s journey through the galaxy with a lot of acid humor and surreal plots. Seconds before Earth is destroyed, Arthur is saved by Ford Prefect, an ET who takes his new friend on a mind-blowing journey through time and space.
With five books, the saga is one of the most celebrated works of nerd culture.
In the future, there is the matrix. A kind of collective digital hallucination in which humanity connects to virtually know everything about everything. But there is an elite that navigates this great information network – the cowboys.
considered the precursor of the cyberpunk movement and a classic of fiction scientific, the book tells the story of Case, a cyberspace cowboy and hacker. The protagonist has his nervous system contaminated by a toxin that prevents him from entering the virtual world. Wandering through suburban Tokyo, Case embarks on a journey that will change his perception of reality.
In addition to marking the beginning of cyberpunk culture, the story also inspired the movie The Matrix.
6. Foundation Trilogy Box
Isaac Asimov’s masterpiece, the Foundation trilogy received the historic Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Series of All Time.
The Foundation trilogy is so famous that it received the historic Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Series of All Time. The saga influenced other genius minds of nerd culture, such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
In the work, humanity is at risk and the prediction is of a future of darkness and barbarism. To prevent this from being the outcome, the Seldon plan is put into effect. But is human behavior capable of following a scientific pattern?
5. Dune Box: First Trilogy + Arrakis Map
Formed by the initial books of the saga – Dune, Messias de Dune and Filhos de Dune, following the trajectory of Paul Atreides and his family on the planet Arrakis. A stunning mix of adventure and mysticism, ecology and politics.
Dune follows the move of Paul Atreides, heir to House Atreides, and his family to the planet Arrakis, the only place in the universe that has the spice melange.
The saga has become one of the most epic science fiction stories. In 2021, the work was adapted for cinemas, being one of the biggest hits of the year and winning several Oscar statuettes.
In addition, the story created by Frank Herbet has inspired different franchises such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
4. Doctor Sleep
More than thirty years later, Stephen King reveals to his readers what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the center of The Shining, after his terrible experience at the Overlook Hotel. In Doctor Sleep, King continues that story, recounting the lives of Dan, now a middle-aged man, and Abra Stone, a twelve-year-old girl with great power.
More than 30 years after the launch of The illuminatedStephen King decided to continue the story and reveal what happened to Danny Torrance after his terrible experience at the Overlook Hotel.
In the book, the boy is now a middle-aged man who has to deal with the traumas of his childhood. With the help of a cat who predicts the death of his nursing home patients, he becomes Doctor Sleep.
Dan meets Abra Stone, a girl who awakens the demons of her past, starting an epic war between good and evil.
3. Arthur C. Clarke Essential Box
Considered one of the greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century, Arthur C. Clarke has won numerous international awards for his literary work, his scientific writings and his unshakable confidence in human potential that made him a true visionary.
Considered one of the main authors of science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke is responsible for some of the greatest classics among geek books, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Encounter with Rama and Childhood’s End. His unshakable confidence in human potential created inspiring works.
2. Electric Dreams Book
Incessantly questioning what lies behind appearances and what defines us as human beings, Dick overlays realities, subverted time, glimpsed automatons and extraterrestrial worlds while delving deep into the human mind. From this disturbing mixture, incredible texts were born and full of complexity, which for decades have inspired the universe of cinema and TV.
Philip K. Dick’s texts often question what defines us as human beings while superimposing reality and subverting time. His complex tales have inspired the world of film and television for decades.
The book Electric Dreams brings together the ten texts adapted for the TV series Electric Dreamsfull of parallel realities, the relationship between man and machine and other science fiction themes that those who celebrate Nerd Pride Day like to find in a work.
1. Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones is the first book in the international bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series, which spawned HBO’s hit adaptation Game of Thrones.
THE War of Thrones It is the first book in the famous series. The Chronicles of ice and Fire and the origin of HBO’s success, Game of Thrones.
In the Seven Kingdoms, noble families vie for power and political influence over the Iron Throne. Across the sea, the last exiled heiress of House Targaryen tries to survive. In the far North, legendary and mysterious creatures called Others resurface after millennia to threaten the realms of men.
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