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The Resource Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths, Ryan Britt

Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths, Ryan Britt

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Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths
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Luke Skywalker can't read
Title remainder
and other geeky truths
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Ryan Britt
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Luke Skywalker cant read
Title variation remainder
and other geeky truths
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eng
Summary
""Ryan Britt is the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery." --Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn't need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can't Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, and Ernest Cline"--
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Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn't need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can't Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate
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10459520
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Britt, Ryan
Dewey number
809.3/8762
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction films
  • Popular culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • Popular culture
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction films
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adult
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and other geeky truths
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Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths, Ryan Britt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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  • txt
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Contents
Author's note -- Out of the shadows -- The birds, the bees, and Barbarella -- I know it's only science fiction, but I like it -- Luke Skywalker can't read -- Wearing Dracula's pants -- The sounds of science fiction -- Baker Streets on infinite Earths: Sherlock Holmes as the eternal sci-fi superhero -- All you McFlys: a Back to the future theory of everything -- Imagine there's no Frodo (I wonder if you can) -- Regeneration no. 9 -- No, Luke, Captain Kirk is your father -- Hipster robots will save us all -- Nobody gets mad about Hamlet remakes: rise of the relevant superheroes -- The fans awaken
Control code
ocn915056823
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780147517579
Lccn
2015022787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915056823
Label
Luke Skywalker can't read : and other geeky truths, Ryan Britt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Out of the shadows -- The birds, the bees, and Barbarella -- I know it's only science fiction, but I like it -- Luke Skywalker can't read -- Wearing Dracula's pants -- The sounds of science fiction -- Baker Streets on infinite Earths: Sherlock Holmes as the eternal sci-fi superhero -- All you McFlys: a Back to the future theory of everything -- Imagine there's no Frodo (I wonder if you can) -- Regeneration no. 9 -- No, Luke, Captain Kirk is your father -- Hipster robots will save us all -- Nobody gets mad about Hamlet remakes: rise of the relevant superheroes -- The fans awaken
Control code
ocn915056823
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780147517579
Lccn
2015022787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915056823

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