It takes a starship to raise a child. Or a time machine. Or a tribe of elves. Fortunately, "Geek Parenting" offers all that and more, with thoughtful mini-essays that reveal profound child-rearing advice (and mistakes) from the most beloved tales of geek culture. Nerds and norms alike can take counsel from some of the most iconic parent child pairings found in pop culture: Aunt May and Peter Parker, Benjamin and Jake Sisko, Elrond and Arwen, even Cersei and Joffrey. Whether you re raising an Amazon princess, a Jedi Padawan, a brooding vampire, or a standard-issue human child, "Geek Parenting" helps you navigate the ion storms, alternate realities, and endless fetch quests that come with being a parent. Includes parenting experts from across time and space, such as: Luke and Vader Korra and Tenzin Wednesday and Morticia Addams Frodo and Bilbo Rose and Jackie Tyler Carl and Michonne Thor, Loki, and Odin Starbuck, Apollo and Adama Stewie and Lois Sarah Manning and Mrs. S. T'Challa and T'Chaka Spock, Sarek, and Amanda Claudia and Lestat San and Moro Perseus and Zeus Dorothy and Auntie Em Bruce Wayne and Alfred Buffy and Giles Meg Murry and Aunt Beast Orpheus and Morpheus Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica Kal-El and Jor-El Chakotay and Kolopak Scott and Dr. Evil Diana and Hippolyta Alexander and Worf.
About the Author
Valya Dudycz Lupescu is raising three delightfully geeky children. Her debut novel, "The Silence of Trees" (Wolfsword Press), reached the Amazon Top 10 in historical fiction in 2011. She is founding editor of the literary journal "Conclave: A Journal of Character" and co-creator of the comic book "Sticks and Bones."
Stephen H. Segal is the child of geeky parents, an award-winning editor, designer, and writer, and former editor in chief of "Philadelphia Weekly." His revamp of "Weird Tales" magazine won a Hugo Award in 2009; his book "Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture" was published by Quirk in 2011."