Ignotofsky is at it again in her compendium of sports figures in histories past. I requested this book because there was a roller derby gal on the front (and I read Women in Science and loved it).
The pictures and stories on women athletes are thorough, each page a detailed accounting of what made an individual unique in their field. The graphics are gorgeous. Bright pops of color, and well laid out designs, make this so much more than a "facts" book.
The cover is light and velvety - teasing the goodness between its pages. I really appreciate everything these books are trying to do, and if they had been around when I was a pre-teen I would have been all about them in my day. That's why I am so glad I got them for my daughter.
*I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review*
It has become quite clear that the age of the "Geek" or "Nerd" is superficial. It's cool right now because everyone grew up with it. But there's something I have a beef with: saying you like Science Fiction when you really don't.
Now I know there are different genres of SciFi, and to be honest I lean towards "Soft" or "Space Opera". I'm not really a fan of "Hard" SciFi (my brain doesn't really care how they got the nuclear reactor to work or how the holographic projection is doing its thing (although I can go for a Weir or Crouch novel occasionally)). There are all kinds of fans of SciFi-so I don't understand why stuff has started to struggle.
Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas, Sense8 (yes, yes they are all Wachowski), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The O.A., The Expanse, Dark Matter, KillJoys (and I 100% guarantee you Star Trek: Discovery) are struggling, or downright bombing, at the box office or on tv.