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An excerpt from Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit

Calling all pop culture fans: Our latest book, Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit: Life Lessons from Pop Culture, is out now! It’s a perfect read in the wake of New York Comic Con, whether you were enjoying the con in-person or wishing you could be there. To celebrate… Read more An excerpt from Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit

Smart Pop at at New York Comic Con 2021!

We’re thrilled to share that Smart Pop will be exhibiting at New York Comic Con from October 7–10! If you’ll be there, swing by booth #1761 and say howdy. Some of the goodies we’ll have include: Special 30% discount off all books Vulcan, Wookiee, and Hobbit buttons, featuring art from our new book Original art… Read more Smart Pop at at New York Comic Con 2021!

The Science of Dune

Smart Pop Classics: Melange

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week in “Melange” from The Science of Dune, Carol Hart, Ph.D., explores some of the consequences of mind-expanding substances like melange, as well as their unintended side-effects. Long ago and far away, I went to an experimental college in Florida,… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Melange

Things We Loved This Week #8

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including The Matrix 4 trailer, an interview with Art Spiegelman, and the latest geek news with J.K. Woodward and Fanbase Press. This week in geek. Tune into Fanbase Weekly‘s discussion of recent geeky… Read more Things We Loved This Week #8