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NYCC 2016: Spotlight On Quirk Books: ‘Wonder Women’
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New York Comic-Con has invaded the Jacob Javits Center, and I always make it a point to visit one of my favorite publishers (don’t tell the others!) – Quirk Books. This “outside of the box” publisher lives up to its name with such titles as My Best friend’s Exorcism, Last Call At The Nightshade Lounge, and the most recent (and quite popular) third book of the Miss Peregrine series, Library of Souls.

The newest title is one Donald Trump will hate –
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
by Sam Maggs, released this week.

The review is forthcoming, but I suspect it will be the usual gushing, especially because of its subject matter. This company really knows how to pick its authors.

If you’ll be at Javits Center for NYCC this weekend, be sure to stop by Booth #2236, and stock up on the some of the most entertaining books around!

Keep it here at Geeks Of Doom all weekend for our on-site coverage of NYCC 2016 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Synopsis:

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .

· Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
· Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
· Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?

Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

Table of Contents:
Women of Science
Women of Medicine
Women of Espionage
Women of Innovation
Women of Adventure

Wonder Women NYCC 2016 Sam Maggs

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