Obsessed with your smartphone? In love with your tablet? These novels explore the dark side of placing too much trust in technology.
Extinction by Mark Alpert
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Super sad true love story: a novel by Gary Shteyngart
C by Tom McCarthy
For the win by Cory Doctorow
The chemistry of tears by Peter Carey
Utopia: a novel by Lincoln Child
Earn your Geek Out badge with one of these books from some of the Internet's most popular bloggers:
Let's pretend this never happened: (a mostly true memoir) by Jenny Lawson
Sleep is for the weak: the best of the mommybloggers including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and more!: a blogHer book by edited by Rita Arens ; forward by Stacy Morrison
Sparkly green earrings: catching the light at every turn by Melanie Shankle
Heaven is here: an incredible story of hope, triumph, and everyday joy by Stephanie Nielson ; with Amy Ferguson Hackworth
Carry on, warrior: thoughts on life unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton
Science fiction is the home of time travel in literature. Check out these classic tales of time travel adventure.
In the garden of Iden : a novel of the company by Kage Baker
Pastwatch : the redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
Time and again by Finney, Jack
The centurion's empire by Sean McMullen
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven
The time machine by H.G. Wells
Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.
Looper [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment presentation in association with DMG Entertainment of a Ram Bergman production ; produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern ; written and directed by Rian Johnson — Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. An assassin known as a "Looper" must kill his future self, who has been sent back 30 years in time by mobsters.
Fables. Vol. 1. Legends in exile by Bill Willingham, writer ; Lan Medina, penciler ; Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, inkers ; Sherilyn van Valkenburgh, colorist ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Fables created by Bill Willingham
Blacksad by written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie
Maus: a survivor's tale. Vol. 1. My father bleeds history by Art Spiegelman
Batman: the killing joke by Alan Moore, writer ; Brian Bolland, art and colors ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; introduction by Tim Sale ; afterword by Brian Bolland ; Batman created by Bob Kane
The walking dead. Vol. 1. Days gone bye by creator, writer, letterer, Robert Kirkman ; penciler, inker, gray tones, Tony Moore ; additional gray tones, Cliff Rathburn
Watchmen by Alan Moore, writer ; Dave Gibbons, illustrator /letterer ; John Higgins, colorist
Watchmen [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present in association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin production, a Zack Synder film
V for vendetta by Alan Moore, David Lloyd
Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
Superman returns [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures in association with Bad Hat Harry
Thor [videodisc)] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
Spider-Man [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Marvel Enterprises/Laura Ziskin production
Captain America. The first avenger [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
Do you geek out about technology, fantasy and science fiction? Each of these books features a healthy dose of nerd-culture reference and hidden humor for readers in-the-know.
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Geektastic: stories from the nerd herd by edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
JPod: a novel by Douglas Coupland
Enjoy steampunk? Try these books out:
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer
Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
The hunchback assignments by Arthur Slade
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Etiquette & espionage by Gail Carriger
The art of video games: from Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O'Rourke
Extra lives: why video games matter by Tom Bissell
Super Mario: how Nintendo conquered America by Jeff Ryan
Here at the Canton Public Library we love reading in any form—and for those of you with an eReader, smartphone or tablet computer we have a world of tech-savvy options! OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Our newest addition, Zinio, allows you to read new magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Once you finish, don't forget to log on and claim your Geek Out badge!
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to help you geek out.
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
Star Wars head to head by Pablo Hidalgo
Lego Star wars: character encyclopedia by written by Hannah Dolan with Elizabeth Dowsett, Shari Last, and Victoria Taylor
The Lego ideas book: unlock your imagination by author, Daniel Lipkowitz
Crazy concoctions: a mad scientist's guide to messy mixtures by Jordan D. Brown; illustrated by Anthony Owsley
Discovery Channel young scientist challenge: taking science to the extreme! by Rosanna Hansen and Sherry Gerstein
Check out these inspirational stories from people who have hit rock bottom and lived to tell the tale.
Broken: my story of addiction and redemption by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham
Fall to pieces: a memoir of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and mental illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland
Guts: the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster by Kristen Johnston
Drinking: a love story by Caroline Knapp
The heroin diaries: a year in the life of a shattered rock star by Nikki Sixx ; with Ian Gittins
Long past stopping: a memoir by Oran Canfield