Books for every type of nerd
This holiday season, we’ve put together book recommendations for every nerd on your list, from the peer-reviewers and scholars to the armchair intellectuals and budding aficionados. Happy holidays and happy reading, nerds.
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For the Scifiophiles
We’ve curated a list for the Scifiophiles in your life, highlighting MIT Press titles including short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, proto-science fiction from the Radium Age series, and the newest Anthropocene anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan. Browse these titles and get 20% off when you order through the MIT Press Bookstore.
For Techies and Hackers
Our book list for the Techies and Hackers are empowering and informative, covering the most pressing topics in technology, including how to tell machines what to do for us, how neutrality in tech is a myth and why algorithms need to be held accountable, and the revolution in computationally augmented human intelligence. Browse these titles and get 20% off when you order through the MIT Press Bookstore.
For Gamer Geeks
Our book recommendations for the Gamer Geeks cover the history and cultural impact of roleplaying games, the materials of video game design, games as the aesthetic form of interactive systems, and more. Browse these titles and get 20% off when you order through the MIT Press Bookstore.
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Must read memoirs and biographies
Memoirs and biographies are a powerful way to get to know the humanizing stories of innovators who have defined their fields. At the MIT Press, we are proud to share the stories of often under celebrated visionaries in science, philosophy, architecture, design, and more.
The Claims of Life traces the engaging life of Diana Chapman, legendary president of Wellesley College known for authentic and open-hearted leadership. During a transformative fourteen-year Wellesley presidency, Walsh advanced women’s authority, compassionate governance, and self-reinvention.