We don't actually know much about Simon the Tech Elf, other than that he's an elf and he's living somewhere in our tech support offices. He spends most of his days chasing bugs, answering tech support questions and watching old re-runs of Big Bang Theory and Eureka. He also reads about 40 books a day. (The average for an elf is 70 books a day, so it's not as impressive as it sounds.)
These are some of his most recent favorites. We'll have more once he comes out of the refrigerator. (He's very angry with whoever or whatever ate his sandwich. He's vowed revenge and is hiding in the vegetable crisper with his trusty sword, "Smaxcalibur."*)
* Smaxcalibur is made of cardboard tubes taped together, so we're not too worried.
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
Inside the life of a hacker and cybercrime culture. Public discourse, from pop culture to political rhetoric, portrays hackers as deceptive, digital villains. But what do we actually know about them?
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Shmelf is one of Santa's most important elves. He's part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa's list, he goes to investigate.
How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?
If our technological society collapsed tomorrow what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as quickly as possible?
When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied--thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.
A wildly creative Gothic fantasy retelling of Frankenstein, This Monstrous Thing is a wholly new reimagining of the classic novel by Mary Shelley and is perfect for fans of retellings such as Cinder by Marissa Meyer, fantasy by Libba Bray and Cassandra Clare, and alternative history by Scott Westerfeld.