I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing
Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture
Author: A. D. Jameson
"Funny, incisive, and timely..." —Lawrence Kasdan, co-screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story
A.D. Jameson celebrates the triumph of geekdom in I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing, an insightful and irreverent journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture.
From the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists, A.D. Jameson explores the mainstream acceptance and cultural value of The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and, in particular, Star Wars—as well as phenomena like fan fiction, cosplay, and YouTube parodies. Along the way, he blasts through the clichés surrounding geek culture: that its fans are mindless consumers who will embrace all things Spider-Man or Batman, regardless of quality; or that the popularity and financial success of Star Wars led to the death of ambitious filmmaking.
A lifelong geek, Jameson shines a new light on beloved classics, explaining the enormous love—and hate—they are capable of inspiring in fan and non-fan alike, while exploding misconceptions as to how and why they were made. I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing tells the story of how the geeks have inherited the earth.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux