You're not a geek just because you like science fiction, I know that much, and you're not a geek just because you saw The Lord of the Rings (each movie three times, in the theaters, including the midnight rerelease?)...maybe that makes you a geek.
The Tiger's Wife is one of this year's biggest literary books, and it may be the clinching proof that fantasy has more narrative power than straight-up realism. The book's present-day sections are pure realism, and they're just not as compelling as its magical-realist fables set in the past.
Star-spangled, earnest, and totally a product of World War II. That description could be referring to either Captain America or Wonder Woman... but Captain America has a huge movie coming this summer, while Wonder Woman's television show crashed. What gives?