Sci-fi Baby Names: 500 Out of This World Baby NamesPaperback
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- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 122mm x 221mm x 15mm | 272g
- Publication date: 3 September 2007
- Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
- ISBN 10: 1594741611
- ISBN 13: 9781594741616
- Sales rank: 286,576
Here's an irreverent twist on a perennial gift book genre: the baby name book meets the weird, unusual, other worldly realm of science fiction. "Sci-Fi Baby Names" compiles 500 distinctive names from sci-fi books, movies, and TV shows into a handy reference with a crazy, retro, sci-fi design. Think babies on rocket ships! Babies with laser guns! Babies on Mars! This book has something for everyone. Many sci-fi fans will feel comfortable naming a child "Luke," "Robbie," or "James Tiberius" to honor their favorite characters. But a few fans will boldly go where no parents have gone before-with outlandish names like "Zardoz," "Klaatu," and "Davros."
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Robert Schnakenberg is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of several books, including The Encyclopedia Shatnerica, the world’s first A-to-Z guide to the life and career of William Shatner.
"It used to be that parents would look to the Bible or history or long-gone relatives to find a name for their baby. Then Mom and Dad began looking to singers and sports starts and movie actors and actresses for inspiration. Now comes Brooklyn writer Robert Schnakenberg with a new source: science-fiction characters."--"Chicago Tribune" " " "Tempted to name your son Yoda? A new book called "Sci-Fi Baby Names" can help you make that important decision".""--"Newsday" " " "Baby names such as 'China' and 'Moon Unit' are so yesterday. Now your kid can be 23rd century from Day One if you zap him or her with a name from the new book "Sci-Fi Baby Names"."--"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"