Geeks behind the Iron Curtain

Who came up with female Spider Man? Where is the birthplace of the best European SF magazine of the 80s is? What the crew of Apollo ate after visiting Belgrade? Why video games were pirated freely, with zero concern for private property?

IPad application and Kindle book Geeks Behind the Iron Curtain is the story of the creativity of “geeks” in socialist countries, one that gives an insight into their struggles, hopes and dreams up until the spectacular fall of the Berlin Wall. A tale that has never been told. It’s a story of regimes in which all the kids had no choice but to be part of the pioneer movement, write letters of adoration and sing songs at dictators’ birthdays. In the freedom of their own rooms, though, these were the kids who built rockets that would take us to Mars, read thrilling superhero comics, built their own computers out of smuggled parts and watched SF movies on pirated VHS tapes so they would not have to wait years to watch them in cinemas!

For geeks that we all are.

 Trailer for iPad application and Kindle book Geeks behind the Iron Curtain

To listen the interview with the author Kristian Benic, click here.

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Written by Ana

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