Sci-fi, fantasy, horror-filled cookbooks for geeky chefs

Get inspiration from cookbooks that pay tribute to geeky treats like Adventure Time, World of Warcraft, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Star Trek and more.

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Pokemon: Eat them all!

Get inspiration from cookbooks that pay tribute to geeky treats like Adventure Time, World of Warcraft, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Star Trek and more.

It's not just fun to collect Pokemon, it's also satisfying to eat them. The Pokemon Cookbook: Easy & Fun Recipes will inspire you to make a Pokeball sushi roll, Pikachu ramen and mashed Meowth potatoes for your next dinner party.

2 of 30 Harper Design

Climb into the gingerbread Tardis

With Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook, you can whip up a Supreme Dalek Cake, a Cyberman Pie a Cassandra Pizza and Ood Rolls for you and your companions. No need for time travel experience. A kitchen and some imagination will do.

3 of 30 Insight Editions

Make a mathematical meal

Fix monster-fighting meals, dungeon-crawl desserts, and princess-worthy pancakes from the Land of Ooo with recipes from Adventure Time: The Official Cookbook.

4 of 30 Springer

Cuisine fit for cosmonauts

You don't have to live on the International Space Station to eat food meant for zero gravity. Written by NASA scientists Charles Bourland and Gregory Vogt, the recipes in The Astronaut's Cookbook: Tales, Recipes, and More are extracted from the NASA food specifications and modified for a normal kitchen. Celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Emeril Lagasse contribute recipes in the cookbook.

5 of 30 Simon & Schuster

Dine like a Warcraft warrior

Dig into Dirge's Kickin' Chimaerok Chops and fresh loaves of Mulgore Spice Bread with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook. (Editors' note: The cookbook's publisher, Simon & Schuster, is owned by CBS, which also publishes CNET.)

6 of 30 Simon & Schuster

Dare eating Dragonbreath Chili

If you like your chili extra-hot, then maybe the kind forged from a dragon is your speed. In the World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, this recipe for Dragonbreath Chili calls for Thai, chipotle and jalapeno peppers.(Editors' note: The cookbook's publisher, Simon & Schuster, is owned by CBS, which also publishes CNET.)

7 of 30 Pocket Books

Engage in edible aventures

Step into the shoes of Neelix, chef for the USS Voyager, as he attempts to make meals that humans, Vulcans and even Klingons would enjoy. The Star Trek Cookbook has recipes for the Bajoran snack food Hasperat, Telaxian Gaborsti Stew, Klingon Ale, Vulcan Mocha and more.

8 of 30 Chronicle Books

Sink your teeth into vampire recipes

For the fans of the popular HBO vampire series, True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps is the kind of cookbook and cocktail guide that will make any mortal or immortal long for Up-in-Arms Biscuits and Gravy, as well as Sookie Stackhouse's Fried Apple Pies.

9 of 30 Race Point Publishing

Meals for mega-geeks

From Hunger Games to Legend of Zelda, The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods features over 60 recipes and photos that will help fans recreate everything from Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties to Game of Thrones Lemon Cakes.

10 of 30 Bantam

Meal of Thrones

Want to feast like you're at Winterfell? Or perhaps you long to nosh on honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook includes recipes for Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth, Almond Crusted Trout, Cream Swans, Wintercakes and Honey-Spiced Locusts, to name a few of the delicacies from the four houses.

11 of 30 Titan Books

Cook like a cannibal

While Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur's Cookbook sounds like the kind of book that could land you in jail, keep in mind no humans are actually on the menu. Inspired by the popular NBC series, this cookbook features meaty recipes like Tenderloin of Beef in a Tent for Two. The cookbook also includes anecdotes, artwork and photos of the cast and crew from the series.

12 of 30 Titan Books

No humans harmed in this recipe

Hannibal may be a cannibal, but that doesn't mean you need to dine on your dinner guests to make this delicious dish from the Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur's Cookbook.

13 of 30 Rovio Mobile

Are you a Hangry or Angry Bird?

It's okay to eat like a pig with the dishes included in Angry Birds: Bad Piggies' Egg Recipes. But you better like eggs because that's all this cookbook features: 40 top-secret egg recipes.

14 of 30 Rovio Mobile

Popover and see me sometime

Taken from Angry Birds: Bad Piggies' Egg Recipes, this recipe for Puffies Popovers is the perfect eggy, cheesy snack.

15 of 30 Japanime

Manga munchies

Manga comic book characters love to eat as much as they love having adventures. So it make sense that fans would want to recreate their favorite characters' meals. "The Manga Cookbook: Japanese Bento Boxes, Main Dishes and More" illustrates how to cook authentic onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (skewered chicken), oshinko (pickled vegetables), udon (Japanese noodles), okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) and other yummy dishes. The cookbook also features original manga illustrations by Chihiro Hattori.

16 of 30 The Cooking Lab

Cook like a mad scientist

Who says cooking a meal has to be boring? Discover the wonders of geeky gastronomy and learn the "science of nano-emulsions" from the six-volume, 2,400-page, 50-plus-pound set of cookbooks called "Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking" by chef Nathan Myhrvold.

17 of 30 Atria Books

Nosh on nerdy snacks

YouTube celeb chef Rosanna Pansino has a knack for making time spent in the kitchen look like fun. In her cookbook, "The Nerdy Nummies" learn how to make everything from creepy Zombie Brain Cake to Chocolate Poop-Emoji Cookies.

18 of 30 Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Time for Turkish Delight

Whether you're in the mood for Turkish Delight or Gooseberry Fool, "The Unofficial Narnia Cookbook" has 150 recipes inspired by "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series by C.S. Lewis. Eat like Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter on fire-roasted pavenders and sugar-dusted tea cake. Best of all, you don't have to worry about running into the White Witch in your kitchen.

19 of 30 Transworld Publishers

Nanny Ogg cooks up treats and wisdom

Leave it to fantasy writer Terry Pratchett to create the kind of cookbook worthy of its own epic world building. "Nanny Ogg's Cookbook: A Useful and Improving Almanack of Information Including Astonishing Recipes" features tasty treats from one of Pratchett's most famous witches from his Discworld book series. Create Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding or Rincewind's potato cakes. Best of all, the cookbook is sprinkled with advice from Nanny on life and love.

20 of 30 Adams Media

Whip up meals like a wizard

Muggles and wizards alike can learn a thing or two from "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory." Recipes include Harry's favorite dessert of Treacle Tart, Mrs. Weasley's classic dish called Molly's Meat Pies, and Pumpkin Pasties, a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart.

21 of 30 Chronicle Books

Give a Wookiee a cookie

You don't need a high midi-chlorian count to cook like a Jedi Master. "The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes" features 27 Star Wars-themed snacks for everything from Princess Leia Danish Dos to Boba Fett-uccine.

22 of 30 Chronicle Books

Darth Malts for dinner

When something called Boss Nass Broccoli is on the menu, you might just finish your veggies for a change. "The Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes" is another pun-tastic cookbook worthy of any Death Star kitchen. Recipes include Darth Double Dogs, Pickle Jar Jar and Bubble City Salad.

23 of 30 Chronicle Books

Party like a Jedi Master

More than just a mere cookbook, "The Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions" includes ideas for ideas party games, crafts, decorations, invitations, and DIY costumes. Plus learn how to make a Death Star pinata!

24 of 30 Taschen

Make a surreal supper

Hungry for veal cutlets stuffed with snails? Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí's cookbook "Les Diners De Gala" is back in print for the first time in 40 years. Be adventurous with the recipes for such unusual morsels as toffee with pine cones.

25 of 30 Taschen

A dress of crayfish?

In Salvador Dalí's cookbook "Les Diners De Gala," the recipe for "Bush of crayfish in Viking herbs" looks more like a gown made of oceanic creatures than a main course.

26 of 30 Kitchen Overlord

Feed your hungry hobbits

Ready for Elevenses? "An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery" features recipes for breakfast, second breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea, supper, dinner and of course Elevenses. The cookbook includes recipes for Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian and gluten-free meals.

27 of 30 Downtown Bookworks

Superhero snacks for all

Even superheroes need to refuel. "The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook" includes recipes that both Superman and Batman can finally agree on from Holy Guacamole to the Bat Cave Chicken Stew.

28 of 30 Downtown Bookworks

A bat signal you can eat!

Whether you're a fan of Batman's bat signal, Superman's S, Flash's lightning bolt or Green Lantern's symbol, they all make excellent cookie designs, with tips from "The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook."

29 of 30 Regan Arts

There's a kitten in your cannoli

In "Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad," author Christine McConnell makes monstrous yet magnificent edible creations like horrific Alien face-hugger cookies, creepy spider samoas and adorable kitten cannoli.

30 of 30 Regan Arts

Peppermint pythons for Christmas

Santa might think twice before tasting this Serpentine Spice Cake from "Deceptive Desserts: A Lady's Guide to Baking Bad" cookbook.

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