Book Hype hosts Karen and Brittany join Cathy Yardley and Cecelia Tan from Geek Actually to discuss the series!
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What we’re reading:
–Three Little Words by Melissa Blue (a co-author!)
–Looking for Group by Alexis Hall
–Monstress by Marjorie Liu
–The Master by Tara Su Me
-And the TBR pile includes everything from the Hugo awards list!
Geek Actually: Who are they? What is it?
-Cathy Yardley: approached by Serial Box to bring her “showrunner” capabilities to the series
Superpower: guiding writers to plot development is her superpower
-Cecelia Tan: long time science-fiction, fantasy, erotica writer
Superpower: champion of fully realized female characters
-How would you describe Geek Actually: “It’s the geeky women friends you want to hang out with”
-These are women you can see yourselves in, they are the online friends you want to hang out with
-What’s the mission with Geek Actually: Science-fiction, fantasy, have female characters, but there is not a lot out there about female nerds
-Breaking free from the male stereotype
-Serial Box offers this collection as serialized storytelling: the challenges and perks
Getting into Geek Actually:
-Location, location, location: so many couches across the world
-Internet friends are the best friends
-But the Internet also sucks sometimes, like when women get harassed
-What has changed, what has gotten better, and how have you dealt with that?
–Geek Actually bridges a ton of genres and it works!
-It is written in reality. This is how women live!
What makes you geek out?
–Game of Thrones, watching people watch Games of Thrones on Twitter, Marvel, spoiler-free experiences
-Is reaction-genre a thing? Yes, yes it is
-Female-driven movies are taking over — what makes you excited about them?
What to check out:
-Cathy’s Fandom Hearts series
-Melissa Blue’s Dirty, Sexy Geeks series
-Search for Geeky Romance! Lists exist!
-Please get into contact with us if there are any book/adaptation/author-related episodes you would like to hear!
-Or suggest a book for book club, so Brittany does not have to!
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