We flip through the pages of one of the original forms of geekdoms… books! Our geeky guests take us on a journey through defining and delving into geek lit, and creating a revolutionary movement on the spot!
Guests: Jennifer Bell from the Pegwarmers podcast and author of A Warrior’s Legacy series and Jason Sallee avid book nerd and friend of Thirty Something Digital (originally scheduled, Krissy Faith of Thirty Something Digital– though unable to join, her recommendations are below!)
00:00 What qualifies as geek literature?
15:13 Geek Lit Chat and Priorities
25:11 Geek Lit Community
33:09 Bringing readers and non-readers to Geekdom (BONUS: Revolutionary movement discussion – Read Aloud Groups!)
46:35 Geeky Guest’s Personal Favorites
01:00:13 Newbie Recommendations
Jennifer’s Favorites: Harry Potter series (JK Rowling), Redwall (Brian Jaques), Throne of Glass series (Sarah J. Maas)
Ultimate Newbie Recommendations: The Reckoners (Brandon Sanderson)
Jason’s Favorites: The Dresden Files (Jim Butcher), Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey), Kingkiller Chronicles (Patrick Rothfuss)
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: The Iron Druid Chronicles (Kevin Hearne)
Krissy’s Favorites: The Riddle-Master Trilogy (Patricia A. McKillip), Winter’s Tale (Mark Helprin), The Sevenwaters series (Juliet Marillier), Perelandra (C.S. Lewis)
Ultimate Newbie Recommendation: The Belgariad (David Eddings) BONUS: Guards! Guards! (Terry Pratchett)
Key Terms/Properties Mentioned in the Podcast:
sci-fi/fantasy, star wars, star trek, Tolkien, LOTR, horror, Stephen King, supernatural, fan fiction, trope, hero’s journey, Joseph Campbell, western, Firefly, Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire series, anti-hero, Lestat, the Dark Tower series, alternative history, steampunk, diesel punk, cyber punk, The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Claire, A Clockwork Angel, Infernal Devices, free form, Oprah’s Book Club, The Eye Ripper, the Dresden Series, escapism, Harry Potter series, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, comic convention (con), Magic Kingdom For Sale: Sold (Landover series), The Dragonriders of Pern, DragonCon, young adult fantasy, George RR Martin, Jenn’s series, 1st person narrative, 3rd person narrative, Iron Druid Chronicles, Kevin Hearn, The Once and Future King, The Hobbit, Eragon, Kingkiller Chronicles