We welcome Hanna back on the podcast to discuss her new debut book Strong Female Character!Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 44: ‘Strong Female Character’ with Author Hanna Flint”
Ayana Gray is a New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy author. Her debut novel, Beasts of Prey is being adapted for film by Netflix. The follow-up, Beasts of Ruin, was just released on July 26!Continue reading “Author Ayana Gray Discusses Her New Novel, ‘Beasts of Ruin’ and More”
We are delighted to welcome on Kuwaiti American author Chelsea Abdullah who has just made her debut with the mesmerizing Arab fantasy novel The Stardust Thief!Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Interview: Chelsea Abdullah, Author of ‘The Stardust Thief’”
We discuss Netflix’s new horror series Archive 81, which headlines two SWANA stars with Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi! What did we enjoy about this creepy series? Would it have been better if Mamoudou and Dina’s characters were SWANA coded? What do we want from a Season 2?Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 35: ‘Archive 81’ Review”
Damian Wayne has many fans. The popular Arab American character, son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al-Ghul, is an adorable crime-fighting — and previously murderous kid — whose fundamental charm and sincere desire to do good has captured the hearts of many DC fans, so much so that he has a current ongoing series. But we don’t see enough of Damian’s school life. When does he get to be a regular pre-teen who gets to have fun at school and make friends?Continue reading “Interview with ‘Batman and Robin and Howard’ Author Jeffrey Brown”
Robin Buckley was introduced to the world of Stranger Things in the third season and quickly became a fan favorite. Now the character, who is portrayed by Maya Hawke, will be getting her own prequel podcast and book. The news was announced at Netflix’s Geeked Week.Continue reading “Robin from ‘Stranger Things’ is Getting a Prequel Podcast Series and Novel”
Are you ready for the official Schitt’s Creek tie-in book by Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy? Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek is set to go on sale on October 26! The book, which was acquired by Black Dog & Leventhal, is now available for pre-order at a cost of $40.Continue reading “Fall in Love With ‘Schitt’s Creek’ All Over Again by Reading ‘Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek’”
The Nerds of Color collective is proud to be host to such an amazing group of talented creators, for not only are we fans, but among us are writers, artists, and musicians who distill their love for genre culture into new creations, continuing the dialogue and moving the culture forward. Today, as we close out #LitWeekNOC, our week-long look at issues of diversity in written speculative fiction, we want to recognize our talented colleagues. So go read these books!
First up, let’s acknowledge our fearless leader and Head NOC In Charge Keith Chow. Keith is education and outreach editor for the groundbreaking Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology and its sequel, Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, and wrote several pieces in their pages, including the “Peril” stories. It’s not exaggerating to say that without Secret Identities and Keith, we wouldn’t be here right now on this blog. So thanks, boss!
While this blog regularly gives voice(s) to the perspectives of self-proclaimed nerds of color on speculative media cinematic, televisual, animated, illustrated, and digitally interactive, we can’t forget that the pop-cultural expanse of fantastic worlds and stories we subsume under the rubrics of science fiction and fantasy, or speculative fiction more inclusively, or even nerd or geek culture more broadly, have their roots in the written. And so, this week on The Nerds of Color, we celebrate the written word. Literature. Books.