...And Episode 10 of Okie Geek Podcast is a wrap, and boy it was more fun than a barrel of monkeys We could have talked for hours. Put a bunch of nerds in a room -- imagine that. Put a bunch of incredibly well-read people with diverse and convergent interests, well -- that's a party.
If you're curious about any of the books we talked about on the show, Here's a list of most of those mentioned, including those added by our kind listeners.
SO, in a sort of particular order, mentioned on the most recent episode (Aug.8 2015 episode of Okie Geek Podcast, here goes:
(AHEM: *READ LOCAL - Okie writers!)
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
Teenagers from the Future by Timothy Callahan, ed.
The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (currently four out of a five-book series)
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
The Dresden Files by James Butcher
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
The MANY short stories of R.A. Lafferty*
Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien, it comes up a lot.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Tripod Trilogy by John Christopher
The Flood (Oryx & Crake) Trilogy by Margaret Atwood
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney*
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King
Hero for Hire by C.B. Pratt*
Legends of the Lightwalkers by Courtney Cantrell*
UPCOMING BOOKS you heard about here first, possibly:
Armada - Ernest Cline
the Cinderspire Series by Jim Butcher (First book releases 9-29, The Aeronaut's Windlass)
EVERYTHING by Tom Robbins. You're welcome. Start with Another Roadside Attraction and have tissues handy for Jitterbug Perfume.
And just a few that we didn't have time to mention, but put them on your list:
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson
Horns and NOS482 by Joe Hill
the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
His Dark Materials (trilogy) by Philip Pullman
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (and then go read EVERYTHING this woman has written.)
The Psychopath Test and Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd and An Underground Education by Richard Zacks
Agent Zig Zag by Ben Macintyre
... and check back often, there's bound to be more to come!
Meanwhile - Happy reading! We'd love to add your recommendations! You can comment here, or you can find us on Facebook and Twitter, too!
Okie Geek Podcast consists of our fearless leader, Micheal Cross, along with the so well-respected, erudite and witty they take him out in public Chase Harvick, bookslinging (and writing) badass, Joshua Unruh and the wordslinger-for-hire Devon Green.