This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay discuss the first volume of the mythic western comic, Pretty Deadly, created by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos, and talk about mythology and the way art impacts a story. Then they fall into the SF Awards abyss and discuss a collection of award short lists and winners (and inevitably fail to not talk about the Hugos — we tried, friends). Finally, they lightly touch upon No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper before careening off into a discussion of romance tropes, pop culture pasts, and language.
On this Quick Shots episode, Ana explodes over the second Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, Renay admires the excitement from afar, and we discuss our personal histories with the series.
This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Renay and Ana dig deep into the new YA fantasy novel Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. Then, we discuss the wildly successful comic Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, cleaning up with sales and kudos all over the comics industry. Lastly, we tackle our first piece of short fiction on the show, “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander.
On this first episode of our new Quick Shots feature, Renay and Ana cry/laugh over the 2015 nominees for The Hugo Awards. Have your drink of choice handy before pressing play.