The Wayback Machine: Galley Table Episode Twenty-One – YA Fiction

by Doc Coleman on October 7, 2011 · 0 comments

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Strap in, folks! This time the Wayback Machine is taking us back to February 4th, 2011 for the 21st episode of The Galley Table! To celebrate the twenty first episode, we set about discussing young adult fiction. Joining us for this discussion is our special guest J.R. Murdock, along with the rest of the Galley Table crew. We disassemble what it means for a story to be YA, and some of the prevailing advice on fitting into that market.

Some excellent YA works mentioned in the episode:

Other featured moments from the show:

  • Are they actually stealing beer from the past?
  • Phat Cao.
  • Getting into the guts of life…
  • Hobbits are a childlike race.
  • Harry Potter’s too angry.
  • I don’t know what I can’t do yet.
  • Are you having fun when you do it?
  • Heinlein Juveniles.
  • There are how many Starship Troopers movies?
  • Not a lot of sex, a heck of a lot of violence.
  • Tight pacing.
  • The passive protagonist.
  • “I’m not going to take it anymore!”
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Why are we still on topic?
  • e-readers for kids?
  • YA novel as video game.
  • Get out of my head, Doc Coleman!
  • Why do you have to bring reality into this?
  • Addicted to Dragon Age.
  • Nerd rap.
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Have a good weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back on Monday for another trip with the Wayback Machine!

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