Strong Female Characters #16: we talk with Justina Ireland about her new book Dread Nation

Apr 3, 2018

It's the day you've all been waiting for: new "episode of Strong Female Characters" day. One of us is healthy, one of us is slightly under-the-weather, and both of us are coping with an unnatural abundance of springtime snow (which should be an oxymoron, but not always). In spite of those thwarting factors, we came together to bring you the sixteenth installment of our SYFY FANGRRLS podcast.

This week, we're discussing a range of subjects, from zombies and Santa Clarita Diet to Ready Player One to the return of the Fantastic Four. We're also joined by author Justina Ireland to discuss her new book, Dread Nation, which comes out today! Listen to the episode below.

Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters and storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real-life counterparts and current events. Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and contributing editor Preeti Chhibber welcome a different guest each week to explore oft-used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising and sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture and science fiction can influence our daily lives.

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