Ashley Poston’s YA reimagining of a classic fairytale, Geekerella, comes out in paperback May 15th. The book centers on Elle Wittimer, who in a huge fan of Starfield, a TV series she grew up watching with her late father. She decided to enter a cosplay contest for the new Starfield movie coming out. The grand prize is an invitation the Excelsicon Cosplay ball and a meet and greet with the star of the movie.
The paperback version will feature a new cover (see below) and bonus content.
The bonus content included in the book is an original script from Starfield. Read an excerpt from the script below:
1 INT. SPACESHIP PROSPERO – BRIDGE 11 INT. SPACESHIP PROSPERO – BRIDGE
Tense silence charges the bridge of the PROSPERO. Through the windshield, the dreaded Black Nebula, an enormous swirling black hole, dominates space. It sucks in all of the light. It is world-ending.
A sleek, strong-shouldered silhouette stands before the window. Closer, we see that his pristine uniform is crumpled, the epaulets tarnished. The figure does not stand as tall as Prince Carmindor should. He looks heartbroken in a way that is irreparable. In a way that splits the galaxy in two.
Across from him, PRINCESS AMARA aims a gun at him. She is beautiful like the nebula itself, with the colors of the universe draped across her shoulders.
You were warned about me, ah’blen.
Then, she slips out of the bridge and is gone.
2 INT. PLANET VAHASSEN – THE NOXIAN SPIRE – DOCKS
TITLE: 23 HOURS EARLIER
Standing on the empty docks, FEDERATION PRINCE CARMINDOR adjusts the cuffs of his regal Federation uniform. He looks nervous. A light sheen of sweat glistens on his brow, and he can’t seem to stop fidgeting.
Footsteps approach behind him, and a honeyed voice surprises him into attention. She speaks offscreen.
The charming Prince Carmindor standing alone — now that is a sight you never see.
CARMINDOR sighs. His face breaks into a smile as he turns to greet the young woman behind him. She wears a dress that looks to have been stitched from the stars: dark blue, inlaid with diamonds and the universe’s beauty in the seams. You can tell he loves her more than all the stars in the sky. She returns his smile.
Well, don’t just stand there. A pretty girl like me needs a pretty thing on her arm to walk her to the ball.
I’m surprised such a beauty would want someone soiling her arm.
Shut up and escort me in, ah’blen.
She extends her arm and he quickly takes it. They proceed down the hallway, and six Federation officers fall in line around them. She glances at them.
My father’s detail. I only agreed to make him happy. He keeps warning me about you.
Perhaps he’s right.
Read the full except HERE.
Additionally, in 2019 a companion to Geekerella will be released, titled The Princess and the Fangirl.