Episode 200 – With Django Wexler

On July 29, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 200 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio celebrate their 200th with a conversation with author Django Wexler. About Django: Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research.  Eventually he migrated to […]

 

Episode 199 – With Alyx (A M) Dellamonica

On July 22, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 199 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Alyx (A.M.) Dellamonica. About Alyx: I spent my early childhood in various community theaters, prompting actors who’d forgotten their lines, running errands for carpenters and sound techs, and scrambling up eighteen-foot ladders to hang lighting instruments. As a young […]

Episode 198 – With Jill Archer

On July 15, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 198 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Jill Archer.   About Jill: Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill earned a bachelor of science from Penn State University and later moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She […]

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Episode 197 – With John Mierau

On July 8, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 197 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author John Mierau.   About John: John Mierau is a writer, narrator and podcaster. He writes character-based speculative fiction (anything with aliens, monsters or alternate somethings in it), grounding the fantastic inside the lives of characters you love (or love […]

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Episode 196 – With Jeff Salyards

On July 1, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 196 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Jeff Salyards.   About Jeff: My debut novel, Scourge of the Betrayer, is a hard-boiled fantasy published by Night Shade Books in May 2012. It’s the first installment in a series called Bloodsounder’s Arc. I’m so excited I’m beginning to annoy […]

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Episode 195 – With James SA Corey

On June 17, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 195 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James SA Corey.   About James: James S.A. Corey is the pen name for a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. James’ current project is a series of science fiction novels called The Expanse.  The first novel, Leviathan […]

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Episode 194 – With Rachel Bach

On June 10, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 194 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Rachel Bach (Rachel Aaron).   About Rachel: Hello, my name is Rachel Aaron, and I write The Legend of Eli Monpress fantasy series for Orbit Books! I’m also the author of the new, rolicking fun Paradox Science Fiction trilogy […]

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Episode 193 – With Brian McClellan

On June 3, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 193 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Brian McClellan.   About Brian: Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and between 6,000 and 60,000 honey bees (depending on the time of year). He began writing on Wheel of Time role playing […]

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Episode 192 – With Linda Nagata

On May 27, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 192 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Linda Nagata.   About Linda: Aloha! My name is Linda Nagata. I’m a novelist and programmer, and also the founder of Mythic Island Press LLC, an ebook and print publishing venture launched in January 2010. My primary goal with […]

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Episode 191 – With Stephen Hood

On May 20, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 191 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with Stephen Hood.   About Stephen: Cofounder and CEO of @Protagonist Labs, creators of @Storium. Formerly of Delicious & Blockboard. Multiclass founder/gamer/geek. I level slowly but wear plate. This week’s picks: Stephen: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes John: The Chicken Foot Albums […]

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Episode 190 – with Katherine Addison / Sarah Monette

On May 13, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 190 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Katherine Addison / Sarah Monette.   About Katherine/Sarah: Katherine Addison’s short fiction has been selected by The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin. This week’s picks: Katherine: Kris Delmhorst’s Blood […]

Episode 189 – With James L. Sutter

On April 29, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 189 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James L. Sutter. About James: James Lafond Sutter is the Managing Editor for Paizo Publishing and a co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game campaign setting. He is the author of the novels Death’s Heretic and The Redemption Engine, the […]

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Episode 188 – With Elizabeth Bear

On April 22, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 188 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Elizabeth Bear. About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year.When coupled with a childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, this led her inevitably to penury, […]

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Episode 187 – With Michael R. Underwood

On April 15, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 186 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Michael R. Underwood, author of Attack of the Geek. About Michael: Michael R. Underwood is the author of GEEKOMANCY, CELEBROMANCY, ATTACK THE GEEK, as well as the forthcoming SHIELD AND CROCUS and THE YOUNGER GODS. By day, he’s the […]

 

Episode 186 – Patrick and John talk Patreon

On April 8, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 186 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about Patreon. About Patreon: Patreon enables fans to give ongoing support to their favorite creators. Founded in May 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they […]

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Episode 185 – With Brian Staveley

On April 1, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 185 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Brian Staveley.  About Brian: Brian Staveley is the author of The Emperor’s Blades, first book of the epic fantasy trilogy, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, forthcoming in January 2014 from Tor Books. Brian has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, […]

Episode 184 – With Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

On March 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 184 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. About Pip: New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris […]

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Episode 183 – With Engadget’s Sarah Silbert

On March 18, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 183 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Senior Editor for Engadget, Sara Silbert. About Sarah: Long before the winding road of journalism led her to Engadget, Sarah spotted a deconstructed PC in elementary-school computer lab and thought it just looked so cool. Since then, she’s had the goal […]

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Book Review: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman

On March 17, 2014, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

In Emma Newman’s Between Two Thorns, the first novel in her Split Worlds series, all Cathy wants is to go to college and be with the man she loves. However, her family in the Nether, the sky-less land between Mundanus, the normal world, and Exillium, the magical land of the Fae Lords, want her back […]

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Book Received: The Dagger of Trust

On March 13, 2014, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Series: Pathfinder Tales Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC. (February 11, 2014) ISBN-10: 1601256140 Official Description: Gideon Gull leads a double life: one as a talented young bard at the Rhapsodic College, the other as a student of the Shadow School, where Taldor’s infamous Lion Blades are trained to be master spies and assassins. […]

Book Received: The Emperor’s Blades

On March 12, 2014, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (Book 1) Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Tor Books (January 14, 2014) ISBN-10: 0765336405 Official Description: In The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and […]

Episode 182 – With Mur Lafferty (and Ghost Train to New Orleans)

On March 11, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 182 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Mur Lafferty, author of The Shambling Guide to New York City and its sequel, Ghost Train to New Orleans. About Mur: Mur Lafferty is a podcaster and writer from Durham, NC. She made her name with podcasting (I Should Be Writing, […]

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