Book Received: A Wolf at the Door

On August 31, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Roc (August 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 045146463X Official Description: Jesse James Dawson was once an ordinary man until he discovered that demons were real, and fighting them meant putting his own soul on the line. His new case is a beauty: Gretchen Keene, a Hollywood starlet who’s become […]

Book Received: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

On August 30, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover (August 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007472 Official Description: In Book One of the Broken Empire, Mark Lawrence brought to life the “morbidly gripping”* (Publishers Weekly) story of a boy in search of power and vengeance. Now, in King of Thorns, that boy’s journey into manhood takes him to […]

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Announcing Geek Love, An Anthology of Full Frontal Nerdity.

On August 29, 2012, in Art Nerd, Books Received, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

Geek Love: An Anthology of Full Frontal Nerdity will be 200 pages of geek-themed erotica and full-color art, photos and comics from some of the hottest writers and artists in the industry. The brain child of Shanna Germain, erotic poet extraordinaire, (who crushed on geeks from her very earliest years) we now have a team […]

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Book Received: Clean by Alex Hughes

On August 29, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Roc (September 4, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464753 Release Date: September 4, 2012 Official Description: An unnamed telepathic hero battles bad guys and his addiction to super-drug Satin in this tightly written futuristic detective story set in an alternate Atlanta. After the devastating Tech Wars, Ameri­cans developed a healthy […]

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Episode 117 – Michael J. Sullivan

On August 28, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 117 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Michael J. Sullivan, author of The Riyria Revelations series of books out from Orbit. About Michael: MICHAEL SULLIVAN is the author of The Riyria Revelations, a six-book traditional fantasy released by Orbit as a trilogy. After more than a decade, he stopped […]

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Review: Suited by Jo Anderton

On August 27, 2012, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

  In Suited by Jo Anderton, Tanyana is a debris collector – one of the people of Movac-under-Keeper given the job of collecting the dark byproduct of the city’s powerful pion systems. Unable to see the bright pion particles herself, she instead has the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous task of collecting the dark debris that […]

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Book Received: Seawitch by Kat Richardson

On August 24, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover (August 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464559 Official Description: Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all […]

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Book Review: Exordium: The Phoenix in Flight by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

On August 23, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

    Across the galaxy from Lost Earth, the youngest, dissolute and disreputable scion of the noble house that rules a stellar empire flees his responsibilities, his privileges and station on the eve of the ceremony marking his maturity.  Little does the ne’er-do-well Brandon know, however, that at the same time, a plot decades in the […]

Book Received: Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine

On August 22, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Roc (August 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464621 Official Description: After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife—with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention of keeping a tight lid […]

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Episode 116 – Tim Dodge

On August 21, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 116 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author and fellow podcaster Tim Dodge. About Tim: I am a middle-aged guy who prefers to think younger. I am the author of two podcast novels, Acts of Desperation and Purgatory. Because I have been unsuccessful in getting these books in […]

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Book Review: Debris by Jo Anderton

On August 20, 2012, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

“-Falling just means you’re someone else when you stand up.” – Debris   In the world of Debris by Jo Anderton, pions – the sentient energy that composes reality – can be coerced into shaping matter and performing whatever task is required. The veche who rule the city of Movac-under-Keeper employ powerful pion “binders” to […]

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Book Received: Precinct 13

On August 17, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (August 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425247791 Official Description: Recent college grad Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a job as the Hughes County coroner/medical examiner in Pierre, South Dakota. But when her first day on the job ends with a missing corpse, Alex starts to wonder if […]

Book Review: Libriomancer, by Jim C Hines

On August 16, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  There is something special about books and reading. The ability to transport a reader into another world, into the lives of characters is a very powerful thing. One might even go so far as to say that reading and books are a form of magic. For Isaac Vainio, that magic is literal. He is, […]

Book Received: A Hundred Words for Hate

On August 15, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Roc Trade (March 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451463773 Official Description: As an Angel, Remy possesses powers and skills only to be used if the situation calls for it. And the sudden reappearance of the Garden of Eden is just such a situation. Two opposing forces of immortals want the Key […]

Episode 115 – Adam Christopher

On August 14, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 115 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio wake Adam Christopher up at 3 am local time to chat about his new book, Seven Wonders, due out from Angry Robot Books on September 6th, 2012. About Adam: ADAM CHRISTOPHER is the author of Empire State and Seven Wonders from Angry […]

Book Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

On August 13, 2012, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, tells the story of the expansion of humanity into a seemingly endless collection of Earths. When plans for the “stepper” – a box of simple electronic components powered by a potato – appears on the internet, it seems little more than a harmless project for children. […]

Book Received: Blood of the City

On August 10, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC. (September 4, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1601254563 Official Description: Luma is a cobblestone druid, a canny fighter and spellcaster who can read the chaos of Magnimar’s city streets like a scholar reads books. Together, she and her siblings in the powerful Derexhi family form one of the most […]

Book Review: In Situ, edited by Carrie Cuinn

On August 9, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  The term Science Fiction applies if there is a science somewhere at the bottom of the fiction. Be it the “hard” sciences of  physics, astronomy and chemistry, or the “soft” sciences of sociology, psychology, anthropology, and biology lying somewhere in between, there is always an underlying science for the fiction to be considered science […]

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Book Received: Darklands

On August 8, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Ace (July 31, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007707 Official Description: They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human… Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients […]

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Episode 114 – Jules Sherred

On August 7, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 114 of the Functional Nerd Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Julia Sherred back to talk about her latest project, Five Little Zombies and Fred, a not-for-children children’s book. About Jules: Confirmed to be a “Geek God” by some online quiz and dubbed “The Queen of Geek” by many of her fans, […]

Book Received: Gunmetal Magic

On August 6, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Ace (July 31, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425256138 Official Description: The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories… After being kicked out of the Order of […]

Book Received: Heaven’s War

On August 3, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover; 1 edition (July 3, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0441020925 Official Description: When it first appeared, the astronomers named the asteroid Keanu. A Near Earth Object, from a distant constellation, it was headed directly toward our sun. But when we went to meet it, it turned out to be far […]

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