Book Received: The Eternal Flame: Orthogonal Vol. 2

On September 28, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 328 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books (August 26, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 159780293X Official Description: Greg Egan’s The Clockwork Rocket introduced readers to an exotic universe where the laws of physics are very different from our own, where the speed of light varies in ways Einstein would never allow, and where intelligent life has […]

Book Received: Pathfinder Tales: Queen of Thorns

On September 26, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC. (November 13, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1601254636 Official Description: In the deep forests of Kyonin, elves live secretively among their own kind, far from the prying eyes of other races. Few of impure blood are allowed beyond the nation’s borders, and thus it’s a great honor for the […]

Episode 119 – Maurice Broaddus and Jerry L. Gordon

On September 25, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 119th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Maurice Broaddus and Jerry L. Gordon, co-editors of the new anthology from Apex Books, Dark Faith: Invocations. About Maurice: Maurice Broaddus was originally born in London, England, but has lived in America most of his life. He holds a Bachelor’s […]

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Review: Purgatory by Tim Dodge

On September 24, 2012, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

  In Purgatory, by Tim Dodge, Charles Cunningham joins forces with Edgar Allan Poe and a mysterious character named Billy to win his salvation and gain admittance to heaven. To accomplish this, they journey to Earth to watch over Charles’s daughter, who is now an old woman. Through this act of kindness toward the daughter […]

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Book Received: Ghost of a Dream

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

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace (August 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007731 Official Description: Meet the Carnacki Institute’s operatives—JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About […]

Book Received: The Vampire Combat Manual

On September 21, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (October 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425247651 Official Description: WHEN DARKNESS FALLS… WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD… WHEN THE HUNT IS ON—AND YOU ARE THE PREY… WILL YOU BE READY? In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to […]

Comics Review: Saga and Captain Marvel

On September 20, 2012, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

Admission: I’ve never bought weeklies at a comic store before. (Was always intimidated about plunging into the middle of a story line and getting lost in some crossover.) But when I heard about two new and intriguing comic series coming out I jumped at the chance to get in on the action from the beginning. […]

Book Received: Endgame

On September 19, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Ace (August 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 193700774X Official Description: Regret nothing. Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait… Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet […]

Episode 118 – Laura Anne Gilman

On September 18, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 118 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Laura Anne Gilman, author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus novels for Luna, and the award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket. About Laura Anne: Laura Anne Gilman is the author of ten Cosa Nostradamus novels, including (most recently) Dragon Justice, and […]

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Book Review: vN by Madeline Ashby

On September 17, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Amy is five years old, somewhat stunted for her age, but otherwise a happy go lucky innocent girl who is about to graduate from kindergarten, an only child with a loving father and devoted mother. Amy is also not human, just like her mother is not human. Both are Von Neumann machines, android form artificial […]

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Book Received: Wrayth

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

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Ace (August 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007758 Official Description: In the Empire of Arkaym, the Order of Deacons protects and shelters the citizens from the attacks of the unliving. All are sworn to fight the evil forces of the geists—and to keep the world safe from the power […]

Don’t Believe the Hype

On September 7, 2012, in Fitness Nerd, Sandra Wickham, by Sandra Wickham

You can’t surf the net without being bombarded by ads for food that fight fat, the ultimate diet or quick fix workout program. Writers need to be wary of agents who approach them and say if the author pays them x amount of dollars, the agent will get them published and make them famous. The […]

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