Episode 124 – Chris F Holm

On October 30, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 124th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio discuss MileHiCon 44, conventions in general, what conventions offer to creatives, and then welcome author Chris F. Holm his books. About Chris F. Holm: Chris was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime […]

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Book Review: Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold

On October 29, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Babylon is the madam of a brothel in Scalentine. Scalentine has two moons, and is a hub of the multiverse, with portals to many other worlds. As such, a madam of a brothel who is also a good swordsman is fairly straightforward  and ordinary compared to lizard races, a werewolf chess playing police captain, and […]

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Episode 123 – John Mierau

On October 23, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On episode 123 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome John Mierau to talk about his new shared worlds anthology, Walk The Fire. About John Mierau: John Mierau is a wordsmith. Audio storyteller. Family man & Internet junkie. A podcaster, an author of novel-length, serial and short fiction, who aims above […]

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Book Review: Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

On October 22, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  Drothe is a Nose. In a city of thieves, his role is as an information gatherer and curator for his employer, a roughhewn boxer of an Upright Man (think mob boss) called Nicco. It’s a decent life, one that Drothe has developed over years as one of the Kin. On the side, Drothe likes […]

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J. H. Williams: Batwoman + Wonder Woman

On October 19, 2012, in Art Nerd, Comic Books, Galen Dara, by Galen Dara

So… This is happening: In the previous issue of Batwoman, Kate Kane comes to realize she’s in over her head and must enlist the help of someone who really knows how to handle Greek gods and monsters. In Batwoman issue 13 she will team up with the Princess of the Amazons herself. Artist J.H. Williams, […]

Episode 122 – John Kovalic

On October 16, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 122nd episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome artist / cartoonist John Kovalic. About John Kovalic: John Kovalic’s cartoons have appeared everywhere from his hometown WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (Madison, WI) to the NEW YORK TIMES and DRAGON MAGAZINE. His creations include the sell-out comic book sensation DORK TOWER […]

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Episode 121 – Anton Strout

On October 9, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 121 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Anton Strout, author of Alchemystic (A Spellmason Chronicle novel) out from Ace. About Anton: Anton Strout was born in the Berkshire Hills mere miles from writing heavyweights Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. He is an always writer, a sometimes actor, sometimes […]

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Book Received: A Path to Coldness of Heart (Dread Empire)

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

Paperback: 429 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (August 26, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1597803316 Official Description: At long last, the conclusion to Glen Cook’s Dread Empire saga has arrived! King Bragi Ragnarson is a prisoner, shamed, nameless, and held captive by Lord Shih-kaa and the Empress Mist at the heart […]

Book Received: Seed

On October 5, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 350 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books; Book Club Edition edition (November 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1597803235 Official Description: It”s the dawn of the 22nd century, and the world has fallen apart. Decades of war and resource depletion have toppled governments. The ecosystem has collapsed. A new dust bowl sweeps the American West. The […]

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Book Received: The Lost Stars

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

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover (October 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937077829 Official Description: Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series delivers “military science fiction at its best”* in every action-packed adventure. Now the New York Times bestselling author puts the Alliance fleet’s enemy in the spotlight as the people of the Syndicate Worlds attempt […]

Episode 120 – Mister Billy

On October 2, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 120th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Mr. Billy to the super secret underground lair of the Functional Nerds. Who is Mr. Billy?  Excellent question. Here’s the answer: Mr. Billy, is a full time Children’s Singer Song-Rocker from Wisconsin.  If you’re looking for extremely fun, upbeat, educational, […]

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Book Review: Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher

On October 1, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

In the bustling coastal California city of San Ventura, there is an uneasy tension between the Cowl, supervillain extraordinaire, and the Seven Wonders, the resident superhero group. Despite the group’s continual efforts to stop his nefarious plots, the Cowl and those who claim to swear them have often made San Ventura a city under siege. […]

Book Received: Dark Currents

On October 1, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover (October 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464788 Official Description: Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy novels, presents an all-new world featuring a woman caught between the normal and paranormal worlds, while enforcing order in both. Introducing Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn… The Midwestern resort […]

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