Book Received: Black Lament

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

Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 042525657X Official Description: As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black deals with loss every day. But when tragedy touches her own life, Maddy will have to find the strength within to carry on… Devastated and grieving, Maddy unexpectedly finds hope with the […]

Episode 127 – Cat Rambo

On November 27, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 127th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Cat Rambo to the show. About Cat Rambo: John Barth described Cat Rambo’s writings as “works of urban mythopoeia” — her stories take place in a universe where chickens aid the lovelorn, Death is just another face on the train, […]

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Book Received: The Dragon Men

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

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Roc (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464885 Official Description: As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom…. Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork […]

Book Received: The Shattered Dark (A Shadow Reader Novel)

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

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007812 Official Description: McKenzie Lewis has a gift. It allows her access to a world few have seen, and even fewer can comprehend. It’s her secret. And it exists in the shadows… McKenzie was a normal college student, save for one little […]

Episode 126 – Marc Hershon

On November 20, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

in the 126th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome March Hershon. About Marc: In addition to being the host of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast, Marc’s skill set stretches beyond the world of podcasting in a number of directions. He’s the Creative Director for Lexicon Branding in Sausalito, California, […]

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Book Received: Kris Longknife: Furious

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

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007391 Official Description: Having used unorthodox methods to save a world—and every sentient being on it—Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her Fast […]

Book Received: Collision Course

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

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: NAL Trade (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451238079 Official Description: Only the strong will survive. But what does it mean to be strong? The “Smash” has been building for years—runaway national debt, escalating oil prices—but when order finally breaks down, it happens astonishingly fast. Economic collapse. Government in chaos. Gas […]

Book Received: Flame of Sevenwaters

On November 12, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 045146480X Official Description: Bestselling author Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock […]

Book Received: The Cassanda Project

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

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937008711 Official Description: Two science fiction masters—Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick—team up to deliver a classic thriller in which one man uncovers the secret history of the US space program… Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being […]

Episode 125 – Colin F. Barnes

On November 6, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 125th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author/publisher Colin F. Barnes to the podcast. About Colin: Colin F. Barnes is male human from Essex in the UK, although he isn’t to be confused with the stereotypical ‘Essex Boy’ as portrayed in the media, despite once owning a Ford […]

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Book Received: Bronze Summer

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

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 11/6/2012 ISBN-13: 9780451464798 Official Description: Stephen Baxter’s “imaginative [and] bold”* novel Stone Spring drew readers into an alternate prehistoric scenario that now continues with Bronze Summer. Thousands of years have passed. And a wall that was built to hold back the sea, must now hold […]

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