Review: Broken by A.E. Rought

On December 31, 2012, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

The beautifully written novel, Broken by A.E. Rought takes the reader through a modern retelling of Frankesntein with a twist of Romeo and Juliet. The story begins in a cemetery, where the lonely teen, Emma, mourns her boyfriend and the fact that he will never have a grave. Her heartache is palatable; yet soon she […]

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Book Review: The Mirror Prince by Violette Malan

On December 27, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

A familiar skeleton of a tale. A lost ruler or aspirant to rule of a magical land has been banished, and lost his allies, friends and even his memory. He lives his life on Earth, unaware of his true role and nature, until a meeting with an ally from his old realm shows up at […]

Episode 131 – Comics, Book Covers and Christmas (with Carrie Cuinn)

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

In the 131st episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester, John Anealio and Carrie Cuinn chat about: Archaia Entertainment Lee Collins (Dead of Winter?) The Eureka Christmas Special (S4 sneak peak) Carrie’s Outside the Frame Column on SF Signal Main Topic(s): Hacking the Cover Bookworhship.com The cover for Glen Cook’s A Path to Coldness […]

Review: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

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

In the middle of this elemental storm a fire gleamed among the dripping furze bushes like the madness in a weasel’s eye. It illuminated three hunched figures. As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: ‘When shall we three meet again?’ There was a pause. Finally another voice said, in far more ordinary tones: ‘Well, […]

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Episode 130 with Carrie Cuinn

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

In the 130th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, changes are in the air!  John and Patrick welcome Carrie Cuinn back to the ‘cast and we chat about an assortment of topics including: The Man of Steel trailer The proposed/rumored Justice League Movie Mythomania Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Arrow Duotrope John’s Holiday Mix Carrie’s […]

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Book Review: Walk the Fire, edited by John Mierau

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

Thematic Shared-world anthologies used to be, once upon a time, all the rage, and one of my favorite forms of genre reading. Wild Cards, Thieves World, Heroes in Hell, Forever After, Time Gate, the Man-Kzin Wars…at one point, I couldn’t scan a shelf in a bookstore without running into one I had not seen or read before.Thematic […]

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Review: Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1) by Jim C. Hines

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

  This book is a love letter. Within its pages, books are magic. They come alive. Libriomancy allows certain gifted individuals to pull forth objects from the pages of books and use them in our world. From the time Gutenberg himself became the first Libriomancer when he invented the printing press, libriomancy has been used […]

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Episode 129 – Jonah Knight

On December 11, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 129th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jonah Knight back to talk about his new album and holiday tie-ins. About Jonah: A few years ago Jonah Knight was your garden variety singer/songwriter performing songs about girls and bars. In 2010 he changed course and started writing songs […]

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Book Review: Geekomancy by Michael R Underwood

On December 10, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

As a barista at a cafe/comic book store in a fictional California college town, Ree Reyes has a pretty typical life for a genre geek. Talk with the regulars about the latest Watchmen prequel, gather with her group of equally geeky girlfriends after work. Try and pay the rent and the bills in a recession. […]

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Book Received: Darkness Hunts: A Dark Angels Novel

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

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Signet Select (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451237129 Official Description: New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur returns to the enthralling Guardian World—and a twilight realm of danger and desire… Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and […]

Book Received: Magic for a Price

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

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Roc (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464869 Official Description: For most of her life, Allison Beckstrom has used magic and accepted the heavy price it exacts. But now that all magic is poisoned, it’s no longer just using people—it’s killing them. With Portland about to descend into chaos, […]

Episode 128 – Bradley Beaulieu

On December 4, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 128 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Bradley Beaulieu, author of The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh. About Brad: Bradley Beaulieu is the author of The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh, the first two books in The Lays of Anuskaya trilogy. If you’re […]

Book Received: The Clone Sedition

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

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Ace (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425258181 Official Description: Earth, A.D. 2519. Less than a year has passed since the clone military of the Enlisted Man’s Empire toppled the government of the Unified Authority. Now the clones rule Earth, but a new enemy has emerged—and set off civil […]

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