Episode 134 – The Future of Sci-Fi Television (with Carrie Cuinn)

On January 29, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 134th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick, John and Carrie discuss The Future of SciFi Television. Picks of the Week: Lost Girl (Carrie) Fringe (Patrick) Bladerunner Soundtrack by Vangelis (John) Also mentioned in this Episode: Fish Anthology from Dagan Books Alphas Stargate Twin Peaks Lost Mutant X The X-Men Heroes Smallville Misfits […]

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Book Received: Hunting Daylight

On January 28, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages Publisher: Berkley (February 5, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425250695 Official Description: Out of the shadows… For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling […]

Book Received: The Burn Zone

On January 25, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Roc (February 5, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451413407 Official Description: Plagued by overpopulation, disease, and starvation, humanity was headed for extinction—until an alien race called the haan arrived. And then the real trouble began. It’s been a rough day for Sam Shao. As part of a program that requires […]

Book Review: Space Magic by David Levine

On January 24, 2013, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

Space Magic by David Levine, a collection of fifteen short stories, combines a variety of award winning genre fiction. Tales of magic and science, ghost stories and fairies, exist side by side in delightful harmony. “Wind from a Dying Star” describes a unique vision of humanity evolving to live among the stars. In “Nucleon,” a […]

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Episode 133 – When To Turn Your Hobby Into Your Career – With Carrie Cuinn

On January 22, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 133rd episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick, John & Carrie discuss all sorts of things, including:   Kindle daily deal Patrick’s email List / Free Fiction ‘Consumption’ Weightless Books – DRM free ebooks Peter Hollens – Misty Mountains track Str8Voices – Misty Mountains track Apple Patent – Remote Disable/Shut Off Camera/Recording ability […]

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Book Review: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

On January 21, 2013, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

It’s been rough for Oscar Britton, Army officer turned Sorcerous Operations Corps portamancer turned outlaw selfer. After the chaos of his escape from the U.S. Army base in The Source, living life on the run while being true to his developing philosophy and ideals for what should be the future of magic users like himself […]

Book Received: Doctor Who The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter

On January 21, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover; First Edition edition (December 31, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425261220 Official Description: Hurtling through a vortex beyond time and space is a police box that’s not a police box. The TARDIS has carried the Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Zoe, to all sorts of places, but now, when […]

Tuesday Serial: Free Serialized Fiction

On January 17, 2013, in Cathy Russell, News, by Catherine Russell

Every Tuesday, readers can find free serialized fiction via the Tuesday Serial website. Authors post links to their new and ongoing series using the site’s collector, and the following day a report is generated which links to each story. Most installments range about 1,000 words, so readers can whet their appetites and decide which narratives […]

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Episode 132 – Paul and Storm Talk Learning Town

On January 15, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 132nd episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Carrie Cuinn takes the night off, John talks to Paul and Storm about their new Geek and Sundry show, Learning Town, and Patrick and John discuss all sorts of other things. About Paul and Storm: Paul and Storm have been writing and performing funny songs together […]

Review: Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

On January 7, 2013, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

In The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, Cassandra Rose Clarke weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss centered around the life of Cat and her strange relationship with her father’s assistant, an android named Finn. Though Cat’s mother and father are both cyberneticists, Cat’s mother has largely given up her career to raise their daughter. Doctor […]

Book Review: Shadowlands, by Violette Malan

On January 3, 2013, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

The Lands of Faerie, after a struggle and a near-death experience, have a true High Prince again. The rule of the false Basilisk Prince is over, and the long process of healing the damage caused by his reign can finally happen.There are holdouts, those who do not want to submit to the new Prince, and […]

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