In episode 243 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author and journalist Zachary Jernigan.
Zachary Jernigan works as a feature journalist in Northern Arizona. His debut novel, No Return, is a science-fantasy story filled with sex, violence, religion, and muscular people in weird skintight costumes living on a world where god exists and is very upset. The AV Club listed No Return as one of the best books of 2013. Shower of Stones, the sequel to No Return, came out in 2015. Publishers Weekly praised the novel, stating in review, “Jernigan employs hard-hitting and unflinching prose that’s as concise as it is brutal.”
The author’s first short story collection (title TBA) is forthcoming in the spring of 2016. It has already received accolades from prominent figures in the genre.
This week’s picks:
- Zach: The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley
- John: The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe
- Patrick: BBC America’s The Musketeers Series 1
- Zach (isn’t) on Twitter(?)
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- John Anealio on Twitter
- Patrick’s Scrivener Class
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