Episode 307 – With Neil Clarke

On February 21, 2017, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Galactic Empires edited by Neil ClarkeIn episode 307 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning editor and publisher, Neil Clarke.

About Neil:

Neil was born in 1966 and grew up with his family in a quiet corner of NJ. After graduating from Drew University with a degree in Computer Science, he entered the educational technology field where he has worked at both the higher education and K-12 levels for the last twenty-seven years. In 2006, he launched Clarkesworld Magazine and Wyrm Publishing a year later. Reprint magazine, Forever, followed in 2015. Neil is also a freelance ebook designer with regular clients including Prime Books, Cheeky Frawg, and The Science Fiction Writers of America.

In 2012, Neil suffered a near-fatal heart attack while attending Readercon in Burlington, MA. The damage sustained in this incident later required that he undergo surgery for the implantation of a defibrillator. These events inspired his 2014 cyborg anthology, Upgraded.

Neil currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.

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This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.

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One Response to Episode 307 – With Neil Clarke

  1. Jim Stiles says:

    Yesterday, 20 Feb 2017, West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Huggins’ defibrillator fired during a timeout in the WVU Texas game. After he recovered from the shock, he pointed to a player and said that the player had caused his heart to skip a beat and his defibrillator to go off.

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