In 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.
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.
This week’s picks:
- Neil Clarke on Twitter
- John Anealio on Twitter
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- The Functional Nerds Patreon Page
- Patrick’s New Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere)
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This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.