In episode 312 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Ian McDonald, author of Luna: Wolf Moon.
Ian McDonald was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He used to live in a house built in the back garden of C. S. Lewis’s childhood home but has since moved to central Belfast, where he now lives, exploring interests like cats, contemplative religion, bonsai, bicycles, and comic-book collecting. He debuted in 1982 with the short story “The Island of the Dead” in the short-lived British magazine Extro. His first novel, Desolation Road, was published in 1988. Other works include King of Morning, Queen of Day (winner of the Philip K. Dick Award), River of Gods, The Dervish House (both of which won British Science Fiction Association Awards), the graphic novel Kling Klang Klatch, and many more. His most recent publications are Planesrunner and Be My Enemy, books one and two of the Everness series for younger readers (though older readers will find them a ball of fun, as well). Ian worked in television development for sixteen years, but is glad to be back to writing fulltime.
This week’s picks:
- Ian: Horizon Zero Dawn
- John: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
- Patrick: Pikes Peak Writers Conference and Superstars of Writing
- Ian Palmer 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.