Episode 454-With R. A. Salvatore

On July 28, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome N.Y. Times Bestselling Author R. A. Salvatore, whose latest book – RELENTLESS – concludes his Generations trilogy. About RELENTLESS: Displaced in time and unexpectedly reunited with his son Drizzt Do’Urden, Zaknafein has overcome the prejudices ingrained in him as a drow warrior to help his son battle the ambitious […]

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Episode 453-With Anaea Lay

On July 21, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Anaea Lay – author of LIGHT YEARS APART, a 230,000-word interactive sci-fi novel where your choices control the story. LIGHT YEARS APART: Can you and your sister outfox a galaxy-spanning AI to save your home planet? A rollicking adventure with space pirates, spies, and snarky computers. You trained at […]

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Episode 452-With Corry L. Lee

On July 14, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Corry L. Lee – author of WEAVE THE LIGHTNING. WEAVE THE LIGHTNING: Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he can’t control his magic. To escape the brutal consequences, he flees. Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding both her […]

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Episode 451-With K. C. Alexander

On July 7, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome K.C. Alexander – author of Nanoshock – SINless #2 and co-author (With Jason M. Hough) of Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising. About Nanoshock – SINless #2: Being a mercenary isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when Riko’s hard-won reputation has taken a hard dive into fucked. Now […]

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Episode 450-With Nick Martell

On June 30, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Nick Martell – author of The Kingdom of Liars. About The Kingdom of Liars: Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king’s nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, […]

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Episode 449-With Derek Kunsken

On June 23, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Derek Kunsken – author of THE HOUSE OF STYX. About THE HOUSE OF STYX: Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home. In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce […]

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Episode 448-With Michael R Underwood

On June 16, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michael R. Underwood – author of ANNIHILATION ARIA. About ANNIHILATION ARIA: A woman who can wield a weapon like a song and her voice like a weapon. A man who can out-think any problem. A pilot who can outmaneuver the best of them. Lahra, Max, and Wheel live and […]

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Episode 447-With Emily B Martin

On June 9, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Emily B Martin – author of SUNSHIELD – available from HarperVoyager. About SUNSHIELD: A lawless wilderness. A polished court. Individual fates, each on a quest to expose a system of corruption. The desolate canyons of Alcoro—and the people desperate enough to hide there—couldn’t be more different from the opulent […]

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Episode 446-With Drew Murray

On June 2, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Drew Murray – author of BROKEN GENIUS: A Will Parker Thriller – out today, June 2nd! About BROKEN GENIUS: A Will Parker Thriller: For Will Parker, it’s about personal redemption after a disastrous mistake In 2011, Will Parker, the young prodigy CEO of a big tech company makes a […]

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Episode 445-With Michael Mammay

On May 26, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michael Mammay – retired army officer and author of PLANETSIDE AND SPACESIDE. About Michael Mammay: Michael Mammay is a science fiction writer. He is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a master’s degree in military history, and he currently teaches […]

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Episode 444-With Stephen Blackmore

On May 19, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Stephen Blackmore – author of GHOST MONEY, book five in a dark urban fantasy series that follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts. About Stephen Blackmore: Stephen Blackmoore is the Los Angeles based author of the noir / urban […]

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Episode 443-With Ben Riggs

On May 12, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome geek journalist extraordinaire. podcaster, D&D historian, Gadfly, nerd, writer, educator, friend to humanity, animal, and werewolf alike – Ben Riggs to talk about the history of D&D and the fall of TSR! Links: Ben Riggs on Twitter Ben Riggs on the Plotpoint Podcast Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester […]

 

Just Us, Food and Fandom

On May 5, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Having survived April, Patrick and Tracy are talking about food and fandom this week. Both enjoy cooking for themselves and others, and in this episode explore the links between food and the genre’s we love. Plus – they play the inaugural game of THUNDERDOME… Links: Tracy Townsend on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional […]

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Episode 441-With Steven Barnes

On April 28, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and Tracy welcome New York Times bestselling author Steven Barnes! About Steven Barnes: STEVEN BARNES is a New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and educator who has written more than thirty science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels. Octavia E. Butler called Barnes’s Endeavor-Award winning novel Lion’s Blood “imaginative, well researched, well written, […]

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Episode 439-Just Patrick and John

On March 24, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In John Anealio’s last regular episode, he and Patrick reminisce about how they got started while commiserating about staying home during the Coronavirus pandemic, how it’s impacting everyone, about the future and more. Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick Hester on Instagram Patrick’s Book: Into the […]

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Just Us and Big Changes

On March 17, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John chat about some big life changes affecting the podcast, including some fantastic news from John, as well as the coronavirus, working from home, Journey and the attempted coup from the drummer and bass player, life, and… You just need to listen to this one, okay? Links: […]

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Episode 437-With Shannon Lawrence

On March 10, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome Shannon Lawrence, author of a SLEW of horror short stories (see what I did there?), published all over the place and links to which can be found on her website www.thewarriormuse.com. About Shannon Lawrence: A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes in her dungeon when […]

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Episode 436-With KB Wagers

On March 3, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome KB Wagers, author of the Indranan War trilogy, the Farian War trilogy and the new book – A Pale Light In The Black. About KB Wagers: K.B. Wagers is the author of the Indranan War trilogy as well as There Before the Chaos, the start of the Farian War […]

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Episode 435-Just Us and Star Trek

On February 25, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John chat Star Trek Picard, Discovery, birthdays, music, not having a plan (we’re looking at you, Disney), The New Universe, Brandon Sanderson and more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick Hester on Instagram Patrick’s Book: Into the Fire […]

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Episode 434-With Sarah Kozloff

On February 18, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome author, Sarah Kozloff, whose Nine Realms epic fantasy quartet is complete and will be released by TOR one a month starting today, February 18th, with A Queen in Hiding! About Sarah Kozloff: Sarah has spent her life immersed in literature, narrative, and film. After a degree in English at […]

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Episode 433-Just Us and Our Community

On February 11, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On this week’s Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick and John chat about building community, writing music and lyrics, writing fiction, collaborating, patrons, time, Babylon 5, business, family, conventions, Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To be Cowboys, anthologies and more… Links: John Anealio on Twitter Patrick Hester on Twitter The Functional Nerds Patreon Page Patrick […]

 

Episode 432-With Stace Johnson

On February 4, 2020, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

This week, Patrick and John welcome long time listener, supporter, writer and musician, Stace Johnson! About Stace Johnson: By day, Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered IT guy for a Colorado 9-1-1 facility, but at night, he transforms into a mild-mannered writer, poet, and musician with an affinity for the Oxford comma. Stace has written more […]

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