Episode 206 – With Sarah Chorn

On September 30, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 206 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with prolific book blogger and reviewer, Sarah Chorn.  About Sarah: I have been a compulsive reader my whole life. At a young age I found my reading niche in the fantastic genre of Speculative Fiction. I blame my active imagination for […]

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Episode 205 – With Steven Gould

On September 23, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 205 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author and SWFA President Steven Gould.  About Steven: Steven Gould is the author of Jumper, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, Jumper: Griffin’s Story, 7th Sigma, Impulse, and Exo as well as several short stories published in Analog, Asimov’s, and Amazing, […]

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Episode 204 – With Chuck Wendig

On September 16, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 204 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with badass writer, and blogger Chuck Wendig. About Chuck: Chuck is the author of the published novels: Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Under the Empyrean Sky, Blue Blazes, Double Dead, Bait Dog, Dinocalypse Now, Beyond Dinocalypse and Gods & Monsters: Unclean Spirits. He also the author of the soon-to-be-published […]

 

Episode 203 – With Rob Bedford

On September 9, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 203 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with freelance writer, editor and book blogger Rob Bedford. About Rob: Rob Bedford is the Lead Book reviewer for SFFWorld, where he is also a Moderator in their discussion forums. In addition to over a decade’s worth of reviews at SFFWorld, […]

 

Episode 202 – With Sylvia Izzo Hunter

On August 26, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 202 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with Sylvia Izzo Hunter, author of The Midnight Queen. About Sylvia: Sylvia Izzo Hunter was born in Calgary, Alberta, back in the days before Star Wars, and started making up stories at approximately the time she learned to talk. A couple […]

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Episode 201 – With Andrew Shaffer

On August 5, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 201 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with a Andrew Shaffer, author of How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters. About Andrew: Andrew Shaffer is a humorist and author whose works include Syfy’s How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, Great Philosophers Who Failed […]

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Episode 200 – With Django Wexler

On July 29, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 200 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio celebrate their 200th with a conversation with author Django Wexler. About Django: Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research.  Eventually he migrated to […]

 

Episode 199 – With Alyx (A M) Dellamonica

On July 22, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 199 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Alyx (A.M.) Dellamonica. About Alyx: I spent my early childhood in various community theaters, prompting actors who’d forgotten their lines, running errands for carpenters and sound techs, and scrambling up eighteen-foot ladders to hang lighting instruments. As a young […]

Episode 198 – With Jill Archer

On July 15, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 198 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Jill Archer.   About Jill: Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill earned a bachelor of science from Penn State University and later moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She […]

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Episode 197 – With John Mierau

On July 8, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 197 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author John Mierau.   About John: John Mierau is a writer, narrator and podcaster. He writes character-based speculative fiction (anything with aliens, monsters or alternate somethings in it), grounding the fantastic inside the lives of characters you love (or love […]

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Episode 196 – With Jeff Salyards

On July 1, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 196 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Jeff Salyards.   About Jeff: My debut novel, Scourge of the Betrayer, is a hard-boiled fantasy published by Night Shade Books in May 2012. It’s the first installment in a series called Bloodsounder’s Arc. I’m so excited I’m beginning to annoy […]

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Episode 195 – With James SA Corey

On June 17, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 195 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James SA Corey.   About James: James S.A. Corey is the pen name for a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. James’ current project is a series of science fiction novels called The Expanse.  The first novel, Leviathan […]

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Episode 194 – With Rachel Bach

On June 10, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 194 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Rachel Bach (Rachel Aaron).   About Rachel: Hello, my name is Rachel Aaron, and I write The Legend of Eli Monpress fantasy series for Orbit Books! I’m also the author of the new, rolicking fun Paradox Science Fiction trilogy […]

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Episode 193 – With Brian McClellan

On June 3, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 193 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Brian McClellan.   About Brian: Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and between 6,000 and 60,000 honey bees (depending on the time of year). He began writing on Wheel of Time role playing […]

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Episode 192 – With Linda Nagata

On May 27, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 192 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Linda Nagata.   About Linda: Aloha! My name is Linda Nagata. I’m a novelist and programmer, and also the founder of Mythic Island Press LLC, an ebook and print publishing venture launched in January 2010. My primary goal with […]

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Episode 191 – With Stephen Hood

On May 20, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 191 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with Stephen Hood.   About Stephen: Cofounder and CEO of @Protagonist Labs, creators of @Storium. Formerly of Delicious & Blockboard. Multiclass founder/gamer/geek. I level slowly but wear plate. This week’s picks: Stephen: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes John: The Chicken Foot Albums […]

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Episode 190 – with Katherine Addison / Sarah Monette

On May 13, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 190 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Katherine Addison / Sarah Monette.   About Katherine/Sarah: Katherine Addison’s short fiction has been selected by The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin. This week’s picks: Katherine: Kris Delmhorst’s Blood […]

Episode 189 – With James L. Sutter

On April 29, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 189 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James L. Sutter. About James: James Lafond Sutter is the Managing Editor for Paizo Publishing and a co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game campaign setting. He is the author of the novels Death’s Heretic and The Redemption Engine, the […]

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Episode 188 – With Elizabeth Bear

On April 22, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 188 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Elizabeth Bear. About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year.When coupled with a childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, this led her inevitably to penury, […]

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Episode 187 – With Michael R. Underwood

On April 15, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 186 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Michael R. Underwood, author of Attack of the Geek. About Michael: Michael R. Underwood is the author of GEEKOMANCY, CELEBROMANCY, ATTACK THE GEEK, as well as the forthcoming SHIELD AND CROCUS and THE YOUNGER GODS. By day, he’s the […]

 

Episode 186 – Patrick and John talk Patreon

On April 8, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 186 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about Patreon. About Patreon: Patreon enables fans to give ongoing support to their favorite creators. Founded in May 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they […]

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Episode 185 – With Brian Staveley

On April 1, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 185 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Brian Staveley.  About Brian: Brian Staveley is the author of The Emperor’s Blades, first book of the epic fantasy trilogy, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, forthcoming in January 2014 from Tor Books. Brian has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, […]

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