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, […]

Episode 184 – With Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

On March 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 184 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. About Pip: New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris […]

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Episode 183 – With Engadget’s Sarah Silbert

On March 18, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 183 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Senior Editor for Engadget, Sara Silbert. About Sarah: Long before the winding road of journalism led her to Engadget, Sarah spotted a deconstructed PC in elementary-school computer lab and thought it just looked so cool. Since then, she’s had the goal […]

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Episode 182 – With Mur Lafferty (and Ghost Train to New Orleans)

On March 11, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 182 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Mur Lafferty, author of The Shambling Guide to New York City and its sequel, Ghost Train to New Orleans. About Mur: Mur Lafferty is a podcaster and writer from Durham, NC. She made her name with podcasting (I Should Be Writing, […]

Episode 181 – With Wendy Wagner

On March 4, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 181 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Wendy Wagner, author of Skinwalkers. About Wendy: Wendy N. Wagner loves monsters, mayhem, and magic. Her first novel, Skinwalkers, is a Pathfinder Tales adventure due out this March, and her short fiction has appeared in magazines like Beneath Ceaseless Skies and […]

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Episode 180 – With John Hornor Jacobs

On February 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 180 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome John Hornor Jacobs – author of The Twelve-Fingered Boy. About John: John Hornor Jacobs has worked in advertising for the last fifteen years, played in bands, and pursued art in various forms. He is also, in his copious spare time, a […]

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Episode 179 – With Matt Wallace

On February 18, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 179 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Matt Wallace – author of The Failed Cities. About Matt: A screenwriter, novelist, and the award-winning author of over one hundred short stories, Matt spent a decade traveling the western hemisphere as a professional wrestler and combat instructor before retiring to […]

 

Episode 178 – With Michael J. Martinez

On February 11, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 178 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Michael J. Martinez – author of The Daedalus Incident, The Gravity of the Affair and The Enceladus Crisis. About Michael: “I’m a husband, father and writer living the dream in the Garden State. I’ve spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer […]

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Episode 177 – With Adam Christopher

On February 4, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 177 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Adam Christopher, author of: Empire State, Seven Wonders, The Age Atomic and the new Hang Wire . About Adam: ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s […]

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Episode 176 – With Max Gladstone

On January 28, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 176 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome 2013 Campbell Award Nominee Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise. About Max: Max’s novel Three Parts Dead was published by Tor Books in October 2012. Two Serpents Rise, the next book in the Craft Sequence, was […]

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Episode 175 – With Ann Leckie

On January 21, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 175 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice, to the show. About Ann: Ann Leckie has published short stories inSubterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 […]

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Episode 174 – with Freya Robertson

On January 14, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 174 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Freya Robertson, author of Heartwood and the forthcoming Sunstone. About Freya: Freya Robertson is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, as well as a dedicated gamer. She has a deep and abiding fascination for the history and archaeology of the middle […]

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Episode 173 – Ian Tregillis

On December 17, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 173 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Ian Tregillis, author of Something More Than Night. About Ian: Ian Tregillis attended the University of Minnesota for both college and graduate school. Eventually the university decided it had seen quite enough of him, so it politely but firmly asked him […]

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Episode 172 – Django Wexler

On December 10, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 172 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names. 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 Microsoft in […]

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Episode 171 – Jamie Wyman

On December 3, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 171 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jamie Wyman, author of Wild Card. About Jamie: After a misspent adulthood pursuing a Music Education degree, JAMIE WYMAN fostered several interests before discovering that being an author means never having to get out of pajamas. (However, she can eat/spin fire, […]

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Episode 170 – With Author Brian McClellan

On November 19, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 170 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood. About Brian: Brian McClellan is an epic fantasy author. He studied writing under Brandon Sanderson and Orson Scott Card and was an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future Contest. Brian is an […]

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Episode 169 – Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak

On November 12, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 169 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak to talk about their kickstarter project – the anthology: War Stories. About War Stories: War Stories isn’t an anthology of bug hunts and unabashed jingoism. It’s a look at the people ordered into impossible situations, asked […]

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Episode 168 – Clancy, Yngwie and Twitter, Oh My

On November 5, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 168th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk. What do we talk about?  Well – there’s the bit about… you know what?  You should just listen to the episode.  That is way easier than me having to sit here and type up a bunch of clever show notes […]

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Episode 167 – With Wesley Chu

On October 29, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 167 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Wesley Chu, author of the Angry Robot books The Lives of Tao and its sequel, The Deaths of Tao. About Wesley: Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when he was just a pup. It was there […]

 

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