Episode 220 – with Brian McClellan

On January 27, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 220 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer Brian T. 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 219 – With Matt Forbeck

On January 20, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 219 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with writer and Capricon 35 Author Guest of Honor, Matt Forbeck. About Matt: Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on games and fiction since 1989, when he graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative […]

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Episode 218 – With Margaret Weis

On January 13, 2015, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 218 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific writer and Dragonlance co-creator Margaret Weis. About Margaret: Margaret Weis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Dragonlance Chronicles and Dragonlance Legends as well as many other award-winning and notable series, most recently Dragon Brigade with Robert […]

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Episode 217 – with William (W.C.) Bauers

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

In episode 217 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author William (W.C.) Bauers. About William: W. C. BAUERS has worked on the sales side of publishing for more than thirteen years. Unbreakable is his first novel. His interests include Taekwondo, reading and writing military science fiction, toting gear for […]

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Episode 216 – With Sam Sykes

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

In episode 216 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Sam Sykes. About Sam: Sam Sykes has done many things worthy of note, most of them involving violence of one manner or another.  Amongst his feats of strength, he counts the following: Wrestling a Kodiak bear to the earth […]

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Episode 215 – With Rajan Khanna

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

In episode 215 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with author Rajan Khanna. About Rajan: Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, reviewer and narrator. His first novel, Falling Sky, a post-apocalyptic adventure with airships, is due to be released in October 2014 from Pyr. His short fiction has appeared […]

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Episode 214 – With Gail Carriger

On December 2, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 214 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Gail Carriger. About Gail: New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. […]

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Episode 213 – With Alex Hughes

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

In episode 213 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Alex Hughes. About Alex: Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc, has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. She is a graduate of the prestigious Odyssey Writing Workshop, and a member […]

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Episode 212 with James Luceno

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

In episode 212 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with James Luceno. About James: James Luceno is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written three Star Wars novels and a dictionary about Star Wars. He has written other novels as well and he wrote the film adaptations for […]

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Episode 211 – Patrick and John talk about Star Wars a lot

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

In episode 211 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about many things, including but not limited to: Social media The Channel Formerly Known As SciFi Being Zen Star Wars JJ Abrams Star Trek This week’s picks: John: Star Wars: A New Dawn Patrick: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, Defiance Season […]

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Episode 210 – With John Klima

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

In episode 210 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with John Klima, editor of the Hugo Award–winning magazine Electric Velocipede and is currently the editor of the Bulletin, the professional publication of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. About John: John Klima is the Assistant Director at the […]

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Episode 209 – With John DeNardo

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

In episode 209 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back John “The Bagel OverLord” DeNardo of SF Signal.com  About John: John is an avid reader and reviewer. (See John’s review criteria.) His book reading comes second only to his book buying, which some (including John himself) might call compulsive. (We often […]

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Episode 208 – With Robert Jackson Bennett

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

In episode 208 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Robert Jackson Bennett.  About Robert: Robert Jackson Bennett‘s 2010 debut Mr. Shivers won the Shirley Jackson Award as well as the Sydney J Bounds Newcomer Award. His second novel, The Company Man, won a Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K […]

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Episode 207 – Patrick and John

On October 7, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 207 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk amongst themselves about all manner of things. Social media?  Yup. Email?  Yup. 70’s pop rock?  You betcha. Marketing?  Uh-huh. Is nothing sacred?  Nope. I mean, seriously? Have you not listened to us before? This week’s picks: John: ZenHabits.net Patrick: Inbound 2014 […]

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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 […]

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