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John Anealio: Co-Host, Musician, Functional Nerd

John AnealioJohn Anealio writes songs about science fiction and fantasy. Alternate-tuned acoustic guitar picking, soaring synthesizers, and catchy pop hooks power his odes to androids, princesses, and vampires. He posts said songs, along with remixes and podcasts, as free MP3 downloads to his blog, every week (or so). Anealio’s ascent to Sci-Fi music super-stardom began on that fateful day when he composed a catchy tune to John DeNardo’s (SF Signal’s poet laureate) lyrical tribute to Summer Glau. The sheet music to his song “The Ballad of Wilson Cole” appears in the appendix of Mike Resnick’s  novel: Starship: Flagship published by Pyr.

You can also follow John on Twitter.

Patrick Hester: Co-Host, Author, Blogger, Functional Nerd & So-So Guitar Player

Patrick Hester is a twotime Hugo Award Winner, an author, blogger, podcaster and functional nerd who hangs out and publishes his stuff at his blog, ‘All things from my brain’ over at and on his twitter feed at Patrick’s goal is to be a published novelist.  His short fiction appears in the anthologies Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales Volume 6 (First Contact), and An Uncommon Collection (Charisma), as well as in the Kindle Projects Conversations With My Cat, Consumption, Witchcraft & Satyrs and Cahill’s Homecoming. He produces/hosts the Hugo Award winning SF Signal podcast, and Parsec Nominated The Functional Nerds podcast. His professional life is often odd and chaotic; having had so many different responsibilities and positions throughout the years, from tech/IT to marketing to sales, he can pretty much do whatever needs to get done – this, and the fact that he loves science fiction and fantasy, has led his bosses past and present to christen him as a ‘functional nerd’…

Contact either of us via twitter with any questions you might have or if you’d like to come on the show!

..I write songs about science fiction and fantasy. Alternate-tuned acoustic guitar picking, slide guitar riffs, analog synthesizers, and catchy pop hooks form the basis of my odes to androids, princesses, and vampires.

One Response to Hosts

  1. Jim Stiles says:

    When I hear the opening theme for the podcast, it sounds like I am hearing:

    “Odd John, he’s Patrick…”

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