Book Received: Shadow’s Fall

On April 6, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (March 27, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007383 Official Description: For three years, Miranda Grey-Solomon has kept her role as Vampire Queen of the South separate from her Grammy-winning music career. But now, her dual lives are starting to collide, threatening everything Miranda and David, her Prime, […]

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Knight to King’s Knight’s Six: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

On March 29, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  I am going to start this review off on a note and structure rather different than other book reviews of mine you’ve read of mine at the Functional Nerds and say this right up front: Prince of Thorns, a debut fantasy novel by Mark Lawrence, is a contentious novel with a mostly unsympathetic sociopathic […]

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Book Received: Fated

On March 28, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007294 Official Description: Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex’s own powers aren’t as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible […]

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Book Received: How To be Death

On March 23, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007286 Official Description: All Calliope Reaper-Jones ever wanted out of life was a fabulous job in New York City and a really hot boyfriend. But now, she’s the brand-new President of Death, Inc. With the Board of Death breathing down […]

Book Received: Black Howl

On March 21, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007332 Official Description: Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago’s dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black’s exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a […]

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Book Received: Sins of the Son

On March 14, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (March 27, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007375 Official Description: When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth’s true nature, […]

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Episode 064 – Myke Cole

On July 12, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 64 of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with Author Myke Cole about his upcoming Shadow Ops series from Ace. Links: Myke Cole (authors website) Author’s Blog Bibliography Check out Maphook.com – our new sponsor Music in the episode: Sundog (Excerpt) by John Anealio Angry Robot-Remix (Excerpt) […]

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Episode 046 Harry Turtledove

On February 22, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 46th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Harry Turtledove, author of Atlantis and Other places, now available from ROC.  With Harry we chat about: Atlantis, alternate history stories, novellas, ecology, war, twitter, The Byzantine Empire, the 24 hour news cycle & immigration. Links: Unofficial […]

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Books Received

On February 12, 2011, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hi there! I fully admit that I have struggled to bring proper recognition to this site of the books that we, as The Functional Nerds, receive.  Part of the problem lies in the fact that I can’t have an Amazon Associates ID due to Amazon banning such things in Colorado after a tax was passed […]

Episode 042 Jody Lynn Nye

On January 24, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

042 The Functional Nerds In the 42nd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio welcome Jody Lynn Nye, author of Dragons Deal (W/Robert Asprin), The Magic Touch, Strong-Arm Tactics, An Unexpected Apprentice & A Forthcoming Wizard. This week we discuss: Robert Asprin, Skype, Bill Fawcett, the Myth adventures, the Dragon series, collaboration, […]

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