Welcome to the (Functional) Future

On September 1, 2011, in Carrie Cuinn, Tech Nerd, by CarrieCuinn

I love living in the future. I get woken up in the morning by my hand-held personal computer / communications device, which is programmed to notify me via sound and vibration at the exact moment I want to be awake. Without getting out of bed I can slide my finger across the touch-sensitive screen, and […]

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Episode 058 – Brian Malow

On May 17, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 58 of the Parsec-nominated Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with Science Comedian Brian Malow. We discuss: science, science fiction, comedy, domain names, comedy clubs, finding the right audience, Google, Time.com, Wired.com and Rachel Rosen. Brian Malow (website) Brian’s Twitter Brian’s Facebook © 2011 Patrick Hester & John Anealio Music […]

Nerd News Roundup for June 29, 2010

On June 29, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy LA Times: ‘Android Karenina’ writer says Tolstoy might not like remake: ‘He seems to have taken himself very seriously.’ Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Infinite Realities by R. L. Copple Pyr-O-Mania: Pyr Comes to the Nook (and B&N eReader) Pyr-O-Mania: Upcoming Author Appearances SfSignal: Trailer: Space Battleship Yamato […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 17, 2010

On June 17, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Guardian.co.uk: Terry Pratchett enters parallel worlds of science fiction LATimes: Free science fiction for the iPad from Tor.com CNNTech: ‘Spock’ promotes ‘movie karaoke’ at E3 Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor io9: Return to Narnia with Voyage of The Dawn Treader’s first trailer […]

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Nerd News Roundup-May 17 2010

On May 17, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy AirlockAlpha: BBC America To Co-Produce New Jamie Bamber Series ‘Outcasts’ i09: How Did Science Fiction Defeat Horror In The War For The Zeitgeist? SciFi Wire: Wait … there’s two 20,000 Leagues remake movies?? SciFi Wire: Your complete guide to the films of Philip K. Dick SfSignal: SF Tidbits for […]

Nerd News Roundup-May 16 2010

On May 16, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News SciFi & Fantasy Dallas News: Charlaine Harris not done with Sookie Stackhouse yet Airlock Alpha: Who Do You Think Should Be Nominated For A Portal Award? Grasping for the Wind: 2009 Nebula Award Winners Cinematical: Genre Wars: Has Sci-Fi Surpassed Horror? i09: Great Moments In Alternate History: Our Alternate Presidents Grasping for […]

Nerd News Roundup-May 15 2010

On May 15, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News…mega massive news day… Episode 9 of the podcast is live – featuring Aidan Moher. Scifi & Fantasy Scifi Wire: 6 amazing sci-fi TV shows ruined by their freaky finales SfSignal: Voice Of The Fans: Which Book Series Do You Want To End? Grasping for the Wind: Essay: 11 Novels of Science Fiction […]

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Nerd News Roundup-May 12 2010

On May 12, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: REVIEW: Not Less Than Gods by Kage Baker SFFWorld: REVIEW: Shadowplay by Tad Williams SFSignal: REVIEW: Deep Navigation by Alastair Reynolds ATFMB: Review: Green Lantern-Rebirth Shadowlocked: Top 8 secrets of cheap sci-fi tv and movies SciFiWire: 28 sexy skintight outfits from 5 decades of sci-fi […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 27, 2010

On April 27, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy AirlockAlpha: Gina Torres Out, Tia Carrere In At ‘Warehouse 13′ TV by the Numbers: Syfy’s “Haven” Begins Production; Set to Premiere July 9 at 10pm i09: Heroes getting renewed? (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!) SciFi Wire: Everything you need to know about this week’s sci-fi TV SciFi Wire: Legend of the Seeker Canceled […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 24, 2010

On April 24, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Airlock Alpha: SciFriday: Is Rick Berman Really A Monster? Youtube: FANTASTIC 10th Doctor Tribute video SFSignal.com REVIEW: The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee Free Fiction for 4/24/10 SF Tidbits for 4/24/10 Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Get up to speed on The Weeping Angels (Don’t blink…) i09: Airbender’s New […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 19, 2010

On April 19, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Took the weekend off to do some writing – here’s today’s news… Scifi & Fantasy SFSignal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/19/10 i09: The Amount Of Free Scifi TV On Hulu Is Mind-Boggling SciFi Wire: Sexy new pics from Fringe’s ‘noir’ musical episode! Airlock Alpha: (Paraphrasing) SyFy finishes flipping off fans by putting wrestling […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 14, 2010

On April 14, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy news for April 14th Scifi & Fantasy SFSignal: MIND MELD: The Best Sword & Sorcery Stories SFSignal: SF Tidbits for 4/14/10 AirlockAlpha: Joss Whedon To Helm ‘The Avengers’ The Lantern: Science fiction class dispels misconceptions about genre i09: 8 Upcoming Science Fiction Movies That Could Be The Next District 9 Grasping for the […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 13, 2010

On April 13, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd News for April 13 Scifi & Fantasy Slice of Scifi: Man turns mail truck into street-legal Viper i09: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan & Steven Moffat take us inside Doctor Who Season 5 SfSgnal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/13/10 SciFi Wire: How Felicia Day pumped up to fight werewolves for Syfy i09: (fan made) Star Wars […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 12, 2010

On April 12, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd News Roundup (WOW there’s a lot today!) Technology MacRumors: Adobe announces Creative Suite 5 ARS Technica: Should the US govt force all cell phones to carry TV tuners? Washington Post: Palm putting itself up for sale? CNET: Google acquires visual-search provider Plink CNET: BestBuy to start selling Barnes & Noble Nook CNET: Boingo (wireless […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 8, 2010

On April 8, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd worthy news from around the web for April 8th, 2010 Technology Macworld: Multitasking tops tentpole features in iPhone 4.0 Wired: Solar Airplane Completes Maiden Voyage PCMag: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Leaks Online PCWorld: Kindle, Nook Coming to a Store Near You? The Washington Post: Hands off the Internet (FCC V Comcast re: […]

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