Episode 194 – With Rachel Bach

On June 10, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 194 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Rachel Bach (Rachel Aaron).   About Rachel: Hello, my name is Rachel Aaron, and I write The Legend of Eli Monpress fantasy series for Orbit Books! I’m also the author of the new, rolicking fun Paradox Science Fiction trilogy […]

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Episode 193 – With Brian McClellan

On June 3, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 193 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Brian 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 192 – With Linda Nagata

On May 27, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 192 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Linda Nagata.   About Linda: Aloha! My name is Linda Nagata. I’m a novelist and programmer, and also the founder of Mythic Island Press LLC, an ebook and print publishing venture launched in January 2010. My primary goal with […]

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Episode 190 – with Katherine Addison / Sarah Monette

On May 13, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 190 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Katherine Addison / Sarah Monette.   About Katherine/Sarah: Katherine Addison’s short fiction has been selected by The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin. This week’s picks: Katherine: Kris Delmhorst’s Blood […]

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 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 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 150 – Michael R. Underwood

On June 25, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 150th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Michael R. Underwood. About Michael: Michael R. Underwood is a speculative fiction writer and North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. He holds a B.A. in Creative Mythology (through the Individualized Major Program) and East Asian […]

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Episode 146 – Delilah S. Dawson Part 1

On May 21, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 146th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Delilah S. Dawson. About Delilah S. Dawson: Delilah S. Dawson is a native of Roswell, Georgia and the author of the paranormal romance Blud series for Pocket, including WICKED AS THEY COME and WICKED AS SHE WANTS and two […]

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Interview with Jack Campbell

On May 17, 2013, in Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Interview with Jack Campbell, author of the Lost Fleet Series “Jack Campbell” is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer (and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis). As Jack Campbell, he writes The Lost Fleet series of military science fiction novels. The newest novel in that series, Guardian, was recently […]

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Episode 125 – Colin F. Barnes

On November 6, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 125th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author/publisher Colin F. Barnes to the podcast. About Colin: Colin F. Barnes is male human from Essex in the UK, although he isn’t to be confused with the stereotypical ‘Essex Boy’ as portrayed in the media, despite once owning a Ford […]

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Episode 124 – Chris F Holm

On October 30, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 124th episode of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio discuss MileHiCon 44, conventions in general, what conventions offer to creatives, and then welcome author Chris F. Holm his books. About Chris F. Holm: Chris was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime […]

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Episode 123 – John Mierau

On October 23, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

On episode 123 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome John Mierau to talk about his new shared worlds anthology, Walk The Fire. About John Mierau: John Mierau is a wordsmith. Audio storyteller. Family man & Internet junkie. A podcaster, an author of novel-length, serial and short fiction, who aims above […]

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Episode 122 – John Kovalic

On October 16, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 122nd episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome artist / cartoonist John Kovalic. About John Kovalic: John Kovalic’s cartoons have appeared everywhere from his hometown WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (Madison, WI) to the NEW YORK TIMES and DRAGON MAGAZINE. His creations include the sell-out comic book sensation DORK TOWER […]

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Episode 117 – Michael J. Sullivan

On August 28, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 117 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Michael J. Sullivan, author of The Riyria Revelations series of books out from Orbit. About Michael: MICHAEL SULLIVAN is the author of The Riyria Revelations, a six-book traditional fantasy released by Orbit as a trilogy. After more than a decade, he stopped […]

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Episode 116 – Tim Dodge

On August 21, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 116 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author and fellow podcaster Tim Dodge. About Tim: I am a middle-aged guy who prefers to think younger. I am the author of two podcast novels, Acts of Desperation and Purgatory. Because I have been unsuccessful in getting these books in […]

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Episode 115 – Adam Christopher

On August 14, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 115 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio wake Adam Christopher up at 3 am local time to chat about his new book, Seven Wonders, due out from Angry Robot Books on September 6th, 2012. About Adam: ADAM CHRISTOPHER is the author of Empire State and Seven Wonders from Angry […]

Episode 114 – Jules Sherred

On August 7, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 114 of the Functional Nerd Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Julia Sherred back to talk about her latest project, Five Little Zombies and Fred, a not-for-children children’s book. About Jules: Confirmed to be a “Geek God” by some online quiz and dubbed “The Queen of Geek” by many of her fans, […]

Episode 113 – Madeline Ashby

On July 31, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 113 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Madeline Ashby, author of the new novel, vN. About Madeline Ashby: Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer, futurist, anime fan, and immigrant. Her debut novel, vN, is available for pre-order now. Her non-fiction has appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, and […]

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Episode 110 – Andre LaFosse

On July 10, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 110 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome singer / songwriter Andre LaFosse. About Andre: Andre LaFosse (pronounced “ON-draye laugh-OSS”) is a guitarist, producer, and chronic deconstructionist tortured (solo) artist. His eclectic, obsessive experiments with gene-splicing his own musical DNA have won him acclaim, controversy, and more than a […]

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Episode 109 – Paul S. Kemp and Paul Weimer

On June 26, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 109 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome back Paul S. Kemp and Paul Weimer to talk about The Hammer and The Blade, the new sword and sorcery novel from Mr. Kemp. Links: Paul S. Kemp (website) Paul S. Kemp on Twitter Paul Weimer on Twitter John on Twitter […]

Episode 106 – T.C. McCarthy and Justin Landon (Balticon)

On June 5, 2012, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 106 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome T.C. McCarthy and Justin Landon in an interview from Balticon. About T.C. McCarthy T.C. McCarthy is a critically acclaimed southern author whose short fiction has appeared in Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas, in Story Quarterly […]

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