Book Received: Heaven’s War

On August 3, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover; 1 edition (July 3, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0441020925 Official Description: When it first appeared, the astronomers named the asteroid Keanu. A Near Earth Object, from a distant constellation, it was headed directly toward our sun. But when we went to meet it, it turned out to be far […]

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Book Received: Lies and Omens

On April 18, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 4/24/2012 ISBN-10: 1937007502 Official Description: Sylvie Lightner is a P.I. specializing in the unusual—in a world where magic is real, and Hell is just around the corner. After escaping secret government cells and destroying a Miami landmark, Sylvie’s trying to lay low—something that […]

The Alternate Steampunk Albertian Age: A review of The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder

On June 29, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

    The creature stalked forward, bent, its talon like hands flexing, and Burton saw that his first impression was accurate: the thing walked on two-foot-high stilts. Its lanky body was clad in a skintight white scaly suit that glittered in the dim light of the single guttering gas lamp. Something circular glowed on its […]

Episode 062 – Jon Sprunk

On June 21, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 62 of the Functional Nerds, John Anealio chats with PYR Author Jon Sprunk about his new book, Shadow’s Lure. Links: Jon Sprunk (Author Site) Shadow’s Lure Jon Sprunk (Twitter) Pyr Books Patrick and John also chat about other stuff.  Promise. Welcome our new sponsor –  Click the link, download the app – […]

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Episode 053 – Paul S. Kemp

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

In the 53rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & Lisa Paitz Spindler sit down to chat with Paul S. Kemp, author of the new Star Wars novel: Deceived. We also chat about: Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, Scrivener, outlining, the writing process, the heroes journey, law school, Erevis Cale, Wizards of the Coast, role […]

Bridges and Rivers: A Review of Ben Aaronovitch’s Midnight Riot

On April 11, 2011, in Book Review, by John Ginsberg-Stevens

I am not a fan of urban fantasy, but I was curious to read Ben Aaronovitch‘s Midnight Riot because of a recurring blurb associated with it: that it was Harry Potter all grown-up and working as a policeman. It seemed like a silly idea, but I am pleased to report two things: that is not […]

Musketeers and Dragons: A Review of the Alchemist in the Shadows

On March 21, 2011, in Book Review, by Paul Weimer

Musketeers and Dragons A review of The Alchemist in the Shadows, by Pierre Pevel. Review by Paul Weimer “This is a Black Seal. Each of them contains a drop of dragon’s blood, used by the Black Claw to seal its most precious documents…” He returned the case and Rochefort pocketed it immediately. “So the Black […]

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Episode 009

On May 14, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

009 The Functional Nerds In the ninth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by a member of the 3rd Nerd Army: Aidan Moher from A Dribble of Ink! This week we chat about: Terry Goodkind & Tyra Banks both getting 3 book contracts, The Law of Nines & The […]

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