Episode 199 – With Alyx (A M) Dellamonica

On July 22, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 199 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Alyx (A.M.) Dellamonica. About Alyx: I spent my early childhood in various community theaters, prompting actors who’d forgotten their lines, running errands for carpenters and sound techs, and scrambling up eighteen-foot ladders to hang lighting instruments. As a young […]

Episode 198 – With Jill Archer

On July 15, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 198 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Jill Archer.   About Jill: Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill earned a bachelor of science from Penn State University and later moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She […]

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Episode 197 – With John Mierau

On July 8, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 197 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author John Mierau.   About John: John Mierau is a writer, narrator and podcaster. He writes character-based speculative fiction (anything with aliens, monsters or alternate somethings in it), grounding the fantastic inside the lives of characters you love (or love […]

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Episode 196 – With Jeff Salyards

On July 1, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 196 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author Jeff Salyards.   About Jeff: My debut novel, Scourge of the Betrayer, is a hard-boiled fantasy published by Night Shade Books in May 2012. It’s the first installment in a series called Bloodsounder’s Arc. I’m so excited I’m beginning to annoy […]

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Episode 195 – With James SA Corey

On June 17, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 195 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James SA Corey.   About James: James S.A. Corey is the pen name for a collaboration between Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. James’ current project is a series of science fiction novels called The Expanse.  The first novel, Leviathan […]

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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 191 – With Stephen Hood

On May 20, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 191 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with Stephen Hood.   About Stephen: Cofounder and CEO of @Protagonist Labs, creators of @Storium. Formerly of Delicious & Blockboard. Multiclass founder/gamer/geek. I level slowly but wear plate. This week’s picks: Stephen: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes John: The Chicken Foot Albums […]

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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 189 – With James L. Sutter

On April 29, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 189 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk with author James L. Sutter. About James: James Lafond Sutter is the Managing Editor for Paizo Publishing and a co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game campaign setting. He is the author of the novels Death’s Heretic and The Redemption Engine, the […]

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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 186 – Patrick and John talk Patreon

On April 8, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 186 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio talk about Patreon. About Patreon: Patreon enables fans to give ongoing support to their favorite creators. Founded in May 2013 and based in San Francisco, California, Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they […]

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Episode 185 – With Brian Staveley

On April 1, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 185 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Brian Staveley.  About Brian: Brian Staveley is the author of The Emperor’s Blades, first book of the epic fantasy trilogy, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, forthcoming in January 2014 from Tor Books. Brian has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, […]

Episode 184 – With Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

On March 25, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 184 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. About Pip: New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris […]

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Episode 182 – With Mur Lafferty (and Ghost Train to New Orleans)

On March 11, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 182 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Mur Lafferty, author of The Shambling Guide to New York City and its sequel, Ghost Train to New Orleans. About Mur: Mur Lafferty is a podcaster and writer from Durham, NC. She made her name with podcasting (I Should Be Writing, […]

Episode 181 – With Wendy Wagner

On March 4, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 181 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Wendy Wagner, author of Skinwalkers. About Wendy: Wendy N. Wagner loves monsters, mayhem, and magic. Her first novel, Skinwalkers, is a Pathfinder Tales adventure due out this March, and her short fiction has appeared in magazines like Beneath Ceaseless Skies and […]

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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 178 – With Michael J. Martinez

On February 11, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 178 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Michael J. Martinez – author of The Daedalus Incident, The Gravity of the Affair and The Enceladus Crisis. About Michael: “I’m a husband, father and writer living the dream in the Garden State. I’ve spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer […]

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Episode 177 – With Adam Christopher

On February 4, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 177 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Adam Christopher, author of: Empire State, Seven Wonders, The Age Atomic and the new Hang Wire . About Adam: ADAM CHRISTOPHER is a novelist and comic writer. In 2010, as an editor, Christopher won a Sir Julius Vogel award, New Zealand’s […]

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Episode 176 – With Max Gladstone

On January 28, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 176 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome 2013 Campbell Award Nominee Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise. About Max: Max’s novel Three Parts Dead was published by Tor Books in October 2012. Two Serpents Rise, the next book in the Craft Sequence, was […]

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Episode 175 – With Ann Leckie

On January 21, 2014, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 175 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice, to the show. About Ann: Ann Leckie has published short stories inSubterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 […]

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