Episode 093 – Lou Anders and E.C. Meyers

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

In episode 93 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Lou Anders back to the show to chat with E.C. Meyers about Young Adult Fiction. About Lou Anders: Lou Anders is the  2011 Hugo Award winning editorial director of Prometheus Books’ science fiction and fantasy imprint Pyr, and editor of the […]

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Episode 079 – KV Johansen

On November 15, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 79 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester & John Anealio welcome PYR author KV Johansen.  KV’s new book, Blackdog, is one of the subjects discussed in this episode. Links: KV Johansen (author’s website) Blackdog © 2011 Patrick Hester and John Anealio This episode features original music by John Anealio Podcast: Play in […]

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Episode 075 – Andrew P. Mayer

On October 4, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 75th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Andrew P Mayer, author of The Falling Machine, Book One of The Society of Steam, available from PYR. Links: Andrew P Mayer (author’s website) Andrew on Twitter The Falling Machine (Amazon) © 2011 Patrick Hester & John Anealio Podcast: Play […]

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 – MapHook.com.  Click the link, download the app – […]

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The Outsiders: A Review of Black Halo by Sam Sykes

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

BLACK HALO Sam Sykes PYR ISBN:9781616143558 602 pages One primary element that makes Sword and Sorcery a distinctive genre of the fantastic is the choice of protagonists. They are not Farmboys of Predestination, nor are they dethroned monarchs fighting to restore order and status to their stolen kingdoms (although for enough coin or favors they’ll […]

Episode 051 – Ari Marmell

On March 29, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

051 The Functional Nerds – Ari Marmell In the 51st episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & Special Guest CoHost Jaym Gates sit down to chat with Ari Marmell, author of The Goblin Corps & The Conqueror’s Shadow, available from PYR and Spectra respectively. We also chat about: Role playing games, creative writing, short […]

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 043 Tim Akers

On January 31, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

043 The Functional Nerds – Tim Akers In the 43rd episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Tim Akers, author of ‘The Horns of Ruin‘.  We also discuss: World Fantasy, World Cons, PYR books, Solaris, 1st person narrative, gender roles, Paladins, pally specs, video games, role playing […]

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Episode 037 Clay & Susan Griffith

On December 13, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

037 The Functional Nerds In the 37th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome Clay & Susan Griffith, co-authors of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Book One to discuss: steampunk, the Victorian Era, alternate history, Scotland, Highlander, body snatchers (the real ones, not the made up ones from the movies), comic books, graphic novels, Kolchak The […]

Episode 025 – Chris Roberson

On September 16, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

025 The Functional Nerds In the monumental 25th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by World Fantasy Award nominee and Sidewise Award winning author, Chris Roberson!  We chat about: Cinderella-From Fabletown with Love, musicals, comic books, Azimovs magazine, Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, the Bonaventure-Cormody sequence, Philip Jose Farmer, Doc […]

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Episode 024 – Matthew Sturges

On September 9, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

024 The Functional Nerds In the 24th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by Eisner-award nominated author Matthew Sturges.  This week, we chat about comic books, Midwinter, Jack of Fables, Vertigo comics, DC, House of Mystery, JSA All Stars, Chris Roberson, Bill Willingham, Fables, Masked, PYR, Lou Anders, Superheroes, […]

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Episode 18

On July 16, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

018 The Functional Nerds In the 18th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, John DeNardo from SF Signal.com!  John D gives us a hand as we welcome legendary science fiction author and five time hugo winner Mike Resnick!  This week […]

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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Episode 15

On June 25, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

015 The Functional Nerds In the 15th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, 2001 and 2006 International Horror Guild Award winner for Best Artist, 2005 Chesley Award winner for best paperback cover & 2010 Hugo Award nominee & mega-artist John […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 16 2010

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

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy USAToday: ‘True Blood’ sinks its teeth into premiere ratings AirlockAlpha: Eccleston: I Didn’t Enjoy Being The Doctor Lou Anders: Swords & Dark Magic – Reviews Round Up Lou Anders: Michael Moorcock’s Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Stuff of Legends by Ian […]

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Episode 010

On May 21, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

010 The Functional Nerds In the Tenth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by four time Hugo Award nominee, 2008 Philip K. Dick Award nominee, 2008/2006 Chesley Award winner/nominee, and 2006 World Fantasy Award nominee and editorial director of Pyr books – Lou Anders!  Lou joins us this week […]

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