Book Received: The One-Eyed Man

On October 3, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (September 17, 2013) ISBN-10: 0765335441 Official Description: The colony world of Stittara is no ordinary planet. For the interstellar Unity of the Ceylesian Arm, Stittara is the primary source of anagathics: drugs that have more than doubled the human life span. But the ecological balance that makes […]

Book Received: Billy Moon

On September 30, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (August 27, 2013) ISBN-10: 0765321726 Official Description: In Douglas Lain’s debut novel set during the turbulent year of 1968, Christopher Robin Milne, the inspiration for his father’s fictional creation, struggles to emerge from a manufactured life, in a story of hope and transcendence. Billy Moon was […]

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper

On April 16, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  Book Review: Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper. Gair has been keeping a secret. Although he a good warrior for the Church, he has a talent for magic that the Church decries as witchcraft. It comes as a terrible song that he cannot stop hearing, and when it manifests too strongly, the magic […]

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Review: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

On March 19, 2012, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

Orson Scott Card‘s second book in the Ender series, Speaker for the Dead, takes place years after humanity’s war against the alien ‘buggers.’ Ender Wiggins, the former child hero of the Bugger Wars, has spent twenty years traveling from world to world, speaking for the dead – telling the truth about the lives of those […]

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Episode 081 – Ed Lazellari

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

In episode 81 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome TOR author Ed Lazellari to talk about his new book, Awakenings. From TOR’s website: EDWARD LAZELLARI has worked as an illustrator and graphic artist, doing projects for Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, and Jim Henson Productions. His short story, “The Date,” won […]

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Episode 056 – Peter Orullian

On May 3, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 56th episode of the Parsec nominated (SQUEEEE!) Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with TOR author and musician Peter Orullian.  Peter also has a pretty nifty dayjob working for the folks over at XBOX, so we had a lot of fun chatting with about such diverse topics as: […]

Episode 044 Cherie Priest

On February 8, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 44th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Cherie Priest, author of ‘Bloodshot’, now available from Spectra.  With Cherie, we discuss: urban fantasy, horror, southern gothic, TOR, Bantam, Spectra, writing, daily wordcount, Subterranean Press, humor in writing, social media, LiveJournal, blogging, Chattanooga TN, the Internet, […]

Episode 039 Adele Wearing

On January 3, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

039 The Functional Nerds In the 39th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome Adele Wearing, from the Un:Bound blogzine to chat about their new video edition.  We also chat about: science fiction, time zones, reviews, urban fantasy, epic fantasy, blogging, TOR, Angry Robot Books, Pan/MacMillan books, video production, Adobe Premiere, iLife, iMovie, ZOMBIES, terror4fun.com, […]

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Episode 19

On July 23, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

019 The Functional Nerds In the 19th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by bestselling TOR author L.E. Modesitt Jr.  This week we chat about MR. Modesitt’s career, his 56 books, how he became a writer, his time in the U.S. Navy as a pilot, as a poet, military […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 30, 2010

On June 30, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy AirlockAlpha: ‘Stargate: Universe’ Will Get Darker, Tougher io9: 4 new Predators clips set up the other-worldly alien battle SciFi Wire: Andy Serkis to play rebellious chimp Caesar in Planet of the Apes SfSignal: SF Tidbits for 6/30/10 Tor.com: Review -Don’t you forget about me: being a review of Jonathan […]

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Episode 14

On June 18, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

014 The Functional Nerds In the 14th episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the latest recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army, blogger and mega science fiction and fantasy book reviewer from Grasping for the Wind: John Ottinger! This week we chat about: John Anealio’s inability to pronounce Thaumatrope, […]

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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Episode 007

On April 30, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

007 The Functional Nerds In the seventh episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the second recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army: Clifton Hill! Together, we venture forth to discuss such varied and diverse topics as: Hulu’s new subscription service, Yahoo’s new movie rental service, #boobquake, torturing the 3rd […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 22, 2010

On April 22, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

I’m back! Sorry for the absence – technical firewall issues!  All fixed now! Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy i09: Cameron’s Next Project May Not Be Avatar 2 Or Battle Angel SFSignal.com Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Ender’s Game’ vs. ‘Crossovers 2′ vs. ‘The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard’ SF Tidbits for 4/22/10 MIND MELD: What […]

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