Music Review: Stryper The Covering

On March 28, 2011, in Music Review, by Mike Frighetto

Releasing a cover album is a tricky thing. Sure, you don’t have to write the songs, which saves time, but will your fan base like the album if the material is different than your regular works? That is a question that comes to my mind as I listened to Stryper’s latest release called, interestingly enough, […]

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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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Review: The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster

On February 14, 2011, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

New York Times Bestselling author, Alan Dean Foster, has written a science fiction mystery – The Human Blend.  Two stories intertwine, the first about a thug and a doctor who team up to find out the contents of a high-tech silver thread, the second a story about two complete opposites that meet and grow as […]

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Video Book Review: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

On January 31, 2011, in Video Review, by John Anealio

Here is John Anealio’s video review of THE BOOKMAN by Lavie Tidhar. Click here for The Functional Nerds Podcast Interview with Lavie Tidhar. Want more?  Follow John on Twitter or Facebook.

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Video Review: Star Wars: Red Harvest

On January 24, 2011, in Video Review, by John Anealio

Here is John Anealio’s video review of STAR WARS: RED HARVEST by Joe Schreiber. Click here for The Functional Nerds Podcast Interview with Joe Schreiber. Want more?  Follow John on Twitter or Facebook.

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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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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 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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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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Nerd News Roundup-May 16 2010

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

Nerd Worthy News SciFi & Fantasy Dallas News: Charlaine Harris not done with Sookie Stackhouse yet Airlock Alpha: Who Do You Think Should Be Nominated For A Portal Award? Grasping for the Wind: 2009 Nebula Award Winners Cinematical: Genre Wars: Has Sci-Fi Surpassed Horror? i09: Great Moments In Alternate History: Our Alternate Presidents Grasping for […]

Nerd News Roundup-May 15 2010

On May 15, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News…mega massive news day… Episode 9 of the podcast is live – featuring Aidan Moher. Scifi & Fantasy Scifi Wire: 6 amazing sci-fi TV shows ruined by their freaky finales SfSignal: Voice Of The Fans: Which Book Series Do You Want To End? Grasping for the Wind: Essay: 11 Novels of Science Fiction […]

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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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Nerd News Roundup-May 12 2010

On May 12, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: REVIEW: Not Less Than Gods by Kage Baker SFFWorld: REVIEW: Shadowplay by Tad Williams SFSignal: REVIEW: Deep Navigation by Alastair Reynolds ATFMB: Review: Green Lantern-Rebirth Shadowlocked: Top 8 secrets of cheap sci-fi tv and movies SciFiWire: 28 sexy skintight outfits from 5 decades of sci-fi […]

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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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Nerd News Round Up-April 16, 2010

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

Nerd Worthy News New Podcast from The Functional Nerds: Episode 5 SciFi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: Geek Media Round-Up: April 16, 2010 SFSignal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/16/10 i09: The One Magnificent Scene From Last Night’s Fringe: Walter Bishop Meets His Equal Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Torchwood Series 4 filming in USA? Scifi […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 15, 2010

On April 15, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd worthy news DID YOU MAIL YOUR TAXES IN YET? Times up – better get em in… SciFi & Fantasy Grasping for the Wind: REVIEW: On the Odd Hours by Eric Liberge Publishers Weekly: Orbit to Launch Digital Short Fiction Program Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Steven Moffat on Doctor Who Companions SciFi Wire: The […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 13, 2010

On April 13, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd News for April 13 Scifi & Fantasy Slice of Scifi: Man turns mail truck into street-legal Viper i09: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan & Steven Moffat take us inside Doctor Who Season 5 SfSgnal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/13/10 SciFi Wire: How Felicia Day pumped up to fight werewolves for Syfy i09: (fan made) Star Wars […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 11, 2010

On April 11, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd News Roundup SciFi and Fantasy CNJOnline.com: Physicist Ian Tregillis speaks about science fiction and fantasy in the next decade i09: Great Moments in Alternate History: First Contact Life, Doctor Who & Combom: Daleks to Victory! (poster) SfSignal.com: REVIEW: Covet by J.R. Ward 27 Free Speculative Fiction Stories by 22 Authors SF Tidbits for 4/11/10 […]

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