In episode 260 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Rachel S. Cordasco, Fred Kiesche, and Kristin Centorcelli to discuss Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, the first book of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

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Steven Gould, author of Jumper, 7th Sigma and EXO, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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In episode 259 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates discuss Social Science Fiction with Collin Kelly, Jeremy Bernstein, Jackson Lanzing, Jack Graham, and Dave Maass.

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In episode 257 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester sits down with author/editor James L. Sutter.

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Chuck Wendig, author of Blightborn, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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In episode 257 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Josh Vogt, Jeff Patterson, Andrea Johnson, Paul Weimer, Larry Ketcherseid, and Jamie Todd Rubin to discuss:

A science fiction, fantasy or horror author whose work you can’t get enough of – and why.

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Rob Bedford on The Functional Nerds Podcast

Rob Bedford, blogger and book reviewer for Tor.com, SFF World and SF Signal, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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Sylvia Izzo Hunter, author of The Midnight Queen, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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In episode 256 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester invites Delilah S. Dawson, Jeff Patterson, and Jay Garmon to discuss:

Rebooting Star Wars

In comics, television and movies, ‘reboots’ are fairly common place. But what about in books? Can you think of a beloved book or series of books that was rebooted either by the original author or a new author? And was it successful?

Of course, this is leading into a discussion of the Star Wars reboot within books to bring it inline with the new movies. Have we ever seen a mass dumping of books the way the folks behind Star Wars are dumping the expanded universe?

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In episode 255 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates bring together Kate Elliott, Tad Williams, Laura Resnick, Felix Gilmanand Sarah Chorn to discuss Epic Fantasy!

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Andrew Shaffer on The Functional Nerds Podcast

Andrew Shaffer, author of How To Survive a Sharknado, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Throne, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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In episode 254 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester brings together Gail Carriger, Jay Garmon, Derek Austin Johnson, and Michael R. Underwood to discuss:

Does the average book buyer/reader care about the Hachette v Amazon battle? SHOULD they care and why?

The average book buyer probably doesn’t know there’s a battle going on, so WHY should they care? WHY should they not? Is this whole thing contained within the SF&F community and, therefore, a non-issue for most people? Hachette is a multi-billion dollar company being portrayed as the innocent underdog – why? Is that accurate? Is there anyone beyond authors who will truly be hurt by all of this? What does all of this mean for the average reader going forward? What does all of this mean for authors going forward? What about independent publishing? Will people be people an buy their books wherever they want no matter what happens here?

This is also only the first of several battles to come. The publishers have to renegotiate with Amazon one by one… so will we be seeing this every couple months/years forever?

Lastly – what about the new Kindle Unlimited? Do we care? Is it good, bad, indifferent?

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A.M. Dellamonica, author of Child of a Hidden Sea, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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Jill Archer on The Functional Nerds Podcast

Jill Archer, author of White Heart of Justice, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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In episode 252 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates, welcome Jason Batt, Tansy Raynor Roberts, Daniel Abraham, Stephen Hood and Derek Kunsken to discuss:

Hollywood gold or disaster, Space Opera has inspired millions with a love of adventure, the wide open spaces between the stars, and impossible civilizations. But it also has a lot to say about human resilience, and the social and political ramifications of other species.

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John Mierau on The Functional Nerds Podcast

John Mierau, author and editor of The Flames Anthology, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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Jeff Salyards on The Functional Nerds Podcast

Jeff Salyards, author of Veil of the Deserters, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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James S.A. Corey on The Functional Nerds Podcast!

James S.A. Corey, author of Cibola Burn, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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Rachel Bach on The Functional Nerds Podcast

Rachel Bach, author of Heaven’s Queen, joins John Anealio and Patrick Hester this week on The Functional Nerds Podcast.

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