Anyone who listens to science fiction and fantasy podcasts will most likely have heard of John Anealio, co-host of The Functional Nerds. Still more will have heard his music—he’s responsible for the catchy SF Signal and Angry Robot intros, as well as Mur Lafferty’s “I Should Be Writing” theme song.
A devoted fan of genre fiction, Anealio brings a twist to his singing and songwriting, tapping into science fiction and fantasy for ideas. His latest album, Laser Zombie Robot Love, a collection of singles and remixes, includes his 2009 surprise hit “George R.R. Martin is Not Your Bitch.” The title comes from a line in Neil Gaiman’s famed letter to a reader about Martin’s writing pace. “People are not machines. Writers and artists aren’t machines,” Gaiman continued.
A song was born, Gaiman endorsed it, and Anealio’s website met with full capacity.