The Course of Empire

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This month on Fast-Forward TV, I reviewed The Crucible of Empire by Eric Flint and K. D. Wentworth, a wonderful military science fiction work with elements of first contact and adventure.  What you might not know is this is the second book of the Jao Empire Series from Baen Books.  The first book, The Course of Empire, is equally good and can be enjoyed even if you have read The Crucible of Empire already.  This is advice ...

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Author K. D. Wentworth passes away

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We note that author K. D. Wentworth, co-author of our reviewed book this month, The Crucible of Empire, passed away on April 18th, 2012.  Ms. Wentworth won the Writers of the Future Contest in 1988, as well as the Field Publications Teachers as Writers Award in 1991.  She went on to publish several novels and more than 50 pieces of short fiction.  You can find more details about K. D. Wentworth and her writing at the website Read More →

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Bob Eggleton interview, FF #255

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The interview from Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction Episode #255 is now available to view.  This month we feature an interview with artist extraordinaire Bob Eggleton!  In the interview Mr. Eggleton talks about his lifelong fascination with dinosaurs, spaceships and art, and how his painting career developed.  He also discusses working with various media, and why he currently loves to paint with oils.  He even provides some helpful advice to new painters.

Also in the episode:

Colleen Cahill reviews The Crucible of Empire, ...

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