Irene Radford interview, FF#261

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Episode 261 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with science fiction and fantasy author and editor Phyllis Irene Radford. Ms.Radford discusses her use of pseudonyms for her different “writing personalities,” with books as Irene Radford, P. R. Frost, and C. F. Bentley (as well as future work to be published under the name Phyllis Ames).  Ms. Radford also talks about her involvement with the author cooperative Book View ...

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Edward M. Lerner interview, FF#260

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Episode 260 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with author Edward M. Lerner. Mr. Lerner is a “hard” science fiction writer, with more than a dozen published novels and many works of short fiction. In the interview, he talks about his recent novel, Energized, his collaboration with Larry Niven on the Fleet of Worlds series, and about the day-to-day work of being a full-time writer.

Also in this episode:
Guest reviewer Steve Cordle recommends the book Bitterblue, by ...

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Joe Haldeman interview, FF#259

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Episode #259 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with Hugo Award winning author Joe Haldeman. Mr. Haldeman talks about his writing and Joe’s Place, his long running blog. He also discusses painting, insights gained as a writing teacher, and the political complexities of having a manned space program in contemporary America.

Also in episode #259:
Colleen Cahill reviews Alien on a Rampage, a children’s book that’s fun for all ages.
Marianne ...

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Stanley Schmidt interview, FF#258

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In episode #258 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction we interview the (now former) editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, Stanley Schmidt. Analog is best known as the major periodical for English language “hard” science fiction. Mr. Schmidt was the editor of Analog for over thirty years, and in this interview he describes his early relationship with the magazine. Schmidt also talks about his personal definition of science fiction, and what he looks for in a story.
The ...

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Geoffrey A. Landis interview, FF#257

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In episode #257 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction we interview scientist and author Geoffrey A. Landis. Mr. Landis talks about his (mostly) short fiction work and his prize winning genre poetry. He also discusses his “day job” with NASA, and how interwoven his love of science and science fiction is.

Also in this episode:

Colleen Cahill reviews The Celestial Globe, a novel by Marie Rutkoski.
Marianne Petrino gives 3 chans to Planet of the Beast King, an anime television series.
John ...

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Catching up on recent episodes!

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It’s almost the end of the year (not to mention the end of a long count of the Mayan calendar) so we thought we should try to catch up on some of the Fast Forward episodes that were released in the past few months but never got formally announced on the blog!  We’ll be reminding you about these episodes over the next few days.  If you haven’t watched the interviews yet, here’s your chance.

 

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