New Interview with Alethea Kontis available on YouTube

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KontisAlethea_Skype_2015Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now experimenting with posting short, informal Skype interviews as exclusive online content. The first of these is a new interview with author Alethea Kontis. She talks about Trixter, the next volume in her Woodcutter Sisters series. The interview can be ...

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Hugo Awards Nominations announced

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HugoAwardLogoThe Fast Forward team knows that there has been a lot of controversy about the recent Hugo Award nominations. If you are eligible to vote on the awards, we encourage you to read the nominees and make up your own mind, regardless of your take on the nomination process. If you think a nominee is worthy, vote ...

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“Science in Science Fiction” Author Event March 22nd in Arlington, VA!

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The Fast Forward team is helping with an author event this Sunday, March 22nd!

There will be a panel on “Putting the Science in Science Fiction” at 1:30pm at the Arlington, VA planetarium.
Authors Catherine Asaro, Tom Doyle, Edward M. Lerner, and Alan Smale will talk about how they incorporate science into their stories. Fast Forward‘s very own Tom Schaad will moderate the panel. We hope to have a good crowd and a lively discussion! Don’t miss it! You can enlarge ...

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Author Terry Pratchett has passed away

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The Fast Forward team is deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, has passed away at the age of 66. Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago, but continued to write books up through last year. He appeared as a guest on Fast Forward multiple times, and was always gracious, informative and humorous. His passing is a great loss to readers everywhere.

RIP, Sir Terry…

 

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Alethea Kontis visiting northern VA – and a FREE Book Festival today!

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Yesterday evening author Alethea Kontis made a surprise guest appearance at the Washington Science Fiction Association meeting. She is in town for the NoVaTEEN Book Festival today (March 7, 2015).

After the meeting she gave a reading of a lovely essay about her friendship with author Andre Norton, and talked about Dearest, her latest book in the ...

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