Submission Period is Open for WSFA Small Press Award

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Fast Forward likes to spread the word about some of the special activities of our local science fiction club, the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) – and here’s a notice of that will be of interest to many genre writers, editors and publishers.

The WSFA Small Press Award is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 competition. The award is given to original ...

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Ursula K. Le Guin, iconic fantasy and science fiction writer, passes away

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The Fast Forward team is tremendously sad to hear that writer Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22nd at her home in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Le Guin was a giant in the field, and her loss creates a terrible hole we can never fill.

RIP, Ms. Le Guin.

 

 

 

Click on SFWA Obituary to read the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin.

Click on NY Times to read the NY Times ...

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SFWA names Peter S. Beagle as 34th Damon Knight Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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From the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America blog:

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Peter S. Beagle has been named the 34th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

For more information, you can go to the announcement on the SFWA site at SFWA.org

 

 

 

 

The Fast Forward team congratulates Peter S. Beagle on achieving Grand Masterdom!

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Fast Forward #293 – Interview with Sarah Beth Durst

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After a rather long hiatus, we’re back! The interview from episode #293 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is finally available to view online! In this interview, author Sarah Beth Durst talks about her novel The Queen of Blood, the first volume in her Queens of Renthia series. She discusses how she came up with the idea of Renthia, a world full of bloodthirsty nature spirits, and how her characters deal with that dangerous world. She also talks about ...

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