Author Kate Wilhelm has passed away

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Fast Forward is very sad to hear that author Kate Wilhelm passed away on March 8th, 2018.

Ms. Wilhelm’s work first appeared in the 1950s, and she won many awards, including multiple Hugos and Nebulas. She and her husband, Damon Knight, helped found the Milford and Clarion writing workshops. She lived in Eugene, Oregon.

An appreciation of Ms. Wilhelm, written in 2001 by editor ...

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Fast Forward #294 – Interview with Tim Powers

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The interview from episode #294 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available online at the Fast Forward YouTube Channel!

In this interview, award winning author Tim Powers talks about his approach to research and storyline for his novels of secret histories and the supernatural, and reveals the inspiration for some of the elements in his book, Medusa’s Web.

He also discusses his early childhood in Buffalo, NY, the creation of the character William Ashbless, and his long friendship ...

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Nebula Award Finalists Announced for Works from 2017

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The list of finalists for the Nebula Awards has been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the 2018 SFWA Nebula Conference, to be held May 17 – 20, 2018. For the complete list of finalists, go to the Nebula Awards web page and select 2017 Nominees – nebulas.sfwa.org/2017-nebula-award-finalists-announced

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

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Museum of Science Fiction Announces 2018 Quarterly Lecture Series in Washington, DC

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The Museum of Science Fiction, a non-profit organization working to open a museum space (dedicated to science fiction) in the Washington, DC region, has announced its 2018 DC Lecture Series:

Join us for a quarterly lecture series beginning on February 22. The Museum of Science Fiction, K&L Gates, and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation will present a four-part lecture series in Washington, DC focusing on present day and near future developments. The 2018 quarterly series will present four areas ...

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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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