Fast Forward #287 – Interview with Connie Willis

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Episode #287 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. This episode features a new interview with popular and award winning author Connie Willis. Mrs. Willis talks about Crosstalk, her latest novel (just released in October, 2016). She describes how she uses the science fiction trope of telepathy in a classic romantic comedy story. She also talks about a recent visit to the Space Telescope Science Institute where she and other SF authors learned about the Hubble Telescope, and ...

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Fast Forward #286 – Interview with Ada Palmer

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If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, Episode #286 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is available. This episode features another one of the interviews we conducted on location at Balticon 50 – this one with author, historian, composer and musician Ada Palmer. Ms. Palmer talks about using her expertise in history to help her build a complex future society for her first published novel, Too Like the Lightning.

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Fast Forward #285 – Interview with Charles Stross

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Episode #285 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. This episode has the first of several interviews we conducted on location at Balticon 50 and features celebrated and award winning author Charles Stross. Mr. Stross talks about about two of his popular series of books – The Laundry Files and The Merchant Princes. He covers everything from handling character point of view to the dealing with contracts and commercial publishing decisions. He also talks about the upcoming ...

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Mike Zipser at AwesomeCon

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Today I was at AwesomeCon, a big comic con here in DC. This year threy asked me to moderate a couple of their presentations. Today was Georgina Haig. If you don’t know who she is she played Else (from Frozen) in Once Upon a Time ( a show I’m a fan of), as well as Etta on Fringe, and Pippa on Limitless. She has also been in a number of other shows, here and in Australia (where she is from).

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Our Balticon 50 road trip report

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So, the core of the Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction production team went to Baltimore, MD this past weekend for Balticon, a major regional science fiction convention. Because it was the convention’s 50th anniversary there were many special guests, including several guests of honor from previous years. We felt this was a great opportunity to get to talk with some people who haven’t been able to come to the Virginia studio recently. So, we once again took Fast Forward ...

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Fast Forward #284 – Interview with Bill Campbell

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Episode #284 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. This episode features a new interview with Bill Campbell, author, editor and driving force behind Rosarium Publishing. Mr. Campbell talks about several recent, current and upcoming projects at Rosarium. He also discusses how Rosarium strives to provide a variety of different viewpoints of science fiction and fantasy.

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