Writer Harlan Ellison has passed away

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In today’s very sad news department, writer and editor Harlan Ellison has died at the age of 84.

His persona was outspoken and controversial, but he was recognized as one of the finest writers of his generation. His work received Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Georges Méliès, Edgar Allan Poe, World Fantasy, Writers Guild of America, and Silver Pen awards. He was named a Grand Master by SFWA, and awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association.

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An interview from episode #124 – Octavia Butler!

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Since Google honored science fiction writer Octavia Butler’s birthday today with a google doodle, we decided to dig around in the archive and we actually found a version of our May 2000 interview with Ms. Butler, recorded at Balticon 34. The video quality is poor, but you can get a sense of what an interesting and classy person Ms. Butler was. It’s sad that her writing talents were taken from us so early.

You can find the interview on our ...

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April 28th is Independent Bookstore Day!

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We love books. And we love to spend time in local bookstores, perusing the shelves, chatting with the staff, or reading and enjoying a beverage. So, we love the idea of dedicating a day to celebrate indie bookstores!

This Saturday, April 28th, 2018, is Independent Bookstore Day. More than 500 stores around the USA will be hosting special events and festivities. For more ...

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Submission Period for WSFA Small Press Award Closes on April 8th

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Time is running out to submit stories for consideration for the WSFA Small Press Award!

The submission period for the WSFA Small Press Award will close on April 8, 2018. (You only have until 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time to submit!)

WSFA members, authors, and representatives of a small press or periodical may submit a story. (Please go to the web link below ...

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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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