An Evening with Neil Gaiman In Washington, DC

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At the last minute, a friend provided me with a ticket to see Neil Gaiman at DAR Constitution Hall. This was a pleasant surprise, and it turned out to be a very fun evening. I’ve always enjoyed Mr. Gaiman’s work, and he is extremely witty and charming in person. The man is a born storyteller, and last night’s event brought that home to me yet again.

Local author Keith Donohue prepped the audience with a short, enthusiastic ...

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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 found on the Fast Forward YouTube channel.

This interview ...

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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 for it! If you don’t think any nominees in a category are award quality ...

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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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