Fast Forward #278 – Interview with Alan Smale

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Episode #278 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available, featuring an interview with award winning author Alan Smale. Mr. Smale talks about his first novel, Clash of Eagles. He discusses his interest in writing alternate history stories, and all of the research the genre requires.

You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, or on the Fast Forward website. This interview was recorded in the studio ...

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Awesome Con

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Last weekend I was at Awesome Con – a media convention here in DC. I was there to moderate one of the Q&A sessions and a panel, but hung around to enjoy the con itself. Last year it was big, but this year it was twice as big. I think it may have reached 20,000 (10,000 last year). Having Shatner and Takei as guests didn’t hurt.

One of the things I noticed last year and also this year, is the age ...

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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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