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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Alethea Kontis visiting northern VA – and a FREE Book Festival today!

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Yesterday evening author Alethea Kontis made a surprise guest appearance at the Washington Science Fiction Association meeting. She is in town for the NoVaTEEN Book Festival today (March 7, 2015).

After the meeting she gave a reading of a lovely essay about her friendship with author Andre Norton, and talked about Dearest, her latest book in the ...

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Tough times for fans of SF media

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The past several days have been tough for fans of science fiction media. First, Leonard Nimoy – best known, of course, for his portrayal of Spock on the original Star Trek – passed away on February 27th. Then, Harve Bennett, producer for several of the Star Trek movies as well as several 1970s series such as The Six Million Dollar Man and The Invisible Man, died on March 4th. Then, the next day, Harrison Ford (yes, Han Solo, Indiana Jones, ...

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Fast Forward #276 – Interview with Will McIntosh

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Episode #276 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available, featuring an interview with award winning author Will McIntosh. You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, or on the Fast Forward website. The interview was recorded on 10/10/2014, at the Capclave science fiction convention, before a live audience.

Also in this episode:

Colleen Cahill reviews the novel Foxglove Summer, by Ben ...

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Changes to SFWA membership requirements

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Hey, here’s some interesting news! The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has announced changes in its requirements for Active and Associate memberships.

From the SFWA website:

In a referendum with a third of voting members participating and over 6 to 1 in favor, the membership of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has approved bylaw changes that enable SFWA to accept self-publication and small-press credits for Active and Associate memberships in the organization. We are using ...

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