Catching up on recent episodes!

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It’s almost the end of the year (not to mention the end of a long count of the Mayan calendar) so we thought we should try to catch up on some of the Fast Forward episodes that were released in the past few months but never got formally announced on the blog!  We’ll be reminding you about these episodes over the next few days.  If you haven’t watched the interviews yet, here’s your chance.

 

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Calling All Writers!

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Here is your chance to get into an anthology and help a person!! Ms. Karen DeLabar is a writer and a young woman who was recently stricken with Toxic Shock Syndrome. To help offset her medical expenses, friends are putting together a short story anthology called The Orange Karen Tribute Anthology. If your piece is selected, you don’t get paid, but the karma points are precious. I have already submitted a piece for consideration:) How’s about you?

MGP

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Literary News

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I finally got to press my sequel to my urban metaphysical novel Coffee with Thunderbolts. I wrote A Star Rose in Cerami during the 2011 NaNoWriMo. The characters from my first book are back and off to the wilds of Sicily to fix a “tiny” metaphysical problem that occurred after their experience of the Mayan Doomsday of 12/21/12. You can find all of my books on my Author Spotlight on Lulu.

I did write another novel for the ...

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Another Halloween Story

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Friend of Fast Forward, Michael Swanwick, is also doing a special Halloween story. He has been putting one sentence a day on his blog – http://floggingbabel.blogspot.com – and the story will end on Halloween. You can read the entire story to date from link on the blog. Michael is a master of the short short so this is sure to be a wonderful story. His comments each day on the writing are fascinating.

Also, when it’s done, the original typescript, ...

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Halloween Scary Story from Neil Gaiman

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In the spirit of Halloween, author Neil Gaiman has recorded a reading of a short story which you can download for free at audible.com.  It’s called “Click-Clack the Rattle Bag”, and you can only download it until October 31st.  For each download from the site, audible.com will make a donation to donorschoose.org or booktrust.

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The Hugo Awards – and the two-edged sword of technology

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Congratulations to all the 2012 Hugo Award winners!  You can find a complete list of the winners at the Hugo Awards website – http://www.thehugoawards.org/

The venue at Chicon 7 was completely packed, with people standing all along the sides and rear of the ballroom for the entire two & a quarter hour ceremony.  Those of us in the room enjoyed a (mostly) entertaining and glitch-free evening.  Unfortunately, this was not true for people ...

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