May 11th lunchtime panel on “Fantastic Heroines of Sci Fi & Fantasy”

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Here’s another event of interest to science fiction fans in the Washington, DC region:

On Friday, May 11th, 2012, the American Women Writers National Museum will be hosting a lunchtime panel on “Fantastic Heroines of Sci Fi & Fantasy.”  The panelists are authors Brenda Clough, Mindy Klasky, L. Jagi Lamplighter and Jeri Smith-Ready, and the panel will be moderated by Fast Forward‘s very own book reviewer, Colleen Cahill.

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Nebula Awards Weekend in the Washington, DC region!

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Nebula Awards LogoThe folks here at Fast Forward love it when noteworthy SF related events come to our hometown.  So we’re very excited that SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) is holding their Nebula Awards Weekend in the Washington, DC region this month.  It’s a weekend of panels, workshops, booksignings, and partying – and you don’t have to be a SFWA member to attend – memberships ...

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The Course of Empire

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This month on Fast-Forward TV, I reviewed The Crucible of Empire by Eric Flint and K. D. Wentworth, a wonderful military science fiction work with elements of first contact and adventure.  What you might not know is this is the second book of the Jao Empire Series from Baen Books.  The first book, The Course of Empire, is equally good and can be enjoyed even if you have read The Crucible of Empire already.  This is advice ...

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Author K. D. Wentworth passes away

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We note that author K. D. Wentworth, co-author of our reviewed book this month, The Crucible of Empire, passed away on April 18th, 2012.  Ms. Wentworth won the Writers of the Future Contest in 1988, as well as the Field Publications Teachers as Writers Award in 1991.  She went on to publish several novels and more than 50 pieces of short fiction.  You can find more details about K. D. Wentworth and her writing at the website Read More →

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