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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Bob Eggleton interview, FF #255

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The interview from Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction Episode #255 is now available to view.  This month we feature an interview with artist extraordinaire Bob Eggleton!  In the interview Mr. Eggleton talks about his lifelong fascination with dinosaurs, spaceships and art, and how his painting career developed.  He also discusses working with various media, and why he currently loves to paint with oils.  He even provides some helpful advice to new painters.

Also in the episode:

Colleen Cahill reviews The Crucible of Empire, ...

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Ginjer Buchanan interview, FF#254

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The interview from Episode #254 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available to view online.  This interview is with the editor-in-chief of Ace/Roc Books, Ginjer Buchanan.  Mrs. Buchanan discusses the process of creating a print book, from calculating an author’s advance to final proofing.  She also talks about her own career, and mentions some of the influential people in the field of science fiction editing and publishing.

The interview was recorded ...

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Jack McDevitt interview, FF#253

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The interview from Episode #253 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available to view online.  The interview is with award winning author Jack McDevitt, who talks about his writing career, as well as his various non-writing jobs.  He gives some insight into both his Alex Benedict and Academy (aka Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins) series of books, and discusses both the pleasure and pain of award nominations.

The interview was recorded on May 20, ...

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More interviews online now!

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We’ve posted interviews from the most recent episodes at both the FF website, and on our Youtube channel.  We hope that you enjoy them.

Want to watch Fast Forward without stressing your monthly data plan?  If you live in the US, you may be able to get the video series shown (for free!) on your local cable access channel.  Visit the website http://www.fast-forward.tv to find out more.

As always, thanks for watching!

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Farpoint

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I will be traveling this coming week to Farpoint in Timonium, Maryland. This Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Super Hero and Media convention has been around since 1993. It offers a wide variety of programming and fun. It runs from 2/17/2012 to 2/19/2012.

As I will be an author guest at this convention (Hey, I did write a 2012 book, Coffee with Thunderbolts), this will be a new experience for me. I will be on 4 panels:

1.What to Do with ...

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