Ann VanderMeer interview, FF #252

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Episode #252 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is out.  Better late than never!  This month we look into our stack of “unpublished” interviews, and present both Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, recorded at Capclave 2010.  Ann and Jeff were both Guests of Honor at the convention, and were gracious enough to give us a few minutes of their time ...

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Jeff VanderMeer interview, FF #252

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Episode #252 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is out.  Better late than never!  This month we look into our stack of “unpublished” interviews, and present both Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, recorded at Capclave 2010.  Ann and Jeff were both Guests of Honor at the convention, and were gracious enough to give us a few minutes of their time ...

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What I Just Read – Mike Z

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I just finished Zoo City by Lauren Beukes who is from South Africa. A fascinating book. It was a kind of an alternate history, hard-boiled detective, magical, strange combination of a book.


It seems that when you do something really bad (being the cause of someone’s death will do it), you get an animal familiar that stays with you, you are animalled. In fact if your animal gets too ...

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year to one and all!  We’re still working on finishing up a couple of special interviews for you, and hope to produce some interesting special reports during the year.  Who knows, maybe we’ll even get that new Fast Forward website up and running!

 

 

 

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Terry Pratchett interview now online!

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Here’s an early Christmas present for you.  It’s the latest Fast Forward interview with fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett.  Mr. Pratchett was gracious enough to stop by the studio in mid-October, during his promotional tour for his latest novel, Snuff.  Many thanks to Mr. Pratchett and his staff for making this interview possible.

Even though the complete TV episode containing the interview won’t be released until sometime in December, you can watch (or ...

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Author Anne McCaffrey passes away 11/21/11

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A Random House Publisher website reports that the popular and prolific author Anne McCaffrey, best known for her Dragonrider of Pern books, has died.  The post from Random House says that she passed away at her home in Ireland after suffering a stroke. McCaffrey was 85.  During her lifetime she published nearly 100 books, won numerous major awards and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Our condolences to Ms. McCaffrey’s family.  Her passing ...

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