SFWA names Peter S. Beagle as 34th Damon Knight Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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From the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America blog:

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Peter S. Beagle has been named the 34th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

For more information, you can go to the announcement on the SFWA site at SFWA.org

 

 

 

 

The Fast Forward team congratulates Peter S. Beagle on achieving Grand Masterdom!

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Terry Pratchett interview from 2005 now on YouTube

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We recently added a 2003 interview with much beloved author Terry Pratchett to the Fast Forward YouTube channel. We redigitized the interview this year as part of a project to show Pratchett interviews at the 2017 North American Disc World Convention in New Orleans, LA.

As part of the same project, we have just posted another Fast Forward interview with Sir Terry on YouTube. This one is from episode #183, and was recorded in September of 2005. In ...

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J. K. Klein online photography project from UC Riverside

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J. K. Klein was a fixture around science fiction conventions for decades, taking thousands of photos of people and events. The University of California, Riverside is now the home of the Klein photo collection.

Here is link to information about the Klein collection and its addition to the University’s Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

As part of a pilot project, the curators have digitized approximately 6000 of Klein’s photos taken at Worldcons of the 1960s and 1970s and ...

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Capclave – Fast Forward’s “home” convention

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www.Capclave.org

A little plug here for Capclave, a local science fiction convention. It’s run by the Washington, DC Science Fiction Association (WSFA), a club that pretty much all of us at Fast Forward have been involved with in one way or another. Held in Gaithersburg, MD, Capclave is happening October 6-8, 2017, and features guests of honor Neil Clarke and Ken Liu.

It’s a relaxed and fun convention with programming ...

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SFWA Nebula Award Winners for 2016 announced!

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The SFWA Nebula Award winners for works published in 2016 were announced tonight at the SFWA Nebula Conference banquet in Pittsburgh, PA.

Short Story:
‘‘Seasons of Glass and Iron“, by Amal El-Mohtar (published in The Starlit Wood)

Novelette:
‘‘The Long Fall Up’’, by William Ledbetter (published in F&SF May/June, 2016)

Novella:
Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire (published by Tor.com)

Novel:
All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders (published by Tor; Titan)

Also awarded tonight:

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science ...

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Feb, 2017 – A Sad Month for Fans of the Genre

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February, 2017 was a rough time for science fiction fans. The Fast Forward team notes with sadness the loss of the following members of our community.

On February 10th, writer Edward W. Bryant, Jr. died at his Colorado home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then writer and editor Susan Casper passed away in her sleep on February 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on February 24th, Baltimore area fan and Baltimore Science Fiction Society President Martin Deutsch passed away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, actor Richard Hatch, best known to fans for his work on Battlestar ...

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