Museum of Science Fiction Announces 2018 Quarterly Lecture Series in Washington, DC

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The Museum of Science Fiction, a non-profit organization working to open a museum space (dedicated to science fiction) in the Washington, DC region, has announced its 2018 DC Lecture Series:

Join us for a quarterly lecture series beginning on February 22. The Museum of Science Fiction, K&L Gates, and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation will present a four-part lecture series in Washington, DC focusing on present day and near future developments. The 2018 quarterly series will present four areas ...

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Submission Period is Open for WSFA Small Press Award

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Fast Forward likes to spread the word about some of the special activities of our local science fiction club, the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) – and here’s a notice of that will be of interest to many genre writers, editors and publishers.

The WSFA Small Press Award is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 competition. The award is given to original ...

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Ursula K. Le Guin, iconic fantasy and science fiction writer, passes away

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The Fast Forward team is tremendously sad to hear that writer Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22nd at her home in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Le Guin was a giant in the field, and her loss creates a terrible hole we can never fill.

RIP, Ms. Le Guin.

 

 

 

Click on SFWA Obituary to read the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin.

Click on NY Times to read the NY Times ...

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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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Fast Forward #293 – Interview with Sarah Beth Durst

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After a rather long hiatus, we’re back! The interview from episode #293 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is finally available to view online! In this interview, author Sarah Beth Durst talks about her novel The Queen of Blood, the first volume in her Queens of Renthia series. She discusses how she came up with the idea of Renthia, a world full of bloodthirsty nature spirits, and how her characters deal with that dangerous world. She also talks about ...

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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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