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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Terry Pratchett interview from 2003 now on YouTube

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We recently dug through the Fast Forward:Contemporary Science Fiction archives to find interviews we had done with Sir Terry Pratchett over the years. Three of these were shown at the recent North American Disc World Convention in New Orleans, LA.

The most recent of the interviews is already available on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, but we are taking this opportunity to put the earlier ones online as well. The first interview is from episode #159, and was recorded ...

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Fast Forward #292 – Interview with Alan Smale

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The interview from episode #292 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is finally available to view online! In the interview, author Alan Smale talks about his novel Eagle and Empire, the last volume in his Clash of Eagles trilogy. He discusses his approach to updating the society of the Roman legion, while staying true to its basic premise. He also talks about the challenges of handling multiple different military cultures, creating realistic battle scenes, and the potential for future ...

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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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