An interview from episode #124 – Octavia Butler!

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Since Google honored science fiction writer Octavia Butler’s birthday today with a google doodle, we decided to dig around in the archive and we actually found a version of our May 2000 interview with Ms. Butler, recorded at Balticon 34. The video quality is poor, but you can get a sense of what an interesting and classy person Ms. Butler was. It’s sad that her writing talents were taken from us so early.

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Fast Forward #294 – Interview with Tim Powers

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The interview from episode #294 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available online at the Fast Forward YouTube Channel!

In this interview, award winning author Tim Powers talks about his approach to research and storyline for his novels of secret histories and the supernatural, and reveals the inspiration for some of the elements in his book, Medusa’s Web.

He also discusses his early childhood in Buffalo, NY, the creation of the character William Ashbless, and his long friendship ...

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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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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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