Fast Forward #290 – Interview with Jo Walton

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Episode #290 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. This episode features an interview with award winning author Jo Walton. Ms. Walton talks about her recent Thessaly trilogy, consisting of The Just City,  The Philosopher Kings, and Necessity. She describes the special challenges of creating a world that includes classical gods and magic, as well as sentient robots. She also talks about the opportunities the books gave her to explore issues of morality, equality, and responsibility, using the story of the creation and development of a version of Plato’s Republic.

You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, or on the Fast Forward website. This interview was recorded on location in Baltimore, MD on 5/28/2016.

 

 

 
Author Jo Walton

Also in this episode:

Steve Cordle reviews Death’s Bright Day, the 11th book in David Drake’s RCN series.

Marianne Petrino gives a rating of three chans to the anime series A Certain Magical Index

This episode of Fast Forward was first shown in April of 2017.

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