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 stories within this world.

Photo of author Alan Smale

Author Alan Smale

You can watch the complete interview on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, or on the Fast Forward website – or click on the photo of Alan Smale above. This interview was recorded on June 9, 2017.

Also in this episode:
Steve Cordle reviews The Dispatcher, a novella by John Scalzi.
Marianne Petrino gives her top rating of 5 chans to When Marnie Was There, an anime feature film from Studio Ghibli, distributed by GKIDS.

Episode #292 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction was first shown in September, 2017.

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