Submission Period for WSFA Small Press Award Closes on April 8th

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Time is running out to submit stories for consideration for the WSFA Small Press Award!

The submission period for the WSFA Small Press Award will close on April 8, 2018. (You only have until 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time to submit!)

WSFA members, authors, and representatives of a small press or periodical may submit a story. (Please go to the web link below ...

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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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Capclave – Fast Forward’s “home” convention

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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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Fast Forward #283 – Interview with Bill Lawhorn

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Episode #283 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. The episode features an interview with long time science fiction fan, reviewer and convention organizer Bill Lawhorn. Mr. Lawhorn talks about the large number and variety of SF & F related conventions that exist. He also describes the types of activities you might find at various conventions, and encourages fans to get involved with local clubs and conventions.

You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast ...

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Fast Forward #276 – Interview with Will McIntosh

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Episode #276 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available, featuring an interview with award winning author Will McIntosh. You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, or on the Fast Forward website. The interview was recorded on 10/10/2014, at the Capclave science fiction convention, before a live audience.

Also in this episode:

Colleen Cahill reviews the novel Foxglove Summer, by Ben ...

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