April 28th is Independent Bookstore Day!

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We love books. And we love to spend time in local bookstores, perusing the shelves, chatting with the staff, or reading and enjoying a beverage. So, we love the idea of dedicating a day to celebrate indie bookstores!

This Saturday, April 28th, 2018, is Independent Bookstore Day. More than 500 stores around the USA will be hosting special events and festivities. For more ...

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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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Author Kate Wilhelm has passed away

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Fast Forward is very sad to hear that author Kate Wilhelm passed away on March 8th, 2018.

Ms. Wilhelm’s work first appeared in the 1950s, and she won many awards, including multiple Hugos and Nebulas. She and her husband, Damon Knight, helped found the Milford and Clarion writing workshops. She lived in Eugene, Oregon.

An appreciation of Ms. Wilhelm, written in 2001 by editor ...

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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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Submission Period is Open for WSFA Small Press Award

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Fast Forward likes to spread the word about some of the special activities of our local science fiction club, the Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) – and here’s a notice of that will be of interest to many genre writers, editors and publishers.

The WSFA Small Press Award is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 competition. The award is given to original ...

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Ursula K. Le Guin, iconic fantasy and science fiction writer, passes away

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The Fast Forward team is tremendously sad to hear that writer Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22nd at her home in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Le Guin was a giant in the field, and her loss creates a terrible hole we can never fill.

RIP, Ms. Le Guin.

 

 

 

Click on SFWA Obituary to read the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin.

Click on NY Times to read the NY Times ...

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