Author Terry Pratchett has passed away

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The Fast Forward team is deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, has passed away at the age of 66. Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago, but continued to write books up through last year. He appeared as a guest on Fast Forward multiple times, and was always gracious, informative and humorous. His passing is a great loss to readers everywhere.

RIP, Sir Terry…

 

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Alethea Kontis visiting northern VA – and a FREE Book Festival today!

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Yesterday evening author Alethea Kontis made a surprise guest appearance at the Washington Science Fiction Association meeting. She is in town for the NoVaTEEN Book Festival today (March 7, 2015).

After the meeting she gave a reading of a lovely essay about her friendship with author Andre Norton, and talked about Dearest, her latest book in the ...

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Fast Forward Interview with Holly Black is Now Available!

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Episode #275 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. The show features an interview with best selling fantasy writer Holly Black, who discusses the origins of the Spiderwick Chronicles series. She also talks about several of her other works. including Doll Bones and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, as well as her collaborative project with Cassandra Clare, the Magisterium series. You can see the complete interview on the Read More →

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Connie Willis interview, FF#256

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Sorry it’s taken so long to get this month’s episode posted – the production team has been consumed with helping on the SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend.

Author Connie Willis

Finally, however, the interview from episode #256 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is available to view online. In this episode we welcome back author Read More →

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May 11th lunchtime panel on “Fantastic Heroines of Sci Fi & Fantasy”

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Here’s another event of interest to science fiction fans in the Washington, DC region:

On Friday, May 11th, 2012, the American Women Writers National Museum will be hosting a lunchtime panel on “Fantastic Heroines of Sci Fi & Fantasy.”  The panelists are authors Brenda Clough, Mindy Klasky, L. Jagi Lamplighter and Jeri Smith-Ready, and the panel will be moderated by Fast Forward‘s very own book reviewer, Colleen Cahill.

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