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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Terry Pratchett interview from 2005 now on YouTube

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We recently added a 2003 interview with much beloved author Terry Pratchett to the Fast Forward YouTube channel. We redigitized the interview this year as part of a project to show Pratchett interviews at the 2017 North American Disc World Convention in New Orleans, LA.

As part of the same project, we have just posted another Fast Forward interview with Sir Terry on YouTube. This one is from episode #183, and was recorded in September of 2005. In ...

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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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Terry Pratchett interview from 2003 now on YouTube

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We recently dug through the Fast Forward:Contemporary Science Fiction archives to find interviews we had done with Sir Terry Pratchett over the years. Three of these were shown at the recent North American Disc World Convention in New Orleans, LA.

The most recent of the interviews is already available on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, but we are taking this opportunity to put the earlier ones online as well. The first interview is from episode #159, and was recorded ...

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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 ...

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