Joe Haldeman interview, FF#259

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Episode #259 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with Hugo Award winning author Joe Haldeman. Mr. Haldeman talks about his writing and Joe’s Place, his long running blog. He also discusses painting, insights gained as a writing teacher, and the political complexities of having a manned space program in contemporary America.

Also in episode #259:
Colleen Cahill reviews Alien on a Rampage, a children’s book that’s fun for all ages.
Marianne ...

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Stanley Schmidt interview, FF#258

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In episode #258 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction we interview the (now former) editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine, Stanley Schmidt. Analog is best known as the major periodical for English language “hard” science fiction. Mr. Schmidt was the editor of Analog for over thirty years, and in this interview he describes his early relationship with the magazine. Schmidt also talks about his personal definition of science fiction, and what he looks for in a story.
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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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Bob Eggleton interview, FF #255

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The interview from Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction Episode #255 is now available to view.  This month we feature an interview with artist extraordinaire Bob Eggleton!  In the interview Mr. Eggleton talks about his lifelong fascination with dinosaurs, spaceships and art, and how his painting career developed.  He also discusses working with various media, and why he currently loves to paint with oils.  He even provides some helpful advice to new painters.

Also in the episode:

Colleen Cahill reviews The Crucible of Empire, ...

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