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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Nebula Award Finalists Announced for Works from 2017

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The list of finalists for the Nebula Awards has been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the 2018 SFWA Nebula Conference, to be held May 17 – 20, 2018. For the complete list of finalists, go to the Nebula Awards web page and select 2017 Nominees – nebulas.sfwa.org/2017-nebula-award-finalists-announced

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

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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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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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