WSFA Small Press Award nomination period is still open!

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The Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award is given to an original short fiction work (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction or like literature) published by a small press.

The award is blind judged, and winner receives a trophy and a cash prize. This year’s award is open to works published for the first time in the English language in 2015. For more information about the award, complete rules regarding eligibility and ...

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Happy Birthday, Dave Kyle!

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The team at Fast Forward wishes a very happy 97th birthday to First Fandom’s David A. Kyle! Several science fiction fans gathered over the weekend for a party to DaveKyle_FannishRememberingcelebrate Dave’s birthday, and to share his stories of fandom from the past 80 years. To find out a bit about Dave Kyle’s decades of involvement and many contributions to science ...

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Kickstarter for Documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Fast Forward team encourages you to take a look at an interesting Kickstarter campaign in progress to raise finishing funds for a documentary about writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arwencurry/worlds-of-ursula-k-le-guin

Now, there are a lot of Kickstarter projects out there, but this one seems well organized, by people who know what they’re doing. And, although the campaign has  exceeded its original financial goal (in the first three days!) additional funds are always helpful in the time consuming and expensive ...

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Fast Forward #282 – Interview with Charles E. Gannon

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Episode #282 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available. The episode features a new interview with author Charles E. Gannon. Dr. Gannon talks about his latest book, Raising Caine, the third volume in his Caine Riordan/Tales of the Terran Republic series. He discusses the evolution of major characters in the books, the complexity of politics in this future world, and his approach to creating believable alien species.

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Fast Forward #281 – 2015 Interview with Neal Stephenson

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Episode #281 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is now available, featuring a new interview with award winning author Neal Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson talks about his recent science fiction novel Seveneves, and how it took several years to develop and complete. He also talks about his lifelong fascination with spaceflight, his reputation for writing strong female characters, and his observations on heroic behavior in disastrous situations.

You can find and watch the complete interview on the Fast Forward YouTube channel, ...

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