Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction
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    • Capclave 2017 Small Press Award Ceremony - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
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      Winners of the annual WSFA Small Press Award and the BSFS Amateur Writing Contest are announced at the Capclave Science Fiction Convention in October, 2017.
    • Worldcon 76 in San Jose - John Scalzi - Duration: 79 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Author John Scalzi talks about his special DJ gig at the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention.
    • Octavia Butler interview - transcending barriers - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
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      In memory of Octavia Butler, we are posting this interview with her, recorded at Balticon 34, in April of 2000.
      In this interview, Ms. Butler discusses issues of race, class and sex in the science ...
    • Jon Skovron interview - Creating an Empire of Storms - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 87 views
      In this interview, author Jon Skovron, well known for his young adult fiction, talks about his novel Hope and Red, his first book aimed at the adult reader. He describes the world he created for th...
    • Tim Powers interview - conspiring to create secret histories - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 263 views
      Award winning author Tim Powers talks about how he researches and writes his novels of secret histories and the supernatural, and reveals the inspiration for some of the elements in his book, Medus...
    • Sarah Beth Durst interview - an introduction to Renthia - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 208 views
      Author Sarah Beth Durst talks about The Queen of Blood, her first novel in the Queens of Renthia series. While Ms. Durst is known for her many young adult books, this series is aimed for adult read...
    • Terry Pratchett interview - Thud! & Where's My Cow? - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
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      This Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction interview is from episode #183, and was recorded in September of 2005. In the interview, Terry talks about his novel Thud!, and how its setting mirro...
    • Terry Pratchett interview - Monstrous Regiment - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
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      A Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction interview with author Terry Pratchett. Mr. Pratchett discusses his 31st Discworld novel, Monstrous Regiment. He also gives a quick overview of the Discw...
    • Alan Smale interview - finishing the Clash of Eagles trilogy - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
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      Author Alan Smale talks about his novel Eagle and Empire, the last volume in his Clash of Eagles trilogy. He discusses his approach to updating the society of the Roman legion, while staying true t...
    • Joe Haldeman interview - on writing and teaching - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
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      SFWA Grand Master author Joe Haldeman talks about his illustrious career as a science fiction writer and writing teacher!

      This is the compete interview recorded on May 28, 2016, at the Balticon 5...
    • Jo Walton interview - the Thessaly trilogy - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 386 views
      Award winning author Jo Walton talks about her Thessaly series of novels - in which a version of Plato's Republic is actually created. She discusses using multiple point of view characters, using c...
    • Kim Stanley Robinson interview - how do we move beyond Earth? - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
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      Author Kim Stanley Robinson discusses themes from his novels 2312 and Aurora. He talks about his views on the possibility of human expansion across the solar system and beyond, and looks at some of...
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    • Brandon Sanderson interview - finishing the Wheel of Time - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
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      In this interview, author Brandon Sanderson talks about the daunting task of writing the three final books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. He discusses working with Jordan's widow and assi...
    • Terry Pratchett interview - Snuff - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      A Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction interview with author Terry Pratchett. Mr. Pratchett discusses his latest Discworld novel, Snuff, as well as his involvement with the BBC documentary, ...
    • The Howard, George and Gardner Show - Capclave 2013 - Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 23,157 views
      WARNING! THIS VIDEO CONTAINS OCCASIONAL STRONG LANGUAGE AND STORIES OF A SCANDALOUS NATURE!
      Howard Waldrop, George R. R. Martin, and Gardner Dozois tell wild tales about their adventures in scienc...
    • Jim Butcher Interview - Ghost Story - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 20,393 views
      This interview with author Jim Butcher was recorded for the television series Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction. In the interview, Mr. Butcher discusses his book Ghost Story, the 13th nov...
    • Neal Stephenson interview - Reamde - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
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      This is an interview with author Neal Stephenson for Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction. Mr. Stephenson talks about his latest novel, Reamde. The interview was conducted on September 25, ...
    • David Brin on the Fermi Paradox - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 9,323 views
      Author David Brin comments on why we haven't found any extraterrestrial neighbors yet.

      These comments are from an interview conducted on April 7, 2013.
    • Matthew Mercer Fast Forward Interview - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
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      Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction interviewed actor and filmmaker Matthew Mercer regarding his work as a voiceover actor and filmmaker. He discussed landing the role of the voice of Tygra...
    • David Weber interview - examining the Honorverse - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 7,733 views
      Best selling author David Weber talks about his novel Storm from the Shadows, published in 2009 as part of his immensely popular "Honorverse" book series. He discusses the challenge of managing all...
    • In Memoriam - Space Shuttle Columbia Crew - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 6,763 views
      Edited together during the week following the loss of space shuttle Columbia, this short tribute to the shuttle's crew was part of the February 2003 episode of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fi...
    • Nnedi Okorafor - a very short conversation - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 6,485 views
      Fast Forward had an opportunity to speak (briefly) with author Nnedi Okorafor at Balticon 47. In this video, she talks about her novel, Who Fears Death and her world of Ginen.
      This video was record...
    • Harry Turtledove interview - creating alternate history - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 6,347 views
      In this interview with author Harry Turtledove, he talks about his many alternate history novels, as well as his Atlantis series. This interview was originally shown as part of episode #230 of Fast...
    • Neal Stephenson interview - Seveneves is the end of the world as we know it - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 5,919 views
      In this Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction interview, award winning author Neal Stephenson discusses his science fiction novel, Seveneves. He talks about the space industry and how humans r...
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