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Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is a monthly half-hour television series about the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. The show was started in 1989 and has run (almost) regularly ever since. We have completed 250 episodes!

Each episode of Fast Forward features an in-depth interview with a professional writer, artist, editor, or filmmaker who has created work that can be described as SF, Fantasy, and/or Horror. In addition, each episode usually has a book review and an anime review. Some episodes have special reports about people, places, or events of interest to science fiction fans. We welcome your comments and encourage you to submit ideas for future segments.

Watch part of the show online
Portions of many recent episodes of Fast Forward are available for viewing online. You can see interviews from some of our recent episodes by clicking on the links next to the pictures below. Earlier interviews can be found in our Archive section. Click here to go to the Archive to see the full library of video and audio clips. You can also find video of many of Marianne Petrino's anime reviews at http://www.thunderanweavings.net/links/anime.htm.

You'll need Quicktime compatibility to play the interview. Yes, you need to be able to play Quicktime files to see our videos. You'll want to use a broadband connection. What? No broadband? Well, click on the mp3 link beside the photo for an audio only version which should work with slower connections and those who cannot play back Quicktime files.

 

photo of Author Irene Radford

 

December 2012 Episode
Irene Radford

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to watch the interview with Irene Radford
Duration - 18:28    49.4 MB

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Duration - 18:28     8.9 MB




 

 

photo of Author Edward M. Lerner

 

October 2012 Episode
Edward M. Lerner

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to watch the interview with Edward M. Lerner
Duration - 18:05    49.5 MB

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Duration - 18:05     8.7 MB




 

 

photo of author Joe Haldeman

 

September 2012 Episode
Joe Haldeman

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to watch the interview with Joe Haldeman
Duration - 18:05    49.5 MB

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Duration - 18:05     8.7 MB




 

 

photo of editor & author Stanley Schmidt

 

August 2012 Episode
Stanley Schmidt

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to watch the interview with Stanley Schmidt
Duration - 18:05    49.5 MB

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Duration - 18:05     8.7 MB




 

 

photo of author Geoffrey Landis

 

June 2012 Episode
Geoffrey A. Landis

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to watch the interview with Geoffrey A. Landis
Duration - 16:23    43.1 MB

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Duration - 16:23     7.9 MB




 

 

photo of author Connie Willis

 

May 2012 Episode
Connie Willis

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to watch the interview with Connie Willis
Duration - 18:12    48 MB

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Duration - 18:12     8.7MB




 

 

photo of artist Bob Eggleton

 

April 2012 Episode
Bob Eggleton

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to watch the interview with Bob Eggleton
Duration - 18:18     47.6 MB

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Duration - 18:18     8.8MB




 

 

photo of editor Ginjer Buchanan

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March 2012 Episode
Ginjer Buchanan

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Duration - 18:28     49.1 MB

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Duration - 18:28     8.9MB




 

 

photo of author Jack McDevitt

 

February 2012 Episode
Jack McDevitt

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to watch the interview with Jack McDevitt
Duration - 18:00   47.4 MB

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Duration - 18:00   8.6MB




 

 

photo of editor Ann VanderMeer

 

January 2012 Episode
Ann VanderMeer

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to watch the interview with Ann VanderMeer
Duration - 9:07     23.7 MB

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Duration - 9:07     4.4MB




 
  photo of writer Jeff VanderMeer

January 2012 Episode
Jeff VanderMeer

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to watch the interview with Jeff VanderMeer
Duration - 9:05     23.3 MB

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Duration - 9:05     4.4MB

 
  photo of author Sir Terry Pratchett

December 2011 Episode
Terry Pratchett

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to watch the interview with Terry Pratchett
Duration - 20:20     51.7 MB

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Duration - 20:13     9.7 MB




 
  photo of author Neal Stephenson

November 2011 Episode
Neal Stephenson

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to watch the interview with Neal Stephenson
Duration - 18:09     49 MB

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Duration - 18:09     8.7 MB




 
  photo of author Kathleen Ann Goonan

October 2011 Episode
Kathleen Ann Goonan

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to watch the interview with Kathleen Ann Goonan
Duration - 17:41     47 MB

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Duration - 17:41     8.5 MB




 
  photo of author Jim Butcher

September 2011 Episode
Jim Butcher

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Duration - 18.35     49.3 MB

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Duration - 18:35     8.9 MB




 
  photo of novelist James Morrow

August 2011 Episode
James Morrow

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to watch the interview with James Morrow
Duration - 23:28     61.2 MB

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Duration - 23.28    11.3 MB




 

 

photo of author A. C. Crispin

June 2011 Episode
A. C. Crispin

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to watch the interview with A. C. Crispin
Duration - 17:35     46.3 MB

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Duration - 17:35     8.4 MB




 
  photo of author Laura Anne Gilman

May 2011 Episode
Laura Anne Gilman

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to watch the interview with Laura Anne Gilman
Duration - 18:39     49 MB

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Duration - 18:39     9 MB




 
  photo of actor Matthew Mercer

April 2011 Episode
Matthew Mercer

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to watch the interview with Matthew Mercer
Duration - 18:01     48.5 MB

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Duration - 18:01     8.6 MB



 
  photo of author Connie Willis

March 2011 Episode
Connie Willis

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to watch the interview with Connie Willis
Duration - 17:32     46 MB

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Duration - 17:32     8.4 MB



 
  photo of author Naomi Novik

January 2011 Episode
Naomi Novik

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to watch the interview with Naomi Novik
Duration - 18:20     49 MB

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Duration - 18:20     8.8 MB



 
   


Author Readings!
We are experimenting with short author readings. We hope you enjoy them.
Brenda Clough - Reading her story "Gray to Black"
Lawrence Watt-Evans - Reading from his novel, One-Eyed Jack
Catherine Asaro - Reading from her novel, Diamond Star
Michael Swanwick & Marianne Porter - Reading "Land of our Fathers - Element 44, Ruthenium" from his collection, The Periodic Table of Science Fiction

Here are some links to Fast Forward mini-interviews that are available only on the Web. Check the Fast Forward Blog for updates.

Author Pat Cadigan at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 1:14, 2.9MB)
Author Michael Swanwick- at Capclave 2008
(video length: 1:49, 4.9MB)
Gary Wolfe talks about LOCUS at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 0:49, 2.3MB)
Author James Morrow - at Capclave 2008
(video length: 1:16, 3.4MB)
Chesley Award Winner Lou Anders at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 1:02, 2.4MB)
Author Maria V. Snyder - at Capclave 2008
(video length: 1:11, 3.2MB)
Chesley Award Winner John Picacio at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 0:28, 1.0MB)
Author Mindy Klasky - at Capclave 2008
(video length: 0:37, 1.7MB)
Andrea Senchy talks about ASFA at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 1:06, 2.6MB)
Author Laura Anne Gilman - at Balticon 2010
(video length: 1:52, 12.9MB)
Author Robert Silverberg at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 0:50, 1.9MB)

Publisher Alisa Krasnostein of Twelfth Planet Press - at Capclave 2010
(video length: 2:36, 7.0MB

Editor (& GoH) David G. Hartwell at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 2:48, 6.6MB)
 
Author Nalo Hopkinson at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 1:25, 3.3MB)
 
Editor Patrick Nielsen-Hayden at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon
(video length: 1:14, 5.5MB)
 

Alire Publishing Logo

At the 2008 Worldcon in Denver our host, Mike Zipser, was able to get an audio interview with Louise Alain. Louise is with Alire, a Québec-based French language publisher of genre fiction. A nice peek into the world of French Canadian science fiction.
Click Here to listen to the Louise Alain interview.

 

The Archive
We are ever so slooowly adding video of previous Fast Forward interviews to this site. We are also posting audio only versions so that folks with dial-up connections can get easier access. Please let us know if you run into problems playing back a file.

Click here to go directly to the Archive to see the full library of video and audio clips.

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