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 Connie Willis. Mrs. Willis, who has won many, many awards for her work, has recently been given the SFWA Grand Master Award (a recognition of lifetime achievement in the field). In this interview Mrs. Willis talks about the early days of her career, her love of movies, and the trepidation of having her work adapted for the screen. She also discusses her research and writing process, and talks about plot versus character.
Also in this episode:
Colleen Cahill reviews The Master of Heathcrest Hall, a novel by Galen Beckett.
Marianne Petrino gives 3 chans to Ghost Slayers Ayashi, an anime television and OVA series.
This episode of Fast Forward was first shown in May, 2012.
Episode #257 should be coming along soon. Really.
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Here’s another event of interest to science fiction fans in the Washington, DC region:
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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.
FANTASTIC HEROINES OF SCI FI & FANTASY
Panel Sponsored by American Women Writers National Museum
Friday, May 11, 2012
1275 K St. NW @ 13th St. NW, Suite 102
(13th St. shared space entrance)
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The folks here at Fast Forward love it when noteworthy SF related events come to our hometown. So we’re very excited that SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) is holding their Nebula Awards Weekend in the Washington, DC region this month. It’s a weekend of panels, workshops, booksignings, and partying – and you don’t have to be a SFWA member to attend – memberships can be purchased by the general public. Many of the finest and most celebrated SF writers and other SF professionals will be in attendance. If you’re an aspiring writer this is a great opportunity – don’t miss it!
The Nebula Awards Weekend is happening May 17-20, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. For more information, go to the Nebula Awards section of the SFWA website at www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards.
We hope to see you there!