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Sci-fi Journal - Dec'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for December 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Kingston, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''The Invisible Man'' and ''Onward''. Marc does Toob News covering all of our favorite and new television shows. Maddy does Books and Board Games features the game ''Pictures''. The Sci-Fi Journal crew attended Rhode Island Comic Con that took place at the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Dunkins Donut Center and the Omni Hotel in November. Maddy interviews Nathan of PixelWho.

Sci-fi Journal - Nov'19

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Sci-Fi Journal for November 2019 with hosts James Hinsey, Ian Kingston, Maddy Kingston, Marc Morisseau, and Calvin Watts III. Ian does Popcorn Previews with trailers for ''Underwater'', ''Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn'', and ''Sonic: The Hedgehog''. Calvin does Game Over with the latest news in home video releases and video games. Marc does Toob News covering all of our favorite and new television shows. Maddy does Books and Board Games and features the upcoming board game ''Catan: Rise of the Inkas'', ''The Mansky Caper'', and ''King's Struggle''.

Fast Forward - Connie Willis

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Episode #287 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features a new interview with award winning author Connie Willis. Mrs. Willis talks about her latest novel, Crosstalk. The book is a romantic comedy, using the trope of telepathy to cause all sorts of havoc in the lives of the main characters.

Mrs. Willis also discusses a recent trip to the Space Telescope Science Institute, where she and other science fiction writers got to talk with the team that handles the Hubble telescope data.

Fast Forward - Ada Palmer

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Episode #286 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with author, historian and composer Ada Palmer. Ms. Palmer talks about her first novel, Too Like the Lightning.

Also in this episode:

Guest book reviewer Steve Cordle discusses Night Shift, the 3rd Book in the Midnight Texas series by Charlaine Harris.

Marianne Petrino gives 5 chans, her highest rating, to the thoughtful anime series Gingitsune.

We talk to the man behind "Dalek Rainer" at last year's World Science Fiction Convention.

Fast Forward - Charles Stross

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Episode #285 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with award winning author Charles Stross. Mr. Stross talks about two of his popular book series - The Laundry Files and The Merchant Princes.

This interview was recorded on May 27th, 2016, on location at Balticon in Baltimore, MD.

Also in this episode:

Colleen Cahill gives us an unusual review of In Humor Most Odd, a story and essay collection by Alan Loewen.

Marianne Petrino gives a rating of four chans to the anime series Steins;Gate.

Fast Forward - Bill Campbell

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In Episode #284 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction, we feature an interview with author, editor, and publisher Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell talks about the most recent developments at his company, Rosarium Publishing.

He discusses several recent book projects, including one of stories inspired by the works of Samuel (Chip) Delany, an anthology of Southeast Asian "Steampunk" stories, and a book of essays and comics dealing with the current problem of police brutality in America.

Creature Features

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A has-been rock star hosts horror films in his haunted mansion. Halloween special and season 4 premiere. The gang visits the Winchester Mystery House. Movie: 1965’s Nightmare Castle.

Fast Forward - Contemporary Sci-fi - Conventions

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Episode #283 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with Bill Lawhorn, a science fiction fan who helps organize and run various science fiction conventions. Mr. Lawhorn talks about different types of conventions, what kind of activities you can find there, and how to get involved.

Also in this episode:

We feature several short interviews recorded at, Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.

Note: The YouTube link only contains the interview portion of the show.

Fast Forward - Contemporary Sci-fi - Charles Gannon

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Episode #282 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with author Charles E. Gannon. He talks in depth about his new book, Raising Caine, the third volume in his Tales of the Terran Republic/Caine Riordan series. Dr. Gannon discusses the political complexities of his future history, as well as the biology of his multiple alien races.

As a special treat, this episode of Fast Forward also goes on location, featuring short segments recorded at the Library of Congress and the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.