In episode #290 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction we interview award winning author Jo Walton. Ms. Walton talks about her latest series of books, the Thessaly trilogy, describing the special challenges of creating a world that has classical gods and magic, as well as sentient robots. She also talks about the opportunities the books gave her to explore issues of morality, equality and responsibility, using the story of the creation and development of a version of Plato's Republic.
Also in this episode:
Steve Cordle reviews Death's Bright Day, the 11th book in David Drake's RCN series.
Marianne Petrino gives a rating of three chans to the anime series A Certain Magical Index
The interview was recorded on May 28, 2016 at the Balticon 50 science fiction convention, and this episode was first shown in April of 2017.
Please note the YouTube link only contains the interview portion of the show.