Fast Forward - Alan Smale

Episode #292 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction

The episode features a new interview with author Alan Smale, who 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 to its basic premise. He also talks about the challenges of handling multiple different military cultures, creating realistic battle scenes, and the potential for future stories within this world.

Also in this episode:

Steve Cordle reviews The Dispatcher, a novella by John Scalzi.

Marianne Petrino gives her top rating of 5 chans to When Marnie Was There, an anime feature film from Studio Ghibli, distributed by GKIDS.

The Alan Smale interview was recorded on June 9, 2017. Episode #292 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction was first shown in September, 2017.

NOTE: The YouTube embed only features the interview portion of the show.

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