John DeNardo posts his review of Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge on SF Signal. John says that fifteen of the nineteen stories in the anthology are "good or better," calling the book a "good sampling of the literary range sf has to offer" and adding that Fast Forward is "a good example of why I love reading short fiction."
John rates each story in the book individually (with some minor spoilers), and says that "It helps that Anders has assembled some of the field's brightest stars, mostly veterans, and some newer voices, too. Having a cool John Picacio cover to get passersby to notice that is also a great help. The collection of visions depicted here is indisputable proof that science fiction is the literature of ideas."