KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free.

Some of our past readers:
Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, Jeffrey Ford, Scott Westerfeld, Kelly Link, China Miéville, Nancy Kress, Jack McDevitt, Stewart O.Nan, James Patrick Kelly, Barry N. Marlzberg, Samuel (Chip) Delany, Holly Black, Michael Swanwick, Kit Reed, Peter Straub, Andy Duncan, Richard Bowes, Catherynne Valente, Ellen Kushner, Jeff VanderMeer, Naomi Novik, Elizabeth Bear and a smorgasbord of other talented authors. read more »

December 10, 2014

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Exo by Steven Gould

Steven Gould

Steven is the author of 10 science fiction novels including Jumper, source material for the 2008 movie of the same name. His fiction has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Compton Crook, Locus, and Prometheus awards and the recipient of the Hal Clement award for YA SF. His latest novel is Exo, fourth book in the Jumper series.

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Are You There and Other Stories by Jack Skillingstead

Rajan Khanna

Rajan’s first novel, Falling Sky, was released in October. His short fiction has been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and several anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared at Tor.com and LitReactor.com, and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed.

Wednesday, December 17th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

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Readings are always free.

Please forward to friends at your own discretion.


November 30, 2014

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on November 19, 2014, with guests Nancy Kress & Jack Skillingstead.

Yesterday's Kin by Nancy kress

Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won five Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Nancy’s most recent work is Yesterday’s Kin, about genetic inheritance. In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad; in 2008 she was the Picador visiting lecturer at the University of Leipzig.

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Are You There and Other Stories by Jack Skillingstead

Jack Skillingstead

In 2001 Jack Skillingstead won Stephen King’s On Writing contest. Not long afterward Jack began selling regularly to major science fiction and fantasy markets. To date he has published more than thirty stories in various magazines, Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies. Much of his short work has been collected in Are You There and Other Stories. Jack’s novel, Life on the Preservation, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.

 

 


November 24, 2014
Jack Skillingstead & Nancy Kress

Jack Skillingstead & Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress began the evening reading from Yesterday’s Kin, her latest novel, about coy alien emissaries taking up residence in New York harbor, and the geneticist who is brought on board to help them unravel a danger that might threaten the world. Nancy was followed by Jack Skillingstead, who read “Everyone Bleeds Through” from his collection Are You There and Other Stories about a very complex and unnatural relationship. Despite the early winter chill, we were kept warm and entertained by both readers.

Ellen’s photos of the night can be seen here.


October 28, 2014

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Yesterday's Kin by Nancy kress

Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing.  Her work has won five Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Nancy’s most recent work is Yesterday’s Kin, about genetic inheritance.  In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad; in 2008 she was the Picador visiting lecturer at the University of Leipzig.

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Are You There and Other Stories by Jack Skillingstead

Jack Skillingstead

In 2001 Jack Skillingstead won Stephen King’s On Writing contest.  Not long afterward Jack began selling regularly to major science fiction and fantasy markets. To date he has published more than thirty stories in various magazines, Year’s Best volumes and original anthologies.  Much of his short work has been collected in Are You There and Other Stories. Jack’s novel, Life on the Preservation, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.

Wednesday, November 19th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

Subscribe to our mailing list:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgbfantasticfiction/

Readings are always free.

Please forward to friends at your own discretion.


October 22, 2014

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar in Manhattan on October 15th, 2014, with guests Genevieve Valentine & E. Lily Yu. Due to an unfortunate technical glitch, Genevieve’s reading was not recorded. We apologize for this error.

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentin

Genevieve Valentine

Genevieve Valentine’s first novel, Mechanique, won the 2012 Crawford Award. Her second, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, has recently been published. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines, webzines, and anthologies. Her nonfiction has been published at AV Club, NPR.org, and L.A. Review of Books.

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Upgraded, edited by Neil Clarke

E. Lily Yu

E. Lily Yu received the 2012 John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, and her latest one appears in Upgraded, edited by Neil Clarke.

 

 


October 21, 2014
E. Lily Yu & Genevieve Valentine

E. Lily Yu & Genevieve Valentine

For the month of October and just in time for Halloween we were treated (but not tricked) this month with two scary science fiction stories from authors E. Lily Yu and Genevieve Valentine.

E. Lily Yu read “Musée de l’Âme Seule” from Neil Clarke’s Upgraded anthology about a robot and the illicit trade of robot body parts. Genevieve Valentine read the opening to her “Dream Houses,” a novella written for Capclave, where she was recently guest of honor.

As always, Ellen’s photos can be found on Flickr here.


October 9, 2014

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentin

Genevieve Valentine

Genevieve Valentine’s first novel, Mechanique, won the 2012 Crawford Award. Her second, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, has recently been published. Her short fiction has been published in various magazines, webzines, and anthologies. Her nonfiction has been published at AV Club, NPR.org, and L.A. Review of Books.

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Upgraded, edited by Neil Clarke

E. Lily Yu

E. Lily Yu received the 2012 John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, and her latest one appears in Upgraded, edited by Neil Clarke.

Wednesday, October 15th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

Subscribe to our mailing list:

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Readings are always free.

Please forward to friends at your own discretion.


October 7, 2014

The following audio was recorded on September 17, 2014 with guests Mary Robinette Kowal & Leanna Renee Hieber.

Glorious Plague by Karen Heuler Mary Robinette Kowal won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2003 and is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, and Valour and Vanity. Her short fiction, for which she has won two Hugo Awards, has been published in Clarkesworld, Cosmos, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and several year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. Mary is also a professional puppeteer and voice actor.
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The Doll Collection by Ellen Datlow Leanna Renee Hieber is a professional stage and screen actress as well as the author of multiple Gaslamp Fantasy sagas, including the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and her upcoming Eterna Files saga with Tor. Her Strangely Beautiful saga will be re-issued by Tor next year. Leanna’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Willful Impropriety, and The Mammoth Book of Gaslamp Romance. A proud SAG-AFTRA member, she works in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and the web-series Skye of the Damned.

 


September 29, 2014
Mary Robinette Kowal & Leanna Renee Hieber

Mary Robinette Kowal & Leanna Renee Hieber

It was a night of myriad voices, living and dead, but fully present and well acted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Leanna Renee Hieber. Mary read from the forthcoming final book of her Glamourist Histories, then teased us a bit with ghostly excerpts from a completely new novel. Leanna read from her forthcoming novel The Eterna Files, Book One.

Ellen’s photos of the night can be seen here.


September 12, 2014
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FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Glorious Plague by Karen Heuler Mary Robinette Kowal won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2003 and is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, and Valour and Vanity. Her short fiction, for which she has won two Hugo Awards, has been published in Clarkesworld, Cosmos, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and several year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories. Mary is also a professional puppeteer and voice actor.
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The Doll Collection by Ellen Datlow Leanna Renee Hieber is a professional stage and screen actress as well as the author of multiple Gaslamp Fantasy sagas, including the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and her upcoming Eterna Files saga with Tor. Her Strangely Beautiful saga will be re-issued by Tor next year. Leanna’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Willful Impropriety, and The Mammoth Book of Gaslamp Romance. A proud SAG-AFTRA member, she works in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and the web-series Skye of the Damned.

Wednesday, September 17th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

Subscribe to our mailing list:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgbfantasticfiction/

Readings are always free.

Please forward to friends at your own discretion.