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 »

September 28, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on September 21st, 2016 with guests Laird Barron and Alyssa Wong. Alyssa’s audio is not included on this podcast.

Laird Barron

Laird Barron spent his early years in Alaska, where he raced the Iditarod three times during the early 1990s and worked in the fishing and construction industries. He is the author of several books, including X’s for Eyes, The Imago Sequence, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, and the forthcoming Swift to Chase. His work has also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Barron currently resides in the Hudson Valley writing stories about the evil that men do. 

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Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC. Her story, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” won the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and her work has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among other venues.

 

 

 


September 26, 2016

Alyssa Wong & Laird Barron

Alyssa Wong & Laird Barron

On Wednesday we welcomed Laird Barron, who read a short story for a Bond-themed anthology called “The Cyclorama,” and Alyssa Wong, who read a short story called “A Clamor of Bones.” Ellen’s photos of the evening can be found here.


September 9, 2016

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

Laird Barron

Laird Barron spent his early years in Alaska, where he raced the Iditarod three times during the early 1990s and worked in the fishing and construction industries. He is the author of several books, including X’s for Eyes, The Imago Sequence, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, and the forthcoming Swift to Chase. His work has also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Barron currently resides in the Hudson Valley writing stories about the evil that men do. 

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Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC. Her story, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” won the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and her work has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among other venues.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, 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.


September 6, 2016

Here are the photos from the August 17, 2016 Fantastic Fiction reading with Leanna Renee Hieber & Theodora Goss, both reading from their forthcoming works.  Ellen Datlow was at WorldCon so Matt and Mercurio D. Rivera stepped in to take unflattering photos of people, and Mercurio did his best Ellen imitation.

A fun night was had by all. The full album can be found here.

Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss

Matthew Kressel & Leanna Renee Hieber

Matthew Kressel & Leanna Renee Hieber


September 1, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on August 17, 2016, with guests Leanna Renee Hieber and Theodora Goss. Only Leanna’s audio is included with this podcast.

Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber, a classically trained actress, has written nine Gothic Victorian Historical Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, won genre awards, and has been recently reissued in a new, revised edition from Tor. Her Gaslamp Fantasy series The Eterna Files and it’s sequel, Eterna & Omega is now available. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she’s been featured in film and in television on shows like Boardwalk Empire.

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Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting), a novella The Thorn and the Blossom, and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia.  Her work has been translated into ten languages, including French, Japanese, and Turkish. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” won the World Fantasy Award. Her first novel will be out from Saga Press in 2017.

 

 

 

 


August 5, 2016

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

Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber, a classically trained actress, has written nine Gothic Victorian Historical Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, won genre awards, and has been recently reissued in a new, revised edition from Tor. Her Gaslamp Fantasy series The Eterna Files and it’s sequel, Eterna & Omega is now available. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she’s been featured in film and in television on shows like Boardwalk Empire.

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Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting), a novella The Thorn and the Blossom, and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia.  Her work has been translated into ten languages, including French, Japanese, and Turkish. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” won the World Fantasy Award. Her first novel will be out from Saga Press in 2017.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 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.


July 27, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on July 20th, 2016, with guests David Levine and Helen Marshall. Only David’s reading is included in this podcast.

David Levine

David D. Levine is the author of the novel Arabella of Mars and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.

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Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall is a Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. Her first collection of fiction Hair Side, Flesh Side won the Sydney J. Bounds Award in 2013, and Gifts for the One Who Comes After, her second collection, won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2015. She is currently editing The Year’s Best Weird Fiction to be released in 2017, and her debut novel Everything that is Born will be published by Random House Canada in 2018.

 

 


July 26, 2016

Helen Marshall & David Levine

Helen Marshall & David Levine

David Levine rapped a bit before reading an excerpt from Arabella of Mars, and Helen Marshall read a new short story about an embalmist to a full house and an enthusiastic crowd.


June 24, 2016

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

David Levine

David D. Levine is the author of the novel Arabella of Mars and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.

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Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall is a Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. Her first collection of fiction Hair Side, Flesh Side won the Sydney J. Bounds Award in 2013, and Gifts for the One Who Comes After, her second collection, won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2015. She is currently editing The Year’s Best Weird Fiction to be released in 2017, and her debut novel Everything that is Born will be published by Random House Canada in 2018.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 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.


June 23, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar with guests Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum on June 15, 2016. Daniel Braum’s reading is not included on this recording.

White Spawn by Marc Laidlaw

Marc Laidlaw

Marc Laidlaw is the author of five novels, including Dad’s Nuke and The 37th Mandala, the latter of which won the International Horror Guild Award. He has been publishing short stories since 1977, appearing in most major genre venues, including Omni and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. From 1997 to 2016, he was a lead writer at Valve Software, where he helped create the blockbuster videogame series Half-Life and Dota 2. His latest book is a novella, White Spawn, from PS Publishing.

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The Night Marchers by Daniel Braum

Daniel Braum

Daniel Braum is the author of the short story collection The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales which was published in May 2016 as an e-book from Cemetery Dance and in print from Grey Matter Press. Braum’s fiction blends fantasy, science fiction, mysticism and horror and over the last ten years has appeared in publications ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Electric Velocipede to Cemetery Dance Magazine. He lives and writes in New York.