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 »

June 19, 2009
Mary Robinette Kowal & lonely dinosaur
Brian Francis Slattery & his folk band

It was a truly unique night at KGB on Wednesday.* With a full house, Mary Robinette Kowal began with a puppet show tribute to Ray Harryhausen about a mournful latex dinosaur who has fallen into desuetude. (Though the dinosaur was more than happy to pose for the camera a la Kermit.) Then Mary read a section from her forthcoming novel, SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY. Brian Francis Slattery, accompanied by a violinist, bassist, and his own slick banjo playing sung selections from his novel LIBERATION in folksy, Appalachian style. (Yes, you read that right: “sung.”) Everyone was enthralled with the night, including myself.  I caught a brief video of each reader.  The lighting is bad, but you can get a taste of what the night was like.

Photos & videos of the evening can be seen here.

*Ellen could not attend, but we missed her!

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