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 »

Archive for May, 2010

May 24, 2010

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

Joyride Jack Ketchum, the author of four story collections (one with Edward Lee), many novellas and thirteen novels, four of which have been filmed to date — The Lost, Red, The Girl Next Door and Offspring.  He is the four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for his fiction and Stephen King has called him “the scariest guy in America.”  His latest mass-market release is the novel Joyride, backed with the novella Weed Species.

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What Will Come After Scott Edelman, whose short stories have been published in a wide range of anthologies and magazines including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, Forbidden Planets, and Postscripts. Some of them have been collected in These Words Are Haunted and in What Will Come After, the latter a complete collection of his zombie fiction, just published by PS Publishing. He’s been a Stoker Award finalist five times.

Additionally, Edelman currently works for the Syfy Channel as the Editor of SCI FI Wire and was founding editor of Science Fiction Age, which he edited during its entire eight-year run. He has been nominated for the Best Editor Hugo four times.

Wednesday June 16th, 7pm at

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

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May 24, 2010
Terence Taylor
Leanna Renne Hieber

Terence Taylor first entertained us with hate mail from a disgruntled reader, and then he went on to read the passage which caused the reader such agitation (a boy drowns his beloved dog at the behest of his mom).  Then we heard alternatively heartwarming and frightening excerpts from his novel.

Leanna read from both her works — in period English accents no less — about the pale, beautiful girl (the titular Percy Parker) who can see ghosts.

Ellen’s photos of the evening can be found here.


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May 1, 2010

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

Blood Pressur Terence Taylor, an award-winning children’s television writer whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. After a career of comforting kids, he’s now equally devoted to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three “Dark Dreams” horror/suspense anthologies. Bite Marks was his first novel and Blood Pressure, just out from St. Martin’s, is the second in the opening trilogy of the Vampire Testaments.

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The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker Leanna Renee Hieber is a actress and playwright who has adapted several works of 19th Century literature for the stage, and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. Her novella Dark Nest won the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in the genres of Futuristic, Fantasy and/or Paranormal Romance.  Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (which made the Barnes & Noble Bestseller List)is the first of a quartet of gothic Victorian fantasy novels published by Dorchester. The second book in the series, The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker was recently released.

Wednesday May 19th, 7pm at

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

http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

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