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 »

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March 31, 2014

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

Neverland by Doug Clegg Douglas Clegg is the award-winning author of more than 25 books and 50 short stories, including Neverland and The Machinery of Night. For the past five years, he’s worked on a new novel and several novellas and stories. He will read from one of these as-yet secret fictions.

Clegg lives on the coast of Connecticut with his husband, Raul, in a house called Villa Diodati.

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The Wide Carnivorous Sky by John Langan John Langan‘s latest collection, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies was called “a must-read” by Publishers Weekly, He is the author of a previous collection, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, and a novel, House of Windows. His recent stories have appeared in Ellen Datlow’s Lovecraft’s Monsters and Joseph Pulver’s The Grimscribe’s Puppets.

He lives in upstate New York with his wife, younger son, dogs, cats, rats, fish, hermit crabs, and a honey badger–really, it’s a zoo.

Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm at

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February 23, 2014

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

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner Ellen Kushner‘s cult classic novel Swordspoint introduced readers to the setting to which she’s since returned in The Privilege of the Sword, The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman), and a growing handful of related short stories.  She has recorded all three novels as audiobooks, and Swordspoint won an Audie and Audiofile Earphones Award.

Ellen was also the longtime host of the national public radio show Sound & Spirit, for which she created several one-woman shows.  She is currently working on new novel in the “Swordspoint” series.  She lives in New York City with Delia Sherman, and travels a lot. Her website is www.EllenKushner.com.

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The Mad Scientists Guide to World Domination by John Joseph Adams David D. Levine is the author of over fifty published science fiction and fantasy stories. His work has appeared in magazines including Asimov’s, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy and has won or been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell. He lives in Portland, Oregon and co-edits the fanzine Bento with his wife Kate Yule. His web page is www.daviddlevine.com.

Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm at

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January 24, 2014

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

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman Felix Gilman has published four novels, and short fiction in a variety of places including Weird Tales and Tor.com. His recent duology The Half-Made World and The Rise of Ransom City has been described as “a sepia-toned panorama of eccentric and moving Western characters” by Salon. His next book, The Revolutions, is a story of Victorian occultism and spiritual space travel; it comes out in April from Tor.
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Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, now living in New York. She has been widely published in such anthologies as the Dark Matter, Mojo: Conjure Stories, and Colonize This!, as well as in Essence, Utne Reader, and Ms. magazines. Her short story collection Ancient, Ancient won the 2012 James Tiptree, Jr. award, and contains sensual tales of the fantastic, the dark, and the magical. Her micro-essays on writing can be found at www.kiiniibura.com.

Wednesday, February 19th, 7pm at

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January 2, 2014

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

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill Joe Hill is the author of three New York Times best-selling novels: Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and NOS4A2 – and a prize-winning collection of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts. He’s also a writer of not-so-funny funny books; he won an Eisner Award for his work on the recently completed dark fantasy epic Locke & Key, and has a new ongoing comic titled Wraith, which plays with ideas and characters from NOS4A2. He lives in New Hampshire.
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Twenty-Eight Teeth of Rage by Ennis Drake Ennis Drake’s short fiction has been published in the anthology Tales of Jack the Ripper and is forthcoming in The Book of Cthulhu III, Giallo Fantastique, and Little Visible Delight. Two of his novelettes were published in a chapbook by Omnium Gatherum last February. His novella, “Twenty-Eight Teeth of Rage,” was a finalist for The Shirley Jackson Award.

Wednesday, January 15th, 7pm at

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November 24, 2013

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

The Blood of the Lamb by Thomas F. Monteleone Thomas F. Monteleone has published more than 100 short stories, 4 collections, 7 anthologies, and 27 novels including the bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning The Blood of the Lamb. He’s also written scripts for stage, screen, and TV. His short story collection, Fearful Symmetries, won the Bram Stoker Award. His omnibus collection of Cemetery Dance columns about writing, genre publishing, television, film, and popular culture entitled The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association won a Stoker for non-fiction. With Elizabeth Monteleone, he is co-editor of the anthology series of imaginative fiction, Borderlands — of which, Volume 5 also won a Bram Stoker Award. He’s also the author of the bestselling The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel. Despite being dragged kicking and screaming into his sixties and losing most of his hair, he still thinks he is dashingly handsome — humor him.
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Salsa Nocturna by Daniel José Older Daniel José Older is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and composer. Salsa Nocturna, his debut ghost noir collection, was hailed as “striking and original” by Publishers Weekly. He has facilitated workshops on storytelling, music, and anti-oppression organizing at public schools, religious houses, universities, and prisons.  His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Haven Review, Tor.com, PANK, Strange Horizons, and Crossed Genres among other publications. He’s co-editing the anthology, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From The Margins Of History and his forthcoming urban fantasy novel The Half Resurrection Blues will be released by Ace Books.

Wednesday, December 18th, 7pm at

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October 24, 2013

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

Digital Rapture edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages In 2012 he co-edited two anthologies with John Kessel, Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology and Nebula Awards Showcase 2012. In 2013 he has published stories in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He writes a column about the internet for Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.
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Across the Event Horizon by Mercurio D. Rivera Mercurio D. Rivera’s short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Interzone, Nature, Black Static, Solaris Rising 2, Year’s Best SF 17, Unplugged: The Web’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and is a winner of Interzone’s annual readers’ poll. His collection Across the Event Horizon has been called “weird and wonderful,” with “dizzying switchbacks,” “a revelation” with “twists followed by more twists heightening a powerful sense of alienation and menace.” He is a born and bred Bronxite who loves playing paddleball on weekends.

Wednesday, November 20th, 7pm at

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September 28, 2013

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

The Ape's Wife and Other Stories by Caitlin R. Kiernan Caitlín R. Kiernan‘s most recent novel, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, has received the Bram Stoker and James Tiptree, Jr. awards, as well as nominations for the Nebula, British Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Locus, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards. Her short fiction has been collected in numerous volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder, A is for Alien, Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart, and The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories. In 2011, Subterranean Press released Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One). Born in Ireland, raised in the Deep South, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Member by Michael Cisco Michael Cisco is the author of numerous novels including The Divinity Student (winner of the International Horror Writers Guild Award for Best First Novel), The Tyrant, and The Great Lover. His short fiction has been published in The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases and Thackery T. Lambshead’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Lovecraft Unbound, Blood and Other Cravings, Black Wings, Weird Fiction Review, and most recently in The Grimscribe’s Puppets and Shadow’s Edge anthologies. He has also published critical essays on Lovecraft, William S. Burroughs, Iranian author Sadegh Hedayat, and Gilles Deleuze. His latest novel, entitled Member, is about to be published by Chomu Press.

Wednesday, October 16th, 7pm at

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September 8, 2013

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

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente Catherynne M. Valente is the bestselling author of more than twenty works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales duology, Deathless, and middle grade series The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, and Hugo awards. Her newest adult novel Radiance will be released in the summer of 2014, and the latest installment in the Fairyland series, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two will be published on October 1st. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small menagerie.
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Before and Afterlives by Christopher Barzak Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel, One for Sorrowwhich is being made into the feature film “Jamie Marks is Dead”. His second book, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree Awards. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including Asimov’s Science FictionRealms of FantasyStrange HorizonsLady Churchill’s Rosebud WristletThe Year’s Best Fantasy and HorrorThe Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. His most recent books are Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies. He teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.

Wednesday, September 18th, 7pm at

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August 1, 2013

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

The Diviners by Libba Bray Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing), the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, the Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, Beauty Queens, and the recent 1920’s supernatural fantasy, The Diviners, as well as several short stories and plays. When Libba is not inventing excuses for missing various deadlines, she sings in the all-YA author rock band, Tiger Beat, and has considered selling Poetry Tampons(TM) on Etsy
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17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma Nova Ren Suma is the author of the young adult novels Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone. Her next novel, a ghost story called The Walls Around Us, is forthcoming from Algonquin Young Readers. Her short stories have appeared in Gulf Coast, Orchid, Small Spiral Notebook, New York Stories, and other literary journals.

Wednesday, August 21st, 7pm at

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July 14, 2013

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

Oz Reimagined: City So Bright by Dale Bailey Dale Bailey has published three novels, The Fallen, House of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay, Jr.). He won the International Horror Guild Award for “Death and Suffrage” which is in his collection, The Resurrection Man’s Legacy and Other Stories. His short fiction will shortly be published at Tor.com, and has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Oz Reimagined, and Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells.
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North American Lake Monsters by Dale Ballingrud Nathan Ballingrud is the author of North American Lake Monsters, from Small Beer Press. His stories have appeared in places like Inferno: New Tales of Terror, Teeth: Vampire Tales, and Lovecraft Unbound, as well as in several year’s best anthologies. He won the Shirley Jackson Award for his story “The Monsters of Heaven.”

Wednesday, July 17th, 7pm at

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