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 the ‘Monthly Readings’ Category

February 27, 2015

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

Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume Two) (preorder) by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Caitlín R. Kiernan

Caitlín R. Kiernan was recently described by the New York Times as “one of our essential writers of dark fiction,” and is a two-time recipient of both the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker awards. Her novels include The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, and her short fiction has, to date, been collected in twelve volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder, The Ammonite Violin & Others, and The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories. In 2015, Subterranean Press will release Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume 2).

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Deathwatch by Lisa Mannetti

Lisa Mannetti

Lisa Mannetti’s first novel, The Gentling Box, won the Bram Stoker Award and her work has been nominated for the Stoker multiple times. Her novella, The Box Jumper, about Houdini, will be out this year, and she is currently working on a new novel, tentatively titled Radium Girl. Her Bram Stoker-nominated novella, Dissolution, is soon to be a feature length film directed by Paul Leyden.

Wednesday, March 18th, 7pm at

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February 1, 2015

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

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory

Ben Loory

Ben is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, and a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus His fables and tales have been heard on the radio on NPR’s This American Life and Selected Shorts, performed by WordTheatre in London and Los Angeles, and published in The New Yorker, Fairy Tale Review, Weekly Reader’s READ Magazine, and more. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

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Uneaming by Mike Allen

Mike Allen

Mike’s first collection of short stories, Unseaming, debuted in October to starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. His horror tale “The Button Bin” was a Nebula Award finalist in 2009, and he’s won the Rhysling Award for poetry three times. He’s also editor of the digital journal Mythic Delirium and the critically acclaimed Clockwork Phoenix anthology series; Kickstarter backers willing, he plans to publish Clockwork Phoenix 5 in late 2015. His newest fiction project is a novel with the working title These Bloody Filaments, which he describes as “Breaking Bad written by H.P. Lovecraft.”.

Wednesday,February 18th, 7pm at

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January 3, 2015

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

Out of Tune edited by Jonathan Maberry

Gregory Frost

Gregory is the author of eight novels (including Shadowbridge, Lord Tophet, Fitcher’s Brides) and over fifty short stories of the fantastic. His novelette “No Others are Genuine” was a 2014 “Long Fiction” finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. His most recent stories are in Out of Tune, an anthology of ballad-stories, edited by Jonathan Maberry; and in Jet-Pack Adventures, commemorating the work of the late Dave Stevens (Rocketeer)

By now he may finally have finished his current novel project.

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The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories by Andy Duncan

Andy Duncan

Andy’s short fiction has won a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and three World Fantasy Awards, the most recent in 2014 for “Wakulla Springs,” a Tor.com novella co-written with Ellen Klages. Also in 2014, Andy co-taught the Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass in SF Criticism, held at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London. This spring, he is on sabbatical from Frostburg State University in Maryland, where he is a tenured associate professor of English.

Wednesday, January 21st, 7pm at

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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

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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

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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

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September 12, 2014

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

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July 22, 2014

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

Glorious Plague by Karen Heuler Karen Heuler’s stories and novels have won an O. Henry award, been short-listed for the Bellwether, Shirley Jackson, Iowa short fiction award, and others. Her latest novel, Glorious Plague, was published in April.
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The Doll Collection by Ellen Datlow Veronica Schanoes‘s work has been finalists for the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award and she recently won the Shirley Jackson award for her novella “Burning Girls.” Her first book, an academic monograph on feminist revisions of fairy tales was released this summer. She is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Queens College – CUNY. Her next story is forthcoming in Ellen Datlow’s The Doll Collection.

Wednesday, August 20th, 7pm at

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June 25, 2014

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

The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover Victor LaValle is the author of four books including Big Machine and The Devil in Silver. He has been a winner of a Shirley Jackson Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship among other awards. He wrote the foreword to the Penguin reissue of Shirley Jackson’s The Sundial. He lives in Washington Heights with his family.
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Questionable Practices by Eileen Gunn Sofia Samatar is the author of the 2014 Crawford Award-winning novel A Stranger in Olondria, and is currently working on its sequel, The Winged Histories. She is also the author of several short stories, poems, and reviews. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, Locus, and British Science Fiction Association Awards. She is a co-editor for Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, and teaches literature and writing at California State University Channel Islands.

Wednesday, July 16th, 7pm at

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May 28, 2014

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

The Emperor of All Things by Paul Witcover Paul Witcover, whose fiction has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson Award, and short-listed for the James Tiptree award. His most recent novel is The Emperor of All Things. Forthcoming is its sequel, Eternity in Love. He lives in Brooklyn.
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Questionable Practices by Eileen Gunn Eileen Gunn is a short-story writer and editor. Questionable Practices, her most recent collection, was published in March. Her fiction has received the Nebula Award in the US and the Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. award.

Wednesday, June 18th, 7pm at

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