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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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
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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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May 23, 2013

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

Nightmare Magazine February 2013 Sarah Langan is the author of the novels The Keeper, The Missing, and Audrey’s Door. Her short fiction has most recently appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, The Mammoth Book of Horror by Women, and F&SF. Her novels have won Bram Stoker Awards, and made many best of the year lists.
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Voices by Lawrence C. Connolly Lawrence C. Connolly is a writer, musician, and educator. His collections Visions, This Way to Egress, and Voices collect his favorite stories from Amazing, Cemetery Dance, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Twilight Zone, and other top sf/f/h publications. His novel Vortex – the third installment in the Veins Cycle – will be released later this year.

Wednesday, June 19th, 7pm at

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April 23, 2013

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

Son of Destruction by Kit Reed Kit Reed has two new books this season: Son of Destruction, her spontaneous human combustion novel, and a “best of” collection from the Wesleyan University Press: The Story Until NowA Great Big Book of Stories, 35 short stories ranging from her first published short story to six new and previously uncollected stories from the 2000. Her collection, What Wolves Know, was a 2011 Shirley Jackson Award nominee
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The Indigo Pheasant by Daniel Rabuzzi Daniel A. Rabuzzi is the author of The Longing For Yount series: The Choir Boats and The Indigo Pheasant. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in Sybil’s Garage, Shimmer, ChiZine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Abyss & Apex, Goblin Fruit, Mannequin Envy, Bull Spec, Kaleidotrope, and Scheherezade’s Bequest.

Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm at

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April 1, 2013

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

Minions of the Moon by Richard Bowes Richard Bowes is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, an International Horror Guild, and a Million Writer Award. Recent and forthcoming short story appearances include: F&SF, Icarus, Lightspeed and the anthologies, Ghost’s: Recent Hauntings, Handsome Devil, Hauntings, Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, and Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations. His new novel Dust Devil on a Quiet Street will be published on Mayday from Lethe Press which also just reissued his Lambda Award winning novel Minions of the Moon. Also out this year will be two short story collections: The Queen, the Cambion and Seven Others and If Angels Fight.
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The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson Alaya Dawn Johnson is the author of the Spirit Binders series (Racing the Dark and The Burning City) and the Zephyr Hollis novels (Moonshine and Wicked City). The Summer Prince is her official YA debut, which Kirkus has called “luminous” in a starred review. She is currently working on her follow-up YA novel, set in an elite DC private school during a flu pandemic.

Wednesday, April 17th, 7pm at

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February 25, 2013

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

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul) by Leanna Renee Hieber Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy series such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the upcoming Eterna Files series for Tor. She is a four time Prism Award winner and her Strangely Beautiful saga is being adapted into a musical theatre production.
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Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Alethea Kontis is the bestselling author of many shiny books for children. Her debut young adult fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She lately hails from Northern Virginia, and is currently at work on Beloved, the third book in the Woodcutter Sisters series.

Wednesday, March 20th, 7pm at

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