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

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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January 24, 2013

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

Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including The Year of the Beasts and First Day on Earth. She lives in Los Angeles and is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Tin Star, book one in her first Science Fiction novel is out this Fall. She is currently at work on book two in the series, A Stone in the Sky.
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The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist Gordon Dahlquist is a New York-based playwright and novelist, author of The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, The Dark Volume, and The Chemickal Marriage. The Different Girl is his first book for younger readers. He is fast at work on another.

Wednesday, February 20th, 7pm at

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January 3, 2013

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

Entombed by Brian Keene Brian Keene is the author of over thirty novels, most recently Entombed and An Occurrence In Crazy Bear Valley. He also writes comic books for DC and Marvel, and continues work on his ongoing comic book series The Last Zombie.Several of his novels and stories have been developed for film including Ghoul, Dark Hollow, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck.
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The Damned Highway by Nick Mamatas and Brian Keene Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including The Damned Highway co-authored with Brian Keene, and several dozen short stories. He also co-edited the anthologies The Future is Japanese with Masumi Washington and Haunted Legends with Ellen Datlow. His noir novel, Love is The Law, will be released in 2013.

Wednesday, January 16th, 7pm at

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November 29, 2012

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

Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, and the 2011 Hugo Award-winning short story “For Want of a Nail.” Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, lives in Chicago. She is currently at work on Valour and Vanity the fourth book in her series.
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Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory Ben Loory is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and is currently working on a picture book for children.

Wednesday, December 19th, 7pm at

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October 24, 2012

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

I'm not Sam by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee Jack Ketchum‘s first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. Two of his short stories have won Bram Stoker Awards and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection and best long fiction, He has written over twenty novels and novellas, the latest of which is I’m Not Sam, and five of which have been filmed. His stories are collected in The Exit at Toledo Blade Boulevard, Peaceable Kingdom, Closing Time and Other Stories, and Sleep Disorder, with Edward Lee. He was given a Grand Master Award by the 2011 World Horror Convention.
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Hair Side Flesh Side by Helen Marshall Helen Marshall is an author, managing fiction editor, and fourteenth-century book historian. Her 2011 poetry collection Skeleton Leaves won an Aurora Award for Best Canadian Speculative Poetry and was nominated for several other awards. Her debut collection of short stories Hair Side, Flesh Side has just been published by ChiZine Publications. She is currently working on her second collection, Hangjaw.

Wednesday, November 21st, 7pm at

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September 22, 2012

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

Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology John Kessel, who in the last nine months has co-edited three anthologies with James Patrick Kelly, Kafkaesque, the Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, and Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology. He is currently at work on a novel set in the Society of Cousins, the setting for his Tiptree Award-winning novella “Stories for Men.”
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Lucy Bastard by S.G. Browne S.G. Browne, the author of the novels Breathers, Fated, and Lucky Bastard, as well as the eBook short story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. His novella I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol will be released this November. He is currently at work on his fourth novel, Big Egos.

Wednesday October 17th, 7pm at

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August 20, 2012

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

Swallowing a Donkey's Eye Paul Tremblay is the author of Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, a dystopian dark fantasy with people in chicken and duck suits from Chizine Publications. He is also the author of the narcoleptic PI novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. His short fiction and essays have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Supernatural Noir, and Best American Fantasy 3.
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The Reckoning Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker and The Reckoning, the first two novels in a supernatural trilogy of love, obsession and redemption, The Taker was selected as a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by Booklist. In a previous life, Ms. Katsu was an intelligence analyst and co-author of an American national standard for encryption.

Wednesday September 19th, 7pm at

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