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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August 27, 2015
A.C. Wise & N.K. Jemisin

A.C. Wise & N.K. Jemisin

On August 19th, we were gifted with two talented authors, A.C. Wise and N.K. Jemisin. Matt was on vacation so the magnificent Mercurio D. Rivera subbed for him.

Ellen’s photos of the night can be viewed here.


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July 17, 2015
Jeffrey Ford & David Edison

Jeffrey Ford & David Edison

On Wednesday, what a treat. We first heard from David Edison, who read from his forthcoming novel The Noonday Plague. And then Jeff Ford read “The Thousand Eyes.” The house was packed, overflowing into the hall, with familiar and new faces alike. Overall, a fantastic night.

Ellen’s photos can be seen here.


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June 22, 2015
Simon Stranzas & Dale Bailey

Simon Stranzas & Dale Bailey

On Wednesday, we were visited by two friendly ghosts in the form of Dale Bailey & Simon Strantzas, who both read excerpts of their work. Matt was out of town so he conjured up a superlative substitute co-host in the form of Kristine Dikeman. Ellen’s photos of the evening can be viewed here.


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May 22, 2015
Wesley Chu & Nicole Kornher-Stace

Wesley Chu & Nicole Kornher-Stace

Lots of buzz and buzzed folks in the crowd this past Wednesday with guests Wesley Chu and Nicole Kornher-Stace. Wes read excerpt from Time Salvager and The Lives of Tao, and Nicole read an excerpt from Archivist Wasp. An all around excellent night.

Ellen’s photos can be viewed here.


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April 17, 2015
James Morrow & Ken Liu

James Morrow & Ken Liu

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed two esteemed writers to our midst this past Wednesday. James Morrow read excerpt from his new novel Galápagos Regained, and Ken Liu read from his recently released The Grace of Kings. The house was full and enthusiastic. Ellen Datlow was busy traveling in China, so the magesterial Mercurio D. Rivera subbed for her.

Photos from the night can be viewed here.


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March 20, 2015
Lisa Mannetti & Caitlín R. Kiernan

Lisa Mannetti & Caitlín R. Kiernan

Wednesday we were visited by two wonderful writers, Caitlín R. Kiernan and Lisa Mannetti, inside the packed KGB bar. Both read from forthcoming works. Ellen Datlow was away, so Mercurio D. Rivera subbed for her.

Matt’s photos of the evening can be viewed here.


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February 25, 2015
Ben Loory & Mike Allen

Ben Loory & Mike Allen

On Wednesday we were joined by authors Ben Loory & Mike Allen. Matt was away on vacation, so Mercurio David Rivera subbed for him.

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

 


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January 30, 2015
Gregory Frost & Andy Duncan

Gregory Frost & Andy Duncan

An all around divinely inspired night with Gregory Frost reading”Touring Jesus World” followed by Andy Duncan reading an excerpt from his novel-in-progress, tentatively titled “The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World.” The stories had overlapping themes about satire and religion — synchronicity, conspiracy, or divine intervention?

Ellen’s photos of the night can be viewed here.


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December 21, 2014
Rajan Khanna & Steven Gould

Rajan Khanna & Steven Gould

It was an evening spent above the Earth, first in the airships above a near-future virus-ravaged landscape in Rajan Khanna’s Falling Sky, then in a solo-human spacecraft in Steven Gould’s Exo. A full house crowded the toasty bar for an excellent end to this year’s Fantastic Fiction reading series. Thank you to all our readers for this year and to all our guests and fans who keep Fantastic Fiction lively and fun. Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season and all the best in the new year!

Ellen’s photos of the night can be seen here.


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November 24, 2014
Jack Skillingstead & Nancy Kress

Jack Skillingstead & Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress began the evening reading from Yesterday’s Kin, her latest novel, about coy alien emissaries taking up residence in New York harbor, and the geneticist who is brought on board to help them unravel a danger that might threaten the world. Nancy was followed by Jack Skillingstead, who read “Everyone Bleeds Through” from his collection Are You There and Other Stories about a very complex and unnatural relationship. Despite the early winter chill, we were kept warm and entertained by both readers.

Ellen’s photos of the night can be seen here.


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