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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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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October 21, 2014
E. Lily Yu & Genevieve Valentine

E. Lily Yu & Genevieve Valentine

For the month of October and just in time for Halloween we were treated (but not tricked) this month with two scary science fiction stories from authors E. Lily Yu and Genevieve Valentine.

E. Lily Yu read “Musée de l’Âme Seule” from Neil Clarke’s Upgraded anthology about a robot and the illicit trade of robot body parts. Genevieve Valentine read the opening to her “Dream Houses,” a novella written for Capclave, where she was recently guest of honor.

As always, Ellen’s photos can be found on Flickr here.


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September 29, 2014
Mary Robinette Kowal & Leanna Renee Hieber

Mary Robinette Kowal & Leanna Renee Hieber

It was a night of myriad voices, living and dead, but fully present and well acted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Leanna Renee Hieber. Mary read from the forthcoming final book of her Glamourist Histories, then teased us a bit with ghostly excerpts from a completely new novel. Leanna read from her forthcoming novel The Eterna Files, Book One.

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


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September 4, 2014
Veronica Schanoes & Karen Heuler

Veronica Schanoes & Karen Heuler

Because was busy getting married, I could not attend this reading, but the magnificent Mercurio D. Rivera stepped up to sub for me.

From Ellen about the night: “Karen Heuler read part of her forthcoming novel and read a wonderfully creepy story about mothers and daughters. Veronica Schanoes read a brand new, powerful dark retold fairy tale.”

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


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July 22, 2014
Victor LaValle & Sofia Samatar

Victor LaValle & Sofia Samatar

It was a night from the margins of history as guests Victor LaValle and Sofia Samatar read excerpts from their stories in the anthology Long Hidden. Sofia described seven unusual ogres as she read from “Ogres of East Africa.” And Victor read excerpts from his creepy Western, “Lone Women.”

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


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