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 28, 2016
Matthew Kressel & John Langan

Matthew Kressel & John Langan

On Wednesday to a packed house we heard guests John Langan and Matthew Kressel (yours truly) read from their work. Matt read “In Memory of a Summer’s Day,” forthcoming in an Alice in Wonderland-themed anthology edited by Ellen Datlow. And John read an excerpt from “Hunger,” to appear in a Lovecraftian anthology.

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


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October 24, 2016
Caitlín R. Kiernan & Jack Ketchum

Caitlín R. Kiernan & Jack Ketchum

On Wednesday, Caitlín read from her upcoming Tor.com novella “Agents of Dreamland,” and Jack read from a new short story. Ellen’s photos of the evening can be found here.


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September 26, 2016

Alyssa Wong & Laird Barron

Alyssa Wong & Laird Barron

On Wednesday we welcomed Laird Barron, who read a short story for a Bond-themed anthology called “The Cyclorama,” and Alyssa Wong, who read a short story called “A Clamor of Bones.” Ellen’s photos of the evening can be found here.


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September 6, 2016

Here are the photos from the August 17, 2016 Fantastic Fiction reading with Leanna Renee Hieber & Theodora Goss, both reading from their forthcoming works.  Ellen Datlow was at WorldCon so Matt and Mercurio D. Rivera stepped in to take unflattering photos of people, and Mercurio did his best Ellen imitation.

A fun night was had by all. The full album can be found here.

Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss

Matthew Kressel & Leanna Renee Hieber

Matthew Kressel & Leanna Renee Hieber


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July 26, 2016

Helen Marshall & David Levine

Helen Marshall & David Levine

David Levine rapped a bit before reading an excerpt from Arabella of Mars, and Helen Marshall read a new short story about an embalmist to a full house and an enthusiastic crowd.


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June 23, 2016
Daniel Braum & Marc Laidlaw

Daniel Braum & Marc Laidlaw

Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum read new stories to an appreciative crowd.

Ellen’s photos can be found here.


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May 25, 2016
Victor LaValle & Damien Angelica Walters

Victor LaValle & Damien Angelica Walters

A great night, with Victor LaValle reading from “The Ballad of Black Tom” and Damien Angelica Walters reading a new story.

You can view Ellen’s photos of the night here.


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April 27, 2016
Scott Lynch & Elizabeth Bear

Scott Lynch & Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch read from their new works. Ellen’s photos of the night can be found here.


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March 25, 2016

In red, Rio Youers and behind him, David Nickle

In burgundy tee, Rio Youers and behind him in jacket, David Nickle

Rio Youers read from Point Hollow and forthcoming work, and David Nickle read “Knife Fight.” Mercurio D. Rivera subbed for Ellen. Matt’s photos of the night can be found here.


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February 25, 2016

Gemma Files and Carola Dibbell

Gemma Files and Carola Dibbell

On Wednesday, Gemma Files and Carola Dibbell read from recent novels and blew the house away. Subbing for Matt was Mercurio D. Rivera. Ellen’s Photos of the night can be found here.


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