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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May 17, 2013

 

Daniel Rabuzzi & Kit Reed

Daniel Rabuzzi & Kit Reed

We had a blast Wednesday with Kit Reed & Daniel Rabuzzi.  Kit read from”The Legend of Troop 13″ about feral girl scouts in the woods, while Daniel read excerpts from The Indigo Pheasant and Choir Boats.  Ellen’s photos of the night can be viewed here.


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April 23, 2013
Richard Bowes & Alaya Dawn Johnson

Richard Bowes & Alaya Dawn Johnson

On Wednesday we had the pleasure of hearing two talented authors read for us.  Alaya Dawn Johnson read from her new YA novel, The Summer Prince. And Richard Bowed read “The Queen and the Cambion” from his new collection, The Queen, the Cambion, and Seven Others. Ellen’s photos can be seen here.


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March 21, 2013
Alethea Kontis, Matthew Kressel & Leanna Renee Hieber

Alethea Kontis, Matthew Kressel & Leanna Renee Hieber

Last night we were ensorcelled by two illuminating and sparkly readers, Leanna Renee Hieber & Alethea Kontis. Leanna read her story “Charged” from Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, and Aletha read various short shorts and one longer piece.

Ellen was away this month, so K. Tempest Bradford kindly stepped up to take photos of the evening. I’ve posted them to my G+ account here.


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February 25, 2013
Gordon Dahlquist & Cecil Castelluci

Gordon Dahlquist & Cecil Castellucci

It was a crowded house this past Wednesday at KGB, with guests Gordon Dahlquist & Cecil Castellucci. Check out Ellen’s photos of the evening here.


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January 24, 2013
Nick Mamatas & Brian Keene

Nick Mamatas & Brian Keene

Nick Mamatas read “Slice of Life,” a vignette story about a lab tech who slices up bodies for dissection. And Brian Keene read “Fetish,” about a man’s obsession with the discarded hair of his lover. The house was full, as Ellen’s photos attest.


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January 3, 2013
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Ben Loory & Mary Robinette Kowal (giving their Serious Writers look)

It was a superb night with Ben & Mary, and quite full. Ben read a selection of charming short shorts and Mary read from Glamour in Glass. She also dazzled us with a shadow puppet show.  Ellen’s photos of the evening can be found here.


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November 29, 2012
Jack Ketchum (with fan Trevor Firetog) Helen Marshall
Jack Ketchum (right) with fan Trevor Firetog Helen Marshall

We had our Thanksgiving pre-feast with two superb authors. Helen Marshall read from her new collection, Hair Side, Flesh Side about the length kids will go to get “artifacts” from famous saints. (Use your imagination.) And Jack Ketchum read several chilling excerpts from various works, including I’m Not Sam. Perfectly creepy readings to get us in the mood for the cold winter months.

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


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October 24, 2012
S.G. Browne & John Kessel

S.G. Browne & John Kessel

On Wednesday, S.G. Browne read excerpts from his Lucky Bastard, and John Kessel read from a work in progress.  Lots of new faces in the crowd for this night of excellent readings.  Ellen’s photos of the night can be found here.


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September 22, 2012
Paul Tremblay & Alma Katsu

Paul Tremblay & Alma Katsu

Despite an evil zombie cheer-leading squad just outside during the readings, the night could not have been better, with guests Paul Tremblay and Alma Katsu.  Ellen’s photos can be seen here.


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August 20, 2012

Though a heavy storm passed through earlier in the day (what do you have against KGB, nature?) the turnout was large for Jeff and Tenea.  Jeff read a story about kids wielding guns and Tenea read various excerpts from her work.  Another great night at KGB.  Ellen’s photos can be found here.

Jeffrey Ford & Tenea D. Johnson

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