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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September 28, 2013
Catherynne M. Valente and Christopher Barzak

Catherynne M. Valente and Christopher Barzak

On Wednesday of last week, Cat Valente read from her Six Gun Snow White, while Christopher Barzak read his story called “The Boy Who Was Born Wrapped in Barbed Wire.” The room overflowed into the hall, and the sound of our gathering drifted out into the cooling New York City air to weave itself into the ever-present spectral hum of the city.

Ellen’s photos can be seen here.


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September 8, 2013
Libba Bray & Nova Ren Suma

Libba Bray & Nova Ren Suma

Both reading from their unpublished, forthcoming works, Libba Bray & Nova Ren Suma enthralled the audience. Definitely one of the more memorable nights at KGB. Ellen’s photos can be seen here.


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July 29, 2013
Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud

Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud

Another fantabulous night at Fantastic Fiction with Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud.

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


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June 24, 2013
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Lawrence C. Connolly & Sarah Langan

Lawrence C. Connolly & Sarah Langan

This past Wednesday our readers delightfully frightened us. Lawrence C. Connolly read (well, technically he recited from memory) three short shorts. And Sarah Langan read from a novel-in-progress.  You can view Ellen’s photos of the night here.


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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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