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 »

May 25, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar with guest authors Victor LaValle and Damien Angelica Walters on May 18th, 2016.

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the author of three novels, a collection of stories and two novellas. His most recent novella The Ballad of Black Tom was recently published by Tor. He has won the Shirley Jackson Award and an American Book Award among other awards for his novel Big Machine. He teaches at Columbia University.

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Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of Paper Tigers, recently published, and Sing Me Your Scars. Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and published in numerous anthologies and magazines. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two rescued pit bulls

 

 

 

 


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.


April 27, 2016

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the author of three novels, a collection of stories and two novellas. His most recent novella The Ballad of Black Tom was recently published by Tor. He has won the Shirley Jackson Award and an American Book Award among other awards for his novel Big Machine. He teaches at Columbia University.

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Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of Paper Tigers, recently published, and Sing Me Your Scars. Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and published in numerous anthologies and magazines. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two rescued pit bulls

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, 7pm at KGB Bar,
85 East 4th Street
(just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

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Readings are always free.

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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.


April 25, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on April 20, 2016, with guests Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch. Scott Lynch’s reading is not included in this recording.

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 27 novels (The most recent is Karen Memory, a Weird West adventure from Tor) and over a hundred short stories.

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The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch was born in Minnesota in 1978. He has been a World Fantasy Award, Campbell Award, and Locus Award nominee, and won a British Fantasy Award in 2008. His most recent novel, The Republic of Thieves, was a New York Times, Times of London, and USA Today best seller. His forthcoming novel, The Thorn of Emberlain, continues the story that began in 2006 with The Lies of Locke Lamora.

 

 

 


March 29, 2016

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 27 novels (The most recent is Karen Memory, a Weird West adventure from Tor) and over a hundred short stories.

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The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch was born in Minnesota in 1978. He has been a World Fantasy Award, Campbell Award, and Locus Award nominee, and won a British Fantasy Award in 2008. His most recent novel, The Republic of Thieves, was a New York Times, Times of London, and USA Today best seller. His forthcoming novel, The Thorn of Emberlain, continues the story that began in 2006 with The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 7pm at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.) http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/ Subscribe to our mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgbfantasticfiction/ Readings are always free. Please forward to friends at your own discretion.


March 25, 2016

The following audio was recorded live on March 16, 2016 at the KGB Bar with guest readers Rio Youers and David Nickle. Mercurio D. Rivera subbed for Ellen Datlow.

Point Hollow by Rio Youers

Rio Youers

Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of End Times and Point Hollow. His short fiction has been published in many notable anthologies, and his novel, Westlake Soul, was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Sunburst Award. His latest novel, Remember Me, will be released by MacMillan/Thomas Dunne Books in early 2017. Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their children, Lily and Charlie.  

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Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle

David Nickle

David Nickle is an author and journalist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His stories have appeared on Tor.com, in various year’s-best anthologies and in two collections, Monstrous Affections and Knife Fight and Other Struggles. He is the author of the novels Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Rasputin’s Bastards, The ‘Geisters, and (with Karl Schroeder) The Claus Effect. He and his wife, author Madeline Ashby, co-edited an anthology of James Bond stories, License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond. He is the past winner of the Aurora, Bram Stoker, and Black Quill Awards.

       


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.


February 25, 2016

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Point Hollow by Rio Youers

Rio Youers

Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of End Times and Point Hollow. His short fiction has been published in many notable anthologies, and his novel, Westlake Soul, was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Sunburst Award. His latest novel, Remember Me, will be released by MacMillan/Thomas Dunne Books in early 2017. Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their children, Lily and Charlie.  

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Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle

David Nickle

David Nickle is an author and journalist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His stories have appeared on Tor.com, in various year’s-best anthologies and in two collections, Monstrous Affections and Knife Fight and Other Struggles. He is the author of the novels Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Rasputin’s Bastards, The ‘Geisters, and (with Karl Schroeder) The Claus Effect. He and his wife, author Madeline Ashby, co-edited an anthology of James Bond stories, License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond. He is the past winner of the Aurora, Bram Stoker, and Black Quill Awards.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, 7pm at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.) http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/ Subscribe to our mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgbfantasticfiction/ Readings are always free. Please forward to friends at your own discretion.


February 25, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on February 17th, 2016 with guests Gemma Files and Carola Dibbell.

Experimental Film by Gemma Files

Gemma Files

Born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada, Gemma Files has been a film critic, teacher, and screenwriter. Probably best known for her weird Western Hexslinger series (A Book of Tongues, A Rope of Thorns, and A Tree of Bones), she has also published two short fiction collections, two speculative poetry chapbooks and a story-cycle (We Will All Go Down Together: Stories of the Five-Family Coven). Five of her stories were adapted as episodes of Showtime’s The Hunger, an erotic horror anthology series produced by Tony and Ridley Scott. Her latest novel is Experimental Film.  

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The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell

Carola Dibbell

The Only Ones, Carola Dibbell’s debut novel, was included by Nancy Hightower in the Washington Post’s top five science fiction and fantasy novels of 2015 and by NPR’s Jason Heller in his best books of 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Black Clock, and Fence, and her rock criticism and other journalism mostly in the Village Voice.