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 »

October 24, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on October 19, 2016 with guests Jack Ketchum & Caitlín R. Kiernan. Only Jack Ketchum’s audio is included in this podcast.

 

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Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum is the author of thirty books — novels, novellas, collections, nonfiction and poetry — his most recent being the novel The Secret Life of Souls, written with director Lucky McKee, and the collection Gorilla in My Room, both due out this winter. Five of his novels have been filmed: The Lost, Red, The Girl Next Door, Offspring, and The Woman, the latter also written with Lucky McKee.  He is the five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, most recently for Lifetime Achievement.  He lives in New York City.

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Caitlín R. Kiernan

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s novels include The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, and her short fiction has been collected in such volumes as A is for Alien, The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, and the forthcoming Dear Sweet Filthy World. In February 2017, Tor will be releasing her SF spy-noir novella, Agents of Dreamland. She is a two-time recipient of both the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker award and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

 

 

 


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.


October 6, 2016

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

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Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum is the author of thirty books — novels, novellas, collections, nonfiction and poetry — his most recent being the novel The Secret Life of Souls, written with director Lucky McKee, and the collection Gorilla in My Room, both due out this winter. Five of his novels have been filmed: The Lost, Red, The Girl Next Door, Offspring, and The Woman, the latter also written with Lucky McKee.  He is the five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, most recently for Lifetime Achievement.  He lives in New York City.

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Caitlín R. Kiernan

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s novels include The Red Tree and The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, and her short fiction has been collected in such volumes as A is for Alien, The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, and the forthcoming Dear Sweet Filthy World. In February 2017, Tor will be releasing her SF spy-noir novella, Agents of Dreamland. She is a two-time recipient of both the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker award and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Wednesday, October 19th, 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.


September 28, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on September 21st, 2016 with guests Laird Barron and Alyssa Wong. Alyssa’s audio is not included on this podcast.

Laird Barron

Laird Barron spent his early years in Alaska, where he raced the Iditarod three times during the early 1990s and worked in the fishing and construction industries. He is the author of several books, including X’s for Eyes, The Imago Sequence, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, and the forthcoming Swift to Chase. His work has also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Barron currently resides in the Hudson Valley writing stories about the evil that men do. 

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Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC. Her story, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” won the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and her work has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among other venues.

 

 

 


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.


September 9, 2016

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

Laird Barron

Laird Barron spent his early years in Alaska, where he raced the Iditarod three times during the early 1990s and worked in the fishing and construction industries. He is the author of several books, including X’s for Eyes, The Imago Sequence, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, and the forthcoming Swift to Chase. His work has also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Barron currently resides in the Hudson Valley writing stories about the evil that men do. 

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Alyssa Wong

Alyssa Wong studies fiction in Raleigh, NC. Her story, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” won the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and her work has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the Locus Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Tor.com, among other venues.

Wednesday, September 21st, 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.


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


September 1, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on August 17, 2016, with guests Leanna Renee Hieber and Theodora Goss. Only Leanna’s audio is included with this podcast.

Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber, a classically trained actress, has written nine Gothic Victorian Historical Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, won genre awards, and has been recently reissued in a new, revised edition from Tor. Her Gaslamp Fantasy series The Eterna Files and it’s sequel, Eterna & Omega is now available. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she’s been featured in film and in television on shows like Boardwalk Empire.

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Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting), a novella The Thorn and the Blossom, and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia.  Her work has been translated into ten languages, including French, Japanese, and Turkish. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” won the World Fantasy Award. Her first novel will be out from Saga Press in 2017.

 

 

 

 


August 5, 2016

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

Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber, a classically trained actress, has written nine Gothic Victorian Historical Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, won genre awards, and has been recently reissued in a new, revised edition from Tor. Her Gaslamp Fantasy series The Eterna Files and it’s sequel, Eterna & Omega is now available. She has been featured in numerous anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she’s been featured in film and in television on shows like Boardwalk Empire.

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Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss

Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting), a novella The Thorn and the Blossom, and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia.  Her work has been translated into ten languages, including French, Japanese, and Turkish. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” won the World Fantasy Award. Her first novel will be out from Saga Press in 2017.

Wednesday, August 17th, 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.


July 27, 2016

The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on July 20th, 2016, with guests David Levine and Helen Marshall. Only David’s reading is included in this podcast.

David Levine

David D. Levine is the author of the novel Arabella of Mars and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.

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Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall is a Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. Her first collection of fiction Hair Side, Flesh Side won the Sydney J. Bounds Award in 2013, and Gifts for the One Who Comes After, her second collection, won the World Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2015. She is currently editing The Year’s Best Weird Fiction to be released in 2017, and her debut novel Everything that is Born will be published by Random House Canada in 2018.