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 »

February 15
Michael Cisco
Nicholas Kaufmann

March 15
Nova Ren Suma
Kiini Ibura Salaam

April 19
Seth Dickinson
Laura Anne Gilman

May 17
Sam J. Miller
E.C. Myers

June 21
Catherynne M. Valente
Sunny Moraine

July 19
Karen Heuler

August 16
Rajan Khanna

September 20
Katherine Vaz
Chris Sharp


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