F. Brett Cox & Naomi Novik, May 20th at KGB

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

Crossroads F. Brett Cox‘s most recent fiction publication was “Mary of the New Dispensation” in Postscripts 13. Forthcoming stories in 2009 are “She Hears Music Up Above” in the original anthology Phantom (Prime Books) and “Nylon Seam” in the Interfictions 2 Online Annex.
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A Victory of Eagles Naomi Novik is the author of the bestselling Temeraire series of novels, with Victory of Eagles just out in paperback. She has a story coming out in the anthology Naked City in 2010.

* Mobile Libris will be there selling books

Wednesday May 20th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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Stewart O’Nan
Paul Tremblay

Last night we were entertained by two very talented authors. Paul Tremblay read from his The Little Sleep about a narcoleptic private Dick, and Stewart O’Nan read from his Songs for the Missing. Both excerpts, it was interesting to discover, were not speculative in any way that I could see, but the audience did not seem to mind one bit (note the “fantastic” in Fantastic Fiction) which, as one blogger aptly noted this morning, is what Alice Turner meant when, in creating the series, she attempted to bring together mainstream writers with writers of speculative fiction in order to show, “that at a certain level they were plowing exactly the same field.” So, kudos to them for chipping away at that invisible wall.

I saw lots of new faces in the crowd, which is always nice to see. Ellen Datlow could not attend as she was traveling. I also realized that yesterday marked my one year anniversary of my co-hosting KGB. One year ago last March I was asked to guest-host the series when then-hosts Ellen and Gavin could not attend. Interesting synchronicity in that one year later, I am again doing it solo. The following month I took over for Gavin permanently. Anyway, many thanks to Ellen and all the guests and attendees for making it a great year.

The photos from last night’s event can be seen here.

Stewart O’Nan & Paul Tremblay, this Wednesday at KGB

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

Songs for the Missing Stewart O’Nan, author of novels such as A Prayer for the Dying, Snow Angels, The Night Country, and two nonfiction books, The Circus Fire and Faithful : Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season (with Stephen King). His novel, Songs for the Missing and his screenplay “Poe” have just been published
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The Little Sleep Paul Tremblay, author of the collection Compositions for the Young and Old and the hard-boiled/dark fantasy novella City Pier: Above and Below. He’s also edited fiction for a website, a magazine, and several anthologies. His first novel, The Little Sleep–just out –has won praise from Joe R. Lansdale and (coincidently enough) Stewart O’Nan.

* Mobile Libris will be there selling books

Wednesday March 18th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kgbfantasticfiction/

Readings are always free.

Please forward to friends at your own discretion.

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Laird Barron

James Morror

Laird Barron
James Morrow

The revolution — er, readings — will be televised, or so one zealous person from a local arts website told us before Laird Barron read from his “In the Hatch,” a brand new story which is currently being offered as as prize as part of the Shirley Jackson Awards Lottery. Next up was James Morrow, who amused the crowd with sections from The Philosopher’s Apprentice and Shambling Towards Hiroshima. We were quite happy, afterward, knowing that Hitler never got the Lizard.

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