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Podcast recordings from the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, and held on the third Wednesday of every month. Some of our past readers include 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 many other talented authors.

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Podcast recordings from the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, and held on the third Wednesday of every month. Some of our past readers include 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 many other talented authors.

    Audio from Sept 14th, with Nicholas Kaufmann & Naseem Jamnia

    Audio from Sept 14th, with Nicholas Kaufmann & Naseem Jamnia

    Here’s the audio from this month’s Fantastic Fiction with Nicholas Kaufmann & Naseem Jamnia, Sept 14, 2022​.

















    Nicholas Kaufmann

    Nicholas Kaufmann is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated, Thriller Award-nominated, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated, and Dragon Award-nominated author. He’s written numerous works of horror and fantasy, including the bestsellers 100 Fathoms Below (written with Steven L. Kent) and The Hungry Earth. His short fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, Black Static, Nightmare Magazine, Interzone, and others. In addition to his own original work, he has written for such properties as Zombies vs. Robots, The Rocketeer, and Warhammer. He and his wife Alexa live in Brooklyn, NY.









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    Naseem Jamnia

    Naseem Jamnia is the author of The Bruising of Qilwa (Tachyon Publications), which introduces their queernormative, Persian-inspired world. Their work has appeared in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Rumpus, and other venues. They’ve also received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Bitch Media, and Otherwise, and were named the inaugural Samuel R. Delany fellow. A Persian-Chicagoan, Naseem now lives in Reno with their husband, dog, and two cats.









     

     

     

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    Audio from Aug 17th, with Richard Butner & Veronica Schanoes

    Audio from Aug 17th, with Richard Butner & Veronica Schanoes

    Here’s the audio from the August 17, 2022 Fantastic Fiction reading series with guests Richard Butner & Veronica Schanoes.​











     





    Richard Butner

    Richard Butner’s short fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, been shortlisted for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Fountain Award, and nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. His collection The Adventurists was published by Small Beer Press in March. He lives in North Carolina, where he runs the annual Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference.









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    Veronica Schanoes

    Veronica Schanoes is a writer whose debut short story collection, Burning Girls and Other Stories, appeared in paperback from Tordotcom in June. She is also an associate professor in the English department of Queens College – CUNY. In both guises, she works with fairy tales and fantasy.









     

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    Audio from July 20th, with Gregory Frost & Daniel Braum

    Audio from July 20th, with Gregory Frost & Daniel Braum

    Here’s the audio from the July 20, 2022 Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading with guests Gregory Frost & Daniel Braum, and guest co-host Mercurio D. Rivera.​​

    If you’d like to support our Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, you can do so here.​

















    Gregory Frost

    Gregory Frost writes across the fantasy spectrum. He’s currently at work on a fantasy set in 12th Century Scotland, a supernatural western mashup set in 1858, and a hard sf story in collaboration with his late friend, the inestimable Bill Johnson. His previous collaborative story, with Michael Swanwick, won an Asimov’s Readers Award in the pre-COVID universe of 2015. Most days he’s accompanied by his cat.









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    Daniel Braum

    Daniel Braum’s latest collection Underworld Dreams is full of stories that explore the tension between the supernatural and the psychological. His novella The Serpent’s Shadow and collection The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales are out with Cemetery Dance eBooks. His novel Servant of the Eighth Wind is forthcoming from Lethe Press.









     

     

     

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    Audio from June 15th, with Karen Heuler & Sam J. Miller

    Audio from June 15th, with Karen Heuler & Sam J. Miller

    Here’s the audio from the June 15th, 2022 Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series with guests Karen Heuler & Sam J. Miller.​​

    If you’d like to support our Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, you can do so here.​











     





    Karen Heuler

    Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 120 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to Weird Tales, as well as in a number of Best Of anthologies (and in one of Ellen Datlow’s anthologies!). Her latest novel, The Splendid City, has just been published by Angry Robot Books. It’s a tale about stolen water, an exiled witch and her gun-wielding cat, and a city run by a self-declared President who loves parades. She has a literary short-story collection about dementia coming out in August, and Fairwood Books will publish A Slice of the Dark, a SF/F mix, this coming November.









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    Sam J. Miller

    Sam J. Miller’s books have been called “must reads” and “bests of the year” by USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. He is the Nebula-Award-winning author of Blackfish City, which has been translated into six languages and won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Sam’s short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. He’s also the last in a long line of butchers. He lives in New York City, and at samjmiller.com









     

     

     

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    Audio from May 18th, with Grady Hendrix & Alex Irvine

    Audio from May 18th, with Grady Hendrix & Alex Irvine

    Here’s the audio from the May 18th Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, with guests Grady Hendrix & Alex Irvine, and guest host Rajan Khanna.​









     





    Grady Hendrix

    Grady Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling novelist and screenwriter who makes up lies and is mean to babies. He has written terrible books like My Best Friend’s Exorcism, The Final Girl Support Group, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, and Paperbacks from Hell. Currently, he has an unhealthy fixation on gothic romances.









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    Alex Irvine

    Alex Irvine would write nothing but short stories if he thought he could get away with it, but in this fallen world he has also written novels, comics, games, and various forms of interactive narrative. Recent work includes Anthropocene Rag, The Comic Book Story of Baseball, New York Collapse, and stories in F&SF, Asimov’s, and Tor.com. He lives in Maine.









     

     

     

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    Audio from April 20th with Victor LaValle & Robert Freeman Wexler

    Audio from April 20th with Victor LaValle & Robert Freeman Wexler

    Here’s the audio from the April 20, 2022 Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series with guests Victor LaValle & Robert Freeman Wexler, and guest host Theresa DeLucci, recorded live at the KGB Bar.​​

    If you’d like to support our Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, you can do so here.











     





    Victor LaValle

    Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction and three comic books. He has been the recipient of a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and a Shirley Jackson Award. His most recent novel, The Changeling, is in production at Apple TV.









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    Robert Freeman Wexler

    Robert Freeman Wexler’s most recent book is short story collection Undiscovered Territories. His new novel, The Silverberg Business, is forthcoming from Small Beer Press in August 2022. Previous books include novel The Painting And The City, and The Visible Spectrum.









     

     

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