jfreund (jfreund) wrote,

NY Review of SF Readings Coast Guard Special

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
a US Coast Guard Special
Myke Cole
Robert J. Howe
plus a cameo appearance by Saladin Ahmed
     Tuesday, February 7 -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)
It was too good to leave alone.  We'd been looking for a theme to bring Bob Howe back to read, and when we met up with Myke Cole at Readercon last year and heard of his new series that sets the Coast Guard in a fantasy universe, and knowing that Bob formerly served, the pairing was a natural for this month's reading.

In addition, Saladin Ahmed will be in town to promote his new book, and with the gracious permission of our featured readers, he will entertain us with a short segment from his debut novel. 

Myke Cole is the author of the military fantasy SHADOW OPS series. The first novel, Control Point, has just been published by Ace (Penguin).

As a secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole's career has run the gamut from coun­ter-t­er­rorism to cyber war­fare to fed­eral law enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deep­water Horizon oil spill. All that con­flict can wear a guy out. Thank good­ness for fan­tasy novels, comic books, late night games of Dun­geons and Dragons and lots of angst-fueled writing.

Robert J. Howe has published short fiction in Salon.com; the magazines Analog, Black Gate, Electric Velocipede, Pulphouse, and Weird Tales; the anthologiesHappily Ever After and Newer York, and elsewhere. Howe is the editor, with John Ordover, of the anthology Coney Island Wonder Stories. He is a longtime SFWA member and is just completing his second year as secretary. Howe is a graduate of the journalism program at Brooklyn College, and the Clarion Writer's Workshop at Michigan State University.

Between 1976 and 1980, Howe served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cape George, on the Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole, and the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin. He was (honorably!) discharged as a petty officer third class. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and now works in higher education communications.

Saladin Ahmed has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award and the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. His fiction has been published in book anthologies and magazines such as Strange Horizons, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Clockwork Phoenix 2, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His debut novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon from DAW Books, is officially coming out the day of our event.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc. The series usually takes place the first Tuesday of every month, but maintains flexibility in time and place, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list and the Web.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks nearby. 

Jim Freund is Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings.  He has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967.  His long-running live radio program, “Hour of the Wolf,” broadcasts and streams every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM.  Programs are available by stream for 2 weeks after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com or follow @JimFreund for details.)

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art  (www.sohodigart.comis dedicated to re-establishing SoHo as an international center for the development of new artistic forms, concepts and ideas.  A screens-instead-of-canvases approach allows a wide selection of art from around the world which would otherwise never make it to the City.  The SGDA is available for private gatherings and events of all kinds.  For bookings call (800) 420-5590 or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com

Tuesday, February 7
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street  (between Houston & Prince St.)


By Subway
6, C, E to Spring St.; A, B D or F to West 4th; 1 train to Houston St; or R, W to Prince St.

There are many convenient bus lines that come within a couple of blocks of the gallery.  Use the link above for an interactive transit map.



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