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Dave Roman & Molly Crabapple read July 5th
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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings

presents
A Comics Spectacular!

Dave Roman
Molly Crabapple

Gina Gagliano, Guest Curator 


     Tuesday, July 5th  --  Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

Gina Gagliano writes: “With the move of the NYRSF Readings to the Soho Gallery for Digital Art, we’re introducing the (occasional) graphic novel reading, as now we have the opportunity to see the reading as well as hear it – essential for science fiction/fantasy works in the comics form.”  

To accommodate this, we will take advantage of the large screen in the downstairs section of the gallery as our writer/artists perform the vocals for the works being displayed.  And what a lineup Gina has assembled!

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Molly Crabapple, artist, comics creator and entrepreneur, has been called "a downtown phenomenon" by The New York Times and "THE artist of our time" by comedian Margaret Cho. Using her hyper-detailed Victorian pen for graphic novels, giant nightclub murals, and for clients like DC Comics, Marvel Comics, SXSW, Red Bull and the Wall Street Journal, Molly is also the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School - an alt.drawing salon with branches in 120 cities from Akron to Zagreb - which Roger Ebert recently called "inspired." Molly has spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and in museums and universities from Helsinki to Sao Paulo.  Her Web site is at http://mollycrabapple.com

Dave Roman has done comics about the X-Men and Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as contributing to the Flight anthologies and editing the video game comics anthology Lifemeter.  The NY Times bestseller is also the author of Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery.  After working as the comics editor for Nickelodeon Magazine for ten years, his first solo project, Astronaut Academy, came out this June from First Second Books.  The Comics Waiting Room says of it, “There will not be a better all-ages graphic novel published this year than Astronaut Academy. Period.”  Dave maintains a blog at http://yaytime.com

Gina Gagliano is the Marketing Coordinator at First Second Books, Macmillan’s dedicated graphic novel imprint.

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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 performers and curator for dinner and drinks at Milady’s nearby. 

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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.  (New time slot.)  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  (http://sohodigart.com)  is 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

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WHEN:
Tuesday, July 5th
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

WHERE:
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street  (between Houston & Prince St.)
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012

HOW:
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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Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!
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   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Gregory Frost
Michael Swanwick

     Tuesday, June 7 -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

Both Michael Swanwick and Greg Frost have been good friends of the NYRSF magazine as well as our readings, so it is only fitting that we bring you this wonderful double-header.

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Gregory Frost  is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. He is the author of the acclaimed duology, Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet (Del Rey/Random House 2008), which was called "one of the few must-read fantasies of the year" by the Fantasy Book Critic and voted one of the best fantasy novels of the year by the American Library Association in 2009.  Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review and also called his short story collection Attack of the Jazz Giants & Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press, 2005) “one of the best fantasy collections of the year." The collection includes both "Madonna of the Maquiladora," and the original Shadowbridge story, "How Meersh the Bedeviler Lost His Toes."

Frost has been a finalist for the James Tiptree Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, World Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.  He is a current Fiction Writing Workshop Director at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA.


Michael Swanwick is one of the most acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writers of his generation. He has received Hugo Awards for short fiction an unprecedented five times in six years. His novel Stations of the Tide was honored with the Nebula Award and was also nominated for the Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "The Edge of the World" received the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and was nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. "Radio Waves" received the World Fantasy Award. His stories are frequently reprinted in Best of the Year anthologies and have been translated and published throughout the world.  He is the author of Griffin's Egg, In the Drift, Stations of the Tide, Vacuum Flowers, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, and its sequel, The Dragons of Babel.  His latest novel, Dancing With Bears, continues the adventures of the far-future confidence tricksters, Darger and Surplus, and is just out from Night Shade Books.

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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.  (New time slot.)  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.com)  is 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. 

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

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

HOW:
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.

LINKS:

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The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 21st year!
Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!
   New York Review of Science Fiction
   PO. Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570
   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com
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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
A Tribute to Theodore Sturgeon
Noël Sturgeon, Guest Curator
with
Samuel R. Delany
N.K. Jemisin

     Tuesday, May 3 -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     Admission free -- $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

It has been our habit to hold an annual tribute to great writers of the genre -- usually in November.  This year, in order to facilitate the busy schedule of our guest curator, we re-prioritized our calendar so that we can bring you an evening dedicated to -- simply put -- one of the all-time greats.  We will hear two stories: one read by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee N.K. Jemisin, and the other by Samuel R. Delany.  After the readings, Noel Sturgeon will conduct some Q&A.

Theodore Sturgeon was born on February 26, 1918 and died in Eugene, Oregon, on May 8, 1985. A resident of New York City, Woodstock, New York, Los Angeles, and Springfield, Oregon, he was the author of more than thirty novels and short story collections. He won the International Fantasy Award for his novel More Than Human; the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for his short story "Slow Sculpture;" the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Society of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy for the Star Trek screenplay, "Amok Time"; and the Gaylactica/ Spectrum Award for his ground-breaking story "The World Well Lost". For the influence on comic books of his short story "It," he won the Inkpot Award.  His idea of “bleshing” (the interaction of different individuals in a gestalt, from More Than Human) was influential for performers from The Grateful Dead to the Blue Man Group. He was known for the creation of Sturgeon’s Law (Every genre, without exception, is 90% crap) and the credo: “Ask the next question.” For his lifetime of work, he was awarded a World Fantasy Achievement Award and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Noël Sturgeon (Theodore Sturgeon’s fourth daughter, one of his seven children) is the Trustee of the Theodore Sturgeon Literary Trust. She handles all the business connected with Theodore Sturgeon’s work, including the copyrights. With Paul Williams, she put together the thirteen volumes of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon published by North Atlantic Books. She is a Professor of Women’s Studies at Washington State University, and the author of many articles and two books: Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action (Routledge 1997) and Environmentalism and Popular Culture: Gender, Race, Sexuality and the Politics of the Natural (University of Arizona 2009). She lives on the eastern side of Washington State in the town of Pullman. One of her ambitions is to teach a class on environmental feminist science fiction.

Samuel R. Delany is the winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and one of science fiction's most celebrated authors. Born and raised in New York City, Delany began writing in the early 1960s. His 1966 novel Babel-17 established his reputation, and over the next decade he became famous for his provocative futuristic explorations of race and sexual identity in the novels Nova (1969), Dhalgren (1975) and Triton (1976). His other works include the Neveryon series of novels (1979-87) and the novel Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984). He has also written frankly about his life as an African-American homosexual, and his non-fiction books include The Motion of Light and Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village, 1957-65 (1988) and Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (Sexual Culture) (1999).

N(ora). K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels who lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to writing, she is a counseling psychologist (specializing in career counseling), a sometime hiker and biker, and a political/feminist/anti-racist blogger.

Her short fiction has been published in pro markets such as Clarkesworld, Postscripts, Strange Horizons, and Baen’s Universe; it has also appeared in podcast markets and print anthologies. Several of her short stories have received Honorable Mentions in various Year’s Bests; one of her stories has been nominated for a Hugo and a Nebula.


Jemisin's first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, has been nominated for this year's Hugo and Nebula Awards.  The sequel, The Broken Kingdoms, is out now from Orbit Books. Book 3 of the Inheritance Trilogy, The Kingdom of Gods, is due out in late 2011.

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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 celebrants for dinner and drinks nearby. 


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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.  (New time slot.)  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.com)  is 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


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WHEN:
Tuesday, May 3
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

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

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012


HOW:
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.

LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf

--
The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 21st year!
Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!
   New York Review of Science Fiction
   PO. Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570
   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Lev Grossman
Barbara Krasnoff

     Tuesday, April 5th -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

To make up for not having a reading in February, we will have two spectacular events in April.  The second will be April 12th, Carol Emshwiller's 90th birthday!  You know that's a don't-miss.  Details on that event next time.  April 5th, however, we will feature two tech writers and fantasists from Brooklyn:

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Lev Grossman's first novel, Warp, was published in 1998; his second, Codex, appeared in 2004 and became an international bestseller.  The Magicians, his third, earned a rare combination of popular and critical acclaim -- it debuted at #8 on the New York Times bestseller list and was one of the New Yorker's best books of 2009.  It is currently being published in 20 countries.  The sequel, The Magician King, is slated for publication this fall.


The son of two English professors, Lev grew up in Boston, studied literature at Harvard and spent three years doing his PhD at Yale before realizing that a career in Comparative Literature was not for him. So he set about becoming a journalist -- and is currently a senior writer at Time Magazine, serving as both book critic and lead technology writer.  The New York Times called him "one of this country's smartest and most reliable critics."  His writing has also appeared in the Times, the Village VoiceEntertainment WeeklySalonLingua Franca and the Wall Street Journal, among many others, and he appears as a frequent guest on NPR.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is married to author Sophie Gee.

Barbara Krasnoff's short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Space & Time Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Doorways, Sybil's Garage, Behind the Wainscot, Escape VelocityWeird Tales, Descant, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Amazing Stories, and the anthologies Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I, Crossed Genres, Year Two, Clockwork Phoenix 2, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & Abundance, and Memories and Visions: Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction. Recent sales include "In the Household of the Brelsh," which will appear in the April edition of Crossed Genres; "Button Up Your Overcoat," which will be included in Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring 20s, and "Red Dybbuk," which will be part of a yet-unnamed anthology.

 

During working hours, Barbara is Features & Reviews Editor for Computerworld. She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner Jim Freund and countless numbers of stuffed penguins. She can be found at her Web site http://BrooklynWriter.com. 


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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 to 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.  (New time slot.)  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.com)  is 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


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WHEN:
Tuesday, April 5th
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

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

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012


HOW:
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.

LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf

--
The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 21st year!
Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!
   New York Review of Science Fiction
   PO. Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570
   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com

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To join our infrequent mailing list please send a note to NYRSF_Readings@hourwolf.com. 
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Rescheduled for
Sunday, March 6th
2 PM



The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Andrea Hairston
Pan Morigan

     Sunday, March 6th -- Doors open 1:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation -- admission free
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

The snows are melted, the snows are gone.  We can only hope.  

Last month we had to postpone our reading with Andrea Hairston and Pan Morigan due to weather conditions, but the snow date is here: Sunday, March 6th at 2 PM  

Andrea will read from her just-released novel, Redwood and Wildfire, and Pan will perform her amazing multicultural music, using song lyrics taken from the novel as well as music from her new CD, Wild Blue.

But wait -- there's more! We will have two readings in April to make up for February's lost reading.  (Thank you, SoHo Gallery!)  See details on our schedule below.

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Andrea Hairston was a math/physics major in college until she did special effects for a show and ran off to the theatre to become an artist. She is the Artistic Director of Chrysalis Theatre and has created original productions with music, dance, and masks for over thirty years. She is also the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Afro-American Studies at Smith College. Her plays have been produced at Yale Rep, Rites and Reason, the Kennedy Center, StageWest, and on Public Radio and Television. She has received many playwriting and directing awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Playwrights, a Rockefeller/NEA Grant for New Works, a Ford Foundation Grant to collaborate with Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop, and a Shubert Fellowship for Playwriting.


Her first novel, Mindscape, was published by Aqueduct Press in March 2006. Mindscape won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award and was shortlisted for the Phillip K Dick Award and the Tiptree Award. "Griots of the Galaxy," a short story, appears in So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Visions of the Future, an anthology edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan. In March 2011, Ms. Hairston will receive the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship Award for distinguished contributions to the scholarship and criticism of the fantastic.


Andrea's latest novel, Redwood and Wildfire, has just been published by Aqueduct Press, and has been reviewed by the Village Voice at http://bit.ly/dZxm7W   She is currently working on a new novel, Will Do Magic for Small Change.  Her Web site is at http://andreahairston.com


Pan Morigan is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer.  She is known for her silvery, wide-ranging voice and passionate stage presence. Her genre-bending songs are influenced by the wide, stormy skies and wild lakes of the Midwest, where she was raised.  The experience of growing up in a city full of immigrants and seekers also helped to shape her musical imagination. Blues and jazz, Irish, Greek, Persian, and Scottish music were everywhere to be heard, live.  Friends held Irish sessions in their basements.  Greek bands were heard in local clubs with room for dancing Syrtos between tables.  Pan’s father made instruments for folk musicians, and the sounds of American folk, blues and Persian classical music alike were heard in the kitchen. Most important, Pan learned that music had no boundaries and could not be fenced in.  

Her Web site is at http://panmorigan.com, where you can learn more about her latest CD, Wild Blue.

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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 performers for an early 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.  (New time slot.)  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.com)  is 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


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UPCOMING:

4/5:  Lev Grossman and Barbara Krasnoff

4/12:  Carol Emshwiller's 90th Birthday !!!

5/3:  A Tribute to Theodore Sturgeon with Noel Sturgeon and others

6/7:  Michael Swanwick & TBA

7/5:  TBA


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LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf
http://www.nyrsf.com/

--
The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 21st year!
Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!
   New York Review of Science Fiction
   PO Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570
   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com

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Hour of the Wolf radio show moves to new night
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Hour of the Wolf, the world’s longest-running radio program regarding science fiction and fantasy, has ended its initial 38-year run from 5-7 AM on WBAI-FM and will be beginning a new era in an exciting late-night timeslot. The show will be broadcast on the radio and streamed over the Internet live Wednesday nights/Thursday mornings from 1:30 to 3 AM starting Thanksgiving Eve.

Over the years, producer and host Jim Freund has presented many of the world’s greatest science fiction, fantasy and horror writers in live interviews, readings and listener calls. Through the decades, guests have included Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Harlan Ellison, Frank Herbert, Dr. Michio Kaku, Ursula K. LeGuin, Barry N. Malzberg, Frederik Pohl, Gene Roddenberry, Theodore Sturgeon, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Connie Willis, Roger Zelazny, and hundreds more.

In addition to presenting such established great writers, Hour of the Wolf will continue to be a forum for adventurous authors who are expanding the field of speculative fiction and interstitial literature. The show will also continue to experiment with innovative ideas, such as regularly hosting Altered Fluid, a writer’s group which critiques first draft stories by its members live on the air. Recorded performances from the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings (also produced and curated by Jim Freund) and the KGB Fantastic Fiction Readings will continue to be a staple, along with new, original radio drama.

The first episode of the new era of the show will feature one of the program’s favorite guests: science fiction and fantasy writer Richard Bowes, who has published five novels, two collections of short fiction and fifty short stories and articles. Recent and forthcoming stories appear in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and the Digital Domains, Best Gay Stories, Beastly Bride, Wilde Stories, Haunted Legends, Naked City, Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, Supernatural Noir and Blood and Other Cravings anthologies. He has won the World Fantasy, Lambda, International Horror Guild and Million Writers Awards.

Background
Hour of the Wolf began life on WBAI in 1972 as a free-form live radio program. Created by Margot Adler (now of National Public Radio, and author of Drawing Down the Moon andHeretic's Heart,), the program originally ran Monday thru Friday from 5 - 7 AM. Thursdays and Fridays were designated as a 'Science Fiction Spectacular' with Jim Freund co-hosting those mornings. In July, 1974, Jim Freund became the sole host when Margot Adler moved to another timeslot.

About 1975, the show narrowed its focus to concentrate on science fiction and related fields of endeavor. In 1983, the program was moved to Saturday mornings.

The title is taken from the Ingmar Bergman film Hour of the Wolf ( Vargtimmen in Swedish), and refers to the time of day “between night and dawn” and the ancient belief that this is when “most children are born and most people die,” and when fantasy is made real.

In addition to the broadcast over 99.5 FM in New York, Hour of the Wolf can be heard live over the Internet at http://stream.wbai.org and a streaming archive of the two most recent episodes are available at http://archive.wbai.org/show1.php?showid=hotwolf Links to each are maintained at the main Web site at http://hourwolf.com

Listener-sponsored, commercial-free WBAI broadcasts over 99.5 FM in New York City and is a part of the Pacifica Foundation. The station can also be heard overhttp://stream.wbai.org and through a few smartphone apps.

Jim Freund has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967 when he began working at New York City's WBAI at age 13 as an intern for Baird Searles. Over the years, he has produced myriad radio dramas, and lost track long ago of how many interviews and readings he has done or presented. His work has been twice nominated for and once a winner of the Major Armstrong Award for Excellence in Radio Production. Jim has also dabbled (occasionally with great success) in producing for the New York stage. He is currently Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. He occasionally maintains his Web site at http://hourwolf.com, sporadically tweets as @JimFreund, and blogs on LiveJournal.

Next season @ NYRSFr
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I've begun updating the page for the reading series -- updating the (old) copy and beginning to post what will occur in the first half of the season.  It looks cool.  (I know what may be in all those TBDs, nyah nyah.)  But what we do tell is really great.  

Take a gander, or a cygnet if you prefer at http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf


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I may still have an addition or adjustment to my schedule at Readercon 21, most notably hamming, er, playing a bit in A Midsummer Night's Dream, but I must say I find this most gratifying.

A listing of program items is at http://www.readercon.org/program.htm and the draft of the grid is at http://www.readercon.org/docs/RC21ProgramGrid.pdf

Thursday, July 8
8 PM - "A Saucer of Loneliness" by Theodore Sturgeon  -- Vermont room
    I will be reading the classic short story to kick off the Sturgeon marathon.

Friday, July 9
6 PM - The Bonus DVD in Literature -- Salon F
Adams, Freund (Moderator), Halpern, Redick, Smith
     Brandon Sanderson has posted "author commentary" on a chapter-by-chapter basis for all of his major fantasy novels. Steven Hall wrote "un-chapters" for every chapter of his published book The Raw Shark Texts and has scattered them in the world and online. And Catherynne Valente recorded audio "author's commentary" for several chapters of her online YA novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making. How does the presence of authoritative commentary change the reading dynamic? Does it affect the sense of closure and satisfaction that is conventionally experienced when we reach the end of a story? Will a proliferation of such bonus material create more informed readers, or simply ones less willing to work to understand a story? And how does the idea of a "published work" change when different readers may have experienced less or more of it, depending on how much bonus content they have experienced?

Saturday, July 10
Noon - Orphans of the Time Stream -- Salon G
J. Cramer, Crowley, Freund (Moderator), Stross
    In the Hugo-nominated "Palimpsest," a new novella included in his recently-published short story collection Wireless, Charles Stross has written one of the best time-travel stories ever. It takes advantage of the single-mutable-timeline trope to present not one, but three different Stapledonian versions of the far future. What are the implications of a universe in which you can kill your grandfather for good but continue to live as a "timestream orphan?" What does this uncommon take on the nature of time say about causality and free will?

5 PM - Nalo Hopkinson interviewed by Jim Freund -- Salon E
    Wow!
 
Sunday, July 11
Kaffeeklatsch -- Vineyard room
    I'm trying to remember my topic -- was it using social networking?  Conducting yourself during an interview or reading?  Watch this space...

 


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presents
Saladin Ahmed
Paolo Bacigalupi

     Tuesday, July 6th -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     138 Sullivan Street 
      (directions and links below)
     $5 suggested donation 

Just when you thought the 20th Anniversary series was over, we keep coming up with surprises.  But with a lineup like this, we just had to extend for at least one more month.

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Saladin Ahmed has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and the Harper’s Pen Award for Best Sword & Sorcery/Heroic Fantasy Short Story.  His fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Clockwork Phoenix 2, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Drabblecast, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and the Portuguese F/SF magazine Bang!. His poetry has earned fellowships from the University of Michigan, Brooklyn College, and the Bronx Council on the Arts, and has appeared in over a dozen journals and anthologies.  He was born in Detroit and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twins.  His Web site is http://saladinahmed.com

Paolo Bacigalupi’s writing has appeared in High Country NewsSalon.comThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.  It has been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for three Nebula and five Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best sf short story of the year. 

His debut novel THE WINDUP GIRL was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, has won the Nebula Award and was nominated for the Hugo.  His short story collection PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES was a 2008 LOCUS Award winner for Best Collection and also named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.  His most recent novel, SHIP BREAKER, has just been released from Little, Brown. He currently lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son, where he is working on a new novel.  His Web site is http://windupstories.com 


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The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is celebrating its 20th season of providing 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.

Admission is by a $5 donation.  If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.  

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 Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00.  The broadcasts are also available as a stream 'on-demand' for 2 weeks after broadcast at http://archive.wbai.org

 

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art  (http://sohodigart.com)  is 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 availible for private gatherings and events of all kinds.  For bookings call (800) 420-5590 or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com

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

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

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012


HOW:
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.

LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf
http://nyrsf.com

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The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 21st year!

Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!

   New York Review of Science Fiction
   PO. Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570
   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com

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presents

An Evening with Altered Fluid's
N. K. Jemisin
E.C. Myers
Devin Poore


     Tuesday, June 1st -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     138 Sullivan Street 
      (directions and links below)
     $5 suggested donation 

Our original hope and intent was to hold some kind of Gala for the finale of our 20th Anniversary Season, but those plans will have to be postponed.  Instead, we're going to plan a Gala for early next season. But I'm sure you won't be let down by the fabulous line-up we have in store for you this Tuesday, June 1st.

In the past we have featured members of such writers groups as Tabula Rasa.  This time, coming in to cap our season are three members of Altered Fluid.


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Altered Fluid
is a speculative fiction writers’ group based in Manhattan. Its members have been meeting since 2001 to workshop their short stories and novels of science fiction, horror, fantasy and slipstream.  Its ranks include some of the rising stars in the genre and Fluidians have been nominated for this year's Nebula Award, Hugo Award and Campbell Award, respectively.  


N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn writer of short stories and novels.  Her first novel, THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, is out now from Orbit Books, and she is hard at work on the third novel of this trilogy.  Her short stories have been published in Postscripts, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Baen's Universe, Escape Pod and Podcastle.  One of those short stories, "Non-Zero Probabilities," has been nominated for this year's Hugo and Nebula awards, as well as the StorySouth Million Writers Top Ten.  Her Web site is at http://nkjemisin.com


E.C. Myers:  Since attending Clarion West and joining Altered Fluid in 2005, E.C. Myers has sold short stories to various magazines and anthologies, including Andromeda Spaceways Inflight MagazineBlood Sisters: Lesbian Vampire TalesLoving the Undead, and Shimmer Magazine. He’s currently finishing his fourth young adult novel, blogs about Star Trek for Tor.com, edits the Clarion West alumni newsletter, co-moderates the GothamLit listserv for speculative fiction events in New York, and wastes time on the Internet when he should be writing or sleeping. He also has a day job as a digital media manager, but the less said about that the better. His Web site is at http://ecmyers.com.


Devin Poore left the wilds of Indiana at the age of 18 for Uncle Sam's Yacht Club, otherwise known as the U.S. Navy.  After six years of working on and utilizing shipboard anti-aircraft missile systems, he left the Navy and, following several twists and turns, settled in the New York City area.  Devin's non-fiction and fiction has appeared in Sybil's Garage, where he is now an associate editor.  When he isn't writing short stories and novels that deal with everything from vampires to magic to the Civil War, he makes his living as a computer consultant, and builds highly detailed models of ships most people have never heard of.  He currently resides in Hoboken, NJ, with his wonderfully talented fiancée, dancer and choreographer Kristen Mangione.


Other members of Altered Fluid include:

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Paul M. Berger
  • K. Tempest Bradford
  • Kristine Dikeman
  • Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Rajan Khanna
  • Matthew Kressel
  • Mercurio D. Rivera
  • Greer Woodward (satellite member)


-- 

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is celebrating its 20th season of providing 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.

Admission is by a $5 donation.  If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.  

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 Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00.  Past shows are available "'on-demand" for about 6 months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com for details.)

 

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art  (http://sohodigart.com)  is 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 availible for private gatherings and events of all kinds.  For bookings call (800) 420-5590 or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com

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WHEN:
Tuesday, 6/1
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

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

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012


HOW:
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.

LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf
http://nyrsf.com

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Special Events coming up:
6/8 
Jim & John's Excellent Film Series
Kin-Dza-Dza:  Call it Sheckley meets Glasnost.  A 1985 Russian sf comedy not unlike the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Trust us -- you'll love it.

Several more announcements to come, and of course, our 21st season in the fall!

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The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 21st year!
Subscribe or submit articles to the magazine!

   New York Review of Science Fiction
   PO. Box 78, Pleasantville, NY, 10570
   NYRSF Magazine: http://nyrsf.com

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To join our infrequent mailing list please send a note to NYRSF_Readings@hourwolf.com. 
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