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presents 
Jon Armstrong
Gregory Frost
Paul Witcover -- Guest Curator

     Tuesday, May 4th -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     138 Sullivan Street   (directions and links below)
     $5 suggested donation 

The last ongoing curator before the current administration (c'est moi!) was writer and editor Paul Witcover.  This May 4th he brings his not inconsiderable talents to make this an apt and fine occasion.

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Gregory Frost is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers who decided to write fiction many years ago as the result of an apartment fire.  He has been a finalist for every major award in sf and fantasy.  His latest work is the duology Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, voted one of the best fantasy novels of the year by the American Library Association, and a finalist for the James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2009.  It received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly.  His previous novel was the historical thriller Fitcher’s Brides, a finalist for both the World Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards for Best Novel.  He has published over fifty short stories as well.  Publishers Weekly called his Golden Gryphon short story collection, Attack of the Jazz Giants and Other Stories, “one of the best of the year.” Currently, his short fiction appears in Full Moon City, an anthology of werewolf tales; the YA anthology The Beastly Bride edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; and the Lovecraftian anthology Chtulhu Reigns.  He also directs the fiction workshop at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA.

Jon Armstrong grew up outside Seattle, WA, State College, PA, and Columbia, MD. His parents both have fine art and art education degrees and life was often like an extended art class. At an early age, Jon read and admired Buckminster Fuller and spent countless afternoons listening to his parents' Jack Benny albums. 

In 1986, after earning a Liberal Arts degree at the University of Pittsburgh, he moved to New York and worked at a Japanese travel agency for several years, and later had a short stint with Pan Am before the airline went bankrupt.  Subsequently, he became a temp and gradually taught himself graphic design.  As a graphic designer, he worked for such companies as United Media, Young & Rubicam, Archie Comics, HBO, and many others.  He currently lives in Queens, NY with his wife and child.

Grey, his first novel, was published in 2007.  The sequel, Yarn, will come out December 2010.  Both are published by Night Shade Books.


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Paul Witcover is the author of the novels Waking Beauty, Tumbling After, and Dracula: Asylum.  His short-story collection, Everland, was released last spring.  Although it was with considerable misgivings that Paul assumed the curatorship of the NYRSF Readings some years ago, the experience turned out to be both fun and rewarding, thanks to the writers who gave so generously of their time.  Since then, he has reprised his role on occasion with pleasure.

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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.  Past shows are available "'on-demand" for about 6 months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com 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 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, 5/4/10
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

--
Coming up:
6/1: Gala!   Details TBA.

--
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. 
This is not a listserv or automated service, so no need for geeky 'subscribe' commands.


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presents

Barry Lyga
Marie Rutkoski
Robin Wasserman
Carol Cooper -- Guest Curator

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

For all the years we have offered readings, several of which have been themed, this is only the second time we'll be specifically targeting the writers as YA novelists.  Carol Cooper has booked a trio of the most interesting writers we've ever featured.

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Barry Lyga graduated from Yale with a degree in English, then worked in the comic book industry for ten years. He wrote comics for part of that time, but also was responsible for spearheading and developing "Free Comic Book Day", the comics’ only industry-wide promotion. During those years, he was a spokesperson for the industry in general, quoted in countless newspaper and magazine articles. In 2006 he launched his career as a YA author with " The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl" and has gone on to publish a diverse range of teen-oriented novels, including the sequel to his debut, titled "Goth Girl Rising".

Marie Rutkoski earned a degree in English from the University of Iowa followed by a six-month stay in Prague, and then went on to get her  PhD from Harvard in 2006.  She then spent that summer furiously writing her first YA novel *The Cabinet of Wonders* a gloriously steam-punky science fantasy about a girl named Petra Kronos and the dangerous secret behind her father's astronomical clock.

Robin Wasserman is responsible for the SF-nal YA series spearheaded by "Skinned,"  a book about the difficult "post-human" life of a teen accident victim who is given  an artificial body to save her life. Robin was raised in suburban Philadelphia and got a degree in the History of Science.  Before she became a published novelist she used to edit children's books about which she says: "This is why I now know more about DragonBall Z, Pokémon, Scooby-Doo, and BIONICLE than anyone over the age of ten should know." 

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Carol Cooper went to Wesleyan University and while there also attended the Clarion Writer's Workshop for Fantasy and Science Fiction. She wrote a novel for her Master's thesis, then spent the next two decades reviewing music, books and film for the Village Voice and many other national and international publications. She also worked as a talent scout for three different labels in the '80s and '90s: as East Coast Director of Black Music A&R for A&M Records,  as National Director of Black Music A&R at CBS/Sony, and as VP of A&R for the English Language division of Soho Sounds/RMM.

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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.  Past shows are available "'on-demand" for about 6 months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com 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 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, 4/6/10
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

--
Coming up:
5/4: Paul Witcover presents
6/1: Gala!

--
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

--
To join our infrequent mailing list please send a note to NYRSF_Readings@hourwolf.com. 
This is not a listserv or automated service, so no need for geeky 'subscribe' commands.


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Tobias Buckell & L.A. Banks read 3/2

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents

L. A. Banks
Tobias Buckell
Joe Monti -- Guest Curator

     Tuesday, March 2nd -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     138 Sullivan Street   (directions and links below)
     $5 suggested donation 

This will be our first official event at the new venue, and appropriately, we will start March like a lion.  Joe Monti has booked two wonderful (and bestselling) writers to inaugurate the next era of our score-old series.

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Leslie Esdaile Banks has penned over 35 novels and 12 novellas under the pseudonyms L.A. Banks, Leslie Esdaile, Leslie E. Banks, Leslie Banks, and Leslie Esdaile Banks, working genres as diverse as romance, women’s fiction, crime suspense, and paranormal.  Her non-fiction work includes the riveting and motivational story of Bank's life journey in her contribution to the Chicken Soup for the African American Soul anthology.

Aside from some prestigious mainstream tie-ins, Banks penned a four-book crime thriller for Kensington/Dafina, beginning with Betrayal of the Trust.  She is currently writing a 12-book Vampire Huntress Legend series for St. Martin’s Press, as well as the werewolf series, Crimson Moon Novels.  Banks is also moving into graphic novels and manga for her thriving Vampire Huntress Legends series, as well as a young adult paranormal sheroes and heroes series.

Currently Banks resides in Philadelphia and can be found virtually at http://leslieesdailebanks.com/

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Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  He started submitting and writing short stories while in high school. In 1999 he attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy workshop and sold his first story, "Fish Merchant," to Science Fiction Age shortly afterwards.  About the time of the sale, his story "In Orbite Medievali" won a quarterly contest for the Writers of the Future. Since then his stories have appeared in a variety of places, including the magazines Analog and Nature, and the anthologies New Voices in Science Fiction, Men Writing Science Fiction As Women, and So Long Been Dreaming.  His first short story collection, Tides from the New Worlds, was published as a signed limited edition hardcover by Wyrm Publishing in April 2009.

His novels include Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin (which was nominated for a Nebula), and Sly Mongoose. He also wrote the sixth novel in the Halo book series entitled Halo: The Cole Protocol, which was #5 on the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback trade fiction in December, 2008.

Tobias is also known as a blogger for Weblogs Inc. and for his own site, http://TobiasBuckell.com. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife. Emily.

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Joe Monti has had a swell run in publishing so far, from several years in bookstores to the head of children's sales at Houghton Mifflin and then as the director of paperbacks at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.  He is probably best known for his tenure as the children's fiction buyer at Barnes & Noble, a position he held for over ten years, just when everything was changing.  Now, as a literary agent for Barry Goldblatt Literary, Joe represents children's fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, graphic novelists, and some tangental pop culture non-fiction works as well.  Over ten years ago, he was the curator of NYRSFR who revived the series after a time of hibernation,  a time he still thinks of quite fondly -- many friends were made, including a now-married pair of famous writers who met through the series through his introduction.

--
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 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 also offers gatherings and events devoted to the digital, visual, and literary arts and provide a home for a variety of cultural events.  For bookings call (914) 262-1584 or (212) 228-2810 regarding the venue or visit  http://sohodigart.com

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WHEN:
Tuesday, 3/2/10
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

--
Coming up:
4/6: Carol Cooper curates
5/4: Paul Witcover presents
6/1: Gala!

--
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

--
To add someone to my infrequent mailing list, send a note ro
 
NYRSF_Readings@hourwolf.com. 
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->  The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
and the
     South Street Seaport Museum present  <--

Ama Patterson
Daniel Jose Older
Sheree Renée Thomas -- Guest Curator

     Tuesday, February 2nd -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     $5 suggested donation
     South Street Seaport Museum
     12 Fulton Street -- Fifth Floor
     (directions and links below)

It may be February, and we may be talking about meeting on Groundhog Day, but it seems as if the appropriate theme may be Auld Lang Syne.  Tuesday will our last reading, for at least the time being, at the South Street Seaport Museum.  We’ve been there for the better part of a decade, but construction and circumstances demand that we move on.  We’ll finish out our 20th Anniversary Season at the SoHo Gallery For Digital Art.  But given that this reading is on Groundhog Day, we can relive it so long as Bill Murray movies are popular.

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Ama Patterson's short fiction is included in the award-winning anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, edited by Sheree Renée Thomas, and in Drumvoices Revue: Voices of the Cities, edited by Eugene B. Redmond.  She studied fiction writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and at the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop in Seattle.

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Daniel José Older's spiritually driven, urban storytelling takes root at the crossroads of myth and history. With sardonic, uplifting and often hilarious prose, Older draws from his work as an overnight 911 paramedic, a teaching artist & an antiracist/antisexist organizer to weave fast-moving, emotionally engaging plots that speak whispers and shouts about power and privilege in modern day New York City.

His work has appeared in the Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The ShadowCast Audio Anthology, The Tide Pool, The Innsmouth Free Press and the collection Sunshine/Noir, and is featured in Sheree Renée Thomas' Black Pot Mojo Reading Series in Harlem. When he's not writing, teaching or riding around in an ambulance, Daniel can be found performing with his Brooklyn-based soul quartet Ghost Star. His blog about the ridiculous and disturbing world of EMS can be found at http://www.raval911.blogspot.com/.

Sheree Renée Thomas was the Sixth Curator of the NYRSF Reading Series.  She is a writer, editor, small publisher, educator, visual artist, performer, and mother.  She co-founded the literary journal, Anansi: Fiction of the African Diaspora and is the founder of Wanganegresse Press. Thomas is a member of the Beyond Dusa Women's Collective, the Black Pot Mojo Craft Circle, the New Renaissance Writers Guild, and teaches creative writing and magical realism at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in Manhattan. Her first anthology, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Washington Post Book World Editor's "Rave," won the 2001 World Fantasy Award and the Gold Pen Award.  Thomas’ second book, Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, released on January 2, 2004 by Warner Aspect, won the 2005 World Fantasy Award. A Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and NYFA Poetry Fellow, she is currently editing a third volume in her groundbreaking black science fiction series, focusing on Africa, and other projects designed to uplift, engage, and enlighten the community.

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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.  We have been known to move from one venue to another within the museum, so check each time.  Sadly, we will be seeking new digs as of March. 

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.)

---
WHEN:
Tuesday, 2/2/10
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

WHERE:
The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street -- 5th floor
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=12+fulton+street,+ny

HOW:
By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to
Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street

By Bus
Take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street

By Car
  From the West Side: take West Street southbound. Follow signs to FDR
Drive Take underpass, keep right - use Exit 1 at end of underpass. Turn
right on South Street, six blocks.
  From the East Side, take FDR Drive south to Exit 3 onto South Street
Proceed about 1 mile.

By Boat
http://nywaterway.com/ferry/terminals/wallstreet.asp
or http://www.nywatertaxi.com 

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

--
Coming up:

3/2: Joe Monti curates
4/6: Carol Cooper presents
5/4: Paul Witcover curates and presents
6/1: Gala!

--
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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If you would like to join the mailing list for this reading series, send a note to jfreund@hourwolf.com and be sure to mention what you're writing about.


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My Readercon Schedule

Everybody else is posting theirs, so I don't wanna be left out.

Friday 9:00 PM, ME/ CT: Panel
Exceptions to the Rule
.  John Crowley, Jim Freund (L), Stephen Graham
Jones, Barbara Krasnoff, Robert V. S. Redick
  ** Leader (Participant / Moderator) **

[Greatest Hit from Readercon 1.]  All con long we've talked about the
ideas, styles, and aesthetic values that distinguish good literature,
because written literature is the medium where we expect the creative
cutting edge of the f&sf field to be.  But is it always that way? Can the
intelligence and subtlety that inform a great novel or short story
translate to other forms? Are there ways that those forms, properly used,
could surpass written literature at the things we expect written
literature to do best?  As well as identifying some outstanding existing
work, we'll talk about what we'd like to see in the future.

Saturday 1:00 PM, Vineyard: Kaffeeklatsch
Your Public Persona

As publicists go the way of the dodo, it has become more and more important to know what resources you can use for getting your name out there and what tools are at hand to do it.

Jim Freund, host of Pacifica Radio's Hour of the Wolf for over 35 years, curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings, and online professional since the early 80's, shares ideas and insights on how to create a presence. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, sites. readings, signings, interviews -- how to get them, create them, and how to conduct yourself on them.  Ideas and participation are welcome.

Sunday 1:00 PM, ME/ CT: Panel
The Readercon Book Club: China Mieville's The City & The City.  Jedediah
Berry, John Clute, Jim Freund (M), Glenn Grant, Graham Sleight
  ** (Non-Participant) Moderator **

At the center of former Readercon GoH China Mieville's new novel is a
stunning, beautiful conceit that is revealed, in its basic dimensions,
over the first six or so chapters. Reading these was about the most fun
we've had with speculative fiction in years-and the book then gets even
better. The reader gets a taste of the lived experience of a world
existentially very peculiar, in prose much sparer than Mieville usually
writes. That the conceit is revealed early makes the novel difficult to
discuss without spoilers, so we urge you to read it before reading any
reviews.  And then come to this panel!

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Readings from Federations, 7/7/9

New York Review pf Science Fiction Readings
 -->  The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
and the
South Street Seaport Museum present  <--
 
Readings from Federations
K. Tempest Bradford 
Allen Steele 
Genevieve Valentine
Guest Curator
John Joseph Adams
 
Tuesday, July 7th -- Doors open 6:30 PM
$5 suggested donation
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street
(directions and links below)
 
Usually our season runs through June, but when editor John Joseph Adams approached us with the opportunity to celebrate his new science fiction anthology, FEDERATIONS, we couldn't resist adding an extra date to the season.
 
FEDERATIONS From Star Trek to Star Wars, and from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast interstellar societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations continue that tradition, and therein you can find a mix of all-new, original fiction, alongside selected reprints from authors whose work exemplifies what interstellar SF is capable of, including Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R. R. Martin, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, and many more. To learn more about the anthology (or read several complete stories from the book), visit the anthology's Web site, http://johnjosephadams.com/federations.
 
K. Tempest Bradford’s fiction has appeared in Sybil's Garage, Electric Velocipede, Podcastle, and Strange Horizons. She also contributes non-fiction essays and columns to Tor.com, Fantasy Magazine, and the Carl Brandon Society blog. Her Web site is http://ktempestbradford.com/

Allen Steele is the two-time Hugo Award-winning author of the novels Orbital Decay, Lunar Descent, Chronospace, Spindrift, and many others. Over the last several years, he’s been focusing on writing and expanding his Coyote milieu, of which his story in Federations is a part. The most recent novel in the Coyoteverse, Coyote Horizon, came out in March, and will be followed by Coyote Destiny. Steele is also a prolific writer of short fiction, with four published collections, and a new one—The Last Science Fiction Writer—on the way. His stories have appeared in the magazines Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Omni, Science Fiction Age, and in numerous anthologies. His Web site is http://allensteele.com.

Genevieve Valentine's fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Journal of Mythic Arts, Fantasy Magazine, Farrago’s Wainscot, Sybil’s Garage, and Escape Pod. She is a columnist for Tor.com and Fantasy Magazine. Her appetite for good costumes and bad movies is insatiable, obsessions she tracks on her blog, http://glvalentine.livejournal.com
 
John Joseph Adams is the editor of the anthologies FederationsThe Living Dead, Seeds of Change, and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Forthcoming work includes the anthologies Brave New WorldsBy Blood We LiveThe Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Living Dead 2, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, and The Way of the Wizard. He is also the assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and a columnist for Tor.com. To learn more, visit his Web site at http://johnjosephadams.com/.  
 
--

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is wrapping up its 19th season of providing performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc.  The series takes place the first Tuesday of every month at the South Street Seaport Museum.  We have been known to move from one venue to another within the museum, so check each time.  We are currently at 12 Fulton Street on the 4th Floor.  Admission is by a $5 donation.  If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.  The producer and executive curator is radio producer and talk show host Jim Freund.

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WHEN:
Tuesday, 7/7/9
Doors open at 6:30 -- event begins at 7

WHERE:
The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street -- 4th floor
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=12+fulton+street,+ny

HOW:
By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to
Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street

By Bus
Take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street

By Car
  From the West Side: take West Street southbound. Follow signs to FDR
Drive Take underpass, keep right - use Exit 1 at end of underpass. Turn
right on South Street, six blocks.
  From the East Side, take FDR Drive south to Exit 3 onto South Street
Proceed about 1 mile.

By Boat
http://nywaterway.com/ferry/terminals/wallstreet.asp

or http://www.nywatertaxi.com 

 

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

http://nyrsf.com

--

Coming up:

Our 20th Anniversary Season!

 

--
The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 20th 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

--

To join my mailing list announcing readings, change an address, or remove yourself, please send a note to NYRSF_Readings@hourwolf.com. This is not a listserv or automated service, so no need for geeky 'subscribe' commands.

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My Lunacon Schedule

My health has been teetering due to yucky infections after a needless biopsy, but I am now hopeful that I will be able to keep my commitments at Lunacon.  And those are:

Friday.  
Nothing for me.  Greet & relax.  Anyone for dinner?

Saturday:
2 PM - Grand North: I will interview Artist Guest of Honor Larry Dixon and special guest Mercedes Lackey
4 PM - Bartell Room: Radio SF Reborn panel
5 PM - Grand North: I will interview Toastmaster Eric Flint

Sunday:
11 AM - Grand North: I will interview Writer Guest of Honor Dave Freer
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Memories of a Street Vendor

Perhaps you've seen him. I had no idea that Joe Ades was so well known. I told my friend, Max Schmid at WBAI, that I'd bought a vegetable peeler from this interesting fellow on the street and he knew exactly who I was talking about. Then yesterday I noticed in passing that there was a story about him in the NY Times. It was on second examination a little later that it was an obituary. Learning that his name was Joe Ades, I Googled him up to find any number of references to him and a popular YouTube video.

Last spring I was serving jury duty in Brooklyn.  During the lunch break I saw this guy across the street from the courthouse.  Normally I turn a deaf eye and ear to street hawkers, but i had some time to kill and he was demonstarting a kitchen gadget.  I love gadgets, and if they're kitcheny so much the better.  Besides, this fellow had an unusual approach.  Whether he had an audience or not, he did his schtick in a brisk, yet unhurried, tone; all the time whittling away skillfully at carrots and potatoes iwhile squatting over plastic bins to catch the peelings.  He never broke stride with his spiel, using a low-key London (maybe East End) accent, even when asking a question.

After observing for 10 minutes I *had* to buy a peeler from him.  I might've bought two, but he was only offering a discount on four.  I figured I'd take it home, try it out, and buy another the next day if I liked it.

He wasn't there the next day -- maybe there were better pickings at a Greenmarket somewhere.  Just last week, mid-potato peel, I was thinking that I'd love to run into him again; especially with Barbara, so that she could enjoy his act.  Then I saw that obit last night.

Joe Ades hearkened from another time and place, and brought it into 21st Century Brooklyn and other parts of New York City. I've thought of him frequently while fixing dinner, and will continue to do so.  Apparently he touched a great many people as well.  Enjoy the video below -- he might reach you too.

[ If for some reason the video doesn't embed properly, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUct4NlxE0 ]



RIP Joe, and thanks!

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Fantasy For a Spell

October is usually Fantasy time on the radio show, and this year is no exception. Joining me for the month is Veronica Schanoes. (That's Professor Schanoes, thank you very much.  For you LJers, it's vschanoes )

Our first program, October 11th, was mostly chat and Veronica Professor Schanoes read one of her stories. To hear it, click here.
 

Coming up next is a wonderful reading/lecture Terri Windling and Howard Gayton did recently at KGB Fantastic Fiction. I'll be at Capclave, so Veronica will host on her own. (Send assurances -- she'll be great!)
 
 
The next week, 11/25 will be a quick fix: we'll decide the agenda after this weekend. And of course, the week after is All Hallow's Eve. Be afwaid. Be vewwy vewwy afwaid...
 
 

   "Let's have a party there's a full moon in the sky,
    It's the hour of the wolf and I don't want to die."
                                                  -- Danny Elfman

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The Friday After the Meltdown

 
 

Friday, September 19, I was to interview Michael A. Burstein (mabfan ) for a November broadcast regarding his new book, "I Remember the Future." The station is located at 120 Wall Street, and I took the express bus from Brooklyn with the idea of walk across town on Wall. I hadn't realized that it was yet another day of announcements of closures, bailouts, and political posturing about The Street I was upon. The scene was a maelstrom, and these pictures show the tip of the iceberg. I love the guy in the bowler, but I gotta believe he was an actror or model posing for a camera I didn't see.

BTW, the interview with Michael was really good, and should air 11/29.