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NYRSF LAG-KRAD Reading 8/9/11

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
Laura Anne Gilman
Keith R.A. DeCandido

     Tuesday, August 9 -- Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

To stay cool in the middle of the summer, we will feature an August pair of writers for Tuesday, the 9th.  Please take note that this is not the first Tuesday of the month.  We're just trying to keep you on your toes. 

Keith R.A. DeCandido has written more than 40 novels, as well as dozens of novellas, short stories, comic books, and non-fiction pieces.  Recent work includes the Dungeons & Dragons novel Dark Sun: Under the Crimson Sun, and short stories in the anthologies More Tales of Zorro, Tales of the House Band, and Liar, Liar.  He scripts the monthly Farscape comic book in collaboration with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon.  His new release Unicorn Precinct is the long-awaited sequel to Dragon Precinct, with Goblin Precinct and Tales from Dragon Precinct coming in 2012.  Keith also kicked off his Super City Police Department series in 2011 with The Case of the Claw, and twice a week he provides the Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch at Tor.com.  His first contribution to The Scattered Earth, a shared-world science fiction project, will be out by year's end, as well.

Keith claims to be the newest member of the writers' cabal known as the Liar's Club, but don't you believe it.   The portal to his blog, podcast, Twitter, and Facebook account is at http://DeCandido.net 

Laura Anne Gilman is the author of nine Cosa Nostradamus novels, including the forthcoming Tricks of the Trade (Nov. 2011), and the Nebula award-nominated Vineart War fantasy trilogy, which began with Flesh and Fire and Weight of Stone, and concludes in October with The Shattered Vine.   Her story collection, Dragon Virus, was published in June 2011 as a limited edition hardcover from Fairwood Press, with recent stories out now in Fantasy Magazine (August 2011) and the anthology End of an Aeon.

A member of the on-line writers’ consortium BookVew Café, she writes the “Practical Meerkat” advice column for writers on their blog every Friday.  Learn more at http://lauraannegilman.net or follow her on Twitter (@LAGilman) or on Google+.


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.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

Tuesday, August 9
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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All-Nighter this Friday/Saturday

Pardon the formality, but this is a press release, after all...

This Friday night into Saturday morning, New York's listener-sponsored WBAI will feature an all-night broadcast of science fiction and fantasy hosted by producer Jim Freund.  Starting the festivities off at 10 PM will be the 40th anniversary broadcast of Samuel R. Delany's breakthrough radio drama, "The Star Pit", followed by a broadcast of the tribute held early October at the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. (There was a review of the event at  http://sfscope.com/2007/11/the-star-pit-by-samuel-r-delan.html)
After The Star Pit anniversary there will be assorted radio dramas and interviews from WBAI's past.  At 5 AM (by then Saturday morning, and Hour of the Wolf's usual time slot,) Jim Freund will be joined live by sf great Lucius Shepard, who will read and take phone calls.
WBAI broadcasts to the NY Metropolitan area at 99.5 FM and streams over the Web at http://stream.wbai.org.  An archive of the broadcast will be available for about eight months thereafter at http://hourwolf.com.