The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
Our 27th Season
 
Upcoming Readings

Our events are usually held at the Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue, where we'll also have our our after-reading hangs. 

We generally hold our sessions the first Tuesday of each month, with a few special events tossed in for good measure.  The first half of this season is particularly erratic.  Be sure to check here often as Things Can Happen. Also, be sure to join our mailing list and Facebook group.

Sept. 6th
Randee Dawn
Cassandra Khaw

Watch it here
October 3rd
Gardner Dozois
Michael Swanwick

Watch it here
November 7th
Kris Dikeman
S. A. Chakraborty

Full details here
December 5th
SFF: Singing Friends Festival
Sarah Pinsker
in performance
Catherynne M. Valente
hosting her game show
 
January 9th
Sunny Moraine
Brooke Bolander
 
February 6th
Welcome to Dystopia
Guest Curator: Gordon Van Gelder
 
March 6th
Alissa Kwitney
Nicholas Kaufmann
 
April 3rd
Chris Claremont
Chandler Klang Smith
 
Mayday 1st
(tent.)
In Memory of Ama Paterson
Pan Morigan
Andrea Hairston
Sheree Renée Thomas
 
June 5th
(tent.)

A Tribute to Thomas M. Disch
Guest Curator: Henry Wessels
 

Unless otherwise noted, events occur at
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue
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Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop (A,C,G); Nevins St. (2,3,4,5); and the Barclay Center (B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5, and LIRR).

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Program begins at 7:00
Admission Free
$7 donation suggested
All readings are subject to unannounced changes
 
Watch the Archives!
What began as an experiment in streaming our events has transformed the series into what has become a professional Web cast.  Click the link for our Archives page and watch some of our recent events.


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The readings are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month. 

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings (NYRSFr) have showcased some of the most prominent as well as upcoming authors in the genre.  Our commitment is to provide a venue open to all works of speculative fiction, whether they be works of fantasy, magical realism, horror, or science fiction.  The range of writers who have participated in the series speaks not only of its diversity, but its quality as well.  Saladin Ahmed, Paolo Bacigalupi, Richard Bowes,  Susanna Clarke, Samuel R. Delany, Neil Gaiman, Ellen Kushner, Ken Liu, N. K. Jemisin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jonathan Lethem, Patricia A. McKillip, Michael Moorcock, Walter Mosley, Naomi Novik, Geoff Ryman, Delia Sherman, Peter Straub, Michael Swanwick, and Scott Westerfeld are among the authors who have performed for our audience.  We typically showcase two writers each month.

Most readings are streamed on Livestream -- go to Livestream.com and select Watch, then search for NYRSF.  The events are also taped for broadcast over WBAI, 99.5 FM, on Jim Freund's science fiction radio program, Hour of the Wolf.


The series was created by Gordon Van Gelder around 1989.  Subsequent curators have included Robert K. J. Kilheffer, Claire Wolf Smith, Joe Monti, Carol Cooper, Sheree Thomas, Amy Goldschlager, Paul Witcover, and currently Jim Freund, who has been recording the series from the start.  We also have guest curators who take on the task of creating an event for a single month.  While she was never technically a curator, the sense of fun and community spirit that Jenna Felice brought to the events remains a lasting part of her legacy. In her memory, we serve refreshments and have a freebie table that bears her name.

A great reading every fortnight!  Don't forget the KGB Bar Fantastic Fiction reading series presented by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel.  We're (usually) the first Tuesday and they're the third Wednesday of each month.


Go to
NYRSF Readings Facebook group
Hour of the Wolf Table of Contents
The New York Review of Science Fiction

Brooklyn Commons Cafe events