NY Review of SF Readings
27th Season
Welcome to Dystopia
with Ringleader
Gordon Van Gelder
Featuring readings by
Richard Bowes
Jennifer Marie Brissett
Deji Bryce Olukotun
Leo Vladimirsky
Paul Witcover

Tuesday, February 6th doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

One score and 7 years ago, Gordon Van Gelder brought us this bountiful reading series.  He returns this month with a timely book launch.

Gordon Van Gelder published his first story in 100 Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories in 1984 but the majority of his career has been spent as an editor.  He worked at St. Martins’ Press for 12 years and edited The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction for 17 years. He has been honored twice with the World Fantasy Award and he also has been awarded the Hugo Award twice. He is currently the publisher of F&SF and is also editing various anthologies. He founded the NYRSF Readings some 27 years ago.  He lives in New Jersey.

Rick BowesRichard Bowes was raised in Boston, went to school on Long Island and has lived in Manhattan for the better part of a century. He wrote fashion copy and plays, sold antique toys in flea markets, worked on library information desks and got into an amazing amount of trouble along the way.

He has written six novels, four story collections, and 80+ stories, and won two World Fantasy, a Lambda, an IHG and storySouth Million Writers Awards.  This is his 43rd anthology.

Jenn BrissettJennifer Marie Brissett has been shortlisted for the storySouth Million Writers Award, the Locus Award, the James Tiptree, Jr Award, and has won the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation. Her short stories can be found in FIYAH Magazine, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Lightspeed, Terraform, Uncanny, The Future Fire, APB: Artists against Police Brutality and other publications. And once in her life, a long time ago and for three and a half years, she owned and operated a Brooklyn indie bookstore called Indigo Café & Books.

She is currently on faculty at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop where she teaches Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing. She lives in NYC. Her website can be found at www.jennbrissett.com.

Deji Bryce OlukotunDeji Bryce Olukotun
has published two novels, Nigerians in Space and the sequel After the Flare, which was nominated for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award. He is a Future Tense Fellow at New America and the Head of Social Impact at the audio technology company Sonos. He can be found online at returnofthedeji.com.

Leo VladimirskyLeo Vladimirsky works in advertising and has created campaigns for clients as varied as IKEA, YouTube, L.A. Tourism, and XBOX. His fiction has been in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Boing Boing. He recently finished his first novel, The Horrorists. You can find his work at leovladimirsky.com.

Paul WitcoverPaul Witcover
has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards. One day he hopes to actually win one! The Washington Post, in their review of his novel Tumbling After, called him "a gifted, fiercely original writer whose genre-bending fiction deserves the widest possible attention."

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 space, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list, the Web, and Facebook.

The Cafe has excellent food, a coffee bar, beer and wine.  The Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.

Logo by Kris DikemanJim 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 (most) every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:00-3:00 AM.  Programs are available by stream for two months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.)  An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is available for download at iTunes and Audible.com, as well as a 13-CD set from Amazon.com and Downpour.com.  In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the twice-consecutive Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazine.

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue is an open and collaborative movement building space, only minutes away from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Avenue subway stops in downtown Brooklyn.  The Commons provides resources to the progressive community including affordable office and meeting spaces as well as an event venue that can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films and workshops. If you are interested in meeting or event space, please contact them at info@thecommonsbrooklyn.org.

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

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue  (between Hoyt & Bond St.)

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).  Try the interactive map above.


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