Welcome to Dystopia
Gordon Van Gelder
Featuring readings by
Jennifer Marie Brissett
Deji Bryce Olukotun
Tuesday, February 6th
• doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
Tuesday, February 6th
One score and 7 years ago, Gordon Van Gelder brought us this bountiful reading series. He returns this month with a timely book launch.
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.
Jennifer 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 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 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.
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.
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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The New York Review of Science Fiction magazine is celebrating its 28
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