NY Review of SF Readings
28th Season
Richard Bowes'
th Birthday Fęte

Tuesday, January 8th doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

Rick BowesIt is with great pleasure that we hold a Diamond Jubilee celebration for Rick Bowes. a writer (and personal friend) whose accomplishments have entertained and challenged the thinking of innumerable readers.  He has, over 35 years in the genre, written six novels, four short story collections and over eighty stories. He has won two World Fantasy Awards, plus the Lambda, Million Writers, and International Horror Guild awards.  His novel Dust Devil On a Quiet Street was on the 2014 World Fantasy and Lambda short lists. His novelette "Sleep Walking Now and Then" was on the 2015 Nebula short list.

Photo (c)2016 by Melissa C. BeckmanA new edition of his 2005 Nebula Short list novel From The Files Of The Time Rangers came out last year.  His 9/11 story “There’s A Hole In The City” recently got a fine review in the New Yorker. It’s online now at Nightmare Magazine, and a reading by the author is broadcast each year around 9/11 over WBAI in New York City. 

Bowes is currently writing stories for a fix-up novel about a gay kid in 1950’s Boston.  His work has recently appeared (or will appear) in "Mad Hatters and March Hares, "Queers Destroy Fantasy," "The Doll Collection", "Black Feathers", and "The Eyes Of Jack Saul."

On the occasion of Richard Bowes' 75th birthday, join us as we examine some of his great achievements through an essay by Jeffrey Ford read by Ellen Datlow; an interview with Rick conducted by Barbara Krasnoff; and hear him read from his work.  It will be a wonderful evening to remember, and for you to come pay tribute to an ever-deserving stalwart writer, guide, and mentor of the sf/f community.

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.

Admission is by suggested donation, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

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.

When attending our events, please use only common scents. Preferably NO perfumes or colognes!  We like the smell of people, and we have at least one staff member who is truly allergic and was bedridden for the better part of three weeks after an event. Thank you for understanding.

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 Midnight-3:00 AM.  Programs are available on demand after broadcast.  An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is available at iTunes and Audible.com, and Downpour.com.  In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the two-time 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, January 8
Doors open at 6:30

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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