Tuesday, September 3rd ||7:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
As befitting a proper premiere, we begin our 29th season in style with two brilliant writers!
Gregory Feeley writes novels and stories, most in some respect science-fictional. His first novel, The Oxygen Barons, was nominated for the Philip K. Dick award, and his short fiction has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award. His most recent novels are the historical novel Arabian Wine, and Kentauros, a fantasia on an obscure Greek myth. He recently completed a long novel, Hamlet the Magician.
Michael Swanwick writes fantasy and science fiction of all sorts, at lengths ranging from novels to flash fiction. Over the years, he's picked up a Nebula Award, five Hugos and the World Fantasy Award--and has the pleasant distinction of having lost more of these awards than any other writer. Tor recently published The Iron Dragon's Mother, completing a trilogy begun with The Iron Dragon's Daughter twenty-five years ago. That's far longer than it took Professor Tolkien to complete his trilogy.
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.
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.
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 over WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC and streams at wbai.org every Wednesday night/Thursday morning 1:00-3:00 AM in NYC. Programs are available by on demand after broadcast. An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is available for download at iTunes and Audible.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 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 30