Check Out NYRSF’s Great Fall 2016 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Readings Lineup

The New York Review of Science Fiction has announced its lineup for fall readings! NYRSF, which provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and more, is kicking off its 26th anniversary season with N.K. Jemisin and Kai Ashante Wilson. For the first event, coming up on September 27, NYRSF writes:

Two favorites: one established and the other rising. Nora Jemisin has been with us any number of times, but never as Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin. To say this is a thrill is an understatement. Our other reader is a rising star in the world of fantastic literature, and it is a pleasure to expand the pantheon of writers we have had the pleasure to host this past quarter-century.

And they don’t stop there! The rest of the season includes Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, Matthew Kressel, Alyssa Wong, and more. Below you’ll find the entire list of events.

Unless noted otherwise, all events are held at the Brooklyn Commons Café. So far, only the first event has a set time, but others will presumably be announced as the timing gets closer. Check out the lineups for the next few months’ worth of readings:

Tuesday, September 27
N.K. Jemisin (The Obelisk Gate) and Kai Ashante Wilson (A Taste of Honey)
The Brooklyn Commons Café @ 7 p.m. (doors 6:30)
$7 suggested donation
RSVP here!

Tuesday, November 1
The First Margot Adler Memorial Reading
Terence Taylor, guest curator
The Brooklyn Commons Café

Tuesday, November 15
Kij Johnson (The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe) and Sonya Taaffe (Ghost Signs)
The Brooklyn Commons Café

Tuesday, November 29
“Cyber World” Book Party
Joshua Viola, guest curator and host
Featuring Matthew Kressel (Queen of Static), Alyssa Wong (“You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay”), and E. Lily Yu (“Paul Flitch’s Slap-Bang Fracas with Mister Delusio”)
The Brooklyn Commons Café

Monday, December 12
Ellen Kushner (Tremontaine) and Delia Sherman (The Great Detective)
The Brooklyn Commons Café

The first half of this season is “particularly erratic,” NYRSF warns, so check back at the official site and/or Facebook for updates.


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