NYRSF Readings 5/1

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings for May 1 feature Michael Cisco and John Shirley.

Michael Cisco has written novels The Divinity Student, The Tyrant, The San Veneficio Canon, The Traitor, The Narrator, and The Great Lover, and a short story collection, Secret Hours. His upcoming publications include a new novel, entitled Celebrant, and an omnibus edition from Centipede Press.

John Shirley is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award for his story collection Black Butterflies. His cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth was recently reissued in an omnibus by Prime Books. His novel Demons (Del Rey Books) remains in print. His newest novels are Bleak History (Simon & Schuster), Bioshock: Rapture (Tor), and Everything is Broken (Prime Books). He co-wrote the movie The Crow, and also wrote 18 songs recorded by the Blue Oyster Cult.  Black October Records is issuing a compilation of John Shirley’s own recordings, with various bands, “BROKEN MIRROR GLASS: John Shirley, 1978 – 2011.”

The full press release follows the jump.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
For immediate release
Contact: Jim Freund
jfreund@hourwolf.com
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Press contact number: 718-395-7458
presents
Michael Cisco
John Shirley

Tuesday, May 1 — Doors open 6:30 PM

$7 suggested donation

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art

(address and links below)

May Day! Happy Beltane! Bring your hobby horse, Soviet missiles, and be prepared to dance around the Maypole at our next reading. But also be prepared for Walpurgisnacht as we present two masters of dark fantasy and sf.


Michael Cisco is the author of novels The Divinity Student, The Tyrant, The San Veneficio Canon, The Traitor, The Narrator, and The Great Lover, and a short story collection, Secret Hours.

His fiction has appeared in Leviathan III and IV, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Lovecraft Unbound, Black Wings I, Blood and Other Cravings, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and elsewhere. His alleged scholarly work has appeared in Lovecraft Studies, The Weird Fiction Review, and Iranian Studies.  His upcoming publications include a new novel, entitled Celebrant, and an omnibus edition from Centipede Press.

Michael Cisco lives and teaches in New York City.

John Shirley is some f*cking guy who walked in off the street every day for a week, smelling of beer and vomit and old cigarettes, and saying that if I didn’t let him read he was going to pee in the doorway of the venue every night. Finally he convinced us. He is also known as the winner of the Bram Stoker Award for his story collection Black Butterflies — which was also chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly — and is the author of the cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth, recently reissued in an omnibus by Prime Books. He was one of the original cyberpunk novelists with William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Pat Cadigan, and Lew Shiner. (“John Shirley was cyberpunk’s patient zero, first locus of the virus, certifiably virulent. A Carrier.”­William Gibson)

John Shirley co-wrote the movie THE CROW, and also wrote 18 songs recorded by the Blue Oyster Cult. His novel Demons (Del Rey Books) remains in print. His newest novels are Bleak History (Simon & Schuster), Bioshock: Rapture (Tor), and Everything is Broken (Prime Books). He’s writing a graphic novel, The Crow: Death Is My Dojo, for IDW. His newest story collection is In Extremis: The Most Extreme Stories Of John Shirley (Underland Press). Black October Records is issuing a compilation of John Shirley’s own recordings, with various bands, “BROKEN MIRROR GLASS: John Shirley, 1978 – 2011”


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

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks nearby.


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 every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for 2 weeks after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com/ or follow @JimFreund for details.)

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (www.sohodigart.com) is dedicated to re-establishing SoHo as an international center for the development of new artistic forms, concepts and ideas. A screens-instead-of-canvases approach allows a wide selection of art from around the world which would otherwise never make it to the City. The SGDA is available for private gatherings and events of all kinds. For bookings call (800) 420-5590 or visit http://sohogallerynyc.com/.


WHEN:
Tuesday, May 1st
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

WHERE:
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between Houston & Prince St.)
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+Sullivan+St.+New+York+NY+10012

HOW:
By Subway
6, C, E to Spring St.; A, B D or F to West 4th; 1 train to Houston St; or R, W to Prince St.

There are many convenient bus lines that come within a couple of blocks of the gallery. Use the link above for an interactive transit map.

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http://www.prostheticlibido.org/
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