NYRSF Readings for 4/5

Two Brooklyn fantasists will present their work at the next New York Review of Science Fiction reading on April 5.

Lev Grossman‘s first novel, Warp, was published in 1998; his second, Codex, appeared in 2004 and became an international bestseller. The Magicians, his third, debuted at #8 on the New York Times bestseller list and was one of the New Yorker’s best books of 2009. It is currently being published in 20 countries. The sequel, The Magician King, is slated for publication this fall.

Barbara Krasnoff’s recent sales include “In the Household of the Brelsh,” which will appear in the April edition of Crossed Genres; “Button Up Your Overcoat,” which will be included in Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring 20s, and “Red Dybbuk,” which will be part of a yet-unnamed anthology.

The full press release follows the jump.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
Lev Grossman
Barbara Krasnoff

     Tuesday, April 5th — Doors open 6:30 PM
     $7 suggested donation
     The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
     (address and links below)

To make up for not having a reading in February, we will have two spectacular events in April.  The second will be April 12th, Carol Emshwiller’s 90th birthday!  You know that’s a don’t-miss.  Details on that event next time.  April 5th, however, we will feature two tech writers and fantasists from Brooklyn:


Lev Grossman‘s first novel, Warp, was published in 1998; his second, Codex, appeared in 2004 and became an international bestseller.  The Magicians, his third, earned a rare combination of popular and critical acclaim — it debuted at #8 on the New York Times bestseller list and was one of the New Yorker’s best books of 2009.  It is currently being published in 20 countries.  The sequel, The Magician King, is slated for publication this fall.

The son of two English professors, Lev grew up in Boston, studied literature at Harvard and spent three years doing his PhD at Yale before realizing that a career in Comparative Literature was not for him. So he set about becoming a journalist — and is currently a senior writer at Time Magazine, serving as both book critic and lead technology writer.  The New York Times called him “one of this country’s smartest and most reliable critics.”  His writing has also appeared in the Times, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, Salon, Lingua Franca and the Wall Street Journal, among many others, and he appears as a frequent guest on NPR.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is married to author Sophie Gee.

Barbara Krasnoff‘s short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Space & Time Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Doorways, Sybil’s Garage, Behind the Wainscot, Escape Velocity, Weird Tales, Descant, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Amazing Stories, and the anthologies Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I, Crossed Genres, Year Two, Clockwork Phoenix 2, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & Abundance, and Memories and Visions: Women’s Fantasy and Science Fiction. Recent sales include “In the Household of the Brelsh,” which will appear in the April edition of Crossed Genres; “Button Up Your Overcoat,” which will be included in Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring 20s, and “Red Dybbuk,” which will be part of a yet-unnamed anthology.

During working hours, Barbara is Features & Reviews Editor for Computerworld. She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner Jim Freund and countless numbers of stuffed penguins. She can be found at her Web site http://BrooklynWriter.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 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 to 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.  (New time slot.)  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, April 5th
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.

LINKS:
http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf


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