NYRSF Readings for 6/5

N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin and Ekaterina Sedia will feature at The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on June 5, with K. Tempest Bradford as Guest Curator. There will also be a sneak preview of an OOB production of The Lathe of Heaven.

N. K. Jemisin is a past Hugo and Nebula nominee, and winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her latest novel, The Shadowed Sun, will be published in June 2012 from Orbit Books. 

Ekaterina Sedia

Ekaterina Sedia resides in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Her critically acclaimed novels, The Secret History of Moscow, The Alchemy of Stone, The House of Discarded Dreams and Heart of Iron were published by Prime Books. Her short stories have been sold to Analog, Baen’s Universe, Subterranean and Clarkesworld, as well as numerous anthologies, including Haunted Legends and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She is also the editor of Paper Cities (World Fantasy Award winner), Running with the Pack and Bewere the Night, as well as the forthcoming Bloody Fabulous and Wilful Impropriety.

Speaking of the “shadowed sun,” the NYRSF Readings begin at 6:30 p.m. which puts it opposite that most rare of astronomical events, a Transit of Venus, visible in New York from 6:04 p.m. until around sunset at 8:24 p.m. Will that be a conflict for anyone? I guess not for anyone who can access the internet with a phone…  

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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
presents
N. K. Jemisin
Ekaterina Sedia
K. Tempest Bradford, Guest Curator
plus a live sneak preview of the OOB production of
The Lathe of Heaven

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

As if having some of the greatest talent in speculative fiction read for you isn’t enough, this has been a year of adding what might be thought of as NYRSF Reading extras.  Earlier this year we featured a John Carter Primer video, a cameo appearance by Saladin Ahmed, and just last week a game called “Find the Venue.” 

This time, writer/director Edward Einhorn will treat us to a scene from his upcoming Off-Off-Broadway production of “The Lathe of Heaven” based on the novel by Ursula K. Le Guin.  But that is merely a prelude to the two wonderful writers being presented by K. Tempest Bradford.


N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been  nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula Awards, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree Awards, and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.  Her speculative works range from fantasy to science fiction to the undefinable; her themes include the intersections of race and gender, resistance to oppression, and the coolness of Stuff Blowing Up.  She is a member of the Altered Fluid writing group, and a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop.  Her latest novel, The Shadowed Sun, will be published in June 2012 from Orbit Books.  Her Web site is http://nkjemisin.com .

Ekaterina Sedia resides in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Her critically acclaimed novels, The Secret History of Moscow, The Alchemy of Stone, The House of Discarded Dreams and Heart of Iron were published by Prime Books. Her short stories have been sold to Analog, Baen’s Universe, Subterranean and Clarkesworld, as well as numerous anthologies, including Haunted Legends and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She is also the editor of Paper Cities (World Fantasy Award winner), Running with the Pack and Bewere the Night, as well as the forthcoming Bloody Fabulous and Wilful Impropriety. Visit her at

K. Tempest Bradford has published stories in Electric Velocipede, Sybil’s Garage, Abyss & Apex, Strange Horizons, and many other publications. She was a non-fiction and managing editor with Fantasy Magazine from 2007 to 2009 and has edited fiction for Peridot Books, The Fortean Bureau and Sybil’s Garage. 

A graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Tempest is also an alumna of the Clarion West workshop and the Online Writing Workshop.


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, follow @JimFreund, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook 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, June 5th
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

WHERE:
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street  (between Houston & Prince St.)

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
http://ekaterinasedia.com
http://nkjemisin.com
http://tempest.fluidartist.com
http://www.untitledtheater.com/UTC61