NYRSF’s Hallowe’en event –
Lovecraft Unbound reading

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on October 27 will feature Elizabeth Bear, Richard Bowes, Michael Cisco and Caitlin R. Kiernan reading from Lovecraft Unbound, edited by Ellen Datlow.

The full press release follows the jump.

[Thanks to Jim Freund for the story.]

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Contact: Jim Freund
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   –>  The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
and the
SoHo Gallery of Digital Art  <–

                            Elizabeth Bear,  Richard Bowes,
Michael Cisco,  Caitlín R. Kiernan
                                                     reading from
                             Lovecraft Unbound
                                edited by Ellen Datlow

     Tuesday, October 27th — Doors open 6:30 PM
$5 suggested donation
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
(address and links below)

To celebrate Samhain (or Hallowe’en if you prefer) we will feature an extracurricular event to celebrate the publication of Ellen Datlow’s latest anthology, LOVECRAFT UNBOUND.  Making the occasion even more special, our venue will be the Soho Gallery for Digital Art, opening this very same night.  We’ll be meeting in the gallery itself, but please note they have an Underground which may best be described as… eldritch.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time, but the creations he left behind after his death in 1937 have shaped modern horror more than any other author in the last two centuries: the shambling god Cthulhu, and the other deities of the Elder Things, the Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones, and Herbert West, Reanimator, a doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible cost. In this, Ellen Datlow’s latest anthology, more than twenty of today’s most prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft.  Four of them will read for this special event.

Richard Bowes has written seven books and has won the World Fantasy, Lambda, International Horror Guild, and Million Writers Awards. Recent and forthcoming stories appear in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Electric Velocipede magazines, and in the DIGITAL DOMAINS, BEASTLY BRIDE, HAUNTED LEGENDS, and NAKED CITY anthologies. His story “If Angels Fight” was selected for five of the year’s best anthologies and is currently nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Most of these stories are chapters in his novel in progress, DUST DEVIL: MY LIFE IN SPECULATIVE FICTION.

Elizabeth Bear is the multiple-Hugo-award-winning author of over a dozen novels and fifty short stories, including BY THE MOUNTAIN BOUND, CHILL, and THE WHITE CITY. Her attraction to Lovecraft began with his short story “Cool Air.” She lives in Connecticut with a presumptuous cat and a giant ridiculous dog.

Caitlín R. Kiernan is the author of several novels, including LOW RED MOON, DAUGHTER OF HOUNDS, and, most recently, THE RED TREE. Her short fiction has been collected in Tales of Pain and Wonder; Wrong Things; From Weird and Distant Shores; To Charles Fort, With Love; Alabaster; A is for Alien; and, forthcoming from Subterranean Press in 2010, The Ammonite Violin & Others. Her “weird erotica” has been collected in FROG TOES AND TENTACLES and TALES FROM THE WOEFUL PLATYPUS; a third volume, CONFESSIONS OF A FIVE-CHAMBERED HEART, will be released next year. Born in Ireland and raised in the Deep South, she now lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Michael Cisco is the author of the novels THE DIVINITY STUDENT, THE TYRANT, THE SAN VENEFICIO CANON, and THE TRAITOR, as well as a collection of stories entitled SECRET HOURS.  His short fiction has appeared in The Book of Eibon, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Leviathan III and IV, Album Zutique, Phantom, and Dark Wings.  He is the recipient of the International Horror Writers Guild award for best first novel of 1999.  Michael currently lives and teaches in New York.

Ellen Datlow has been editing short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twenty-five years. She is editor of THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies; most recently THE DEL REY BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, POE: NEW TALES INSPIRED BY EDGAR ALLAN POE, as well as THE COYOTE ROAD and TROLL’S EYE VIEW (with Terri Windling).  She has won multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy, Locus, Hugo, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and Stoker Awards. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is celebrating its 20th season of providing performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc.  The series continues to evolve, but is always providing readings in the writers voice from some of the great luminaries in literature, genre favorites, and rising stars.

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 when he began working at New York City’s WBAI, 99.5 FM at age 13.  His long-running live radio program, “Hour of the Wolf,” continues to be broadcast every Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00, and is streamed live on the web. Archives of past shows are available “‘on-demand” for about 8 months after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com for details.)

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art 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 the SGDA to present the New York public with a wide selection of art from around the country and around the world, from that could otherwise never make it to the City.  The SGDA uses modern technology to display the works of hundreds of artists in any given week, and will also offer evening gatherings devoted to the digital, visual, and literary arts and provide a home for a variety of cultural events.

Under the name SULLIVAN HOUSE, the gallery will be available as a uniquely versatile space for private parties and events.

Tuesday, 10/27/9
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7
Admission is by a $5 donation.  If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street

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.

Coming up:  (12 Fulton Street)
11/10:  Rob Killheffer curates readers F. Brett Cox & TBA
12/9: [Name removed by request of author] presents Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman

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