NYRSF Readings for October 5

Seanan McGuire and Catherynne M. Valente headline The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings on October 5. Genreville’s Rose Fox is Guest Curator.

This year’s Campbell Award winning Best New Writer, Seanan McGuire has written Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, and An Artificial Night.

Catherynne M. Valente was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award in 2007 and 2009, and the Lambda and Hugo Awards in 2010. Her next novel, The Habitation of the Blessed, will come out November 1. 

The full press release follows the jump.

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Contact: Jim Freund
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The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
Seanan McGuire
Catherynne M. Valente
Rose Fox, Guest Curator

It is always a pleasure to see the series spread its wings by trying out a new idea or welcoming new people.  Rose Fox has taken the reins this month and is bringing us a wonderful double feature.

Seanan McGuire hails from Northern California, land of rattlesnakes, rain, and a surprising number of dangerous spiders.  Given this environment, she was either going to be a writer or a serial killer, and she chose the less physically demanding occupation.  That’s probably for the best. Seanan’s first book, Rosemary and Rue, came out in 2009.  Three more books have followed (A Local Habitation and An Artificial Night, written as herself, and Feed, written as Mira Grant), along with an ungodly amount of short fiction.  She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Catherynne M. Valente is the author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Tiptree Award, the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award.  She was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award in 2007 and 2009, and the Lambda and Hugo Awards in 2010.  Her next novel, The Habitation of the Blessed, will come out on November 1st.  She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and an enormous cat.

Rose Fox edits book reviews for Publishers Weekly and health content for About.com. She also recently collaborated with Gregory Benford on The Wonderful Future That Never Was, a book of predictions first published in Popular Mechanics from 1903 through 1970. Her occasional blog posts on all things related to SF, fantasy, and horror publishing can be found at http://genreville.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.


Admission is by a $5 donation. If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks at Milady’s nearby.  Bar/Restaurant ratings (4 out of 5 stars) and menu here: http://goo.gl/yUvX

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 Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00. 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 .

Tuesday, 10/5/10
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

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





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.




Save the Dates:
10/28: Beyond Blacula: Terence Taylor & Sheree Renee Thomas present
         Linda Addison, L.A. Banks, Alaya Dawn Johnson and Terence Taylor
11/2:  A Tribute to… TBA
12/7:  Holiday Gala

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