NY Review of SF Readings
26th Season

Malka Older
Daniel Jos
é Older
Guest Curator, Amy Goldschlager

Tuesday, March 7th doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

There are too many bon mots to milk. Here are a few: We're getting Older and Older. The Older you get depends on whether you show up on time.  For the young at heart, we recommend you pay attention to your Olders... OK, now that we've flogged those old chestnuts, get serious for two siblings, each of whom is a provocative and brilliant writer in their own right.

Malka Older
Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and PhD candidate.  Her science fiction political thriller, Infomocracy, was named one of 2016's best books by both Kirkus and BookRiot, and the sequel, Null States, will be published in September 2017.  You can find links to her writing, which has appeared in at Tor.com, Sundog Lit, Capricious, Reservoir, Inkscrawl, Rogue Agent, and Wired, among others, at malkaolder.wordpress.com/publications/.  Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than a decade of experience in humanitarian aid and development. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Center for the Sociology of Organizations at SciencesPo.   (photo credit: Cedric Delsaux )


Daniel Jose OlderDaniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read.  You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music at danieljoseolder.net, on YouTube and @djolder on Twitter.   (photo credit: John Midgley)


Amy Goldschlager is an editor, proofreader, and book/audiobook reviewer.  She has worked for several major publishers, and has also contributed reviews and features to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Kirkus, Locus, Publishers Weekly, ComicMix, and AudioFile magazine.  She lives in Brooklyn and can be found virtually at
amygoldschlager.com(photo credit: Elizabeth Glover)

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

The Cafe has excellent food, a coffee bar, beer and wine.  The Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.

Logo by Kris DikemanJim 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 (most) every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:00-3:00 AM.  (New timeslot!)  Programs are available by stream for two months after broadcast.  (Check http://hourwolf.com, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.)  An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is now available for download at iTunes and Audible.com, as well as a 13-CD set from Amazon.com and Downpour.com.  In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the twice-consecutive Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazine.

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue is an open and collaborative movement building space, only minutes away from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Avenue subway stops in downtown Brooklyn.  The Commons provides resources to the progressive community including affordable office and meeting spaces as well as an event venue that can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films and workshops. If you are interested in meeting or event space, please contact them at info@thecommonsbrooklyn.org.

Tuesday, March 7th
Doors open at 6:30
event begins at 7

The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue  (between Hoyt & Bond St.)

Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop (A,C,G); Nevins St. (2,3,4,5); and the Barclay Center (B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5, and LIRR).  Try the interactive map above.


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