NY Review of SF Readings
28th Season
Theodora Goss
Barbara Krasnoff

with guest host
Mike Allen

Tuesday, April 2nd 7:00 PM
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)

With Spring around the corner (we hope), this is the right time of year to get mythically delirious, and so Mike Allen of Mythic Delirium Books presents two new entries along with their wonderful writers.

Barbara Krasnoff by Melissa BeckmanBarbara Krasnoff is the author of The History of Soul 2065, forthcoming in June from Mythic Delirium Books. This collection of twenty interconnected tales includes the 2016 Nebula finalist short story "Sabbath Wine," which originally appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 5 (Mike Allen, ed.), and was featured as a podcast on Kaleidocast.

Her stories have appeared in about 35 venues including Amazing Stories, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Descant, Weird TalesSybil's GarageEscape VelocityBehind the Wainscot, Apex, Electric Velocipede, Space and TimeCrossed Genres, Cosmos, Clockwork Phoenix (2, 4 & 5), Triptych Tales, Perihelion, Abyss & Apex, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and Resist Fascism, among others.

Barbara is also the author of a YA non-fiction book, Robots: Reel to Real (Arco, 1982), and is currently Reviews Editor for The Verge. Every weekday morning, she investigates what the animals and objects in our world are really thinking in her daily Backstories series on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#theirbackstories). She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her partner Jim Freund, and can be reached via her website BrooklynWriter.com; her Twitter handle is @barbk.


Theodora GossTheodora Goss is the World Fantasy and Locus Award-winning author of the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two-sided accordion format; the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia (2014); debut novel The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (2017), and sequel European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (2018); winner of this year's Lord Ruthven Award for vampire fiction. The third book in her Athena Club trilogy, The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl, comes out in October.

Her newest collection of poetry and fiction, Snow White Learns Witchcraft, was just released by Mythic Delirium Books. These eight stories and twenty-three poems retell and recast fairy tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Oscar Wilde, in ways that re-center and empower the women at the hearts of these timeless narratives.

She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, as well as on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her work has been translated into twelve languages. She teaches literature and writing at Boston University and in the Stonecoast MFA Program. Learn more at theodoragoss.com.


Mike AllenMike Allen wears many creative hats, and at least one of them, tailor-made by his wife and partner-in-crime Anita, features a large bejeweled spider. Together they run Mythic Delirium Books, an imprint that’s home to the Clockwork Phoenix anthology series and acclaimed fiction books by C.S.E. Cooney, Theodora Goss, and Nicole Kornher-Stace, with the next coming in June from Barbara Krasnoff. A World Fantasy, Shirley Jackson and Nebula Award finalist, Mike has written several poetry collections; a novel, The Black Fire Concerto (2013) and short story collections Unseaming (2014) The Spider Tapestries (2016);and Aftermath of an Industrial Accident (forthcoming 2020). Follow his publishing exploits at mythicdelirium.com, writing adventures at descentintolight.com, and all of the above at @mythicdelirium on Twitter.

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.  Programs are available by stream for two months after broadcast.  (Check https://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 available for download at iTunes and Audible.com, and Downpour.com.  In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the two-time 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, April 2
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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