New York Review of Science Fiction Reading

Tomorrow night, I will be reading with along with Kris Saknussemm as part of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading series, this month guest curated by Amy Goldschlager.

The reading is at 7:00 pm at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, New York City. Directions are available at the series website:

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series has showcased some of the most prominent and upcoming authors in the genre. However, the series’ commitment to providing a venue as an ongoing science fiction reading series in New York City, is open to all works of speculative fiction, whether they be works of fantasy, magical realism, horror, or science fiction. The range of writers who have participated in the series speaks of not only of its diversity, but its quality as well. Jonathan Carroll, Susanna Clarke, Samuel R. Delany, Ellen Kushner, Ursula K. LeGuin, Jonathan Lethem, Patricia A. McKillip, Walter Mosley, Naomi Novik, and Peter Straub are among the authors who have participated.

Most readings are taped for broadcast over WBAI, 99.5 FM, on Jim Freund’s science fiction radio program, Hour of the Wolf ( The broadcasts themselves are available ‘on demand’ for about 8 months from that same Web site.

The series was created by Gordon Van Gelder around 1989. Subsequent curators have included Robert K. J. Kilheffer, Claire Wolf, Joe Monti, Carol Cooper, Sheree Thomas, Paul Witcover and currently Jim Freund who has been recording the series from the start.

WHEN: Tuesday, 4/7/9
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7

WHERE:The South Street Seaport Museum12 Fulton Street — 4th floor,+ny

By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C toBroadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street

By Bus
Take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street

By Car
From the West Side: take West Street southbound. Follow signs to FDR Drive. Take underpass, keep right – use Exit 1 at end of underpass. Turn right on South Street, six blocks. From the East Side, take FDR Drive south to Exit 3 onto South StreetProceed about 1 mile.

By Boat

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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