Upcoming Readings

Our planned ZOOM reading scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, June 16th, has been canceled because of trolls crashing the session during our pre-program testing phase. We hope to reschedule Barbara Krasnoff and David Mack.

Going forward, we’ll attempt to prevent future abuse by limiting our ZOOM readings to “invitation only” which we’ll send out via our newsletter.

We apologize to those who set aside the time to come and listen to the incredible authors we’d wanted to bring to you, and we apologize to the authors for this unacceptable glitch.

Barbara KrasnoffBarbara Krasnoff was born and bred in Brooklyn, and has the accent to prove it. Her mosaic novel The History of Soul 2065, which explores the intertwining histories of two magical families, was published by Mythic Delirium Books in June, 2019, while her short story “Sabbath Wine,” which appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 5, was a finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award. When not producing weird fiction, she works as Reviews Editor for The Verge and investigates what animals and objects are really thinking in her Backstories series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#theirbackstories). 

David MackDavid Mack is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), short fiction, and comic books. Mack presently serves as a consultant on two animated Star Trek television series — Lower Decks, produced by Mike McMahan, and an as-yet-untitled series being produced for Nickelodeon by Dan and Kevin Hageman. He resides in New York City. http://davidmack.pro/

Join us on August 11th at 7:00 p.m for:

Barbara BarnettBarbara Barnett is the author of three books, including  The Apothecary’s Curse, short-listed for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for a debut novel. She is publisher and executive editor of Blogcritics, an Internet magazine of pop culture, politics, and more, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and interviews over the past decade.

She is also an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA’s HalloweeM convention, a lifelong resident of the Chicago area where she lives in a Victorian coach house with her husband, Phil, and their border collie–Aussie, Semra, on a bluff along the Lake Michigan shore.

Tom PurdomTom Purdom’s contributions to the science fiction field include novels, short stories and novelettes, magazine articles, book reviews, two terms as vice president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and three years as their Eastern Regional Director. He started reading science fiction in 1950 and sold his first story in 1957, just before he turned twenty-one. His first novel, I Want the Stars, appeared in 1964 as half of an Ace Double.

In the last twenty-five years, he has produced a string of novelettes and short stories that has mostly appeared in Asimov’s, with reprints in anthologies such as the best of the year books edited by David Hartwell and Gardner Dozois. Ian Strock’s Fantastic Press has published two collections of his Asimov’s stories: Lovers and Fighters, Starships and Dragons and Romance on Four Worlds, A Casanova Quartet.

Outside of science fiction, his literary output includes magazine articles, essays, science writing, brochures on home decorating, and an educational comic book on vocational safety distributed to several million vocational students under the sponsorship of the US Air Force. For the last thirty years, he has pursued a sideline as a classical music critic and arts journalist, writing for several Philadelphia publications, currently for Broad Street Review. He lives in center city where he devotes himself to a continuous round of urban pleasures and entertainments.

Our Readings always take place at 7:00pm on a Tuesday.

We’re currently in the process of soliciting our readers for 2021. Here are our remaining 2020 dates so you can lock them into your calendar: August 11th, October 13th, and December 8th. You can also subscribe to receive timely reminders so you never miss an event.