The next Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, will present Jack Ketchum, the author of four story collections (one with Edward Lee), many novellas and thirteen novels, four of which have been filmed to date – The Lost, Red, The Girl Next Door and Offspring. He is the four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for his fiction and Stephen King has called him “the scariest guy in America.” His latest mass-market release is the novel Joyride, backed with the novella Weed Species.

Also reading will be Scott Edelman, whose short stories have been published in a wide range of anthologies and magazines including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, Forbidden Planets, and Postscripts. Some of them have been collected in These Words Are Haunted and in What Will Come After, the latter a complete collection of his zombie fiction, just published by PS Publishing. He’s been a Stoker Award finalist five times. Additionally, Edelman currently works for the Syfy Channel as the Editor of SCI FI Wire and was founding editor of Science Fiction Age, which he edited during its entire eight-year run. He has been nominated for the Best Editor Hugo four times.

It’s all happening on Wednesday June 16th, 7pm at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

Books will be available for purchase thanks to Bluestockings Bookstore. The readings are free.

Ellen Datlow has posted photos from this month’s May 19 reading online. You can catch them here: May 19th Fantastic Fiction Reading

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