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EVENT: The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Presents ‘A Journey to Barsoom’ on March 6th

If you are in the New York City area on Tuesday, March 6th, it’d be worth your time to check out The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading scheduled for that night: A Journey to Barsoom! The event is to help promote John Joseph Adams’ new John Carter anthology Under the Moons of Mars

Press release follows…

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings
A Journey to Barsoom
with your fearless guide
John Joseph Adams
featuring a princess of Mars
Catherynne M. Valente
and the mighty Jeddack
Jonathan Maberry

    Tuesday, March 6th — Doors open 6:30 PM
    $7 suggested donation
    The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
    (address and links below)

March 9th is the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, entitled A Princess of Mars. Honoring that, we will take an excursion to Barsoom (Mars, in the native lingo) with our fearless guide, John Joseph Adams; who fell asleep in a cave and woke up if not on Barsoom, at least California. Making a brief return to NYC, he will bring along two of Barsoom’s great inhabitants to read: a princess of Mars, Catherynne M. Valente, and a mighty Jeddak, Jonathan Maberry.


Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. His novels include Rot & Ruin, Dead of Night, Patient Zero, Dust & Decay, The King of Plagues, Ghost Road Blues, Dead Man’s Song, Bad Moon Rising, and The Wolfman. His nonfiction books include They Bite, Zombie CSU, Wanted Undead or Alive, Vampire Universe, and The Cryptopedia. He is the co-founder of the Liars Club and founder of the Writers Coffeehouse. Jonathan is also a career martial artist specializing in Jujutsu and Kenjutsu, and has worked as a bodyguard and chief-instructor for a company that provided advanced defense workshops to all aspects of law enforcement including SWAT. In 2004, he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Visit him online at

Catherynne M. Valente was born in the Pacific Northwest in 1979. She is the author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, and the Andre Norton Award-winning, crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She also is the winner of the Tiptree Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Spectrum Awards, and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award in 2007 and 2009. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner and two dogs. You can navigate to her Web site at

John Joseph Adams is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead (a World Fantasy Award finalist), The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Brave New Worlds, The Way of the Wizard, and Lightspeed: Year One. Forthcoming anthologies include The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination (Tor Books) and Armored (Baen Books). In 2011, he was nominated for two Hugo Awards and two World Fantasy Awards. He has been called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes &, and his books have been lauded as some of the best anthologies of all time. He is also the editor of Lightspeed Magazine, and is the co-host of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He can be found online at

With luck we will also have a video presentation on Barsoom 101.

After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks nearby.


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 place, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list, the Web, and the Facebook group: NYRSF Readings.


Jim 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 every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for 2 weeks after broadcast. (Check or follow @JimFreund for details.)

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art ( is dedicated to re-establishing SoHo as an international center for the development of new artistic forms, concepts and ideas. A screens-instead-of-canvases approach allows a wide selection of art from around the world which would otherwise never make it to the City. The SGDA is available for private gatherings and events of all kinds. For bookings call (800) 420-5590 or visit

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

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between Houston & Prince St.)

By Subway
6, C, E to Spring St.; A, B D or F to West 4th; 1 train to Houston St; or R, W to Prince St.

There are many convenient bus lines that come within a couple of blocks of the gallery. Use the link above for an interactive transit map.


About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on EVENT: The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Presents ‘A Journey to Barsoom’ on March 6th

  1. If I was in NYC on March 6th, I’d be so over this!

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