The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is hosting a launch party for Mike Allen’s new anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5 in New York City on April 5th. The event will include readings by several of the anthology’s contributors (see a full TOC here) and promises to be a good time.
25th “Silver” Anniversary season presentsA Launch Party for CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 5
Hosted by Mike Allen
Featuring readings by Rob Cameron, C.S.E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, Barbara Krasnoff, Sonya Taaffe, Shveta Thakrar, and A.C. Wise
Tuesday, April 5th
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
$7 suggested donation
The Brooklyn Commons
(address, map, and links below)
This April we will shower you with great writers (and an editor), celebrating the launch of the latest in a critically-hailed series of anthologies. Funded by a successful $12,000 Kickstarter campaign, Clockwork Phoenix 5 continues Mike Allen’s mission of showcasing beautifully-written, difficult-to-categorize stories of the fantastic. It’s the largest and most ambitious volume in the Clockwork Phoenix series to date, containing 20 stories by 21 authors. A starred review in Publishers Weekly proclaimed that “all the stories afford thought-provoking glimpses into alternative realities that linger, sparking unconventional thoughts, long after they are first encountered.”
- MIKE ALLEN is editor of Mythic Delirium magazine and the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, and author of the short story collections Unseaming and The Spider Tapestries. A Nebula Award and Shirley Jackson Award finalist and winner of three Rhysling Awards for poetry, he lives in Roanoke, VA, with wife and co-editor Anita, two mischievous cats and a neurotic dog. He posts about his writer exploits at http://descentintolight.com, his editor exploits at http://mythicdelirium.com, and combines the two at @mythicdelirium.
- ROB CAMERON is an elementary school teacher and writer living in Brooklyn. When he’s not writing stories, organizing events for the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers, or producing the Kaleidocast, BSFW’s audio magazine podcast, he is rock climbing, dragon boating, and working on his Buddha-like glow.
- C.S.E. COONEY (csecooney.com & @csecooney) is the author of Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015), the title story of which is a Nebula Award nominee and will feature in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas. She is the author of the Dark Breakers series, Jack o’ the Hills, The Witch in the Almond Tree, and a poetry collection called How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which includes her Rhysling Award-winning poem “The Sea King’s Second Bride.” A graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Fiction and Theatre departments, Cooney works as an audiobook narrator for Tantor Media. Her alter ego Brimstone Rhine has put out two EPs: Alecto! Alecto! and The Headless Bride, which can be purchased on Bandcamp.
- CARLOS HERNANDEZ is the author of the short story collection The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria. He’s also a college professor and a game designer interested in new media and new narrative forms. @writeteachplay
- BARBARA KRASNOFF is pleased to be represented in Clockwork Phoenix for the third time. She has otherwise sold over 30 pieces of short fiction to a wide variety of publications and is working on a novel. Barbara is also the author of a YA non-fiction book, Robots: Reel to Real, and is currently Sr. Reviews Editor for Computerworld. She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her website is BrooklynWriter.com.
- SONYA TAAFFE’s short fiction and award-winning poetry has appeared in multiple venues, including The Humanity of Monsters, Genius Loci, and Dreams from the Witch House. Her most recent collection is Ghost Signs (Aqueduct Press). She is currently senior poetry editor for Strange Horizons and once named a Kuiper belt object.
- SHVETA THAKRAR is a South Asian–flavored fantasy writer, social justice activist, and part-time nagini. Her work can be found in Flash Fiction Online, Interfictions Online, Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mythic Delirium, Uncanny, Faerie, Strange Horizons, Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, and Steam-Powered 2: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories.
- A.C. WISE‘s fiction has appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 4, Clarkesworld, and Shimmer, among other places. Her debut collection, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, was published by Lethe Press in October 2015. Find her online at acwise.net.
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.
As always, the Cafe will see to your wining, dining and other worldly needs; and the Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.
After the event, please join us as we celebrate the launch of Clockwork Phoenix 5 at the cafe, which now has a special menu for us as well as table service..
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Tuesday, April 5th
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 for explicit directions.
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