Come Meet Me & Authors from Federations

I’ll be guest-curating the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series in July. See the press release below for details!

The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings


The South Street Seaport Museum


Readings from Federations

K. Tempest Bradford

Allen Steele

Genevieve Valentine

Guest Curator

John Joseph Adams


     Tuesday, July 7th — Doors open 6:30 PM

     $5 suggested donation

     South Street Seaport Museum

     12 Fulton Street

(directions and links below)


Usually our season runs through June, but when editor John Joseph Adams approached us with the opportunity to celebrate his new science fiction anthology, FEDERATIONS, we couldn’t resist adding an extra date to the season.

FEDERATIONS From Star Trek to Star Wars, and from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast interstellar societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations continue that tradition, and therein you can find a mix of all-new, original fiction, alongside selected reprints from authors whose work exemplifies what interstellar SF is capable of, including Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R. R. Martin, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, and many more. To learn more about the anthology (or read several complete stories from the book), visit the anthology’s Web site,

K. Tempest Bradford’s fiction has appeared in Sybil’s Garage, Electric Velocipede, Podcastle, and Strange Horizons. She also contributes non-fiction essays and columns to, Fantasy Magazine, and the Carl Brandon Society blog. Her Web site is

Allen Steele is the two-time Hugo Award-winning author of the novels Orbital Decay, Lunar Descent, Chronospace, Spindrift, and many others. Over the last several years, he’s been focusing on writing and expanding his Coyote milieu, of which his story in Federations is a part. The most recent novel in the Coyoteverse, Coyote Horizon, came out in March, and will be followed by Coyote Destiny. Steele is also a prolific writer of short fiction, with four published collections, and a new one—The Last Science Fiction Writer—on the way. His stories have appeared in the magazines Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Omni, Science Fiction Age, and in numerous anthologies. His Web site is

Genevieve Valentine’s fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Journal of Mythic Arts, Fantasy Magazine, Farrago’s Wainscot, Sybil’s Garage, and Escape Pod. She is a columnist for and Fantasy Magazine. Her appetite for good costumes and bad movies is insatiable, obsessions she tracks on her blog,

John Joseph Adams is the editor of the anthologies Federations, The Living Dead, Seeds of Change, and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Forthcoming work includes the anthologies Brave New Worlds, By Blood We Live, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Living Dead 2, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, and The Way of the Wizard. He is also the assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and a columnist for To learn more, visit his Web site at

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series is wrapping up its 19th season of providing performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc.  The series takes place the first Tuesday of every month at the South Street Seaport Museum.  We have been known to move from one venue to another within the museum, so check each time.  We are currently at 12 Fulton Street on the 4th Floor.  Admission is by a $5 donation.  If circumstances make this a hardship, let us know and we will accommodate you.  The producer and executive curator is radio producer and talk show host Jim Freund.

Tuesday, 7/7/9
Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7
The South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street — 4th floor,+ny
By Subway
Take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to
Broadway-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 Street
Proceed about 1 mile.
By Boat



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