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Received in the mail yesterday my review copies of King of Shards. It's quite excellent to hold the book in my hands even though this isn't the final version. That will be out October 13.
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We've uploaded the audio from the July 15th Fantastic Fiction at KGB, with guests David Edison and Jeffrey Ford. Only David's audio is included in this podcast. Thanks to Gordon Linzner as always for the recording. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/23/audio-from-july-15-with-jeffrey-ford-and-david-edison/
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Photos from Fantastic Fiction at KGB, with Jeffrey Ford & David Edison. A great night! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/17/photos-from-july-15-with-jeffrey-ford-and-david-edison/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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Thoughts after a decade of attending Readercon, my very first writing convention. http://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/07/13/a-decade-of-readercon/
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David Mercurio Rivera informs me that my story "Cameron Rhyder's Legs," which appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine in November of 2014 has been given an Honorable Mention in Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction. Also honorably mentioned are stories from fellow Altered Fluidians Paul Berger, Richard Bowes, Alaya Johnson, Sam J. Miller, Mercurio D. Rivera, and Alyssa Wong. Go team! http://www.amazon.com/Years-Best-Science-Fiction-Thirty-Second/dp/1250064422
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: Jeffrey Ford​ and David Edison​, July 15th at KGB Bar, 7pm. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/06/23/jeffrey-ford-david-edison-july-15th/
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: N.K. Jemisin​ & +A.C. Wise Wednesday, August 19th at KGB Bar. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/07/23/n-k-jemisin-a-c-wise-august-19th/
KGB Fantastic Fiction is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. The reading series features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction. Admission is always free. Some of our past readers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lucius Shepard, ...
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I've just found out that "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" (from May 2014 Clarkesworld Magazine) has made the BooktubeSFF Awards shortlist for Best Short Work. Some pretty great company to be in, with my work listed alongside Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Haruki Murakami. There's a read along taking place with all the categories from now until November, when the winners will be announced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKrh7xEWyjw
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB, hosts Ellen Datlow​ and Matthew Kressel​ present: Jeffrey Ford​ & David Edison​, tonight at KGB Bar, 7pm. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/06/23/jeffrey-ford-david-edison-july-15th/
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow​ & Matthew Kressel​ present: Jeffrey Ford​ & David Edison​, Next Wednesday, July 15th, at KGB Bar. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2015/06/23/jeffrey-ford-david-edison-july-15th/
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The Huffington Post has nice things to say about my novel KING OF SHARDS, out this October from Arche Press: "In this prismatic tale of demons, righteous warriors, and multiple universes, Kressel plumbs the depths of Kabbalistic lore to create a unique fantasy cosmos. Daniel Fisher's wedding day becomes a nightmare when he finds himself transported to a harsh desert world--and discovers his intended bride is a demon. It turns out Daniel is one of the Lamed Vav, the thirty-six righteous people who are destined to fight evil. To stop the ravages of the demon, Daniel must go on a terrifying journey and form unlikely alliances along the way in this engaging new epic fantasy." They also have nice things to say about the novels from Ken Liu, Fran Wilde, and Seth Dickinson. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ilana-teitelbaum/debut-epic-fantasies-to-look-out-for-in-2015_b_7639624.html
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IT Professional, Part-time Writer, Full-time Nerd.
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Writer, hacker, nerdologist
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By day I'm a computer hacker, by night I don tights and become a writer.  Or is it the other way around? Every now and then I show up at KGB, where I co-host a monthly reading series with Ellen Datlow. Currently living in Queens with a subway train going right through my apartment.
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Latest story is "The Sounds of Old Earth" in LIGHTSPEED magazine. which Joyce Carol Oates said, "This is a powerful story that is both tragic & hopeful–unexpectedly. And beautifully written. Thank you for sharing it." http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-sounds-of-old-earth/
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