Posts Tagged ‘reading’

I’ll be reading @ Fantastic Fiction at KGB Bar WED 11.20.19

If you’re going to be in New York City and just can’t enough of my prose style or the dulcet tones of my voice, know that I’ll reading at the next Fantastic Fiction at KGB Bar event, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, starting at 7PM.

I’ll be reading a couple of new scenes from my new Dark Arts novel The Shadow Commission (coming June 9, 2020, from Tor Books). Fellow author Max Gladstone will be reading new material, and trust me, you don’t want to miss that.

More information, including the event’s address and other details, at the link:

David Mack & Max Gladstone, November 20th

Video of my NYRSF reading from The Iron Codex

If you couldn’t make it to last night’s readings by me & Seth Dickinson, watch the event now for free online (starting at 22 minutes in):

I read from my upcoming Dark Arts novel The Iron Codex; Seth reads from his new original SF novel Exortia, coming next year from

The event was curated and hosted by Amy Goldschlager at the Commons Cafe in Brooklyn, NY.

My 2016 World Fantasy Con Schedule – #SFWApro

If you’ll be attending World Fantasy Convention 2016 this coming week in Columbus, OH, and are interested in catching up with me, here are my two scheduled turns on programming:

Thursday, 27 October

“When to Stop”
5pm – Union AB
Some series seem to go on forever. At what point must there really be an ending? Trilogies seem to be a default, but urban fantasy series (e.g., Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake novels) seem to just go on and on. Is the long series simply a factor of market forces or is there a storytelling imperative behind it? With declining shelf space and ever more demands for the attention of readers, are the long-form series becoming less desirable?
— Sarah Avery, J.L. Doty, Summer Hanford, Mark Van Name (m), David Mack

Saturday, 29 October

Author Reading: David Mack
4pm – Union C
My current plan is to read a brief excerpt from The Midnight Front, my upcoming original contemporary fantasy/secret history novel being published by Tor Books in early 2018.

Beyond these two bits of business, I can be counted on toe haunt the hotel bar, and I suspect I’ll make the rounds of the industry parties on Friday and Saturday nights.

If you’re at the con and I’m in a public space (and not using my earbuds), feel free to come say “hello”!


Star Trek reading at Singularity & Co. – Thursday, May 9

UPDATE: This event was previously posted as being scheduled for Friday. It has been rescheduled for this Thursday, and the text below has been edited to reflect that. So if you’re planning on attending this event, make sure to come by on Thursday — not on Friday.

In honor of the imminent American premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness, the fine folks at are sponsoring a reading of Star Trek fiction (both official and not) at science-fiction-and-fantasy bookstore Singularity & Co. in Brooklyn, NY, on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30pm.

There to read for your amusement will be yours truly, accompanied by Emily Asher-Perrin (, fellow veteran Trek scribe Keith R.A. DeCandido, and former Star Trek fiction senior editor Marco Palmieri (now an editor at Tor).

I’m not sure yet what any of us will be reading; I am torn between something light-hearted, such as my award-winning Zak Kebron short story from the Star Trek: New Frontier anthology No Limits, or something in my characteristic style of death and destruction, such as a scene or two from my Star Trek Destiny trilogy.

Check out the Facebook event page for the reading, and if you’re one of our New York City-area fans, be sure to come out and fill a seat at the reading:

Singularity & Co.
18 Bridge St., Ste 1G
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Ph. 347.460.7724

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