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EVENTS at Borderlands
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Shannon Page, OUR LADY OF THE ISLANDS (Per Aspera Press, Hardcover, $26.99) Saturday, January 17th at 3:00 pm
The triumphant return of SF in SF with authors Cecilia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson, at The Book Club of California, 312 Sutter Street Suite 500, Thursday, January 22nd
Samantha Shannon, THE MIME ORDER (Bloomsbury, Hardcover, $25.00) Saturday, February 14th at 3:00 pm
Shannon Page, OUR LADY OF THE ISLANDS (Per Aspera Press, Hardcover, $26.99) Saturday, January 17th at 3:00 pm - We are happy to welcome Shannon Page, co-author (with Jay Lake) of OUR LADY OF THE ISLANDS to Borderlands! Sadly, Jay passed away in 2014, but the publisher believes he would be very proud of the presentation of this book. "It is a powerful tale of political intrigue, divine mystery, and swashbuckling naval battles. Graced with splashes of humor, this novel is full of cliffhangers that will keep you turning pages. Sian Katte is a successful middle-aged businesswoman in the tropical island nation of Alizar. Her life seems comfortable and well-arranged . . . until a violent encounter one evening leaves her with an unwanted magical power. Arian des Chances is the wife of Alizar's ruler, with vast wealth and political influence. Yet for all her resources, she can only watch helplessly as her son draws nearer to death. When crisis thrusts these two women together, they learn some surprising truths: about themselves, their loved ones, and Alizar itself. Because beneath a seemingly calm facade, Alizar's people -- and a dead god -- are stirring. . . ." Join us to meet Shannon and check out the novel that Publishers Weekly called one of the Best Books of 2014! http://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2014/sf-fantasy-horror#book/book-6
The triumphant return of SF in SF with authors Cecilia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson, at The Book Club of California, 312 Sutter Street Suite 500, Thursday, January 22nd - SF in SF returns with Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland, in conversation with Terry Bisson! Each author will read a selection from their work (15-20 mins.), followed by an intermission, Q&A with Terry Bisson, and then book signing. Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. $8 at the door for Book Club of California Members, reserved seating; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 at the door for the general public, general seating. Cash or charge at the door, refreshments at the bar. All admission costs, donations and tips benefit the Book Club of California. (The Book Club of California is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1912. It supports the art of fine printing related to the history and literature of California and the western states of America through research, publishing, public programs, and exhibitions.)
Samantha Shannon, THE MIME ORDER (Bloomsbury, Hardcover, $25.00) Saturday, February 14th at 3:00 pm - Join us to meet Samantha Shannon and check out the thrilling followup to THE BONE SEASON! From the book description: "Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city?s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on."
BOOK CLUB EVENTS
The QSF&F Book Club
This book club is for LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly people who love reading all kinds of science fiction, fantasy, even a little bit of horror, and anything that could loosely fall into any of these categories. We meet the second Sunday of every month at Borderlands Cafe on Valencia Street in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco. We also occasionally have movie nights, get togethers, dinners, and other fun and exciting events. Please come join our Book Club! We?re going on ten years strong! For more information, visit our website at http://www.qsfandf.weebly.com or come see us on Facebook
Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at email@example.com, for more information.
* Meets on Sunday, November 9th, at 5 pm to discuss EIGHT MILLION GODS by Wen Spencer.
* Meets on Sunday, December 14th, at 5 pm to discuss WOOL by Hugh Howey.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
This book club usually meets on the third Sunday of every month at 6 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FEBRUARY: The Female Man by Joanna Russ
MARCH: The Martian by Andy Weir
APRIL: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
MAY: A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
JUNE: Contact by Carl Saga
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