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EVENTS at Borderlands
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Seanan McGuire, POCKET APOCALYPSE (DAW, Mass Market, $7.99) Friday, March 13th at 6:00 pm
Drop-by signing with Joanne Harris and Ken Liu, Saturday, March 14th at 5:00 pm
Gail Carriger, PRUDENCE (Orbit, Hardcover, $20.00) Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00 pm
Ferrett Steinmetz, FLEX (Angry Robot, Mass Market, $7.99) Saturday, April 4th at 3:00 pm
Seanan McGuire, POCKET APOCALYPSE (DAW, Mass Market, $7.99) Friday, March 13th at 6:00 pm - We are always happy to celebrate a new Seanan McGuire release. Be here to enjoy volume 4 in the InCryptid series, POCKET APOCALYPSE! "Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family -- no small feat, considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. Still, he?s starting to feel like he?s got the hang of things. . . at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport. From there, it?s just a hop, skip, and a jump to Australia, a continent filled with new challenges, new dangers, and yes, rival cryptozoologists who don?t like their ?visiting expert? very much. Australia is a cryptozoologist?s dream, filled with unique species and unique challenges. Unfortunately, it?s also filled with Shelby?s family, who aren?t delighted by the length of her stay in America. And then there are the werewolves to consider: infected killing machines who would like nothing more than to claim the continent as their own. The continent which currently includes Alex. Survival is hard enough when you?re on familiar ground. Alex Price is very far from home, but there?s one thing he knows for sure: he?s not going down without a fight."
Drop-by signing with Joanne Harris and Ken Liu, Saturday, March 14th at 5:00 pm - Joanne Harris and Ken Liu both have books forthcoming from the exciting new Saga Press! They'll be stopping by to sign bookplates and chat about their upcoming titles before appearing at Writers With Drinks at 7:00pm. Joe Monti, Saga Press' Executive Editor, will also be on hand to discuss their plans!
Gail Carriger, PRUDENCE (Orbit, Hardcover, $20.00) Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00 pm - Join us to welcome Gail Carriger and check out the start of a brand-new series, The Custard Protocol! ". . . [I]n which Alexia Maccon's daughter Prudence travels to India on behalf of Queen, country. . . and the perfect pot of tea. When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do -- she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon, she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis (and an embarrassing lack of bloomers), Rue must rely on her good breeding -- and her metanatural abilities -- to get to the bottom of it all. . . ."
Ferrett Steinmetz, FLEX (Angry Robot, Mass Market, $7.99) Saturday, April 4th at 3:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome Ferrett Steinmetz, (http://www.theferrett.com/ferrettworks/) who will be showing off his dramatic new novel FLEX! From the publisher's website: "A desperate father will do anything to heal his daughter in a novel where "Breaking Bad" meets Jim Butcher?s "The Dresden Files". FLEX: Distilled magic in crystal form. The most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams. FLUX: The backlash from snorting Flex. The universe hates magic and tries to rebalance the odds; maybe you survive the horrendous accidents the Flex inflicts, maybe you don?t. PAUL TSABO: The obsessed bureaucromancer who?s turned paperwork into a magical Beast that can rewrite rental agreements, conjure rented cars from nowhere, track down anyone who?s ever filled out a form. But when all of his formulaic magic can?t save his burned daughter, Paul must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her. Except he?s never done this before -- and the punishment for brewing Flex is army conscription and a total brain-wipe."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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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