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EVENTS at Borderlands

Check out the bottom of this page for our google calendar with all upcoming events.

GENERAL EVENTS

Michael Marshall Smith, HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE (HarperVoyager, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, November 10th at 3:00 pm

Writers With Drinks (at The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St.) with authors Kirstin Chen, L.A. Kauffman, Rachel Khong, Achy Obejas, Tara Sim and tammy lynne stoner, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, Saturday, November 10th at 6:30 pm

Tor Books #FearlessWomen event with Charlie Jane Anders, Nancy Kress, and Annalee Newitz, Sunday November 11th at 3:00 pm

POSTPONED - SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina St.) with authors Nick Mamatas & Michael Marshall Smith, moderated by Terry Bisson.  (New date to follow.)

Michael Marshall Smith, HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE (HarperVoyager, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, November 10th at 3:00 pm - We couldn't be more excited to welcome Michael Marshall Smith!  We read and loved HANNAH GREEN in an advance copy, and we can't wait to host Mr. Smith so he can introduce you to HANNAH.  From the publisher: "There are a million stories in the world.  Most are perfectly ordinary. This one? isn't.  Hannah Green actually thinks her story is more mundane than most.  But she's about to discover that the shadows in her life have been hiding a world where nothing is as it seems: that there's an ancient and secret machine that converts evil deeds into energy, that some mushrooms can talk -- and that her grandfather has been friends with the Devil for over a hundred and fifty years, and now they need her help."  This is an unusual and brilliant novel, and there's even a guest appearance by the Giant Dipper coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!
Writers With Drinks (at The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St.) with authors Kirstin Chen, L.A. Kauffman, Rachel Khong, Achy Obejas, Tara Sim and tammy lynne stoner, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, Saturday, November 10th at 6:30 pm - Writers With Drinks is the most awesome spoken-word variety show in the world, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, and we're always happy to participate! The amazing lineup this month includes authors Kirstin Chen (Bury What We Cannot Take), L.A. Kauffman (How to Read a Protest), Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin), Achy Obejas (The Tower of the Antilles), Tara Sim (Chainbreaker, Firestarter) and tammy lynne stoner (Sugar Land).  Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away for lack of funds.  All proceeds benefit local non-profits.  Doors open at 6:30 and Borderlands will be on hand to sell books. See http://www.writerswithdrinks.com for more info.

Tor Books #FearlessWomen event with Charlie Jane Anders, Nancy Kress, and Annalee Newitz, Sunday November 11th at 3:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome these three prestigious authors to Borderlands. Tor Books is celebrating a year of #FearlessWomen -- from Tor: "Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction.  With #FearlessWomen Tor Books is excited to feature the characters and authors who are creating new blockbuster worlds and re-shaping our own.  Celebrate #FearlessWomen as we highlight women in publishing: their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories.  Join the conversation about #FearlessWomen, #FearlessSF and #FearlessFantasy with Tor Books' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks)." We hope you'll join us to continue the conversation with Charlie Jane, Nancy Kress and Annalee Newitz.  Charlie Jane is the author of the critically-acclaimed ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY as well as thr forthcoming CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.  Annalee Newitz has written nonfiction as well as a fabulous new novel just out in paperback, AUTONMOUS.  Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books including the seminal BEGGARS IN SPAIN.  She has won multiple awards and her works have been translated into two dozen languages, including Klingon.

POSTPONED - SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina St.) with authors Nick Mamatas & Michael Marshall Smith, moderated by Terry Bisson. THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO BAY AREA AIR QUALITY.  We'll post the new date as soon as we have it. - Suggested donation $10.)  We're so happy to participate in the Science Fiction in San Francisco reading series! The authors will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A from the audience moderated by author Terry Bisson.  Authors will schmooze & sign books after. Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.  Donations benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Questions? Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

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 5pm. We also occasionally have movie nights, get-togethers, dinners, and other fun and exciting events. Please come join our Book Club! We?re more than 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 cobalt555@earthlink.net, for more information.

January 14th, 2018: Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
February 11th, 2018: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
March 11th, 2018: After On by Rob Reid
April 8th, 2018: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
May 13th, 2018: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
June 10th, 2018: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
July 8th, 2018: Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
August 12th, 2018: Space Opera by Cat Valente
September 9th, 2018: The Sumage Solution by Gail Carriger
October 14th, 2018: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
November 11th, 2018: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami
December 9th, 2018: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
This book club usually meets on the third Sunday of every month at 6 pm. Please contact bookclub@borderlands-books.com for more information.

January 21st, 2018: Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison (Note: The author will attend & participate in the discussion.)
February 18th, 2018: Diaspora, Greg Egan
March 18th, 2018: More than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
April 22nd, 2018: Passing Strange, Ellen Klages
May 20th, 2018: Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky
June 17th, 2018: Accelerando by Charles Stross
July 15th, 2018:  Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
August 19th, 2018: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
September 16th, 2018: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin
October 21st, 2018: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
November 18th, 2018: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

GOOGLE CALENDAR


For the tech savvy out there, our iCal address at Google is https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/8melqrhlamjs2d5la520mgpbis%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics