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EVENTS at Borderlands
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Chris Roberson, FIREWALK (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $24.99) on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00pm
Megan E. O'Keefe, BREAK THE CHAINS (Angry Robot, Mass Market, $7.99) on Sunday, November 13th at 1:00pm
Mary Robinette Kowal, GHOST TALKERS (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) on Sunday, November 13th at 3:00pm
SF in SF with authors Nick Mamatas and Rick Wilber (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) on Sunday, November 13th at 6:30pm
CYBER WORLD (Hex Publishers, Trade Paperback, $14.99) event with Richard Kadrey, Aaron Lovett, Josh Viola, Isabel Yap, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro on Saturday, November 19th at 2:00pm
Dan Wells, EXTREME MAKEOVER: APOCALYPSE EDITION (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99 and Trade Paperback $17.99) on Saturday, November 19th at 5:00pm
Richard Lupoff, WHERE MEMORY HIDES: A WRITER'S LIFE (Bold Venture Press, Trade Paperback (Black & White Edition), $22.95, and Trade Paperback (Collector's Color Edition), $49.95) on Sunday, November 20th at 3:00pm
Jason Denzel, MYSTIC (Tor Books, Trade Paperback, $14.99) and Brandon Sanderson, ARCANUM UNBOUNDED: THE COSMERE COLLECTION (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:00pm
Sisters in Crime / Mystery Writers of America Holiday Party on Saturday, December 10th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Chris Roberson, FIREWALK (Night Shade Books, Hardcover, $24.99) on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00pm - Join us to welcome New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the comic book-turned hit TV show iZombie, Chris Roberson! We're eagerly awaiting Chris's new supernatural crime thriller FIREWALK. Check out the description from the publisher's website: "Izzie Lefevre was the newest investigator for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit when she first came to Recondito, a coastal city that's been shrouded in mystery and legend for centuries. Local law enforcement had requested the Bureau's assistance in hunting a sword-wielding serial killer who'd left a dozen mutilated bodies in his wake. Patrick Tevake was a local homicide detective assigned to the taskforce, and together he and Izzie managed to track down and stop the killer before he claimed another victim. Five years later, Izzie and Patrick remain haunted by what the killer said before he fell in a hail of gunfire. Izzie?s ancestors were "mambos," voodoo priestesses who claimed to communicate with the dead and protect the faithful from evil spirits. Patrick's Polynesian great uncle told stories of Recondito's supernatural menaces that lurk in flame and shadow. The killer's last words have brought up a past both Izzie and Patrick thought they'd long since left behind, and neither has been able to shake the feeling that their case was never completely solved . . . ."
Megan E. O'Keefe, BREAK THE CHAINS (Angry Robot, Mass Market, $7.99) on Sunday, November 13th at 1:00pm - We're delighted to welcome local author Megan E. O'Keefe, who will be showing off volume two in her Scorched Continent series! The first book, STEAL THE SKY, is a awesome romp with airships and magic, and BREAK THE CHAINS looks to be even more fun. Here's the description from the publisher's website: "A year has passed since Detan set the skies above Aransa on fire, and the armies of Aransa's new dictator Thratia are preparing to knock on the door of his aunt's city, Hond Steading . . . . As the city that produces the most selium -- that precious gas that elevates airships and powers strange magic -- Hond Steading is a jewel worth stealing. To shore up the city's defenses, Detan promises his aunt that he'll recover Nouli, the infamous engineer who built the century gates that protect the imperial capital of Valathea. But Nouli is imprisoned on the Remnant Isles, an impervious island prison run by the empire, and it's Detan?s fault. Detan doesn't dare approach Nouli himself, so his companions volunteer to get themselves locked up to make contact with Nouli and convince him to help. Now Detan has to break them all out of prison, and he's going to need the help of a half-mad doppel to do it." We hope you'll join us!
Mary Robinette Kowal, GHOST TALKERS (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) on Sunday, November 13th at 3:00pm - We're always thrilled to host the amazingly talented Mary Robinette Kowal! Mary's new novel is a very different historical fantasy from her previous books, but just as good. Here's the description from Mary's website: "Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing . . . ." Do not miss this opportunity to meet the author and hear about this extraordinary book!
SF in SF with authors Nick Mamatas and Rick Wilber (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) on Sunday, November 13th at 6:30pm - Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.) Doors and bar at 5:30 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm. Each author 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. Books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Seating is limited, so first come, first seated. Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Phone (night of event) 415-572-1015. Questions? Email email@example.com.
CYBER WORLD (Hex Publishers, Trade Paperback, $14.99) event with Richard Kadrey, Aaron Lovett, Josh Viola, Isabel Yap, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro on Saturday, November 19th at 2:00pm - We're delighted to welcome these contributors to the fabulous new anthology CYBER WORLD! CYBER WORLD features cybernetics, neuroscience, nanotech, genetic engineering, hacktivism, transhumanism, and so much more that proves the "world of tomorrow" is already here. We hope you'll join us to meet some of today's most talented cyberpunk visionaries! The book even includes a bonus CD soundtrack. Check out the awesome book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ulli7T-xPE&app=desktop and RSVP here if you do the Facebook thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795228790690567/
Dan Wells, EXTREME MAKEOVER: APOCALYPSE EDITION (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99 and Trade Paperback $17.99) on Saturday, November 19th at 5:00pm - We're always excited to host Dan Wells, the amazing author of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and so many other fantastic works! Dan's newest novel, praised to the stars by Seanan McGuire, is, according to the publisher, "[e]qual parts corporate satire, scientific thriller, and apocalyptic nightmare, EXTREME MAKEOVER tells the story of a health and beauty company that accidentally creates a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA." The chief scientist working on the project realizes that something has gone horribly wrong and wants to destroy the formula, but the NewYew company "thinks it might be the greatest beauty product ever designed -- and the world's governments think it might be the greatest weapon." You can see the cover reveal for EXTREME MAKEOVER, and a clip from the upcoming I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER movie here! http://www.tor.com/2016/03/18/cover-reveal-for-dan-wells-extreme-makeover/ We hope you'll join us in welcoming Dan Wells!
Richard Lupoff, WHERE MEMORY HIDES: A WRITER'S LIFE (Bold Venture Press, Trade Paperback (Black & White Edition), $22.95, and Trade Paperback (Collector's Color Edition), $49.95) on Sunday, November 20th at 3:00pm - We're thrilled to welcome local legend Richard Lupoff, showing off his autobiography WHERE MEMORY HIDES! From the book: "In half a century of publishing books and short fiction under his own name and at least six pen names, Richard A. Lupoff has spun some of the strangest fables, written a respected biography of Edgar Rice Burroughs, won a Hugo and has been nominated for multiple Nebula Awards." Dick Lupoff is a treasure trove of stories, both fictional and not. We hope you'll join us to hear highlights from the story of his incredibly full and fascinating life!
Jason Denzel, MYSTIC (Tor Books, Trade Paperback, $14.99) and Brandon Sanderson, ARCANUM UNBOUNDED: THE COSMERE COLLECTION (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:00pm - We're always thrilled to welcome Brandon Sanderson to Borderlands! This time 'round, Brandon's touring for ARCANUM UNBOUNDED, a new story collection featuring stories from the Cosmere universe, including tales from Mistborn, Stormlight Archive, Elantris, and more! An all-new 40,000-word Stormlight novella, "Edgedancer," will be only one of the highlights of this must-have volume. Touring with Brandon will be Jason Denzel, founder of the Dragonmount website and author of the excellent fantasy novel MYSTIC, now available in paperback. The sequel, MYSTIC DRAGON, will be available in February, 2017. We hope you'll join us! This event will be first-come, first seated. We'll be giving out (free) tickets as attendees arrive to mark their place in the signing line, and we'll call folks up in groups of 10 or so, so they don't need to wait in line for such a long time. If you miss your numbered group, you can join the next line when you're ready. No purchase is necessary to attend and have books signed, but we always appreciate it if attendees purchase something at the event. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888 893-4008 if you have questions.
Sisters in Crime / Mystery Writers of America Northern California Holiday Party on Saturday, December 10th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Join us and more than two dozen fabulous local mystery writers for a fun holiday party! There will be light refreshments and the chance to mingle with, and get books signed by, fantastic authors. Don't miss this chance to meet so many writers all at the same time, and enjoy a rousing kick-off to the party season -- we'll be joined by Elin Barnes, Diana Chambers, Nick Mamatas, CJ Verberg and many, many more! This event is open to the public.
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 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.
January 10th, 2016: The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello
February 14th, 2016: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
March 13th, 2016: Death by Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
April 10th, 2016: The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
May 15th, 2016: The Peripheral by William Gibson
June 12th, 2016: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
July 10th, 2016: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
August 14th, 2016: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
September 11th, 2016: Proxima by Stephen Baxter
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.
anuary 17th, 2016: Gene Mapper by Taiyo Fujii
February 21st, 2016: The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
March 20th, 2016: Time and Again by Jack Finney
April 17th, 2016: The Dangerous Type by Loren Rhoads (author visit!)
May 15th, 2016: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
June 19th, 2016: Singularity Sky by Charles Stross
July 17th, 2016: Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
August 21st, 2016: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
September 18th, 2016: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
October 16th, 2016: Blindsight by Peter Watts
November 20th, 2016: Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds
December 18th, 2016: The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
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