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EVENTS at Borderlands

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

GENERAL EVENTS

TONIGHT! Drop-by signing with Steve Toutonghi, SIDE LIFE (Soho Press, Hardcover, $26.00) Thursday, June 7th at 6:00 pm

Writers With Drinks with authors Joanna Angel, Adam Becker, Vernon Keeve III, Chandler Klang-Smith, and Nitasha Tiku, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders (at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco) Saturday, June 9th at 7:00 pm
SF in SF with authors Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison, and Ellen Klages, moderated by Terry Bisson (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco) Sunday, June 10th at 6:30 pm
Jacqueline Carey, STARLESS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) Wednesday, June 13th at 6:00 pm
Open House at Borderlands West (1377 Haight St. at Masonic) Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Drop-by signing with DJ Butler, WITCHY WINTER (Baen, Hardcover, $25.00) & Christopher Husberg, BLOOD REQUIEM (Titan Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95) Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm
Daniel H. Wilson, CLOCKWORK DYNASTY (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $16.95) Saturday, June 30th at 3:00 pmTONIGHT!  Drop-by signing with Steve Toutonghi, SIDE LIFE (Soho Press, Hardcover, $26.00) Thursday, June 7th at 6:00 pm - Join us for an informal signing and meet-and-greet with the author of JOIN!  Steve will be showing off his new novel SIDE LIFE.  From the publisher: "SIDE LIFE is a dazzling, paranoid literary sci-fi novel in which Vin, a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur takes a job house-sitting an ultra-modern Seattle mansion whose owner has gone missing.  There he discovers a secret basement lab with an array of computers and three large, smooth caskets--one of which is inhabited by a woman in a state of suspended animation.  There is also a dog-eared notebook filled with circuit diagrams, beautiful and intricate drawings of body parts, and pages of code.  When Vin decides to enter one of the caskets himself, his reality begins to unravel, and he finds himself on a terrifying journey that raises fundamental questions about reality, free will, and the meaning of a human life."
Writers With Drinks with authors Joanna Angel, Adam Becker, Vernon Keeve III, Chandler Klang-Smith, and Nitasha Tiku, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders (at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco) Saturday, June 9th at 7:00 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 Joanna Angel, Adam Becker, Vernon Keeve III, Chandler Klang-Smith, and Nitasha Tiku. 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.
SF in SF with authors Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison, and Ellen Klages, moderated by Terry Bisson (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco) Sunday, June 10th at 6:30 pm - (Suggested donation $10.)  Doors and bar at 6:00 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.  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.  Books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books.  Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Questions? Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.
Jacqueline Carey, STARLESS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) Wednesday, June 13th at 6:00 pm - New York Times bestselling author and Borderlands favorite, Jacqueline Carey will spend the evening with her fans old and new to celebrate the release of her latest stand-alone fantasy novel, THE STARLESS!  Carey came upon the scene in glorious fashion with the release of her spellbinding Kushiel's series.  Not one to rest on her laurels, Carey has given fans of genre fictions many delicious choices; from the gritty sci-fi action of SANTA OLIVIA to stand-alone novels taking on iconic characters from Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST with her novel MIRANDA AND CALIBAN.  With many trilogies, duologies and novels to her name, Jacqueline Carey is firmly placed among the leaders in genre fiction, and we couldn't be happier than to have her in the store the week of her new release.  If you would like to have a copy of any of her in-print books reserved, please call the store before the event between the hours of 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
Open House at Borderlands West (1377 Haight St. at Masonic) Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Would you like to see what we've been up to at the bookstore-to-be?  Come to our future home at 1377 Haight Street to get a tour of the new bookstore space and check out the progress we've made, and how far there is to go; you know you want to be able to say you "saw it when"!  This is an open house, so come by anytime between noon and six and Alan will show you around.
Drop-by signing with DJ Butler, WITCHY WINTER (Been, Hardcover, $25.00) & Christopher Husberg, BLOOD REQUIEM (Titan Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95) Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome these two authors for an informal signing in the bookstore!  In WITCHY WINTER, the sequel to the brilliantly-reviewed WITCHY EYE, "Butler delivers another brilliant Americana flintlock fantasy novel," and in BLOOD REQUIEM, the third of Chaos Queen Quintet, Daemons, which were once believed dead and gone, have found a way back into the world.  We hope you'll join us to meet these up-and-coming writers and check out their novels!
Daniel H. Wilson, CLOCKWORK DYNASTY (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $16.95) Saturday, June 30th at 3:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome Daniel H. Wilson to the store to show off the paperback release of THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY!  From the publisher: "An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of ROBOPOCALPSE.  Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own.  With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past. . . Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar's loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings.  Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires.  Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries.  THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination.  Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology -- and riveting action."  We do hope you'll join us to meet this talented author and check out his most recent thrilling novel!
Borderlands event policy - all events are free of charge.  You are welcome to bring copies of an author's books purchased elsewhere to be autographed (but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while at the event).  For most events you are welcome to bring as many books as you wish for autographs.  If you are unable to attend the event we will be happy to have a copy of any of the author's available books signed or inscribed for you.  We can then either hold the book(s) until you can come in to pick them up or we can ship to you.  Just give us a call or drop us an email.  If you live out of town, you can also ship us books from your collection to be signed for a nominal fee.  Call or email for details.

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

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