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EVENTS at Borderlands

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GENERAL EVENTS

David D. Levine, ARABELLA AND THE BATTLE OF VENUS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) on Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00pm

Christopher Brown, TROPIC OF KANSAS (Harper Voyager, Trade Paperback, $15.99), in conversation with Michael Blumlein on Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00pm

Tal Klein, THE PUNCH ESCROW (Geek & Sundry, Trade Paperback, $14.99) on Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30pm

Laura Lam, SHATTERED MINDS (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) on Sunday, August 20th at 3:00pm

And, coming up in the Fall, we're happy to welcome Max Gladstone, Seanan McGuire, Ann Leckie, Annalee Newitz, and many, many others!
David D. Levine, ARABELLA AND THE BATTLE OF VENUS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) on Saturday, July 22nd at 3:00pm - We're happy to welcome David Levine to Borderlands, where he'll be showing off a brand-new adventure in the ongoing story of the swashbuckling Arabella Ashby!  From the publisher's website: "Arabella's wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiance' is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus.  Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain.  To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouche', the Executioner of Lyon.  Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can't discover a way to stop Fouche', and the entire French army, from completing their emperor's mandate."  You can read Chapter 1 here: http://www.tor.com/2017/06/19/excerpts-david-levine-arabella-and-the-battle-of-venus/. RSVP here if you do the Facebook thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/246326855862795/

Christopher Brown, TROPIC OF KANSAS (Harper Voyager, Trade Paperback, $15.99) in conversation with Michael Blumlein on Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00pm - Join us to meet World Fantasy Award nominee Christopher Brown and check out the novel that William Gibson described as "sheer batshit genius"!  From the publisher's website: "The United States of America is no more. Broken into warring territories, its center has become a wasteland DMZ known as 'the Tropic of Kansas.' Though this gaping geographic hole has no clear boundaries, everyone knows it's out there -- that once-bountiful part of the heartland, broken by greed and exploitation, where neglect now breeds unrest.  Two travelers appear in this arid American wilderness: Sig, the fugitive orphan of political dissidents, and his foster sister Tania, a government investigator whose search for Sig leads her into her own past -- and towards an unexpected future.  Sig promised those he loves that he would make it to the revolutionary redoubt of occupied New Orleans.  But first he must survive the wild edgelands of a barren mid-America policed by citizen militias and autonomous drones, where one wrong move can mean capture . . . or death.  One step behind, undercover in the underground, is Tania.  Her infiltration of clandestine networks made of old technology and new politics soon transforms her into the hunted one, and gives her a shot at being the agent of real change -- if she is willing to give up the explosive government secrets she has sworn to protect.  As brother and sister traverse these vast and dangerous badlands, their paths will eventually intersect on the front lines of a revolution whose fuse they are about to light."  Brown's work has been praised by Cory Doctorow, Nisi Shawl, Kelly Link, Bruce Sterling, and others -- meet him and see what you've been missing!  Christopher will be joined in conversation by author Michael Blumlein!

Tal Klein, THE PUNCH ESCROW (Geek & Sundry, Trade Paperback, $14.99) on Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30pm - We hope you'll join us to meet Tal Klein and check out his novel THE PUNCH ESCROW! From the publisher's website: "It's the year 2147: a time of enduring peace on Earth.  The Last War ended half a century ago.  We can cure most ills, the air is pure, and teleportation is how we get around.  Sounds great, right?  So why does everyone suddenly want to kill Joel Byram?"  Tal's novel won the first Inkshares' Geek & Sundry's Hard Science Fiction contest <https://www.inkshares.com/contests/geek-sundry-contest-theme>, and we think you'll agree it deserves the honor!

Laura Lam, SHATTERED MINDS (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) on Sunday, August 20th at 3:00pm - We're happy to welcome Laura Lam back to Borderlands!  We cannot wait to check out her fascinating new novel SHATTERED MINDS.  From the publisher's website: "Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill.  She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fueled by the addictive drug 'Zeal'. Now she's heading for self-destruction -- until she has a vision of a dead girl.  Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions.  And this girl was a similar experiment.  When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he's probably dead.  Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis -- or she's next.  To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she?ll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions.  If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together.  But first she must destroy her adversary -- before it changes us and our society, forever."

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 8th, 2017: Dune by Frank Herbert
February 12th, 2017: Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
March 12th, 2017: Brilliance by Marcus Sakey
April 9th, 2017: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers    
May 14th, 2017: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
June 11th, 2017: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
July 9th, 2017: Lock In by John Scalzi
August 13th, 2017: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
September 10th, 2017: Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold

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 15th, 2017: Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
February 19th, 2017: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
March 19th, 2017: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
April 16th, 2017: The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
May 21st, 2017: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
June 18th, 2017: Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
July 16th, 2017: A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe
August 20th, 2017: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
September 17th, 2017: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
October 22nd, 2017: Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks
November 19th, 2017: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
December 17th, 2017: Hyperion by Dan Simmons

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