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EVENTS at Borderlands

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

GENERAL EVENTS

Yoon Ha Lee, NINEFOX GAMBIT (Solaris, Trade Paperback, $9.99) on Saturday, April 15th at 3:00pm

SF in SF with authors Jewelle Gomez, Pat Murphy, and Madeleine Robins at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday, April 23rd at 6:30pm

Cory Doctorow, WALKAWAY (Tor Books, Hardcover, $26.99) and John Scalzi, THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE, (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm

Marie Brennan, WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) on Saturday, April 29th at 3:00pm

Airships Triumph event with Robyn Bennis, THE GUNS ABOVE (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) and Megan E. O'Keefe, INHERIT THE FLAME (Angry Robot, Mass Market, $7.19) on Saturday, May 6th at 3:00pm

SF in SF with authors Robyn Bennis, Ellen Klages, and David Levine at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday, May 7th at 6:30pm

Sarah Gailey, RIVER OF TEETH (Tor.Com, Trade Paperback, $14.99) on Friday, May 19th at 6:00pm

Coming up shortly, events with Richard Kadrey, Sarah Kuhn, Daryl Gregory, and many others!

Yoon Ha Lee, NINEFOX GAMBIT (Solaris, Trade Paperback, $9.99) on Saturday, April 15th at 3:00pm - We're happy to welcome author Yoon Ha Lee to Borderlands!  NPR attempts to summarize the wonderfully complicated plot of NINEFOX GAMBIT here: "In the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a 'calendrical rot' has begun altering the fabric of reality.  It is the result of heretical forces allied against this world's rulers, and someone is going to have to go in there and purge the non-conformist thought from the system.  Two someones, actually.  A living soldier named Cheris with an unlikely facility for mathematics, and Jedao, the centuries-old ghost of a brilliant general and known mass-murderer who lives in her shadow and in her head.  I know, right? But stick with me here a minute, because here's where it gets cool. . . ."  Please enjoy the excellent review from NPR in its entirety: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/25/482023715/beautifully-alien-ninefox-gambit-mixes-math-and-magic .  We hope to see you here to meet the author and check out this mind-blowing novel!

SF in SF with authors Jewelle Gomez, Pat Murphy, and Madeleine Robins at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday, April 23rd 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. 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.  The 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 sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Cory Doctorow WALKAWAY (Tor Books, Hardcover, $26.99) and John Scalzi, THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm - We're ecstatic that not one, but two amazing New York Times bestselling authors from Tor Books will be at Borderlands!  Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi are joining forces to share their latest releases of the near and far future in science fiction.  We're absolutely delighted to host them!  The authors will share their new books, chat, and sign.  Cory's new novel WALKAWAY is ". . .an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death. Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, WALKAWAY is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years. . . and the very human people who will live their consequences."
John's COLLAPSING EMPIRE introduces a game-changer, a field that makes faster-than-light travel possible: "Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible -- until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, other stars. The Flow is eternal -- but it is not static.  Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well, cutting off worlds from the rest of humanity.  When it's discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off every human world from faster than light travel forever, three individuals -- a scientist, a starship captain and the Empress of the Interdependency -- are in a race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse."

Marie Brennan, WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) on Saturday, April 29th at 3:00pm - It's always marvelous to welcome talented local author Marie Brennan to the store.  This time, it's a bit bittersweet, because WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS is the fifth and final adventure in the critically-acclaimed Memoirs of Lady Trent.  "This concluding volume will finally reveal the truths behind her most notorious adventure -- scaling the tallest peak in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland's enemies -- and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings."  In the past Marie has brought dragon bones and dressed in Lady Trent's period clothing -- we do hope you'll join us to meet Marie, as it is always a wonderful adventure!  Marie will also be displaying some of her photography in the Cafe, so you can check that out too.

Airships Triumph event with Robyn Bennis THE GUNS ABOVE (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) and Megan E. O'Keefe INHERIT THE FLAME (Angry Robot, Mass Market, $7.19) on Saturday, May 6th at 3:00pm - We're happy to welcome two local authors for a double-airship spectacular event!  Robyn Bennis' debut novel is THE GUNS ABOVE, a rousing military fantasy adventure about a nation's first female airship captain.  Here's the synopsis from the publisher: "They say it's not the fall that kills you.  For Josette Dupre, the Corps' first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back.  On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble.  Bernat's own secret assignment is to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision.  So when the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive long enough to prove herself?"
We're also delighted to welcome Megan O' Keefe back to the store!  Megan's new novel, the third in her Scorched Continent series, and while this book takes place mostly on the ground, there's still plenty of rousing adventure to go around.  From the publisher: "Detan Honding is determined to survive this war, even when caught between not one but two besieging armies! After rescuing the renowned engineer Nouli from the clutches of the empire, the valiant rogue has returned to his aunt's city  -- to find it under siege by Thratia's army.  With Nouli's help, they manage to turn back the tide, at least until imperial forces descend, prepared to hammer the Thratian force against the anvil of the city's walls.  Worse yet, the imperial advance is aided by an elite force of dark magicians.  His aunt is forced to forge an uneasy alliance with Thratia to keep the city from falling back under imperial control -- but Detan's wary.  While Thratia and his aunt bring their forces to bear against the new threat, Detan puts his own plans into motion -- to ensure that when the final blow is dealt, Thratia and her army will find themselves on the other side of the city's walls."  We hope you'll join us for this hugely entertaining event!

SF in SF with authors Robyn Bennis, Ellen Klages, and David Levine at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday, May 7th 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. 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.  The 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 sfinsfevents@gmail.com.


Sarah Gailey, RIVER OF TEETH (Tor.Com, Trade Paperback, $14.99) on Friday, May 19th at 6:00pm - We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Gailey, who will be showing off her debut novella RIVER OF TEETH!  The story takes one fantastic truth -- that the US government once considered importing hippos as a source of meat production -- and spins an incredible tale of the Mississippi River overrun by bloodthirsty, feral hippos, and the mercenary cowboys hired to kill them.   This is one amazing, rollicking alternate history, and you won't want to miss the chance to meet Sarah Gailey and explore a story of the weirdest Wild South that never was! RSVP here if you do the Facebook thing:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1788628484798334/


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

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

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