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EVENTS at Borderlands

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

GENERAL EVENTS

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

Laura Blackwell, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, WINGS UNSEEN, and Megan E. O'Keefe on Sunday, August 27th at 3:00pm

Sarah Gailey, THE TASTE OF MARROW, and Seanan McGuire, THE BRIGHTEST FELL on Saturday, September 9th at 5:00pm

Max Gladstone, THE RUIN OF ANGELS on Saturday, September 16th at 3:00pm

IT: The Book, The Miniseries, and the Movie Panel Discussion on Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 pm

And, coming up in the Fall, we're happy to welcome Peter Clines, Kevin Hearne, Chuck Wendig, Fran Wilde, Ann Leckie, Annalee Newitz, Brandon Sanderson, and many, many others!

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."

Laura Blackwell, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, WINGS UNSEEN, and Megan E. O'Keefe on Sunday, August 27th at 3:00pm - We're delighted to welcome these three fabulous local authors!  Laura Blackwell's fiction appears in various publications, including the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS.  Future publications include Pseudopod and the upcoming STRANGE CALIFORNIA anthology.  She is Shimmer's copy editor.  You can follow her on Twitter at @pronouncedlahra and visit her website at http://www.pronouncedlahra.com.  Rebecca Gomez Farrell's debut epic fantasy novel, WINGS UNSEEN, comes out August 22 from Meerkat Press.  Her shorter speculative fiction that can be read in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the Future Fire, and Bull Spec among other magazines.  She blogs about food, drink, and travel at http://thegourmez.com, and yes, she has opinions about candied bacon.  Find all her creative works at her author website: http://rebeccagomezfarrell.com.  Last but not least, Megan E. O'Keefe was raised amongst journalists, and as soon as she was able joined them by crafting a newsletter which chronicled the daily adventures of the local cat population.  She has worked in both arts management and graphic design, and spends her free time tinkering with anything she can get her hands on.  Megan is the author of the Scorched Continent trilogy, STEAL THE SKY, BREAK THE CHAINS, and INHERIT THE FLAMES.  You can find more info about her here: http://meganokeefe.com/.  RSVP here if you do the Facebook thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/244188962767472

Sarah Gailey, THE TASTE OF MARROW, and Seanan McGuire, THE BRIGHTEST FELL on Saturday, September 9th at 5:00pm - We are so excited to welcome these two awesome, hilarious authors to Borderlands!  If you've attended one of Seanan's events before, you know that they are a high-energy, music-filled delight.  If you've never attended one before, now is the perfect time to start!  This time around, Seanan will be joined by Sarah Gailey, who will be showing off THE TASTE OF MARROW, the exciting, feral-hippo-filled sequel to RIVER OF TEETH!  Seanan will be presenting THE BRIGHTEST FELL, the next October Daye novel, and the first one in hardcover.  We'll also have the full-on Circus with musicians, readings, raffle prizes, and silliness guaranteed!  Get your questions answered, bring your books to be signed, and prepare to sing along.

Max Gladstone, THE RUIN OF ANGELS on Saturday, September 16th at 3:00pm - We're always delighted to welcome Max Gladstone to Borderlands!  Check out the write up from the publisher's website for the newest Craft novel, THE RUIN OF ANGELS: "The God Wars destroyed the city of Alikand.  Now, a century and a half and a great many construction contracts later, Agdel Lex rises in its place.  Dead deities litter the surrounding desert, streets shift when people aren?t looking, a squidlike tower dominates the skyline, and the foreign Iskari Rectification Authority keeps strict order in this once-independent city -- while treasure seekers, criminals, combat librarians, nightmare artists, angels, demons, dispossessed knights, grad students, and other fools gather in its ever-changing alleys, hungry for the next big score.  Priestess/investment banker Kai Pohala (last seen in FULL FATHOM FIVE) hits town to corner Agdel Lex's burgeoning nightmare startup scene, and to visit her estranged sister Lei.  But Kai finds Lei desperate at the center of a shadowy, and rapidly unravelling, business deal.  When Lei ends up on the run, wanted for a crime she most definitely committed, Kai races to track her sister down before the Authority finds her first. But Lei has her own plans, involving her ex-girlfriend, a daring heist into the god-haunted desert, and, perhaps, freedom for an occupied city. Because Alikand might not be completely dead -- and some people want to finish the job."

IT: The Book, The Miniseries, and the Movie on Sunday, September 17th at 3:00 pm - Join us for a fascinating panel discussion on the many incarnations of Stephen King's novel IT, with Marc Kate, Jeremy Lassen, and Chad Lott.  More details next month!


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