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EVENTS at Borderlands

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

GENERAL EVENTS

SF in SF with authors Peter S. Beagle and Carter Scholz (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) on Sunday, April 17th at 5:30 pm

InsideStorytime SUPERPOWERS at The Armory Club (1799 Mission Street @ 14th Street) on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm

Paolo Bacigalupi, THE WATER KNIFE (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $16) on Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm

Seanan McGuire, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY (Tor.com, Trade Paperback, $17.99) on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm

Richard Kadrey, THE EVERYTHING BOX (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm

Abby Smith Rumsey, WHEN WE ARE NO MORE: HOW DIGITAL MEMORY WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE (Bloomsbury, Hardcover, $28.00) (at the Internet Archive, 300 Funston Street, San Francisco) on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm

And coming up in the summer, we'll have a drop-in signing with Joe Hill, and you can meet Amber Benson, Mira Grant, Sarah Kuhn, Charles Stross, Na'amen Tilahun, and many, many others!

SF in SF with authors Peter S. Beagle and Carter Scholz (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) on Sunday, April 17th at 5:30 pm - (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 celebrate the return of SF in SF, at a lovely new venue!  We're especially happy to host these two incredible authors, Peter S. Beagle, near-legendary author of THE LAST UNICORN, and Carter Scholz, an absolutely brilliant writer, whose new novella is called GYPSY.  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 sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

InsideStorytime SUPERPOWERS at The Armory Club on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm -  (Please note the venue change -- this event will now take place in the downstairs room under the Armory Club, 1799 Mission Street @ 14th Street.)  InsideStorytime SUPERPOWERS will feature Seanan McGuire (INDEXING: REFLECTIONS), Charlie Jane Anders (ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY), Daryl Gregory (HARRISION SQUARED), Elwin Cotman (HARD TIMES BLUES), and Jessica May Lin.  With guest MC Dhaya Lakshminarayanan.  Borderlands will be on hand to sell books; do not miss this irresistible lineup!

Paolo Bacigalupi, THE WATER KNIFE (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $16) on Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm - It's always an honor to host talented Paolo Bacigalupi!  Paolo's back in town to share the paperback publication of his frighteningly plausible novel THE WATER KNIFE.  You can read a great review of the novel from NPR here: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/28/408295800/the-water-knife-cuts-deep.  We hope you'll join us.

Seanan McGuire, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY (Tor.com, Trade Paperback, $17.99) on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm - Lee Harris from Tor.com concisely explains exactly what I was thinking about EVERY HEART A DOORWAY: "[The book] tells the story of what happens _after_ Ever After.  When a portal fantasy has ended, and its young protagonist is no longer wanted, where do they go?  And how do they cope with the transition back into the ?real? world? I t begins almost as a coming-of-age tale, but soon becomes something quite different and unexpected.  Remember the feeling you had when you read that last great book you were sad to have finished?  Welcome to your next one?"

Richard Kadrey, THE EVERYTHING BOX (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm - I was going to tell you all about Richard Kadrey's new novel THE EVERYTHING BOX, but this Publishers Weekly review did it pretty darn well! "Los Angeles already has a reputation as a somewhat otherworldly town, but in the skilled hands of Kadrey (the Sandman Slim series), that description takes on new meaning.  Coop, a burglar who specializes in overcoming magical traps and spells, thanks to his natural immunity to them, is just out of jail after a job gone sour.  He?s recruited to steal a mysterious box for a well-paying client.  Coop is far from the only person after the box; he and his crew must contend with a middle-class doomsday cult, agents from the Department of Peculiar Science, a temporally displaced homicidal stranger, and the angel who lost the box in the first place.  Coop soon finds himself in the middle of a shadow war between heaven and Earth, with the biblical apocalypse at stake.  Kadrey draws heavily on Gaiman and Pratchett?s classic novel, GOOD OMENS, for inspiration, and in equal measure on Donald Westlake?s caper comedies.  Kadrey?s plot doesn?t depend on magic; instead, magic is the broth bringing all manner of delicious ingredients together in this wonderful stew of a story.  This unusual urban fantasy is a delight."  Don't miss this chance to meet Richard Kadrey!

Abby Smith Rumsey, WHEN WE ARE NO MORE: HOW DIGITAL MEMORY WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE (Bloomsbury, Hardcover, $28.00) (at the Internet Archive, 300 Funston Street, San Francisco) on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm - From the Internet Archive's event page: "What is the future of human memory?  What will people know about us when we are gone?  Join us for a conversation with author Abby Smith Rumsey about her new book, WHEN WE ARE NO MORE: HOW DIGITAL MEMORY WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE.  WHEN WE ARE NO MORE explores human memory from pre-history to the present. How did we get from the Paleolithic selfies painted on cave walls tens of thousands of years ago, to the temples of learning we call libraries, and the present day of zettabytes of data on servers in all formats, from books to films to scientific databases all stored in electronic bits?"  Meet the fascinating Abby Smith Rumsey!  Borderlands will be on hand to sell books. More event info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abby-smith-rumsey-how-digital-memory-is-shaping-our-future-tickets-22473471759

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 cobalt555@earthlink.net, for more information.


JANUARY: The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello
FEBRUARY: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 
MARCH: Death By Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold 



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: Gene Mapper by Taiyo Fujii.
FEBRUARY: The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.
MARCH: Time and Again by Jack Finney.
APRIL:  The Dangerous Type by Loren Rhoads.  The author will visit and take part in the discussion!
MAY: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu.
JUNE: Contact by  Singularity Sky by Charles Stross.





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