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EVENTS at Borderlands

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GENERAL EVENTS

Guy Gavriel Kay, A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO (Berkeley, Hardcover, $27.00) Saturday, March 18th at 3:00 pm

SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina St. San Francisco) with guests Guy Gavriel Kay, Ransom Stephens, and Simon Vance, moderated by Terry Bisson, Sunday, March 19th at 6:30 pm

SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina St. San Francisco) with guests Nancy Etchemendy and Loren Rhoads, Sunday, June 9th at 6:30 pm

Megan E. O'Keefe, VELOCITY WEAPON (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Thursday, June 13th at 6:00 pm

Sarah Gailey, MAGIC FOR LIARS (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, June 15th at 3:00 pm

Ferrett Steinmetz, THE SOL MAJESTIC (Tor, Trade Paperback, $16.99) Saturday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm

Guy Gavriel Kay, A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO (Berkeley, Hardcover, $27.00) Saturday, March 18th at 3:00 pm - We are always delighted to welome Guy Gavriel Kay to Borderlands.  He's such a lovely person and such a talented writer -- his prose is almost universally gorgeous.  This time, he's presenting a new fantasy set in a world that will be familiar to his dedicated readers.  As for the plot, the publisher says: "In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life.  Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.  Danio's fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one autumn night--intending to kill.  Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom.  Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.  Vivid figures share the unfolding story.  Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance.  A BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel."  If that wasn't enough to pique your interest, Kirkus Reviews calls the book "[a]n epic tale filled with characters compelling enough to bear the weight of the high stakes."  Join us to meet Guy Gavriel Kay!
SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina St. San Francisco) with guests Guy Gavriel Kay, Ransom Stephens, and Simon Vance, moderated by Terry Bisson, Sunday, March 19th 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!  This month we're joined by the fabulous Guy Gavriel Kay, Ransom Stephens, and Simon Vance (the narrator of Kay's audiobooks).  The authors will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A from the audience moderated by Terry Bisson.  Authors will schmooze & sign books after.  Books will be available for sale.  Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Questions? Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.
SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina St. San Francisco) with guests Nancy Etchemendy and Loren Rhoads, Sunday, June 9th 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!  This month we're joined by authors Nancy Etchemendy and Loren Rhoads, who will be showing off a new charity anthology whose proceeds benefit the victims of the November 2018 Camp Fire.  The authors will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A from the audience moderated by Terry Bisson.  Authors will schmooze & sign books after. Books will be available for sale.  Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Questions? Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.
Megan E. O'Keefe, VELOCITY WEAPON (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Thursday, June 13th at 6:00 pm - We're happy to welcome fabulous local author Megan E. O'Keefe back to Borderlands!  Her new novel sounds incredible; here's the teaser from the publisher: "The last thing Sanda remembers is her gunship breaking up around her as her preserving pod expanded, sealing herself away for salvage-medics to pick up.  She expected to awaken in friendly hands, patched up and patched back into a new gunship. Instead, she awakens 230 years later upon an empty enemy smartship, The Light of Berossus or, as he prefers to be called, "Bero".  The war is lost.  The star system is dead. However, Bero may not exactly be telling the whole truth."  We hope you'll come meet Megan and check out this fantastic new space adventure!
Sarah Gailey, MAGIC FOR LIARS (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, June 15th at 3:00 pm - We are very excited to welcome formerly-local Sarah Gailey back to Borderlands! From the publisher: "You may recognize Hugo award winner Gailey as the author of the novellas RIVER OF TEETH and TASTE OF MARROW or for their hilarious online pop culture commentary on sites like Tor.com, Mashable, and more. Their fantastic debut novel reads like Jessica Jones meets THE MAGICIANS (with a dash of Megan Abbott for good measure!) [and] is already earning great praise. . ."  Sarah will be in conversation with author Maggie Tokuda-Hall, and we do hope you'll join us to meet them and check out this fantastic new novel!
Ferrett Steinmetz, THE SOL MAJESTIC (Tor, Trade Paperback, $16.99) Saturday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm - (More details to come, but Jude absolutely loves this book and won't shut up about it!)

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 twelve 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 13th, 2019: Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
February 11th, 2019: Tomorrow's Kin by Nancy Kress
March 11th, 2019: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
April 14th, 2019: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
May 12th, 2019: Artemis by Andy Weir
June 9th, 2019: Babylon's Ashes by James S.A. Corey



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 20th, 2019: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
February 17th, 2019: The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
March 17th, 2019: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
April 21st, 2019: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
May 19th, 2019: Gateway by Frederik Pohl
June 16th, 2019: Artemis by Andy Weir

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