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EVENTS at Borderlands

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GENERAL EVENTS

An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss Friday, January 15th at 7:00pm

Black Comix Arts Festival at the San Francisco Public Library (Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street) with authors Dawud Anyabwile, Ayize Jama Everett, Jewelle Gomez, Nalo Hopkinson, John Jennings, Brian McGee, and Nnedi Okorafor, Sunday, January 17th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

SF in SF with authors Cecelia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson at the American Bookbinders Museum, (355 Clementina between 4th and 5th Streets), Sunday, January 17th at 5:30pm

Lisa Goldstein, WEIGHING SHADOWS (Night Shade Books, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00pm

Charlie Jane Anders, ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY Launch Party (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, January 30th at 3:00pm

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, HAUNTING INVESTIGATION (Smoke and Shadow Books, Hardcover, $27.99) Saturday, February 13th at 3:00pm

An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss Friday, January 15th at 7:00pm - We are thrilled as always to host the delightful and hilarious Patrick Rothfuss!  Many fans know Rothfuss as the fantastically best-selling author of THE NAME OF THE WIND, THE WISE MAN'S FEAR, and THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS, but those of you who have seen him at Borderlands also know him as the first person to effectively explain why guinea pigs are actually fish.  Pat is also the founder of the phenomenally successful charity World Builders, which "use[s] the collective power of readers, fellow authors and book lovers to make the world a better place".  Join us for an evening of talk, questions and answers, and signing with this personable, intelligent, philanthropic, and incredibly charming author!

Black Comix Arts Festival at the San Francisco Public Library (Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street) with authors and artists Dawud Anyabwile, Ayize Jama Everett, Jewelle Gomez, Nalo Hopkinson, John Jennings, Brian McGee, and Nnedi Okorafor, Sunday, Janaury 17th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm - "The African American Center of San Francisco Public Library and the MLK Day Foundation present the Black Comix Arts Festival. This year?s author panel at the Koret Auditorium will draw from the best of the Afrofuturist genre." Featured authors will be Dawud Anyabwile, Ayize Jama Everett, Jewelle Gomez, Nalo Hopkinson, John Jennings, Brian McGee, and Nnedi Okorafor.  Borderlands will be on hand to sell books for this amazing selection of creators!

SF in SF with authors Cecelia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson at the American Bookbinders Museum, (355 Clementina between 4th and 5th Streets), Sunday, January 17th at 5:30pm - (Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.)  Doors and bar at 5:30 pm, event begins at 6:00 pm.  We're so happy to celebrate the return of SF in SF, at a lovely new venue!  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 Mueseum.   Phone (night of event) 415-572-1015. Questions?  Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Lisa Goldstein, WEIGHING SHADOWS (Night Shade Books, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00pm - We're delighted to welcome Lisa Goldstein back to Borderlands!  Her new novel is a time-travel extravaganza.  Here is that description from the book: "Ann Decker fixes computers for a living, and in the evenings she passes the time sharpening her hacking skills. It's not a very interesting life, but she gets by -- until one day she's contacted with a job offer for a company called Transformations Incorporated.  None of her coworkers have ever heard of it before, and when Ann is finally told what the company does, she can hardly believe it: TI has invented technology to travel in time.  Soon Ann is visiting a matriarchy in ancient Crete, and then a woman mathematician at the Library of Alexandria.  But Transformations Incorporated remains shrouded in mystery, and when Ann finally catches her breath, there are too many troubling questions still unanswered.  Who are Transformations Incorporated, and what will they use this technology to gain? What ill effects might going back in time have on the present day?  Is it really as harmless as TI says?  When a coworker turns up dead, Ann?s superiors warn her about a covert group called Core out to sabotage the company.  Something just isn?t right, but before she has time to investigate, Ann is sent to a castle in the south of France, nearly a thousand years in the past.  As the armies of the Crusade arrive to lay siege, and intrigue grows among the viscount?s family, Ann will discover the startling truth -- not just about the company that sent her there, but also about her own past."  Join us to meet Lisa and check out WEIGHING SHADOWS!

Charlie Jane Anders, ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY launch party (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, January 30th at 3:00pm - Borderlands is thrilled to welcome Nebula, Lambda and Emperor Norton Award winner Charlie Jane Anders for the launch of her highly anticipated debut genre novel.  Charlie Jane is a San Francisco literary icon and this novel shows you exactly why, blending science and magic, fear of the future and the wonder of hope, all told in her own unmistakable style.  ?Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school.  After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.  But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention.  Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's ever-growing ailments.  Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark age. A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.?  This is sure to become one of the most talked about novels of 2016, and we'll even have refreshments courtesy of Tor Books, since this is a party!

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, HAUNTING INVESTIGATION (Smoke and Shadow Books, Hardcover, $27.99) Saturday, February 13th at 3:00pm - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is an award-winning author of over seventy novels, and she?s coming to Borderlands to celebrate the release of the fifth book in her noir 1920's detective series The Chesterton Holte Mysteries!  From the publisher: ?Spring 1924. The world has clawed its way back from the ravages of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic.  The 20's are beginning to roar.  Poppy Thornton lives with her Aunt Jo and her excitable cat Maestro in upper-crust Philadelphia.  Poppy is determined to make a name for herself as a serious crime reporter, but is stuck reporting on garden parties and ladies' fashion. Then one day her editor assigns her to collect background information on the suicide of a prominent businessman. She soon discovers it was actually a murder . . . but her surprising source for this information is the ghost of a man killed alongside her father during the Great War. Even if she dared tell anyone, who would believe it?  Together Poppy and her "gentleman haunt" follow the trail of a string of murders. But as their investigation narrows in on an all-too-familiar suspect, Poppy becomes a target herself and wonders if her ghost of a partner will appear in time to keep her from joining him in the after-life.?  Join us to meet this distinguished author and explore a dark ghostly mystery!

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