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Events and News from Borderlands Books

December, 2011

Chapter One - Event Information, News, and Special Features

Upcoming Author Events

Doctorow's LITTLE BROTHER Live Sneak Peek!  Friday, December 9th at 7:30 pm

John R. Fultz, SEVEN PRINCES, (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Rudy Rucker, NESTED SCROLLS, (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, January 14th at 3:00 pm

Jo Walton, AMONG OTHERS (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99 and Trade Paperback, $14.99) Saturday, January 21st at 3:00 pm

SF in SF with authors Ryan Boudinot and Ayize Jamal-Everett at the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Building, (582 Market Street) Saturday, January 28th at 7:00 pm

(for more information check the end of this section)

Borderlands takes an event hiatus until New Year's, but we'll be back in 2012 with the awesome folks you see above, plus Katharine Kerr, Kim Harrison, Matt Ruff, and oh-so-many more!

Borderlands Holiday Gift Guide (and Brief, Self-Indulgent Editor's Reflection)

Wow, December already.  I've heard there's a good reason that time seems to accelerate as you get older; it's said that since each progressive year is a smaller fraction of your life overall, of course each one seems shorter than the preceding.  Great, it's logical.  Unfortunately it's still really frustrating and a little scary to feel the time fly by.  I suppose it's just more incentive to enjoy each moment!  And things are really picking up around here -- look for lots of positive changes in the bookstore and the cafe coming very soon.  

I refuse to get all sappy, but the holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the gifts that we've already been given, and the best of those aren't physical objects.  I am so grateful for having what I consider to be the very best job in the world, and for all of the wonderful friends and family I've found here at Borderlands, among the staff and the customers.  Especially in these days of faceless online transactions and galavanting chain-retail conformity, I treasure the individuality, the personality, and the energy of every one that makes this store special.  Thank you all so much for being an integral part of creating and maintaining this community.  None of us take it for granted.

Meanwhile, to assist you in this joyful season of present-presentation, we offer our usual Holiday Gift Guide.  And although we've got thousands of awesome new and shiny options, and some very pricey collectibles, books don't have to be expensive to be beloved.  A used paperback copy of your favorite book from childhood can mean more than the fanciest signed first edition.

As always, if the options below don't tickle your fancy, we're happy to make customized recommendations for the even the most difficult people on your list.  (Customized recommendations of _gifts_, that is.  I really can't help with your difficult Uncle Philip who keeps bringing his imaginary Lego friends to your holiday meals.)

Classics, that will work for almost anyone:

GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (Harper, Trade Paperback, $14.99 and Harper, Mass Market, $7.99) - The funniest book about Armageddon ever penned.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman (Harcourt, Hardcover, $25.00 or Harvest, Mass Market, $8.95) - The ultimate tale of true love, high adventure and Rodents of Unusual Size.

DUNE by Frank Herbert (Ace, Hardcover, $29.95 and Ace, Mass Market, $9.99) - Considered one of SF's all-time masterpieces.

Unexpected Treasures:

Don't know what to get the "Song of Ice and Fire" fan, since they've read all 5 books ten times already?  John Picacio's stunning 2012 "A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar" (Random House, Wall Calendar, $17.00) is my pick: I was completely blown away by his gorgeous, incredibly skilled, lush, detailed representations of all of my favorite characters, many of whom looked EXACTLY like that in my head.

Two webcomics become paper!  NARBONIC: THE PERFECT COLLECTION by Shaenon Garrity (Cous Cous Collective, Set of two paperbacks, $30.00) and SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST CEREAL: THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (Breadpig, Trade Paperback, $18.00) are both tailor-made for the special geek in your life.  We have a few signed copies left of each, too!

For the science fiction fan:

SOFT APOCALYPSE by WIll McIntosh (Nightshade, Trade Paperback, $14.99) - I'll be surprised if this novel doesn't pick up a slew of awards next year.

THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) - Mind-blowing new SF from a Finnish writer who keeps having to deny the rumor that he's Charles Stross writing under a pen name.  (He's NOT, really!)

REAMDE by Neal Stephenson (William Morrow, Hardcover, $35.00) - Okay, it's not really science fiction, but it's still a fantastic, funny thriller.

CHILDREN OF THE SKY by Vernor Vinge (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99)  - Sequel to the classic FIRE UPON THE DEEP.

SEED by Rob Ziegler (Nightshade Books, Hardcover, $24.99) - Jeremy says "It's amazing!  It's like THE WINDUP GIRL with more explosions and less rape." Ahem.  That's quite a recommendation!

Deeply Weird and Wonderful Things:

UNPOSSIBLE by Daryl Gregory (Fairwood Press, Trade Paperback, $16.99) - Brilliant, heart-rending, and sincerely messed up, in the best possible way.  My very favorite short story collection of last year, from the author of PANDEMONIUM, which I also highly recommend.  While we're talking short story collections,  I'd also like to call your attention to the magical SLEIGHT OF HAND by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications, Trade Paperback, $14.95) and the grim and exceptional AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: STORIES by Maureen McHugh (Small Beer Press, Trade Paperback, $16.00).  (AFTER THE APOCALYPSE was one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best of the Year.)

THE SILENT LAND by Graham Joyce (Doubleday, Hardcover, $23.95)  - Graham Joyce is one of those authors who is frequently described as a "cult favorite".  I urge you all to join the cult of Graham Joyce, either with this haunting and dark page-turner about a couple trapped by an avalanche who emerges to discover a. . .wholly. . . silent. . .world, or my other favorite of his, HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH DEMONS, a quirky masterpiece about a philanthropic book forger and the demons who may or may not actually be talking to him.

MORBID CURIOSITY CURES THE BLUES edited by Loren Rhoads (Scribner, Trade Paperback, $14.99) - A mind-blowing compendium of some of the best from the early (long unavailable) issues of the San Francisco-based 'zine "Morbid Curiosity," featuring true, first-person accounts of the unpleasant, unwise and unsavory.  Sometimes funny, sometimes devastating.

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs (Quirk, Hardcover, $17.99) - Sweet and touching and creepy novel lavishly illustrated with bizarre vintage photographs.  It's quite hard to describe but it was a great, super-fast read and I'm very excited about it.  It's young-adult appropriate, by the way.

Non-Concilatory Fantasy:

BEST SERVED COLD by Joe Abercrombie (Orbit, Mass Market, $7.99) - George R.R. Martin's gritty, bloody fantasy meets a Sergio Leone revenge Western.

The Malazan Books of the Fallen by Steven Erikson -  We've been ranting about Steven Erikson  (and the world's co-creator, Ian Cameron Esslemont) for years and years now, but all 10 books of Erikson's first cycle are complete now.  The most complex fantasy series I've ever seen.  We can't say enough good things about these books.

THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS trilogy by N. K. Jemisin - The first book in this trilogy was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.  A really impressive new voice!

THE COLD COMMANDS by Richard Morgan (Del Rey, Hardcover, $26.00) - I am pretty much perpetually in awe of Richard Morgan.  This is the follow-up to THE STEEL REMAINS.

Steampunk, Biopunk, Urban Fantasy and Other Good Stuff That's Hard to Catagorize:

MIDNIGHT RIOT by Ben Aaronovitch (Ballantine, Mass Market, $7.99) - Experiencing withdrawal from Mike Carey's sardonic, impressive Felix Castor books?  Here's your methadone!

FEED (Orbit, Mass Market, $9.99) and DEADLINE by Mira Grant (Orbit, Mass Market, $9.99) - It's not really about the zombies accidently created by the well-intentioned bioterrorists; it's about the bloggers following the would-be Republican presidential candidate on the campaign trail.  So. Much. Fun!

SHELF LIFE: FANTASTIC STORIES SET IN BOOKSTORES edited by Greg Ketter (DreamHaven, Hardcover, $25.00) - Such an incredible collection, and not just for the obvious reasons. Introduction by Neil Gaiman, and stories from everyone and their aunt, including Ramsey Campbell, Charles De Lint, Marianne de Pierres, Harlan Ellison, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Gene Wolfe, MANY others!  This book came out 6 years ago and it's overdue for a renaissance.  

FIREBIRDS (Firebird, Trade Paperback, $9.99) FIREBIRDS RISING (Firebird, Trade Paperback, $9.99) and FIREBIRDS SOARING (Firebird, Hardcover, $19.99)  edited by Sharyn November - Fantastic original stories by writers from Penguin's Firebird imprint.  Some of my favorite anthologies; there's not a bad story in the bunch.

GANYMEDE by Cherie Priest (Tor, Trade Paperback, $14.99) - This novel of Priest's Clockwork Century world is set in New Orleans and stands alone just fine. My favorite thing about it is how small and focused the story is, and that's not a slight.  It's so rare to find a book where the stakes are not The End of the World As We Know It, but more concentrated and more human.  Sure, success or failure in this novel may impact history, but the real story is about the people at its heart.

THE PANAMA LAUGH by Thomas Roche (Nightshade, Trade Paperback, $14.99) - It's a darkly funny noir-crime zombie novel.  How does it get better?

Very Popular Stuff:

The HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins - Soon to be a trilogy of major motion pictures.  Expect TWILIGHT-level fan reactions, I think.

11/22/63 by Stephen King - Alan really likes the new Stephen King, which he called "a straight-ahead science fiction book -- it's a basic time travel novel with King's typically addictive pacing".

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morganstern (Doubleday, Hardcover, $26.95) - I'm skeptical that a novel this good can be a debut.  Maybe the author's been writing for years in some other dimension?

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, Hardcover, $30.50) - One of those rare New York Times Bestsellers that really deserves it.  My only complaint is the (admittedly lovely) onion-skin dust jacket is so fragile.

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline (Random House, Hardcover, $24.00) - We even have a few copies with bookplates signed by the author!

THE STRAIN, THE FALL and THE NIGHT ETERNAL by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan - A vampiric virus wipes out most of humankind and plucky survivors battle for the future of humanity.  Yes, you've read it before but it's still very entertaining.

Of course we have a whole store full of additional just-the-perfect things: pretty imported wooden boxes, calendars of every description from The Art of Heavy Metal to The Mutter Museum to Dr. Seuss, attractive journals for the writer in your life, Edward Gorey puzzles and so much more.  We also have gift certificates in any amount, or gift credits that your friends and family can use long-distance.  You can also pop in to the cafe next door for a perfect mocha, a spiced apple cider, or a fancy peppermint hot cocoa if you need a quick pick-me-up or a break from the chill!

Happy holidays, best wishes for 2012, and warm regards from all of us at Borderlands to you and your families, whatever you conceive them to be.  

- Jude Feldman


* We are so sorry to report the death of beloved author Anne McCaffrey at age 85.  The Guardian UK's obituary is here: <> . 
"That's what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there."  - Anne McCaffrey

* Big thanks to author Peter David, who, of obvious necessity, has penned "The Fan / Pro Bill of Rights," detailing the rights and responsibilities of fans and professionals at conventions and in other public settings.  Yes, a lot of this stuff should be common sense. . .but "common sense" so often isn't.  <>

* Unfortunately, owner Greg Ketter will close the brick and mortar store of venerable DreamHaven Books of Minneapolis in January, 2012.  We are very, very sorry to lose the physical locus of this institution, but Greg says their mail-order business will continue.  <>

* A fundraising auction is underway to assist author and editor Terri Windling, who is in financial need.  There are signed books, original art prints and many, many other items available. Details here: <>

* Thanks to employee Naamen, Dave, and the many other customers who pointed us towards "The Call of Cthulhu" if presented by Dr. Seuss: <>

* Amazon takes aim at local shops.  " announced it will pay customers up to $5 to go into a local store, scan an item, walk out, and buy the same item on Amazon."  Further comment is really unnecessary.  <>

* Our neighbors, Lost Weekend Video are engaging in a fundraising effort to allow them to put in a screening room at their shop.  Like bookstores, video rental establishment have had a hard time staying open in the face of changes driven by the internet.  And, like bookstores, they provide social contact and expert reccomendations that are lacking on the internet.  But Lost Weekend isn't giving up and, again like bookstores, they're getting imaginative and coming up with clever ideas to keep going.  We at Borderlands salute and support their efforts.  For more information, check out <>.

From the Office

It's been a long time since I've had a chance to write about what got me into this business to start with.  But, my time is a bit less crazy now and I've been lucky enough to have a great run of reading.  All of the last four books I've read were excellent and so I thought I'd share them with you.

The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan is the sequel to The Steel Remains.  Being a sequel, it's not the place to start if you haven't read the first one.  Of course, if you haven't read the first, you really, really should.  It was Morgan's first venture into fantasy after making his mark on the science fiction field with novels like Altered Carbon, Market Forces and 13.  Both it and The Cold Commands reveal his affection for some of the great fantasy of the 20th century, like Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, and David Gemmel.  You'll notice that I don't mention Tolkien in that list.  Morgan's take on fantasy is very much of a piece with some of the other writers working today who are aware of the unpleasant realities of pre-industrial societies.  Casual violence, draconian legal systems, crushing poverty, and court intrigue with the player's lives at stake are all part of the realities of such a world, even if the world is imaginary.  So, you won't find any happy, bucolic hobbits singing as they frolic in pastoral meadows but you will find a story that stands up well next to the likes of Steven Erikson and Joe Abercrombie.  And there is an added bonus in the form of one of the three protagonists, Ringil Eskiath, who is the toughest homosexual character in SF and Fantasy since David Drake's Joachim Steuben.  Unlike Steubin however, Ringil is a sympathetic and very human character.  The Cold Commands is a solid followup to the first novel and I recommend it highly.

After finishing that novel, I picked up Reamde by Neal Stephenson (the title of which we pronounce "Ream Dee" around the store).  It's not really science fiction at all, unless you consider the idea that any on-line game could ever give World of Warcraft some real competition to be science fiction.  For lack of a better term, I'd call it a techno-thriller, except it's really, really good and is filled with characters who have real depth and act like normal people (at least for some values of "normal").  It's chock full of terrorists, spies, Second Amendment libertarians, former out-law bikers, and the obligatory computer geeks of both the Eastern European, Asian, and American varieties.  It also lacks something I've come to expect from Stephenson -- there is no point around the middle of the book when he seems to lose the plot for about 100 pages or so and takes the reader wandering in the wilderness.  Reamde is a step up in his writing style and a novel that should be enjoyable and accessible to almost anyone.

My taste is nothing if not broad, which prompted me to grab a copy of Of Limited Loyalty after my jaunt with Stephenson.  This is the second novel of Michael A. Stackpole's Crown Colonies series which started with At The Queen's Command.  The series is set in an alternate history of the American colonies.  Normally I don't really enjoy alternate histories because I find them a bit dry and boring, not to mention there is a limit to how clever you can be by adding magic (or alien invaders) into history.  However, Stackpole managed to catch my attention with the first book and he's held it through the second.  I think the secret to the appeal of these books is that he's done an almost perfect job of imitating James Fenimore Cooper's style, setting and characters (though slightly updated for modern readers) in a world in which magic works in only the most limited ways and is just starting to become acceptable to the Catholic Church, after being suppressed for centuries.  That element of fantasy adds a touch of spice that makes the story engaging without being over-clever.  The short version is that, for whatever reason, I loved it.  It's a perfect piece of escapist fiction and just the thing for a long plane flight or to get away from the relatives for a few hours.

Finally, I finished my run with Stephen King's newest, 11/22/63.  Before I get into it, a quick aside speaking as a bookseller -- what a terrible title.  I had to go look it up to include it here and I'm going to forget it as soon as I stop writing this.  I suppose that, were I a decade older, it wouldn't be like that but I don't think I've _ever_ remembered the date that John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  However, given that it's Stephen King, the title isn't going to be a marketing problem.  Everyone will just talk about, "The new Stephen King novel" through the holiday shopping season and then afterwards it will forever be, "Stephen King's book about JFK".  Still, couldn't there have been a better title? 

That failing aside, I thought it was excellent.  And, I should point out, it is _not_ a horror novel _at all_.  11/22/63 is pure, top quality science fiction predicated on the recurring theme of time-travel and revising the past.  It's not surprising that at the end of the book King gives a nod to Jack Finney's classic Time And Again, which is one of the greatest time-travel novels ever.  Based on the date and what I've said thus far, I'm sure you've guessed that the basic story is about someone going back in time to avert Oswald's assassination of Kennedy.  But that doesn't even scratch the surface.  It's a novel about the 50s (both the good and the bad), love, commitment, and the prices we pay in life.  It also has an arc of character development that has been missing in much of King's work recently.  If you've never tried any of his work, this is a good place to start.  Moreso, if you gave up on him (perhaps because you were one of those poor bastards like me who read Cell, let's say), 11/22/63 might be a place to give him a second chance.

Sadly now, my perfect run is over.  I'm slogging through a first novel which, while not _bad_, is not going to knock my sox off like the last four did.  But that's the constant risk when you're a reader.

This is our last newsletter of 2011.  It's been quite a year, in both the good and bad ways, but all the portents are suggesting that 2012 is going to be a good one.  I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season, a happy and calm New Year, and that 2012 brings you all that you hope for and more.

- Alan Beatts

Top Sellers At Borderlands

1) 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
2) Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
3) Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey
4) Reamde by Neal Stephenson
5) Snuff by Terry Pratchett
6) Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
7) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
8) The Departure by Neal Asher
9) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
10) Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge

1) A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
2) A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
3) Feed by Mira Grant
4) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
5) A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
6) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
7) Solaris Rising edited by Ian Whates
8) One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
9) Deadline by Mira Grant
10) Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard

Trade Paperbacks
1) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: The Most Dangerous Game by Zach Wiener
2) Narbonic: The Perfect Collection by Shaenon Garrity
3) Tales From the House Band edited by Deborah Grabien
4) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: Save Yourself, Mammal! by Zach Weiner
5) After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen McHugh

Book Club Info

The QSF&F Book Club will meet on Sunday, December 11th, at 5 pm to discuss the second half of A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at, for more information.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, December 18th, at 6 pm to discuss GRAVITY'S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon.  The book for January 15th is THE ILLUSTRATED MAN by Ray Bradbury.  Please contact for more information.

Upcoming Event Details

Doctorow's LITTLE BROTHER Live Sneak Peek!  Friday, December 9th at 7:30 pm (in the Cafe) - "Get a sneak peak at Custom Made Theatre Company's upcoming adaptation of the highly acclaimed novel. Seventeen-year-old hacker Marcus Yallow is suddenly apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security. When no one besides his friends believes his story, he’s left with only one option: take down the system himself. The cast will read scenes from the play, followed by a Q&A with adaptor/director Josh Costello. LITTLE BROTHER opens January 17 at Custom Made Theatre Company in San Francisco. <>"

John R. Fultz, SEVEN PRINCES, (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm - From the publisher: "An ancient necromancer slaughters the King of Yaskatha and his court before the unbelieving eyes of the young Prince D'zan. From that moment on the fugitive Prince is driven by one thought -- he must regain his father's stolen throne.  To fight this new threat, D'zan must rally his allies, make new friends, and discover hidden enemies. The lives of six foreign Princes are tied to his fate. Together they wil rise as heroes.  Apart, they will die and be forgotten.  In a world where Men and Giants battle ancient monsters and astonishing sorcery, only one thing is certain -- WAR IS COMING."  Join us to meet John Fultz and check out the beginning of an awesome new saga!

Rudy Rucker, NESTED SCROLLS, (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, January 14th at 3:00 pm - "My greatest ambition was to be a beatnik SF writer... " In his charming autobiography NESTED SCROLLS, Rudy Rucker has created a punk mathematician's mental "On the Road".  This bittersweet memoir bounces effortlessly from the scatological to the mundane to the sublime, journeying in time, and filled with snapshots of the bizarre situations and fascinating characters of Rudy's life.  Sudden wry insights combine with seemingly irrelevant details to form an archive of all the tiny, fiercely important components that make up a lifetime. The book rambles from Rudy's Rockwell-esque childhood in Kentucky all the way through Germany, Lynchburg, VA,  Genesco, NY, and finally on to the Bay Area of California, where Rudy still resides.  Along the way we hear tidbits about the other founders of cyberpunk (Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, John Shirley, Pat Cadigan, Richard Kadrey and Pat Murphy all make cameos), set theory, zen, painting, and the creation of transrealism, to touch on just a few of Rucker's fascinations.  Rudy writes that he "planned to spend [his] years as authentically and ecstatically as possible" and create "mass market surrealism. . . .a literature that was ecstatic and countercultural, but with logic and rigor to its weirdness."  I  believe he succeeds wildly.  I cannot think of a better description for Rudy's fiction, this autobiography, or for Rucker's life itself.  Come meet Rudy and check it out for yourself!

Jo Walton, AMONG OTHERS (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99 and Trade Paperback, $14.99) Saturday, January 21st at 3:00 pm -  We're so excited to be hosting the brilliant Jo Walton!  AMONG OTHERS is a gorgeous tale that uses experiences from Ms. Walton's life as a starting point for the novel.  Walton told John Scalzi "For me, writing is always about the emotional truth, and it’s always at a little distance. There’s less distance in this book than with anything I wrote before, and more than anything else I kept asking myself if I had the right to write this, and what it was going to mean to me for other people to read it. I’m still not sure about that."  In addition to its semi-autobiographical elements, AMONG OTHERS is about the love of reading, and particularly the life-changing aspects of science fiction.  Do yourself a favor and do not miss this event.

SF in SF with authors Ryan Boudinot and Ayize Jamal-Everett at the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Building, (582 Market Street) Saturday, January 28th at 7:00 pm - We are very excited to help SF in SF welcome these authors!  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 in the lounge. Books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books.  Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Bar proceeds benefit Variety Childrens Charity - learn more at <>.  We REALLY encourage you to take BART into the City, or use MUNI to get here - parking can be problematic in San Francisco, to say the least.  We are less than one block away from the Montgomery St. station.  Trust us - you don't want to be looking for parking and be late for the event!  Phone (night of event) 415-572-1015.  Questions? Email

Borderlands event policy - all events are free of charge.  You are welcome to bring copies of an author's books purchased elsewhere to be autographed (but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while at the event).  For most events you are welcome to bring as many books as you wish for autographs.  If you are unable to attend the event we will be happy to have a copy of any of the author's available books signed or inscribed for you.  We can then either hold the book(s) until you can come in to pick them up or we can ship to you.  Just give us a call or drop us an email.  If you live out of town, you can also ship us books from your collection to be signed for a nominal fee.  Call or email for details.

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Assistant Editor - Alan Beatts

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