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!