SANTA CRUZ NOIR (Akashic Books, Trade Paperback, $15.95) event with with editor Susie Bright, associate editor Willow Pennell, and contributors Jon Bailiff, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Dillon Kaiser, Liza Monroy, Micah Perks, & Jill Wolfson, Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 pm

SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders' Museum, 355 Clementina) with authors Sheila Finch, David D. Levine, moderated by Terry Bisson, Sunday, September 16th at 6:30 pm

Gail Carriger, SOULLESS, THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION (Orbit, Hardcover, $20.00) Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm

Lisa Brackmann, BLACK SWAN RISING (Midnight Ink, Hardcover, $24.99) Saturday, September 29th at 1:00 pm

Caitlin Seal, TWICE DEAD, (Charlesbridge, Hardcover, $17.99) Saturday, September 29th at 3:00 pm

Meet and Greet signing with Peter Moreira, THE HAIGHT (Pike and Powder, Hardcover, $24.95)  Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 pm

Writers With Drinks (at the Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St. San Francisco) with authors Indira Allegra, Cassandra Dallett, Rose Eveleth, Christine No, Anita Sarkeesian, and Sam Sax, plus guest host Elena Rose! Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm

John Scalzi, THE CONSUMING FIRE (Tor, Hardcover, $26.99) Friday, October 19th at 6:00 pm

Litquake Litcrawl Phase 3 (in the Cafe) with authors Charlie Jane Anders, Marie Brennan, Megan E. O'Keefe, and Nancy Tingley, Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 pm

SANTA CRUZ NOIR (Akashic Books, Trade Paperback, $15.95) event with editor Susie Bright, associate editor Willow Pennell, and contributors Jon Bailiff, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Dillon Kaiser, Liza Monroy, Micah Perks, & Jill Wolfson, Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 pm - From the publisher's website: "Following in the footsteps of LOS ANGELES NOIR. . . [and] SAN FRANCISCO NOIR, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast."  What darkness lurks behind the sunshiney facade of paradise just a bit over an hour south of here?  Check out this volume of brand-new stories from acclaimed writers, many of whom are local -- we're delighted to welcome editor Susie Bright and the most contributors to one anthology that we've ever had appear here together!  Susie will be preparing a "script" of short excerpts for the authors to read, followed by a Q&A and signing.  Check out an interview with the editor here: http://www.kazu.org/post/short-fiction-stories-explore-santa-cruzs-seedier-side#stream/0

SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders' Museum, 355 Clementina) with authors Sheila Finch, David D. Levine, moderated by Terry Bisson, Sunday, September 16th 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!  The authors 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. Questions?  Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Gail Carriger, SOULLESS, THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION (Orbit, Hardcover, $20.00) Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm - Join us for the book launch of SOULLESS, the Illustrated Edition; celebrating where it all began with Alexia Tarabotti!  This time our parasol-carrying heroine is presented in a new, gorgeously illustrated edition inked by the talented Jensine Eckwall. Eckwall's Edward Gorey-like style is sure to please both those fans who have been following the series from the beginning, and those just now discovering the world of SOULLESS.  Gail Carriger will be on hand sharing her wit and wisdom and will be available to personalize your very own copy of Soulless, the Illustrated Edition, or any of her other titles!

Lisa Brackmann, BLACK SWAN RISING (Midnight Ink, Hardcover, $24.99) Saturday, September 29th at 1:00 pm - We're delighted to host the talented Lisa Brackmann!  From the book jacket of her thrilling, frighteningly-timely new novel: "Sarah Price wants a career in politics.  But she has a secret past that won't stay past, threatening her job on a San Diego congressman's reelection campaign.  Casey Cheng wants a story.  An ambitious local television reporter, Casey needs to get her career back on track after being seriously injured in a mass shooting.  When she investigates the man who nearly killed her, she finds a connection to a group of online harassers called #TrueMen -- and realizes her shooter may not be the only killer they have inspired. Casey's investigation and Sarah's secret put them both in the crosshairs of a hate group that targets anyone they've deemed to be against their cause, including Sarah's boss, the congressman.  Now Sarah and Casey have a choice to make -- do they hide? Or do they fight back?"

Caitlin Seal, TWICE DEAD, (Charlesbridge, Hardcover, $17.99) Saturday, September 29th at 3:00 pm - We are honored to be the first on stop on Caitlin Seal's book tour with the release of her debut hardcover, TWICE DEAD!  Caitlin will be reading from the book, answering any questions you may have, and personalizing copies of the book for your collection.  From the Publisher's website: "In this imaginative debut perfect for fans of character-driven fantasies like GRACELING and DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, seventeen-year-old Naya Garth becomes one of the undead and an unlikely spy for her country.  Naya, the daughter of a sea merchant captain, nervously undertakes her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland of Talmir.  Unfortunately, she never even makes it to the meeting.  She's struck down in the streets of Ceramor. Murdered.  But death is not the end for Naya.  She awakens to realize she's become an abomination -- a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her former corpse.  She's been resurrected in order to become a spy for her country.  Reluctantly, she assumes the face and persona of a servant girl named Blue.  She never intended to become embroiled in political plots, kidnapping, and murder.  Or to fall in love with the young man and former necromancer she is destined to betray."

Meet and Greet signing with Peter Moreira, THE HAIGHT (Pike and Powder, Hardcover, $24.95)  Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome Peter Moreira to the store for an informal meet-and-greet signing.  Given our new location-to-be in the Haight, this murder mystery couldn't possibly be a more appropriate book for us!  From the publisher's website: "Jimmy Spracklin thinks he knows Haight-Ashbury when he's called out to the neighborhood to investigate the murder of artist John Blakely in the spring of 1968.  Marie, Spracklin's beloved step-daughter, ran away to the birthplace of acid rock during the Summer of Love the previous year.  What Spracklin learns quickly is that heroin is now replacing acid as the most popular drug in Haight-Ashbury.  Gangs are taking over.  The scene is getting violent.  Now Spracklin, the head of the San Francisco Police Department's famed Bureau of Inspectors, must catch Blakely's killer while he struggles to bring his daughter home."

Writers With Drinks (at the Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St. San Francisco) with authors Indira Allegra, Cassandra Dallett, Rose Eveleth, Christine No, Anita Sarkeesian, and Sam Sax, plus guest host Elena Rose! Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm - Writers With Drinks is the most awesome spoken-word variety show in the world, and we're always happy to participate! The amazing lineup this month includes authors Indira Allegra (Blackout), Cassandra Dallett (Collapse), Rose Eveleth (Flash Forward), Christine No (The Rumpus, Story Magazine), Anita Sarkeesian (History vs. Women), and Sam Sax (bury it, madness).  Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away for lack of funds.  All proceeds benefit local non-profits.  Doors open at 6:30 and Borderlands will be on hand to sell books.

John Scalzi, THE CONSUMING FIRE (Tor, Hardcover, $26.99) Friday, October 19th at 6:00 pm - We are absolutely thrilled to welcome John Scalzi back to Borderlands, where he'll show off the sequel to the Hugo-nominated COLLAPSING EMPIRE!  From the publisher: "The new novel will continue Scalzi's Interdependency Series, picking up the story as humanity's interstellar empire, teeters on the verge of collapse.  The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded.  When it goes, human civilization may go with it -- unless desperate measures can be taken.  Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions.  But nothing is ever that easy.  Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth -- or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power.  While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business, and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields.  The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies.  Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy? and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre." Check out this interview with John Scalzi at The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/12/16992910/john-scalzi-the-consuming-fire-collapsing-empire-cover-reveal-q-and-a

Litquake Litcrawl Phase 3 (in the Cafe) with authors Charlie Jane Anders, Marie Brennan, Megan E. O'Keefe, and Nancy Tingley, Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 pm - We are delighted to once again take part in one of the most exciting literary events in San Francisco - the LitCrawl!  This is a three-hour pub-crawl-style literary event with dozens of venues and hundreds of authors, all taking place right here in the Mission District.  Phase 3 will take place in the Cafe and will feature Charlie Jane Anders, the author of THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and host of the Writers With Drinks reading series; Marie Brennan, the World Fantasy and Hugo Award-nominated author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent; Megan E. O'Keefe, who won the David Gemmell Mornigstar Award for her debut novel STEAL THE SKY; and Nancy Tingley, who, like the curator protagonist in her Jenna Murphy mystery series (A DEATH IN BALI), is a specialist in Southeast Asian art.  We hope you'll join us for this fast-paced and fun reading!