General Events

Virtual event with Katherine Addison, THE ANGEL OF THE CROWS (Tor, Hardcover, $27.99)

Wednesday, July 8th at 6:00 pm PST

We’re happy to virtually welcome Katherine Addison, beloved author of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR, as she presents her awesome new novel THE ANGEL OF THE CROWS! ANGEL is a terrific, atmospheric Holmesian fantasy with angels and werewolves and mysterious murderer(s) as well as Jack the Ripper, and we know you’re going to love it. Register here for the event and call or email us to set up an order for a signed and/or personalized copy!


Virtual event with Jo Walton, OR WHAT YOU WILL (Tor, Hardcover, $26.99)

Thursday, July 9th at 5:00 pm PST

We’re thrilled to be hosting Jo Walton as she presents her brand-new novel OR WHAT YOU WILL! This is a story about an author’s most beloved character, who has decided that perhaps he does not wish to be just a character any more. Jo will read an excerpt and discuss the book, and answer questions from the audience. We do hope you’ll join us; more details, and sign up for free here. The author has also been kind enough to offer to sign and/or personalize copies purchased from Borderlands, so call or email us to set that up!


In the Middle: a virtual event with Mike Chen (A BEGINNING AT THE END, Mira, Hardcover, $26.99) and Kelly McWilliams (AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD, Little, Brown, Hardcover, $17.99)

Wednesday, July 15th at 5:00 pm PST

Please join us for a fascinating virtual event with authors Mike Chen and Kelly McWilliams! Mike and Kelly will each do a short reading and then discuss what it’s like to launch pandemic fiction during a pandemic, moderated by Jude Feldman from Borderlands. There’ll be an opportunity for live audience questions as well. And, if you purchase a copy of either (or both) A BEGINNING AT THE END or AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD from Borderlands, you can get a bookplate from the author signed and/or personally inscribed! Email or call (888 893-4008) for book order details; the link to sign up for the event via Crowdcast is here.


Relentless and Unconquerable: a virtual event with Kate Elliott (UNCONQUERABLE SUN, Tor, Hardcover, $27.99) and Mary Robinette Kowal (THE RELENTLESS MOON, Tor, Hardcover $30.99 and Trade Paperback $17.99)

Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 pm PST

We’re delighted to host a virtual event with these two acclaimed authors! Register for free here and join us on July 21st to hear an excerpt from Mary Robinette’s eagerly awaited new Lady Astronaut novel, and Kate’s thrilling new space opera. The authors will also be in conversation, and how lucky are we to get to listen in?! Both authors will sign and/or personalize books ordered from Borderlands by request, so give us a call or email to set that up!


Virtual event with L.E. Modesitt, Jr. QUANTUM SHADOWS (Tor, Hardcover, $27.99)

Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm PST

We’re always happy to welcome L.E. Modesitt, Jr. to Borderlands, regardless of the format! Lee’s new book is called QUANTUM SHADOWS, and he’ll read a short excerpt, discuss the novel with Borderlands’ manager Jude Feldman, and answer questions from the audience. Register here and don’t miss this fascinating event! The author is also happy to sign and personalize books ordered from Borderlands, so give us a call or drop us an email to set up your order!


Virtual event with Ferrett Steinmetz, AUTOMATIC RELOAD (Tor, Trade Paperback, $17.99)

Friday, July 31st at 5:00 pm PST

Details to come.

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 5 pm. 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!

  • November 10th, 2019: Void Star by Zachary Mason
  • December 8th, 2019: Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
  • January 12, 2020: Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey
  • February 9th, 2020: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • March 8th, 2020: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  • April 12th, 2020: Recursion by Blake Crouch CANCELLED
  • May 10th, 2020: Revenger by Alastair Reynolds (Meeting online via Zoom)
  • June 14th, 2020: Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey (Meeting online via Zoom)
  • July 12th, 2020: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Meeting online via Zoom)
  • August 9th, 2020: Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey (Meeting online via Zoom)
  • September 13th, 2020: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (Meeting online via Zoom)

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club

This book club usually meets on the third Sunday of every month at 6 pm. Please contact us for more information.

  • November 17th, 2019: The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • December 15th, 2019: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • January 19th, 2020: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust vol. 1) by Philip Pullman
  • February 16th, 2020: Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
  • March 15th, 2020: Ice by Anna Kavan
  • April 19th, 2020: Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds
  • May 17th, 2020: A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick
  • June 21st, 2020: Irontown Blues by John Varley
  • July 19th, 2020: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
  • August 16th, 2020: Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotty Moore
  • September 20th, 2020: Time Shards by Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald
  • October 18th, 2020: Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem
  • November 22nd, 2020: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  • December 20th, 2020: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

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