Borderlands Books and Cafe Rummage Sale - Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th from Noon to 8:00 pm.
Andrew Dugas, Steven Meloan, Ransom Stephens - Techno-Spirituality Triple Author Event - May 19th at 3:00 pm
SF in SF at the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Buildng, 582 Market Strret, with authors Marie Brennan, Erin Hoffman and Ysabeau Wilce - Saturday, May 19th at 7:00 pm
Mary Robinette Kowal, GLAMOUR IN GLASS (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) - Saturday, June 2nd at 3:00 pm
Cassie Alexander, NIGHTSHIFTED (St. Martin's, Mass Market, $7.99) - Saturday, June 9th at 3:00 pm
Details after the break
Walter Mosley, THE GIFT OF FIRE / ON THE HEAD OF A PIN (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) - Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 pm - We're very excited to welcome esteemed author Walter Moseley to Borderlands! Mosley's newest book is a double novel; two speculative tales in one volume, about everyday people exposed to life-altering truths. THE GIFT OF FIRE shows us the Prometheus of legend walking into present-day South Central Los Angeles, and ON THE HEAD OF A PIN gives us advanced animatronics that allow long-dead movie stars to share the screen with today's A-list.
Borderlands Books and Cafe Rummage Sale - Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th from Noon to 8:00 pm - Borderlands Books has been located on Valencia Street for 11 years now, and that's a lot of time to accumulate stuff! Come check out our rummage sale and find cheap treasures from the bowels of the store's basement and beyond! We'll also have your choice of iced tea, lemonade & limeaid for only $1 in the cafe, special clearance deals on books, and a sale on used books (excluding collectibles): buy one, get one of equal or lesser value free! Some of the goodies on sale are yet still more of Alan's extra tools, chairs, some bookshelves, some classic photographic equipment (including one of the last of the true professional grade 35mm film cameras, a Canon F1n with lenses), and all sorts of other stuff.
Andrew Dugas, Steven Meloan, Ransom Stephens - Techno-Spirituality Triple Author Event - May 19th at 3:00 pm - Join us to meet three great local author whose works all explore the intersections between science and spirituality. Andrew Dugas is the author of SLEEPWALKING IN PARADISE, described as "a San Francisco novel about Old Money, the New Economy, and the Second Coming, though not necessarily in that order." Steven Meloan, along with co-author Michael Meloan, has written THE SHROUD, about "[o]ne of the world's most controversial religious relics, an ancient spiritual order, cutting-edge genetics, the Internet, and a world torn by cultural and religious strife". Dr. Ransom Stephens is the author of THE GOD PATENT, in which "sex, drugs and physics collide with artificial intelligence, faith and free will". You won't want to miss this fascinating reading and discussion!
SF in SF at the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Buildng, 582 Market Strret, with authors Marie Brennan, Erin Hoffman and Ysabeau Wilce - Saturday, May 19th at 7:00 pm - We are happy 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 <http://www.varietync.org/>. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Robinette Kowal, GLAMOUR IN GLASS (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) - Saturday, June 2nd at 3:00 pm - Borderlands is happy to welcome Mary back to San Francisco! Ms. Kowal is a professional puppeteer and voice actor in addition to having won the John W. Campbell and Nebula awards for her short fiction a few years back. Her previous novel, SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, was a Nebula nominee, and has Jane Austen fans everywhere swooning. GLAMOUR IN GLASS is the sequel to SHADES, and here is the book description: "GLAMOUR IN GLASS continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue. In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent’s concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it. Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison . . . and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country's war."
Cassie Alexander, NIGHTSHIFTED (St. Martin's, Mass Market, $7.99) - Saturday, June 9th at 3:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome talented debut novelist Cassie Alexander! From the book jacket: "Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine - from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond. Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words -- "Save Anna" -- and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. 'Grey’s Anatomy' was never like this…"
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.