Clarion West Fundraiser Reading with authors Cassie Alexander, An Owomoyela, Tim Pratt, Rudy Rucker, Rachel Swirsky, and Ysabeau S. Wilce, Saturday, July 21st at 5:00 pm
"The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer" featuring Cory Doctorow at The Novellus Theatre @ the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Tuesday, July 31st at 7:30 pm
And stay tuned, because coming up we'll have Daniel Suarez, Kat Richardson, Steven Erikson, Brent Weeks, and many, many others!
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Dan Wells, THE HOLLOW CITY (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, July 21st at 3:00 pm - From the publisher: "Dan Wells won instant acclaim in 2010 for his three-novel debut about the adventures of John Wayne Cleaver, a heroic young man who is a potential serial killer. All who read the trilogy (I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want to Kill You) were struck by the distinctive and believable voice Wells created for John and held at the edge of their seats with the thrills and chills Wells spun. Now he returns with another innovative thriller told in a very different, equally unique voice. A voice that comes to us from the realm of madness. Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That's bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real? Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself? THE HOLLOW CITY is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind."
Clarion West Fundraiser Reading with authors Cassie Alexander, An Owomoyela, Tim Pratt, Rudy Rucker, Rachel Swirsky, and Ysabeau S. Wilce, Saturday, July 21st at 5:00 pm - Join us for an awesome fund-raising reading for Clarion West! Clarion West is an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy, held annually in Seattle, Washington, USA. As Clarion West is a non-profit, it relies on donations from members of the writing community -- the Clarion West Write-a-thon is a pledge drive that runs in conjunction with Clarion West. The Write-a-thon lets people create public writing goals for themselves and helps to raise awareness of Clarion West in the community. All of the talented authors reading at Borderlands are either Clarion West or Clarion alumni, or have taught in the program. If you are interested in learning more about Clarion West, or are participating in the Write-a-thon and want to meet others like yourself in the Bay Area, or just want to check out some incredibly talented authors, this reading is the place to be!
"The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer" featuring Cory Doctorow at The Novellus Theatre @ the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Tuesday, July 31st at 7:30 pm - Long Now and the Electronic Frontier Foundation bring Cory Doctorow to San Francisco for a glimpse into the future of computing and the increasing fight for control over our freedom both online and offline. The war against computer freedom will just keep escalating, Doctorow contends. The copyright wars, net neutrality, and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) were early samples of what is to come. Victories in those battles were temporary. Conflict in the decades ahead will feature ever higher stakes, more convoluted issues, and far more powerful technology. The debate is about how civilization decides to conduct itself and in whose interests. “Cory Doctorow is one of the great context-setters of our generation,” says Tim O’Reilly. Borderlands will be on hand to sell books at this event. Get your tickets now! (See this page for more info; tickets are $10.)