Rudy Rucker, TURING & BURROUGHS (Transreal Books, Trade Paperback, $16.00) and COMPLETE STORIES VOLS. 1 & 2 (Transreal Books, Trade Paperbacks, $20.00 each volume) Saturday, January 12th at 3:00 pm
John R. Fultz, SEVEN KINGS (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 pm
SF in SF at the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Building (582 Market Street) with authors Steven Gould and Laura Mixon, Saturday January 19th at 7:00 pm
Cory Doctorow, HOMELAND (Tor, Hardcover, $17.99) Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm
Brandon Sanderson, MEMORY OF LIGHT (Tor, Hardcover, $34.99) Saturday, February 9th at 3:00 pm
Marie Brennan. A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS: A MEMOIR BY LADY TRENT (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 pm
Peter Brett, THE DAYLIGHT WAR (Del Rey, Hardcover, $28.00) Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm
Editor John Joseph Adams with special guest Seanan McGuire, THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99 and Trade Paperback, $14.99) Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm
Full details after the break
Ramez Naam, NEXUS (Angry Robot, Trade Paperback, $14.99) Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome renowned futurist Ramez Naam to Borderlands, and we certainly hope you'll join us! From the book description: "In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it. When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes." Read an excerpt from the book here: http://angryrobotbooks.com/books/nexus-by-ramez-naam/#extract
Rudy Rucker, TURING & BURROUGHS (Transreal Books, Trade Paperback, $16.00) and COMPLETE STORIES VOLS. 1 & 2 (Transreal Books, Trade Paperbacks, $20.00 each volume) Saturday, January 12th at 3:00 pm - It's always a joy to welcome Rudy, one of the godfathers of cyberpunk: he's a professor, a genius, an artist, and of course a very prolific author! TURING AND BURROUGHS is a wild beatnik ride. Here's the summary from Rudy's site: "TURING AND BURROUGHS is an SF novel set in style of a 1950s-movie "alien invasion" story. Computer pioneer Alan Turing and the Beat author William Burroughs connect in Tangier and begin a love affair. The novel fuses SF themes with beatnik styles and attitudes, switching between Turing's and Burroughs's points of view. Turing and Burroughs find a way to shapeshift into telepathic slugs, and society's reaction serves as a symbol of the 1950's horror of artists, intellectuals and political outsiders. As our heroes flee the feds, the story becomes a road novel. In traditional 1950's SF style, they head for a nuclear test site in Los Alamos, New Mexico. En route, Turing and Burroughs visit Mexico City and have a heavy encounter with Burroughs's murdered wife. The story comes to a head with a thermonuclear blast and a final transcendence." You'll also be able to check out a show of Rudy's trippy, trans-real art, which will be hanging in the Cafe starting January 11th, and we'll have prints available for sale.
John R. Fultz, SEVEN KINGS (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 pm - We're happy to welcome John R. Fultz back to Borderlands. Last year he appeared on the scene with the epic SEVEN PRINCES, and now he returns with the second Book of the Shaper. Fans of fast-paced, Conan-style fantasy will love these books! We do hope you'll join us to meet John and check out this mind-blowing new novel.
SF in SF at the Variety Preview Room in the Hobart Building (582 Market Street) with authors Steven Gould and Laura Mixon, Saturday January 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 (night of event) 415-572-1015. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory Doctorow, HOMELAND (Tor, Hardcover, $17.99) Friday, February 8th at 7:00 pm - We're always thrilled to welcome Cory Doctorow to Borderlands! This time we've partnered with the awesome folks at Noisebridge hackspace https://noisebridge.net to bring you an event for the long-awaited sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Cory - bring your questions on the future of internet privacy and the future in general!
Brandon Sanderson, MEMORY OF LIGHT (Tor, Hardcover, $34.99) Saturday, February 9th at 3:00 pm - We are delighted to welcome Brandon Sanderson back to Borderlands! We've been fans of Brandon's since the very beginning, and we couldn't be happier about all of the acclaim and attention he's currently getting. Join us to meet Brandon, hear about the creation of the final Wheel of Time novel, A MEMORY OF LIGHT, and get your books signed! As usual, there are no tickets or purchase required for this event. We expect it will be very crowded, and seating is limited, so arrive early. Brandon has always been great about signing everyone's books, but please be advised that it may take a while to get your books signed; we'll try to be entertaining in the interim.
Meanwhile, we think you'll appreciate this short, touching video explaining how Brandon was chosen to finish the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja3QAV_t3vs . Enjoy, and we'll see you February 9th!
Marie Brennan. A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS: A MEMOIR BY LADY TRENT (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 pm - We're very excited to present Marie Brennen's newest book, an absolutely charming memoir of the world's preeminent dragon naturalist! "All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever." Please join us to meet Marie and the unforgettable Lady Trent.
Peter Brett, THE DAYLIGHT WAR (Del Rey, Hardcover, $28.00) Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm - Peter Brett grabbed the world's attention with his fantastic debut THE WARDED MAN. Now join us to meet Peter and check out THE DAYLIGHT WAR, the third volume in the best-selling Demon Cycle, about humanity's last stand against the demons that rise each night to prey on them.
Editor John Joseph Adams with special guest Seanan McGuire, THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99 and Trade Paperback, $14.99) Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm - From the book description: "From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses -- from their own wonderfully twisted point of view. An all-star roster of bestselling authors -- including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire…twenty-two great storytellers all told -- have produced a fabulous assortment of stories guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable." Join us to meet John Joseph Adams, the evil genius behind the anthology, and contributor Seanan McGuire! We promise the contemplation of lots of nefarious deeds, and cackling!