Borderlands takes a break from events between Thanksgiving and the beginning of the new year, but we'll be back in January, 2014 with a bunch of great new authors, readings and signings!
Laura Lam, SHADOWPLAY (Strange Chemistry, Trade Paperback, $9.99) Saturday, January 4th at 3:00 pm
Helene Wecker, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI (Harper, Hardcover, $26.99 and Trade Paperback, $15.99) Monday, January 6th at 7:00 pm
Cassie Alexander, DEADSHIFTED (St. Martin's, Mass Market, $7.99) Saturday, Janauary 11th at 3:00 pm
Richard Kadrey, DEAD SET (HarperVoyager, Hardcover, $22.99) Sunday, January 12th at 3:00 pm
Rudy Rucker Art Show premiere and event for THE BIG AHA! (Transreal Press, Trade Paperback, $16.00) Friday, January 17th
Scott Sigler, PANDEMIC (Crown, Hardcover, $26.00) Saturday, January 18th at 3:00 pm
Details after the break
Laura Lam, SHADOWPLAY (Strange Chemistry, Trade Paperback, $9.99) Saturday, January 4th at 3:00 pm - We are delighted to welcome author Laura Lam to Borderlands! Join us to check out her amazing new novel. From the book description: "The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes. He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus - the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he’s perfecting. . . A tale of phantom wings, a clockwork hand, and the delicate unfurling of new love, SHADOWPLAY continues Micah Grey’s extraordinary journey."
Helene Wecker, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI (Harper, Hardcover, $26.99 and Trade Paperback, $15.99) Monday, January 6th at 7:00 pm - We are very excited to welcome Helene Wecker to the store! From the author's website: "An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, The Golem and the Jinni tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899. One is a golem, created out of clay to be her master’s wife -- but he dies at sea, leaving her disoriented and overwhelmed as their ship arrives in New York Harbor. The other is a jinni, a being of fire, trapped for a thousand years in a copper flask before a tinsmith in Manhattan’s Little Syria releases him. Each unknown to the other, the Golem and the Jinni explore the strange and altogether human city. Chava, as a kind old rabbi names her, is beset by the desires and wishes of others, which she can feel tugging at her. Ahmad, christened by the tinsmith who makes him his apprentice, is aggravated by human dullness. Both must work to create places for themselves in this new world, and develop tentative relationships with the people who surround them. And then, one cold and windy night, their paths happen to meet." Learn more about the book, the author, and 1899 New York here: http://www.helenewecker.com/.
Cassie Alexander, DEADSHIFTED (St. Martin's, Mass Market, $7.99) Saturday, Janauary 11th at 3:00 pm - In the fourth Edie Spence novel, our favorite supernatural night-shift nurse is getting some well-deserved R&R on a cruise to Hawai'i, until the passengers start to come down with a mysterious illness that's unlike anything Edie has ever seen. Don't miss this opportunity to meet real-life nurse Cassie Alexander and cheer for her scrappy heroine!
Richard Kadrey, DEAD SET (HarperVoyager, Hardcover, $22.99) Sunday, January 12th at 3:00 pm - Local favorite Richard Kadrey, author of the SANDMAN SLIM series, returns with a novel starring a wholly original set of characters. From the book description: "After her father’s funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe’s only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams -- a world apart from her troubled real life where can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine. But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter in a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. It’s here that the shop’s strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then…"
Rudy Rucker Art Show premiere and event for THE BIG AHA! (Transreal Press, Trade Paperback, $16.00) Friday, January 17th (time TBA) - We're always happy to host mathematician, professor, artist and surreal genius Rudy Rucker at Borderlands! Join us to check out his new book, THE BIG AHA!, in which "Biotech has replaced machines and Qrude artist Zad Plant works with living paint. Career’s on the skids, wife Jane threw him out. Enter qwet -- it’s quantum wetware! Qwet makes you high, and gives you telepathy. A loofy psychedelic revolution begins. Oh-oh! Mouths in midair, eating people! Zad and Jane travel through a wormhole -- and meet the aliens. Stranger than you ever imagined." In addition to this fantastic and zany new book, Rudy will be showing off his newest artwork, which will be on display in the Cafe.
Scott Sigler, PANDEMIC (Crown, Hardcover, $26.00) Saturday, January 18th at 3:00 pm - Help us give a warm welcome to the Future Dark Overlord, Scott Sigler! PANDEMIC wraps up Scott's INFECTED trilogy. Here's the synopsis from Scott's website: Scott Sigler’s INFECTED shocked readers with a visceral, up-close account of physical metamorphosis and one man’s desperate fight for sanity and survival, as “Scary” Perry Dawsey suffered the impact of an alien pathogen’s early attempts at mass extinction. In the sequel CONTAGIOUS, Sigler pulled back the camera and let the reader experience the frantic national response to this growing cataclysm. And now in PANDEMIC, the entire human race balances on the razor’s edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, that changes normal people into psychopaths or transforms them into nightmares. . . . Part Cthulhu epic, part zombie apocalypse and part blockbuster alien-invasion tale, PANDEMIC completes the INFECTED trilogy and sets a new high water mark in the world of horror fiction."