David Edison, THE WAKING ENGINE (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, February 15th at 3:00 pm
Finish That Book! Passion and Productivity for Writers with authors Juliet Blackwell and Sophie Littlefield, Saturday, March 1st from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Michael Blumlein, WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED (Centipede Press, Hardcover, $50.00) Sunday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm
Brandon Sanderson, WORDS OF RADIANCE (Tor, Hardcover, $27.99) Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 pm
Seanan McGuire, HALF OFF RAGNAROK (DAW, Mass Market, $7.99) Saturday, March 15th at 6:00 pm
Edith Maxwell, A TINE TO LIVE, A TINE TO DIE (Kensington, Hardcover, $24.00 and Mass Market, $7.99) Sunday, March 16th at 1:00 pm
Bruce DeSilva, PROVIDENCE RAG (Forge, Hardcover, $25.99) Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 pm
Nick Mamatas, Jim Nisbet, Sin Soracco, and Ken Wishnia: PM Press Crime Writers' Short-Fire Reading and Signing, Wednesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm
Dan Wells, RUINS (Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, $17.99) and Robison Wells, BLACKOUT (HarperTeen, Hardcover, $17.99), Friday, March 21st at 7:00 pm
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David Edison, THE WAKING ENGINE (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday, February 15th at 3:00 pm - We are pleased to welcome David Edison, presenting his mind-blowing debut novel THE WAKING ENGINE! From the book jacket: "Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but die many times. . . until they come at last to the City Unspoken, where the gateway to true Death can be found. Wayfarers and pilgrims are drawn to the City, which is home to murderous aristocrats, disguised gods and goddesses, a sadistic faerie princess, immortal prostitutes and queens, a captive angel, gangs of feral Death Boys and Charnel Girls. . . and one very confused New Yorker." Join us to meet David and check out this stunning first novel.
Finish That Book! Passion and Productivity for Writers with authors Juliet Blackwell and Sophie Littlefield, Saturday, March 1st from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Best-selling Bay Area authors Sophie Littlefield and Juliet Blackwell to lead a stimulating, creative and fun craft workshop: FINISH THAT BOOK! PASSION & PRODUCTIVITY FOR WRITERS! Whether you're stuck in your first chapter or somewhere around the sagging middle, you can go from frustrated to finished faster than you imagined. Handouts and exercises included. Juliet Blackwell is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series. As Hailey Lind she writes the Agatha-nominated Art Lover's Mystery Series. When not writing, painting, or haranguing her funny but cynical teenaged son, Juliet spends a lot of time restoring her happily haunted house and gardening. Sophie Littlefield's novels have won Anthony and RT Book Awards and been shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards. In addition to women's fiction, she writes the post-apocalyptic AFTERTIME series, the Stella Hardesty and Joe Bashir crime series, and thrillers for young adults. She is a past president of the San Francisco Romance Writers of America chapter. This event is presented by Sisters in Crime-NorCal. Open to the public.
Michael Blumlein, WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED (Centipede Press, Hardcover, $50.00) Sunday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm - Medical science has had a triumphant history, and one that has been tarnished by tyranny, often at the hands of scientists themselves. Using recent advances in the field of genetics as a launching pad, and his nearly 40 years as a practicing physician as a backdrop, Dr. Blumlein will wax poetic on the promise and the perils of science and scientific thinking. And the future? Stick around while he reads from his new collection, WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.
Brandon Sanderson, WORDS OF RADIANCE (Tor, Hardcover, $27.99) Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 pm - Join us to meet one of our very favorite fantasy writers, the incredibly talented Brandon Sanderson! Having done the seemingly impossible and completed Robert Jordan's near-legendary Wheel of Time series, Brandon's now hard at work on his own massive epic, The Stormlight Archive. WORDS OF RADIANCE is volume 2, the followup to WAY OF KINGS, and in it the story grows even more complex and compelling. Don't miss this event! (Please note, this event begins at 6pm, an hour earlier than usual.)
Seanan McGuire, HALF OFF RAGNAROK (DAW, Mass Market, $7.99) Saturday, March 15th at 6:00 pm - Seanan McGuire's events are always a wild party, and you're invited! We're happy to host the super-prolific author as she presents the newest InCryptid novel. This one's narrated by Verity's brother Alex, and includes a whole host of new characters and also some old friends. "When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn't expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend--Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats--is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone . . . . The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner. Of course, so do the talking mice."
Edith Maxwell, A TINE TO LIVE, A TINE TO DIE (Kensington, Hardcover, $24.00 and Mass Market, $7.99) Sunday, March 16th at 1:00 pm - We're delighted to welcome Edith Maxwell to the store! This is a new cozy series to die for: "It's harvest time in Westbury, Massachusetts, and novice farmer Cameron Flaherty hopes to make a killing selling organic produce. A colorful Locavore Club belongs to Cam's farm-share program. But when a killer strikes on her property, her first foray into the world of organic farming yields a bumper crop of locally sourced murder. To clear her name, Cam has to dig up secrets buried deep beneath the soil of Produce Plus Farm. And when the police don't make progress in the case, she has to catch a murderer whose motto seems to be, 'Eat Local. Kill Local.'"
Bruce DeSilva, PROVIDENCE RAG (Forge, Hardcover, $25.99) Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 pm - We're eagerly anticipating meeting Bruce DeSilva, a rising talent whose new novel asks a very difficult ethical question. . . "Inspired by a true story, PROVIDENCE RAG finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroad. The youngest serial killer in history butchered five of his neighbors before he was old enough to drive. When he was caught eighteen years ago, Rhode Island's antiquated criminal statutes --never intended for someone like him -- required that all juveniles, no matter their crimes, be released at age twenty-one. The killer is still behind bars, serving time for crimes supposedly committed on the inside. That these charges were fabricated is an open secret; but nearly everyone is fine with it -- if the monster ever gets out more people will surely die. But Mason is not fine with it. If officials can get away with framing this killer they could do it to anybody. As Mason sets out to prove officials are perverting the justice system, Mulligan searches frantically for some legal way to keep the monster behind bars. The dueling investigations pit the friends against each other in a high-stakes race against time -- and snares them in an ethical dilemma that has no right answer."
Nick Mamatas, Jim Nisbet, Sin Soracco, and Ken Wishnia: PM Press Crime Writers' Short-Fire Reading and Signing, Wednesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm - We love stimulating, subversive, and local PM Press! PM tends toward the outstanding, radical, activist, and experimental (Terry Bisson edits their Outspoken Authors Series) and their crime fiction is no different. We're happy to welcome a bunch of PM's crime writers for an evening of rapid-fire reading and signing. We know you'll want to meet Nick, Jim, Sin, and Ken!
Dan Wells, RUINS (Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, $17.99) and Robison Wells, BLACKOUT (HarperTeen, Hardcover, $17.99), Friday, March 21st at 7:00 pm - Details to come about our event with the Wells brothers!