Greg Bear, KILLING TITAN (Orbit, Hardcover, $26.00) and Ann Leckie, ANCILLARY MERCY (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, October 10th at 3:00 pm
SF in SF presents authors Laura Anne Gilman and Loren Rhoads, hosted by Terry Bisson, Monday, October 12th at 6:30 pm
Litquake LitCrawl, Phase 2, "Mysterious Borderlands" with William C. Gordon, Jim Nisbet, Terry Shames, and Kelli Stanley, Saturday, October 17th at 7:15 pm
Litquake LitCrawl, Phase 3, "New Worlds at Borderlands Cafe" with Alyc Helms, Nancy Jane Moore, Tim Pratt, and Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Saturday, October 17th at 8:30 pm
San Francisco in Mystery: Past, Present, and Future with Reece Hirsch, Kirk Russell, and Kelli Stanley, Sunday, October 25th at 3:00 pm
Mark Oshiro, AN INSIDIOUS THING, Sunday, November 1st at 3:00 pm
Kate Elliot, BLACK WOLVES (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 pm
Brandon Sanderson, SHADOWS OF SELF (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) Friday, October 9th at 12:00 pm - We're always happy to see the charming Brandon Sanderson back at Borderlands! (Do you know we hosted a signing for his very first novel, ELANTRIS, when it first came out? I think there were only about a dozen people in the audience!) This time Brandon will be showing off the new novel in the Mistborn world, SHADOWS OF SELF. This one's a sequel to ALLOY OF LAW, and takes place about 300 years after the conclusion of the original trilogy. The author will read, answer questions, and sign, so take a long lunch and come hang out with us and Brandon! Excerpts from the new novel can be found here: http://brandonsanderson.com/shadows-of-self-previews-updates/ . We'll be handing out (free) tickets to mark attendees' place in line as they arrive, and once the signing starts, we'll call folks up in groups of 10 using those ticket numbers. You are welcome to bring books from home to be signed, but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while you're in the store. Also, Brandon will sign any number of books for attendees, (assuming he's written them!) but he reserves the right to limit personalizations to three per trip through the line if it is extremely crowded. Borderlands will be open early, at 11:00 am, to prepare for this event.
Greg Bear, KILLING TITAN (Orbit, Hardcover, $26.00) and Ann Leckie, ANCILLARY MERCY (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, October 10th at 3:00 pm - Borderlands is thrilled to welcome these two incredible authors to the store. We're happy to host Greg Bear, the author of more than 44 books including the Nebula-Award-winning DARWIN'S RADIO, who will be showing off the second book in his exciting War Dogs trilogy, KILLING TITAN! We're also delighted to welcome Ann Leckie, who will be presenting the third ANCILLARY book, ANCILLARY MERCY -- the first of the series swept the awards last year, winning the Arthur C. Clarke, British Science Fiction, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Two fabulous authors, one event! You don't want to miss this one.
Litquake LitCrawl, Phase 2, "Mysterious Borderlands" with William C. Gordon, Jim Nisbet, Terry Shames, and Kelli Stanley Saturday, October 17th at 7:15 pm - We are delighted to once again take part in one of the most exciting literary events in San Francisco - the LitCrawl. This is a three-hour pub-crawl-style literary event with dozens of venues and hundreds of authors, all taking place right here in the Mission District. This year, meet mystery authors who will thrill, confound, and delight you with their stories. We are pleased to present: William C. Gordon, a noir novelist who began writing in his 60's using San Francisco as a character in most of his books. He is former trial lawyer, photographer, army officer, world traveler and the author so far, of six novels including, THE CHINESE JARS, THE KING OF THE BOTTOM, THE UGLY DWARF, FRACTURED LIVES, THE HALLS OF POWER, and the soon to be released, EMMA. Jim Nisbet has published twenty books, including LETHAL INJECTION, widely regarded as a classic roman noir; six volumes of poetry; and a single non-fiction title, LAMINATING THE CONIC FRUSTUM. Current projects include a fourteenth novel, YOU DON'T PENCIL, and a complete translation of Charles Baudelaire's LES FLEURS DU MAL. Terry Shames writes the best-selling Macavity award-winning Samuel Craddock series, published by Seventh Street Books. Her most recent title, A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE, was released April, 2015. Kelli Stanley is a critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction, including the moody San Francisco noir CITY OF DRAGONS. She lives in San Francisco and appreciates fedoras and bourbon. We hope you'll join us to appreciate these fabulous authors!
Litquake LitCrawl, Phase 3, "New Worlds at Borderlands Cafe" with Alyc Helms, Nancy Jane Moore, Tim Pratt, and Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Saturday, October 17th at 8:30 pm - Join us to travel to previously unimagined worlds and explore mind-blowing new concepts, without even leaving the building! This year our guests are: Alyc Helms, who writes fantasy short fiction and novels that explore her obsession with anthropology, liminality, gender, and foxes. You can out more about her at http://www.alychelms.com . Nancy Jane Moore is the author of THE WEAVE, a science fiction novel recently released from Aqueduct Press, and numerous short stories. Check out her website at http://nancyjanemoore.com/ . Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning author of stories and novels. His newest book is fantasy novella THE DEEP WOODS. For more information about Tim, see http://www.timpratt.org . Na'amen Gobert Tilahun co-hosts "The Adventures of Yellow Peril & Magical Negro" podcast and writes things. Night Shade Books will release his first novel THE ROOT in Spring 2016. Don't miss the chance to explore four strange new worlds with these speculative fiction authors!
San Francisco in Mystery: Past, Present, and Future with Reece Hirsch, Kirk Russell, and Kelli Stanley, Sunday, October 25th at 3:00 pm - We're happy to welcome a panel of three fabulous mystery authors representing "San Francisco: Past, Present and Future". Kelli Stanley's noir novels about San Francisco in the 1940's paint a picture of the vanished city of the World War II era. Kirk Russell's stories about SF homicide inspector Ben Raveneau and his John Marquez series about California Fish and Game's Special Operations Unit will show the present, and Reece Hirsch shows us the future with his thrillers about cybercrime, including the powerful Chris Bruen series. There will be light refreshments provided by the Mystery Writers of America, the NorCal chapter of which arranged this great event. So join us to chance to chat with, and get your books signed by, three extraordinary authors.
Mark Oshiro, AN INSIDIOUS THING, Sunday, November 1st at 3:00 pm - Since 2009, Mark Oshiro (aka MarkDoesStuff) has been on a journey to read as many books and watch as many TV shows as possible. Now, Mark is turning the tables on his fans by making the transition to a "real life author". Join him as he reads a selection from his upcoming novel AN INSIDIOUS THING, discusses the Mark Does Stuff universe, and teases everyone by NOT being the most unprepared person in the room! We'll be taking preorders for Mark's novel, so sign yourself up.
Kate Elliot, BLACK WOLVES (Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 pm - We're always happy to welcome Kate Elliott back to the store. This may be Kate's ONLY 2015 signing, so we're especially honored to host her this time 'round! The new book looks amazing -- here's the description from the publisher: "An exiled captain returns to help the son of the king who died under his protection in this rich and multi-layered first book in an action-packed new series. Twenty two years have passed since Kellas, once Captain of the legendary Black Wolves, lost his King and with him his honor. With the King murdered and the Black Wolves disbanded, Kellas lives as an exile far from the palace he once guarded with his life. Until Marshal Dannarah, sister to the dead King, comes to him with a plea -- rejoin the palace guard and save her nephew, King Jehosh, before he meets his father's fate."