Glen Hirshberg, GOOD GIRLS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $26.99) on Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 pm
Brian Staveley, THE LAST MORTAL BOND (Tor Books, Hardcover, $28.99) on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm
Marie Brennan, IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) on Saturday, April 9th at 3:00 pm
SF in SF with authors Peter S. Beagle and Carter Scholz (American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco, CA) on Sunday, April 17th at 6:30 pm
InsideStorytime SUPERPOWERS at The Make Out Room (The Armory Club. 1799 Mission Street @ 14th) with Charlie Jane Anders, Elwin Cotman, Daryl Gregory, guest MC Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Jessica May Lin, and Seanan McGuire on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm
Paolo Bacigalupi, THE WATER KNIFE (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $16.00) on Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm
Seanan McGuire, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY (Tor.com, Hardcover, $17.99) on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm
Richard Kadrey, THE EVERYTHING BOX (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm
And coming up in the summer, we'll welcome Mary Robinette Kowal, Charles Stross, and many, many others!
Pwning Tomorrow, Today! at the Internet Archive (300 Funston Avenue San Francisco CA) with authors Cory Doctorow, Eileen Gunn, Carolyn Jewel, Ramez Naam, Annalee Newitz, Hannu Ranjaniemi, and Rudy Rucker on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 pm - The Electronic Frontier Foundation will host an afternoon with the authors of PWNING TOMORROW, the EFF's free ebook anthology of speculative fiction. EFF's Dave Maass leads PWNING TOMORROW authors Cory Doctorow, Eileen Gunn, Carolyn Jewel, Ramez Naam, Annalee Newitz, Hannu Ranjaniemi, and Rudy Rucker in exploring their works and the future of digital privacy and free expression. EFF is pleased to host this event with the Internet Archive. Borderlands will be on hand to sell (paper) books. Current EFF members will receive a free Pwning Tomorrow commemorative poster at the event reception from 2-3 pm. The author panel begins at 3 pm. The ebook is free and available to the public. RSVP: https://eff.org/PwningTomorrowToday Get the ebook: https://supporters.eff.org/donate/pwning-tomorrow
Glen Hirshberg, GOOD GIRLS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $26.99) on Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 pm - From the publisher's website: "Three-time International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Award Winner Glen Hirshberg brings his flair for the grim, grisly, and emotionally harrowing to GOOD GIRLS, the standalone sequel to MOTHERLESS CHILD." Glen is a brilliant writer, and MOTHERLESS CHILD was a terrifying ride. We hope you'll help us welcome him back and check out this new work of excellent literary horror. You can read an excerpt here: http://us.macmillan.com/excerpt?isbn=9780765337467
Brian Staveley, THE LAST MORTAL BOND (Tor Books, Hardcover, $28.99) on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm - We are happy to welcome Brian Staveley to Borderlands for the conclusion of the trilogy begun with THE EMPEROR'S BLADES! From the publisher's website: "The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own. But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all --Valyn, Adare, and Kaden -- come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future." See the cover art, as well as Brian's, um, influential original sketch, here: http://www.tor.com/2015/05/07/cover-reveal-last-mortal-bond-brian-staveley/
Marie Brennan, IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) on Saturday, April 9th at 3:00 pm - An event with Marie Brennan is always a delight -- last time she brought _dragon bones_, people! Anyway, we're happy to welcome her back for the newest chapter in the very exciting memoirs of the world's premier dragon naturalist, Lady Trent. You can see the absolutely adorable dragon hatchling on the cover here: http://www.tor.com/2015/05/06/cover-reveal-for-marie-brennans-in-the-labyrinth-of-drakes/. You know she's a great author, but did you know that Marie is also a talented photographer? We'll be featuring a small selection of Marie's photographs in the Cafe from March 29 - May 31st, so this is perfect opportunity to meet the writer and discover a new facet of her talents!
SF in SF with authors Peter S. Beagle and Carter Scholz (American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco, CA) on Sunday, April 17th at 6:30 pm - (Suggested donation $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.) Doors and bar at 5:30 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm. We're so happy to celebrate the return of SF in SF, at a lovely new venue! 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. Books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Seating is limited, so first come, first seated. Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Phone (night of event) 415-572-1015. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
InsideStorytime SUPERPOWERS (Please note the venue change -- this event will now take place in the downstairs room under the Armory Club, 1799 Mission Street @ 14th Street. ) with Charlie Jane Anders, Elwin Cotman, Daryl Gregory, guest MC Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Jessica May Lin, and Seanan McGuire on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00 pm - Borderlands will be on hand to sell books; do not miss this irresistible lineup! More info about InsideStorytime can be found here: http://www.insidestorytime.com/
Paolo Bacigalupi, THE WATER KNIFE (Vintage, Trade Paperback, $16.00) on Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm - It's always an honor to host talented Paolo Bacigalupi! Paolo's back in town to share the paperback publication of his frighteningly plausible novel THE WATER KNIFE. You can read a great review of the novel from NPR here: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/28/408295800/the-water-knife-cuts-deep. We hope you'll join us.
Seanan McGuire, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY (Tor.com, Hardcover, $17.99) on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm - Are there actually two events with Seanan McGuire listed in this single newsletter? Yes, there are! Lee Harris from Tor.com concisely explains exactly what I was thinking about EVERY HEART A DOORWAY: "[The book] tells the story of what happens _after_ Ever After. When a portal fantasy has ended, and its young protagonist is no longer wanted, where do they go? And how do they cope with the transition back into the "real" world? It begins almost as a coming-of-age tale, but soon becomes something quite different and unexpected. Remember the feeling you had when you read that last great book you were sad to have finished? Welcome to your next one . . . ."
Richard Kadrey, THE EVERYTHING BOX (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm - I was going to tell you all about Richard Kadrey's funny new novel THE EVERYTHING BOX, but this Publishers Weekly review does it just fine! "Los Angeles already has a reputation as a somewhat otherworldly town, but in the skilled hands of Kadrey (the Sandman Slim series), that description takes on new meaning. Coop, a burglar who specializes in overcoming magical traps and spells, thanks to his natural immunity to them, is just out of jail after a job gone sour. He’s recruited to steal a mysterious box for a well-paying client. Coop is far from the only person after the box; he and his crew must contend with a middle-class doomsday cult, agents from the Department of Peculiar Science, a temporally displaced homicidal stranger, and the angel who lost the box in the first place. Coop soon finds himself in the middle of a shadow war between heaven and Earth, with the biblical apocalypse at stake. Kadrey draws heavily on Gaiman and Pratchett’s classic novel, GOOD OMENS, for inspiration, and in equal measure on Donald Westlake’s caper comedies. Kadrey’s plot doesn’t depend on magic; instead, magic is the broth bringing all manner of delicious ingredients together in this wonderful stew of a story. This unusual urban fantasy is a delight." Don't miss this chance to meet Richard Kadrey!