Writers With Drinks with authors Jeff Chang, Jennifer Dronsky, Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Aya de Leon, and Wendy C. Ortiz at The Make Out Room on Saturday, January 14 at 6:30pm
Black Comix Arts Festival at the San Francisco Public Library on Sunday, January 15th starting at 12:00 pm
Alex Lamb, ROBOTEER (Trade Paperback, Gollancz, $13.99) on Saturday, January 21st at 3:00pm
Laura Anne Gilman, THE COLD EYE (Hardcover, Saga Press, $27.99) on Sunday, January 22nd at 3:00pm
SF in SF with authors Cecelia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday, January 22nd at 6:30pm
Ellen Klages, PASSING STRANGE (Trade Paperback, Tor.com, $14.99) on Saturday, January 28th at 3:00pm
Laurel Anne Hill, THE ENGINE WOMAN'S LIGHT on Saturday, February 4th at 3:00pm
Women in Horror event with Rena Mason, Lisa Morton, Kate Jonez, & Loren Rhoads on Sunday, February 5th at 3:00pm
Coming up later this year, we're thrilled to welcome Meg Elison, Erike Lewis and Veronica Rossi, Joe R. Lansdale, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi, and many, many other excellent writers!
Shaenon Garrity, SKIN HORSE VOL. 6 (Trade Paperback, $14.00) Release Party on Saturday, January 14th at 3:00pm - We're always delighted to welcome Shaenon K. Garrity! Along with co-creator Jeffrey C. Wells, Shaenon is the genius behind the long-running and indisputably brilliant webcomic SKIN HORSE! The 6th collection has just been successfully Kickstarted, and we hope you'll join us to celebrate. From the description: "You'd think helping inhuman monstrosities with their personal problems would be simple. But as the Project Skin Horse field team heads to California to parlay with the Zombie Emperor of Colma, nothing can be trusted except for Tip's ability to find a date for a wine country weekend. All it takes to tear Skin Horse apart is one really bad day. . . ." Join us for an informal meet-and-greet and signing with Shaenon in the bookstore! Cupcakes have been promised.
Writers With Drinks with authors Jeff Chang, Antonio Garcia-Martinez, Aya de Leon, and Wendy C. Ortiz at The Make Out Room on Saturday, January 14 at 6:30pm - Writers With Drinks is the most awesome spoken-word variety show in the world, and we're always happy to participate! This month WWD will be guest-hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and the amazing lineup includes authors: Jeff Chang (Who We Be, We Gon' Be Alright, Can't Stop Won't Stop), Jennifer Dronsky (Winner of the Alameda Comedy Competition), Antonio Garcia-Martinez (Chaos Monkeys), Aya de Leon (Uptown Thief), and Wendy C. Ortiz (Bruja). Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away. All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture. Doors open at 6:30 and Borderlands will be on hand to sell books.
Black Comix Arts Festival at the San Francisco Public Library on Sunday, January 15th starting at 12:00 pm - We're delighted to be hanging out and selling books at the Black Comix Arts Festival! This special celebration of black writers and artists is a can't-miss event. Guests this year include Tananarive Due, John Jennings, Nisi Shawl, and Na'amen Tilahun among many other luminaries. We hope you'll join us. The full schedule is here: http://sfmlkday.org/bcafcon/
Alex Lamb, ROBOTEER (Trade Paperback, Gollancz, $13.99) on Saturday, January 21st at 3:00pm - We are happy to welcome local hard science fiction author Alex Lamb! Here's the description of his awesome new novel from the publisher: "The starship Ariel is on a mission of the utmost secrecy, upon which the fate of thousands of lives depend. Though the ship is a mile long, its six crew are crammed into a space barely large enough for them to stand. Five are officers, geniuses in their field. The other is Will Kuno-Monet, the man responsible for single-handedly running a ship comprised of the most dangerous and delicate technology that mankind has ever devised. He is the Roboteer. Roboteer is a hard-SF novel set in a future in which the colonization of the stars has turned out to be anything but easy, and civilization on Earth has collapsed under the pressure of relentless mutual terrorism. Small human settlements cling to barely habitable planets. Without support from a home-world they have had to develop ways of life heavily dependent on robotics and genetic engineering. Then out of the ruins of Earth's once great empire, a new force arises - a world-spanning religion bent on the conversion of all mankind to its creed. It sends fleets of starships to reclaim the colonies. But the colonies don't want to be reclaimed. Mankind's first interstellar war begins. It is dirty, dangerous and hideously costly. Will is a man bred to interface with the robots that his home-world Galatea desperately needs to survive. He finds himself sent behind enemy lines to discover the secret of their newest weapon. What he discovers will transform their understanding of both science and civilization forever. . . but at a cost."
Laura Anne Gilman, THE COLD EYE (Hardcover, Saga Press, $27.99) on Sunday January 22nd at 3:00pm - Laura Gilman returns to Borderlands for the sequel to SILVER ON THE ROAD. From the publisher: "In the anticipated sequel to SILVER ON THE ROAD, Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil's Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory. Isobel is the left hand of the old man of the Territory, the Boss -- better known as the Devil. Along with her mentor, Gabriel, she is traveling circuit through Flood to represent the power of the Devil and uphold the agreement he made with the people to protect them. Here in the Territory, magic exists -- sometimes wild and perilous. But there is a growing danger in the bones of the land that is killing livestock, threatening souls, and weakening the power of magic. In the next installment of the Devil's West series, Isobel and Gabriel are in over their heads as they find what's happening and try to stop the people behind it before it unravels the Territory."
SF in SF with Cecelia Holland with Kim Stanley Robinson at The American Bookbinders Museum on Sunday January 22nd at 6:30pm - (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 always happy to participate in SF in SF, particualrly with these beloved 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. 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.
Ellen Klages, PASSING STRANGE (Trade Paperback, Tor.com, $14.99) on Saturday, January 28th at 3:00pm - We're always very happy to welcome the hilarious and whip-smart Ellen Klages to the store. This time around, Ellen will be showing off her gorgeous new novella from Tor.com, PASSING STRANGE. The catalog copy is very intriguing: "San Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional. Tourists flock to the cities within the city: the Magic City of the World's Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown, a separate, alien world of exotic food and nightclubs that offer "authentic" experiences, straight from the pages of the pulps; and the twilight world of forbidden love, where outcasts from conventional society can meet. Six women find their lives as tangled with each other's as they are with the city they call home. They discover love and danger on the borders where mystery, science, and art intersect." We hope you join us to check out this awesome new offering. You can see the beautiful cover art here: http://www.tor.com/2016/09/22/cover-reveals-ellen-klages-passing-strange-gregory-manchess/
Laurel Anne Hill, THE ENGINE WOMAN'S LIGHT on Saturday, February 4th at 3:00pm - We're happy to welcome Laurel Anne Hill back to Borderlands! She'll be showing off her awesome new novel THE ENGINE WOMAN'S LIGHT. From the publisher: "A mystical vision of an airship appears to fifteen-year-old Juanita in 1894. The long-dead captain commands her to prevent California's thrown-away people -- including young children -- from boarding trains to an asylum. That institution's director plots murder to reduce the inmate population. Spirits watch over Juanita. But who is she? A mystic in love who holds life sacred? Or a ghost-possessed railroad-saboteur? To save innocent lives Juanita must take lives of the corrupt. How can she reconcile her assignment with her belief in the sacredness of all human life? And will she survive to marry her betrothed? Juanita sets out despite inner trepidation to sabotage the railroad. Her ancestor Billy, the ghost of a steam locomotive engineer, guides her. Then bit by bit, she discovers the gut-wrenching truths all of her ancestors neglected to reveal."
Women in Horror event with Rena Mason, Lisa Morton, Kate Jonez, & Loren Rhoads on Sunday, February 5th at 3:00pm - February is Women in Horror Month. To celebrate, join Horror Writers Association President Lisa Morton (GHOSTS: A HAUNTED HISTORY), Bram Stoker Award winner Rena Mason (THE EVOLUTIONIST and EAST END GIRLS), Shirley Jackson Award nominee Kate Jonez (CEREMONY OF FLIES), and local author Loren Rhoads (LOST ANGELS) as they demonstrate the breadth of what women are doing in horror writing!