Women in Horror event with Rena Mason, Lisa Morton, & Loren Rhoads on Sunday, February 5th at 3:00pm
Coffee with a Cop at Borderlands on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00am
GENUS LOCI: TALES OF THE SPIRIT OF PLACE (Ragnarok Publications, Trade Paperback, $18.95) event with Jason Daniel Batt, Chaz Brenchley, Sunil Patel, Vivienne Pustell, z.m. quynh, and Carrie Ratajski on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00pm
Meg Pontecorvo, MURDER IN THE GENERATIVE KITCHEN (World Weaver Press, Mass Market, $9.99) on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00pm
Meg Elison, THE BOOK OF ETTA (47North, Trade Paperback, $14.95) on Saturday, February 25th at 3:00pm
Joe Lansdale, RUSTY PUPPY (Mulholland Books, Hardcover, $26) on Saturday, March 4th at 2:00pm
Erika Lewis, GAME OF SHADOWS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) and Veronica Rossi, SEEKER (Tor Teen, Hardcover, $17.99) on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00pm
Richard Kadrey, THE WRONG DEAD GUY (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) on Saturday, March 18th at 3:00pm
Women in Horror event with Rena Mason, Lisa Morton, & 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!
Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00am - Borderlands is pleased to host a social meeting at the cafe with SF Police Department patrol officers from the Mission District, along with the Captain of Mission Police Station, Daniel Perea and members of his staff. This is a great opportunity to meet the officers that work in our district, ask any questions you have about policing in the Mission or in the City in general, and raise any concerns you may have. As some of you may remember, we've worked with Capt. Perea on his project to create a free library at Garfield Park. He's very much "our" sort of person - a SF native who still lives in San Francisco and who obviously understands the importance of reading, literacy and local small businesses. We'll hope to see you at this chance to have "Coffee with a Cop". We're certainly looking forward to seeing some of the officers, since a couple of them are regular customers at the store (not to mention one of them whose first science fiction novel will be published this year).
GENUS LOCI: TALES OF THE SPIRIT OF PLACE (Ragnarok Publications, Trade Paperback, $18.95) event with Jason Daniel Batt, Chaz Brenchley, Sunil Patel, Vivienne Pustell, z.m. quynh, and Carrie Ratajski on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00pm - We are delighted to welcome 6 brilliant local authors, all contributors to the anthology GENIUS LOCI, to Borderlands! From the publisher: "Guardian spirits. Divine presences. Demonic powers. Ghosts. The concept of 'genius loci' is indeed an ancient one, found in nearly every human mythology. GENIUS LOCI is a huge anthology of 31 all-new fantasy and science fiction stories drawing on the rich tradition of place-as-person. Within its pages, the authors present stories of sentient deserts, beneficent forests, lonely shrubs, and protective planetary spirits, highlighted by the fantastic art of Lisa A. Grabenstetter and Evan M. Jensen, and edited by Jaym Gates." We hope you'll join us for an unforgettable event!
Meg Pontecorvo, MURDER IN THE GENERATIVE KITCHEN (World Weaver Press, Mass Market, $9.99) on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00pm - We're delighted to welcome San Francisco author Meg Pontecorvo, as she shows off her amazing debut novella! From the book description: "MURDER IN THE GENERATIVE KITCHEN intertwines parallel plots: the Chicago murder trial of McConnery Ellis, a wealthy middle aged woman accused of poisoning her husband with a gourmet meal prepared with the help of her AI "smart kitchen"; and the efforts of juror Julio Gonzalez to hook up with Iris, a beautiful fellow juror, at the Acapulco resort where they have been sent to watch trial footage. The futuristic trial system, "Vacation Jury Duty," enables the lucky jurors to stream daily testimony through sleek headsets as they enjoy the amenities at the court-owned resort. But there's a catch: as in jury trials today, they are forbidden to communicate with other jurors. Under constant surveillance by the resort's security guards, Julio struggles to devise ways to catch Iris's attention. He also becomes fascinated by the trial, in which attorney-manipulated sims interrogate a lively parade of human witnesses. The plots converge when Julio returns to Chicago for deliberation and valiantly attempts to seduce Iris with his command of the facts, as the jurors clash over whether the murderer is Mrs. Ellis, or a high tech kitchen capable of intuiting--and fulfilling--its owner's innermost desires." We hope you'll join us to meet Meg and check out MURDER, which has been praised by David Brin, Amazing Stories and Terry Bisson!
Meg Elison, THE BOOK OF ETTA (47North, Trade Paperback, $14.95) on Saturday, February 25th at 3:00pm - We're happy to welcome Oakland-based author Meg Elison back to Borderlands! From the publisher: "Meg Elison’s Philip K. Dick Award-winning debut THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE tells the story of an unnamed woman who survives a plague that wipes out most women and children in weeks, leaving 10 male survivors for every woman. Donning male clothing and making it her mission to provide the few surviving women with birth control and medical care, she must navigate her way through a world she once knew to find her place in a dangerous new one. In her gripping sequel, THE BOOK OF ETTA, Elison takes readers deeper into her post-apocalyptic world. The story continues many years after the midwife delivered her first child to survive birth. The inhabitants of Nowhere continue to struggle with vestiges of the plague that nearly wiped out earth’s population. Women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous, yet desperately necessary for humankind’s future. While Mothers and midwives are considered sacred in Nowhere, Etta – a young transgender male – has a different calling as a scavenger. Taking the name Eddy, he roams the desolate territory beyond salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate. When those he loves are put in danger, Eddy will risk both body and spirit not only to save lives, but also to liberate a new world’s destiny."
Joe Lansdale, RUSTY PUPPY (Mulholland Books, Hardcover, $26) on Saturday, March 4th at 2:00pm - We're thrilled to welcome Joe Lansdale to Borderlands! We've been fans since THE DRIVE IN, but it's never quite worked to get Joe to the store, until now! Joe's currently touring for RUSTY PUPPY, the new Hap and Leonard novel. Here's the synopsis from the publisher: "By now, readers are familiar with the opposites-attract partners -- Hap Collins, a white-trash rebel, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black, Republican Vietnam vet --and they've got another heated case to work on. A grieving mother turns to Hap to seek justice both for her murdered son -- a straight-A student destined for better things than the projects, until he began asking too many questions about the racist police force -- and for her daughter, who was sexually harassed by a bullying cop. Hap enlists the help of his best friend, Leonard, to navigate the murky waters of investigation. . .. As the two men start to unpack the mystery at hand, it isn't long before all signs point to a calculated "boys club" of corrupt cops the neighboring town over, who happen to be running an illegal fighting circuit. Though the two have faced their share of bigotry and intimidation, could Hap and Leonard have finally met their match?" We hope you'll join us to meet Joe and check out this exciting new novel!
Erika Lewis, GAME OF SHADOWS (Tor Books, Hardcover, $25.99) and Veronica Rossi, SEEKER (Tor Teen, Hardcover, $17.99) on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00pm - We're happy to welcome these two Macmillan authors to Borderlands! From the publisher: "In GAME OF SHADOWS, a young man plagued by the ability to see ghosts races to save the mythical land of Tara from a terrible fate. GAME OF SHADOWS has been receiving glowing advance praise, with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee calling the book a 'riveting page-turner,' TV host and founder of Nerdist Industries Chris Hardwick called Game of Shadows 'smart, fun and addictive' and Booklist recommends the novel for 'fans of Rick Riordan and Celtic-mythology buffs alike.'" In Veronica Rossi's SEEKER, "[t]he sequel to RIDERS follows Daryn and the riders as they attempt to save Sebastian from Samrael's dark dimension. Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer." We hope you'll join us to meet two extraordinary authors!
Richard Kadrey, THE WRONG DEAD GUY (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) on Saturday, March 18th at 3:00pm - It's always a treat to welcome local favorite Richard Kadrey to Borderlands! Richard's recently been writing some comedic fantasy along with his ultra-noir Sandman Slim series - "In this fast paced sequel to THE EVERYTHING BOX -- the second entry in New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey's comedic supernatural series -- chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magic. Coop, a master thief sort-of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device -- heroism that earned him a gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now Woolrich, Coop's boss at the DOPS, has Coop breaking into a traveling antiquities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf. With the help of his pals Morty, Giselle, and a professor that's half-cat, half-robotic octopus, Coop pulls off the heist without a hitch. It’s not Coop's fault that when DOPS opened the sarcophagus they didn't find the mummy they were expecting. Well, it was the right mummy, but it wasn't exactly dead -- and now it's escaped, using a type of magic the organization hasn't encountered before. Being a boss, Woolrich blames his underling for the screw up and wants Coop to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right, pronto." You won't want to miss Richard and THE WRONG DEAD GUY!