August 09, 2018

Upcoming Events

Writers With Drinks (at The Make Out Room, Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St, San Francisco) with authors Laura Antoniou, S.L. Huang, Jack Kaulfus, Hannah Pittard, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, and Marlee Jane Ward, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders!  Saturday, August 11th at 7:30 pm


Seanan McGuire, NIGHT AND SILENCE (DAW, Hardcover, $26.00) Saturday, September 8th at 5:00 pm


Rachel Fellman, THE BREATH OF THE SUN (Aqueduct Press, Trade Paperback, $19.00) Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 pm


Nick Mamatas, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING (Tachyon Publication, Trade Paperback, $15.95), with guests Meg Elison, Tim Pratt, and Jason Ridler, Sunday, September 9th at 3:00 pm


SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders' Museum, 355 Clementina) with authors Sheila Finch, David D. Levine, moderated by Terry Bisson, Sunday, September 16th at 6:30 pm


Writers With Drinks (at The Make Out Room, Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St, San Francisco) with authors Laura Antoniou, S.L. Huang, Jack Kaulfus, Hannah Pittard, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, and Marlee Jane Ward, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders! Saturday, August 11th at 7:30 pm - Writers With Drinks is the most awesome spoken-word variety show in the world, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, and we're always happy to participate!  The amazing lineup this month includes authors Laura Antoniou (The Killer Wore Leather), S.L. Huang (Zero Sum Game), Jack Kaulfus (Tomorrow or Forever), Hannah Pittard (Visible Empire), Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (A Kind of Freedom), and Marlee Jane Ward (Welcome to Orphancorp).  Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away for lack of funds.  All proceeds benefit local non-profits.  Doors open at 6:30 and Borderlands will be on hand to sell books.


Seanan McGuire, NIGHT AND SILENCE (DAW, Hardcover, $26.00) Saturday, September 8th at 5:00 pm - We think the release of a new October Daye adventure is always a great reason for a party, even if Toby wouldn't agree at all!  (October Date really, really hates parties, even when they're for her.  Particularly when they're for her.)  We can't tell you much about this volume because Spoilers!, so we're keeping this write up deliberately vague: suffice to say that things are looking very rough indeed for our varyingly-degrees-of-fae heroine, and her fragile self-made family is fraying badly.  Then things get a lot worse.  We certainly hope you'll come meet Seanan McGuire, who loves to torment her characters, and join us for revelry, raffles, and stories!  Visit Seanan's webpage to find out more about Toby's, and click here to read free short stories set in Toby's world: http://seananmcguire.com/tobyshorts.php


Rachel Fellman, THE BREATH OF THE SUN (Aqueduct Press, Trade Paperback, $19.00) Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 pm - We're thrilled to welcome up-and-coming author Rachel Fellman to the store!  Her new release is called THE BREATH OF THE SUN, and check out the amazing synopsis from the publisher: "Lamat Paed understands paradoxes.  She's a great mountain climber who's never summited, the author of a tell-all that didn't really tell anything.  For years she guided pilgrims up the foothills of the Sublime Mount, leading them as high as God would let them go.  And then she partnered the apostate Southern priest Mother Disaine on the most daring, most blasphemous expedition in history -- an attempt to reach the summit of the sacred mountain, the top of God's head.  Disaine returned in triumph, claiming to be the first person since the prophet to have summited and lived. But Lamat went into hiding.  Now, late in life and exiled from the mountain, Lamat finally tells her story to her partner, Otile.  It's the story of why she really wrote her first book all those years ago, how she came to be cast out from the mountain-dwelling Holoh people, and how she fled to the anonymity of the city to hide from her fame.  Most of all, it's the story of her bond with Mother Disaine -- the blasphemer, charlatan, and visionary who stole Lamat's life to serve her own purposes -- and what really happened on their last, greatest expedition."


Nick Mamatas, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING (Tachyon Publication, Trade Paperback, $15.95), with guests Meg Elison, Tim Pratt, and Jason Ridler, Sunday, September 9th at 3:00 pm - Join us and four fabulous local authors for an afternoon of short readings and conversation!  Nick Mamatas is the author of numerous novels and short stories.  His newest collection is THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING, and it "features a decade's worth of crimes, fantasies, original fiction, and the author's preferred text of the acclaimed short novel UNDER MY ROOF".  Meg Elison is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award winner BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE, and most recently THE BOOK OF ETTA.  Tim Pratt has written just about everything, and his newest novel is a sweet and funny space adventure called THE WRONG STARS.  Jason Ridler has published numerous short stories, and now he's working on a fabulous occult detective series, The Brimstone Files; his newest novel is BLACK LOTUS KISS.  Don't miss this event -- it's sure to be great fun!


SF in SF (at The American Bookbinders' Museum, 355 Clementina) with authors Sheila Finch, David D. Levine, moderated by Terry Bisson, Sunday, September 16th at 6:30 pm - (Suggested donation $10.)  Doors and bar at 6:00 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.  We're so happy to participate in the Science Fiction in San Francisco reading series!  The authors 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. Questions?  Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

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