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ABOUT THE STORE : EVENTS

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GENERAL EVENTS

Katharine Kerr, SORCERER'S FEUD (Osel Books, Trade Paperback, $14.50) Saturday August 23rd at 3:00 pm -
We're happy to welcome Katharine Kerr back to Borderlands!  Her newest novel, SORCERER'S FEUD is the follow-up to SORCERER'S LUCK.  From the book description: "Art student Maya Cayescu has always had secrets to keep -- her mysterious disease that has turned her into something like a vampire, her father's obsession with ritual magic, her own talents for the occult.  Now, however, she has a secret far more dangerous than those: in self-defense, she killed a man with magic.  Can her lover, the wealthy, powerful runemaster Tor Thorlaksson, protect her from the consequences?  He has dangers of his own to face, because his family's evil past haunts him.  Worst of all, a powerful spirit from the mists of time is hunting Tor down, in hopes of taking him away from Maya and making him her own -- forever."  Don't miss this thrilling new title and the chance to meet Kit Kerr!

Kelli Stanley, CITY OF GHOSTS (Minotaur Books, Hardcover, $26.99) Saturday August 23rd at 5:00pm -
The third novel following Stanley's stunning CITY OF DRAGONS and CITY OF SECRETS takes us back to Miranda Corbie's ultra-noir San Francisco of 1940.  From the book description: "For the United States, war is on the horizon.  For Miranda Corbie, private investigator and erstwhile escort, there are debts to be paid and memories -- long-suppressed and willfully forgotten -- to be resurrected.  Enter the U.S. State Department and the man who helped Miranda get her PI license.  A man she owes.  A man who asks her to track a chemistry professor here in San Francisco whom he suspects is a spy for the Nazis. Playing along may get Miranda a ticket to Blitz-bombed England and answers about her past. . . if she survives.  Through sordid back alleys and art gallery halls, from drag dress nightclubs to a Nazi costume ball, Miranda's journey into fear takes her on the famed City of San Francisco streamliner and to Reno, Nevada, the Biggest Little City in the World. . . where she finds herself framed for a murder she never anticipated.  Forced to go underground, Miranda soldiers on alone, determined to find the truth about a murder, a Nazi spy, and her own troubling past."

Brent Weeks, THE BROKEN EYE (Orbit, Hardcover, $28.00) Thursday August 28th at 7:00pm -
We are thrilled to welcome Brent Weeks back to Borderlands!  THE BROKEN EYE continues Brent's Lightbringer Series, but it's very difficult to summarize the new book without spoilers.  So let's just say that you must come and meet Brent Weeks, one of the most successful and popular new fantasy writers.  He's also charming, did we mention that?  So don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet Brent and continue to explore the Lightbringer world!

SF in SF and Borderlands Books present Brian Herbert, THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) & Patrick Swenson THE ULTRA THIN MAN (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday August 30th at 3:00pm -
Borderlands, in partnership with SF in SF, is happy to have returning New York Times bestselling author Brian Herbert and debut novelist Patrick Swenson to read and answer questions about their novels THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA and THE ULTRA THIN MAN, respectively. THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA gives an interesting look at an environmentally-conscious, censoring, totalitarian government and the rebel corporations who want to bring it down.  Publishers Weekly says, "Herbert skimps on dystopian motifs, creating a fresh and forbidding near-future world".  In THE ULTRA THIN MAN,  a science-fiction detective novel set in a far future, Dave Crowell and Alan Brindos are contracted to the Network Intelligence Organization to find out who exactly crashed the moon Coral into the planet Ribon, forcing a mass evacuation.  From planetary destruction, to tracking down alien leaders of terrorist organizations,  to a conspiracy that hits way too close to home, this novel's scope is both wide and narrow in all the best ways.  Come hear two great authors in tandem.

Richard Kadrey THE GETAWAY GOD (Harper Voyager, Hardcover, $24.99) Sunday August 31st at 3:00pm -
Sandman Slim is back!  Join author Richard Kadrey as we celebrate the sixth book in his Sandman Slim series, THE GETAWAY GOD.  From the publisher: "Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude --not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer -- James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies.  None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya -- the old gods. But their imminent invasion is only one of Stark’s problems right now.  LA is descending into chaos, and a new evil -- the Wildfire Ripper -- is stalking the city.  No ordinary killer, The Ripper takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth to Heaven and Hell.  He’s also the only person alive who may know how to keep the world from going extinct.  The trouble is, he’s also Stark’s worst enemy . . . the only man in existence Stark would enjoy killing twice."  Don't miss out on the rip-roaring fun of this series, a great time to pick up the entire run and get them signed!

John Scalzi, LOCK IN (Tor, Hardcover, $24.99) Saturday September 6th at 3:00pm -
The newest novel from Hugo Award winner John Scalzi, LOCK IN focuses on the aftermath of a massive epidemic that killed many and left 1% of the survivors locked in their own bodies, conscious but unable to move or react.  The world (and the virtual world) has adapted to those who have locked in syndrome, but when an "integrator" (one of those who make their bodies available for use to those who are locked in,) is murdered, the answers are far from simple.  The clues lead Detectives Shane and Vann all over a society that in many ways is just emerging and finding itself, and what they discover is that there is much more at stake than just one murder.  This is sure to be a popular event as John Scalzi reads and discusses this new, fascinating work!

Dana Fredsti PLAGUE WORLD (Titan Books, Mass Market, $7.99) & Ray Garton, FRANKENSTORM (Pinnacle, Mass Market, $7.99) on Sunday September 7th at 3:00pm -
Two fantastic horror novelists come together for a zombie-virus-tastic afternoon of terror! (We're calling it "Franken-Plague"!)  The third and final novel in Dana Fredsti's Ashley Parker series PLAGUE WORLD builds towards a stunning conclusion. As Ashley and her organization travel through a plague-ridden California pursuing their enemies, other problems loom on the horizon.  From groups trying to develop a weaponized version of the virus to the virus mutating into being airborne, this may just be the end of humanity -- but that doesn't mean Ashley Parker won't go down fighting.
In Ray Gartons's FRANKENSTORM, the combination of a hurricane hitting Eureka, California, a murderous law enforcement officer, an illegal experiment on unwilling homeless people that's turned them into virus-carrying, mindless killers, and the good natured man who's determined to free them.  All of these collide in a climax that isn't pretty but is definitely heart-pounding, bloody, and edge-of-your-seat.  Come join us for perfect storm of thrills, viruses and California taking the brunt of it all!

Borderlands event policy - all events are free of charge unless otherwise stated.  You are welcome to bring copies of an author's books purchased elsewhere to be autographed (but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while at the event).  For most events you are welcome to bring as many books as you wish for autographs.  If you are unable to attend the event we will be happy to have a copy of any of the author's available books signed or inscribed for you.  We can then either hold the book(s) until you can come in to pick them up or we can ship to you.  Just give us a call or drop us an email.  If you live out of town, you can also ship us books from your collection to be signed for a nominal fee.  Call or email for details.

BOOK CLUB EVENTS

The QSF&F Book Club will meet on Sunday, August 10th, at 5 pm to discuss TRANSITION by Iain M. Banks. Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at cobalt555@earthlink.net, for more information.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, August 17th, at 6 pm to discuss BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH by Alastair Reynolds. Please contact bookclub@borderlands-books.com for more information.

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