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This Sunday – Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland

January 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on This Sunday – Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland

SF IN SF starts off its 12th year!
AMERICAN BOOKBINDERS MUSEUM

Join us for
Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland with Terry Bisson

Sunday, January 22
Doors and bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 – at the door
All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum!

The American Bookbinders Museum is at 355 Clementina, off of 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Please note — there’s no entrance to Clementina from 4th Street. Street parking is free; cheap paid parking at 5th & Mission/3rd & Folsom garages.

Kim Stanley Robinson has published nineteen novels and numerous short stories but is best known for his Mars trilogy. His work has been translated into 24 languages. Many of his novels and stories have ecological, cultural and political themes running through them and feature scientists as heroes. Robinson has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the World Fantasy Award. Robinson’s work has been labeled by The Atlantic as “the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing.” According to an article in The New Yorker, Robinson is “generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers.”

Cecelia Holland is a grande dame of historical fiction who began writing at age twelve. Her first published work, The Firedrake, arrived in 1966, and since then she has written extensively in historical fiction, modern and speculative fiction, short stories, children’s fiction, and speculative and factual nonfiction. One critic wrote, “What sets Cecelia’s work apart in the genre is not just her productivity but also her versatility; she has the unique ability to make most any historical period her own.”

Terry Bisson will, as always, be on hand to make the evening flow smoothly.

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January Reading – Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland

January 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

This event will now be on Sunday January 22nd, but we’ll still be at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco. Doors and cash bar open at 5:30pm – program begins at 6:30pm. $10 donation at the door (no one is turned away for lack of funds). As always Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ work. Further details will follow soon.

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Podcast: Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas

December 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas

And finally, thanks once again to SomaFM, here is the November podcast featuring Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas.

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Podcast: Helene Wecker & Garth Nix

December 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Helene Wecker & Garth Nix

Thanks once again to SomaFM, here is the October podcast featuring Helene Wecker & Garth Nix.

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Podcast: Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

December 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

Apologies for the delay, but we now have the backlog of podcasts cleared. Our thanks to the lovely people at SomaFM for all of their hard work.

First up we have the August event with Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory.

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Rogue One Preview

December 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Rogue One Preview

Thanks to the generosity of the Balboa Theatre, SF in SF will be hosting a sneak preview of the new Star Wars film:

ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars story

Thursday, Dec 15 – film begins at 7PM

Tickets will be available from SF in SF in the lobby beginning at 6:30; no need to wait in line at the box office, yours seats are guaranteed (general seating).

$8.50 per person — to guarantee your seat please prepay and send money to sfinsfevents@gmail.com, at PayPal. If you want to call me directly to charge your tickets, please call at 415-572-1015 no later than Thursday 12-15 at noon.

PLUS!! We’ll be running a raffle for some great schwag – but there’s a catch 🙂

Participate in our toy drive for a raffle ticket!

We are hosting a toy drive for the holidays — please bring a new, un-gift-wrapped toy, book, or article of clothing (nothing gently used, please!) suitable for boy or girl of elementary school age! We will be donating all items collected to the Prince Hall Computer Learning Center and Afterschool Program.

We want to help make the holidays a little brighter for them, so please contribute! This is a wonderful community resource located in the Western Addition, aiding kids with computer skills and afterschool programs. For other ways to contribute, visit here.

Please note: we are unable to issue cash refunds if you pay and don’t attend, but we’ll give you a pass to see a show there with us another time!

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November Reading – Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas

November 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on November Reading – Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas

Sunday, November 13, 2016

5:30 PM at The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco

Please join us for an evening with authors Rick Wilber and Nick Mamatas, reading, and in conversation with Terry Bisson.

Rick Wilber is an author, poet, editor, and teacher whose latest book is Alien Morning (Tor Books). He has published short stories in magazines such as Aboriginal SF, Analog, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Pulphouse, and SF Age; and in anthologies such as Alien Sex and Chrysalis. In addition to his short stories, he has written the novels Rum Point and The Cold Road, and a memoir, My Father’s Game: Life, Death, Baseball.

Nick Mamatas is the author of 11 novels, as well as short story collections, anthologies, and non-fiction. I Am Providence, published in August, is his most recent. His novels have been translated into German, Italian, and Greek. Nick is also an anthologist and editor of short fiction; with Masumi Washington he co-edited the Locus Award-nominated The Future is Japanese (Haikasoru), and with Ellen Datlow he co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-winning Haunted Legends (Tor Books).

Doors and cash bar open at 5:30 – Program begins at 6:30.

$10 donation at the door (no one is turned away for lack of funds). As always Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ work.

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October Reading: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

October 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on October Reading: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

Sunday October 16

Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum for a FANTASTIC special event!

Garth Nix and Helene Wecker reading and in conversation

The American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina St. at 5th, SF, CA 94103

Doors and bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins promptly at 6:30PM

Tickets: $10 pre-sale GUARANTEED seating, via Brown Paper Tickets – buy yours here now!

$12 at the door, limited seating
All ticket proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

Both authors will read from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by Terry Bisson. Schmoozing with the authors and book signing follows the end of the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be an opportunity to have books signed at the end of the event. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books, and attendees are welcome to bring books from home for signatures. There is no charge for autographs, but buying from Borderlands Books at the event would be nice!

Garth Nix is an Australian author, beloved for his award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, and Clariel; the dystopian novel Shades Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newts Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams).

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian, and his work has been translated into 40 languages.

Helene Wecker is a local Bay Area author, who grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago, and received her Bachelors in English from Carleton College in Minnesota. After graduating, she worked a number of marketing and communications jobs in Minneapolis and Seattle before deciding to return to her first love, fiction writing. Accordingly, she moved to New York to pursue a Masters in fiction at Columbia University. She now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Her first novel, the highly acclaimed The Golem and the Jinni, was published in April 2013 by HarperCollins. Its sequel, The Iron Season, will be released in 2018.

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Podcast: Robert Silverberg

September 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Robert Silverberg

The lovely people at SomaFM have delivered the podcast of our event with Robert Silverberg in double-quick time. If you couldn’t make the event, you can hear Silverberg in conversation with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro & Daryl Gregory below.

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Due in October: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

September 17th, 2016 · Comments Off on Due in October: Garth Nix and Helene Wecker

Join us on Sunday, October 16th for another SF in SF reading session with Garth Nix and Helene Wecker.

As usual we will be at the American Bookbinders Museum. Doors open at 5:30pm, event begins at 6:30pm.

Advance Tickets $10 – sales will open to the public on Oct. 1st, via Brown Paper Tickets – stay tuned!

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