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September Reading: Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro & Daryl Gregory

August 25th, 2016 · No Comments

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

ROBERT SILVERBERG in conversation with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Daryl Gregory

Sunday, September 11th, 2016
The American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina St. at 5th, SF, CA 94103

Celebrating the publication of:

Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Siverberg by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Doors and refreshments – 3:30PM
Event begins promptly at 4:30PM

Tickets: $10 pre-sale. $15 at the door, limited seating

The talk will be followed by a short break, with Q&A with the audience to follow.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be an opportunity to have a limited amount of books signed at the end of the event. For each copy of one of these three titles — When the Blue Shift Comes, Traveler of Worlds, and/or the upcoming Subterranean Press book, Early Days — Mr. Silverberg will sign one other book brought from home. No exceptions, and the length of the signing time will be at Mr. Silverberg’s discretion.


Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Siverberg by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. Published by Fairwood Press

In addition to exploring Silverberg’s career, now in its sixth decade, this collection of transcribed conversations delves into aspects of Silverberg’s life, such as his extensive travel, passion for film, opera and classical music, not covered elsewhere.

A decade-and-a-half-long friendship, and working together on When the Blue Shift Comes, afforded Alvaro the opportunity to speak at length with Silverberg. The result: a remarkably candid series of conversations that will be of interest to science fiction readers and anyone curious about the writing life.

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August Reading – Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

August 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on August Reading – Cecil Castellucci and Ben Loory

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Sunday, August 14
5:30 – Doors and cash bar open
6:30 – Event begins

Cecil Castellucci & Ben Loory, with moderator Terry Bisson

$10 at door – all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. No one turned away for lack of funds

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Book signing and schmoozing follows. Books for sale at the event courtesy of Borderlands Books. Sponsored by Tachyon Publications.

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Stone in the Sky and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck, as well as Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two time Macdowell Fellow and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles.

Ben Loory is the author of the collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011), and a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015). His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, READ Magazine, and Fairy Tale Review, been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts, and performed live at WordTheatre in Los Angeles and London. Loory is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MFA in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

** To our regret, author David D. Levine is unable to attend the event — however, we will have copies of his wonderful book, Arabella of Mars, for sale at the event, and hope to welcome him back next year when the sequel will be available!

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 355 Clementina, off of 5th Street, between Folsom and Howard. Street parking is free; there are also two parking garages at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom reasonably priced.

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July Reading – Richard Kadrey & Thomas Olde Heuvelt

July 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on July Reading – Richard Kadrey & Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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Sunday, July 17
5:30 – Doors and cash bar open
6:30 – Event begins

RICHARD KADREY
THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT
TERRY BISSON

$10 at door — all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Book signing and schmoozing follows. Books for sale at the event courtesy of Borderlands Books. Sponsored by Tachyon Publications.

Richard Kadrey is a freelance writer living in San Francisco, whose current novel, The Everything Box, is being closely followed by the release of The Perdition Score: A Sandman Slim Novel, in June. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus ten novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, “Carbon Copy,” was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget. He has been immortalized as an action figure. “Kadray [sic]: The Invincible Wizard” was a villain in an episode of the Blackstar animated TV series. Kadrey created and wrote the Vertigo comics mini-series Accelerate, which was illustrated by the Pander Brothers. He plans to do more comic work in the near future. He has written and spoken about art, culture and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW and Wired For Sex on the G4 cable network.​ ​Richard has no qualifications for anything he does.

Thomas Olde Heuvelt is the Dutch author of five novels and many short stories. His work has appeared in many languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French. In 2015, his story, “The Day the World Turned Upside Down” was the first ever translated work to win a Hugo Award. His other stories have been nominated for both Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. In 2016, Olde Heuvelt’s critically acclaimed horror novel, Hex, which became a bestseller in The Netherlands, was launched in the US, the UK and Australia, followed by a six week US promotional tour in June-July. Ten publishers in fourteen countries have obtained the rights for the book, and Warner Bros. is currently developing a TV series based on the novel.

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street between Howard and Folsom. Entrance is on Clementina. Parking available on street (free) or at the 5th & Mission or 3rd & Folsom garages. The MUNI/BART stop closest is Powell Street.

For more information, please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

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Podcast: Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

June 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

Did you miss our June event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

June 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

Did you miss our May event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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June Reading – Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

May 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on June Reading – Rudy Rucker & Michael Blumlein

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Sunday – June 12, 2016

5:30PM – Doors and cash bar open
6:30PM – Event begins

RUDY RUCKER & MICHAEL BLUMLEIN

Good books, good friends, and good conversation! You won’t want to miss this one – moderated by the estimable Terry Bisson!

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum – Cash or Square

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience moderated by Terry. Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Borderlands Books.


Rudolf “Rudy” von Bitter Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, artist, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. He is also the great-great-great-grandson of the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel. The author of both fiction and nonfiction, Rucker is best known for the novels in the Ware Tetralogy, the first two of which (Software and Wetware) both won Philip K. Dick Awards. Until its closure in 2014 he edited the science fiction webzine Flurb. His most recent book is Journals: 1990-2014.

Michael Blumlein is the author of The Movement of Mountain, X Y (made into a film), The Healer, Ageless, and the novella, The Roberts. as well as the award-winning story collection The Brains of Rats, and What the Doctor Ordered. Twice nominated for the World Fantasy Award and twice for the Bram Stoker Award, Blumlein received the ReaderCon Award, and has been short-listed for the Tiptree Award. In addition to writing, Dr. Blumlein is a practicing M.D and a faculty member at the University of California in San Francisco.

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, at 355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street between Howard and Folsom. Entrance is on Clementina. Parking available on street (free) or at the 5th & Mission or 3rd & Folsom garages. The MUNI/BART stop closest is Powell Street.

For more information, please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

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May Reading – Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

May 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on May Reading – Marie Brennan & M. Thomas Gammarino

Please join us at the AMERICAN BOOKBINDERS MUSEUM on

Sunday, May 22

Doors/cash bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

MARIE BRENNAN will be reading from her new novel in the Lady Trent series, In the Labyrinth of Drakes. Brennan is the author of Midnight Never Come, and the other volumes in the Lady Trent series: A Natural History of Dragons, The Tropic of Serpents, and Voyage of the Basilisk

M. THOMAS GAMMARINO will be reading from his new novel, King of the Worlds. He is the author of Jellyfish Dreams and Big in Japan, and is the winner of the 2013 Elliot Cades Award for Literature in Hawaii.

As usual the moderator will be Terry Bisson.

$10 – at the door / Cash bar
Proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum!

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books

The event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, San Francisco’s listener-supported, commercial-free internet-only
radio station.

The American Bookbinders Museum is located at 355 Clementina St., off of 5th St., between Howard and Folsom. There is NO access via 4th St. due to construction. There is street parking, or use the public parking garages at 3rd & Folsom, or at 5th & Market Convenient BART station is Powell Street — walk down 5th Street and turn left on Clementina. ABM is just down the alley way

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Podcast: Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

Did you miss our April event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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April Reading : Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

April 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on April Reading : Peter S. Beagle & Carter Scholz

Join SF in SF for a very special evening!

PETER S. BEAGLE & CARTER SCHOLZ

Sunday, April 17th

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

$10 at the door – all proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Signing and schmoozing follows, with books available for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books. Feel free to bring books from home for signatures.

PLEASE NOTE: if warranted, we will be enforcing a 3 books at a time policy; get 3 signed, then back in line. We will be ending the event by 9:30PM at the latest.

A cash bar will be open during the event. This also benefits the ABM. 21+ for all alcoholic beverages purchased, no exceptions.

Event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, with the program to be broadcast later — we’ll let you know when!

SF in SF is delighted to begin hosting events at one of San Francisco’s newest museum and event spaces. We have a chance to make a real difference in both our continuing even program, and to help support a cause very dear to the hearts of readers and booklovers everywhere! Please come and help show your love for the science fictional! Bring your friends!

ABOUT THE ABM:

The American Bookbinders Museum, an important library of equipment and archive materials on bookbinding in America, was founded by Tim James, a commercial bookbinder who became fascinated with the craft’s history. Learn more here!

The ABM is accessible by BART, MUNI – entrance is 355 Clementina, off of 5th Street between Howard & Folsom; there is no entrance off 4th Street due to construction. Street parking is free on Sunday. There is also a parking garage at 3rd & Folsom, and 5th & Mission.

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Podcast: Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory

March 30th, 2016 · Comments Off on Podcast: Hannu Rajaniemi & Daryl Gregory

Did you miss our March event? Fear not, you can listen to via the podcast below. Thanks SomaFM!

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