Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm: Open July 4th!

SF in SF with Juliette Wade, Tiffany Trent, and Mike Chen

Please join us for an evening of reading and conversation with authors Juliette Wade, Tiffany Trent, and Mike Chen, in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson.

Juliette Wade’s first novel, Mazes of Power, is just out from Daw; a work of sociological science fiction, it follows a deadly battle for succession in a world where brother is pitted against brother in a singular chance to win power and influence. Wade’s short fiction has been published in Analog, Clarkesworld, and Fantasy & Science Fiction magazines, and she runs the popular Dive into Worldbuilding video series and blog. With a B.A. in Japanese, an M.A. in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Education, Wade has spent time living in France and Japan. Now she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her Australian husband and two teenage boys.

Tiffany Trent is the author of The Unnaturalists and The Tinker King, and of the Hallowmere series. Her short stories have appeared in Clockwork Cairo, Willful Impropriety, After the Fall, and others. With Stephanie Burgis she is the editor of the Locus Award finalist for Best Anthology, The Underwater Ballroom Society. Trent teaches creative writing in the online MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University. She lives with her husband and two awesome kids, and geeks out over beekeeping, suburban homesteading, weird science, pie, and martial arts.

Mike Chen‘s new novel A Beginning at the End, is set among people struggling to survive and connect in post-pandemic San Francisco; his first book, Here and Now and Then, followed a time-traveling secret agent–and father–torn between a life in the future and one in the past. In addition to writing fiction, Chen has been a tech writer, Word Press developer, and sports journalist. He lives in the Bay Area with his family, and is ready to explain why Jean-Luc Picard is the greatest human in real or fictional history.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 6:30 pm. As always, Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ works for sale.

American Bookbinders Museum

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