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We host monthly author events and films in San Francisco. Our author events are currently being held at the American Bookbinders Museum (http://www.bookbindersmuseum.org), at 355 Clementina St., and our films events are partnered with the Balboa Theatre (http://www.cinemasf.com) Since 2004 we've been featuring authors and films that focus on the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related literary genres. Previous guests include Cory Doctorow, Rudy Rucker, Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Lev Grossman, Cecelia Holland, Steven Gould, Robert J. Sawyer, Kage Baker, Mary Robinette Kowal, Carol Emshwiller, Kim Stanley Robinson, Laurie King, Ray Garton, Lisa Goldstein, Peter S. Beagle, William F. Nolan, Seanan McGuire, Roz Kaveney, John Shirley, Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Brian & Wendy Froud, and too many more to list here.

We ask for $10 at the door, benefiting the American Bookbinder Museum, as it helps to pay for our rental of the space - but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Authors read a selection from their work, and Q & A after the reading is moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books are for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books (http://www.borderlands-books.com), and booksigning and schmoozing closes out each evening. A great way to meet and chat up close with your favourite authors in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a cash bar - and debut novelists with SF in SF get a specialty cocktail made for Debut Novel Drink Night!

Film nights are often sneak previews of the latest hit, and we always raffle off some great schwag! The Balboa tickets are $8 - $15, depending on the show, and can often be purchased in advance to assure your seat. We often feature special invitations to other events around the Bay Area, and give away tickets to shows and films as well.

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The American Bookbinder Museum is at 355 Clementina Street; this is an alley off of 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Parking is street parking (free after 6PM), and there are parking garages one block away, with reasonable prices, at both 3rd & Folsom, and 5th & Mission.

We strongly suggest taking public transportation; why not?! Take BART to Powell or Montgomery and walk down two blocks.

Email: Any questions, just drop me a line at sfinsfevents@gmail.com. You can also sign up for our bimonthly newsletter about all SFFH stuff going on in the community.

Visit our website to learn more, at http://www.sfinsf.org

The American Bookbinders Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) in the State of California; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To learn more, visit their website at www.bookbindersmuseum.org

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This Sunday!!! Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix & Cecelia Holland

The American Bookbinders Museum


Join SF in SF and the American Bookbinders Museum Sunday, Jan. 20 KIM STANLEY ROBINSON HOWARD HENDRIX CECELIA HOLLAND Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by conversation and Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. $10 at the door $8 for students with valid high school or college ID card Doors and bar open at 6PM Event begins at 6:30PM Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books; feel free to bring titles from home for signing. Note: 3 books at a time, then back in line, please, so everyone has a chance to get their books signed Event podcasted, courtesy of SOMA FM, San Francisco's premier internet radio station. The American Bookbinders Museum 366 Clementina, off 5th St.,, between Howard & Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th St due to construction. All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KIM STANLEY ROBINSON is an American writer of science fiction. He has published 19 novels and many short stories but is best known for his Mars books. 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." HOWARD HENDRIX - Dr. Hendrix holds a Ph.D. and MA in English Literature from UC Riverside, and teaches at CSU Fresno, His novels Lightpaths, Standing Wave, Better Angels, and Empty Cities of the Full Moon are available on Audible.com. The Labyrinth Key, and The Spears of God were published by Ballantine Del Rey. Howard is a prolific short fiction writer, with the collection Human in the Circuit/Depth of Perception available from Borgo Press. His work appears in anthologies and in magazines, particularly in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, where he serves as a recurring guest editorialist. Dr. Hendrix served as Western Regional Director and two-term Vice President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. CECELIA HOLLAND is an American historical fiction author, also well-known for her science fiction novel, Floating Worlds. Her first novel, The Firedrake, was published in 1966, and Holland has been a full-time professional writer ever since. Her character-driven plots, scrupulously researched, are often developed from the viewpoint of a male protagonist. With plenty of action (her battle scenes are noteworthy for their bottom-up viewpoint and understated verisimilitude), her work focuses primarily on the life of the mind—whatever that might mean in a particular culture—and especially on politics, in the broadest sense, whatever politics might be in a monarchical, feudal or tribal society. Holland lives in rural Humboldt County, CA. For ten years, Holland taught creative writing classes at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, CA. She was visiting professor of English at Connecticut College in 1979. Holland was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981–1982. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since 2004, SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Hosted by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Laurie King, Nancy Kress, Lev Grossman, Samuel R. Delany, Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Cory Doctorow, Peter S. Beagle, and many others. We hope you will join us! For more information, please contact Rina at [masked]

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