Friday, March 13, 2009

SF in SF - Frank Robinson and
James Rollins / James Clemens

Presented by Tachyon Publications
A FREE monthly SF/F author reading series

Science Fiction. San Francisco. A Perfect Fit.



Saturday March 14th

Lounge/cash bar opens at 6:00PM
7:00 PM readings

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Building
582 Market St. @ 2nd & Montgomery, SF
Entrance is between Citibank & Quiznos

Phone (night of event) 415-572-1015
Questions? Email us at

You should know Frank Robinson, even if you don't. It's really a special treat to have him with us for SF in SF, so make plans to join us. With ahead of the curve thrillers like The Glass Inferno (aka, The Towering Inferno film), The Gold Crew (basically, Hunt for Red October BEFORE Tom Clancy), and classic SF like Waiting, The Power, Death of A Marionette and The Dark Beyond The Stars to his credit, not to mention three years of being the Playboy Advisor for Playboy under his belt, the notable reference books Pulp Culture and Science Fiction of the 20th Century on everyone's shelf, and THE most comprehensive collection of original pulps ANYONE in the world has, believe me, he's worth meeting.

He tells the story better than me, so check out for the whole story on Frank Robinson, as told by Frank Robinson. It's a story in itself. (Well, he's a writer, and I'm not!)

And, while it's bittersweet, certainly, it's here that you'll read about Frank's experience with the making of the movie "Milk." As Frank was Harvey Milk's speechwriter back in the day, it's damned interesting. We had a great time spotting him in the movie and applauding him! Visit Frank's website.


So, you can take your pick. The author, James Clemens, was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1961. Raised in the Midwest and rural Canada, he attended the University of Missouri, graduating with a degree in veterinary medicine. He settled in California, due to one especially icy Midwestern winter, establishing his vet practice in Sacramento, CA. Wit'ch Fire was his first novel, translated into a dozen languages worldwide; followed by Witch'Storm, Witch'War, Witch'Gate, and Witch'Star. Shadowfall; Book One of the God Slayer Chronicles and Hinterland, Book Two are his latest novels, introducing a new world, new magik, new adventure.
Or you can read about...James Rollins, currently the Co-President of the International Thriller Writers, Inc. In 2005, Jim helped to create ITW to recognize and promote the thriller genre, provide opportunities for mentoring, education, and collegiality among authors and industry professionals, and to grant awards for excellence in the genre.

Translated in over 33 countries, James Rollins' thrillers build high-octane adventures on a solid science foundation, and, juxtaposing the familiar with the exotic, turbo-charge the tales with suspense. The NY Times bestselling author of five Sigma Force thrillers (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, and The Last Oracle), the novelization of Lucasfilm's latest blockbuster movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and five individual adventure thrillers, his latest is The Doomsday Key, his twelfth thriller, due out in June '09. His first young adult adventure, Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, will be available May, 2009. (We'd love to find out how he finds the time for all of this :) Visit James's website.

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A from the audience moderated by author Terry Bisson

Authors will schmooze & sign books after in the lounge
Books available for sale (courtesy of Borderlands Books)
Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.
Bar proceeds benefit Variety Childrens Charity - learn more at

We REALLY encourage you to take BART into the City, or use MUNI to get here - we are less than 1/2 block away from the Montgomery St. station. Trust us - you don’t want to be looking for parking and be late for the events! Check out Trip Planner to plan your trip!


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