Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SF in SF Anime Night

Tomorrow is Anime Night at SF in SF, with a double feature of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Paprika. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, come down to the Variety Preview Room for a night of award-winning anime!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time stars Makoto, a girl who discovers she can literally leap through time, and each leap lands her closer to an even bigger discovery...

Paprika was cited as an influence for the hit film Inception. Doctor Atsko Chiba is a research psychologist developing technology to help patients by entering their dreams; but things begin to go wrong when she uses her invention outside of the research facility, helping patients as her alter-ego, Paprika.

SF in SF Movie night is Wednesday, June 15th (tomorrow night)
The Variety Preview Room Theatre is at 582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery, in the Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor; the entrance is between Quiznos and Citibank

Door open at 6, movie starts at 7
Popcorn is free and all proceeds from the cash bar to to Variety Children's Charity

First come, first seated!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Book Launches, Author Events, and Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

It's a hit! Here we have even more excellent reviews for The Uncertain Places.

From BoingBoing:

Goldstein fearlessly rubs the dreamlike logic of fairytales up against stark realism, and each one makes the other more real. The fairyland we visit from time to time has the perfect mix of terror and beauty, and the story rips along at such a pace that I finished it in a day and a half, at the expense of many prior commitments.

From Shelf Awareness:

Lisa Goldstein is back and at the top of her game.

Additionally, this Saturday June 11th, SF in SF is celebrating the launch of The Uncertain Places, as well as the launch of Nick Mamatas's two new books, Starve Better, a fun yet brutally honest guide for the career writer, and Sensation, the story of a woman who falls out of reality and into the Simulacrum.

Goldstein and Mamatas (a.k.a the Nihilistic Kid) will be reading from their books, followed by a Q&A. As always, doors and cash bar (all proceeds to Variety Children's Charity) open at 6, event begins at 7, so if you're in the San Francisco Bay Area--or just really committed to excellent reading--come on down!

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor - entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Friday, June 03, 2011

Sleight of Hand reviewed in The New York Times

This weekend, Sleight of Hand by Peter S. Beagle will be making a well-deserved appearance in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, but if you can't wait for the weekend, the review is already live on the site next to some other great genre titles:

Ever since his classic first novel, A Fine and Private Place, Beagle has displayed a talent not just for writing fantasy but for documenting the frailties and bittersweet qualities of human relationships. Fifty years later, Beagle’s new story collection, Sleight of Hand provides ample evidence that his powers of observation are still sharp.

Read the rest of the review.


Are you a follower of Sniffly Kitty's book blog? Well perhaps you should give it a look! May I suggest starting with this nice review of The Uncertain Places?:

I have been disappointed many times by lackluster fairy tale retellings, but this one was good, really good. I was enchanted from the moment I picked up the book until the moment I finished. It manages to capture that touch of fae which is at once serious and wild.

Read the rest of the review