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Shannon Messenger


Lodestar cover


Shannon Messenger

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Lodestar (Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5)



We're thrilled to welcome Shannon Messenger back to Kepler's with Lodestar, the thrilling fifth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series in which dark schemes unfold and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit.
Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc. The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when shes warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act. A mysterious symbol could be the key if only she knew how to translate it.

Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her worlds underbelly and the Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Credit: Ellen J. Rogers



PREMIER EVENT: Warren Ellis in conversation with Robin Sloan

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets


“A Drop of Whiskey with Warren Ellis”

Come join us for a drink with the award-winning writer Warren Ellis to celebrate the publication of his thrilling new book, Normal. After futurist Adam Dearden has a nervous breakdown in Rotterdam, he’s brought to a secluded recovery center in rural Oregon. As someone who stares into the abyss for a living, Adam sees things that other cannot. As he finds himself caught between factions at Normal Head Research Station, strange events start to overtake even the people who job is to predict the future. This crackling horror story was originally published as four digital originals and is collected in print here for the first time. Come join us for a very rare, very limited event with one of the genre’s rarest talents.

Each ticket includes one seat at the event, one copy of Normal, one beverage, and a place in the signing line. The author will sign his prose novels, but no graphic novels or memorabilia.

Robin Sloan is the author of the best-selling novel Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. He splits his time between San Francisco and the internet. 

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of the new novella Normal, as well as the bestselling novels Gun Machineand Crooked Little Vein and the short story “Dead Pig Collector,” which was read by Wil Wheaton for the audiobook. He publishes two very weird newsletters, Morning Computer and Orbital Operations, which give fans insight into his working process. Readers also know him from graphic novels like TransmetropolitanFellGlobal Frequency and Planetary, as well as the movies Red and Iron Man 3, which were adapted from his works. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of cities. A documentary about his work, Captured Ghosts, was released in 2012. He lives on the southeast coast of England, way out on the Thames Delta.

Read the review from Kirkus HERE

Credit: Gordon Whiting


A Special Evening Edition of In Deep with Angie Coiro featuring Cleve Jones

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:30  p.m. 

When We Rise: Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS, and My Life in the Movement



From longtime activist Cleve Jones comes a sweeping, beautifully written memoir about a full and remarkable American life. Jones brings to life the magnetic spell cast by 1970's San Francisco, the drama and heartbreak of the AIDS crisis and the vibrant generation of gay men lost to it, and his activist work on labor, immigration, and gay rights, which continues today.


Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. As did thousands of young gay people, Jones moved to San Francisco in the early ’70s, nearly penniless, finding a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual liberation. Jones met lovers, developed intense friendships, and found his calling in “the movement.”


Jones dove into politics and activism, taking an internship in the office of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who became Jones’ mentor before his murder in 1978. With the advent of the AIDS crisis in the early ’80s, Jones emerged as one of the gay community’s most outspoken leaders. He co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and, later, the AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the largest public art projects in history.