This week I'm doing appearances in the UK to launch The Nightmare Stacks—and can I take this opportunity to plug my local Edinburgh SF specialist bookstore, Transreal Fiction, who can supply signed copies of my work all year round?—but on June 27th I'm off to the USA for a few weeks in Portland and the Bay Area.
Here's what I'm getting up to:
I'm arriving in Portland on Tuesday the 28th, and will be hanging out in Green Dragon from about 7pm, a real ale pub. (Note that I'll be leaving no later than 10:30, possibly a bit earlier.) This is in order to get onto local time because bright lights and conversation are really helpful for dealing with jet lag. All welcome! (Location to come.)
On Thursday the 30th, at 7:30pm I'll be reading and signing "The Nightmare Stacks" at Powell's City of Books (and you can order signed copies for mailing after the event if you're not able to be there). Note that I'm doing this at the big downtown mothership, not one of the outlying branches.
From Friday 1st to Monday 4th I'm appearing as a special guest at Westercon 69, a big-ass SF convention, at the Portland Doubletree hotel, along with John Scalzi, Theresa Mather, David Levine, and various others. If you're attending the convention, check the program book for my up-to-the-minute itinerary.
(From the 5th to the 8th my wife and I will be driving from Portland to the Bay Area. Yes, we've done it before. This time we're not going to try and do the coastal highway in a Lincoln Town Car. Nor do we plan on hitting any bears.)
On Saturday the 9th I'll be appearing at Writers with Drinks in San Francisco at The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., from 7:30pm.
On Sunday the 10th I'll be reading and signing at Borderlands Books, at 866 Valencia Street, from 3:00pm.
On Friday the 15th I'm doing a reading and signing at Copperfield's Books (140 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA 94952) from 7pm.
On Monday the 18th I'm doing a (sorry, Google employees only—not open to the public) reading and signing at Google HQ in Mountain View from 1-2pm.
Sorry, but I won't be making any appearances in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, or anywhere else on this trip. It was actually meant to be just WesterCon and my summer vacation, only things got a bit out of hand: it's not an official signing tour as such, and once I get home I have a stack of deadlines to deal with, so keeping a few days back for R&R is important.