Brad Meltzer's got a rep as a writer of serious fictionlegal thrillers mostly, but also the new The Book of Fate, which deals with "a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle ancient Masonic symbols hidden in the street plan of Washington, D.C. and a 200-year-old secret code invented by Thomas Jefferson," says the jacket. It sells the thing like a C-SPANDa Vinci Code. But bet on this much: When the dude shows up at 7 p.m. Monday to Borders Books & Music, 10720 Preston Road, there'll be as many, if not more, folks there to get signed their latest issues of Justice League of America. Yuphe's a fanboy's fanboy, reinventing the DC Comics signature title by putting the gang back together (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) after blowing them apart in his epic Identity Crisis miniseries that rated as the comics industry's biggest event since, well, paper. Moms and dads might show to the signing, sure, but mostly to give their kids a lift. Call 214-363-1977.
Mon., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.