Books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Our online store offers a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, or via downloadable audio, and many more available for special order!

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781681191812
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - February 13th, 2018

New Mexico has a reputation as the home state to a significant number of human / alien encounters, but none may be as strange or heart-wrenching as the encounter between extraterrestrial Luz and the Vasquez children. Hank, Ana, and Milo and their mother, Maggie, are preparing to navigate the unfamiliar territory of their first summer without the kids’ father as part of the family when Luz enters their lives. Luz interprets the three children as discrete parts of a single entity, and observes the world through their senses – semi-appropriating and enhancing their perceptions through their hands, eyes, and ears, respectively. Leah’s story intertwines multiple perspectives in a moving tale of family, loss, and recovery. – Maryelizabeth


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781608092871
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 5th, 2017

This is the fourth in the Rick Cahill P.I. series and, for me, the most emotionally-charged. Rick investigates two cases, both involving loved ones, so already, you know there’s a lot at stake. One case involves Kim, his ex-girlfriend, who hires Rick to confirm her suspicions that her husband is having an affair. The other dredges up Rick’s long-suppressed shame of his deceased father, a disgraced cop, when a safe is discovered in his childhood home. The two storylines weave together flawlessly. Kim’s case takes Rick into shady real estate deals and, eventually, murder. His personal crusade to uncover the truth about his father leads to a 20-year-old cold case. Rick struggles between his need to see justice served and the fear of what he’ll discover about his own flesh and blood. Coyle skillfully breaks up the thrilling action with more introspective moments, resulting in a topnotch read. – Sarah


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ISBN: 9781620104415
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - October 31st, 2017

New Zealand author and illustrator O’Neill’s (Princess Princess Ever After) Tea Dragon Society web comic is now a gentle and beautiful book about appreciating and valuing craft. Greta is following in the career path of her blacksmith mother, but has time to pursue the charming but delicate vocation of caring for tea dragons, who produce tea leaves along with their scales. The patient teamerchant, Hesekiel, along with his spouse, adventurer-cum-gardener Erik, and their mysterious foster daughter, Minette, share their story and care throughout the seasons with Greta. Highly recommended for fantasy and tea fans! – Maryelizabeth


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062652850
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 27th, 2018

Granted, I was predisposed to like this before I cracked the cover. “An action-packed tale full of romance, royalty, and adventure, inspired by the story of Anastasia” is right up my alley! But Ashley applies the same geeky insights and charm that made Geekerella a fun update to the tale, with plenty of scoundrels, rogues, and charmers to root for … carefully, with an eye on one’s valuables, and a protagonist whose most interesting trait is not that she may be space royalty. – Maryelizabeth

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426011
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

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A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765399113
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Published: Tor Books - October 31st, 2017

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062354341
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Published: Harper - July 11th, 2017

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316225984
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Published: Little Brown and Company - July 18th, 2017

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062389923
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 20th, 2018

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781501176845
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017