Hardcover Bestsellers

Sharing MG's Bestsellers for January 2016! 

Our customers' favorite choices in SF, Fantasy, Mystery, and Horror!

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316342513
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Published: Little Brown and Company - January 19th, 2016

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062366207
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 26th, 2016

Local author Kali joins teen horror subgenre authors like Gretchen McNeal, Kendare Blake, and Dan Wells with this strong debut. 17-year-old Breezy discovers a world of monsters when she awakens in her grave a year after her murder, with no clear memories of her own death, but the power to sense darkness in others – specifically those who have killed with intent – and mete out a vigilante justice of her own. Breezy has no interest in existing as a monster; she longs for a return to her time with her parents, sisters, and best girlfriend. Her search for information and assistance takes her down many a dark byway, as she encounters more monsters among both the human and non-human populace. Breezy’s struggle to define the terms of her unlife makes for a rewarding read, and there are some truly scary monsters to boot. – Maryelizabeth


$25.99
ISBN: 9780765379948
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

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Once Upon A Time a girl spoke with the birds, and a boy-genius built a wrist watch that could turn back time. Broken and outcast, they met and fell in love, aliens not from other worlds but from society, and more importantly, aliens within their own skins. So begins the journey of Patricia and Laurence, who respectively join tribes of witches and scientists bent on stopping global extinction. Science and Magic have different ideas of what salvation means, and the war between them may destroy all they hope to save. As they grow into their skins, so too grow their powers.  Patricia, healer, shape-shifter and sometimes assassin harnesses the power of nature. Laurence develops inter-dimensional quantum tunneling, with the hope of implementing the “10 percent solution,” to send refugees to an alternate reality.  Burning in the ashes of this apocalyptic story are hot coals of profound philosophy and keen observations about humanity, conveyed with Anders’ perfect-pitch ear for dialog, wit and flashes of absurdity. Fans of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians will love this debut novel by the managing editor of io9. – R.J. Crowther Jr.


$27.99
ISBN: 9780765378576
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

$27.95
ISBN: 9780451466808
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Published: Roc - September 29th, 2015

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780765379184
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Published: Tor Books - November 3rd, 2015

Made to Kill is a hard-boiled, pulp SF thriller with Ray Electromatic, the last sentient robot, cast as an analog Philip Marlowe, who solves cases by day and turns hitman at night, when his memory tape gets switched by his boss, a chain-smoking supercomputer named Ada. Rip off your E-ticket and take this thrill ride, filled with black comedy, sultry femmes fatales, Soviet spiesand secret weapons of mind control.  At stake is nothing less than the American Dream, cast in false light upon a silver screen. I loved the way Christopher took the retro SF tropes and filtered them through the lens of Raymond Chandler, parodying Chandler’s language and gritty noir style while capturing its essence in his weird comic love note. The odd choice of setting the book in alt-’65, despite the fact that everything but the date screams 1940s, makes cold war fears and McCarthyism's chilling effect on Hollywood the real boogeymen of the story. As Ray hurtles down the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, the grit and glitter blow back from existential themes of moral culpability and identity, making this pulp fiction a worthy read. – R. J. Crowther Jr.

What I found most interesting about the whole book is the comment from the author as to when asked what "lost manuscript" by a dead author would he like to have been found, he said Raymond Chandler.  And then the "what if" part-what if it was a sci-fi novel, even though it was known that Chandler didn't care for SF. This made reading the novel even more interesting to me. – Linda Tonnesen

 

— Rob C. and Linda T.

 


$18.99
ISBN: 9780385744126
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 12th, 2016

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780553520705
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2016

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781101967324
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 12th, 2016

$25.99
ISBN: 9780765377029
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2015

Our January 2016 Fantastic Firsts Pick!