New Books On Sale Tuesday, February 6

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday February 6th.                     

Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)    

MG's curated list of books entering the Galaxy in February 2018 is available via pdf at the bottom of this web page.                  

Happy Reading!                      

Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
The Gone World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399167508
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 6th, 2018

Don't miss Tom Sweterlitsch at Mysterious Galaxy on February 12th!

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family--and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra--a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence.

 

Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

 

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.


Tempests and Slaughter (the Numair Chronicles, Book One) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780375847110
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm's most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness--and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the "leftover prince" with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram's heart, Arram realizes that one day --soon--he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

 

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom's future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.


Aliens Abroad Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780756412838
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Daw Books - February 6th, 2018

 

Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in the Alien novels, as Katherine "Kitty" Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. - "Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure." --RT Reviews

 

With the human population growing and alien refugees pouring in from around the galaxy, Earth is becoming too overcrowded to sustain itself--and the solar system is filling up with the alien overflow. Advanced technology from the Alpha Centauri and Vatusan systems offers one possible solution. It's time to explore new planets and see if any uninhabited ones can be claimed.

 

The President and First Lady, aka Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, aren't supposed to be on this mission, but what looks like a snafu during a political photo op on the newly christened Distant Voyager spaceship turns out to be a call for help from a planet that might be Earth's salvation...or its destruction.

 

The discovery of a world at the opposite end of the galaxy that seems like it could be a twin to Earth creates the usual issues for Kitty & Company. It also raises questions of Z'porrah and Ancient influence--not to mention cloning, the multiverse, and, scariest of all, whether or not the Black Hole Universe Police are starting to take too much of an interest in this particular universe.


Etched in Bone Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451474506
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roc - February 6th, 2018

Return to the realm of the Others, where shapeshifters and vampires roam, in the powerful conclusion to blood prophet Meg Corbyn and shapeshifter Simon Wolfgard's story arc in the fifth book in theNew York Times bestselling series, now in paperback.

 

After the Elders cleansed and reclaimed many human towns, Lakeside Courtyard emerged relatively unscathed. Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must still work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery's shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

 

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end--with her standing beside a grave...


Beast in View Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681990361
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soho Syndicate - February 6th, 2018

Hailed as one of the greatest psychological mysteries ever written and winner of the 1956 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel, Beast in View remains as freshly sinister today as the day it was first published. 

Thirty-year-old Helen Clarvoe is scared and all alone. The heiress of a small fortune, she is resented by her mother and, to a lesser degree, her brother. The only person who seemingly cares for her is the family's attorney, Paul Blackshear. A shut-in, Helen maintains her residence in an upscale hotel downtown.

 

But passive-aggressive resentment isn't the only thing hounding Helen Clarvoe. A string of bizarre and sometimes threatening prank phone calls has upended her spinster's routine. Increasingly threatened, she turns to a reluctant Mr. Blackshear to get to the bottom of these strange calls. Blackshear is doubtful of their seriousness but he quickly realizes that he is in the midst of something far more sinister than he thought possible. As he unravels the mystery of the calls the identity behind them slowly emerges, predatory and treacherous.


Moonshine Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780857667342
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Angry Robot - February 6th, 2018

Daisy's starting a new job and stylish city life, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image. 

In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a warped version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl - stylish, educated and independent - keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.

 

Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer - even if it means revealing the grim source of her occult powers.


1637: The Volga Rules Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781481483032
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Baen - February 6th, 2018

It's been five years since a cosmic incident known as The Ring of Fire transported the modern day town of Grantville, West Virginia, through time and space to 17th century Europe. The course of world history has been forever altered. And Mother Russia is no exception.

 

Inspired by the American up-timers' radical notion that all people are created equal, Russian serfs are rebelling. The entire village of Poltz, led by blacksmith Stefan Andreevich, pulls up stakes to make a run for freedom.

 

Meanwhile, Czar Mikhail has escaped house arrest, with the aid of up-time car mechanic Bernie Zeppi, his Russian associates--and a zeppelin. The czar makes his way to the village of Ufa. There he intends to set up a government-in-exile. It is to Ufa that the serfs of Poltz are heading, as well.

 

The path is dangerous--for the serfs as well as the czar. They face great distances and highwaymen. But the worst threat are those in the aristocracy who seek to crush the serfs and execute the czar in a bid to drive any hope for Russian freedom under their Parisian-crafted boot heels. But the Russians of 1637 have taken inspiration from their up-timer counterparts. And it could be that a new wind of liberty is about to blow three centuries early--and change Mother Russia forever.


Into the Fire Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101887349
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Del Rey Books - February 6th, 2018

Ky beats sabotage, betrayal, and the unforgiving elements to lead a ragtag group of crash survivors to safety on a remote arctic island. And she cheats death after uncovering secrets someone is hell-bent on protecting. But the worst is far from over when Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet's government itself.

 

With their base of operations breached, the plotters have no choice but to gamble everything on an audacious throw of the dice. Even so, the odds are stacked against Ky. When her official report on the crash and its aftermath goes missing--along with the men and women she rescued--Ky realizes that her mysterious enemies are more powerful and dangerous than she imagined.

 

Now, targeted by faceless assassins, Ky and her family--along with her fiance, Rafe--must battle to reclaim the upper hand and unmask the lethal cabal closing in on them with murderous intent.


Mission to Methone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781481483056
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Baen - February 6th, 2018

The year is 2065 and an accidental encounter in space leads to the discovery that we are not alone in the universe--and that our continued existence as a species may be in jeopardy.

 

Chris Holt, working in his office at the Space Resources Corporation, discovers that one of the asteroids he is surveying for mining is actually not an asteroid at all but a derelict spaceship. The word gets out and soon the world's powers are competing to explore and claim for themselves the secrets that it holds.

 

What they don't know is that across the galaxy, a war has been underway for millennia. A war between alien civilizations that have very different ideas about what should be done about emerging spacefaring civilizations like our own. The artificial intelligence resident in the derelict Holt discovered has been in our solar system since before the dawn of human civilization, watching, waiting and keeping quiet lest the interstellar war return and wipe out the sentient race that now resides there--humanity.

 

And that war might soon be again coming to our front door. The truth can only be discovered on Methone, a tiny, egg-shaped moon of the planet Saturn. Who will get there first? And will it be in time?


Paris Adrift Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781781085936
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Solaris - February 6th, 2018

Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. She falls in with the eclectic expat community as a bartender at the notorious Millie's, located next to the Moulin Rouge. Here she meets Gabriela, a bartender who guides her through this strange nocturnal world, and begins to find a new family. But Millie's is not all that it seems: a bird warns Hallie to get her feathers in order, a mysterious woman shows up claiming to be a chronometrist, and Gabriela is inexplicably unable to leave Paris. Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Over the next nine months, irate customers will be the least of her concerns, as she navigates time-faring through the city's turbulent past and future, falling in love, and coming to terms with her own precarious sense of self.


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Semiosis Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765391353
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - February 6th, 2018

Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance iSemiosischaracter driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke.

Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they'll have to survive on the one they found. They don't realize another life form watches...and waits...

Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools.


Child of a Mad God: A Tale of the Coven Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765395276
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tom Doherty Associates - February 6th, 2018

From R. A. Salvatore, the legendary creator of Drizzt Do'Urden, comes the start of abrand new epic journey.

When Aoelyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home.

The only hopefor achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe's coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoelyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price. Not only has her abilities caught the eye of the brutish warlord that leads the tribe, but the demon of the mountain hunts all who wield the Coven's power, and Aoelyn's talent has made her a beacon in the night.


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The Bone Witch Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492652786
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - February 1st, 2018

n the captivating start to the darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price...

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there's anything I've learned from him in the years since, it's that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!


The Fast and the Furriest Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101991220
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley Books - February 6th, 2018

Sarah Grayson and her trusty companion, Elvis, race to tail the right suspects in the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.

 

Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items, in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac--or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis.

 

Mac's life before North Harbor has always been a little bit mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah--and Elvis--know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisker.