Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff sign in San Diego

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This dynamic Aussie Duo is coming back to the Galaxy, and we are incredibly excited to be welcoming them for a candlelight celebration of the third and final installment of The Illuminae Files, Obsidio.  In this exciting conclusion “ a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.” Their award winning series is known for its quirky sense of humor and fast-paced plot that sucks you in. New York Times bestselling author of Uglies and Zeroes, Scott Westerfeld, sums it up perfectly, “An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills, told with eccentric aplomb. Illuminae is both the weirdest and most heartfelt thing you’ll read this year.” Joining us as guest host will be store friend and New York Times Best-Selling author Kiersten White. Kiersten has written a great range of books, her most recent being The Conqueror’s Saga.    

 

Tickets available now!

 

How to order books & tickets:

This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of Obsidio from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but to receive a ticket, all books must be paid in full.

Online orders:

1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.

2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout. 

3) All online orders must be submitted by 12:00pm March 21st for your book to be personalized.


You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day the book is released, March 13th, 2018.

Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Obsidio (Illuminae Files #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780553499193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome."

 

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza--but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys--an old flame from Asha's past--reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.


Gemina (Illuminae Files #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553499186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 16th, 2018

New York Times Bestseller

 

Now in paperback, the second edge-of-your-seat installment in the New York Times bestselling series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome" by reviewers.

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. 
Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. 
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren't just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia--and possibly the known universe--is in their hands.
But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.


Illuminae (Illuminae Files #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553499148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

"It certainly filled the Battlestar Galactica-shaped hole in my heart." --Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of The Red Queen

Read the New York Times bestselling blockbuster that critics are calling "out-of-this-world awesome." The first in an epic sci-fi series unlike anything else out there. 
Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she'd ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. 
But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra. 
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents--including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more--Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. 


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And I Darken Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780553522341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - May 30th, 2017

This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO's Game of Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story's atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine. Fans of Victoria Aveyard's THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won't want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in the And I Darken series.

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who's expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he's made a true friend--and Lada wonders if she's finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against--and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.


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