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Eat! Read! Party! Holiday Event in San Diego!

Event date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 3:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego is pleased to offer visions of sugarplums and stocking stuffers at our Eat! Read! Party! Holiday Event on Saturday, December 7. Readers can mingle with a group of authors whose works meet a variety of genre (and gift giving opportunity) needs. Staff will be on-hand to make recommendations of books and creative gift items. Light holiday refreshments will be served, and most attendees will leave with a gift, including some great book selections from the 2013 Fantastic Firsts program!

Check out the books from our spotlighted participating authors below:

Alien Research (Alien Novels #8) By Gini Koch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756409432
Published: DAW - December 3rd, 2013

When rumors of a new super-drug surface, the FBI comes to Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini for help. It becomes quickly apparent that the drug is merely the tip of a deadly iceberg and a much more insidious plan is underway involving Titan Security, Gaultier Enterprises, and YatesCorp.

As newly discovered A-Cs and hybrids begin to surface, each with expanded and deadly talents, more and more signs point to a new evil genius who’s using the A-Cs and their enemies both as guinea pigs. Then Area 51 and the Dulce Science Center go silent while Alpha Team, Airborne, and most of the worldwide A-C Security team are there for training. And if that’s not bad enough, Centaurion Division is hit with more bad, and deadly, news: Chernobog the Ultimate, isn’t a hacker myth, he’s a real person -- and he’s on the bad guys’ side.

Now Kitty and company must find the real Dr. Feelgood and stop him or her before the latest version of Surcenthumain hits the streets and more people they love are harmed, or worse. But when the inconceivable happens, Kitty’s focused on two things only: reviving the ACE entity before their enemies realize Earth’s best protection isn’t actually active…and revenge.

About the Author

Gini Koch is a writer by night, and a career marketing professional and social media expert by day. She lives with her husband, daughter, and the pets that own them all. She’s pretty sure none of them are actually aliens.

A Fellow of Infinite Jest: A Luke Jones Novel By T.B. Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555717179
Published: Hellgate Press - December 1st, 2013

Unconventional police rookie Luke Jones is back to work after reluctantly killing a man he knew and liked in order to save the life of a partner he despises. Although labeled a hero by some, he's soon up to his old tricks-doggedly challenging authority in an organization with little tolerance for defiance, irritating peers and superiors alike by quoting Shakespeare at will, and refusing to back down when prudence dictates surrender. His latest challenge: San Diego is reeling from the horror of PSA 182, a Boeing 727 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 and crashed into the crowded neighborhood of North Park, killing 144 people. Now disaster lurks in two different parts of the city and Luke has to choose which situation needs his attention first. One choice could cost the life of a friend. The other could get him fired...or killed. 

About the Author

T.B. Smith served as a police officer for 27-years with the City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District Police Departments. He retired as a lieutenant in 2003, after being injured in an on-duty traffic accident. He's a graduate of San Diego State University, where he studied English Literature and creative writing. He currently lives in Ashland, Oregon. 

The Big Book of Word Play Crosswords: 100 Unique & Challenging Puzzles for Word Play Lovers By Richard Lederer, Gayle Dean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936863365
Published: Marion Street Press, LLC - May 24th, 2013

A rousing collection of crossword puzzles from humorist and wordplay expert Richard Lederer and award-winning puzzle constructor Gayle Dean, this book presents 100 original crossword puzzles that include amusing, witty, and highly challenging themes. The brain-teasing collection features palindromes, anagrams, puns, rhymes, bloopers, and jokes and allows readers to flex their crossword-solving muscles with weighty puzzle sections that include It's a Punderful Life, The Antics of Semantics, The Game Is the Name, and Letter-Perfect Puzzles. Each of the challenging puzzles designed to stretch wordplay skills includes an introduction from author Richard Lederer.

About the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of 40 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books, The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, American Trivia, Amazing Words, and Lederer on Language.  He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language.                  

Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Looking at Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner.  

Warriors (Druids Trilogy #3) By Barbara Galler-Smith, Josh Langston Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770530300
Published: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, - June 28th, 2013

The final book of the DRUIDS trilogy tells a tumultuous tale of the Druidic battle to save their tribes, to protect their children and to preserved their culture, as the brutal soldiers of Julius Caesar’s army invades their lands.
History is written by victors,
but the vanquished also have a powerful tale to tell.
In 57 BC the Druidic men and women of ancient Gaul banded together to battle against Julius Caesar’s campaign to rule the world.
Though the Gauls also faced hostile and bloody conflicts within their own tribes, they worked together to fight against the Roman invasion.
Remarkably, though war was an integral part of their everyday life, they found ways to celebrate their Druidic traditions and act on their most tender passions for life.

About the Author

Barb Galler-Smith is a member of Edmonton's Cult of Pain writers group, mentors a group of emerging writers called "the Scruffies" and is an editor for OnSpec magazine..