Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- Saturday

On Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April  23, Mysterious Galaxy will be hosting dozens of authors in our booth on the grounds of USC University Park Campus as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mysterious Galaxy’s booth location is Booth #368.

Stay tuned to this web calendar page for the most up to date information on our LATFB activities and spotlight authors. Our current signing schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.

Signing etiquette:  Attendees are limited to no more than three books at a time per author, and no more than six books per author total.  
** Some authors may have less availability – see staff for details.
Please purchase your books prior to author signature.

Giveaways: We have some great gifts with purchase available during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Ask a staff member for details.

For more information about the Festival, directions, and more, visit the official web site: LA Times Festival of Books Website.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Event address: 
USC Campus
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Star Wars Join the Resistance: (book 1) Cover Image
By Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Annie Wu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781484704844
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - March 7th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 10:00 AM. 

MATTIS BANZ knows that he's meant to be a hero of the galaxy like the legendary Luke Skywalker, and when General Leia Organa's Resistance recruits him to join its efforts against the evil First Order, he finally has a chance to fulfill his destiny. But the rest of his squadron doesn't seem very promising. Sure, there's the Zeltron girl Lorica, famous for her exploits foiling evil smugglers, but there's also the swamp boy named Dec, who seems to enjoy causing trouble; Dec's "brother," a droid who thinks he's a pilot; Sari, whose imposing size contradicts her sweet nature; and Jo , the stuffy group leader with secrets. How is Mattis supposed to be the next Poe Dameron when he and his squad mates spend more time in trouble than flying X-wings? The team will have to learn how to work together when the going gets tough, or they won't be going anywhere. . . .

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062569400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - March 14th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 11:00 AM. 

Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera--the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765391421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 10th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 11:00 AM. 

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day is a new standalone urban fantasy novella from New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire.

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Crazy Blood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250119865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 4th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 11:00 AM. 

Combining exquisite writing with breathtaking scenes of high stakes skiing, Crazy Blood is an unforgettable story of two brothers on a ruthless quest for supremacy.

Heroine Complex Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756410841
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daw Books - July 5th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 11:00 AM. 

Asian-American superheroines Evie Tanaka and Aveda Jupiter protect San Francisco from perilous threats in the first book in Sarah Kuhn's snarky and smart fantasy trilogy - "The superheroine we've been waiting for." --Seanan McGuire 

Murder on the Quai (Aimee Leduc Investigations #16) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616956783
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - June 14th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 noon. 

The world knows Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic, no-nonsense detective--the toughest and most relentless in the City of Lights. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first came to inherit Leduc Detective . . . 

The Logan Triad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943402588
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Published: Down & Out Books - February 27th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 noon. 

​​​​​​​Sometimes those who do terrible things to good people slip through the cracks. That’s where Logan comes in. He tracks down the guilty and holds them accountable. He specializes in those who mistreat women and children. He works with a team of three young crimefighters who’ve benefited from his efforts. And none of the four is above letting a little thing like the law get in his or her way.

The Neon Lights Are Veins Cover Image
ISBN: 9788293326984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 280 Steps - January 17th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 noon. 

The Neon Lights Are Veins is a cocktail mix of Hubert Selby Jr., Jay McInerney and Josh Stallings, with "L.A. Woman" playing in the background.

Moon Chosen: Tales of a New World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250100726
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 18th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM.

#1 New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series, P.C. Cast, brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty

Banana Cream Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries #21) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617732201
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - February 28th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM.

A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen's marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed's homecoming won't be as sweet as she anticipated . . . 

Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Phoebe & Her Unicorn) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449483579
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 28th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM.

Time flies in this fifth volume of Dana Simpson's Phoebe and Her Unicorn Follow the lovable duo as they experience somewhat-spooky Halloween parties, ecstatic snow days, and looming summer reading assignments. Although the journey of growing up can sometimes be difficult, along the way Phoebe and Marigold discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting--their one of a kind friendship.

Darktown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501133862
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Published: Atria Books - September 13th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 2:00 PM.

The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today's headlines. 

Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101984956
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Published: Dutton Books - November 15th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 2:00 PM.

The movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the spotlight on Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonald's. But what about his wife Joan, the woman who became famous for giving away his fortune? Lisa Napoli tells the fascinating story behind the historic couple.

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Passing Strange Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765389527
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 24th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 5:00 PM.

Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages.

Not Your Sidekick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945053030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duet - August 5th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 5:00 PM.

Welcome to Andover, where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, whom Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

Return of the Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 2 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681622583
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turner - November 1st, 2016

Signing Booth #368 5:00 PM.

Reaching the surface was just the beginning.

Soupy Leaves Home Cover Image
By Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616554316
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Published: Dark Horse Books - May 2nd, 2017

Signing Booth #368 5:00 PM.

Set in 1932, this is the story of two misfits with no place to call home, who build a relationship during a train hopping journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California. 

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The Collapsing Empire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765388889
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Published: Tor Books - March 21st, 2017

Signing Booth #368 3:00 PM.

Our universe is ruled by physics and faster than light travel is not possible -- until the discovery of The Flow, an extra-dimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transport us to other worlds, around other stars.

Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war -- and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

The Flow is eternal -- but it is not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well, cutting off worlds from the rest of humanity. When it's discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from faster than light travel forever, three individuals -- a scientist, a starship captain and the Empress of the Interdependency -- are in a race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.

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