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Mysterious Galaxy 20th Birthday Bash Celebration in San Diego

Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:00am

On Saturday, May 8, 1993, a new store opened in Clairemont Square, dedicated to the staff’s passion for books of “Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem.”  Today, twenty years later, that passion continues. We invite you to join us on Saturday, May 11, for our annual all-day celebration, featuring some fantastic spotlight authors, special bargains, and, of course, cake!  

Previously announced Legacy Author Janice Steinberg will be with us in spirit, but not in person, due to an unexpected conflict.

Our 3:30 PM Author Spotlight will be on Eoin Coifer, author of The Reluctant Assassin. The signing with Eoin Colfer will be a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are available with purchase of The Reluctant Assassin from Mysterious Galaxy, on sale beginning Tuesday, May 7th, at 10AM.   

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are handled after the event. Instead, please call the store and purchase the book over the phone on or after the on-sale date. 

WARP Book 1 The Reluctant Assassin (WARP, Book 1) Cover Image
$19.79
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781423161622
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

 

3:30 PM : Spotlight on Eoin Colfer 

Eoin Colfer signs W.A.R.P. Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin

We conclude our gala celebration with the best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, as well as adult novels Plugged, Screwed, and And Another Thing… and for Whovians, Doctor Who: A Big Hand for the Doctor
ebook, Eoin Colfer. Publishers Weekly enthusiastically noted: “Readers
mourning the end of the Artemis Fowl series can take heart: this first
book in the time-bending W.A.R.P. series is an all-out blast. And its
stars are every bit as dynamic as Artemis and Holly. Colfer blends
grisly moments of horror, sharply funny dialogue, science fiction
spectacle, and characters with depth to create a story that strikes the
ideal balance between escapist fun and thoughtful commentary on the ways
history, both personal and global, can shape a person.” Numbers for the
signing line are free with the purchase of The Reluctant Assassin from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 7th.

 


To Brie or Not To Brie (Cheese Shop Mystery #4) Cover Image
$8.79
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9780425255544
Published: Berkley - February 5th, 2013

10:00 AM: Spotlight on Cozy Mysteries  

Avery Aames signs To Brie or Not to Brie 

In To Brie or Not To Brie,
the fifth book in Avery Aames’ Cheese Shop Mystery Series, Charlotte
Bessette is planning her best friend’s wedding. But when a body turns up
in the freezer, it looks like the blueberry brie ice cream Charlotte
created isn’t the only thing on ice. 


Alien in the House (Alien Novels #7) Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780756407575
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: DAW - May 7th, 2013

11:00 AM : Spotlight on Fantastic Arizona Authors 

Gini Koch signs Alien in the House 

Publishers Weekly described Alien in the House,
“the variously dark and cheerful seventh installment of Gini Koch’s
Alien series” as a “crowd-pleaser.” Human Kitty Katt-Martini and alien
hubby Jeff juggle parenting and ambassadorial responsibilities amid
assassination attempts and a broader-ranging enemy attack. The prolific
author’s works as G.J. Koch, Jemma Chase, and Anita Ensal (among others)
are also available, many in ebook form via our website. 


The Folded World (Star Trek: The Original Series) Cover Image
$10.99
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781476702827
Published: Pocket Books/Star Trek - April 30th, 2013

11:00 AM : Spotlight on Fantastic Arizona Authors 


Follow Her Home (Juniper Song Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$35.99
ISBN: 9781250009623
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Minotaur Books - April 16th, 2013

Noon: Spotlight on Mystery & Suspense 

Steph Cha signs Follow Her Home 

Steph Cha’s Follow Her Home
is one of Mysterious Galaxy’s Fantastic Firsts mystery selections.
Young Korean-American LA resident Juniper Song is a Philip Marlowe
enthusiast who accepts her friend’s request to look into the possibility
his father is having an affair. Juniper’s modern sensibility combined
with the traditional noir elements make this a debut to watch from the
“Avid reader, sometime lawyer, compulsive Yelper, mother to a stubborn
basset.” 


By the Balls: The Complete Collection Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781617751592
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Akashic Books - April 2nd, 2013

 

Noon: Spotlight on Mystery & Suspense 

Jim Pascoe & Tom Fassbender sign By the Balls: The Complete Edition 

Celebrate the 15th
anniversary of the cult bowling alley murder mystery by the founders of
specialty small press UglyTown, Jim Pascoe and Tom Fassbender, with By the Balls: The Complete Edition. The short, hard-boiled novel has been repackaged with two new short stories by the duo.

 


Existence Cover Image
$12.09
ISBN: 9780765342621
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tor Science Fiction - February 26th, 2013

3:00 PM : Spotlight on Legacy Authors and cake! 

Let’s Do the Time Warp!  

Authors David Brin (Existence), Alan Russell (Burning Man) and Vernor Vinge (The Children of the Sky) were all spotlighted authors on our opening day. Authors Nancy Holder (Shards & Ashes) and Taffy Cannon (San Diego Noir) have been a significant part of many birthday celebrations, while Todd McCaffrey (Sky Dragons)
joins the Birthday Bash for the first time! Without their participation
and support back in 1993, we would not be celebrating in 2013. In
recognition of their contributions, we will break out our cake!


Burning Man (Gideon and Sirius Novel #1) Cover Image
$16.45
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781612186092
Published: Thomas & Mercer - December 11th, 2012

3:00 PM : Spotlight on Legacy Authors and cake! 

Let’s Do the Time Warp!  


Staff Pick Badge
The Children of the Sky (Zones of Thought #3) Cover Image
Unavailable to Order
ISBN: 9780812579925
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Science Fiction - April 24th, 2012

3:00 PM : Spotlight on Legacy Authors and cake! 

Let’s Do the Time Warp!  


San Diego Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Maryelizabeth Hart (Editor), T. Jefferson Parker (Contribution by), Diane Clark (Contribution by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936070947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - May 17th, 2011

3:00 PM : Spotlight on Legacy Authors and cake! 

Let’s Do the Time Warp!  


WARP Book 1 The Reluctant Assassin (WARP, Book 1) Cover Image
$19.79
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781423161622
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

3:30 PM : Spotlight on Eoin Colfer 

Eoin Colfer signs W.A.R.P. Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin

We conclude our gala celebration with the best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, as well as adult novels Plugged, Screwed, and And Another Thing… and for Whovians, Doctor Who: A Big Hand for the Doctor
ebook, Eoin Colfer. Publishers Weekly enthusiastically noted: “Readers
mourning the end of the Artemis Fowl series can take heart: this first
book in the time-bending W.A.R.P. series is an all-out blast. And its
stars are every bit as dynamic as Artemis and Holly. Colfer blends
grisly moments of horror, sharply funny dialogue, science fiction
spectacle, and characters with depth to create a story that strikes the
ideal balance between escapist fun and thoughtful commentary on the ways
history, both personal and global, can shape a person.” Numbers for the
signing line are free with the purchase of The Reluctant Assassin from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 7th.