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A Galaxy Not So Far Away

The official podcast from Mysterious Galaxy! Join hosts Gary Roby and Rebecca Ann as they bring you the latest in book releases and store events every Tuesday, and take a deep dive into all things genre with a rotating cast of booksellers every Thursday.

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Minisode 45: Goin' Solo

We're one week into June and Becca is on vacation which means it's just Gary this time to chat about this week's upcoming events, and some of the new books coming out! Events this week: Wednesday, June 9th: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson, and Don Bentley Thursday, June 10th: YA LGBTQ+ Panel  Thursday, June 10th: Gene Doucette, in conversation with Scott Sigler Friday, June 11th: Jessica Patrick, in conversation with Katy Upperman Sunday, June 13th: Romance Book Club! Monday, June 14th: John Teton, in conversation with David Rottman New this week: Sons of Valor by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson  Target Aquired by Don Bentley  Love for Beginners by Jill Shalvis  One Two Three by Laurie Frankel  The Bullet by Iris Johansen  The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid  The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian  Rabbits by Terry Miles  Daughter of Sparta by Claire Andrews  Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon  The Sea Is Salt and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

9mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 27: Magical Girls

We've got a magical new episode all about magical girls! Becca is joined by Kylie and KelleyAnn to talk about their love for Sailor Moon, and all the other media that magical girl tropes have inspired! In this episode:  Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi  Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston  Queen's Peril by E.K. Johnston  When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey  Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau  What We're Reading: The House of Always by Jenn Lyons  The Afterward by E.K. Johnston  Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim  The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang  The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons  Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe  Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe  Beast Complex by Paru Itagaki  All the Feels by Olivia Dade  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

59mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Mysterious Mini 44: Grand Re-Reopening!

It's a new month, and Mysterious Galaxy is officially reopen for browsing!  Events this week: Tuesday, June 1st: Veronica Roth, Alexandra Bracken, and Marie Lu Tuesday, June 1st: Hannah Whitten and Megan Whalen Turner Wenesday, June 2nd: Mackenzi Lee and Stephanie Garber Friday, June 4th:Eliot Schrefer and Adam Silvera Saturday, June 5th: Daryl Gregory and Bethany C. Morrow Saturday, June 5th: Brian Catling Monday, June 7th: J. Dianne Dotson and Jonathan Maberry New This Week: For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten  Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms by Mackenzi Lee  The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer  A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow  Hollow by Brian Catling  Luminiferous by J. Dianne Dotson  The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver  Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon  Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth  The Tea Dragon Tapestry by K. O'Neill  Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon  Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud  The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag  Future Feeling by Joss Lake  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

14mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Mysterious Mini 43: Episode Jesus

Gary and Becca are united once more for another minisode full of events, books, and shenanigans! Events this week: Tuesday, May 25th: Alyssa Cole, in conversation with Rebekah Weatherspoon Wednesday, May 26th: Alex Aster, in conversation with Marie Lu Wenesday, May 26th: Christian Cantrell, with special guest Tom Merritt Thursday, May 27th: Julie Murphy in conversation with Chad Burris Friday, May 28th: Young Adult Book Club Saturday, May 29th: Natasha Pulley Monday, May 31st: Sarina Dahlan and Ruth Mitchell New This Week: How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole  Scorpion by Christian Cantrell  Pumpkin by Julie Murphy  The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley  Reset by Sarina Dahlan  The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery  The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul  The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter  The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman  Version Zero by David Yoon  You Will Remember Me by Hannah Mary McKinnon  Legacy by Nora Roberts  Da Vinci's Cat by Catherine Gilbert Murdock  Diana and the Underworld Odyssey by Aisha Saeed  Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali  No One Returns From the Enchanted Forest by Robin Robinson  Oddbird by Derek Desierto  Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell by Melanie Watt  Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast  This Is Ruby by Sara O'Leary and Alea Marley  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

49mins

25 May 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 26: Kids Books

After hearing the news that the estate of Dr Seuss was going to stop publishing several of their more questionable and outdated titles, Gary and Becca gathered booksellers Jenni, Kylie, and Kelly to chat about some of their favorite children's books, from ones they grew up with to new ones on our shelves today! There are a ton of recommendations in this episode, so be sure to check out the list below! The Story of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff  My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett  The 13 Clocks by James Thurber  Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene  Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner  Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol  Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler and Susanna Natti  Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster  Animorphs: The Invasion by K.A. Applegate  Goosebumps #1: Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell  Small Spaces by Katherine Arden  City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab  Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown  Once Upon a Space-Time by Jeffrey Brown  Princess Pulverizer #1: Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik and Ben Balistreri  Princess in Black by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham  The Tea Dragon Society by K. O'Neill  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan  City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda  Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee  Neither by Airlie Anderson  Warriors #1: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter  George by Alex Gino  I'm Not a Girl by Maddox Lyons, Jessica Verdi, and Dana Simpson  And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones  The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones  Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones  Inkheart by Cornelia Funke  Test of Courage by Justina Ireland  The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf  The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf  Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack  The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

42mins

20 May 2021

Rank #5

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Mysterious Mini 42: A Light Week

Events this week: Tuesday, May 18th: Mary Kubica, with special guest Kimberly McCreight Wednesday, May 19th: Charles Yu and S. Qiouyi Lu, in conversation with Denise Hamilton Friday, May 21st: Kristen O'Neal Monday, May 24th: Laurie Faria Stolarz & April Henry New this week: Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica  The Hollywood Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal  The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green Madam by Phoebe Wynne  Goblin by Josh Malerman  In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland  Jude Banks, Superhero by Ann Hood  Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater  Not All Heroes by Josephine Cameron  Off the Record by Camryn Garrett  Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

12mins

18 May 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 25: Olivia Dade!

We've got another delightful author interview today, Becca and Jenni sat down with the ever lovely Olivia Dade to discuss her book, Spoiler Alert, and the upcoming sequel All the Feels. Topics mentioned: Game of Thrones fics by Astolat (Naomi Novik)  Game of Thrones cast interview oil paintings by Alice X. Zhang Robert Pattinson GQ interview Robert Pattinson Dior Homme elevator commercial Olivia Dade - Big Love: Fat Representation in Romance Olivia Dade and Rebecca Weatherspoon BookPage interview Cover Artist: Leni Kauffman What we're reading: Spoiler Alert by Oliva Dade  And They Lived Happily Ever After by Therese Beharrie  How to Save an Undead Life (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy, book 1) by Hailey Edwards  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

2hr 1min

23 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Mysterious Mini 41: Future Baby

It's another short one, but we've got a lot of new events this week, including Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday! Events this week: Wednesday, April 21st: Charlie Jane Anders and Elly Bangs Thursday, April 22nd: Bill Nye and Gregory Mone Friday, April 23rd: Lynette Noni and Sarah J. Maas Saturday, April 24th: Independent Bookstore Day Monday, April 26th: Nancy Werlin and Ellen Booraem New this week: Unity by Elly Bangs  Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion by Gregory Mone  The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers  These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy  A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames  Rival Magic by Deva Fagan  The Queen of Izmoroz by Jon Skovron  Defekt by Nino Cipri  Spectrum by Julie E. Czerneda  Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart  Thornlight by Claire Legrand  The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur  Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke  Popisho by Leone Ross  A Dark Queen Rises by Ashok K. Banker  Nightingale by Deva Fagan You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

9mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Mysterious Mini 40: Events Galore

We're back! It's a new month, which means we have just an absolutely ridiculous number of events, along with oodles of new books to enjoy! Events this week: Tuesday, April 6th: Karen Cushman, with special guest Colby Sharp Wednesday, April 7th: Krystal Sutherland, in conversation with Melissa Albert  Thursday, April 8th: Carlsbad Reads Together with Tara Westover Thursday, April 8th: Emily A. Duncan, with special guest Erin A. Craig Friday, April 9th: Virtual Panel with S.B. Divya, C.L. Clark, Arkady Martine, and Premee Mohamed Saturday, April 10th: Escondido Library's Storytime with Lindsey Rowe Parker Sunday, April 11th: Romance Book Club Monday, April 12th: Kristin Rockaway, with special guest Suzanne Park New this week: War and Millie McGonigle by Karen Cushman  House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland  Blessed Monsters by Emily A. Duncan  My Epic Spring Break (Up) by Kristin Rockaway  Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer  Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn  Skywalker: A Family At War by Kristin Baver  Oculta by Maya Motayne  The Outdoor Scientist by Temple Grandin  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

12mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 24: Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush!

We've got another very exciting interview today! Gary and Victoria are joined by the lovely Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush to talk about their book In The Penalty Box, and even share some hints about projects they have on the horizon! In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount  You can now find us on Patreon! Unlock exclusive content by subscribing today! Special thanks to Austin Farmer for letting us use the track "Kill the Farm Boy", from his album Bookshelf Symphony Orchestra!  Send us your questions to podcast@mystgalaxy.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok!  And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

49mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #10