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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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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.

    Episode 35: The Mysterious Galaxy Book Crate

    Episode 35: The Mysterious Galaxy Book Crate

    It's been just over two weeks since the release of the official Mysterious Galaxy Book Crate, so we've brought on the mastermind behind the goodness: bookseller KelleyAnn! 
     
    Subscribe to the SciFi & Fantasy Book Crate or the Cozy Mysteries Book Crate now!
     
    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 mystgalaxypod@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok! 
    And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

    • 1 hr
    Mysterious Mini 58: Also Also Also

    Mysterious Mini 58: Also Also Also

    Becca is back from Chicago, so we've got a little catching up to do before we dive into new events and new books!
     
    Events this week:
    Tuesday, October 26th: Melissa and Jessica Benoist 
    Thursday, October 28th: Gregg Hurwitz, in conversation with Mark Greaney 
    Thursday, October 28th: Escondido Library's Virtual Author Chat Series presents Witchy Fiction with Lana Harper and Juliette Cross 
    Thursday, October 28th: Lee Goldberg 
    Monday, November 1st: Greta Kelly, in conversation with R.F. Kuang 
     
    New this week:
    Haven's Secret by Melissa Benoist, Jessica Benoist, and Mariko Tamaki 
    Gated Prey by Lee Goldberg 
    The Nameless Ones by John Connolly 
    To Be Wolves by Debra May Macleod 
    Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest 
    The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu 
    Crossings by Alex Landragin 
    Return of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman, illustrated by 
    The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams by Mindy Thompson 
    We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera 
    Where They Wait by Scott Carson 
    Trashlands by Alison Stine 
    Better Off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child 
    Return of the Dragon Slayers by Brandon Mull 
    Fear Case by Matt Kindt, illustrated by Tyler and Hilary Jenkins 
    Black Widow Vol 2: I Am The Black Widow by Kelly Thompson, Rafael de Latorre, Elene Casagrande 
     
    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 mystgalaxypod@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok! 
    And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

    • 34 min
    Episode 34: Caffeine and Conspiracies

    Episode 34: Caffeine and Conspiracies

    In what may very well be the first of many multi-topic episodes, social media coordinator Michelle joins Gary and Becca for a little catch up conversation. Much like the random chats our booksellers have in store, there's a lot of upcoming content we're excited about, so we gathered to share our enthusiasm. 
    Topics include:
    The What If...? finale
    Our event with Timothy Zahn
    The upcoming Bat-Family series 
    13 days to Halloween
     
    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 mystgalaxypod@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok! 
    And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

    • 36 min
    Mysterious Mini 57: Easy Peasy

    Mysterious Mini 57: Easy Peasy

    Becca is out of town this week, so we've got a short minisode today! Gary talks about the new events happening this week before diving into a handful of books that just released!
     
    Events this week:
    Wednesday, October 20th: June CL Tan, in conversation with Roseanne A. Brown and Swati Teerdhala 
    Wednesday, October 20th: Book Discussion Group - Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero 
    Thursday, October 21st: Ellen Datlow, in conversation with Livia Llewellyn 
    Friday, October 22nd: Young Adult Book Club - Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone 
    Sunday, October 24th: Local Author Meet & Greet 
    Monday, October 25th: G.Z. Schmidt, in conversation with Meaghan McIsaac
     
    New this week:
    Body Shocks: Extreme Tales of Body Horror edited by Ellen Datlow 
    Truth of the Divine by Lindsay Ellis 
    A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz 
    Girly Drinks by Mallory O'Meara 
    Five Strangers by E.V. Adamson 
    The Twelve Jays of Christmas by Donna Andrews 
    Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer 
    The Judge's List by John Grisham 
    Diamond and the Eye by Peter Lovesey 
    Best in Snow by David Rosenfelt 
    It's a Wonderful Woof by Spencer Quinn 
    Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw 
    Shadows of Eternity by Gregory Benford 
    Child of Light by Terry Brooks 
    Femlandia by Christina Dalcher 
    Nightwatch on the Hinterlands by K. Eason 
    Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood 
    The Shattered Castle by Jennifer A. Nielsen 
    Little Thieves by Margaret Owen 
    Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzycki 
    Julia's House Goes Home by Ben Hatke 
    Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches by Michael Guyon 
    A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll 
     
    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 mystgalaxypod@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok! 
    And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

    • 13 min
    Episode 33: 2021 Horror Picks

    Episode 33: 2021 Horror Picks

    It's spooky month, which means we've finally dug up our favorite resident vampire, bookseller Rob, for an episode celebrating 2021 Horror releases! Be sure to check the episode description for recommendations from the bookseller hivemind.
     
    Our Horror Recs for 2021:
    The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix 
    The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig 
    Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon 
    Slewfoot by Brom 
    Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 
    Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo 
    Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff 
    My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones 
    The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward 
    Rovers by Richard Lange 
    Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay 
    The Deep by Alma Katsu
    The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones 
    Goblin by Josh Malerman
     
    Also discussed:
    Stephen Graham Jones' Let's All Be Final Girls
     
    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 mystgalaxypod@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok! 
    And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mysterious Mini 56: A Truly Eventful Week

    Mysterious Mini 56: A Truly Eventful Week

    It's October, and we are literally drowning in so many events. In fact, MORE events got scheduled for this week after I had already recorded this episode, so check out the description for full details! 
     
    Events this week:
    Tuesday, October 5th: Zack Smedley, in conversation with Bill Konigsberg 
    Wednesday, October 6th: Lisa Unger, in conversation with Caroline Kepnes 
    Wednesday, October 6th: Margaret Rogerson, in conversation with Ayana Gray and Chloe Gong 
    Wednesday, October 6th: Marlene Perez and Molly E. Lee 
    Thursday, October 7th: Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle, in conversation with Sarah Gailey and Mallory O'Meara 
    Sunday, October 10th: Romance book club 
    Sunday, October 10th: Catriona Ward, in conversation with Paul Tremblay 
    Monday, October 11th: Emma Mieko Candon, in conversation with Tom Hoeler and Matt Martin 
    Monday, October 11th: Josh Malerman, in conversation with Sadie Hartmann
     
    New this week:
    Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger 
    Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson 
    I'm with the Banned by Marlene Perez 
    Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Lisa Sterle 
    Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper 
    A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli 
    An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten 
    The Every by Dave Eggers 
    The Fox's Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee 
    To End in Fire by David Weber and Eric Flint 
    The Bear House by Meaghan McIsaac
     
    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 mystgalaxypod@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,  YouTube, and TikTok! 
    And support the store by ordering books at mystgalaxy.com!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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Best New Podcast in the Galaxy

Fun, nerdy discussions about genre books, reading life, and author events from the best bookstore in the universe! The hosts are approachable, genuine and hilarious.

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is it cliche to review a podcast you're part of? probably, but it's been so fun to work on and i hope other people love it as much as i do! <3

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