Looking Back

October 14th, 2016
Remember this time last year? The Blue Jays were in the ALCS, and both Canada and the US were gearing up for federal elections. Exciting times!

A year later, the Jays are back for another shot at the pennant.
We’ve had a new government for eleven months.
And the US… IS STILL HAVING THAT SAME ELECTION.

Salarian Desert Game

October 12th, 2016

This Saturday, October 15th, we’ll host Canadian author J.A. McLachlan as we celebrate the launch of her exciting new YA title The Salarian Desert Game.

Join us for the action, the adventure, and the cookies! 3pm, right here in the store!

Tired Of Turkey?

October 11th, 2016

Mebbe try some of these new books instead:

Hardcover
Best In Snow, April Pulley Sayre
Minrs 2, Kevin Sylvester
Star Wars: Ahsoka, E.K. Johnston
Other-Wordly, Yee-Lum Mak
Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood
Crimson Death, Laurell K. Hamilton
We Found A Hat, Jon Klassen
Midnight Star, Marie Lu

Trade Paperback
Take Us To Your Chief, Drew Hayden Taylor (Drew will be here to launch this on Thursday October 13th at 6:30pm!)
Silver On The Road, Laura Anne Gilman
Blood On The Tracks, William Vitka
Explorer’s Guild, John Baird & Kevin Costner
Minrs, Kevin Sylvester
To Hold The Bridge, Garth Nix
Made To Kill, Adam Christopher
Apothecary’s Curse, Barbara Barnett
Wraiths Of War, Mark Morris

Thanksgiving

October 6th, 2016

We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday as usual, but closed on Monday October 10th for Thanksgiving.

 

Enjoy the holiday folks — just remember: drinking and driving’s for morons.

Drew Hayden Taylor

October 4th, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that on Thursday October 13th, we’ll launch Take Us To Your Chief, a brand new First Nations science fiction collection by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Please join us at 6:30 to meet Drew, award-winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter, journalist, and short fiction author.

Big Ol’ Pile Of New Books

October 4th, 2016

This week’s haul is impressive. Like:

Hardcover
Crosstalk, Connie Willis
Wall Of Storms, Ken Liu
Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard, Rick Riordan
Way Down Dark, J.P. Smythe
When The Sea Turned To Silver, Grace Lin
Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, Patrick McDonnell
Bit Rot, Douglas Coupland
Otherworld Chills, Kelley Armstrong
Rebel Genius, Michael Dante Dimartino
Stranded, Bracken MacLeod
Treachery’s Tools, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
When The Moon Was Ours, Anna-Marie McLemore
City Dreaming, Daniel Polansky
Ada Lovelace, Poet Of Science, Diane Stanley
Alliance Of Shadows, Larry Correia
Castaway Odyssey, Eric Flint
Undead And Done, MaryJanice Davidson
Aerie, Maria Dahvana Headley
Foxheart, Claire Legrand
Goldenhand, Garth Nix
Rift Uprising, Amy S. Foster
Singing Bones, Shaun Tan
Women In The Walls, Amy Lukavics

Trade Paperback
Futuristic Violence And Fancy Suits, David Wong
Manners And Mutiny, Gail Carriger
Spinning Starlight, R.C. Lewis
Wolf By Wolf, Ryan Graudin
Alight, Scott Sigler
Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins
Rise Of Io, Wesley Chu
Angels Of Music, Kim Newman
Best America Science Fiction And Fantasy, Karen Joy Fowler, editor
404 Not Found, The Oatmeal
Level Grind, Annie Bellet
Paper Menagerie And Other Stories, Ken Liu
As You Wish, Cary Elwes
Fleet Inquisitor, Susan R. Matthews
Savant, Nick Abnett
Closer To The Chest, Mercedes Lackey
Into The Guns, William C. Dietz
The Liszts, Kyo Maclear
Rose Society, Marie Lu
Menagerie, Rachel Vincent
Desolate Splendor, John Jantunen

Mass Market
Shadows Of Self, Brandon Sanderson
Ancient Peace, Tanya Huff
This Shared Dream, Kathleeen Ann Goonan
Air And Darkness, David Drake
Color Of Evil, David G. Hartwell
Legacy Of The Demon, Diana Rowland
Solar Express, L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Break The Chains, Megan E. O’Keefe
Patriots, David Drake
Atlantis In Peril, T.A. Barron
Closer To The Heart, Mercedes Lackey
Dangerously Charming, Deborah Blake
Tower Of Thorns, Juliet Marillier
Black Jade, Kylie Chan

Early Closure For Inventory

September 29th, 2016

Tomorrow, Friday September 30th, marks our fiscal year end. Which means that after we close, we have to physically count every single book in the store.

And THAT means we’ll be closing early. At 5pm

Feel free to drop by between now and 5pm tomorrow to buy all the books, ‘kay?

First New Books Of The Fall

September 27th, 2016

Hardcover
Death’s End, Cixin Liu
Cloudbound, Fran Wilde
Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, Rosamund Hodge
Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo
Night Without Stars, Peter F. Hamilton
Fall Of The House Of Cabal, Jonathan L. Howard
Like A River Glorious, Rae Carson
Little Taste Of Poison, R.J. Anderson
Swarm, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
Fever Code, James Dashner
Penguin Problems, Jory John
Family Plot, Cherie Priest
Morbid Curiosities, Paul Gambino
Red Tide, Marc Turner

Trade Paperback
Icarus Down, James Bow (NB: we’ll launch this here at 3pm on Sat. Oct 1st, along with Erin Bow‘s Swan Riders!)
Inheritance Of Ashes, Leah Bobet
Rest Of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness
Morning Star, Pierce Brown
In The Mountains Of Madness, The Life, Death of H.P. Lovecraft, W. Scott Poole
Tengu’s Game Of Go, Lian Hearn
Midian Unamde, Joseph Nassise, editor
Vassa In The Night, Sarah Porter
Mystic, Jason Denzel
Ferryman Institute, Colin Gigl
Zeroes, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
Nightwise, R.S. Belcher
Omegaball, Robert J. Peterson
Divine Intervention, Elyse Kishimoto

Mass Market
Bloodsworn, Erin Lindsey
Operation Arcana, John Joseph Adams, editor
Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon
Shadow Silence, Yasmine Galenorn
SW: Force Awakens, Alan Dean Foster
Dishonored, Adam Christopher
English Ghost Story, Kim Newman

 

Bow And Bow

September 26th, 2016

On Saturday October 1st, Bakka Phoenix will host a double book launch. We’re very happy to have the opportunity to celebrate both Erin Bow’s Swan Rider (follow-up to Scorpion Rules) AND James Bow’s Icarus Down.*

Please join us at the store at 3pm to meet the authors, talk about books, and generally enjoy two Bows for the price of one!**

*yes, relation
**and that price is: free!

 

Last New Books Of The Summer

September 20th, 2016

(Wait, how did it get to be September 20th already?)

Hardcover
Swan Riders, Erin Bow (launch here, Sat. Oct 1st!)
Magic Binds, Ilona Andrews
Every Hidden Thing, Kenneth Oppel
How To Make A Spaceship, Julian Guthrie
Shadow Bright And Burning, Jessica Cluess
Nostalgia, M.G. Vassanji
Tao Of Bill Murray, Gavin Edwards
Three Dark Crowns, Kendare Blake
Queen Of The Blood, Sarah Beth Durst
Mooncop, Tom Gauld

Trade Paperback
Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle
Crimson Bound, Rosamund Hodge
Into The Current, Jared Young
Dead Souls, J. Lincoln Fenn
Healers, Brad Munson
Children Of Lovecraft, Ellen Datlow, editor
Iscariot Sanction, Mark Latham
Strangers Among Us, Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, editors
Wake Of Vultures, Lila Bowen
Everything Under The Moon, Jeff Johnson

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