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Dark Carnival specializes in science fiction, fantasy, and mystery books! We have a huge selection, a knowledgeable staff and plenty of random plastic stuff to round out your bookstore experience!
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December 10, 2015:

Hello, everyone.  This is the time of year we thank you for your support.  That goes double for those of you who come in a lot. And we remind the rest of you that we're still here and we want and need you to come in.
If you've been in the store this year, I may have been less attentive than usual, for which I apologize.  I've been spending a lot of time taking my wife, Jay, to 7 months of pretty hard-core cancer treatments.  These seem to have been successful, thank you, and she is now slowly recovering from the side effects. Naturally I've been thinking about my own mortality, and about what to do with this store I've been working on for 40 years....
We’re here.  Please do come by for a little shopping, here, and at our ESCAPIST COMICS next door.




( I really need to update this more often!)



 Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5-7 pm

Author Event:  Hugo award nominee
 New York Times bestselling series: Monster Hunters International, book 5
Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts � parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he's animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he's on our side. More or less.monsterhunterscover

Larry Correia is an award-winning competitive shooter, a movie-prop-gun master and, yes, an accountant by day�but an urban noir adventure master by night. He is the creator of the Monster Hunter series as well as urban fantasy hardboiled blockbuster saga, the Grimnoir Chronicles. Correia is very tall, very bald, and lives in Utah with his wife and family. 

    larry w/gun
Please join Dark Carnival in giving a big Berkeley welcome to a charming SF author and gun enthusiast (not necessarily in that order). Please unload all weapons (and clear the chamber!) before entering the building.

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updated: December 10 2015..
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