Mysterious Galaxy is an independent genre bookstore that is passionate about creating and maintaining a community of readers, authors, and booksellers.


Welcome to Mysterious Galaxy -- books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are physically a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on SF, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Here on the web we offer a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, and many more available for special order!

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Being a part of your literary community means offering more than just great books. Mysterious Galaxy is committed to regular in-store events with authors, book discussion groups, and other special events and celebrations.

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:00am

We will be closed for Thanksgiving as we spend the day with family, friends, and books. Please enjoy these awesome Literary Paper Turkeys from the folks at Quirk publishing.             If you absolutely must have something new on Thanksgiving Day to read as you digest, we recommend any of our selection of ebooks.       You can read Kobo ebooks on a dedicated ereader, or via a free app for whatever device you navigated to this page on ... with one bullying on-line retailer's product excepted...

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 9:55am

                      Please join us on Indies First Day / Small Business Saturday! On hand to welcome you will be authors Nancy Holder, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Marie Green, Nick Cole, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Greg van Eekhout, James Raney, S.J. Harper, Seanan McGuire, and Kathy Aarons.   Shop for the holidays with our bookseller authors at the following times: 11:30 AM: Kathy Aarons & Linda Thomas-Sundstrom  1:00 PM: Mira Grant / Seanan McGuire & Greg Van Eekhout & Nick Cole 2:30 PM: James Raney, Chris Marie Green & S.J. Harper    4:00 PM...

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday December 2nd.         Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)          Happy Reading!          Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy. 

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 7:30pm

Lizzy Ford is the author of more than thirty books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Her latest releases include Zoey Avenger, in which  an incubus and a half-succubus struggle with their destinies; Black Moon Draw, in which a reader is sucked into the world of the seductive story she’s reading; and West, in which a young woman’s fateful answer to...

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:30pm

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Voya noted in a starred review: “The Wrenchies introduces readers to a twisted futuristic world filled with nonstop action, a bit of magic, and graphic battles against gruesome monsters, brought to life with Dalrymple’s complex full-color art . . . a high-quality, original graphic novel.” And Walter Simonson stated: “Farel Dalrymple is one of the finest young draftsmen to quietly sidle into comics in a long time. And one...

Our publishers are kind enough to send us Signed First Editions for non-touring authors' works. To see a complete list of Signed First editions, check the menu for signed first editions by genre.

Blue Labyrinth (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781455525898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 11/2014
Best Agent Pendergast book ever! On sale Nov. 11.

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Willful Child (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765374899
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Tor Books, 11/2014

Speculate Fiction

Meet Steven Erikson on Monday November 17!


The day after tomorrow an alien species Transcends on our doorstep and leaves their toys behind – loaded guns in the hands of a bunch of children who shouldn’t be trusted. Humans: from species on the way out one day, to intergalactic interlopers the next. A century or so later and … “These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the…” Turns out the universe is just chock-full of idiots … and we fit right in. Herein lay the exploits of our intrepid captain and crew as they prove once and for all that fools can rush in, wreak havoc, and come out smelling like a rose. The author’s great love for a certain 60s television series is extremely evident in this farce.

– Patrick


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