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.

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 2:30pm

Ridley Pearson is known to many readers as the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp, and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than two dozen titles. The adventure of the Kingdom Keepers, a group of young people responsible for battling magical villains in Disneyland afterhours, continues in The Return, as they discover defeating the Overtakers is not their only challenge. The Red Room, a Risk Agent novel, is Ridley’s most recent adult suspense novel...

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 7:00pm

              Noir at the Bar San Diego has another stellar line-up scheduled for March! Join fellow mystery lovers on Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 PM at the La Jolla Brewing Company to mingle with talented authors and drink some great beer! Featuring Jo Perry (Dead is Better), Thomas Perry (A String of Beads), Maria Alexander (Mr. Wicker), Naomi Hirahara (Grave on Grand Avenue), and Jim Ruland (Forest of Fortune)!

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:00am

 A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 31st.            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, 04/01/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us in welcoming Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Beyonders, Fablehaven, and Five Kingdom series, to Mysterious Galaxy for the release of his latest novel, Crystal Keepers. In Mull’s latest action-packed series Cole Randolph navigates a world where magic and dreams are real. He never meant to come to The Outskirts, a place that lies between wakefulness and dreaming, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. As he continues to search for his friends in Crystal Keepers, he must make sure that he too doesn’t get trapped there. Reality and imagination collide in this engaging and...

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:30pm

Mysterious Galaxy is excited to welcome Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking Demon Cycle series. Brett will be signing the latest in the series, The Skull Throne. In the midst of civil war, the Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty and the corelings have been growing stronger. Without a savior, the struggle for succession threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop the corelings. In his latest epic fantasy novel Brett not only delivers an action- packed and suspenseful installment but also...

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.

Crow Fair: Stories (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780385350198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Knopf, 3/2015
Received in San Diego on March 26th.

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Karen Memory (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765375247
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Tor Books, 2/2015

Speculative Fiction

Karen Memery (like memory, but not spelt the same) ain’t your average seamstress. Oh, she sews, sure, (and oh what a sewing machine it is!) but most of her nightly work involves men and is more horizontal-like. When her normal life gets set all asunder by nefarious happenstance, she bucks tradition and takes life by the reins … and no bastard and his mind control machine, nor no murdering psychopath is gonna stop her from protecting hers. Life in Rapid City ain’t easy for a woman, especially one friends with a pants-wearing female liberator, a black marshal and his Indian (Comanche) posse man, and an Indian (from India) girlfriend.


Karen Memory (the novel) is quite a fun ride. A sort of Deadwood meets Jack the Ripper in a steam-powered gold rush old west era version of the Parasol Protectorate. And Karen Memery herself is a little piece of colorful awesomeness. – Patrick  

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