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

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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.

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday December 30th.          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, 12/31/2014 - 4:00pm

We will be closing at 4PM on New Year's Eve to ring in the New Year ... and prepare for our annual New Year's Day Sale!  

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:00am

Our New Year’s Day Sale takes place on Thursday, January 1, from 10 AM to 2 PM. To participate, customers must make an in-store purchase during the month of December. When they do, they will receive a special coupon entitling them to some great discounts and bargains!                           Then, on New Year’s Day, start things off right by joining us at MGSD for our store-wide sale!  Coupons are required to participate and are honored for in-store sales only. (Offer excludes reserved books, gift certificates, and Kobo ebooks and e-readers.)   

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:30pm

Publishers Weekly’s review of Genesis Code by Jamie Metzel notes: “Metzl, a former member of the U.S. National Security Council, offers up a tense vision of the near future with this science fiction thriller…Metzl enhances it with a philosophical protagonist, scientific plausibility, and a keen sense of mood.” This futuristic thriller offers a frightening look at a new kind of superpower race—of humans. As women unknowingly impregnated with genetically enhanced embryos are murdered, Rich Azadian, a historically-burdened Armenian-American reporter for the Kansas City Star, begins the fight of his life, under growing danger,...

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday January 6th.          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. 

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)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781455525898
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 11/2014
Best Agent Pendergast book ever! On sale Nov. 11.

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Check out what we (MG staff and friends) have recently read and enjoyed.

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780345539816
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Del Rey, 1/2015

Speculative Fiction

Bloody-gory-damn hell! Where does one begin? As anyone I’ve talked to in the past year knows, I loved Red Rising. So how in the seven hells could Pierce possibly top it? I won’t go into great detail here lest I ruin your surprise, but he did it. Really.

Imagine some mad genius managed to meld the magnificent bits and pieces that make classics like A Game of Thrones and Dune so damn spectacular into something that is at once similar and yet remarkably different. This, dear friends, is merely the beginning of Golden Son. Ever read a book so enthralling that you didn’t want to put it down to eat or sleep? This is such a novel.

In short and spoiler-free, our Darrow continues his quest to make Eo’s dream a reality, and no one, not even himself, nor any Machiavellian/Arrakeen/Westerosi plot, will stop him. Golden Son starts with a bang. Then the action builds and builds and builds, never letting up, page after relentless page. Just when you think you might get a breather, Pierce kicks it up a notch. Glorious. Laugh, cry, cheer, then curse the author for making you wait for the inevitable resolution/revolution. I’m sorry I can’t put this book in your hands this minute, and I envy you reading it for the first time. Gorydamn brilliant.

--Patrick

 


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