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.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday October 21st.        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, 10/22/2014 - 7:00pm

 The October 8th discussion focuses on Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October.       The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity for readers to branch out and find new favorites!                   Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection!

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:00pm

“M’ath!” That means hello in Dothraki, and is just one of many words you can learn when linguist and language creator David J. Peterson visits the Tustin Public Library. David has been creating languages since 2000, receiving an M.A. in linguistics from University of California, San Diego in 2006, and co-founding the Language Creation Society one year later. He created the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for the hit HBO® series, Game of Thrones®, based off of the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R.R. Martin. Living Language Dothraki is loaded with grammar explanations, cultural notes, dialogue, and exercises....

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:00pm

Aspiring authors seeking inspiration and instruction are encouraged to register for The La Jolla Writers Conference at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa the weekend of October 24th through October 26th. Highlighting the event as keynote speakers are authors TK. Agents and editors take part as well as authors. Mysterious Galaxy will be the on-site bookseller.

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:00am

      Nicole Mones Susan Straight  T. Jefferson Parker      Photo: Marion Ettlinger Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.     Soroptimist International of Brea/La Habra presents their 10th Annual Authors’ Brunch featuring best-selling authors Nicole Mones, Susan Straight, and T. Jefferson Parker. Nicole Mones will be talking about her fourth novel, Night in Shanghai, a story of two very different people who find each other...

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.

ISBN-13: 9781476776521
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Simon & Schuster, 10/2014
Arrived in San Diego Oct 16. Signed by Gillian Anderson

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War Dogs (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780316072830
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Orbit, 10/2014

Our Speculative Fiction Fantastic First for November.

War is Hell. War on Mars is Hell-times-Hellas. Master Sergeant Michael Venn is a veteran of this particular brand of Hell. As a Skyrine, a spacefaring Marine, he has survived many a drop on the Red. When the Gurus announced their presence and gave humanity many a present, they also gave us a warning: they were not the only extraterrestrial beings in our solar system. The Antags, short for antagonists, were also here, and Mars was their current objective. Now Venn and company have boots on the ground, little intel, and a whole lot of hurt on their doorstep. Their only hope may lie with the enigmatic humans who first settled Mars … and with a secret of galactic proportions. Military SF, action and adventure, and a whole lot of thought-provoking complexity make this one a real winner … even if it is only the first of a reported trilogy.   

– Patrick


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