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.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:00pm

Party with Mary Pearson, the award-winning young adult author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams. She will be discussing her latest novel, The Kiss of Deception, in which Princess Lia flees her kingdom to escape a marriage to a prince she has never met. Little does Lia know she will meet him soon — along with an assassin sent to kill her. She might even be falling in love. Sound like fun? Join us!   Please type personalization requests and special...

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:00pm

Once again, we bring you the local talent of more than a dozen authors who are anxious to share their works with us. We will mingle for a bit, then hear a little about each one and have some light refreshment to top off the afternoon. There will be a variety of choices ranging from young adult to graphic novels and mystery to fantasy. These gatherings are always lots of fun as we meet new people and have a chance to support our local authors. You just might meet the future best selling author of our time! Participants at press time include: Danielle Soucy Mills, Rusty Trimble, Corey Lynn Fayman, Darren Simon, Vic Warren, Peter Cruikshank, S....

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday July 15th.      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. 

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30am

Jojo Moyes signs One Plus One at the Mission Viejo Public Library. Mysterious Galaxy will be the on-site bookseller for this event. If you would like a signed copy of the book, but are unable to attend the event, please call the San Diego store at 858-268-4747. For more information about the event, please consult the Mission Viejo Library web page here.              

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:00pm

N.K. Jemisin is a speculative fiction writer and blogger as well as a psychologist and career counselor. She has written many short stories and The Inheritance trilogy. The Shadowed Sun is the third book of her Dreamblood Series. In this novel, Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens, dooming them to die screaming in their sleep. Find out why when Clarion Instructor Nora visits Mysterious Galaxy...

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.

The City (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780345545930
Availability: In Stock - Click title for store location.
Published: Bantam, 7/2014
Received in San Diego on July 9

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

ISBN-13: 9781250047021
Availability: In Stock - Click title for store location.
Published: St. Martin's Press, 7/2014

Speculative Fiction

The characters in the new novel from the author of Shine Shine Shine share some of the same unique characteristics – they are unlike characters who populate anyone else’s writing that I can think of, while still being identifiable to the reader – in a story about connections, family, and the forces of fate. George and Irene are destined to be together, according to the stars, aligned from conception by the machinations of their mothers. Can they resist their fate? Should they? Readers may find themselves examining the roles psychology, astronomy, philosophy and family play in their own lives. Recommended for those who thrive on quirky and informed fiction.

– Maryelizabeth


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