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, 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...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:15am

To get tickets to this limited event, follow the Brown Paper Tickets link here. From Brown Paper Tickets: Join us for a very special Meet and Greet with Sophie Kinsella. All attendees will receive her newest book, Shopaholic to the Stars, light refreshments hosted by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library, reserved seating for Sophie's presentation, and priority in the book signing line at the end of the event. The VIP Reception begins at 11:15 AM in the Garden Patio (weather permitting) Seating will take place at 11:50 AM in the City Council Chamber Ms. Kinsella...

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm

  MG’s Hallowe’en Saturday kicks off at noon with verbivore and San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Richard Lederer and his latest collection, a great Hallowe’en item for kids and “groan ups,” Monsters Unchained! “How do you make a skeleton laugh?” “You tickle its funny bone.” The more than 1,000 jokes, 60 poems, 80 illustrations, and 20 creepy creatures in Monsters Unchained! are guaranteed to tickle attendees’ funny bones.              

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 1:30pm

On Saturday, October 25th at 2 p.m., Redondo Beach Public Library will screen the film Farm-City, State, which explores the local food scene in Austin, Texas and asks the question, “What if an entire city could feed itself?”  The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Los Angeles caterer, RootDown LA chair, and cookbook author Jennie Cook (Who Wants Seconds? Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone in Between) and members of other organizations involved in the promotion or production of healthy, local, sustainable food.   The event runs from 1:30-4:30 p.m....

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: 9780765335494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Tor Teen, 10/2014
Arrived in San Diego on October 20.

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

Willful Child (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765374899
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order 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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