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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Reviews and Recommendations

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Voyager - July 5th, 2016

I am delighted that I was prompted by April’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to elevate this to the top of my to-be-read-pile, where it had languished since the previous summer. Shortly after new-to-extended-space-voyages bookkeeper Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the spaceship Wayfarer, they receive a lucrative assignment to create a wormhole into space occupied by new-to-the-Galactic-Commons beings. Much space drama ensues, on both a grand and a small scale. And readers can binge right into A Closed and Common Orbit. Highly recommended to fans of C. J. Cherryh, Jo Clayton, or Tanya Huff’s rich multilayered science fiction. – MaryelizabethI am delighted that I was prompted by April’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to elevate this to the top of my to-be-read-pile, where it had languished since the previous summer. Shortly after new-to-extended-space-voyages bookkeeper Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the spaceship Wayfarer, they receive a lucrative assignment to create a wormhole into space occupied by new-to-the-Galactic-Commons beings. Much space drama ensues, on both a grand and a small scale. And readers can binge right into A Closed and Common Orbit. Highly recommended to fans of C. J. Cherryh, Jo Clayton, or Tanya Huff’s rich multilayered science fiction. – Maryelizabeth


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Signed Books

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The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345545992
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - June 20th, 2017

Received in San Diego June 20th!


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