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.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:38pm

    Why does World Book Night exist? Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise. Or more simply put, books are fun—and they can be life-changing. With the passionate volunteer support of thousands of people across the country, World Book Night U.S. is spreading the love of...

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:00pm

MG has been abuzz for months now with requests for Christopher’s latest novel, The Serpent of Venice. This ticketed event will go down as one of the best attended in Mysterious Galaxy’s history, so do not miss your opportunity to be a part of our history! It is Venice, a long time ago, and greed, revenge, deception, lust, and a giant (but lovable) sea monster combine to create another hilarious and bawdy tale from modern comic genius, Christopher Moore.  This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Serpents of Venice from Mysterious Galaxy, available April 22nd, starting at...

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:00am

Please join Laurel Corona, author of The Mapmaker's Daughter, at an offsite event in Fallbrook, sponsored by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library. Mysterious Galaxy will be providing books for sale at this event. If you are unable to attend but would like a signed copy of Laurel's book, please call the San Diego store at 858-268-4747. For more information, please contact The Friends of the Fallbrook Public Library here.            

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 12:00pm

     Sue Ann Jaffarian      Naomi Hirahara As the Berkley Prime Crime imprint celebrates its 20th anniversary, MGSD is delighted to host a pair of Prime Crime local authors at high noon. With three mystery series under her belt and a career as a paralegal, one might wonder when Sue Ann Jaffarian has downtime. Sue Ann waited until 1995 to undertake a career as a novelist, becoming a dedicated writer, and completing two novels before switching to the genre of mystery. With a background as a paralegal, writing mysteries seemed to fall into place. Ghost of a Gamble is the...

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 3:00pm

Sue Ann Jaffarian  Naomi Hirahara  Connie Archer      As the Berkley Prime Crime imprint celebrates its 20th anniversary, MGRB is delighted to host a trio of Prime Crime local authors. With three mystery series under her belt and a career as a paralegal, one might wonder when Sue Ann Jaffarian has downtime. Sue Ann waited until 1995 to undertake a career as a novelist, becoming a dedicated writer, and completing two novels before switching to the genre of mystery. With a background as a paralegal, writing mysteries seemed to fall into place....

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.

Frog Music (Hardcover)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780316324687
Availability: In Stock - Click title for store location.
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 4/2014
Received in Redondo Beach April 11.

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The Forever Watch (Hardcover)

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9781250033819
Availability: In Stock - Click title for store location.
Published: Thomas Dunne Books, 3/2014

Speculative Fiction

Earth is a memory. All that is left of humanity is on a thousand-year trip to a new home … and not particularly humane. Society is extremely ordered. Everyone has their place and everyone works. Occupations are chosen early in one’s life, implanted really. But something is not right. There are witnesses to some rather gruesome deaths, but records of same are missing from the ship’s logs, the victims simply marked as “Retired.” A mission-critical city planner and her policeman lover are on the case, surreptitiously. To do things in the open would attract attention from Information Security, resulting in all manner of bad, including Adjustment. When the real truth behind it all comes out, things get really interesting, really fast.

If you like Peter Hamilton and/or Alastair Reynolds … and if Logan’s Run excites you, give this one a spin.  You won’t be sorry … until ISec comes calling.

--Patrick 


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