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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ISBN: 9781481411394
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2015

Daniel Kraus shows once again that he is a master of the beautiful macabre with his newest novel, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch. In this epic adventure, Zebulon begins his sordid tale with his murder and continues to recount his life as a side-show freak, a doctor’s obsessed experiment, his quest for redemption during WWI, and as the love interest of a Hollywood starlet.

Kraus’s first person account creates a unique character that is tortured in death through his inability to live. Zebulon is a smart, brooding, troubled man that evolves with his experiences in life, always on the quest to find him self and stay true to those that matter.

What stood out within the novel was Kraus’ characterization of Zebulon. Finch is not a nice guy. He is a mobster who relishes in the pain he causes others and the torment he can bring to people. Through his experiences, Zebulon becomes human in his death, reflecting on his past wrongs, and attempting to do the right by those that matter.

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch will grab you and not let you go until the end. The ride is an incredible, beautifully written tale that will not let you down. – Anne

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ISBN: 9780399175800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

This adrenaline-rush of a novel takes place on an island where a single cycle of sun occurs every 28 years. This means that there are 14 years of daylight and 14 years of Night. When the sun sets, everyone on the island packs up their house in a very specific way, following years of traditions, and sets sail for the Desert Lands where other customs rule. Marin, Kana, and Line have only known life on the island and find many of their questions about leaving and their new home unanswered by the adults around them. When the three teens find themselves left on the island as Night falls, the tide retreats, and unknown terrors abound. Their only salvation is to find a way off the island. Their perils are real -- and terrifying -- as they try to escape before it is too late. In the meantime, they find answers to questions they didn’t know to ask. – Terry 

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