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.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 28th.              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. 

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:00am

On May 1, Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy will introduce you to Gwen Womack and her debut, The Memory Painter. The details are below:   Lunch with Gwendolyn Womack at Petros Manhattan Beach   451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach Friday, May 1, 2015    Please come at 11:30 to meet and chat with debut author Gwendolyn Womack. We will have lunch at noon and our program will begin at 12:30.  The cost for this event is $60. You will receive a signed first edition of The Memory Painter, have a delicious...

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy will be at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro. Deatils to come. Visit the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival official Website. 

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am

                                  Just what does IBD celebrate? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Indie bookstores, whether dusty and...

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 9:00am

The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event...

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 Bone Tree (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062311115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: William Morrow & Company, 4/2015

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Karen Memory (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765375247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Tor Books, 2/2015

Speculative Fiction

Karen Memery (like memory, but not spelt the same) ain’t your average seamstress. Oh, she sews, sure, (and oh what a sewing machine it is!) but most of her nightly work involves men and is more horizontal-like. When her normal life gets set all asunder by nefarious happenstance, she bucks tradition and takes life by the reins … and no bastard and his mind control machine, nor no murdering psychopath is gonna stop her from protecting hers. Life in Rapid City ain’t easy for a woman, especially one friends with a pants-wearing female liberator, a black marshal and his Indian (Comanche) posse man, and an Indian (from India) girlfriend.


Karen Memory (the novel) is quite a fun ride. A sort of Deadwood meets Jack the Ripper in a steam-powered gold rush old west era version of the Parasol Protectorate. And Karen Memery herself is a little piece of colorful awesomeness. – Patrick  

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