Welcome to Mysterious Galaxy -- books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Our online store offers a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, or via downloadable audio, and many more available for special order!

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

Embracing one’s true self is the all the fashion in Wang’s charming alternate 19th-century Paris tale of underappreciated seamstress Frances and her inspiring mysterious model, Lady Crystallia, who is the secret alter ego of the crown prince. While Prince Sebastian is delighted to find someone who can craft the gorgeous creations for Lady Crystallia, his dedication to keeping his secret from his family and the fashion world inhibits Frances from achieving proper recognition for her designs. This book is both a visual treat, and also a great positive affirmation of acceptance and love. – Maryelizabeth


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ISBN: 9780062389923
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 20th, 2018

Sunburn is a modern rendition of a classic noir crime novel. It is the summer of 1995, and Private Investigator Adam Bosk follows the woman he was hired to investigate, Polly Costello, to a sleepy Delaware town. They begin a torrid love affair, and a cunning game of cat-and-mouse unfolds. Polly is a formidably complicated femme fatale, and the plot slow-burns for awhile, then ignites. This retro novel has it all: seduction, deception, corruption, greed, murder, betrayal, and plenty of moral ambiguity. One of Lippman’s best. For fans of psychological thrillers, hardboiled detective novels and classic noir. – Kim


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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062656353
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Published: Ecco Press - November 7th, 2017

Just as in her first novel, Visitation Street, Pochoda has created stories within a larger story, blending and connecting the plots and characters, finalizing in an incredible tale. Set in Southern California from the Pacific Ocean to the slums of Los Angeles to the beauty of the Mojave Desert, this masterpiece of character development includes a menagerie of humankind. Britt is a runaway with a dark secret and Tony is an unhappy lawyer looking for meaning in his boring existence. Ren is just out of juvenile hall searching for his mom, who seems to have abandoned him. Owen and James are discontented teenage twins living in a desert community under the thumb of their father, a self-acclaimed healer of his “disciples.”  Blake is a lifelong drifter trying to stay above the law and hiding from a violent past. Only this talented author could spin this mix of human condition to present another resounding literary success. – Guest Reviewer Bunny Hand


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The Alice Network Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062654199
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 6th, 2017

This story pulled me in from the very beginning. Lies, betrayal, danger, intrigue—all these pieces of the puzzle unite to tell the tale of Eve Gardiner, an English spy during WW1, and Charlie St. Clair, in 1947 a privileged, pregnant and single American desperate to find her cousin, Rose, who went missing during the last days of WW2. Tediously working through various documents Charlie finds Eve’s name in connection to her cousin. Eve is bitter, a drunk, and less then receptive to Charlie’s request for help in finding Rose.  Persistence eventually pays off and the two set off on a journey that takes them from England to the French countryside. Along the way each woman’s story comes to light. The fiction is peppered with real people, places and events; if you are a history buff you may wish to write down some of the names and places to look up afterwards. – Christine


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549786
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765399113
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Published: Tor Books - October 31st, 2017

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Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062684387
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

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The Wanted Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399161506
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 26th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062389923
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 20th, 2018

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Don't Let Go Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525955115
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Published: Dutton Books - September 26th, 2017

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Godsgrave: Book Two of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250073037
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316504041
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

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The Cruel Prince Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017