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.

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us in welcoming Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Beyonders, Fablehaven, and Five Kingdom series, to Mysterious Galaxy for the release of his latest novel, Crystal Keepers. In Mull’s latest action-packed series Cole Randolph navigates a world where magic and dreams are real. He never meant to come to The Outskirts, a place that lies between wakefulness and dreaming, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. As he continues to search for his friends in Crystal Keepers, he must make sure that he too doesn’t get trapped there. Reality and imagination collide in this engaging and...

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:30pm

Mysterious Galaxy is excited to welcome Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking Demon Cycle series. Brett will be signing the latest in the series, The Skull Throne. In the midst of civil war, the Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty and the corelings have been growing stronger. Without a savior, the struggle for succession threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop the corelings. In his latest epic fantasy novel Brett not only delivers an action- packed and suspenseful installment but also...

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:00pm

    Mysterious Galaxy will be at Wondercon Anahim 2015! Booth #908 Mysterious Galaxy will be the center of the bookselling galaxy in Booth #908 at Wondercon Anahim 2015! Booth signings as of publication date include: Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Lisa Morton, SG Browne, Cecil Castellucci, Tom King, Greg Weisman, Naomi Novik, Todd McCaffrey, Greg van Eekhout, Arwen Elys Dayton, James Morris, Greg Weisman, Joe Cepeda, Jenni Holm, Molly Idle, Brian Won, Salina Yoon, Henry Herz, Nick Hurwitch and Phil Hornshaw...

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:00pm

S.G. Browne, hailed by Jonathan Maberry as “One of today’s very best writers,” turns his satirical and darkly comedic senses to better living through drugs in Less Than Hero. Publishers Weekly noted: “While Browne’s novel has the trappings of a superhero story (including a shout-out to cult film Mystery Men), it works equally as a critique of a broken and corrupt pharmaceutical industry, one in which medicines often exacerbate the problems they’re designed to cure while introducing new ones.” (Please note the 6:00 start time in observance of Passover.) Scott will also appear at WonderCon in...

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:00am

In celebration of Easter, Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will be closed on Sunday 05 April 2015.        Happy Easter egg hunting!     We will be back at 10:00 a.m. on Monday 06 April 2015.   Really miss us? Come see us at WonderCon!    

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.

Crow Fair: Stories (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780385350198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Knopf, 3/2015
Received in San Diego on March 26th.

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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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