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, 09/03/2014 - 7:00pm

The September 3rd discussion focuses on Gail Martin's Deadly Curiosities.     The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity for readers to branch out and find new favorites!                 Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection!

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:00pm

Best-selling and multiple-award winning and extremely busy author and editor and teacher Jonathan Maberry kicks off MG’s September events with his new zombie thriller, Fall of Night. Jonathan originally set his infected serial killer on the loose in Pennsylvania in Dead of Night; now a frantic search is on for the missing scientist who created the patient zero, as authorities consider drastic burned earth solutions to the spreading plague. Join Jonathan to discuss hand-to-hand combat, the Rot and Ruin books, his comics work for IDW Publishing, and what the future holds for the acclaimed local horror...

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:00pm

Since 1995, Father John O’Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden, the stars of the Wind River Reservation Mysteries series, have been solving crimes and setting things right. They are back in their eighteenth outing, Margaret Coel’s Night of the White Buffalo. Rancher Dennis Carey is found dead in his truck on the highway. While news of his death is shocking, it’s made all the more intriguing with the revelation that the most sacred of all beasts in Native American folklore, the white buffalo calf, had recently been born on his ranch. A Colorado native, and one who proclaims that mountains, plains,...

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:00pm

Steph Cha, author of 2013’s Follow Her Home, returns with her second Juniper Song mystery, Beware Beware. A graduate of Stanford University (where she studied English and East Asian studies) and Yale Law School, Cha wrote fiction while studying for the bar. When she’s not working as a temp attorney and author, she can be found freelancing book reviews and contributing food writing for The Los Angeles Times. Juniper Song’s new assignment, to observe a Los Angeles screenwriter at the behest of his New-York-residing girlfriend, seems easy at first, but becomes all the more complicated when he becomes...

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:00pm

It’s party time with local debut author Kathy Aarons, celebrating the publication of Death is Like a Box of Chocolates! “Whether it’s to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest new bestseller, the locals in charming West Riverdale, Maryland, are heading to Chocolates and Chapters, where everything sold is to die for…” Um, books and chocolate? The MG Staff is enthused and has selected Death is Like a Box of Chocolates as a Fantastic Firsts pick. Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating their new book-and-chocolates business, prepping a cook-off for the massive...

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.

$21.99
ISBN-13: 9780062282149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: William Morrow & Company, 6/2014
signed copies arrived 8/28 in San Diego.

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$26.99
ISBN-13: 9780062290366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Harper, 7/2014

Speculative Fiction

The world of Tearling and its many engaging characters is a compulsive read from newcomer Johansen. Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn was smuggled out of the Royal Keep in Tearling as an infant, hidden, and raised and educated by foster parents. Despite her rigorous education, Kelsea has no idea what her life holds for her until she is picked up by the Royal Guard on her 19th birthday in order to claim the throne and be crowned Queen. Her journey to the throne is thrilling, dangerous, and enlightening, and Kelsea is tested at every turn. Her kingdom is in peril, her enemies are many, and it is a treacherous path to save her people, many of whom have no reason to believe that she can do so. Warner Bros. has the rights to the movie … but for me, I can hardly wait for book two. Highly recommended.

– Terry


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