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.

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 2:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. Teacher and author Scott Poole will discuss Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror, an unconventional historical biography that examines the life of dancer, actress and artist Maila Nurmi who would reinvent herself as the horror host Vampira against the backdrop of the calls for conformity of the American 1950s. One of Scott’s earlier works, Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting, analyzes American horror narratives in folk belief, religion, and popular culture from the colonial era to the present....

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:00pm

       Erasmus Drake (aka David L. Drake)      McTrowell (aka Katherine L. Morse) Join local authors and high-profile convention attendees David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse at the launch of London, Where It All Began, as the on-line Adventures of Drake & McTrowell: Perils in a Postulated Past enjoy a print incarnation. The book features cover art by Brian Kesinger, a foreword by Professor Elemental, and illustrations by Martina Cecilia, Tess Fowler, Otto Arantes Pessanha, Jeff Vaca,Rocky Ormsby-Olivares, and Andrea Izaguirre & David Orenda. These talented artists bring...

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday November 25th.          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. 

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:00am

We will be closed for Thanksgiving as we spend the day with family, friends, and books. Please enjoy these awesome Literary Paper Turkeys from the folks at Quirk publishing.             If you absolutely must have something new on Thanksgiving Day to read as you digest, we recommend any of our selection of ebooks.       You can read Kobo ebooks on a dedicated ereader, or via a free app for whatever device you navigated to this page on ... with one bullying on-line retailer's product excepted...

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 9:55am

                      Please join us on Small Business Saturday! On hand to welcome you will be authors Nancy Holder, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Marie Green, Nick Cole, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Greg van Eekhout, Shannon Messenger, S.J. Harper, Seanan McGuire, and Kathy Aarons.  Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small, independent, local businesses.  Please show your suport for your local businesses by shopping with small independent stores like Mysterious Galaxy on November 29th!  The Indies First program is a year-round campaign in support of...

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.

Blue Labyrinth (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781455525898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 11/2014
Best Agent Pendergast book ever! On sale Nov. 11.

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Willful Child (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765374899
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Tor Books, 11/2014

Speculate Fiction

Meet Steven Erikson on Monday November 17!


The day after tomorrow an alien species Transcends on our doorstep and leaves their toys behind – loaded guns in the hands of a bunch of children who shouldn’t be trusted. Humans: from species on the way out one day, to intergalactic interlopers the next. A century or so later and … “These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the…” Turns out the universe is just chock-full of idiots … and we fit right in. Herein lay the exploits of our intrepid captain and crew as they prove once and for all that fools can rush in, wreak havoc, and come out smelling like a rose. The author’s great love for a certain 60s television series is extremely evident in this farce.

– Patrick


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