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.

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:30pm

Join MG and author and publisher Robert J. Peterson for a fun, activity-filled evening with games and refreshments as he leads readers on an exploration of the world of The Odds: A Post-Apocalyptic Action-Comedy. Robert will discuss how his own life experiences helped shape the world. Then, with the assistance of local author J.M. Perkins, Bob will instruct attendees in how to play The Odds Tabletop Game. Winners of the game’s brief campaigns will be awarded a variety of prizes, including special souvenir cards based on The Odds, chessboards, MG gift certificates, and other fun surprises...

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 2:00pm

Debut cross-genre author Carrie Patel hones her writing skills in her job as a narrative designer for video games at Obsidian Entertainment. Publishers Weekly’s review of The Buried Life notes: “With Regency-era sensibilities and Agatha Christie’s flair for the subtle conundrum, Patel’s debut novel introduces readers to a subterranean city of the future, centuries after what is dubbed “The Catastrophe,” and beautifully manages the delicate balance between entertainment and social commentary… The subtly fantastical story is resplendent with surprisingly deep villains, political corruption, and a gripping whodunit feel...

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 2:00pm

  We’re excited to welcome Glen Erik Hamilton, a Seattle native and now Southern California resident, to sign and discuss his debut thriller, Past Crimes. Van Shaw is an Army Ranger who reluctantly returns to a home he left ten years ago, thanks to a cryptic message left by his grandfather. However, when he finds his grandfather left for dead, Van becomes Seattle PD’s main suspect. Now Van must return to the criminal underworld his grandfather inhabited, a world he swore off forever, to track down the real shooter. This atmospheric thriller received a starred review fromPublishers Weekly and is the first in an exciting new...

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 10th.            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. 

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:00pm

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 to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection! Maryelizabeth’s review notes, “Jennifer excels at stories of people haunted by the past, by regrets, and by their passions, all of which are in play in The Winter People.”

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.

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780385539814
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Doubleday, 2/2015
Received in San Diego on February 18th. On sale date is February 24.

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Check out what we (MG staff and friends) have recently read and enjoyed.

Karen Memory (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780765375247
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
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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