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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Signed Books

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.

ISBN: 9781617754067
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Infamous Books - November 3rd, 2015

Sunfail, Akashic’s venture into speculative fiction, is a highly readable near future thriller in the vein of James Rollins. I very much liked the mix of POV characters, varied conspiracy/world mythos, and compelling storytelling, especially at a time when I am suffering a fair amount of apocalypse fiction fatigue. Savile is widely published in both suspense and SF in the UK, and this is a promising introduction for U.S. readers, even with a few stridency issues. – Maryelizabeth

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Reviews and Recommendations

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ISBN: 9781942600558
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rare Bird Books - November 3rd, 2015

This gritty debut took me on an adrenaline-fueled journey through the dark alleys of East Los Angeles to the dive bars of the South Bay. Greg Salem is a Virgil Heights cop who is still recognized by punk rock fans as Fred Despair, the lead singer of Bad Citizen Corporation. He still plays the occasional gig but his punk rock days are far behind him. At least that’s what he thought. After his guitarist/best friend is murdered, Salem vows to bring the killer to justice despite his recent suspension from the department. With the help of his drummer/friend Marco, Salem dives right back into the underworld of his hometown filled with greedy land developers, drug dealers, and old flings. BCC is hard core, in-your-face, blast-the-roof-off storytelling, and as a longtime Hermosa Beach resident, it’s about damn time a novel pays proper homage to the birthplace of Pennywise and Black Flag. – Sarah

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