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, 04/19/2015 - 11:30am

Joshua Davis signs Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream at the La Habra Library. Spare Parts, recently released as a motion picture, is the story of four undocumented Mexican- American teens from West Phoenix who, ten years ago, represented their underfunded high school in a national NASA sponsored robotics competition in California. These four teens risked the threat of deportation and other obstacles; follow them as they battle for the American dream.      

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:12am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 21st.              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, 04/22/2015 - 4:00pm

  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, The Martian by Andy Weir. Patrick’s review notes, “the whole novel reads like a heartwarming/stopping action movie ... and I loved every page-turning, non-cynical, hero-filled word of it.” 

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:30pm

  Vince Aiello, a Southern California attorney and novelist, reinvigorates the legal thriller genre, with his stories about lawyers, mostly set in America’s Finest City, San Diego. Legion’s Lawyers, released in winter 2014, places the head of a prestigious San Diego law firm in the middle of a turf war between a Mexican drug cartel and a local gangster. Faith Full sets two Carlsbad men on a collision course where faith will be challenged, faith will be doubted, and faith will be tested.       

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:00am

Come join us at the Granada Hills Woman’s Club for a fun-filled afternoon with cozy mystery author, Laura Levine, of the popular Jaine Austen mystery series. In her latest title, Killing Cupid, the freelance writer lands a job writing copy for the Dates of Joy match-making service. When the ruthless conniving matchmaker winds up dead, Jaine realizes the killer could be any number of vengeful employees or disgruntled clients. In order to clear her own name, Jaine must navigate her way through various lovesick Lotharios to find the real killer. Once again, Laura entertains us with the adventures 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.

Crow Fair: Stories (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780385350198
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Knopf, 3/2015
Received in San Diego on March 26th.

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Karen Memory (Hardcover)

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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