Welcome to Mysterious Galaxy -- books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Our online store offers a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, or via downloadable audio, and many more available for special order!

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062484475
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Published: Harper - November 7th, 2017

If you enjoy an engrossing mystery with intense historical undertones, you will love this tale woven into the World War II era existence. The British occupy Palestine in 1946; Lilya has joined the resistance group to form an independent Jewish state. Her assignment, however much she resents it, takes her to war-ravaged Europe in search of Raphael Lind, a scientist reported to have perished in a concentration camp. There is evidence that he is still alive among the many refugees that the British will not allow to emigrate to Palestine, refugees who are housed in camps throughout Europe. Pretending to be a member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, an organization to aid Jewish survivors, Lilya’s search brings her to London’s Whitehall, home of the British Secret Intelligence Service, and rubble-strewn Munich and Berlin. Meanwhile, someone is mirroring her journey, desperately seeking the same man, and circumstances become very dangerous but immensely interesting. A fantastic debut novel set in a most intriguing time in world history. – Guest Reviewer Bunny Hand


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062457851
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Published: Harper Teen - September 19th, 2017

Zac Brewer manages the delicate balance between making the point of view of a teenager with suicidal ideation empathetic and accessible without glorifying her emotional crisis in Madness. When Brooke is released from her recovery center after a suicide attempt, she struggles with reestablishing relationships and routines with family, friends, and schoolmates, even her BFF, Duckie. At first, new arrival Derek seems to be Brooke’s soulmate, the only person who understands what she’s feeling – but is their budding romance helpful or harmful, especially as it begins to isolate Brooke from other people she loves? Part Pretty in Pink and more than a little Heathers for teens in the 21st Century, the book also offers resources for any readers identifying with Brooke’s pain. – Maryelizabeth


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ISBN: 9780857667090
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Published: Angry Robot - November 7th, 2017

The crew of the White Raven thought they had a nice bit of salvage until they discovered an occupied cryopod. That occupant, Dr. Elena Oh, wakes to a home system 500 years older than when she left it, and she has one hell of a story to tell: First Freakin’ Contact! Fantastic, to be sure, but it turns out this is old news. Humanity met extraterrestrials a long, long time ago. These aliens, however, have, shall we say, a rather loose grasp on the truth. The Liars, as they are known, gave us many wonderful things including advanced tech and access to many a star system. All in all they’re rather handy to have around, even if they are a bit fond of the odd exaggeration and tall tale. That said, turns out Elena’s extraterrestrials are not Liars, and their truth could just lead to humanity’s end. The galaxy will never be the same again. The Wrong Stars is excellent space opera and great characters and lots of space-faring action and adventure. Especially awesome if you’re a fan of series like James SA Corey’s Expanse. – Guest Reviewer Patrick Heffernan


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ISBN: 9781617755880
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Published: Akashic Books - October 3rd, 2017

Solomon’s stellar Afrofuturistic debut (a first for Akashic) is set aboard the HSS Matilda, an interstellar space vessel that carries not only a broad spectrum of humanity, but also some of its most virulent traits, including racism and classism. Self-taught medic Aster Grey administers to those in need on the ship’s lower decks, tends a secret botanical laboratory, and seeks answers to the secrets of her dead mother’s past – when she’s not performing mandatory slave labor for benefit of the ruling white supremacists, experiencing violence at the hand of the ship’s enforcers, or trying to have an intellectual if not emotional understanding of how to interact with those closest to her. The inevitable comparisons to Octavia Butler’s work are deserved, and I look forward to seeing more from Solomon. – Maryelizabeth


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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399161506
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 26th, 2017

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525955115
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Published: Dutton Books - September 26th, 2017

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780399549786
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

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By Amy Tan
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062319296
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Published: Ecco Press - October 17th, 2017

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9781101985366
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Published: Dutton Books - July 11th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062354341
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Published: Harper - July 11th, 2017

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