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.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:27pm

  Peter Straub  Marjorie Liu  Kiera Cass  Jim Pascoe                      Mysterious Galaxy will be taking part in WonderCon 2014 in its temporary home in the Anaheim Convention Center, in Booth #709 in the Exhibitor’s Hall. In addition to the Exhibit Hall featuring comics and items from the many worlds of the popular arts, WonderCon offers exclusive programming from the top comics publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime...

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 2:00pm

Richard Lederer will be here in Shakespearian costume to celebrate the playwright and poet’s 450th birthday (a few days early due to World Book Night)! Local treasure Richard is an author, speaker, and teacher best known for his books on word play and the English language and his use of oxymorons. Richard is a native San Diegan and author of “Lederer on Language,” which appears weekly in the San Diego Union Tribune. He also broadcasts regularly on a number of major market public and clear-channel commercial radio stations, including KPBS in San Diego and KSFO in San Francisco. We guarantee that this witty and intelligent gentleman...

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:00am

      In celebration of Easter, Mysterious Galaxy will be closed on Sunday 20 April 2014.  We will be back at 11:00 a.m. on Monday 21 April 2014.  Good Easter egg hunting!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:30pm

    Anthony award-winning author Hilary Davidson began her writing career as an intern for Harper’s Magazine. Hilary has published three books in the Lily Moore suspense series, and is also the author of 18 nonfiction books, including Frommer’s New York City Day by Day. Her novel-length and short works invariably lead to dark places, including her latest, short story collection The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder, and stand-alone thriller Blood Always Tells. (See Maryelizabeth’s review on our website.) Hilary also signs in San Diego on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 22nd.  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. 

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.

Frog Music (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780316324687
Availability: In Stock - Click title for store location.
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 4/2014
Received in Redondo Beach April 11.

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The Forever Watch (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781250033819
Availability: In Stock - Click title for store location.
Published: Thomas Dunne Books, 3/2014

Speculative Fiction

Earth is a memory. All that is left of humanity is on a thousand-year trip to a new home … and not particularly humane. Society is extremely ordered. Everyone has their place and everyone works. Occupations are chosen early in one’s life, implanted really. But something is not right. There are witnesses to some rather gruesome deaths, but records of same are missing from the ship’s logs, the victims simply marked as “Retired.” A mission-critical city planner and her policeman lover are on the case, surreptitiously. To do things in the open would attract attention from Information Security, resulting in all manner of bad, including Adjustment. When the real truth behind it all comes out, things get really interesting, really fast.

If you like Peter Hamilton and/or Alastair Reynolds … and if Logan’s Run excites you, give this one a spin.  You won’t be sorry … until ISec comes calling.


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