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, 02/27/2015 - 7:30pm

Mysterious Galaxy San Diego's in-store event on Friday with Ransom is canceled, due to unforeseen circumstances. Please watch our calendar for other opportunities to meet Ransom, including the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Writer and filmmaker Ransom Riggs returns to the Galaxy for the paperback release of Hollow City, sequel to the international best-selling novel of vintage photographs and prose. In 2015, Twentieth Century Fox and director Tim Burton will bring Miss Peregrine to the big screen. Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, contains a special Q...

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 1:00pm

Robert S. Levinson is the bestselling author of more than a dozen mystery novels and numerous short stories, including the Derringer Award winner The Quick Brown Fox. He’s a Shamus Award nominee as well as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s Readers Award choice three years in a row. In his latest stand-alone novel, The Evil Deeds We Do, we meet former music industry powerhouse Lainie Davis Gardner who, along with her teenage daughter, witnessed her mobster husband’s murder. Now the assistant district attorney is convinced that she put the hit out on her husband. When her former mentor pressures...

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:00pm

Local author Linda Thomas-Sundstrom hosts a paranormal party to celebrate her latest supernatural romance, Wolf Born. Joining her party will be local authors Lisa Kessler (Blood Moon) and S.J. Harper (Reckoning). This award-winning author of both light and dark paranormal romance and urban fantasy has dozens of published works, most of which involve romance with a bit of bite, either vampiric or shape shifter. You can also see Linda at the Southern California Writers Conference in San Diego over Presidents’ Day weekend.        

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:00pm

The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event...

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

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 3rd.            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.

ISBN-13: 9780385539814
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Doubleday, 2/2015
Received in San Diego on February 18th. On sale date is February 24.

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Karen Memory (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765375247
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
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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