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.

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:00pm

The Mad Max movie franchise continues with “Fury Road,” as two rebels defy the odds in an apocalyptic future. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Abbie Bernstein takes SF fans behind the scenes with The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:00pm

Nancy Holder expands the dark romantic justice of the world of Beauty and the Beast in Some Gave All. When Vincent Keller is approached by the family of a fellow soldier who went missing in Afghanistan, he vows to help them uncover the truth behind her disappearance. Meanwhile, Catherine Chandler is working on the case of a young girl so traumatized by the brutal murder of her aunt that she is unable speak. Nancy’s latest original young adult paranormal adventure is the third installment in her co-authored works with Debbie Viguie: Wolf Springs Chronicles: Savage.

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday May 26th.            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, 05/27/2015 - 6:00pm

The internationally bestselling author of the award-winning Inspector Thomas Lynley series and hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the “queen of the mystery genre,” Elizabeth George has carried her success over to her paranormal YA series. It all began with The Edge of Nowhere, an Agatha and Edgar finalist for Best YA Novel, followed by The Edge of the Water. Now in the third installment, The Edge of the shadows, Becca King and her friends are wondering if a band of newcomers are responsible for a string of fires around Whidbey Island. Becca is also honing her paranormal abilities, thanks to fellow psychic Diana Kinsale. This...

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:30pm

Rachel Howzell Hall’s Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton returns with Skies of Ash, the second in this critically-acclaimed series set in South Los Angeles which began with Land of Shadows. Lou and her partner, Colin Taggert, investigate a tragic house fire which killed Juliet Chatman and her two kids. The husband, Christopher Chatman, is devastated he couldn’t save them, but Lou suspects otherwise. She sees through the picture-perfect family façade, although her colleagues suspect her own marital troubles could be clouding her judgment. Kirkus Reviews praises Hall’s second in the series, saying the author “outdoes...

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.

The Heir (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062349859
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Harper Teen, 5/2015
Arrived in San Diego on May 4th. On Sale Date is May 5th.

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Karen Memory (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765375247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
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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