Mysterious Galaxy Birthday Bash

 

As of May 8, Mysterious Galaxy has achieved 25 years of Martians, murder, magic, mayhem and more through curation and community. When we opened our doors to readers in 1993, it was to a different world. We opened in a building in Clairemont Square that no longer exists. No one was on the internet per se (except for futurecasters like Vernor Vinge). There was no Harry Potter. The Los Angeles Times had not held an annual Festival of Books. Approximately 22,000 people attended Comic-Con the previous summer (at which Vernor was a guest of honor). Mobile phones existed, but not smartphones. Urban fantasy had yet to establish itself as a significant subgenre. Looking back from 2018, that time seems simultaneously both unfathomably distant, and just moments ago. This adventure has been marked along the way by the thousands of books inscribed by authors, passionate recommendations to readers, and support from family, friends, and publishing partners, near and far, but especially the Mysterious Galaxy booksellers who share the magic of books every day with our loyal readers. We wouldn’t be here without you. – Maryelizabeth

Maryelizabeth and I have been business partners for over 25 years. It has been an amazing journey for the two of us ... We have journeyed our way through events, staff changes, book festivals, personal moves, industry events, meetings, book piles, website building, cons, store moves, marriages, book reviews, and many, many new friends. We have loved most of the moments and have a hard time believing that they have added up to 25 years in this business. Although we have guided much of the activity and growth of Mysterious Galaxy, the real work is done every day by dedicated staff, supported by customers who are devoted to our mission and love books as much as we do. We are truly blessed to be in this business and we thank you for the honor of being your favorite book- store for 25 years. – Terry

We both hope that you will join us for a day of celebration that includes: Dozens of authors – both authors with new works, and legacy authors who have been a part of our continuing story (Note: There are sure to be many more Legacy Authors sharing this day with us than were confirmed at our publication deadline), multiple cakes, commemorative 25 year pins and t-shirts, and much much more as we head into our second quarter century!

The schedule for the day:

10:00 AM: Coffee Cake
The first cake of the day! Join us for a morning treat, and photo opportunities, as Terry and Maryelizabeth reflect on the journey that began on May 8, 1993, our first customers, and what the future holds.

10:30 AM: Kids Authors

11:30 AM : Middle Grade & Young Adult Authors 

12:30 PM: Cake #1
Enjoy a slice of cake while viewing electronic birthday greetings from Legacy Authors who are not able to attend the Birthday Bash in person.

1:00 PM: Mystery Authors, Volume I

2:00 PM: SFF Authors, Volume I

3:00 PM: Cake #2 and Mystery Authors, Volume II

4:00 PM: SFF Authors, Volume II


Please note, the following signings are ticketed:

  • Sylvain Neuvel
Event date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Piggy and Pug Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780974116099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Media Dynamics, Inc. - December 1st, 2017

10:30 AM Spotlight Author: Anne Wheaton


Never Insult a Killer Zucchini Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580896184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 9th, 2016

10:30 AM Spotlight Author: Elana Azose

 


Nature's Lullaby Fills the Night Cover Image
By Dee Leone, Bali Engel (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454921394
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - February 6th, 2018

10:30 AM Spotlight Author: Dee Leone


Future Lost (Future Shock #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807526873
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018

11:30 AM Spotlight Author: Elizabeth Briggs

 


Ship It Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Freeform - May 1st, 2018

11:30 AM Spotlight Author: Britta Lundin


Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062796097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - April 10th, 2018

11:30 AM Spotlight Author: Jason Porath

Birthday Bash attendees can receive a special alternate cover for their Tough Mothers -- the perfect Mothers Day gift! 


Black Moon Rising (the Library Book 2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101932575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

11:30 AM Legacy Author: D.J. MacHale


The Favorite Sister Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501153198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 15th, 2018

1:00 PM Spotlight Author: Jessica Knoll


The Homecoming Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781477820087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas & Mercer - June 13th, 2017

1:00 PM Spotlight Author: Alan Russell


Murder Gone Missing Cover Image
$18.34
ISBN: 9781947915046
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Level Best Books - April 5th, 2018

1:00 PM Spotlight Author: Lida Sideris

 


Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781451679175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - August 14th, 2012

1:00 PM Legacy Author: Jan Burke


Go-Between Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616958305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - July 11th, 2017

1:00 PM Legacy Author: Lisa Brackmann


The Golden Basilisk (Lost Ancients #5) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780999081150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - April 25th, 2018

2:00 PM Spotlight Author: Marie Andreas


A Curious Invasion Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780999081143
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marie Andreas - April 25th, 2018

2:00 PM Spotlight Author: Marie Andreas


Medusa Uploaded (Medusa Cycle #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250169341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tom Doherty Associates - May 1st, 2018

2:00 PM Spotlight Author: Emily Devenport


The New Annotated Frankenstein Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Guillermo del Toro (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780871409492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - August 8th, 2017

2:00 PM Spotlight Author: Leslie Klinger


Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World Cover Image
By David Brin (Editor), Stephen W. Potts (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765382597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - March 13th, 2018

2:00 PM Legacy Author: David Brin


Forsaken Cover Image
$2.99
ISBN: 9781946297150
Availability: Available Now
Published: Morpho Press - August 29th, 2017

2:00 PM Legacy Author

* Samantha Sommersby


The Demon Crown: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force Novels #12) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062381736
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - December 5th, 2017

2:00 PM Legacy Author: James Rollins


A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780812515282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - August 31st, 2010

2:00 PM Legacy Author: Vernor Vinge


Fistful of Rain Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781579625184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Permanent Press - April 23rd, 2018

3:00 PM Spotlight Author: Baron R. Birtcher


By His Own Hand: A Newberg Novel (Newberg Novels #3) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765395580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge - April 17th, 2018

3:00 PM Spotlight Author: Neal Griffin


Staff Pick Logo
Beat Slay Love Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780981944210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thalia Press - September 12th, 2015

3:00 PM Legacy Author

* Taffy Cannon


Newport Ave Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781983878756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 12th, 2018

3:00 PM Legacy Author: Ken Kuhlken


Dead is Good Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781974357116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fahrenheit Press - August 9th, 2017

3:00 PM Legacy Author: Jo Perry


The Bomb Maker Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802127488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mysterious Press - January 2nd, 2018

3:00 PM Legacy Author: Thomas Perry


Staff Pick Logo
Only Human (Themis Files #3) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399180118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey Books - May 1st, 2018

4:00 PM Spotlight Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Tickets available now!

This is a ticketed event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.


Wired Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781682617816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Permuted Press - May 1st, 2018

4:00 PM Spotlight Author: Douglas E. Richards


Ender's Game (Ender Quintet #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765394866
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - October 17th, 2017

4:00 PM Legacy Author: Orson Scott Card