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!

Mysterious Galaxy is an independent genre bookstore that is passionate about creating and maintaining a community of readers, authors, and booksellers.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338125498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

Cosplaying teen Edan Kupferman has an easier time expressing her anger at chaotic and troubling circumstances in her life when wearing the mask of super-powered Gargantua. An insightful look into what so many of us love about comics – and some of the challenges we have to face in the field. Cecil’s latest pairs well with Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine geeky romance series! – Maryelizabeth


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$32.50
ISBN: 9781501163401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 26th, 2017

The Aurora virus sweeps across the world like a sleeping curse of apocalyptic scale, leaving only the men awake to fend for themselves. Strange cocoons enshroud the women struck by the curse, and woe to the man who tries to free them from their pupal state. If disturbed, the infected women attack in savage rage. Evie Black, imprisoned for murder, is immune to the curse, can communicate with animals, and exhale magic moths. Some men view her as a savior, others as witch, who religious zealots cannot suffer to live. Is Evie (the dark Eve) Maleficent or Moses, as she offers women a promised land free of toxic masculinity? A vicious, timely fairy tale that will keep you up at night. – Rob


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781492642312
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - January 2nd, 2018

“Be careful what you wish for” takes on new meaning in this thoughtful YA debut. In the middle of the Mojave Desert, the town of Madison, Nevada has a secret. This is a secret they guard with great fervor and intent, as they know what will happen if this secret is discovered: Every citizen in Madison gets to make a wish on their eighteenth birthday, a wish that always comes true.

But, as we all know, wishes have consequences, and Eldon Wilkes has seen the results of these unintended consequences throughout his town and in his own family. With his birthday on the horizon, he is deeply conflicted. His parents are pressuring him to wish for money, which they believe will solve many of their problems. Eldon doesn’t necessarily believe that that this is the right wish for him, and he believes that wishing is the root of many of their problems. As the countdown to his birthday reduces the amount of time he has to figure this out, Eldon’s coming of age journey takes him to some unexpected places … all the way to a satisfying conclusion … at least for some.

 

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By Lyndsay Ely, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316555104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jimmy Patterson - January 2nd, 2018

Within the pretty pages of this book is a gritty western containing not only all the gunslinging action your heart could desire, but also a phenomenal story filled with a great cast of characters. Once you meet Serendpity Jones you will only want more of her story. Lyndsay integrates a variety of complex issues into her books with a deft hand that brings the book to life, giving flesh and bone to characters that could’ve easily fallen into stereotypes in a world that at times is painstakingly real and parallel to our own. Annie Oakley doesn’t hold a candle to Serendipity Jones, the best shot in the west. – Constance


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

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684387
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062354341
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Published: Harper - July 11th, 2017

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316310277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

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It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426011
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985366
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Published: Dutton Books - July 11th, 2017

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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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$27.99
ISBN: 9781501176845
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018