Welcome to Mysterious Galaxy -- 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!

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781616958619
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Published: Soho Crime - January 30th, 2018

This Is What Happened is a mesmerizing psychological thriller with a strikingly clever plot. It begins when an ordinary young woman is recruited by MI5 to install a surveillance program onto a London company’s computer network. The riveting account of her attempt to do this is followed by a shocking plot twist that completely shape-shifts the story. More surprises follow. Mick Herron’s talent is on full display in this compulsively readable book, which includes spies, misogyny, Stockholm Syndrome, missing people, and sisterly love. For fans of psychological suspense and dark, literary thrillers. – Kim


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$18.99
ISBN: 9781101939321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - October 31st, 2017

Otherworld, set in the near future, asks the important question of what real-world sacrifices people would be willing to make when offered the chance to immerse themselves in a virtual reality that engages all their senses. The mysterious Company that constructed Otherworld promises players a chance to live their “best lives,” with “No laws. No limits. No judgements.” But what are the consequences of (virtually) living without limits, whether engaging in survival tactics, or indulging one’s secret desires? What may be one participant’s utopia may be another’s nightmare. Teens Simon and Kat, once the closest of friends in real life, now are only able to connect in Otherworld. When Simon is desperately seeking Kat, he discovers much more than they bargained for. – Maryelizabeth


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781941302422
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Published: Lion Forge - October 31st, 2017

Morrigan Moore, the personification of teen ennui, unwillingly accompanies her writer mother and elder brother on their move to a small town to immerse themselves in the local legend of the rapacious King of Crows, and the Scarecrow Prince who opposes him. Morrigan begins to form relationships with a local teen and the town’s elderly eccentric, but she has drawn the attention of the local murder of crows and the presence behind them. Vibrant art and engaging characters add to the satisfying storyline, suitable for tweens and up. – Maryelizabeth


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Blood Truth Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608092871
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 5th, 2017

This is the fourth in the Rick Cahill P.I. series and, for me, the most emotionally-charged. Rick investigates two cases, both involving loved ones, so already, you know there’s a lot at stake. One case involves Kim, his ex-girlfriend, who hires Rick to confirm her suspicions that her husband is having an affair. The other dredges up Rick’s long-suppressed shame of his deceased father, a disgraced cop, when a safe is discovered in his childhood home. The two storylines weave together flawlessly. Kim’s case takes Rick into shady real estate deals and, eventually, murder. His personal crusade to uncover the truth about his father leads to a 20-year-old cold case. Rick struggles between his need to see justice served and the fear of what he’ll discover about his own flesh and blood. Coyle skillfully breaks up the thrilling action with more introspective moments, resulting in a topnotch read. – Sarah


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A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765399113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - October 31st, 2017

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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062319296
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Published: Ecco Press - October 17th, 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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Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684387
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

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Godsgrave: Book Two of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250073037
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

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Don't Let Go Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525955115
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Published: Dutton Books - September 26th, 2017

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There's Someone Inside Your House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525426011
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 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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$27.99
ISBN: 9781501176845
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018

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After on: A Novel of Silicon Valley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

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