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Mysterious Galaxy

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #302
San Diego, CA 92111

United States

858.268.4747; mgbooksmystgalaxy.com

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Web site: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

Events: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event

Description: Mysterious Galaxy is an independent bookstore specializing in science fiction, mysteries, and fantasy, but they can special order anything. Many signed first editions are in stock daily, and they have several active community programs, including one to bring kids' authors to local schools and libraries.

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August 2008 by mgbooks

Upcoming events

Mar
3
New Books on Sale Tuesday March 3rd (Tuesday, March 3 at 10am)
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.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
4
Brandon Sanderson Signs in San Diego (Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm)
Brandon Sanderson signs Words of Radiance in San Diego.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Firefight from Mysterious Galaxy, available January 6th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop Sign in San Diego (Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm)
Patricia Briggs Anne Bishop

Mysterious Galaxy welcomes New York Times Bestselling fantasy authors Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop for the release of their latest novels, Dead Heat and Vision In Silver. Patricia will be signing the fourth installment of her supernatural Alpha and Omega series, Dead Heat, where mated werewolves Charles and Anna finally take a personal trip of their own only to soon find themselves in the cross fire of the Fae’s cold war with humanity. Anne will be discussing the latest novel in her Others series. In Vision In Silver, the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg’s doorstep. Join award-winning authors in a lively discussion of all things urban fantasy and supernatural romance.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Dead Heat or Vision In Silver from Mysterious Galaxy, available March 3d.

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Robert J. Peterson Signs in San Diego (Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm)
Join MG and author and publisher Robert J. Peterson for a fun, activity-filled evening with games and refreshments as he leads readers on an exploration of the world of The Odds: A Post-Apocalyptic Action-Comedy. Robert will discuss how his own life experiences helped shape the world. Then, with the assistance of local author J.M. Perkins, Bob will instruct attendees in how to play The Odds Tabletop Game. Winners of the game’s brief campaigns will be awarded a variety of prizes, including special souvenir cards based on The Odds, chessboards, MG gift certificates, and other fun surprises.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Carrie Patel Signs in San Diego (Saturday, March 7 at 2pm)
Debut cross-genre author Carrie Patel hones her writing skills in her job as a narrative designer for video games at Obsidian Entertainment. Publishers Weekly’s review of The Buried Life notes: “With Regency-era sensibilities and Agatha Christie’s flair for the subtle conundrum, Patel’s debut novel introduces readers to a subterranean city of the future, centuries after what is dubbed “The Catastrophe,” and beautifully manages the delicate balance between entertainment and social commentary… The subtly fantastical story is resplendent with surprisingly deep villains, political corruption, and a gripping whodunit feel.”

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
8
Glen Erik Hamilton Signs in San Diego (Sunday, March 8 at 2pm)
We’re excited to welcome Glen Erik Hamilton, a Seattle native and now Southern California resident, to sign and discuss his debut thriller, Past Crimes. Van Shaw is an Army Ranger who reluctantly returns to a home he left ten years ago, thanks to a cryptic message left by his grandfather. However, when he finds his grandfather left for dead, Van becomes Seattle PD’s main suspect. Now Van must return to the criminal underworld his grandfather inhabited, a world he swore off forever, to track down the real shooter. This atmospheric thriller received a starred review fromPublishers Weekly and is the first in an exciting new series.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
New Books on Sale Tuesday March 10th (Tuesday, March 10 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 10th.

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.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
11
San Diego Book Group Discussion - Winter People (Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm)
The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection! Maryelizabeth’s review notes, “Jennifer excels at stories of people haunted by the past, by regrets, and by their passions, all of which are in play in The Winter People.”

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
13
ConDor 22 Celebrating Geek Chic (Friday, March 13 at 1:30pm)
Guest of honor S.M. Stirling

Special Guests: Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. "Sparky" McTrowell

Look for Mysterious Galaxy in our usual spot in the dealer's room. San Diego’s longest running Science Fiction convention welcomes author Guest of Honor S.M. Stilrling, (The Golden Princess, ) as well as Special Guests Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. "Sparky" McTrowell (London, Where it All Began) . ConDor 22 will take place at Fashion Valley’s Town and Country Resort from Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15. Mysterious Galaxy will be in our traditional location in the Dealer’s Room. Find information on other guests and convention specifics on the convention’s website.

Please visit the event webpage http://www.condorcon.org

Location: Street: 500 Hotel Circle North Additional: Town and Country Resort and Convention Center City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92108 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
14
Literary Women: The Long Beach Festival of Authors (Saturday, March 14 at 00am)
The Festival of Women Authors originated in Long Beach, California in 1982 with a vision to bring the work of outstanding contemporary women authors to the community. Since that first year, the Festival has been enthusiastically supported by an audience of avid readers. The authors are presented throughout a day-long program offering opportunities to attendees to mingle with fellow readers, meet authors and have books autographed.

Location: Street: Long Beach Convention Center Additional: 200 S Pine Ave. City: Long Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90802 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
14
Literary Women: The Long Beach Festival of Authors (Saturday, March 14 at 00am)
The Festival of Women Authors originated in Long Beach, California in 1982 with a vision to bring the work of outstanding contemporary women authors to the community. Since that first year, the Festival has been enthusiastically supported by an audience of avid readers. The authors are presented throughout a day-long program offering opportunities to attendees to mingle with fellow readers, meet authors and have books autographed. 2015 speakers are Aimee Bender, Kate Christensen, Jennifer Clement, Sloane Crosley, Christina Henriquez, Eleanor Morse, and Jenny Offill.

Location: Street: Long Beach Convention Center Additional: 200 S Pine Ave. City: Long Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90802 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
17
New Books on Sale Tuesday March 17th (Tuesday, March 17 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 17th.

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.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
17
Gail Carriger Launch Party in San Diego!!! (Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30pm)
Join us for the Launch Party of Gail Carriger’s new novel, Prudence in San Diego. In her Parasol Protectorate novels, Carriger proved herself a master storyteller of steampunk, fantasy, and romance. Her new Custard Protocol series is no exception. Prudence follows the vibrant Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) as she travels to India in her new dirigible (delightfully christened the “Spotted Custard”). Readers will be pleased to see the return of some familiar faces as well as an exciting cast of new ones in Carriger’s latest steampunk adventure.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
18
J A Jance Signs in San Diego (Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm)
J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Walker family series, and the Ali Reynolds series. Join us to meet the author Kirkus Reviews has praised for her “inimitable, take-no-prisoners style.” She’ll sign and discuss her latest title in the Ali Reynolds series, Cold Betrayal, featuring 40-something former newscaster Ali Reynolds. Ali was hoping married life would allow her to relax, but not only does she end up helping her friend, Sister Anselm, with a pregnant teen who escaped from a cult, but she also agrees to look into a more personal investigation involving threats to her daughter-in-law’s elderly grandmother. Please note that this is a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Cold Betrayal from Mysterious Galaxy which will be available March 10.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Cold Betrayal from Mysterious Galaxy, available March 10th.

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date. Photo Credit: Mary Ann Halpin Studios

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
19
Kristen Kittscher will be promoting The Wig in the Window (Thursday, March 19 at 7pm)
Kristen Kittscher will be promoting The Wig in the Window (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
20
Ladies Lunch and Literacy With Alexis Landau (Friday, March 20 at 11:30am)
LLL Introduces Alexis Landau Friday, March 20, from 11:30am to 1:30pm At Dominique's Kitchen 522 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach

Alexis Landau and The Empire of the Senses is simply the best way to begin the ninth year of Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy.

This lush and beautiful debut will engross and delight readers as they are transported to 1914 Berlin and the Russian Front during WWI. The saga continues up to the second World War and centers on one family of mixed backgrounds and religions ... all of which blends with the complexity of the time.

Meet debut author Alexis Landau for an LLL-hosted buffet lunch at the fabulous Dominique’s Kitchen in Redondo Beach. Attendees will also be introduced to LLL’s 2015 non-profit partner. It all begins at 11:30 AM.

The cost for this event is $60. You will receive a signed first edition of The Empire of the Senses, have a delicious buffet lunch, and meet debut author Alexis Landau. You will also have the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, our 2015 non-profit literacy partner.

Reservations may be made at http://landaulunch.brownpapertickets.com/.

While The Empire of the Senses does not go on sale until March 17, you are encouraged to make your reservation today as space is limited. If you would like begin reading The Empire of the Senses before the lunch, you can pick up your copy at the Redondo Beach location beginning on March 17 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Make arrangements with Emilio via email or phone (310-542-6000).

Location: Street: Dominique's Kitchen Additional: 522 Pacific Coast Hwy City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90277 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
20
Girls Gone SciFi in San Diego (Friday, March 20 at 7:30pm)
Jessica Brody Jessica Khoury Debra Driza Melissa Landers Claudia Gray

SciFi YA extravaganza in San Diego! Blast off for adventure with young adult authors Jesssica Brody (Unchanged), Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You), Jessica Khoury (Kalahari), Melissa Landers (Invaded), and Debra Driza (MILA 2.0: Renegade). Unchanged completes the thrilling SF trilogy started in Jessica’s Unremembered; fans are encouraged to check out the ebook short, “Unleashed,” as wel, for more insights into the mysterious Diotech Compound. Bestseller Claudia’s A Thousand Pieces of You is blurbed as “Orphan Black meets Cloud Atlas in the first book of this epic dimension–bending trilogy about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.” The Corpus Files that Jessica began with Origin in the depths of the Amazon rainforest and continued with Vitro in the South Pacific islands now takes readers to the wilds of Botswana with Kalahari. Linda’s review of Melissa’s Alienated reads, “Appealing to science fiction and YA readers, a plot with a forbidden love theme involving intergalactic exchange students allows Landers to discuss important issues such as teen romance, peer pressure, trust and acceptance of those a little bit different from ourselves.” The story continues in Invaded. The 2015 version of San Diego author Debra will captain the ride!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
21
Lee Silber signs in San Diego (Saturday, March 21 at 4pm)
Local author Lee Silber’s website reflects the many hats he wears: author, trainer, designer, consultant. Not only is he a successful keynote speaker who consistently delivers innovative presentations, but Lee is also the author of 21 books, including his second novel, The Homeless Hero. Lee did extensive research for the novel: "Well, I now know what it would be like to be homeless . . . and it was awful. I spent a few days and nights on the streets of San Diego to research my new novel and I had no idea how hard life could be. I learned so much from good people (and bad) about what it takes to live in your car or under a cardboard box and much of what I discovered made its way into my book. Researching it was trying (but worth it), and writing it was a labor of love."

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
24
New Books on Sale Tuesday March 24th (Tuesday, March 24 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 24th.

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.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
24
Dennis Lehane Signs in San Diego (Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30pm)
Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston and currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Boston. He’s published ten novels, three of which (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island) have been made into award-winning films. Dennis will be signing and discussing his latest title that continues the historical saga that started with The Given Day followed by Live By Night. In his latest, World Gone By, it’s been ten years since former crime boss Joe Coughlin’s wife was killed and his empire destroyed. Now he travels between Florida and Cuba as consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, moving effortlessly between Tampa’s elite, the mob, and the Cuban underworld. It’s only a matter of time before the sins of his past catch up to him. Please note that this is a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of World Gone By from Mysterious Galaxy, which will be available March 10.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of World Gone By from Mysterious Galaxy, available March 10th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
26
Ian Caldwell Signs in San Diego (Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm)
Ian Caldwell’s The fifth gospel was well-reviewed by Publishers Weekly, which notes, “Caldwell follows 2004’s The Rule of Four (cowritten with Dustin Thomason) with another superior religious thriller, notable for its existential and spiritual profundity. An intelligent and deeply contemplative writing style, along with more than a few bombshell plot twists, set this one above the pack, but it’s the insightful character development that makes this redemptive story so moving.” Join the best-selling author at MG to discuss the exciting convergence of faith and conspiracy and secrecy.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
27
Cecil Castellucci and Rachel Searles sign in San Diego (Friday, March 27 at 6pm)
Cecil Castellucci Rachel Searles

The Galaxy includes Speculative Fiction for readers of all ages – our event with Cecil Castellucci and Rachel Searles is focused on SF for teens, and middle grade readers, but of interest to readers of all ages. In Stone in the Sky, Cecil’s thrilling follow-up to Tin Star, Tula will need to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky, as she faces possible death and romantic complications. The Stolen Moon, second in Rachel’s Lost Planet series, offers hero Chase an opportunity to save the world, maybe, with the help of hacker BFF Parker and the assistance / hindrance of his younger sister.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
27
Dan Simmons signs in San Diego (Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm)
Dan Simmons. Sherlock Holmes. Need we say more? Publishers Weekly praised The Fifth Heart, noting: “In Paris in 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James join forces in this outstanding novel from Simmons, who has concocted something far from the usual pastiche, with a historical figure standing in for Dr. Watson. Simmons knows the Holmes canon and uses that expertise in the service of a highly original reimagining of the beloved sleuth.” No deduction required to determine that you should join us for this event. Please note that this is a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Fifth Heart from Mysterious Galaxy, available March 24.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Fifth Heart from Mysterious Galaxy, available March 10th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Photo Credit: Karen Simmons

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
28
Ferrett Steinmetz sings in San Diego (Saturday, March 28 at 2pm)
Debut SF novelist Ferrett Steinmetz offers cross-genre readers Flex, described as “A desperate father will do anything to heal his daughter in a novel where Breaking Bad meets Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.” Seanan McGuire’s recommendation: “Flex is hot, inventive, and exciting. A real joyride of a story…a whole new kind of magic and a whole new ballgame. Totally recommended.” Other author fans include Cherie Priest, Ken Liu, Dan Wells, and James Patrick Kelly. Join Ferrett at MG to discuss paternal love, drugs, magic and bureaucracy.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
29
Ridley Pearson signs in San Diego (Sunday, March 29 at 2:30pm)
Ridley Pearson is known to many readers as the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp, and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than two dozen titles. The adventure of the Kingdom Keepers, a group of young people responsible for battling magical villains in Disneyland afterhours, continues in The Return, as they discover defeating the Overtakers is not their only challenge. The Red Room, a Risk Agent novel, is Ridley’s most recent adult suspense novel.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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