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Mysterious Galaxy

5943 Balboa Ave. #100
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

Twitter account: @MystGalaxyBooks

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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Yes, Mysterious Galaxy San Diego relocated to Balboa Ave December 2014. Apologies for the delay in updating the address on LT.
April 24 by mgbooks
They have definitely moved.
March 21 by erikrebooted
Relocated?
\"5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111\"?
Please edit to be new address
March 15 by 6dts
Beware! Technical difficulties mean that some events may show on our page that are actually for other IndieBound bookstores -- look carefully!
August 2008 by mgbooks

Upcoming events

May
25
Memorial Day Hours (Monday, May 25 at 10am)
We are closing at 5:00 pm in observance of Memorial Day!

Our eBooks are available at any time!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
25
Kiera Cass will be promoting The One (Monday, May 25 at 7pm)
Kiera Cass will be promoting The One (added from HarperCollins)
May
26
New Books on Sale Tuesday May 26th (Tuesday, May 26 at 10am)
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.

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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May
27
Elizabeth George Signs in San Diego (Wednesday, May 27 at 6pm)
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 suspenseful coming-of-age tale has elements of the paranormal, mystery, and romance for both YA fans and adult readers alike.

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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May
27
Rachel Howzell Hall signs in San Diego (Wednesday, May 27 at 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 her stellar debut in an exploration of vile secrets that pays homage to that earlier master of complex California homicide, Raymond Chandler.”

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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May
28
Phoneix Comic Con (Thursday, May 28 at 4pm)
Mysterious Galaxy will be at Phoenix Comic Con

Details to come.

Visit the official Phoenix Comicon website.

Location: Street: Phoenix Convention Center Additional: 100 N 3rd St City: Phoenix, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85004 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
28
Peter Orullian Signs in San Diego (Thursday, May 28 at 7:30pm)
Fantasy novelist and musician Peter Orullian made a strong impact on the genre scene with his 2011 debut, the first volume in the Vault of Heaven, The Unremembered, recently rereleased in an Author’s Preferred Edition. Bowman Tahn Junell, and his allies must wage a war as the magical Veil, sustained by the Song of Suffering, that protects against invasion by the Quiet – a rogue god and his creations – in Trial of Intentions. In his day job, Peter works in marketing at Xbox, including leading the Music and Entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE, and has toured as a featured vocalist internationally at major music festivals.

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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May
29
Steve Martini signs in San Diego (Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm)
Guest host Laura Akers, Attorney-at-Law, will help MGSD welcome best-selling author Steve Martini for The Enemy Inside – his 13th Paul Madraini legal thriller. In a recent article, Publishers Weekly remarked on Steve’s background: “Martini brings a diverse professional background to his books, having served as an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer, as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, and as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program.” Compressing time so a lengthy trial fits within the pages of a novel can be difficult, Martini says, but “one way to float the story is with humor. Funny things happen in courtrooms. The novelist who can exploit them in realistic fashion in fiction and do it with flair often has a winning formula. Being accurate about the legal system is important, but when good fiction dictates that this may not be possible, a good laugh may cover your sleight of hand when you are forced to take some liberty.”

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Enemy Inside from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 12th, 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)
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May
30
Matt Coyle Signs in San Diego (Saturday, May 30 at 2pm)
Mysterious Galaxy was thrilled to be part of the Bouchercon 2014 book room last fall when San Diego’s own Matt Coyle won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for Yesterday’s Echo. La Jolla PI Rich Cahill is drawn to investigate an eight-year-old case for a young male convict serving time at San Quentin. Publishers Weekly cautions, “Most PIs are hypercompetent and tough, but Cahill is fallible and painfully vulnerable—he keeps on trying to do the right thing. Readers should be prepared for a morally ambiguous ending to this sobering crime novel.”

Listen to Matt talk about his new work at Authors on the Air.

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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May
31
Greg Proops Signs in San Diego (Sunday, May 31 at 2pm)
Internationally renowned comedian, Greg Proops will be signing his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The Smartest Book in the World, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times. This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM! This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, 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)
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May
31
Greg Proops signs at The Great American Comedy Club (Sunday, May 31 at 6pm)
Greg Proops signs The Smartest Book in the World at the Great American Comedy Club.

Details to come.

For tickets and infomrmation visit the Great American Comedy Club's official website.

Location: Street: The Great American Comedy Club Additional: 818 B. 6th Ave City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jun
2
New Books on Sale Tuesday June 2nd (Tuesday, June 2 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday June 2nd.

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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Jun
2
Peter Clines signs in San Diego (Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30pm)
author photo credit: Coleen Cooper

Peter Clines grew up in the Stephen King fallout zone of Maine and–inspired by comic books, Star Wars, and Saturday morning cartoons–started writing at the age of eight with his first epic novel, Lizard Men from the Center of the Earth,” per his website bio. The Southern CA author has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industries. The Publishers Weekly review of The Fold notes: “Clines (the Ex-heroes series) adds to the comfort-read shelves with this fun, character-driven techno-thriller. Clines lays the groundwork nicely as the tale evolves from a scientific mystery into a thriller with elements of horror and adventure.”

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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Jun
2
Peter Clines (Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30pm)
Peter Clines (added from Random House)
Jun
3
San Diego Book Discussion Group (Wednesday, June 3 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, Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara, winner of the T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award, which introduces LA bike cop Ellie Rush.

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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Jun
4
W. Craig Reed signs in San Diego (Thursday, June 4 at 7pm)
Cold War III asks, “Why have our gas prices been so low? What is going on with the Petro-Dollar, and how might that impact our economy and the political scene? Why did Putin really invade the Ukraine and what is his plan? What do we Americans need to know about the basis of the real Cold War III?” Join New York Times bestselling author W. Craig Reed for a compelling discussion of facts sure to inspire techno-thrillers. William Craig Reed is the author of the non-fiction book Red November: Inside the Secret U.S. – Soviet Submarine War and The Eagle and the Snake: A SEAL Team Six Interactive Thriller. Reed was a pivotal organizer of Fall 2014’s Veteran’s Benefit Book Fair.

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Jun
6
California Crime Writers Conference (Saturday, June 6 at 09am)
Visit the official California Crime Writer's Converence website.

Mysterious Galaxy is honored to be the bookseller this year for the California Crime Writers Conference, a weekend workshop extravaganza put on every two years by the SoCal Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime/LA. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in two intense days of panels geared towards emerging and established mystery writers who want to learn about forensics, craft, the publishing industry, and marketing. This year, CCWC is honored to host the two keynote speakers, Charlaine Harris (Day Shift) and Anne Perry (The Angel Court Affair). The conference sells out every year due to the limited number of attendees who enjoy such benefits as one-on-one manuscript critiques and an agent/editor cocktail party. 2015 is currently sold out, but check with organizers for updates.

Location: Street: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Additional: 6161 West Centinela ave. City: Culver City, Province: California Postal Code: 920230 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
6
Kathy Aarons Signs in San Diego (Saturday, June 6 at 12pm)
Join Mysterious Galaxy and author of Death is Like a Box of Chocolates, Kathy Aarons, in celebrating her latest novel in the Chocolate Covered Mystery series, Truffled to Death. Best friends Michelle and Erica run a shop selling books and chocolate; in order to spice up sales, they host a reception with a new museum display of ancient Mayan pottery. But things turn bitter when the ancient artifacts go missing and the museum’s curator turns up dead. Michelle and Erica must work together to find the real killer in this fast-paced and delightful mystery. Book, chocolate, and mystery lovers will not want to miss this delicious event!

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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Jun
6
Leah Thomas signs in San Diego (Saturday, June 6 at 2pm)
Come help us celebrate the launch of Leah Thomas’s quirky debut YA novel, Because You’ll Never Meet Me. This Indies Introduces pick tells the story of two teenage boys, Ollie and Moritz, who are isolated from society for different reasons: Ollie is allergic to electricity and Moritz is sightless with a weak heart. They can never meet since Ollie would have seizures due to Moritz’s pacemaker. The story unfolds through their letters to one another, and it’s Thomas’s science fiction spin on such things as bullying and first love that makes this story so engaging. Thomas is a Clarion graduate who wrote short stories for various speculative fiction magazines.

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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Jun
7
The Writers Coffeehouse With Jonathan Maberry (Sunday, June 7 at 12pm)
The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free Message Board online: groups.yahoo.com/group/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/

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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Jun
8
Paolo Bacigalupi signs in San Diego (Monday, June 8 at 7:30pm)
Lee Child on The Water Knife, a near-future thriller about climate change and drought in the southwestern United States.: “These days are coming, and as always fiction explains them better than fact. This is a spectacular thriller, wonderfully imagined and written, and racing through it will make you think—and make you thirsty.” Publishers Weekly described the “epic, visionary novel” by multiple award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi as containing “elements of Philip K. Dick and Charles Bowden.”Paolo’s fall young adult thriller, The doubt factory, was a nominee for the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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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Jun
9
New Books on Sale Tuesday June 9th (Tuesday, June 9 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday June 9th.

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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Jun
10
Nelson DeMille Signs in San Diego (Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30pm)
Join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille, as he signs and discusses his latest John Corey novel, Radiant Angel. Former NYPD detective John Corey is contracted to the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. He and his team keep an eye on Russian diplomat Col. Vasily Petrov whom they suspect is a member of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. When Petrov gives the DSG the slip, Corey fears the Russians have planned an attack on America of epic proportions and it’s up to him and rookie agent, Tess Faraday, to stop it. This is a numbered event and numbers for the signing are free with the purchase of Radiant Angel from Mysterious Galaxy.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Radiant Angel from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 26th, 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)
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Jun
11
High Tech High SF Story Event SD 0611 (Thursday, June 11 at 5:30pm)
Junior students from High Tech High Chula Vista wrote an anthology of science fiction short stories called Pandora's Book as a project. At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, you can be the first to hear a selection of these stories as read by the authors. Local SF author Stephanie Diaz will guest host. From the school’s website: “We emphasize projects at High Tech High Chula Vista because we believe they represent an effective pedagogy, offering multiple entry points for students with varying learning styles and academic experience. The projects range across the grade levels and academic disciplines, yet they share certain characteristics. Most important, they are all teacher-designed. They address essential questions that are relevant not only in the academic arena, but also in the world beyond school and in students' lives. They culminate in a product or performance, with intermediate products or ‘checkpoints’ along the way. And finally, they all involve lots of reflection on the part of teachers and students.”

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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Jun
12
Lindsay Cummings and Stephanie Diaz Sign in San Diego (Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm)
Mysterious Galaxy is excited to welcome stellar YA authors Stephanie Diaz and Lindsay Cummings in celebration of their latest novels. Following her futuristic debut thriller, The Murder Complex, is Cummings’ action packed and compelling sequel, The Murder Complex. Meadow has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation. Now that her father is missing, along with her brother and little sister, she is desperate to find her family and determined to fight fearlessly to the end, even if it means sacrificing herself and her friends, new and old.

Continuing the saga that started with Extraction, Stephanie Diaz’s latest novel, Rebellion, delivers an epic, romantic, and gripping science-fiction tale. As Clementine and Logan enter a desperate race against time to defeat Commander Charlie, they find themselves in a terrifying endgame that pits them against a brutal enemy—and each other. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan… and losing control of herself. Join us for this futuristic and thrilling YA event

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