Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 18th October 2014

in hardback:

Terry PratchettDragons at Crumbling Castle slipcased hardback (with a colour postcard included) of 16 children’s stories and his brief comments about each of them. There seem to be at least two Carpet People stories included.

David Weber & Timothy ZahnA Call to Duty the 1st in a new Honorverse series, Manticore Ascendant, set in the early days of the Star Kingdom
Mercedes lackey – Closer to Home volume 1 of her new Valdemar series, The Herald Spy
Steven BrustHawk the 14th Vlad Taltos book

Lavie TidharA Man Lies Dreaming a pulp writer incarcerated in a concentration camp dreams of another world where an ex-Dictator scrapes a living as a cheap P.I.

Jonathan L. HowardThe Brothers Cabal the 4th novel in the series
John ScalziUnlocked companion novella to his recent novel Locked In. Signed & numbered edition from Subterranean Press

Leslie S. KlingerThe New Annotated Lovecraft giant hardback with double columns of text; one for H. P. Lovecraft‘s stories, and the other for commentary and illustrations


in large format:

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year volume eight 28 of the best from last year
Beth BernobichThe Time Roads alternate history in which the Irish Empire’s push to technological supremacy is under attack by a plot to murder it’s top mathematicians!

in ‘B’ format:

Brian RuckleyThe Free his new heroic fantasy novel; signed copies available soon!

Miles CameronThe Fell Sword sequel to the excellent The Red Knight, with the action moving abroad to the Emperor’s court and an attempt to overthrow him. The Red Knight’s band of mercenaries may have a vital role to play…
Terry PratchettRaising Steam his latest Discworld novel…
Felix GilmanThe Revolutions in an alternate Victorian London, a down on his luck young journalist becomes embroiled in a war between feuding magical societies…  Gilman’s work is always interesting.

Kim NewmanAn English Ghost Story um, yes, it is. Set in Somerset; a city family move to an old house the country…
Kim HarrisonThe Witch With No Name Rachel Morgen‘s final adventure! Number 13 in the series, I think.

Stephen BaxterProxima a first extra-solar colony is only the beginning!
Jack CampbellImperfect Sword the 3rd of his Lost Stars set, or the 13th of the over-arching Lost Fleet series
Christopher PriestThe Space Machine new edition of his 1976 3rd novel

Brian AldissThe Complete Short Stories: the 1950s nice looking volume of 860+ pages containing 58 stories. That’s almost 15 pages each!

Alex Dally MacFarlane (editor) – The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women 33 stories with only 2 of them more than 15 years old.
S. T. Joshi (editor) – The Madness of Cthulhu 16 stories in this anthology subtitled ‘stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft‘ All but two (by Clarke and Silverberg) are new.

in paperback:

Mercedes LackeyBastion the 5th in the Collegium Chronicles, set in Valdemar

art, etc:

Jim BurnsThe Art of JB: Hyperluminal beautiful hardcover retrospective
Dustin HarbinBehold! The Dinosaurs great panoramic poster book that extends to show a long procession of various dinosaurs, etc. from when they first appeared to when the comet struck!
Echo ChernikEcho a la Mode outsize volume of art reminiscent of La Belle Epoque, often with a close up of some detail on the  opposite panel
Echo ChernikEcho Recoil hardback with sketches and finished pieces, including some of her Shadowrun work
Chris McDonnellAdventure Time: The Art of OOO large full colour hardback, with art from all stages of production, from concept design to screen. With explanatory text
Rob Alexander, Finlay Cowan & Kevin WalkerThe Compendium of Fantasy Techniques advice and tips on all sorts of fantasy themes and characters, fully illustrated in colour & b&w. Not a h/c, but with stiff covers
3D Total PublishingDigital Painting Techniques volume 6 loads of art, with explanatory notes, etc.

Rich AbadzisLaika full colour graphic novel of the first dog in space!
Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels SteinkeThe Zoo Box strange events when the parents go out for the evening…
H. P. Lovecraft & I. N. I. Cullard  – The Case of Charles Dexter Ward the latest full colour adaptation from Self Made Hero publishers


Hi-Fructose – issue #33
Galaxy’s Edge – issue #10, cover date September, with a new Draco’s Tavern short story by Larry Niven!


Doctor WhoMask of Tragedy Big Finish adventure #190, with Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Doctor WhoSigns and Wonders Big Finish adventure #191, with Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred

Dean KoontzOddkins Luke Daniels reads the long out of print illustrated children’s novel about a group of worried toys. 5 cds. The book was fun but that was back in 1988!


Terry PratchettMrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook hardback guide ‘to travelling upon the Ankh-Morpork & Sto Plains Hygenic Railway‘ With b&w illustrations
Jeff Vandermeer & Desirina BoskovichSteampunk Users Manual companion volume to his earlier The Steampunk Bible


October 16, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

Interruption in Service!

Please note that Transreal Fiction will be closed briefly from Tuesday 7th October until Friday the 10th and also on Monday 13th. But I will be open as usual on the Saturday in between, the 11th October.

October 6, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th October 2014

in hardcover:

Peter F. HamiltonThe Abyss Beyond Dreams part 1 of his latest trilogy, the Chronicle of the Fallers, again featuring Nigel Sheldon
Emily St. John MandelStation Eleven the story of the Travelling Symphony, as they travel around a de-populated world bringing culture to the survivors…

Terry PratchettA Slip of the Keyboard his collected essays, reviews and articles, dating from 1989 to 2011

in large format:

J. M. McDermottWe Leave Together the 3rd Dogsland novel…

in ‘B’ format:

Kim NewmanJohnny Alucard the latest in his Anno Dracula series…
Christopher FowlerNyctophobia Callie & Mateo move in to a grand old Spanish house with one half nice and bright with other half in deep shade and closed up…
Christopher Golden – Snowblind the Great Storm twelve years previously was only the start of the town’s troubles…
Kameron HurleyInfidel sequel to God’s War
Angus WatsonAge of Iron 1st in a new trilogy. Dug Sealskinner has ended up as an aging mercenary surrounded by enemies of all sorts…
Ann LeckieAncillary Sword sequel to the award-winning Ancillary Justice

George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (editors) – Dangerous Women vol 1 seven stories about powerful women by authors such as Carrie Vaughn and Megan Lindholm. Also a long story from GRRM set in Westeros!

in paperback:

Edward M. LernerEnergized near-future look at an energy-poor world and the difficulties in starting to beam power down from orbit
Michael Z. WilliamsonTour of Duty: Stories and Provocations mainly short stories, with a section of essays and humour following…

Eric Flint & David CarrigoThe Devil’s Opera the latest 1636/Ring of Fire/1632 novel…
Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint & Dave FreerBurdens of the Dead the sequel to Much Fall of Blood and book 4 in their Heirs of Alexandria alternate history series
Anton StroutIncarnate the 3rd of his Spellmason Chronicles
Erin LindseyThe Bloodbound Alix saves the king and is appointed head of his bodyguards

Star TrekActs of Contrition the latest Voyager adventure from Kirsten Beyer


Doctor WhoSigns and Wonders Big Finish adventure #191, with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred

October 3, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th September 2014

in hardcover:

Edan LepuckiCalifornia Cal and Freida live on theoir own in the wilderness, unsure who else, if anyone, is out there…

David DayTolkien: A Dictionary it’s not what I’d call a dictionary, more a very nice little encyclopaedia…

in ‘B’ format:

John GwynneValour sequel to Malice; fleeing from his conquered homeland, Corban and his followers must venture through enemy lands…

art, etc:

Ben HatkeJulia’s House for Lost Creatures illustrated children’s book about Julia, whose house is attached to the back of a large tortoise!

Morvan & NesmoBramble hardcover steampunk detective adventure from Humanoids

Jean-Claude ForestBarbarella deluxe English language edition from Humanoids of the classic French strip


Interzone – #254, cover date September/October
Locus – #644 September cover date with Nicola Griffith on the cover


Age of Darkness – extra wide wall calendar, with poster-sized art on the reverse of each illustrated monthly page!

September 26, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 20th September 2014

in large format:

Richard CowperGateway Omnibus from Orion which includes Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Road to Corlay, A Dream of Wessex and A Tapestry of Time which make up his Corlay sequence of books, also known as The White Bird of Kinship quartet
Robert HoldstockBerserker an Orion Gateway Omnibus collecting the trilogy he wrote as by Chris Carlson, which consists of Shadow of the Wolf, The Bull Chief and The Horned Warrior

in ‘B’ format:

Andy WeirThe Martian the diaries of one man left behind on Mars…


Black Static – #42, cover date Sept/Oct.

in hardcover (from Subterranean Press)

Brian LumleyNecroscope: The Mobius Murders signed (by Lumley and cover artist Eggleton) & numbered edition. £20.00
Peter CrowtherJewels in the Dust 13 short stories. Signed & numbered. £20.00
Caitlin R. KiernanThe Ape’s Wife 13 short stories. £20.00
Michael Marshall Smith, Benoit Domis & Nicholas RoyleThe Gist a novella by Smith, translated into French and then back into English by Royle. All three versions are collected here so you can compare the two English versions and, if your French is up to it, see how the differences arose! £20.00
Daniel AbrahamThe Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs novella-length beginning to a series set in Victorian times and featuring agents Balfour and Merriwether, who seem to investigate weird stuff. £14.00
Jack CampbellThe Last Full Measure novella set in an alternate America with Lincoln imprisoned for sedition… £14.00
Garth NixSir Hereward and Mister Fitz 3 stories featuring two stalwart defenders of the Realm, indeed the Earth, from aliens of all descriptions. Signed & numbered. £20.00

September 19, 2014 Posted by | Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 13th September 2014

in hardcover:

Gary GibsonExtinction Game the lone survivors of various catastrophe-struck alternate Earths are gathered for a special mission…
Steven GouldExo the latest of his Jumper novels and a direct sequel to Impulse. Cent wants to explore the limits of her talent…
Lisa TuttleThe Mysteries Laura’s daughter went missing 2 years ago and the police have given up. A PI starts to unravel the strange mystery of where she’s gone…

Ed Finn & Kathryn Kramer (editors) – Hieroglyph anthology of 17 new near-future sf works by the likes of Doctorow, Sterling, Rucker, Stephenson and more, all of which express ‘techno-optimism’. Looks very good.

Doctor WhoThe Crawling Terror 12th Doctor novel by Mike Tucker
Doctor WhoSilhouette 12th Doctor novel by Justin Richards
Doctor WhoThe Blood Cell 12th Doctor novel by James Goss

Randall MunroeWhat If? from the creator of the xkcd webcomic. ‘Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions.’ Great stuff!

in large format:

Chris Evans & Roy KettleFuture Perfect 50 years after his disappearance everybody seems to be after forgotten sf novelist Leo Parrish’s work…
John ScalziLock-In a virus leaves 1% of the population ‘locked-in’ and unable to communicate. 25 years later some progress has been made in VR environments for them, and certain healthy people can allow them use of their bodies for various reasons…

Jeff Conner & Scott Dunbier (editors) – Rocketeer: Jetpack Adventures 10 prose stories featuring the late Dave Stevens‘ best known hero!
Roz Clarke & Joanne Hall (editors) – Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion steampunk anthology of 14 stories set in, around and above the city of Bristol!

Sharona MuirInvisible Beasts short stories about strange animals!

in ‘B’ format:

Lilith SaintcrowThe Ripper Affair  3rd of the Bannon & Clare steampunk adventures. They began with The Iron Wyrm Affair

in paperback:

James A. MooreAlien: Sea of Sorrow
James AxlerBlood Red Tide the latest Deathlands adventure
Alex ArcherCeltic Fire the latest Rogue Angel escapade

art, etc:

Sarah BeachCreating Graphic Novels 17 chapters covering all the stages in producing sequential art

Mauri KunnasBeatles with an ‘a': Birth of a Band hardcover graphic novel of the band’s origins and early days, up until the recording of Please Please Me.

Alexandro Jodorowsky & MoebiusThe Eyes of the Cat (yellow edition) their first collaboration after AJ’s Dune project fell apart. Hardback from Humanoids
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Fred BeltranMegaplex new h/c edition from Humanoids of the far future sf graphic novel


Heavy Metal – issue #270; October cover date
Juxtapoz – October cover date


Morta Hari & the Vampires of the Moulin Rouge 2015 wall calendar

September 12, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 6th September 2014

in hardback:

Jeff VandermeerAcceptance the climax to his ground-breaking Southern Reach trilogy
David MitchellThe Bone Clocks complex new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas

Tony Daniel & David DrakeThe Savior the 10th volume in their General series Abel Dashian must destroy the ancient AI which is inhibiting progress on the planet…
S. M. StirlingThe Golden Princess the 11th book in his Change series

Wen SpencerWood Sprites the 4th in the series that began with Tinker
Tad WilliamsSleeping Late on Judgment Day the 3rd of the Bobby Dollar books about an Earth-bound angel
Patricia BriggsShifting Shadows short story collection set in the world of Mercy Thompson

in large format:

Jody Lynn NyeFortunes of the Imperium sequel to her Fortunes of the Imperium. Lord Thomas is sent on a mission to stop smuggling to an enemy of the Empire…

Nancy KressYesterday’s Kin aliens have been on Earth for several months, and finally announce why they’ve come.
Tim PrattHeirs of Grace art school graduate Bekah inherits a house full of strange furniture, and she discovers previously unknown relatives who want it!
Cherie PriestMaplecroft the 1st of the Borden Chronicles, a gothic Victorian series based loosely on events after the famous Lizzie Borden murder case

David DrakeDinosaurs & a Dirigible collection of 5 lengthy short stories. Sadly, I don’t thing dinos and airships actually appear together in any of the stories…

in ‘B’ format:

Sebastien de CastellTraitor’s Blade the royal guard has been disbanded and three of them are working as bodyguards, but there’s a conspiracy afoot…
Seanan McGuireThe Winter Long the 8th October Day adventure
Benedict JackaHidden the 5th case for Alex Verus
Daniel H. WilsonRobogenesis sequel to Robopocalypse

Clark Ashton SmithThe Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies at last! He’s made it into a Penguin Classics edition of the best of his prose and poetry

in paperback:

Steve BeinYear of the Demon the 2nd book in his Fated Blades series. Sequel to Daughter of the Sword
Devon MonkHouse Immortal the 1st in a new series featuring a Frankenstein’s monster-like girl called Matilda. She’s one of thirteen similar creations known as the Galvanised

Barbara AshfordSpells at the Crossroads omnibus edition of Spellcast and Spellcrossed, about magic and life in a small-town theatre company

R. A. SalvatoreNight of the Hunter the 1st in a new D&D Forgotten Realms series called the Companions Codex


Doctor WhoRevenge of the Swarm the latest adventure from Big Finish (#189) with Sylvester McCoy and Sophis Aldred
Doctor WhoZygon Hunt Fourth Doctor adventure #3.8 from Big Finish. With Tom Baker and Louise Jameson

September 5, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 30th August 2014

in hardcover:

Peter WattsEchopraxia new sf novel set in the same world as Blindsight
John ScalziLock-In a virus leaves 1% of the population ‘locked-in’ and unable to communicate. 25 years later some progress has been made in VR environments for them, and certain healthy people can allow them use of their bodies for various reasons…
Richard KadreyThe Getaway God the 5th Sandman Slim novel

in large format:

Ian Whales (editor) – Paradox 15 short stories based around the Fermi paradox (about why we’ve not encountered aliens yet, if they are so many of them out there)

in ‘B’ format:

Ben CounterThe Grey Knights Omnibus a Warhammer 40,000 volume with Grey Knights, Dark Adeptus and Hammer of Daemons

in paperback:

Lois McMaster BujoldCaptain Vorpatril’s Alliance the latest book in her Vorkosigan Saga
David WeberBeginnings: Worlds of Honor #6 5 substantail stories including 2 by Weber. A couple would count as short novels…

Robert Charles WilsonBurning Paradise alternate history where there was an Amnesty in 1914 and the world has pretty much stagnated ever since, although that may not be entirely humanity’s fault!
Steven Brust & Skyler WhiteThe Incrementalists an ancient secret society is working behind the scenes to change things for the better. But slowly. Very slowly.

Rod DuncanThe Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1. Steampunk romp
Simon R. GreenVoices From Beyond the 5th Ghost Finders adventure…
Carrie VaughnKittty’s Greatest Hits 14 short stories featuring the one-time late night DJ…

Emily GeeThe Fire Prince sequel to The Sentinel Mage
Sharon ShinnRoyal Airs book 2 of her Elemental Blessings series, which began with Troubled Waters

art, etc:

Design Studio PresentsThe Skillful Huntsman step-by-step guide to the visual
development of a Brothers Grimm tale
Patrick J. JonesSci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques great looking book with detailed notes and multiple pictures showing a painting’s progress. Mainly about figure painting and with a foreword by Boris.
John Paul LoweFoundations in Comic Book Art from the basics to the finished art

Neil Gaiman & Gris GrimlyThe Dangerous Alphabet rhyming alphabet book with pirates, ghosts and fun art!
Daniel Sean KayeNever Underestimate a Hermit Crab b&w cartoons extolling the virtues of hermit crabs!

Dan LockwoodThe Lovecraft Anthology volume I back in stock; 7 of his stories retold in graphic form by various artists…
Dan LockwoodThe Lovecraft Anthology volume II back in stock; 9 of his stories retold in graphic form by various artists…

magazines, etc:

Locus – June cover date with Joe Abercrombie on the cover
Locus – August cover date, featuring Ian McDonald and Ann Leckie

Juxtapoz – September 2014 cover date

Brick Journal – issue 30 of the Lego magazine

wall calendars:

Terry PratchettDiscworld Collector’s Edition 2015, illustrated by Stephen Player
Boris Vallejo & Julie BellFantasy Calendar 2015
Jeffrey BrownStar Wars: Vader’s Little Princess


August 29, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 23rd August 2014

in hardback:

Charles StrossEquoid a Laundry Files novella from Subterranean Press.  I was short supplied and it just won the Hugo for best novella, so stock may not last long…
Signed copies soon!

in large format:

David Weber & John RingoThrone of Stars omnibus edition of the 3rd & 4th Empire of Man novels, March to the Stars and We Few, both from around 10 years ago. Volume one with books 1 & 2 back in next week…


Nie YoujiaBeyond Graphics: Mixed Media Illustrations by Contemporary Artists from Cypi Press

Terry PratchettDiscworld Diary 2015 A5 hardback diary compiled with the aid of the Discworld Emporium team

August 22, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 16th August 2014

in hardcover:

Patrick SwensonThe Ultra Thin Man large scale crime and conspiracies as two detectives try to discover who is responsible for crashing a distant planet’s moon into it’s planet…
Lucius ShepherdBeautiful Blood the late auther’s final novel and his only novel length work about the Dragon Griaule. Limited, numbered edition from Subterranean Press
Nichola GriffithHeld historical novel set in 7th C northern England about a king’s niece later to be known as  Saint Hilda of Whitby
John RingoIslands of Rage & Hope the 3rd in his apocalyptic zombie series, Black Tide Rising. Wolf Squadron have plans to take the battle to the mainland!

in large format:

John Hornor JacobsThe Incorruptibles Rome never fell and, in the mid-1880s at the edge of empire, a riverboat makes it’s way through dubious territory up the Rio Grande… two local mercenaries are hired to protect the passengers  from dangers lurking ashore…

David Weber & Jane LindskoldTreecat Wars the 3rd Star Kingdom novel
Eric Flint & Dave FreerSlow Train to Arcturus enjoyable generation starship adventure. As it nears a distant star, one planet’s inhabitants send a mission to investigate the strange object in their night skies…

Hal ClementGateway Omnibus latest volume from Orion, containg Iceworld, Cycle of Fire and Close to Critical
Philip Jose FarmerGateway Omnibus from Orion, containing The Maker of Universes (the 1st of his World of Tiers series), To Your Scattered Bodies Go (the 1st Riverworld novel) and The Unreasoning Mask
Damon KnightGateway Omnibus from Orion containg 4 short story collections of his – Far Out, In Deep, Off Centre and Turning On. Some excellent stuff; I still have my old Ace Double edition of Off Center…

Robert SheckleyStore of the World: the stories of RS. 26 of his stories, mainly from the sf magazines of the 1950s

in ‘B’ format:
John MeaneyResonance the 3rd volume of his millennia-spanning Ragnarok trilogy
J. D. OswaldDreamwalker a young orphan and a young dragon mage may hold the salvation of the kingdom in their hands, um, claws
Dan Abnett & Nik VincentFiefdom long after the Great War the Time of Ice is slowly coming to an end as the ice melts, but the old war machines are stirring… Their 1st Kingdom novel

Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword new edition of the Fantasy Masterwork from Orion
Philip K. DickPuttering About in a Small Land another of his mainstream novels, written in the late 1950s but first published in 1985 after his death

Norman SpinradRaising Hell  plus… the latest Outspoken Author book from PM Press. The title story, plus an essay by him, an interview with him and a bibliography.

in paperback:

James AxlerShadow Born the latest Outlanders post-apocalypse adventure. #61, I think.

art, etc:

Gill HatcherThe Beginner’s Guide to Being Outside well produced short graphic novel about a young girl who grows to appreciate the Scottish outdoors! I’ve previously stocked her Go Wildlife and Team Girl comics…

August 15, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment


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