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.
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Mars the 3rd in their multiple worlds series The Long Earth. Across many of the worlds the gigantic Yellowstone caldera eruption is causing chaos and disorder…
Roberet Galbraith – The Silkworm sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling by a lightly-disguised J. K. Rowling. It again features P.I. Cormoran Strike, this time investigating the disappearance of a novelist.
Neil Gaiman – The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains story illustrated in various styles by Eddie Campbell and set on the Isle of Skye
J. R. R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings beautiful new slipcased illustrated edition. Comes in it’s own cardboard box!
in large format:
Mike, Linda & Louise Carey – The House of War and Witness in 1740 war is coming to Europe and a young Austrian lieutenant is ordered to investigate the disappearance of a previous garrison at his company’s new posting. But there are very strange goings-on involved…
Mark Murphy – Minology: The Curious Secret of Central Head Penelope is tiny and lives a quiet life in a gigantic ear but then there’s a malfunction in the Ear Department…
in ‘B’ format:
Kieran Shea – Koko Takes a Holiday 500 years in the future retired mercenary Koko finds herself the target of her former colleagues. Fast-moving action cyberpunk.
Patrick Lee – Runner eleven year old Rachel is the target of a huge manhunt. And not in a good way. Thriller.
Warhammer 40,000 – Fist of Demetrius the 2nd volume of William King‘s Macharian Crusade trilogy
Please note that the shop is likely to be closed from Monday through Thursday next week.
i.e. the 16th to the 19th June inclusive.
E-mails, etc. will be answered as soon as possible after that, especially ones relating to getting signed copies of Charlie Stross’ new Laundry novel. (due out early July)
edit: actually, I’ve managed to get someone in for most of the time.
My shop christmas tree received it’s final decorations this morning!
It now has 13 little yellow and black knitted trefoils to go with all the other mathy designs and shapes…
There are 13 because that’s next in the Fibonacchi sequence of numbers of types of knitted mathematical decorations – and the colours are split 5 and 8!
Full explanation on the artist’s blog here.
And we’ll be open tomorrow (Christmas Eve) from 11.00 until late aftertnoon sometime. Then I’m off home! Merry Christmas!
Open again at 11.00 on Friday.
Um, for the first time ever, we have a genuine CHRISTMAS TREE!
Usually I settle for some lights and tinsel, occasionally a bit more, but this tree is special!
It’s part of the Decorate Edinburgh charity christmas tree trail – there is a leaflet available for the project; the official launch was on Monday the 9th.
There are better photos at that link but I’ll be editing in some more pictures soon…
If you missed this exhibition about Scotland’s forgotten space project by Madeleine Shepherd when I had it on display back in 2009, you can catch it displayed around the walls at Hula Juice Bar at the foot of Victoria Street for the next few weeks!
A companion exhibition book is still available, with a forward by Ken MacLeod. Copies cost £6.99 over the counter , or £7.99 inc. postage & packing within the UK (overseas price on request). You can purchase it either from Transreal, from Hula or from the artist direct.