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New Titles – w/e 12th July 2014

in hardback:

Lewis CarrollAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland with illustrations in both colour and b&w by Tove Jansson (of Moomins fame)

in ‘B’ format:

Greg EganThe Arrows of Time the 3rd book of his Orthogonal trilogy, which began with The Clockwork Rocket and then The Eternal Plan
Max FreiThe Stranger’s Shadow the 4th book of The Labyrinths of Echo. Translated from Russian by Polly Gannon & Ast A. Moore
Tom HoltThe Outsorcerer’s Apprentice great title! How to make fairytale lands actually financially viable!
Robert RankinThe Chickens of Atlantis, and Other Fowl and Fluffy Fiends further adventures and musings of a time-travelling monkey butler
Sarah PinboroughCharm a new take on the ‘true’ story of Cinderella!

James Tiptree, jr. – Her Smoke Rose Up Forever great collection of her best work, now in the SF Masterworks series from Gollancz
Philip K. DickVoices from the Street early mainstream novel set in California in 1952, first issued by his estate in 2007.

Paul RolandSteampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians overview of all things steampunk. 8 page colour insert.

in paperback:

Alex IrvineDawn of the Planet of the Apes novelisation of the new film

art, etc:

Hayley CampbellThe Art of Neil Gaiman heavily illustrated literary biography of Neil Gaiman. Includes copies of letters, articles, photos and much more.

Jules Verne & Gary GianniTwenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea nice graphic novel version of the famous story. Also includes an illustrated text version of  the lesser-known Sea Raiders by H. G. Wells; sea monsters are seen at a little English fishing port…
Lob RochetteSnowpiercer new edition of the 1982 French comic which inspired the current film. The last people alive are on a train in a frozen world… b&w

Chris KentFlood nice little illustrated story about a flood. One colour illo. per page.
Chris KentGolem gothic graphic novel set on 1897 about  man who raises a golem… b&w pencil work

audio:

Doctor WhoMasquerade adventure #187 from Big Finish. With Peter Davidson & Sarah Sutton

July 11, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th July

in hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Rhesus Chart the 5th Laundry novel. Signed copies available! (not all pre-ordered mail order copies have been signed but he’ll be back soon to finish them, so please be patient)

Joe AbercrombieHalf a King Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain his throne…
Terry BrooksThe High Druid’s Blade the latest Shannara volume – part 1 of The Defenders of Shannara. Depending if you include The Word and the Void trilogy, it’s either #23 or #26 overall!

Tobias S. BuckellHurricane Fever sequel to the post-climate change thriller Arctic Rising
Paul ParkAll Those Vanished Engines an alternate history in three parts; starting after an alternate Civil War then moving to the present day and finally into the near future, where a bizarre secret is uncovered…
Rachel Pollack – The Child Eater Matyas has run away to Wizard School to learn how to fly, and in our world Simon tries to hide his strange powers. They’ll never meet, but they must work together…

in large format:

John Scalzi (editor)  – Metatropolis 5 novellas with a common background, by Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Karl Schroeder & the late Jay Lake

in ‘B’ format:

Tobias S. BuckellHurricane Fever sequel to the post-climate change thriller Arctic Rising, which  I really enjoyed last year
Peter LineyThe Detainee the punishment satellites are constantly watching over the prison island but someone discovers a secret…
Guy AdamsThe Clown Service Toby Greene is reassigned to a strange, secretive branch of the security services…
Django WexlerThe Thousand Names set at a desert outpost on the edge of empire; part 1 of The Shadow Campaigns

Doctor WhoTales of Trenzalore 4 stories set at different times during it’s seige… Let it Snow by Justin Richards, An Apple a Day by George Mann, Strangers in the Outland by Paul Finch & The Dreaming by Mark Morris

in paperback:

Alex ArcherThe Devil’s Chord  the 49th Rogue Angel adventure…
James AxlerDesolation Angels the 68th Death Lands adventure…

art, etc:

Digital Art Masters – volume 9 from 3DTotal Publishing

Nick BertozziShackleton: Antarctic Odyssey b&w graphic novel of his famous, disastrous expedition (which turned out well!)
Harlan Ellison & Paul Chadwick with Ken Steacy7 Against Chaos full colour graphic novel

magazines:

Hi-Fructose – volume 32
Heavy Metal – #269
Brick Journal – issue #28 all about Lego

 

July 3, 2014 Posted by | Author News, Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 28th June 2014

in hardback:

Larry CorreiaMonster Hunter: Nemesis the 5th in the series…

William H. Patterson jr. - Robert A. Heinlein: The Man Who Learned Better the 2nd volume of Heinlein’s biography, covering the years from 1948 until his death in 1988. Volume 1 was called RAH: Learning Curve and was published in 2010

in large format:

Adrian TchaikovskySeal of the Worm the 10th and final volume of The Shadows of the Apt.
P. C. HodgellThe Sea of Time the 7th of the Chronicles of the Kencyrath

Robert M. Price (editor) – Acolytes of Cthulhu: Short Stories Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft 28 stories from all sorts of authors, from Gaiman to Borges and Meyrink!

in paperback:

John RingoUnder a Graveyard Sky zombie apocalypse adventure; the first half is the meltdown, then there’s a minor gap and the story resumes as our heroes are putting together a flotilla of small boats in the Caribbean and North Atlantic to look for other survivors who also fled to sea…  Book 2 is in hardback and is called To Sail A Darkling Sea.
Gary Gibson – Marauder epic space opera, the 3rd in the loose series that began with Final Days and The Thousand Emperors
Mike Shepherd – Target the 1st in his new Vicky Peterwald series; Grand Duchess Victoria has joined the Space Navy. It’s related to his Kris Longknife series but you don’t have to have read them…
Ben Bova – New Earth the colonisation of a distant planet… I think it’s a distant sequel to his recent Farside, about it’s discovery.

Mark Charan NewtonDrakenfield 1st in a new series. When his father dies Lucan Drakenfield is recalled to the Imperial city of Tryum and is soon investigating the murder of the king’s sister…
Craig CormickThe Shadow Master in the Walled City powerful families vie for control, each using the best minds they can buy – the inventor Leonardo and the alchemist Gallileo!
James A. MooreThe Blasted Lands in this sequel to Seven Forges a storm wrecks havoc on The Blasted Lands and The Broken are coming…

Django WexlerThe Thousand Names book 1 of The Shadow Campaigns at the distant edge of Empire, 3 men lead the defense of a lonely outpost…
Robeert Asprin & Jody Lynn NyeDragons Deal 3rd in the humorous fantasy series

Paul KearneyThe Way to Babylon reprint of one of his early novels; a hospitalised fantasy author loses interest in his craft, but his characters need his help to save their land…

Kat RichardsonPossession the 7th in the Greywalker series
Gail Z. MartinDeadly Curiosities 1st in a new series about a family who, for generations, have been aquiring and neutralising magical items

D&DThe Reaver the 4th in The Sundering series set in the Forgotten Realms, by Richard Lee Byers

Star Trek TNGThe Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang
Star WarsCrucible 45 years after the events in the original movie… new novel with some of the original characters by Troy Denning

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – Reach for Infinity 14 top writers look at humanity among the stars… includes McLeod, Reynolds, McDonald, Egan, Cadigan, Rajaniemi and more!

art, etc:

Jeremy Frommer & Rick Schwartz (editors) – The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni large hardback bursting with full-colour art from the magazine. Intro by th magazine’s one-time editor, Ben Bova

Graeme AymerDragon Art hardback featuring work from more than 50 fantasy artists with a forward by John Howe. Back in stock.
Kasra Ghanbari (editor) – Libretto: volume one – Vampirism large full-colour softcover with art from 19 different artists, and an interview with each of them

The Lord of the RingsThe Definitive Movie Posters outsize volume of 20 full-colour double-sided removable light card posters (i.e. 40 images). Art is all for the 3 Peter Jackson films.

Alexandro Jororowsky & Das PastorasMetabarons Genesis: Castaka slipcased limited edition from Humanoids
Juan GimenezLeo Roa re-issue of the zany adventures of a young journalist. From Humanoids

Meags FitzgeraldPhotobooth: a Biography b&w graphic novel about someone obsessed with photo-booths!

audio:

Doctor WhoDestroy the Infinite the latest Fourth Doctor adventure (#3.6) from Big Finish. With Tom Baker & Luise Jameson

June 27, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

Signed Copies of The Rhesus Chart

Yes, it’s the new Laundry novel from Charlie Stross and it’s due out at the beginning of July.
As before, he’s agreed to sign copies for me.

It’s the UK Orbit hardcover and will cost £16.99 + postage.
Postage will be £2.80 within the UK (2nd class parcel under 1kg)
To the rest of Europe it’ll be £6.60
To most of the rest of the world it’ll be £10.15
And to Australia/NZ it’s £10.75

Books can be signed with a plain signature, or with the date, location or brief greeting added. Not the first line though, I’m afraid.
Drop me a note at enquiries@transreal.co.uk saying how you’d like it signed and where it’s to be sent and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice (which will ask for your full address).
(People who have already e-mailed me should receive their invoices or an e-mail shortly, so no need to remind me)

And I should be able to supply the Laundry novella Equoid to be published by Subterranean Press soon; it’s likely to be £25.00 + postage.

 

 

 

 

June 21, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Shop News & Chat, Signed Books | 1 Comment

New Titles – w/e 21st June 2014

in hardcover:

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterThe 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 GalbraithThe 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 GaimanThe 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. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings beautiful new slipcased illustrated edition.  Comes in it’s own cardboard box!

in large format:

Mike, Linda & Louise CareyThe 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 MurphyMinology: 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 SheaKoko Takes a Holiday 500 years in the future retired mercenary Koko finds herself the target of her former colleagues. Fast-moving action cyberpunk.

Patrick LeeRunner eleven year old Rachel is the target of a huge manhunt. And not in a good way. Thriller.

Warhammer 40,000Fist of Demetrius the 2nd volume of William King‘s Macharian Crusade trilogy

June 20, 2014 Posted by | Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment

Closed for a few days…

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.

June 11, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th June 2014

in hardcover:

Simon R. GreenProperty of a Lady Faire the latest of his Secret Histories
Mercedes LackeyBlood Red the 9th in her Elemental Masters series; the paperback of #8 arrived recently…

Doctor WhoThe Shakespeare Notebooks apparently the Bard’s original but subsequently altered scenes from various Shakespearean plays!

in large format:

Kij Johnson (editor) – Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 mainly shorter works, but also some excerts, from the winners and short-listed works from 2012.

in paperback:

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterThe Long War the 2nd in their Long Earth series…
Charles Stross - Neptune’s Brood signed copies available
Kim Stanley RobinsonShaman his prehistoric novel about creating the oldest cave-painting yet found…

Orson Scott Card & Aaron JohnstonEarth Awakens the 3rd in the Formic Wars prequel trilogy to Ender’s Game
Karen LordThe Best of All Possible Worlds aliens fleeing disaster arrive on a  world long occupied by humans…
Tanya HuffThe Truth of Valour the 5th of her Confederation novels. Torith has retired from the Marines but her salvage ship is attacked by pirates…
William C. Dietz - Legion of the Damned the original novel about the elite force consisting of condemned criminals and cyborg warriors… the sequels will follow in fairly quick succession

Brandon SandersonLegion & The Emperor of Souls an sf novella and a short fantasy novel…
Chris WoodingThe Ace of Skulls the fourth and final volume of the Tales of the Ketty Jay
Elspeth CooperThe Raven’s Shadow the Wild Hunt volume 3, after Songs of the Earth and Trinity Rising
Marie BrennanThe Tropic of Serpents the sequel to A Natural History of Dragons
Ian IrvineJustice the Tainted Realm book 3
Snorri KristjanssonSwords of Good Men bloody Viking combat as Christianity comes to Scandinavia

Jon SteeleAngel City ancient wars may be erupting again, centred on an old stronghold of the Cathars and Jay harper is in the middle of it all!
Adam NevillLast Days an indie film-maker is commissioned to make a film of the last days of a mystical cult which came to a bloody end back in the 1970s… what secrets did they die to protect?

Stanislaw LemThe Cyberiad reprint of his classic set of linked stories, first translated in 1974
Philip K. DickThe Broken Bubble re-issue of one of his 1950s mainstream novels…

Warhammer 40,000Lords of Mars the 2nd Adeptus Mechanicus adventure by Graham McNeill

art, etc:

John HarrisBeyond the Horizon hardcover retrospective; he’s created some great sf cover art over the years…
Julius Csotonyi & Steve White (writer) – The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi excellend hardcover of prehistoric life. Mainly colour, with some b&w sketches and also some fold-out panoramic pages.  Wonderful stuff.

John StankoMastering Fantasy Art: Drawing Dynamic Characters covering ‘people, poses, creatures & more’

Christian Perrissin & Enea RiboldiCape Horn great looking h/c graphic novel from Humanoids about life in Tierra del Fuego 100+ years ago…
Jed Alexander(Mostly) Wordless 8 little stories, some told in only a handful of pictures in this cute little hardcover

magazines:

Illustrators – issue #7 with a major look at Alan Lee‘s career and work
Juxtapoz – July 2014 cover date

June 11, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 7th June 2014

Annoyingly, a box of new titles has been delayed soemwhere so new titles are a little limited this week…

in hardcover:

James SA. A. CoreyCibola Burn the 4th volume in the Expanse sequence, continuing possibly the the best current sf series.

in large format:

Hal Colebatch & Jessica Q. FoxTreasure Planet a Man-Kzin novel based on the background and aliens created by Larry Niven in his Known Space works

in ‘B’ format:

Kim HarrisonThe Undead Pool the 12th Rachel Morgan urban fantasy…

June 6, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 31st May 2014

in hardback:

Jim ButcherSkin Game the 15th of the Dresden Files
Ben Bova & Les JohnsonRescue Mode the 1st manned mission to Mars is stranded there and their deaths will doom furure space exploration…
Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies the latest in Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire series

in large format:

Robert ReedThe Memory of Sky: A Great Ship Trilogy a complete new trilogy in one big volume! Looks excellent, and Locus has a very positive review of it this month…
Nnedi OkoraforLagoon an alien spaceship lands just off the Lagos shore…

Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti (editors) – Diverse Energies 11 stories fom an interesting mix of authors and cultures…

Theodore SturgeonGateway Omnibus from Orion with novels The Dreaming Jewels, To Marry Medusa and Venus Plus X
Edmund HamiltonGateway Omnibus from Orion with Captain Future and the Space Emperor, The Star Kings and The Weapon from Beyond
Edger Rice BurroughsGateway Omnibus from Orion, with Pirates of Venus, Lost on Venus and Carson of Venus,

in ‘B’ format:

Elizabeth MoonCrown of Renewal the 5th in her Paladin’s Legacy series
Will McIntoshDefenders to repel the aliens, mankind created a race of 17′ tall dedicated soldiers…
Tim WaggonerNight Terrors sometimes your dreams can become real. And your nightmares! Dark humour and urban fantasy

Rachel BachHonour’s Knight and Heaven’s Queen volumes 2 & 3 of her sf series that began with Fortune’s Pawn. Fast-moving sf adventure
Mark LawrenceEmperor of Thorns 3rd in the fantasy series that began with Prince of Thorns and King of Thorns

James BlishA Case of Conscience the latest in Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks series, about aliens and religion

Mike Ashley (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF  back in after a long break…

in paperback:

Mercedes LackeySteadfast the 8th Elemental Masters novel
Simon R. GreenCasino Infernale – the 7th in his Secret Histories series…
D. B. JacksonThieves’ Quarry the sequel to Thieftaker, again set in a fantasy 18th Century Boston, a few years before the Revolution…
J. Kathleen CheneyThe Golden City in an alternate, fantasy Portugal, one of the sea-folk and a seer detective must work together…
Devon MonkTin Swift the 2nd in the Age of Steam series, sequel to Dead Iron
E. C. AmbroseElisha Barber the 1st in the Dark Apostle series, set in 14th C England with a young barber-surgeon who has an affinity for magic
Sarah CawkwellUprising part 1 of the Heirs of the Demon King, set in 16th C Wales as rebellion is planned…

Larry Niven & Matthew Joseph HarringtonThe Goliath Stone a giant meteor is on course to collide with the Earth… can a discontinued project help save it!
John BarnesThe Last President the 3rd Daybreak novel, about a future with no plastics
Ian DouglasDark Matter the 5th Star Carrier adventure…

Hunter SheaThe Montauk Monster weird creatures from a nearby research facility have escaped and are terrorising a small beach town…

Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildWhite Fire the latest Pendergast mystery, with a Sherlock Holmes connection!
Clive Cussler & Graham BrownZero Hour the 11th Kurt Austin NUMA adventure
James Rollins & Rebecca CantrellInnocent Blood the 2nd in their Order of the Sanguines series, after last year’s The Blood Gospel

Star TrekOne Constant Star by David R. George III, set in The Lost Era (2319) with Captain Sulu

Greg CookGodzilla the official movie tie-in novel
art, etc:

Sam Parc (editor) – Visions of Mathematics well, it has full colour art in it, but this is more a science book with 50 articles by various scientists talking about the maths content of all sorts of topics!
Frederic Claquin (editor) – Artitude subtitled Contemporary Graphic Art and highlighting 31 current artists…
Pep Pentangeli (editor) – Soft Flesh and Orgies of Death softcover retrospective of various men’s adventure magazines, with (mainly) b&w art with reprinted articles and lurid fiction.

Brian Froud, Joshua Dysart (writer), Alex Sheikman & Lizzy John (artists) –  Jim Henson‘s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths II graphic novel h/c of the story before The Dark Crystal

magazines:

Locus – May cover date; issue #640, with this year’s Hugo nominations
Juxtapoz – June cover date

audio:

Doctor WhoLast of the Colophon Fourth Doctor adventure #3.5 from Big Finish,
with Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
Doctor WhoTomb Ship the Fifth Doctor stars in adventure #186 from Big Finish. With Peter Davidson and Sarah Sutton

May 30, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 24th May 2014

in hardback:

Robert McCammonThe River of Souls the latest Matthew Corbett historical adventure, set in Carolina in 1703…

in large format:

Rich Horton (editor) – Space Opera 22 stories from some top authors; reprints. Mainly from magazines, but no dates showing when they first appeared. Fairly recently, I think.
Gregory BenfordGateway Omnibus the latest volume in this series by Gollancz. This one contains the novels Artifact, Cosm and Eater

in ‘B’ format:

Jack CampbellSteadfast the 4th of the Beyond the Frontier strand of his Lost Fleet  novels. Sequel to Guardian.

art, etc:

Enki BilalPhantoms of the Louvre English-language edition of his h/c book/catalogue tying in with his exhibition at the Louvre, which consisted of his adaptation of various paintings hung there

magazines:

Black Static – issue #40
Interzone – issue #252 with lead story by Glasgow author Neil Williamson. Also a review of his first novel The Moon KIng (in stock now!) and an interview with him… Also reviews of the latest books from (fairly) locals Ken MacLeod and Eric Brown

May 23, 2014 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

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