Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 20th January 2018

in hardcover:

Matt RuffLovecraft Country well reviewed ‘Lovecraftian‘ novel facing up to Lovecraft’s personal shortcomings…

Dave McKean & William Schafer (editors) – The Weight of Words illustrated (by McKean) anthology of new stories from top writers such as Neil Gaiman, Joe Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, M. John Harrison

in large format:

Ahmed SaadawiFrankenstein in Baghdad in US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi the scavenger gathers up body parts and wants the government to give them a proper burial… Black comedy

in ‘B’ format:

Matt HaigHow to Stop Time Tom Hazard may look around 40 but he’s really over 10 times that age!
Josiah BancroftSenlin Ascends to regain his lost bride, school headmaster Senlin must climb the still standing, still populated, Tower of Babel…
Joanne HarrisDifferent Class  psychological thriller set in a failing boarding school being dragged into the 21st century…

Warhammer 40,000Farsight: Crisis of Faith novel by Phil Kelly

in paperback:

James A. MooreFallen Gods sequel to The Last Sacrifice and 2nd in his Tides of War series

art, etc:

3DTotal PublishingSketch Workshop: Robots & Spaceships spiral bound pad of tips and templates, sketches, etc. from a variety of artists…

DesignStudio PressNuthin’ But Mech 2 multi-artist art book
DesignStudio PressNuthin’ But Mech 3 multi-artist art book


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New Titles – w/e 13th January 2018

in hardback:

Seanan McGuireBeneath the Sugar Sky the 3rd of her Wayward Children books. The 1st was Every Heart a Doorway

in large format:

Charles StrossDark State sequel to Empire Games. Signed copies available soon!
D. B. Jackson Tales of the Thieftaker 11 short stories set in The Thieftaker Chronicles background
Hunter SheaFury of the Orcas marine horror!

Jane YolenThe Emerald Circus new collection

in ‘B’ format:

Peter NewmanThe Seven sequel to The Vagrant and The Malice

Stephen Baxter & Eric BrownThe Spacetime Pit plus two 3 lengthy short stories
Jonas CobosThe Melville Files: The Kraken 6 steampunk short stories…
Michael PrescottDie Wide Awake horror novella

in paperback:

C. J. CherryhConvergence the 18th Foreigner novel overall, and the concluding part of the 6th trilogy…
Larry Correia & John RingoMonster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge 1st in a new series of Monster Hunter adventures…

art, etc:

3dtotalPublishingThe Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide all sorts of tips, etc. for monetising your art…
Lorin WoodWoosh! softcover subtitled Spaceship Sketches From the Couch

Carlos ValenzuelaGlamourama full colour softcover of his ‘glamour’ art…

BrunoNemo hardback retelling & re-interpreting the story of Jules Verne‘s Captain Nemo
Frederic Brremand & Federico Bertolucci Little Tails on the Farm the 5th child friendly book about the adventures of Chipper & Squizzo!
Kris, Rob, Matt & DaveCyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo softcover cartoon collection


Locus – cover date December 2017, whole number 683  finally arrived after the Festive mail delays… featured authors include Seanan McGuire

January 12, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 6th January 2018

Happy New Year, one and all! Transreal is back open for 2018.
As I did last year though, I intend to close on Mondays for the first few months, so the hours will be Tuesday – Friday: 11.00 – 18.00
Saturdays – 10.00 – 18.00
Closed Sunday & Monday.

In hardcover:

C. J. CherryhEmergence the 19th Foreigner novel overall, and the 1st of the 7th trilogy!
Michael MoreciBlack Star Renegades epic, all action, galaxy-spanning space opera!

in ‘B’ format:

Theodore BrunA Mighty Dawn historical fantasy, with Vikings!

David HairThe Exile volume 3 of The Return of Ravana. Vol 1 was The Pyre & v2 was The Adversaries. Epic fantasy

Matthew BlakstadLucky Ghost about a new computer game where the currency is called ’emoticoins’, which you can earn in real life, but be careful!




January 5, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closed Until 2018!

Header says it all.

Aim to re-open on Wednesday 3rd January.

December 30, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 31st December 2017

Ha! Last new stock of the year!

in hardcover:

Jason Segel & Kirsten MillerOtherworld sf novel about extremely immersive gaming!

in ‘B’ format:

J. Robert Lennon  – Broken River haunted house thriller

Kim NewmanThe Men From The Diogenes Club hefty 680 page collection of 10 short stories, plus a glossary and an Afterword

art, etc:

Carolyn Turgeon (editor) – The Faerie Handbook illustrated hardcover compendium of all thing fey

Kurt McClung, Mateo Guerrero & Aure JimenezDragonseed large epic fantasy graphic novel from Humanoids
Mathieu Masmondet, Julia Verlanger & Zhang XiaoyuSavage Highway post-apocalyptic graphic novel from Humanoids

Ralph Tedesco, J. G. Miranda & Bryan ValenzaThe Courier: From the Ashes 80 years after the collapse of civilisation, Couriers deliver important messages between the ruling Strongholds… softcover from Zenescope

Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.
Re-open 11.00 ish on Wednesday 3rd.


December 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christmas 2017

Just to say the shop will be closed from now (Saturday evening) until I reopen again after Christmas on Wednesday 27th December.
Opening times for the days I’m open next week may be curtailed slightly.


December 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 24th December 2017

in ‘B’ format:

Star WarsThrawn the latest adventure in that galaxy far, far away, from Timothy Zahn

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Griffin Barber1636: Mission to the Mughals apparently the 23rd Ring of Fire / 1632 novel!

Faith HunterFlame in the Dark her 3rd Soulwood novel. The 1st was Blood of the Earth

Tanith LeeThe White Serpent reprint of the 3rd book in her Wars of VIS series, which began with The Storm Lord

art, etc:

Jiro TaniguchiA Zoo in Winter autobiographical graphic novel of the artist’s early career. Hardcover, b&w


McSweeney’sissue # 51 compact hardcover with 18 short tories

and a reminder that the November Locus arrived but was a late (Saturday) addition to the relevant new titles post… December’s is still outstanding, as of noon on Friday 22nd.


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New titles – w/e 17th December 2017

in ‘B’ format:

K. J. ParkerThe Two of Swords: volume three final book of the trilogy

Dave HutchinsonAcadie the original colonists fled to hide from Earth but now their descendants are about to be discovered…
Gerard Cowan The Machinery looks after humanity but has always prophesied that it will break down in 10,000 years. And that time is now!
Deji Bryce Olukotun
After the Flare a massive solar flare knocks out power grids world wide and leaves Nigeria with the only workable space launch facility  -and it’s needed urgently!

Warhammer 40,000Primogenitor novel by Josh Reynolds featuring renegade Fabius Bile

art, etc:

Dave BreretonIn the Night Studio full colour hardcover

Gumby Graphic Novel # 1: 50 Shades of Clay new Gumby stories! From Papercutz

Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude MezieresValerian: The Complete Collection volume 2 contains The Land Without Stars, Welcome to Alflolol & Birds of the Master plus interviews, etc.
Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude MezieresValerian: The Complete Collection volume 3 with Ambassadors of the Shadows, On the False Earths & Heroes of the Equinox. Also essays, interviews, etc.
Full colour hardcovers like volume 1. Volume 4 is due in Spring.


Heavy Metal issue # 288 subtitled The Weird Issue

December 15, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 10th December 2017

in hardcover:

James S. A. CoreyPersepolis Rising the 7th volume in the Expanse series!

Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon1636: The Vatican Sanction latest novel in Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire series
Nora RobertsYear One a catastrophic disease sweeps the world, leaving a few of the survivors with strange abilities… 1st scenes set in Scotland.

James GossDoctor Who and the Krikkit Men new novel based on notes, etc. left by the late Douglas Adams. Also features Romana.

in ‘B’ format:

Genevieve CogmanThe Lost Plot 4th in her Invisible Library series
S. Jae-JonesWintersong Liesl travels to the Underworld to confront the Goblin King and rescue her sister…

S. B. DivaRun Time a gruelling long distance race for all sorts of enhanced humans is Marmeg’s only chance to win a better future… but she has to cobble her kit together from other people’s discards


Shoreline of Infinityissue # 10 with the winner and the 2 runners up of their first Flash Fiction competition…

McSweeney’s Magazineissue # 50 hardcover issue this time…

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New Titles – w/e 2nd December 2017

in hardcover:

Nick HarkawayGnomon large, complex near future novel set in a world of total surveillance, about the investigation of someone’s death in Police custody, who appears to have had multiple personalities, including one from the future!

in large format:

R. G. StearnsBarbary Station 2 engineers end up on a battered old space station but find a rogue AI controlling it and trying to kill everyone!

S. A. ChakrabortyCity of Brass lush 18th C fantasy where spirits and djinns still haunt the back streets of Cairo…
Kari MaarenWeave a Circle Round the new neighbours’ house seems to defy the laws of physics and somehow unhappy Freddie becomes stuck with them in the distant past…

Peter S. BeagleThe OverNeath new short story collection

in paperback:

Lisanne NormanShades of Gray the 8th Shodan Alliance novel. Should have had it ages ago, but it’s here now!
Nicholas Sansbury SmithExtinction War 7th in the series…

Star Trek: PrometheusFire With Fire featuring the missions of the U.S.S. Prometheus. Set at the same time as Kirk and the Enterprise and written by Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg
Star Trek: TitanFortune of War featuring Admiral William Riker and written by David Mack

art, etc:

Jamie HewlettWorks From the Last 25 Years very hefty hardback from Taschen

John Fleskes (editor) – Spectrum 24 the soft cover edition of the annual contemporary fantastic art collection
Joan Rock Clokey & Joe ClokeyGumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations big book all about the American plasticene character and his friends

Jean Annestay & Christophe QuillienDeconstructing The Incal everything you wanted to know about Jodorowsky & Mobius‘ most famous creation
Gregory MardonAdrift b&w 1930s nautical adventure, from Humanoids in softcover
PedrosaPortugal English language edition of the prize-winning bande desinee. A jaded writer rediscovers his spirit after being invited to a foreign comic con and meeting long-lost family…

Sgt. Bananas a.k.a. Johnny WuTen Frames Per Second hardcover featuring stills from the Instagram star!

Bryan TalbotGrandville: Force Majeure hefty new graphic novel, again featuring anthropomorphic badger D.I. LeBrock of Scotland Yard!

Pedrosa – Portugal reprint of the influential bande desinee

Simon Spurrier & Kelly and Nicholl Matthews Jim Henson‘s The Power of the Dark Crystal volume 1 hardcover
Winsor McCayLittle Nemo in the Palace of Ice and further adventures large hardcover of one of the best sections of the Little Nemo comic strip, from 1907

Andy HirschScience Comics: Dogs 6th in the series of child-friendly looks at various subjects…


Illustratorsissue # 20 mainly featuring Russian artists such as Ivan Bilibin & Franz Roubaud


Will McIntoshSoft Apocalypse read by Erik Davies


Harry Potter: A History of Magic serious companion volume to the exhibition of the same name currently on at the British Library
Harry Potter: A Journey Through ‘A History of Magic’ soft cover book to accompany the exhibition; more obviously HP based than the other book

Paul KidbyTerry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium great-looking hardcover art book about all things Discworld

December 1, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment