Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 3rd June 2023

in hardcover:

Christopher PriestAirside a famous 1940s Hollywood actress takes a flight to London and disappears completely. Years later a film student is drawn to the mystery…

in softcover:

Adam Oyebanji Braking Day a fleet of generation spaceships finally approach their destination…


And that’s it1 One of my suppliers has screwed up my account so some titles will be delayed until it’s sorted out. Their customer care is good, but their tech support, not so much.


June 2, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 27th May2023

in hardcover:

Thomas D. Lee Perilous Times in the present day Arthurian knights once again awaken to save Britain in another of it’s hours of need!
Audrey Burges The Miniscule Mansion of Myra Malone a custom furniture maker finds a hugely popular blog about a doll’s house which seems to be based on his own full-size house!
Temi OhMore Perfect the Panopticon will connect minds and let you see each others’ dreams… but of course there’s a down side!

in softcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyTerrible Worlds: Revolutions collection containing the novellas Ironclads, Firewalkers & Ogres. 440+ pages
Joshua David BellinMyriad Miriam is a law enforcement agent whose job is jumping small distances back in time to prevent crimes…
Megan O’KeefeThe Blighted Stars book 1 of The Devoured Worlds; something is destroying habitable worlds as quickly as humanity can find them…
John ShirleySuborbital 7 having been on a mission to rescue hostages held on a space station, the secret space-plane & it’s crew face more problems…
David KoeppAurora a solar storm causes a world-wide black-out which may last for years…

Stephanie GarberLegendary sequel to Caraval; re-issue
Claire Legrand A Crown of Ivy and Glass Lady Gemma has a tragic background, and even worse, her body rejects her using any kind of magic!
R. S. Moule The Fury of Kings epic fantasy; part 1 of the Erland Saga. The King’s son has been murdered and the new heir presumtive is not a friend of the King!

art, etc:

Ariel Olivetti The Art of AO softcover with full colour examples of his work for Marvel, Dark Horse, DC, etc…
TanakaFashion Illustration Book: The Art of Tanaka
Tanaka Fashion Illustration: Outfit of the Day
PIE InternationalNew Retro Illustration collection by new Japanese artists; pastel shades and Japanese text.
John A. Lent & Xu YingComics Art in China softcover, comprehensive history of the subject; heavy on the text

Sergio Toppi – The Collected Toppi Volume Nine: The Old World another volume with 7 more of his short tales. b&w h/c
Carlos Trilla & Enrique Breccia – Alvar Mayor Book 2: The Ominous Wind b&w h/c

Richard CorbenMurky World full colour hardcover graphic novel, with some b&w strips and panels at the back
Nuria Tamarit Daughters of Snow and Cinders full colour h/c graphic novel about an expedition into the Northern wilderness looking for gold!

Daria TesslerSalome’s Last Dance b&w h/c update of the story of Salome, with dogs! In an ‘underground comix’ looking style.
Miel VandepitteCentralia full colour h/c graphic novel about mythic adventure in the heart of the deserted, burning town!

Dan Watters & Jon Davis-HuntDying Star h/c adventure set in Mobius & Jodorowsky‘s world of The Incal
Laurent Genefort & Alexandre RistorcelliSap Hunters adventure among the clans living in the WorldTree. Full colour h/c from Humanoids
Chaiko & Dan Christensen (translator) – The Monkey King: Journey to the West 300+ page full colour graphic novel of the classic Chinese adventure story
James Mascia & Arhi KahnThe Poe Murders b&w softcover, based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe
Jiro TaniguchiThe Ice Wanderer and other stories manga about an elk, and other big wild animals!
Curt Pircs & Antonio FusoLost Falls an amnesiac detective wakes up in a very strange town… full colour sodtcover
Guido NolittaMister No: Atlantic fun looking full colour softcover about adventurer Jerry Drake’s escapades in the Amazon in the 1950s!

Shannon Wheller Too Much Coffee Man: The Original Comic Books 1 – 9 b&w reprints in softcover
Robert CrumbThe Book of Mr. Natural reprints dating back to the mid-60s. b&w softcover
PS Artbook SofteePlastic Man vol 2 collecting issues # 5 to # 8
PS Artbook SofteeAtom-Age Combat with strips from Strange Planets # 1, 15 & 18 and Atom-Age Combat #2 & 3, all from the late 50s & early 60s


Illustration Issue Number Eighty ( # 80 ) focusing on Charles LaSalle & Pruett Carter


Ted NaismithThe Hobbit 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Bilbo & the dwarves on the backs of the Eagles after being recued! From The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

May 26, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 20th May 2023

in hardcover:

Charles StrossSeason of Skulls the 3rd of the New Management subset of Laundry File books. Signed copies available!

Christopher PaoliniFractal Noise a team of scientists investigate perfectly circular anomaly which has been detected onanother planet…

Ursula K. LeGuinTales From Earthsea: The Fifth Book of Earthsea in hardcover, to match the previous 4. The Other Wind: The Sixth Book of Earthsea is due out next month.

M. John Harrison I Wish I Were Here autobiographical musings; straplined ‘an anti-memoir’

Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Henry Herz (editors) – The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie themed anthology with 20 stories & poems, from authors including Seanan McGuire & Jane Yolen

in softcover:

Lilith SaintcrowSpring’s Arcana despatate to cure his mother’s cancer, Nat ventures into the home of a vengeful goddess – inside a Manhatten skyscraper!
Moniquill BlackgooseTo Shape a Dragon’s Breath Anequs gains entry to a school for dragon handlers, but no-one’s actually seen one for decades…
Mercedes Lackey Into the West Book Two of The Founding of Valdemar; sequel to Beyond

Lena NguyenWe Have Always Been Here the psychologist on the planetary assessment mission prefers to company of androids to the rest of the crew, and then a radiation storm strikes…

Alice ThompsonChimera a deep space mission apparently connected with combatting global warming has other, more disturbing, objectives…

May 19, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 13th May 2023

in hardcover:

Nick HarkawayTitanium Noir in the future the rich are literally becoming another race thanks to genetic engineering, and then one of them is found dead…

Mark LawrenceThe Book That Wouldn’t Burn volume 1 of The Library Trilogy; Evar has lived his whole life in a labyrinthine library but there’s a whole other world beyond it’s walls…
Genevieve CogmanScarlett vampires & the Scarlet Pimpernel in the Revolutionary France of 1793!

Peter S. BeagleThe Essential PSB volume 1: Lila the Werewolf and Other Stories from Tachyon Publications
Peter S. BeagleThe Essential PSB volume 2: Oakland Dragon Blues and Other Stories

in softcover:

Sarah J. MaasHouse of Sky and Breath sequel to House of Earth and Blood; the 2nd Crescent City novel

Justin Lee AndersonThe Lost War sometimes the peace seems worse than the war… book 1 of the Eidyn Saga
Daniel PolanskyMarch’s End by day the Harrows seem normal people, but by night they defend the March, a strange, fantasy-like realm…
J. T. GreathouseThe Hand of the Sun KIng his parents came from very different sides and he’ll have to steer a path between them growing up… Pact and Pattern vol 1
J. T. GreathouseThe Garden of Empire the rebellion grows, but Wen discovers that the Empire is also planning a revolt – against the Gods! Pact and Pattern vol 2
K. A. Tucker A Fate of Wrath and Flame New York thief Romeria finds herself kidnapped at swordpoint and wakes up as an elvish princess due to take part in an arranged marriage for the good of the kingdom… the 1st in the Fate and Flame series
K. A. TuckerA Curse of Blood and Stone the 2nd in the Fate and Flame series

Ren HutchingsUnder Fortunate Stars fleeing from defeat in the war with aliens, Jereth’s spaceship breaks down in deep space and seems doomed, until a ship apparently from the future arrives to rescue them!

Heather ParryThis Is My Body, Given For You short story collection from Haunt Publishing

Adrian Colins, Mike Myers & Sarah Chorn (editors) – The King Must Fall 600 page anthology with 18 stories, put together by Grimdark Magazine editors and featuring authors such as Trudi Canavan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, & Anthony Ryan

art, etc:

Laura Ruben Of Strokes and Shades: The Secrets of Digital Art of LR from 3dtotal Publishing

Hayao MiyazakiNausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions very nice hardcover (with dust jacket) of his full colour concept art for the film. Long time since I’ve had this in stock!


McSweeney’s Quarterly – issue # 70 latest issue; short fiction, etc. plus 2 sections of colour photos and other art

May 12, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Charles Stross Book!

It doesn’t seem very long since Escape From Yokai Land, but it’s already that time again!

Charlie’s third New Management novel will be published shortly.
The UK edition will be a £20.00 hardcover, published by Orbit.
Postage within the UK will be an additional £3.50
Please e-mail me for postage rates outwith the UK; the rates aren’t simple to sumarise as the regulations continue to become more complex – for instance, there are now 3 different price zones for Europe!

Let me know how you’d like your copy/ies signed and I’ll send a Square Invoice (or a Paypal Invoice if you ask) confirming the details and asking for yours!

Options include having it dated, the location added, or a brief greeting, etc. No first lines though. I always convey your requests for what you’d like, but ultimately it’s Charlie signing the books and he likes to keep it short!

Hope to hear from you – emails to are the most efficient way to contact me.


Welcome to Britain under the New Management! The Prime Minister is an eldritch god of unimaginable power. Crime is plummeting as almost every offense is punishable by death. And everywhere you look, there are people with strange powers, some of which they can control, and some, not so much.

Hyperorganised and formidable, Eve Starkey defeated her boss, the louche magical adept and billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge, in a supernatural duel to the death. At least, she has reason to hope he’s dead. But though she’s now in charge of the Bigge Corporation, she’s not free of him yet.

Through the fecklessness of her brother Imp, combined with the intricate feudal law of a tiny Channel Island, it would appear that unbeknownst to her, she was married to Bigge – and that proving his death and releasing herself from his arcane bindings will take years and cost millions. Then an emissary of the Prime Minister arrives with an offer that she absolutely can’t . .

. well, you know. This is the final novel in the Laundry Files spin-off trilogy that began with Dead Lies Dreaming and continued with Quantum of Nightmares.

‘Grim, hilarious, inventive – make the video game now please’ Tamsyn Muir

May 6, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

L. R. Lam – Dragonfall

Laura Lam has a new fantasy novel just out and I have signed copies available.

The UK edition is a £16.99 hardcover, published by Orbit.
Postage within the UK will be an additional £3.51
Drop me an email and I’ll send a Square Invoice (or a Paypal Invoice if you ask) confirming the details and asking for yours!

Please e-mail me for postage rates outwith the UK; the rates aren’t simple to sumarise as the regulations continue to become more complex – there are now 3 different price zones for Europe!

Hope to hear from you – emails to are the most efficient way to contact me.


The first in an epic fantasy trilogy from Sunday Times bestselling author L.R. Lam. Long ago, humans betrayed dragons, stealing their magic and banishing them to a dying world.

Centuries later, their descendants worship dragons as gods. But the ‘gods’ remember, and they do not forgive. Since they were orphaned, Arcady has scraped a living thieving on the streets of Vatra, dreaming of life among the nobility – and revenge.

When the chance arises to steal a powerful artefact from the bones of the Plaguebringer, the most hated person in Lumet history, they jump at it, for its magic holds the key to their dreams. But the spell has unintended consequences, and drags Everen – the last male dragon, who was once foretold to save his kind – into the human world. Trapped, and disguised as a human, Everen soon realises that the key to his destiny, and to regaining his true power, lies in Arcady.

All he needs to do is convince one little thief to bond with him completely – body, mind, and soul – and then kill them . . .

Yet the closer the two become, the greater the risk both their worlds will shatter. ‘Dragons have never been so sexy’ Kate Dylan’A page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat’ Linden A. Lewis’Fresh and exciting’ Jen Williams’A soaring good time’ Tara Sim

May 6, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 6th May 2023

in hardcover:

Laura LamDragonfall signed copies available!

Rebecca YarrosFourth Wing young scribe Violet is forced to compete to join the elite dragon riders…
Sebastien deCastellThe Malevolent Seven merenary Cade is persuaded to join the fight against 7 evil wizards…
Cassandra Khaw The Salt Grows Heavy novella; a mermaid & a doctor find themselves trapped in the winter forests

C. E. McGill
Our Hideous Progeny in 1850s London, Victor Frankenstein‘s great-niece sets out to discover just what happened to him…

Nina AllanConquest Frank has disappeared and Rachel & Robin must follow a trail through Bach, South London criminals, on-line conspiracies & obscure 1950s SF stories to try to find him…

J. R. R. TolkienThe Battle of Maldon limited edition in a slipcase. The regular hardcover came out a few weeks ago

in softcover:

James S. A. CoreyMemory’s Legion 7 stories which tie up various loose ends in the epic Expanse series
Charlie Jane Anders Promises Stronger Than Darkness the final book of the Unstoppable trilogy
Ian DouglasAlien Agendas the 3rd & final book of his Solar Warden adventure, after Alien Secrets & Alien Hostiles. Space-going dinosaurs and conspiracy theorys!
Sven HolmTermush reprint of an obscure 1967 dystopian novel. Life after a nuclear war in an exclusive, purpose-built luxury hotel…

Raymond E. FeistMaster of Furies the 3rd volume of the Firemane Saga
Gareth HanrahanThe Sword Defiant Sir Aelfric & his companions once saved the world, but now they’ve all grown apart and taken up new responsibilities. Can they rise again to a new challenge? Lands of the Firstborn book 1
Ed McDonaldDaughter of Redwinter Raine can see the dead, and she’s just escaped from the fortress of powerful warrior-magicians, who need what she’s stolen…

Marian Womack On the Nature of Magic strange goings-on in the gardens of Versailles and at the new studios of film pioneer Georges Méliès!
H. G. Parry The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep Charley has inherited the ability to bring literary figures to life! I missed this when it came out a while back… by the author of the more recent The Magician’s Daughter

Peter S. Beagle The Last Unicorn classic reprint of the 1968 novel
Marie Brennan The Game of 100 Candles a Legend of the Five Rings adventure

Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane (editors) – The Other Side of Never dark fantasy anthology inspired by Peter Pan

art, etc:

Simone GrunewaldDraw What You Love: The Art of SG hardcover, full of her art, with tips on technique, etc.
Prism – The Art Journey of Cosmic Spectrum hardcover from 3DTotal Publishing. I think Cosmic Spectrum is an artist also known as Yana
Devin Elle KurtzWindows to Worlds hardcover, full of her art, with tips on technique, etc.

May 5, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 30th April 2023

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyLords of Uncreation final volume of The Final Architecture trilogy, which began with Shards of Earth

Nicholas BingeAscension a towering, previously uncharted mountain is discovered in the Pacific; an expedition is mounted… Local author!
Cory Doctorow Red Team Blues near-future thriller revolving arounf crypto-currency
Sylvain NeuvelFor the First Time Again after her father is murdered, Aster discovers that she may not be human!
T. J. Klune In the Lives of Puppets Victor lives in a tree with 3 robots, but things change when he finds a 4th!
Ben TufnelThe North Shore something strange is washed ashore after a storm at a remote community…

Rory PowerIn An Orchard Grown From Ash the 2nd half of the Wind-Up Garden pair, which began with In a Garden Burning Cold

Brent WeeksNight Angel Nemesis continuing the story in his Night Angel trilogy…

Michael MoorcockElric of Melnibone subtitled The Elric Saga Vol. 1 with a Foreward by Neil Gaiman & cover, map, and interior colour plates by Brom. Contains Elric of Melnibone, The Fortress of the Pearl, The Sailor on the Seas of Fate & The Weird of the White Wolf. Also publication dates & notes on the stories at the back.

in softcover:

Max GladstoneDead Country 1st in his new Craft Wars series, set after the Craft Sequence, althugh it’s not necessary to have read those six to read the new book!
Leo CarewThe Cuckoo part 3 of Under the Northern Sky, coming after The Wolf & The Spider
Alexander Dan VilhjalmssonThe Storm beneath a Midnight Sun

Nicole Jarvis A Portrait in Shadow life isn’t easy for a female artist arriving in a magical Renaissance era Florence!

art, etc:

Peter BergtingThe Art of PB nice-looking hardcover, full of his colour & b&w art, including some b&w comic art
Eleni Roussos The Art and Making of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves h/c with everything from concept art to the finished product
Brian BollandA Memoir in Pictures and Words hefty autobiographical h/c graphic novel all about his life and work. Interesting range of storytelling & art techniques, etc.
Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Sower companion softcover graphic novel to Kindred. Adapted by John Jennings & Damian Duffy.
Yamada Murasaki Talk To My Back ground-breaking b&w manga of vignettes set in Japanese suburbia
Gihef & Christian Lachenal, et al – Pixies of the Sixties: You Really Got Me Now a fairy visits swinging London in the 60s! Softcover from Humanoids

Ben HatkeReynard’s Tale short children’s story with b&w illustrations. Hardvover
Maddie FrostWombats Go Camping full colour h/c strip. Looks fun!
Kei Ishiyama Grimms Fairy Tales 9 manga tales, including Puss-in-Boots & Snow White… softcover, b&w

PS Artbooks SofteeStrange Suspense Stories vol 7 includes issues 48 – 52, from 1960/61
PS Artbooks SofteeCommander Battle and the Atomic Sub the 1st 5 issues from 1954/5


Heavy Metal – issue # 320 first issue I’ve had since November, although I ordered these back in June! Maybe after the re-launch issue (ordered in December!) their schedule might firm up a bit…

Locus April cover date, issue # 747 with Charlie Jane Anders & Ray Nayler interviews trailed on the cover

April 28, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 22nd April 2023

in hardcover:

Andrea StewartThe Bone Shard War the 3rd in the Drowning Empire trilogy
Olivie BlakeOne For My Enemy Baba Yaga‘s daughters come up against organised crime in New York… Several apparently uncredited b&w full page illos throughout

in softcover:

Anna Claycomb Silenced in the present day, 4 women fight against the magic that binds them to their abusive boss…
Tara SimThe City of Dusk the city’s 4 gods have withdrawn their favour but their chief acolytes think they know what to do about it!

Claire NorthIthaca a novel of Penelope’s story
Damion HunterEmpire’s Edge sequel to Shadow of the Eagle (in stock) and part 2 of the Borderlands series; Britain & Ireland in the time of Agricola’s campaigns in the 1st Century.

April 21, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 15th April 2023

in hardcover:

Wesley ChuThe Art of Prophecy the start of the epic War Arts Saga
Peter S. BeagleThe Way Home subtitled Two Novellas from the World of the Last Unicorn, Two Hearts & Sooz

Lavanya LakshminarayanThe Ten Percent Thief Bangalore has been re-named Apex City, and everything is ruled by mathematics and statistics…

Hal JohnsonImpossible Histories somewhat feasible branch points in history leading to some apparently unlikely alternate present day scenarios, but which ultimately didn’t happen!

in softcover:

Guy Gavriel KayAll the Seas of the World his latest quasi-historical fantasy
Kate HeartfieldThe Embroidered Book lush fantasy sent in the Royal Courts of Europe in 1768

Anthony RyanThe Martyr sequel to The Pariah and 2nd in The Covenant of Steel series
Mike Shackle Until the Last book 3 of The Last War
Greg KeyesThe Basilisk Throne the various human Empires have almost defeated their one-time enslavers, the Drehhu, but which one will be the ultimate victor?
Piper J. DrakeWings Once Cursed and Bound Peeraphan is rescued from trouble in Seattle by a vampire from an alternate, magical earth…
Lyndsey CroalHave You Decided on Your Question novelette from a local author about a woman and her chance to see an alternate life in a parallel world…

David WellingtonParadise 1 all communication has been lost with Earth’s first deep space colony…

Peng ShepherdThe Cartographers ‘trap streets’ on maps have more of a role than just helping protect copyright!
Roger ZelaznyRoadmarks another in Orion‘s Science Fiction Masterworks series. The ultimate time-travelling roadtrip, from 1979!

Ambrose BierceThe Ways of Ghosts, And Other Datk Tales by AB the latest single-author collection from The British Library in their Tales of the Weird series. Includes an 18 page afterword about his disappearance and probable fate.

April 14, 2023 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment