Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 4th December 2022

in hardcover:

Freya MarskeA Marvellous Light struggling to rescue his newly-inherited estate from it’s debts, Robin Blyth, Bart. finds himself appointed parliamentary liason to a secret society…
Monica ByrneThe Actual Star complex novel spanning 2 thoudand years, from the Maya far into the future…
Mercedes LackeyBeyond the origins of Valdemar! Signed by the author

Darren NaishDinopedia compact h/c mainlt text with some b&w illos. Subtitled A Brief Compendium of Dinosaur lore

in large format:

David HairWorld’s Edge sequel to Map’s Edge and vol 2 in The Tethered Citadel series

Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best New Horror of the Year: Volume Thirteen 25 of the best stories from 2020
Edward Willett (editor) – Shapers of Worlds 1st volume of this anthology series (vol 2 came in last month) includes John Scalzi, Gareth Powell, Tanya Huff & 14 more

in ‘B’ format:

Kim NewmanSomething More Than Night monster hunting in 1930’s Hollywood!
Adrian TchaikovskyElder Race short science fantasy novel; a princess must ask a reclusive sorcerer for help, but nothing is as it seems…

Victoria SchwabBridge of Souls the things you miss during a pandemic! Should probably have had this back in March! Vol 3 of her City of Ghosts series, the 1st of which was set in Edinburgh… This one is in New Orleans.

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon1637: No Peace Beyond the Line latest paperback in Flint’s Ring of Fire/1632 alternate history series

art, etc:

Mike SlaterLovecraft Cocktails from the author of The Necronomnomnom. Drinks inspired by the works of HPL.

magazines:
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Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

December 3, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 28th November 2021

in hardcover:

Brandon SandersonCytonic the 3rd part of his Skyward series after Skyward & Starsight
Andrea StewartThe Bone Shard Emperor sequel to The Bone Shard Daughter

in ‘B’ format:

Ken MacLeodBeyond the Hallowed Sky part 1 of his new Lightspeed Trilogy. Signed copies available from the 1st December. No hardback edition.
Ernest ClineReady Player Two a return to the virtual world of Ready Player One

Louis GreenbergExposure Vincent falls off a ladder & impulsively asks the woman he nearly lands on out on a date to an alternative theatre experience called Metamuse, but he’s sure he never entered the contest he won the tickets in…

art, etc:

Alexandro JodorowskyDeconstructing the Jodoverse: A Deluxe Collector’s Slipcased Box Set. One of a numbered edition of 1500. Includes expanded deluxe editions of Deconstructing the Incal, Deconstructing the Metabarons, After the Incal & Weapons of the Metabarons. From Humanoids
Alexandro JodorowskyThe Jodorowsky Library : Anibal 5, Megalex, Selected Short Stories. !st hardcover in a new uniform edition of his work. From Humanoids

John HoweJH’s Ultimate Fantasy Art Academy softcover. The strapline says: Inspiration, approaches and techniques for drawing and painting the fantasy realm. Looks very good

Peter JacksonIllustration Art Gallery PresentsThrough the Ages: Drawings and Paintings by PJ  mostly full colour scenes from throughout British history from the Middle Ages to Victorian times. Softcover, a companion to the recent Charles Dickens volume by Ronald Sydney Embleton

Xavier Dollo & Djibril Morissette-PhanThe History of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure from Humanoids. Full colour h/c packed with information as it wends it’s way from the roots of SF, meeting all the major players, right up to the present. Lots of recommendations for reading along the way, too.

Wall Calendars:

Flame Tree PublishingThe Sci-Fi Art of Virgil Finlay 12 b&w images from the pulps…
Flame Tree PublishingCthulhu Wall Calendar 2022. A dozen full colour depictions
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November 26, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 21st November 2021

in hardback:

Katherynne M. Valente – Comfort Me With Apples short new horror novel from Tordotcom

(various authors)Monstrous Tales short stories from around the world, each with a full page colour illustration by Sija Hong

in ‘B’ format:

Christopher RuocchioDemon in White part 3 of his Sun Eater series. Should have had it months ago!

Lucy Evans & Tanya Kirk (editors) – Sunless Solstice another dozen stories in the latest anthology in the British Library Tales of the Weird series. Subtitled Strange Christmas Tales for the Longest Nights. Includes Muriel Spark!

art, etc:

Final Fantasy XIV: StormbloodArt of the Revolution: Western Memories
Final Fantasy XIV: StormbloodArt of the Revolution: Eastern Memories the latest 2 big artbooks of the FF gameworld
Ed HulseThe Art of Pulp Fiction subtitled An Illustrated History of Vintage Paperbacks big, heavily illustrated hardback

Barry Windsor-SmithMonsters big b&w graphic novel; UK edition in hardcover

magazines:

Heavy Metal – issue # 311
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November 19, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 14th November 2021

in hardcover:

Neal StevensonTermination Shock his big new 700 page near future novel
Donna Barba Higuera The Last Cuentista Petra is on a deep-sleep spaceship, fleeing Earth’s destruction. But when she eventually awakens no one else remembers the Earth at all…
Ken Liu – The Veiled Throne the 3rd of The Dandelion Quartet, after The Grace of Kings & The Wall of Storms
Katherynne M. Valente – Comfort Me With Apples dark new novella from Tor

Fred ScharmenSpace Forces: A Critical History of Life in Outer Space a serious look at what life was going to be like in space…

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BriggsThe Ultimate Discworld Companion the latest, most up-to-date cyclopedia of the Discworld, with b&w illustrations by Paul Kidby

Chronicle BooksMonstrous Tales 21 tales of strange creatures and fearsome beasts from all over the world, each with a full page illustration by Sija Hong 

in ‘B’ format:

Gus MorenoThis Thing Between Us a couple buy an advanced new smart speaker and weird things start to happen…
Nick Mamatas – The Second Shooter Journalist Mike Karras is hired to investigate strange technomystical conspiracy theories…
Joshiah BancroftThe Fall of Babel vol 4 of The Books of Babel, which began with Senlin Ascends

Kim Bo-Young I’m Waiting For You collection of 4 linked stories from a top Korean author. Translations by Sophie Bowman & Sung Ryu.
James Patrick KellyThe First Law of Thermodynamics plus... the latest in PM Press‘  Outspoken Authors series, with the usual fiction, essays and interview

Xueting Christine Ni (translator & editor) – Sinopticon 2021 anthology subtitled A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction. 13 fairly recent stories by rising sf authors from China

art, etc:

Aminder DhaliwalCyclopedia Exotica mainly b&w satirical graphic novel about a young woman who happens to be a cyclops
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November 12, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Beyond the Hallowed Sky – Ken MacLeod

Ken has a new book out soon!

It’s the first in a new series called The Lightspeed Trilogy and Ken has agreed to sign copies for me.
If you’d like a signed copy and haven’t received an e-mail from me about this, please ask!

It’s a paperback original and will cost £8.99 plus £2.01 p&p within the UK. That’s £11.00 total.

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An exceptional blend of international politics, hard science, and first contact’ Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside series.

When a brilliant scientist gets a letter from herself about faster-than-light travel, she doesn’t know what to believe. The equations work, but her paper is discredited – and soon the criticism is more than scientific. Exiled by the establishment, she gets an offer to build her starship from an unlikely source.

But in the heights of Venus and on a planet of another star, a secret is already being uncovered that will shake humanity to its foundations. Science fiction legend Ken MacLeod begins a new space opera trilogy by imagining humankind on the precipice of discovery – the invention of faster-than-light travel unlocks a universe of new possibilities, and new dangers.

November 8, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 6th November 2021

in hardcover:

Justin RobertsonThe Tangle cross-genre novel about the secrets at the heart of the wood…

in large format:

A. J. HackwithThe God of Lost Words the 3rd book in their Hell’s Library sequence

Edward Willett (editor) – Shapers of Worlds Volume II 18 new sf&f stories plus 6 fairly recent tales from the likes of Kress, Hambly & Stirling

in ‘B’ format:

Anna CheungWhere Decay Sleeps gothic poetry from Haunt Publishing, who produced the excellent Haunted Voices anthology 2 years ago

in paperback:

art, etc:

magazines:

Locus – issue # 729 with interviews with Tade Thompson & R. B. Lemberg trailed on the cover…
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November 5, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 30th October 2021

 

The shop is open it’s normal hours again, but with restricted access to most of the A – Z shelves.

in hardcover:

Stephen BaxterGalaxias several decades from now, the Sun goes out! Epic scale SF.
Andrzej SapkowskiWarriors of God the 2nd in his Hussite Trilogy, sequel to Tower of Fools
T. J. Klune – Under the Whispering Door from the author of Beneath the the Cerulean Sea. A new spirit is given a deadline to pass on beyond…
Alan Garner  – Treacle Walker novella in which a young boy becomes friends with a rag-and-bone man…

Bridget Collins (editor) – The Haunting Season anthology subtitled Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights. 8 new stories from various authors, including a Natasha Pulley story with Mori & Thaniel from The Watchmaker of Filigree Street!

David Pringle & Tim Dedopulos (editors) – The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy: The Definitive Illustrated Guide films, books, authors, games and more!

in large format:

Courttia NewlandCosmogramma 15 short sf stories, with an African theme…

in ‘B’ format:

Kim Stanley Robinson The Ministry for the Future eagerly awaited paperback edition of his latest near-future novel about tackling climate change. Pity they’ve finally turned up well over a week after the author was here to sign them!
Tade ThompsonFar From the Light of Heaven a deep-sleep colony ship arrives but someone has murdered some of the sleepers…
Ursula K. leGuinThe Lathe of Heaven reprint
T
hilde Kold Holdt Shackled Fates the 2nd in the Hanged God Trilogy, based on Norse mythology
Mark StayBabes in the Wood sequel to The Crow Folk, and vol 2 of the Witches of Woodville. More wartime goings-on in the sleepy little village as 3 refugee children arrive, fleeing Nazi Germany…

Scott G. Bruce (editor) – The Penguin Book of Dragons interesting anthology, mainly of dragons in world folklore, etc. Only 2 somewhat modern ones from Kenneth Graham & Edith Nesbit.
A. B. MitfordJapanese Legends and Folklore subtitled Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts. Not sure if they say which is which!

art, etc:

Simon StalenhagThe Labyrinth his 4th large, illustrated story, about the appearance of Black Globes and their effect on the world
Tom ParkerSaurian: A Field Guide to Hell Creek. Hell Creek is a real place in the US whose deep history has been very well investigated – and it’s also a very accurately reproduced setting for the game Saurian. Great art of the fauna & flora of 66 million years ago, just befor the K-Pg (K-T) extinction event! Includes text justifying the artists’ dino (etc) design choices!

Neil Gaiman & Charles VessStardust excellent look at the art of their original heavily illustrated collaboration, later to be filmed.
Ken BarrThe Beast Within: the Art of KB slim, full colour hardback
Allen WilliamsCovenant: the Art of AW b&w gothic-looking art, each image with a short piece of verse opposite. Softcover

Jules Verne, Brian Haberlin & David HineLighthouse softcover collection of the 4-issue comic adaptation of his novel The Lighthouse at the End of the World. Now re-imagined and set in 2717 on a giant navigation structure near a hazardous area of space
H. P. Lovecraft & Steve JonesBeyond the Wall of Sleep b&w adaptation, with the complete text afterwards, from Caliber Comics
PS Artbooks Softee – The Beyond: vol 5 with stories from issues 21 – 25 of Beyond, first published in July ’53 – March ’54
PS Artbooks Softee – Space Man: vol 2 with stories from Space Man issues 5 – 7 from 63/64, Spaceman (UK) issues 5 & 6 from 1954 & Drift Marlo issue 2 from 1962…

Fortifem (art & design) – Cthulhu: Dark Arts Tarot complete 78 card deck in a presentation box with a 32 page booklet. Based on the imaginings of H. P. Lovecraft

magazines:

Illustrators Magazineissue # 35 with large features on Bob Eggleton & Alex Raymond with a slightly shorter look at Jacques Terpant
Illustrators Special EditionThe Art of Glamour: A Pictorial History of the Pin-Up with examples from the 1900s through to the 2010s

Heavy Metal – issue # 310 with two alternate covers
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October 29, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal New Titles – w/e 23rd October 2021

Transreal Fiction is open again, from 11.00 on Saturday morning. Some of the shop is closed off due to a leak from the flat above and numbers allowed in will be limited to 4 as only the front half is open. This will probably continue until repairs are completed, which will take some time to organise and schedule. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Annoyngly, my main delivery (including this week’s new titles) has been delayed and won’t arrive until after the weekend. But I do have a few new books in!

in hardcover:

Simon R. GreenJekyll & Hyde Inc. 2 centuries ago monsters such as vampires & mummies vanished, but they had only retreated into the criminal underworld! And only The Hydes can combat their activities!
David Weber & Eric FlintTo End in Fire the 4th in Weber’s Crown of Slaves spinoff from his Honor Harrington series…

in large format:

Kerryn Offord & Rick Boatright1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner part of Eric Flint‘s 1632 / Ring of Fire world. An alchemist and a quack doctor have to co-operate to expose an even worse fake!

in paperback:

Tim AkersKnight Watch a medieval reenactor ends up being recruited to a secretive organisation protecting the world from monstrous threats…
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October 22, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closed

I apologise for any inconvenience but Transreal Fiction has had to close for a short, indefinite period.

Updates in due course.

Mike.

October 19, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal new Titles – w/e 17th October 2021

in hardcover:

Lindsay EllisTruth of the Divine sequel to Axiom’s End; vol 2 of the Noumena series
Gregory BenfordShadows of Eternity in the SETI library of alien transmissions on the Moon clues are discovered to a wormhole hidden somewhere in the Solar System…

Jasper FfordeThe Great Troll War the 4th in his Last Dragonslayer series
A. Deborah BakerAlong the Saltwise Sea sequel to Over the Woodward Wall & 2nd of the Up-And-Under series. ADB is a pseudonym of Seanan McGuire

Jiankin Sun (translator) – Fantastic Creatures of the Mountains and Seas illustrated edition of the Chinese classic with art by Siyu Chen together with a fresh translation

in large format:

Harry Josephine GilesDeep Wheel Orcadia sf novel written in verse using Orcadian dialect, from a local author

Un-Su Kim The Cabinet the clerk looking after the files in cabinet # 13 on emerging mutants finds the job & responsibilities very annoying… Translated from Korean by Sean Lin Halbert
David LissPeculiarities Thomas has been forced into a tedious job but he has more to worry about than the family business – he’s started growing leaves and turning into a tree!

Averil DrummondGloam on a distant world two alien Rangers work at an animal sanctuary; elsewhere, Rosee visits the mysterious Gila…

T. J. KluneFairy Tales From Verania short story collection from the author of The House in the Cerulean Sea

in ‘B’ format:

Derek KünskenThe Quantum War 3rd in his Quantum Evolution series, which began with The Quantum Magician
Adam RobertsPurgatory Mount a spaceship approaches a distant planet to examine an ancient alien construction. Meanwhile a neurotoxin is destroying people’s memories back on Earth…

Melissa CarusaThe Quicksilver Court sequel to The Obsidian Tower; 2nd in her Rooks and Ruin series
Gabby Hutchinson CrouchWish You Weren’t Here near off-season Skegness some local ghosthunters fear they’ve found the start of the apocalypse… Part 1 of The Rooks

Neil CockburnM.J.Bikie Meets the Loch Ness Monster children’s adventure

in paperback:

Mercedes LackeyJolene her latest Elemental Masters novel

art, etc:

Alison E. WrightCurious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum historic prints & wookcuts (not always based on accurate descriptions!) previously published but new to Transreal


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October 15, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment