Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

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…

December 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

New Titles – w/e 26th November 2017

in hardcover:

James LovegroveSherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities the 2nd of his Cthulhu Casebooks, based on characters, etc. from H. P. Lovevraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Kevin HearneThe Squirrel of the Train humorous novella featuring Oberon the Irish Wolfhound

in ‘B’ format:

Robin HobbThe Wilful Princess & The Piebald Prince a pair of novellas set in the world of the Six Duchies, but well before the events in the novels … Illustrations by Jackie Morris
Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  new edition of all five novels, with some extra material

Warhammer 40,000  – Plague Garden a novel of the Hallowed Knights, by Josh Reynolds

in paperback:

Myke ColeSiege Line 3rd in the series that began with Gemini Cell
Ian DouglasDarkness Falling the 2nd Andromedan Dark book

Art, etc:

Philip WilkinsonPhantom Architecture great book of buildings that were planned, but never built, by a variety of architects from the 9th C right up to date.

Robert MacFarlane & Jackie MorrisThe Lost Words large, heavily illustrated hardback celebrating the disappearing British countryside
John HoweDraconis portfolio of a dozen heavy prints of dragons on removable pages, in b&w for colouring in (or not!)
Simon HollandA Miscellany of Magical Beasts hardcover with illustrations by a variety of artists

Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude MezieresValerian: The Complete Collection volume 1 I should have had this months ago but my original order seems to have been forgotten about… Anyway, great looking  edition collecting the first 4 albums of the iconic 60s & 70s French bande desinee. which was recently also a glorious looking big budget movie… Includes Bad Dreams, The City of Shifting Water, Earth in Flames & The Empire of a Thousand Planets. Full colour hardcover.


November 24, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th November 2017

in hardcover:

Brandon SandersonOathbringer the 3rd, massive, volume of The Stormlight Archive. With b&w maps & illustrations
Stephen DonaldsonSeventh Decimate the 2 kingdoms had been at war for centuries, but now the Amikan sorcerers have found a new source of power… Volume 1 of The Great God’s War
Ian C. EsslemontDeadhouse Landing book 2 of The Path to Ascendancy
Elizabeth BearThe Stone in the Skull book 1 of The Lotus Kingdoms, continuing the story in her Eternal Sky trilogy

V. E. SchwabA Darker Shade of Magic signed Collector’s Edition

in large format:

Lou CadleSaber Tooth a time-slip transfers some fossil hunters back 30 million years… Part 1 of The Dawn of Mammals series

in ‘B’ format:

M. John HarrisonYou Should Come With Me new collection of 42 short stories

Toby FrostThe Pincers of Death the 6th Space Captain Smith adventure!
K. B. WagersBeyond the Empire the final book of The Indranan War trilogy
K. J. ParkerThe Two of Swords: Volume Two
Mira GrantInto the Drowning Deep 7 years ago an expedition to explore the deep ocean vanished, and now another expedition is setting off to discover what happened to it…

Molly TanzerCreatures of Will and Temper Victorian fencing master George asks his pupil. Evadne, to help him battle demons. But that doesn’t mean he’s one of the good guys!
Liz ZiemseaMandelbrot the Magnificent born in the Warsaw ghetto, a young mathematician finds some bizarre, secret places for his family to hide!

J. K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane new Scots language edition

Warhammer 40,000The Eye of Medusa an Iron Hands adventure, by David Guymer
Warhammer 40,000Jain Zar: The Storm of Silence a Book of the Phoenix Lords, by Gav Thorpe

art, etc:

J. K. RowlingFantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them large, expanded, heavily illustrated edition of Newt Scamander‘s notebook! Illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

Brecht EvensThe Making Of fascinating looking graphic novel from Belgium. (in English)


Interzone – issue # 273
Black Static – issue # 61

and a late entry!

Locus – November 2017 cover date, issue # 682

November 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th November 2017

in hardcover:

Andy WeirArtemis Jazz is a minor criminal living on the Moon and planning a big heist… From the author of The Martian
Chris BrookmyrePlaces in the Darkness Alice leads a team from Earth sent to investigate trouble aboard the giant space station where the Earth’s first colony ship is being assembled…

John CrowleyKa the two millennia long story of an immortal crow; the 1st to have his own name…
Jim C. HinesTerminal Alliance the 1st volume of the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse series!
Lewis ShinerHeroes and Villians described as ‘3 short novels & a fable’.  a signed & numbered hardcover from Subterranean Press. Contains The Black Sun, The Next, Doglandia & Doctor Helios.  Also in stock from Subterranean is Five Autobiographies and a Fiction (unsigned)

Brent WeeksPerfect Shadow novella plus a short story (I, Night Angel) set in the world of The Night Angel trilogy
Jonathan CoeThe Broken Mirror neat fable about hope, illustrated by Chiara Coccorese

Will McIntoshWatchdog two twins have just the smartest robot watchdog, and they’ll need all their combined cunning to escape with it from the local crime boss…

in large format:

James Alan GardnerAll Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault 4 students inadvertently become ‘Sparks’, dedicated to fighting Darklings…
Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editors) – Joe Ledger: Unstoppable anthology about the special agent from the Department of Military Science.

Tanith LeeMadame Two Swords a young girl is drawn to a painting she’s found between the pages of an old book…
Tanith Lee34 are Esther’s memories of her strange upbringing accurate? Originally published as by Esther Garber
Diana Pharaoh FrancisShades of Memory the latest Diamond City Magic novel…

in ‘B’ format:

David DalgleishShadowborn final part of his Seraphim trilogy

in paperback:

C. S. FriedmanDreamweaver Jessica discovers she is a Dreamwalker, and can travel to a parallel world…
Irene RadfordA Spoonful of Magic Daphne discovers her husband is actually the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards and her quiet life running a coffee shop cum bakery will never be the same again…

art, etc:

John Fleskes (editor) – Spectrum 24 hardback of the annual ‘Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art‘. Softcover copies should follow fairly soon!

Martin SalisburyThe Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920 – 1970 hardcover with lots of great artwork, but, obviously, little sf or fantasy

Hugo PrattThe Man From the Great North full colour hardback of his strip featuring a Canadian Mountie
Vicente SegrellesThe Cult of the Sacred Fire volume 1 of classic comic strip The Mercenary. 40th Anniversary hardcover from NBM
Bruce Brown, Dwight L. MacPherson & Thomas BoatwrightHoward Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom hardcover adventure featuring the young HPL and some underwater monsters!

November 10, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th November 2017

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyDogs of War Rex is a 7 foot tall genetically engineered guard, one of  4 different creatures which comprise a Multiform Assault Pack based in anarchic S.E. Mexico…
Chris BeckettAmerica City a century on, climate change is re-shaping the USA and young publicist Holly joins the team trying to elect a Senator who has some new ideas for saving America…

Mark LawrenceRoad Brothers collection of 14 Tales from the Broken Empire

V. E. SchwabA Darker Side of Magic nice new Collector’s Edition

Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editor) – Infinite Stars billed on the front cover as The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF, with a mix of reprints and new fiction from the likes of Weber, Moon, Bujold, Gannon & Drake

in large format:

Robert Charles WilsonLast Year in the near future, a permanent link has been established with the past and a growing, modern waystation is established in the mid-West during President Grant’s term of office…
Malka OlderInfomocracy world politics has switched from State organised to global micro-democracy but not everybody is happy at the re-distribution of power…

in ‘B’ format:

Tom TonerThe Weight of the World sequel to The Promise of the Child & the 2nd in his Amaranthine Spectrum series
Stephen BaxterThe Massacre of Mankind authorised sequel to the classic The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells.
Ezekiel BooneSkitter the world is devastated, and hordes of flesh-eating spiders roam the cities…
Lila Bowen – Malice of Crows 3rd of The Shadow books. To stop the Alchemist, Rhett must establish a new Rangers station…
Addison Gunn – Dispersal the 2nd of the Extinction Biome novels
Chris Farnsworth – Hunt You Down John Smith usually tacks down killers, but now he’s the target…
George Mann – Ghosts of Empire 4th of his Ghost novels…
Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain & Robert BarrThree Men in the Dark 25 short stories, including 6 by JKJ plus a ’round-robin’ tale he contributed a chapter to.

Brian AldissCryptozoic SF Masterworks edition of his 1967 ‘time travel’ novel…

Alastair Reynolds Aurora Rising previously published as The Prefect


in paperback:

David WeberAt the Sign of Triumph his 9th Safehold novel
Eric Flint – 1635: The Ottoman Onslaught the latest in the Ring of Fire / 1632 series…

Tim PrattThe Wrong Stars a revived survivor found in a derelict spaceship wreck reveals news of First Contact with an alien species… but she’s been in stasis for decades and her rescuers are not impressed. Until it transpires that it’s not the same aliens that they’ve met!

William ForstchenThe Final Day the 3rd in post-apocalypse the set that began with One Second After
K. C. Alexander – Nanoshock sequel to Necrotech
Michael McBrideSubhuman remnants of an impossibly ancient civilisation are discovered under the Antarctic ice…
Nicholas Sansbury SmithExtinction Aftermath the 6th in the Extinction series, which started with Extinction Horizon

art, etc:

China Mieville & Zak SmithThe Worst Breakfast children’s picture book all about breakfast! Hardcover.

November 3, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 28th October 2017

in hardcover:

S. M. StirlingThe Sea Peoples the latest Novel of the Change, the 13th since Dies the Fire started it all off

Adrian TchaikovskyIronclads signed edition from Solaris

in ‘B’ format:

James S. A. CoreyBabylon’s Ashes the 6th in the Expanse series, which began with Leviathan Wakes

Melissa CarusoThe Tethered Mage magic is scarce in the Raverran Empire and Zaira has grown up knowing to hide her ability…

Andrew Taylor  – Fireside Gothic collection of 3 modern ghost & horror tales…

Warhammer 40,000Cult of the Warmason  1st in a new series, by C. L Werner

in paperback:

Stephanie GarberCaravel the sisters’ one dream is to go to attend Caraval, a fabulous, touring, interactive carnival…

Clive Cussler & Dirk CusslerOdessa Sea their 7th co-written Dirk Pitt adventure (and the 24th overall!)

Ghost Archipelago: Tales of the Lost Isles anthology of 10 stories set in the Frostgrave background…

art, etc:

Steve White (editor) – Dinosaur Art II the follow-up to the acclaimed Dinosaur Art! Hardcover full of the latest paleoart from top artists in the field. Includes mammals!

Andrew DeGraff (maps) & A. D. Jameson (essays) – Cinemaps: An Atlas of 36 Great Movies illustrated maps with the major characters’ journeys in all sorts of well known films – from Jurassic Park to Shaun of the Dead! Hardcover

Douglas Ellis, Ed Hulse & Robert Weinberg (editors) – The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History lavishly illustrated hardcover, with hundreds of covers of all genres reproduced…

Gregory ManchessAbove the Timberline heavily illustrated hardback novel set in a cold steampunk future with paintings on every page… Looks great!
Scott Goodall & John StokesMarney the Fox hardback collecting the complete run of the b&w Buster natural history comic strip which ran from 1974 – 76.

Daniel Falconer – Middle Earth From Script to Screen huge tome all about the creation of the Peter Jackson films of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
Caspar HendersonA New Map of Wonders from the author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21sdt century Bestiary, a slightly unexpected seller over the past 18 months…


Locus – issue # 681 October cover date, with interviews with James Patrick Kelly & Annalee Newitz. Also the Helsinki Worldcon report…
3DTotal PublishingGraphite # 5 latest issue of the concept drawing 7 illustration magazine

October 27, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 21st October 2017

in hardcover:

Philip PullmanLa Belle Sauvage return to the world of His Dark Materials with the 1st in a new series, The Book of Dust

Kevin HearneA Plague of Giants 1st in a new fantasy series, The Seven Kennings, from the author of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Steven BrustVallista the 15th Vlad Taltos adventure…
Brandon Sanderson  –Edgedancer small  hardcover with a short novel from the Stormlight Archive

Andrew Michael HurleyDevil’s Day a century on, it’s difficult to make sense of just what happened back then to destroy civilisation…

in large format:

Paul McAuleyAustral a desperate woman flees with her kidnap victim to the warming Antarctic wildernesses…

Miles CameronThe Fall of Dragons the 5th in the Traitor Son Cycle

in ‘B’ format:

D. Nolan ClarkForbidden Suns the 3rd volume of The Silence. Forsaken Skies & Forgotten Worlds were the 1st two…

Kevin HearneA Plague of Giants 1st in a big new fantasy series, The Seven Kennings
K. J. ParkerThe Two of Swords: Volume 1 first book in his latest fantasy series…

Mercedes LackeyA Scandal in Battersea the 12th in her Elemental Masters series
Neil SpringThe Lost Village once a year the military allow the long-ago evacuated villagers back to their deserted homes…

Ian WatsonThe Embedding Science Fiction Masterworks edition of his 1st novel, from 1973

Eleanor Dobson (editor) – Silver Bullets 14 classic werewolf stories, dating from 1831 to 1920
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editor) – If It Bleeds anthology of 16 Predator stories!

Warhammer 40,000Baneblade another adventure featuring the massive battletanks, by Guy Haley

in paperback:

Star TrekOriginal Sin the 1st in the Deep Space Nine: Gamma series, by David R. George III

October 20, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th October 2017

in hardcover:

Peter Cawdron = Retrograde the multi-national crew of the first Mars colony are in trouble when war breaks out and support from Earth is threatened…
Natasha PulleyThe Bedlam Stacks in 1859 Merrick Tremayne is sent on a dangerous mission to uncharted Peru. By the author of The Watchmaker of Filligree Street

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Book of Swords brand new stories from top names, including Martin, Hobb, Cherryh, Lynch and a dozen more, with most being set in the authors’ best loved worlds!

William GoldmanThe Princess Bride beautiful, large Deluxe Edition with illustrations by Michael Manomivibul

in large format:

William Shatner & Jeff BrownZero G law enforcement in 2050 on the various orbiting space stations…-

Connie WillisA Lot Like Christmas collection of a dozen stories plus some lists and articles all to do with the Festive Season! Much of it appeared previously as Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

in ‘B’ format:

Charles StrossEmpire Games 1st book in a new set following on from his Merchant Princes series

Bennett R. ColesMarch of War the final part of his Virtues of War Trilogy

Brian StaveleySkullsworn Pyrre is about to become a priestess but before that can happen she must kill 7 people described in an old song. Part of the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

Hailey EdwardsBayou Born a half-wild child rescued from the swamps is adopted by a policeman but she needs to discover her past… Part 1 of the Foundling series
Addison GunnInvasion the 1st Extinction Biome adventure. An ancient parasite that last preyed on dinosaurs is resurrected…
Vic JamesTarnished City  the sequel to Gilded Cage, set in an alternate, feudal Britain….
Philip ReeveRail Head 1st in a YA series set on the Great Network which connects planets all across space…
Philip ReeveBlack Light Express volume 2

Roger ZelaznyA Night in the Lonesome October dark fantasy reprint from 1993, with illustrations by Gahan Wilson

Warhammer 40,000Shadowsword 1st in a new series, by Guy Haley
art, etc:

Syd MeadThe Movie Art of SM, Visual Futurist excellent hardcover, full of sketches and full colour concept art for the films he worked on, from Star Trek: The Motion Picture right up to Bladerunner 2049
Blas GallegoThe Art of BG the latest full colour album from SQP

3D Total PublishingMythical Beasts: An Artist’s Field Guide to Designing Fantasy Creatures very informative hardback. All kinds of tips for drawing the varius features of a whole range of creatures

William Gibson‘s Archangel  hardcover collection of the comic mini-series created by Gibson and Michael St.John Smith

Francois Schuiten & Benoit PeetersSamaris the latest of their Obscure Cities reprints from IDW
Miguelanxo PradoStreak of Chalk reprint of the influential 1994 Spanish graphic novel

Katherine Collins as Arn SabaThe Collected Neil the Horse everything Neil, except the original colour covers from the 80s comics. Still making the world safe for musical comedy!

David DayThe Heroes of Tolkien 4th in the series of books about various aspects of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s Middle Earth. Previous volumes were Dictionary, Atlas & Battles of Tolkien

October 13, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment