Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 19th August 2017

in large format:

Lisa Tuttle(The Curious Affair of) The Witch at Wayside Cross sequel to (The Curious Affair of) The Sonambulist and the Psychic Thief

Amanda BlakeZero One, Zero Two poetic novella about the end of Humanity. Possibly. By a local author

Sean McMullenColours of the Soul & Ghosts of Engines Past two short story collections with 27 stories between them

in ‘B’ format:

Blake CrouchDark Matter Jason wakes up in an alternate world, strapped to a hospital trolley and attended by strangers in hazmat suits…
James BradleyClade  in the near future, as England suffers from climate change and civil unrest, Ellie takes solace in beekeeping…

Tim AkersThe Iron Hound sequel to The Pagan Night and vol 2 of The Hallowed War

Sean McMullenBefore the Storm time travel novel

Warhammer 40,000Kingsblade stand alone novel by Andy Clark

Polly FaberMango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig softcover edition of the 1st book of stories about a city-living tapir! Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

in paperback:

James RollinsThe Seventh Plague the latest Sigma Force adventure…
Ilona AndrewsWildfire the 3rd in her Hidden Legacy series


Locus – August 2017 cover date, whole issue number 679

August 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th August 2017

in hardback:

Kate ElliottBuried Heart the 3rd Court of Fives novel…

Greg EganDichronauts Seth & Theo are strange beings who live on a very strange planet where the habitable zone continually forces them to migrate to stay alive…

in large format:

Eric BrownBinary System an emergency spaceship capsule crashlands on an uncharted ice planet…
Kate ElliottPoisoned Blade sequel to Court of Fives
Hunter Shea – Magalodon in Paradise his latest cryptozoological thriller

Tutu DuttaNights of the Dark Moon subtitled Gothic Folktales from Asia and Africa 13 stories, mainly from S. E. Asia

Arnold T. Blumberg & Scott Alan WoodardCinema and Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film 480 pages with chapters on each of several dozen films

in ‘B’ format:

N. K. JemisinThe Stone Sky 3rd in her Broken Earth series
Miles CameronA Plague of Swords the 4th in his Traitor Son Cycle, which started with The Red Knight
Christopher PriestThe Gradual new novel set in the Dream Archipelago

Connie WillisCrosstalk there’s a new kind of mobile phone out – but it’s for emotions!
Nate CrowleyThe Death and Life of Schneider Wrack a re-animated corpse (executed for a crime it doesn’t think it committed) enslaved on a huge trawler fishing in perilous seas on a distant planet regains consciousness…

Al RobertsonWaking Hell sequel to Crashing Heaven Dieter has sold his afterlife as part of an insurance scam…

Warhammer 40,000Scythes of the Emperor the latest in the Space Marines Battles books, by L. J. Goulding

in paperback:

Tanith LeeAnackire the 2nd volume of The Wars of Vis
Karen ChanceRide the Storm the latest Carrie Palmer adventure…

art, etc:

Jiro TaniguchiVenice great looking book of the artist’s present day recreations of views from 1920s & 30s postcards of the city which he found
Stephen Pearce101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal practical step by step tips for getting fur, wood, fruit and all sorts of other surfaces just right

Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan JimenezThe Metabarons: Steedhead & Dona Vicenta 3rd of the softcovers with the next 2 chapters of the graphic novel


Heavy Metal – issue # 287


Valerian – 2018 film tie-in wall calendar

Frank Frazetta – 2018 wall calendar
Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell – 2018 wall calendar

August 11, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th August 2017

in hardcover:

Gavin ChaitOur Memory Like Dust as the African refugee flood grows, ancient myths start intruding on reality… I really enjoyed his 1st novel, Lament for the Fallen

Thomas SniegoskiMonstrous sequel to Savage, set after a giant, apocalyptic storm
Michael J. SullivanAge of Swords 2nd of his Legends of the First Empire

Peter StraubThe Process (As a Process All it’s Own) new novella featuring Tillman Hayward. Signed & numbered edition from Subterranean Press

in large format:

P. C. Hodgell – The Gates of Tagmeth her latest Kencyrath novel…
Victoria Frances RawFerocious Feral Felines cat warfare beneath the streets of Edinburgh!

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Bear and the Serpent book 2 of Echoes of the Fall, which began with The Tiger and the Wolf
R. J. BarkerAge of Assassins apprentice assassin Girton Clubfoot has to save the life of the heir to the throne…
Jay KristoffNevernight Mia joins the Red Church cult to become an assassin to gain her revenge when she is trained…

Richard BrautiganThe Hawkline Monster Magic Child, a young Native American girl, is looking for a man able to slay the monster in the ice caves…  1st published in 1974

Colson WhitheadThe Underground Railroad alternate reality novel which has just won this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award
Johanna SinisaloThe Core of the Sun in a strange, future Finland a cult have a banned foodstuff known as the Core of the Sun… Translated by Lola Rogers
Arkady & Boris StrugatskyThe Doomed City the latest Science Fiction Masterwork, set in a mysterious city set half way up a cliff. Translated by Andrew Bromfield

Viola CarrThe Dastardly Miss Lizzie the 3rd Electric Empire novel
Sarah GroenewegenThe Daughters of Earth the latest Lethbridge-Stewart adventure

Warhammer 40,000Red Tithe a Carcharodons adventure by Robbie MacNiven

in paperback:

Ilona AndrewsWhite Hot sequel to Burn For Me and the 2nd Hidden Legacy novel

August 4, 2017 Posted by | Announcements, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 29th July 2017

in hardback:

Michael Marshall SmithHannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence Hannah discovers that her grandfather is a friend of the Devil and that they need her help!
Ed McDonaldBlackwing book 1 of new fantasy series The Raven’s Mark. For a long time The Misery has been a hellish no-mans-land keeping the Republic safe from the Deep Kings…

in large format:

John Hornor JacobsInfernal Machines the 3rd in the series that began with The Incorruptibles and  Foreign Devils, about Romans in North America

Paul KincaidIain M. Banks critical analysis of all of Iain’s  work.  From the University of Illinois Press in their Modern Masters of Science Fiction series

in ‘B’ format:

J. K. Rowling with John Tiffany & Jack ThorneHarry Potter and the Cursed Child play script with HP as an adult

Peter F. HamiltonNight Without Stars sequel to The Abyss Beyond Dreams; part 2 of Chronicle of the Fallen
Mishell BakerBorderline I missed this last year but it’s now a Nebula nominee. The Arcadia Project monitors traffic between Hollywood and a parallel, magical world…
Nicky DraydenThe Prey of Gods if it weren’t for emergent AIs, new cult religions & hallucinogenics, the future South Africa would be booming…
Josh MalermanBlack Mad Wheel a washed up rock band are tasked by the US Army to go on a desert mission to Africa to find a new sound. Literally.

art, etc:

Posuka DemizuThe Art of PD full colour, often quirky art. Love his cut-a-ways of submarines shaped like a gigantic turtle or a sunfish!

Gou TanabeH. P. Lovecraft‘s The Hound and other stories contains The Temple, The Hound & The Nameless City. Small, squarebound b&w graphic novel printed manga style, so you start at the back…
Peter Hopes & Andrew BastowThe Ice Chronicles neat little locally created, illustrated tale about an expedition to Antarctica.


Harry PotterHogwarts Playing Cards in a Tin back in stock although supplies are limited

July 28, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 22nd July 2017

x-n hardcover:

Daryl GregorySpoonbenders the story of down-on-their-luck ex-circus performers, the Amazing Telemachus Family

in ‘B’ format:

Christopher BrownTropic of Kansas law & order has collapsed, revolution is in the air and the centre of the USA is a wasteland… Looks interesting!

Brent WeeksThe Blood Mirror 4th volume of his Lightbringer series
Jeff NoonA Man of Shadows PI John Nyquist‘s latest case takes him from the permanently bright Dayzone into the city’s other dark half, Nocturne…
Patrick S. TomlinsonChildren of the Divide 3rd in his Children of a Dead Earth series, which began with The Ark and Trident’s Forge

art, etc:

Mark SalisburyThe Art of the Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets big, heavily illustrated hardcover. From concept art to the big screen.


Interzone – # 271
Black Static – # 59

and, as added to last week’s post on Saturday, Locus – issue # 678, July cover date



July 21, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 15th July 2017

in hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Delirium Brief the 8th of his Laundry Files

Nancy KressTomorrow’s Kin an apparently minor scientist is the first to be invited aboard the visiting alien spaceship…
Louise Welsh –  No Dominion a plague has killed most of the World’s population. But on Orkney a small community struggles to survive
R. S. BelcherThe Queen of Swords the 5th book in the Six-Gun Tarot series…

in large format:

Gail Z. Martin Scourge 2 orphans inherit the family business in Ravenwood, a city full of intrigue and political chicanery. Part 1 of Darkhurst
Dmitry GlukhovskyMetro 2035 the final part of the Metro Trilogy

N. K. JemisinThe Inheritance Trilogy big omnibus with the three novels plus a novella, The Awakened Kingdom

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection 39 of the top stories from last year
Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year: volume Nine

in ‘B’ format:

Ben AaronovitchThe Hanging Tree the the 6th Peter Grant adventure

Amy S. FosterThe Rift Uprising Ryn has been specially trained to guard one of the Rifts, rips in space/time to alternate worlds…
Dale LucasFirst Watch fast-moving fantasy; the 1st in the Fifth Ward series (or it might be the other way round!)

Nina AllanThe Rift Selena’s sister disappears for 20 years and then claims to have been visiting another planet…
Carrie VaughnBannerless post-Collapse, Enid is an Investigator, making sure the very strict rules of a rare, successful community are maintained…

Angus DonaldThe Death of Robin Hood final volume in the series
Austin GrossmanCrooked alternate history featuring Richard Nixon!

Kevin Hearne – Besieged short stories from the world of the Iron Druid
Stephen Baxter
Obelisk short story collection, including 4 set in the Proxima / Ultima background

Gail CarrigerRomancing the Inventor a Supernatural Society novella

in paperback:

Tanith LeeThe Storm Lord reprint of her 1976 novel, volume 1 of the Wars of Vis trilogy

art, etc:

Geof DarrowLead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow sometimes incredibly detailed sketches in hardcover from Dark Horse. Very nice.
Camilla d’ErricoFemina & Fauna mainly full colour art, in hardcover from Dark Horse

Frank ThorneFrank Thorne’s Battling Beauties interviews and art, together with some very short stories paired with specific pieces. Hardcover from Hermes Press
Frank ChoDrawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method updated edition

Jacques Tardi & Leo Malet – Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge the latest Nestor Burma Mystery hardcover from Fantagraphics

Frederic Brremand & Federico Bertolucci – Little Tails in Prehistory the 4th volume featuring Chipper & Squizzo exploring natural history. From the creators of the Love series of textless graphic novels about animals


Locus – issue # 678 July cover date

Hi-Fructose – volume # 44 with a 16 page glossy insert of Jeremy Geddes‘ art

July 14, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 8th July 2017

Posted a day early because the shop will not be open on Friday, 7th July
A couple of outstanding titles may arrive in time for Saturday – have to see

in hardcover:

C. F. IgguldenDarien book 1 of new fantasy series Empire of Salt. From the acclaimed historical novelist
Anna Smith SparkThe Court of Broken Knives first in a big new fantasy series, The Empire of Dust
Terry BrooksThe Black Elphstone the 1st book of The Fall of Shannara set, again (obviously) set in the long-running Shannara series

Matt HaigHow to Stop Time Tom Hazard teaches history, which is easy for him, because he’s lived through hundreds of years of it! But he can’t last forever…

in large format:

R. Scott BakkerThe Unholy Consult the 4th and final volume of his Aspect-Emperor series

Dave FreerStardogs huge, alien ‘stardogs’ are essential for interstellar travel but now they’re dying out…
Joshua DalzelleOmega Rising Jason inadvertently becomes trapped on an alien spacecraft he stumbles across and is whisked away from Earth…

in ‘B’ format:

Jen WilliamsThe Ninth Rain part 1 of her new The Winnowing Flame Trilogy

Melinda SnodgrassIn Evil Times sequel to The High Ground
Peter Watts – Firefall omnibus edition of Blind Sight and Echopraxia
Mike McCormackNotes From a Coma in near-future Ireland a man in an induced coma is part of a research project but his coma goes viral!

Joshua DalzeeleCall to Arms & Counterstrike books 2 & 3 of his Black Fleet Trilogy. The 1st, Warship, is also back in stock. There hasn’t been a threat to Terran occupied space for hundreds of years and the battleships are barely functional anymore…

Zachary MasonThe Lost Books of the Odyssey retelling & reinterpretation of scenes from the epic. By the author of new sf hardcover Void Star

Andy Frankham-AllenNight of the Intelligence a Lethbridge Stewart adventure set in the Doctor Who universe

in paperback:

Joshua PalmetierThreading the Needle sequel to the recent Shattering the Ley
Kalayna PriceGrave Ransom the 5th Alex Croft adventure…

July 6, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closed – Friday 7th July

Please note that Transreal Fiction will be closed all day this coming Friday.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

I fully expect to be open as usual on the Thursday and Saturday.

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

New Titles – w/e 1st July 2017

in hardcover:

Tad WilliamsThe Witchwood Crown part 1 of The Last King of Osten Ard. A welcome return to the world of The Dragonbone Chair!
Anna Smith SparkThe Court of Broken Knives 1st in a big new fantasy series, Empires of Dust

Eric Flint, Gorg Huff & Paula GoodletThe Alexander Inheritance the latest Ring of Fire novel but this is a new scenario in which a cruise ship vanishes from the present and ends up in the Greek controlled Mediterranean of the 4th Century B.C.
Diana GabaldonSeven Stones to Stand or Fall collects 7 new Outlander stories. 2 (190 pages between them) appear to be original to this volume

Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelly Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore & Mark MorrisIndigo a mosaic novel by 10 of the top names in dark fantasy/horror.

K. J. ParkerMightier Than the Sword short, signed & numbered fantasy novel from Subterranean Press
William Browning SpencerThe Unorthodox Dr. Draper and other stories 10 short stories in a signed & numbered limited edition from Subterranean Press. Long time since he’s had a book out…

Doctor WhoMyths & Legends collection of 14 ‘Epic Tales From Alien Worlds’ by various authors

in large format:

David MealingSoul of the World the 1st book of the Ascension Cycle fantasy series

McSweeney’s – issue # 49: Cover Stories it’s been a long time coming!

in ‘B’ format:

Tad WilliamsThe Heart of What Was Lost novel tidying up a loose end from the Memory Sorrow & Thorn series and a lead-in to the new series set in Osten Ard, land of The Dragonbone Chair!
Jay KristoffNevernight 10 year old Mia seeks training by the assassins of the Red Church of Itreya
Erika JohansenThe Fate of the Tearling final part of the trilogy that began with The Queen of the Tearling

Jodi TaylorThe Long and Short of It the 9th in the fun time travel series…
Jason M. Hough Escape Velocity the 5th in the Dire Earth Cycle, which began with Darwin’s Elevator
Drew MagaryThe Hike surreal fantasy novel
Sarah KuhnHeroine Worship sequel to Heroine Complex, about a team of female superheroes in California
Christina HenryLost Boy an alternate story of Peter Pan from the PoV of one of the Lost Boys…
Richard KadreyThe Kill Society the 9th Sandman Slim novel

in paperback:

Arianne “Tex” ThompsonDreams of the Eaten the 3rd volume of The Children of the Drought

art, etc:

Hiroshi UnnoThe World of Mucha thick volume collecting Alfons Mucha‘s art. Subtitled A Journey to Two Fairylands: Paris and Czech. Wonderful Art Nouveau imagery

Joe Lansdale & Sam GlanzmanRed Range: A Wild Western Adventure full colour hardback graphic novel from IDW
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan HimenezThe Metabarons volume 2: Aghnar & Oda the 2nd section of the classic graphic novel from Humanoids
Francois Schuiten & Benoit PeetersThe Leaning Girl b&w graphic novel of The Obscure Cities. Companion volume to The Theory of the Grain of Sand, which came out recently…

Winsor McCayThe Airship Adventures of Little Nemo small, but easily legible, full colour volome from Taschen collecting the entire run of his trips aboard an airship, starting in January 1910. Wonderful stuff and very reasonably priced! Slumberland, Mars, and all across North America!

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

New Titles – w/e 24th June 2017

in hardcover:

Zachery MasonVoid Star in a flooded near future, people need interpreters to fully understand their AIs…

large format:

Shirley JohnsonThe Water War: Episode 1 America’s water supply has been rendered mostly undrinkable by various bacteria, algae and worse, and as society collapses people have to take matters into their own hands…

T. A. PrattClosing Doors the final Marla Mason adventure…
John ShirleyLovecraft Alive: A Collection of Lovecraftian Stories 10 stories of which only 4, I think, have been in books I’ve stocked previously…
Tanith LeeThe Weird Tales of Tanith Lee literally the 28 stories she had published in the magazine Weird Tales

in ‘B’ format:

Yoon Ha Lee – Raven Stratagem the sequel to Nine Fox Gambit and volume 2 of Machineries of Empire
Wendy N. WagnerAn Oath of Dogs Kate has a new job on an alien forest planet but her boss may have been murdered and the mill is being sabotaged, possibly in co-operation with the dog-like native aliens
Jay PoseySungrazer sequel to Outriders, about a new Cold War between Earth and her colonies…
Daniel GodfreyEmpire of Time time travel and a new city of Pompeii
Karin Tidbeck – Amatka Vanja is sent on an info-gathering trip to a strange, wintry colony, where very different philosophies and lifestyles are being pursued…
Sarah Gailey – River of Teeth
alternate history set some years after the US imports hippos to the Louisiana swamps as an alternative food source! (This was a real proposal!)
William Dietrich – The Trojan Icon the 8th Ethan Gage adventure, mainly set in the Russian Empire and eastern Europe

Tom HoltThe Management Style of the Supreme Beings his latest surreal fantasy!
Paul MagrsFellowship of Ink The Smudgelings are a group of writers who meet regularly to discuss their various works, but all their talk of fantasy is affecting the fabric of Space/Time…

Angus WatsonYou Die When You Die part 1 of a new epic fantasy, West of West

Dana FredstiThe Spawn of Lilith set in the dark, non-human corners of the Hollywood film industry…
Michael PrescottThe Street the protagonist finds himself reliving three days of his 1970s childhood

in paperback:

Elizabeth HaydonThe Weaver’s Lament the 9th in her Symphony of Ages series

Nicholas Sainsbury SmithExtinction Edge sequel to Extinction Horizon, set in the devastated aftermath of a global bio-weapon being used…

Star Trek Enigma Tales the latest Deep Space Nine adventure, written by Una McCormack

The Horus LegacyEye of Terra the latest volume of short stories, edited by Laurie Goulding

art, etc:

Shichigoro-ShingoThe Art of Shichigoro reminiscent of both Giger & Ian Miller

Socar MylesFantasy Art Drawing Skills comprehensive guide from Barron’s

Harry Potter – Houses of Hogwarts: Cinematic Guide lots of movie stills and  brief descriptions of the Houses, their main pupils and Heads of House
Ruth McEnergy Stuart & Albert Bigelow PaineGobolinks or Shadow-Pictures for Young and Old non-illustrated booklet describing various inkblots for use in a Victorian-era parlour game (pre-dating their use in the Rorschach Test)


Locus – issue # 677 June cover date. With news of various Awards and Forthcoming Books

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