Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 26th May 2018

in hardcover:

Andrzej SapkowskiSeason of Storms the latest volume of The Witcher series, which began with The Last Wish. The previous volume, The Lady of the Lake is recently out in paperback
Andrew CaldecottWyntertide the sequel to the splendidly strange Rotherweird

V. E. SchwabVicious hardcover edition of her 2014 title…

in ‘B’ format:

Neal Stephenson & Nichole GallandThe Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.  time travel goings on in the Department of Diachronic Operations!

Adrian TchaikovskyDogs of War Rex is a heavily armed, and armoured, genetically modified fighting machine. But at heart all he wants to be is a Good Dog…
Mercedes LackeyThe Hills Have Spies part 1 of her new Family Spies series, set in Valdemar

Juliet E. McKennaThe Green Man’s Heir Daniel is a drifter, picking up casual work as he goes, but now the police are interested in his background, but he’d rather not have his childhood investigated…

Amie Kaufman & Jay KristoffIlluminae, Gemina & Obsidio all 3 volumes of their Iluminae Files, about Hanna & Nik and their efforts to help win an interstellar war…

Warhammer 40,000The Carrion Throne 1st novel of The Vaults of Terra, by Chris Wright

art, etc:

PIE InternationalBeautiful Scenes From a Fantasy World companion volume to the recent Everyday Scenes From a Parallel World. Background images from various anime and manga

Jean-Francois Chabas & David SalaThe Enchanted Chest large h/c with a full page colour illustration opposite every page of the text of the fairy tale


Locus – issue # 688 May cover date, with pieces on Nick Harkaway & Ada Palmer, among others. Also details of this year’s PKD Award


May 25, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th May 2018

in hardcover:

Mark LawrenceGrey Sister sequel to recent paperback Red Sister and volume 2 of his Book of the Ancestor series
Joanne M. HarrisThe Testament of Loki sequel to Runemarks and Runelight

in large format:

Thomas WelshAnna Undreaming a student discovers she is an ‘undreamer’ and must confront a community of ‘Dreamers’ with evil intentions… Author is from Glasgow, so not quite local!

TTA Press/Andy Cox (editor) – Crimewave 13 a dozen new stories in an attractive looking anthology
Robert C. PoytonRemnants collection subtitled Tales of Fenland Horror & Hauntings the author’s 3 major influences are apparently M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft and the fens of East Anglia!

Robert Cowley (editor) – What If?  book of essays by military historians about key moments and battles throughoiut history and how things might have changed…

in ‘B’ format:

E. M. BrownBuying Time interesting looking time travel novel by a slightly re-branded Eric Brown!
Angela SlatterCorpse Light sequel to Vigil; Verity Fassbinder vol 2, about the Weyrd Council‘s Brisbane agent…
G. S. DenningMy Grave Ritual the 3rd Warlock Holmes case

Brian McClellanWrath of Empire epic fantasy sequel to Sins of Empire

Scott OdenA Gathering of Ravens in the year 999 Grimnir, the last of the Skraelings, makes his way from Scandinavia to the Viking town of Dubhlinn seeking vengence…
Mark AdlerSon of the Night it’s the eve of the battle of Crecy in Banners of Blood vol 2, the sequel to Son of the Morning
Cynthia MassonThe Flaw in the Stone the sequel, and part 2, of The Alchemist’s Council

Warhammer40,000Ghost Warrior by Gav Thorpe. Part 1 of Rise of the Ynnari
Warhammer: Age of SigmarOverlords of the Iron Dragon C. L. Werner‘s latest adventure…

Isaac AsimovThe Complete Robot re-issue of the omnibus containg I, Robot, The Rest of th Robots, and other robot stories. New cover; one of a batch of Asimov re-issues

Michael Andre-DdiussiJack Vance: Seven Articles on his Work and Travels slim book looking at various aspects of JV’s writing and life. The main pieces are an attempt to map out a loose ‘future history’ (as the author did in his Handbook of Vance Space) and a look at The Blue World. The New Prime, Sjambek, and other works also feature in the other essays…

in paperback:

Larry CorreiaMonster Hunter: Siege the 6th in the main Monster Hunter series, excluding the MH Memoirs & the MH Files anthology

art, etc:

3dtotal PublishingCreating Stylized Characters latest in their series of books on art technique
Rosemary MoscoBirding Is My Favorite Video Game little colour collection of fun nature centred cartoons taken from the Bird and Moon webcomic about birdwatching, etc.


F. A. Steel  – English Fairy Tales nice little hardcover with versions of various fairy tales re-crafted by Steel and first published in 1918. Illustration both in b&w and colour by Arthur rackham.

Antoine De Saunt Exupery The Little Prince similar to the little h/c copy I usually stock, but with the illustrations in full colour instead of b&w!


Interzone – # 275 cover date May/June
Black Static – # 63 featuring a novella by Steven J. Dines (who also has a novelette in the new Interzone as well!)

May 18, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Transreal Fiction will be closed all day tomorrow, the 16th of May) for pressing personal reasons…

Hope to open on Thursday as normal.

May 15, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th May 2018

in hardcover:

Neal AsherThe Soldier Orlandine’s duty is to guard an ancient weapons store but maybe she could just destroy it instead?. Until a super-soldier from the horde is awakened by unknown enemies… Part 1 of the Rise of the Jain, his latest series featuring humans and the alien Prador Empire
Robyn BennisBy Fire Above the 2nd Signal Airship adventure; the war against the Vin gets personal for Airship Captain Josette Dupre

in large format:

Nancy SpringerThe Oddling Prince the king of Caledon may be dying, and his kingdom’s fate lies with 2 very different brothers…
Lara Elena DonnellyArmistice sequel to her recent Amberlough

Cat SparksLotus Blue an ancient satellite crashes to ground near to some post-apocalyptic nomadic traders…

Bruce SterlingSchismatrix Plus restocked after several years of absence! His original 1985 cyberpunk novel, plus 5 stories set in the same Shaper/Mechanist world

F. Marion CrawfordThe Upper Berth, for the Blood is the Life, and other Horrors subtitled The Best Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of FMC; 8 stories originally published between 1885 and 1911

in ‘B’ format:

Robyn BennisThe Guns Above fantasy steampunk action featuring a new airship captain…
Justina RobsonThe Switch orphans Nico and Twostar don’t fit into Harmony’s perfect society…

Jaroslav KalfarSpaceman of Bohemia the Czcch Republic’s first space mission is to investigate a strange cloud around Venus… An Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist slection

Laini TaylorStrange the Dreamer Lazlo Strange had always wanted to find the mythic city of Weep, and finally has an opportunity to do so!
Jennie MelamidGather the Daughters every summer on a remote island all the children are allowed to do anything they want, until one of them discovers something that could completely change their small world…
Kate Murray-BrownThe Upstairs Room Eleanor & Richard have finally bought their dream house, but soon their feelings about it change…

May 11, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th May 2018

in hardcover:

Sylvain NeuvelOnly Human the 3rd of the Themis Files series, which began with Sleeping Giants
Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah A. HoytUncharted 1st of the new Arcane America series. The whole of America has a very different history and Lewis & Clark’s overland expedition meets all sorts of unexpected difficulties! The premise sounds like a cross between Jeffrey Barlough‘s Western Lights series and Manifest Destiny (the comic)

Kim WilkinsDaughters of the Storm a dying King’s daughters set out to find the witch who might cure him, and save his Kingdom…
Leife ShallcrossThe Beast’s Heart a re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast, from the Beast’s point of view

Connie WillisI Met a Traveller in an Antique Land sheltering from the rain, Jim goes into a quaint little bookshop… (not Transreal!) Signed & Numbered novella from Subterranean Press

in large format:

Emily DevenportMedusa Uploaded Oichi is surreptitiously rescued from being ‘spaced’ from a generation starship and vows to discover the truth behind the voyage

in ‘B’ format:

Peter V. BrettThe Core the 5th novel in his Demon Cycle, which began with The Painted Man
Roger LevyThe Rig interesting looking, complex sf novel, difficult to summarize without reading it!
Benjamin PercyThe Dark Net an evil power is infiltrating peoples’ minds via a computer virus…

Louisa MorganA Secret History of Witches the old, magical ways are dying but when WW2 looms, a family in Brittany rises to the challenge…
Syd MooreStrange Fascination the 3rd Essex Witch Museum Mystery

J. R. R. TolkienBeren and Luthien the definitive version of this tale from Middle Earth‘s First Age. Colour plates by Alan Lee.

Star WarsFrom a Certain Point of View anthology of 40 stories from 40 authors celebrating 40 years since the original film!

Samuel R. DelanyThe Athiest in the Attic plus… the latest in PM Press‘s Outspoken Authors series. The title novella, an essay, an interview with Delany by Terry Bisson and a biblography

in paperback:

Timothy ZahnPawn Nicole is kidnapped and finds herself forced to work on a huge alien spacecraft…
Faith HunterDark Queen the latest Jane Yellowrock adventure

Nicholas Sansbury SmithHell Divers IIGhosts set on a gigantic airship floating above a poisonous, ruined Earth…

art, etc:

Charles R. KnightLife Through the Ages a commemorative edition of his 1946 book, with examples of his b&w drawings of all sorts of prehistoric animals, not just the dinosaurs for which he was most famous. The original text is somewhat outdated, as are some of the assumptions made in drawing the earlier animals especially. But still a very nice softcover book!

Lee LanierAesthetic 3D Lighting: History, Theory and Application how it was done, and how to do it, including virtually.

May 4, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 28th April 2018

in hardcover:

Raymond E. FeistKing of Ashes part one of the Firemane Saga, a brand new series from the author of the long running Magician series of books…

in large format:

Adrian TchaichovskyFor Love of Different Shores the 3rd volume of Tales of the Apt, with 4 more novellas…

Rachel ArmstrongOrigamy the fabric of space/time may have to be re-woven…
Ian Whates (editor) – Fables from the Fountain back in stock at last! Homage anthology to Tales From the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke. I was in one of the stories, but was cut for length…

in ‘B’ format:

Andrew CaldecottRotherweird strange goings-on in a very forgotten little English town…
Melissa CarusoThe Defiant Heir sequel to The Tethered Mage

Brian T. Schmidt (editor) – Infinite Stars two dozen top authors of military & space opera contribute stories set in their most popular backgrounds

in paperback:

Michael McBrideForsaken the 2nd Unit 51 adventure. Premium format.

art, etc:

Katie CookDrawing Cute softcover full of tips and examples of how to make characters and objects look cuter! Looks fun!
Kris, Rob & Dave  – Cyanide and Happiness book of short strips subtitled A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys With No Kids. With text by Dave McElfatrick. Somewhat cynical adult humour.


Illustrators – issue Twenty One featuring Rodney Matthews J. Allen St. John and more!
IllustratorsBritish War Comics Special issue. Bumper issue with 48 extra pages; the title says it all!


April 27, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 21st April 2018

in hardcover:

Jack McDevittThe Long Sunset Hutch takes on a final mission to track down the source of a musical, possibly alien, message… Academy novel # 8

Sam J. MillerBlackfish City post climate-change, a woman known as ‘the Orcamancer’ arrives to help save a failing floating Arctic city… Budget price of £12.99

John ScalziHead On a possible case of murder in a violent, robotic computer game…

in large format:

Paul LevinsonThe Loose Ends Saga 4 linked time travel stories from the author of The Silk Code. The 1st is Loose Ends, which was nominated for several awards.
Paul LevinsonIan’s Ions and Eons short collection with 3 linked time travel stories

R. S. BelcherThe Night Dahlia a Faerie mob boss employs Laytham Ballard to track down his missing daughter…

in ‘B’ format:

Patricia BriggsSilence Fallen the 10th Mercy Thomson novel…
Christopher FowlerWild Chamber the latest case for Bryant & May

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Book of Swords Part I & Part II between them they contain the 16 stories from the single volume hardcover edition. 9 in the 1st book and 7 in the 2nd.

AlienThe Cold Forge the latest original story set in the world of the film Alien. Written by Alex White
Warhammer 40,000Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine novel by David Annandale

in paperback:

Eric Flint & David CarricoThe Span of Empire the 3rd in Flint’s Jao Empire series, after ‘Course‘ & ‘Crucible

Doctor WhoRose novelisation of the 9th Doctor tv episodes by Russell T. Davies
Doctor WhoThe Christmas Invasion novelisation of the first 10th Doctor Christmas Special by Jenny T. Colgan
Doctor WhoThe Day of the Doctor novelisation of the 10th, 11th & War Doctors tv episodes by Steven Moffat

The Horus HeresyCorax anthology of 6 more short stories in the Warhammer 40,000 universe

art, etc:

3dtotal PublishingSketching From the Imagination: Dark Arts

Brian KesingerWalking Your Octopus & Traveling With Your Octopus back in stock! Limited quantities available.


Shoreline of InfinityIssue 11.5 Special Edition for this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival. Their Event Horizon evening was a big success, with Paul McAuley, among others, participating

Locusissue # 687 the cover promises interviews with Jeff Vandermeer & Tananarive Due and has a ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Locus‘ headline as well! It’s come a long way since I first read it back in the 1970s…

April 20, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th April 2018

in hardcover:

Django WexlerThe Infernal Battalion the 5th in his Shadow Campaigns black powder fantasy series which began with The Thousand Names
Scarlett ThomasThe Chosen Ones sequel to Dragon’s Green and vol 2 of her Worldquake series

in large format:

David Thomas Moore (editor) – Dracula: Rise of the Beast 5 short stories about the rise of Dracula, including Noblesse Oblige by Adrian Tchaiskovsky

in ‘B’ format:

Tad WilliamsThe Witchwood Crown volume 1 of The Last King of Osten Ard. A return to the world of The Dragonbone Chair!

Kay KenyonAt the Table of Wolves following the psychic trauma of WW1, strange talents began to appear in the British population. By 1936 there’s a secret training site for the Talented, training them in how to combat the rising Nazi menace, both at home and abroad…
Angels SlaterVigil Verity has the ability to walk between worlds. Part 1 of the Verity Fassbinder series

Jodi TaylorAn Argumentation of Historians the 9th novel in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s time travel series
John Scalzi  – Head On online VR games have become ever more realistic, and bloody. And beheading people is only a game!

Mike Ashley (editor) – Lost Mars 10 classic tales of ‘The Golden Age of the Red Planet’. Wells, Bradbury, Weinbaum, Ballard, Tubb, and more…

Garard JonesMen of Tomorrow subtitled The True Story of the Birth of the Superheroes. Looks to be a well-researched history of the early days of the genre

art, etc:

LoishThe Sketchbook of Loish: Art in Progress slip-cased hardcover from 3dtotalPublishing


Hi-Fructose – issue # 47 with an 8-page insert featuring art by Erik Jones

April 13, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 7th April 2018

in hardcover:

Catherynne M. ValenteSpace Opera peace now reigns but every Cycle the great galactic civilisations come together to celebrate and compete against each other at various accomplishments…

in large format:

Emma NewmanBefore Mars Anna arrives on Mars to take up the post of geologist and also artist in residence but she soon stumbles on a mystery footprint…
Mur LaffertySix Wakes Maria wakes to find that she’s had to be cloned to survive, and that the rest of the spaceship crew are all dead…

K. C. ArcherSchool for Psychics Teddy had never thought of herself as special, but is recruited to attend a secret training facility for psychics…

Lara Elena DonnellyAmberlough in a glamerous, decadent city, revolution is in the air…

Kate Forsyth & Kim WilkinsThe Silver Well 7 tales set in the same little English village, each set further back in time than the previous one, spanning almost 2000 years…
Kate ForsythVasilisa the Wise short stories of ‘tales of brave young women’, illustrated by Lorena Carrington

in ‘B’ format:

Mark LawrenceRed Sister book one of his new Ancestor series
K. M. McKinleyThe Brass God the 3rd book of her Gates of the World series.  Book 1 was The Iron Ship, followed by The City of Ice.
Ed McDonaldBlackwing book 1 of The Raven’s Mark, set in a wasteland known as the Misery… epic fantasy
Sebastien de CastellTyrant’s Throne the 4th in his Traitor’s Blade series…

Sylvain NeuvelWaking Gods set 10 years after Sleeping Giants and 2nd in his Themis Files series. More giant alien robots appear on Earth…
Ada PalmerSeven Surrenders sequel to Too Like the Lightning. In 2454, Earth’s long golden age is coming to a close… The Terra Ignota trilogy volume 2.

Joanne M. HarrisRunelight sequel to Runemarks, about the Norse Gods reasserting themselves in the present day

Gail CarrigerCompetence the 3rd in her steampunk Custard Protocol set

Kevin HearneScourged short stories set in the world of his Iron Druid Chronicles

art, etc:

3dtotal PublishingSketching From the Imagination: Dark Arts tips and suggestions from 50 different artists…

magazines, etc:

3dtotal PublishingCDQ #4 Character Design Quarterly

April 7, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 31st March 2018

in hardback:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Hyena and the Hawk the 3rd in his Echoes of the Fall fantasy trilogy
Leo CarewThe Wolf the ambitious Suthdal armies have invaded the  lands of the Black Kingdom to the north but now face a desperate struggle…

Simon R. GreenDeath Shall Come the 4th Ishmael Jones Mystery

in large format:

Theodora GossThe Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Jekyll’s daughter, Mary, encounters Hyde’s daughter, Diana! And that’s just the beginning…  A Nebula Award nominee

Mishell BakerImposter Syndrome  the 3rd book in her Arcadia Project urban fantasy series, initially set in Hollywood…
James MaxeyBig Ape sequel to Cut-Up Girl and vol 2 of Lawless, set in a world with B-list superheroes…

Scott R. Jones (Editor) – Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis 15 new Lovecraftian stories…

in ‘B’ format:

Elan MastaiAll Our Wrong Todays Tom & Penny have inadvertently changed history and become stuck in this world, instead of the utopia they grew up in…
Omar El AkkadAmerican War in 2075, North America is undergoing an ongoing political and military upheaval…
Tim LebbonThe Folded Land sequel to dark urban fantasy novel Relics

Mark A. LathamRed Tower a new Sherlock Holmes case investigating a murder following Watson’s attendance at a seance…
Elizabeth BearStone Mad sequel to Karen Memery, set in a steampunk Seattle…

Star Wars: Battlefront IIInferno Squad the crack Imperial troops have infiltrated the Rebel faction led by Saw Gerrera…  Written by Christie Golden

art, etc:

Nicola Streeten & Kath Tate (editors) – The Inking Woman heavily illustrated history of female artists in British comics & cartooning over the past 250 years! Hardcover.

Hugo PrattThe Golden House of Samarkand  the latest Corto Maltese graphic novel…
Saverio Tenuta, Bruno Letizia & Carita LupattelliIzuna hardcover fantasy graphic novel from Humanoids. Nominated for an Eisner Award!

Jim Henson‘s – Fraggle Rock Omnibus full colour softcover collection of 20 stories featuring the characters from the tv series


The Happy Reader – issue # 9 a Treasure Island (by RLS) special issue!

March 30, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment