Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 30th April 2016

in hardback:

Joe AbercrombieSharp Ends short stories set in his First Law world

Terry PratchettSeriously Funny little book of his best quotes from his novels

in large format:

Kit ReedWhere sf novel in which the entire population, save one, of a small town mysteriously vanish
Stefan SpjutStallo strange disappearances and stranger sightings in the Swedish countryside…

in ‘B’ format:

Tony GonzalesTabit Genesis on a distant planet, humans still fear the aliens who destroyed Earth…

Terry BrooksThe Darkling Child the 2nd book of The Defenders of Shannara trilogy, which started with The High Druid’s Blade
Naomi NovikUprooted short-listed for this year’s Nebula Award
Scarlett ThomasThe Seed Collectors the inter-twined lives of the family of a famous botanical seed collector

Paula Guran (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu unlike other ‘Mammoth‘ anthologies from Robinson, these 25 stories are all new work.

in paperback:

Robert Conroy1882: Custer in Chains having won the Indian Wars, Custer becomes President and soon declares war on Spain…
Catherine AsaroUndercity a Skolian Empire book, featuring Major Bhaajan, once an officer in the Imperial Space Command
Timothy ZahnCobra Outlaw the 2nd book of his Cobra Rebellion series. The 8th Cobra book overall

Star TrekElusive Salvation the latest Original Series adventure, by Dayton Ward

AlienInvasion the 2nd book of the Rage War,  by Tim Lebbon

art, etc:

Ashley WoodThe Art of TomorrowKings 2006 – 2016 hardcover
J. David Spurlock & Frank FrazettaFrazetta Sketchbooks volume II contains the original sketches and the finished product, with some text

Carlos Gomes CabralWhoosh! subtitled 250 Ways to get Motion into your Drawings art technique

Enki BilalThe Nikopol Trilogy reprint of his classic bande desinee. Hardback from Titan Comics
D. P. Filippi (writer) – Marshals epic sf graphic novel in hardcover from Humanoids

Frank UivaA Trip to the Bottom of the World fun little children’s graphic novel in hardback
Kate BeatonStep Aside, Pops a collection of her b&w cartoons and strips


Locus – # 663 April cover date with Paolo Bacigalupi & Tim Pratt the main cover names..

April 29, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ken MacLeod – Dissidence

Ken has a new hardcover out next month!

It’s called Dissidence and is part one of The Corporation Wars trilogy.

As before, he’s willing to sign copies and personalise them if requested.
Options include plain signature, date, location, brief greeting, etc.

The price is £12.99 for the book and £2.85 p&p within the UK. £15.84 altogether.

If you’re interested and want a copy, or more information, just ask!
If you order a copy (or copies) please say what you’d like, and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice which will confirm the details.


They’ve died for the companies more times than they can remember. Now
they must fight to live for themselves.  Sentient machines work, fight
and die in interstellar exploration and conflict for the benefit of
their owners – the competing mining corporations of Earth.

But sent over hundreds of light-years, commands are late to arrive and often
hard to enforce. The machines must make their own decisions, and make
them stick. With this newfound autonomy come new questions about their

The robots want answers. The companies would rather see
them dead.  THE CORPORATION WARS: DISSIDENCE is an all-action,
colourful space opera giving a robot’s-eye view of a robot revolt.

April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 23rd April 2016

in hardcover:

Steven EriksonFall of Light the 2nd book in his Kharkanas Trilogy, set before the 10 book Malazan Book of the Fallen

Harry TurtledoveThe House of Daniel  baseball in an alternate 1930s USA with vampires, zombies and flying carpets!

Sylvain Neuval Sleeping Giants a child falls down a well, but her rescuers find something…far too old at the bottom
Richard KadreyThe Everything Box first in a new series, from the author of Sandman Slim An angel lost something very important 4,000 years ago…

in large format:

Paul McAuleyInto Everywhere the sequel to Something Coming Through, which I really enjoyed last year…
Alex StewartShooting the Rift space-going Commerce Guild apprentice Simon must choose between the Rimward Commonwealth and the League of Democracies… Military sf

Dave FreerChangeling’s Island juvenile misfit Tim has been sent to live on a boring rundown farm on a remote Australian island but finds that things become much weirder than he could have anticipated!

in ‘B’ format:

Alastair ReynoldsPoseidon’s Wake completing the trilogy which began with Blue Remembered Earth and On the Steel Breeze

Stephen AryanBlood Mage the sequel to Battlemage
Joe AbercrombieHalf a War companion to Half a King and Half the World
Kristen BritainMirror Sight the 5th in her Green Rider series…

Greg BearJust Over the Horizon: The Complete Short Fiction of GB: volume one 14 stories in the 1st 280 pages with an 80 page screenplay at the end. all the stories seem to be revised for this collection, which includes Blood Music and Tangents

in paperback:

Kim HarrisonThe Drafter in Detroit in 2030 Peri Reed finds that she’s been manipulated by the secret agency she works for bending time and altering history… vol 1 of her new series

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 16th April 2016

in hardcover:

Fred ChappellA Shadow all of Light young Falco heads to the big city, determined to apprentice himself to a master shadow-thief…

Ursula K. LeGuinLate in the Day: Poems 2010 – 2014 slim book of new verse; and back in stock is her softcover Steering the Craft about writing skills

Iain M. BanksFeersum Enjinn his 1994 novel now a SF Masterworks hardcover! With a new introduction by Ken MacLeod

in large format:

Ken LiuThe Paper Menagerie 15 stories from the author of Nebula nominee The Grace of Kings
David BrinInsistence of Vision short story collection which includes a new ‘Uplift‘ novella, Temptation
Joe R. LansdaleHap and Leonard complete collection of their adventures, with a new story for the collection. Also a photo insert.

Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Monstrous horror anthology with stories from Kim Newman, Peter Straub, Christopher Fowler and more!

Warhammer 40,000The Unburdened: Betrayal at Calth the latest Horus Heresy adventure, by David Annandale

in ‘B’ format:

Chris BeckettMother of Eden sequel to Dark Eden
Adrian TchaikovskyChildren of Time colonists from Earth arrive on a distant, pre-terraformed planet only to find it’s already been occupied!

art, etc:

Leah Moore & John Reppion (adaptors) – The Complete Alice in Wonderland graphic novel of the classic story by Lewis Carroll
Neil Gaiman & Gris GrimlyThe Dangerous Alphabet back in stock


April 15, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 9th April 2016

in hardcover:

C. J. CherryhVisitor the latest novel of her Foreigner sequence. Part 2 of the 6th trilogy, or # 17 overall
Mercedes Lackey & Cody MartinSilence the latest Serrated Edge novel! The previous one appears to have been in 2006
Seanan McGuireEvery Heart a Doorway YA novella about a school for children who have returned to this world after adventures in other, magical worlds…

Ian EsslemontDancer’s Lament volume 1 of new series Path to Ascendancy, set in the time before the Malazan Empire arose…
Graham MastertonScarlet Widow set in the 1750s, an orphaned apothecary’s daughter migrates to America but becomes involved in tying to solve a hideous mystery…

in large format:

Mark MorrisWrapped in Skin short story collection
Alex GordonJericho sequel to Gideon; Lauren investigates an abandoned logging camp, which conceals a primal malevolence!

Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum & Edward Lee (editors) – Tales from the Lake vol 2 anthology of 19 horror stories featuring lakes… All 3 editors have stories in it, btw.

in ‘B’ format:

Kim Stanley RobinsonAurora his generation starship novel! Things don’t go smoothly!
Patrick S. TomlinsonTrident’s Forge first contact goes wrong on Earth’s first extra-solar colony planet
James LovegroveWorld of Water on a distant water-world, the undersea natives have been persuaded by alien enemies of Mankind to attack the human settlements…

Mark LawrenceThe Liar’s Key volume 2 of The Red Queen’s War
Sebastien de CastellKnight’s Shadow the 2nd book of the Greatcoats, following on from Traitor’s Blade
James A MooreThe Silent Army the 4th book of his Seven Forges series

Jamie Wyman, Gini Koch & Glen Mehnalt.sherlock.holmes 3 novellas, together with the short stories these re-imagined Sherlocks first appeared in.

Warhammer 40,000The World Engine the latest Space Marines Battles novel by Ben Counter. Includes 8-page colour insert

World of WarcraftIllidan the night elf sorcerer, imprisoned for 10,000 years, is the only hope against the Burning Legion‘s return! By William King

in paperback:

C. J. CherryhTracker the latest paperback in her Foreigner sequence. Part 1 of the 6th trilogy, or # 16 overall
Kevin J. AndersonBlood of the Cosmos 2nd book in his Saga of Shadows

Faith HunterShadow Rites the latest Jane Yellowknife novel
Peter OrullionTrial of Intentions the sequel to The Unremembered. Volume 2 of The Vault of Heaven. Epic fantasy about a man trying to prevent a seemingly inevitable war


Ian McDonaldKing of the Morning, Queen of the Day one of my favourite novels of his, from 1991, read (unabridged) by Dierdre Mullins. 3 sections set in different periods adding up to a history, or mythology perhaps, of 20th C Ireland. The original book title was King of Morning, Queen of Day, if anyone cares, and won the Philip K. Dick Award

April 8, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 2nd April 2016

in hardcover:

Sarah PinboroughTales From the Kingdoms  3 stories with her take on  3 classic fairy tale characters; Poison, Charm & Beauty (Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty)
Neil GaimanFortunately, the Milk children’s short story about time travel and sundry other topics, illustrated by Skottie Young. Hardcover

in large format:

Sam Sykes The Mortal Tally sequel to The City Stained Red and part 2 of Bring Down Heaven

in ‘B’ format:

Marie BrennanIn the Labyrinth of Drakes the 4th in her Memoirs by Lady Trent
Ramez NaamApex book 3 of his Nexus trilogy, in which the post-humans are growing stronger and the whole internet is under attack…

Tim Lebbon Pieces of Hate includes a second, related novella called Dead Man’s Hand. The two novellas together seem to make up The Assassin.

art, etc:

Hoang NguyenMemories Lost Collection slipcased book of prints on heavy card. Signed & numbered (edition of 1000)

Kazu Kibuishi (editor) – Flight Explorer volume 1 reprint of the child-friendly  illustrated short story collection.
Ashley Wood, Chris Ryall & Nelson DanielString Divers: Effect Requires Cause collecting the 1st 5 issues of the comic


Locus – # 662 cover date March 2016, with the late David G. Hartwell on the cover
Hi-Fructose – # 29 with an insert of art from an exhibition celebrating 10 years of Hi-Fructose!

April 1, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 26th March 2016

in hardcover:

Patricia BriggsFire Touched the 9th Mercy  Thompson novel
Stella GemmellThe Immortal Throne sequel to fantasy novel The City

Alan SmaleEagle in Exile the sequel to Clash of Eagles A Roman Centurion held captive in pre-Columbian America

in large format:

Lisa GoldsteinWeighing Shadows Ann Decker takes a job with a company who claim to have invented a time travel machine…
Nick MamatasThe Last Weekend weird times as the end of the world approaches!

in ‘B’ format:

Gail Z. MartinShadow and Flame the 4th of her Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, following on from War of Shadows
Terry GoodkindThe First Confessor a prequel about the Legend of Magda Searus set before the events of the long-running Sword of Truth series, which began with Wizard’s First Rule back in 1994
Paul WitcoverThe Watchman of Eternity book 2 of The Productions of Time. The 1st was The Emperor of All Things. In a world with magic and dragons, England is beset from all sides and may yet be ruled by a Jacobite king…

Warhammer 40,000Kharn: Eater of Worlds events after the Horus Heresy is no more, written by Anthony Reynolds
WarhammerDoom of the Elves an omnibus of the End Times, with 2 short stories and the novels Deathblade: A Tale of Malus Darkblade by C. L. Werner and The Curse of Khaine, by Gav Thorpe

in paperback:

S. Andrew SwannDragon Wizard the 3rd book in his series about a human who becomes a Dragon Princess
David B. CoeHis Father’s Eyes sequel to Spell Blind and the 2nd of The Case Files of Justis Fearsson

Travis S. TaylorTrail of Evil the 4th in his Tau Ceti Agenda series…
Myke Cole Javelin Rain the sequel to Gemini Cell about an experimented-upon soldier on the run from the Government with his wife & family…
Martin Leicht & Isla NealThe World Forgot the 3rd in their fast-moving Ever-Expanding Universe series

Eric Flint & Paula Goodlett (creator & editors) – Grantville Gazette VII the latest hefty volume of stories & articles about Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire world…

Star TrekLive by the Code the latest Enterprise: Rise of the Federation adventure by Christopher L Bennett

art, etc:

Ian BrodieMiddle-Earth Landscapes large hardback with loads of photos and explanatory text about the New Zealand filming locations for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films by Peter Jackson, who contributes the Foreword.


Interzone – # 263
Black Static – # 51

March 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th March 2016

in hardcover:

Adrian SelbySnakewood a disbanded, once-renowned mercenary company is being hunted down, one at a time…

in large format:

Kevin Anderson & Gregory BenfordMammoth Dawn a novella about re-introducing mammoths, together with detailed notes on a possible expansion to novel length plus sections on the science and issues involved
Richard YeoThe Chinese Magus historical fantasy set a couple of millennia ago about a Chinese Mandarin who sees a bright star in the sky …
Alison SinclairContagion: Eyre the sequel to Breakpoint: Nereis

in ‘B’ format:

Jo ElyStone Seeds the General controls everything, assisted by the village shopkeeper. The Egg Boy, a faulty Government-made machine is one of the few trying to fight back!
Alan SmaleEagle in Exile the sequel to Clash of Eagles, in which Rome never fell, and invaded North America. In volume 2 Gaius Marcellinus learns of a new Roman attempt to conquer the warring tribes

in paperback:

Star WarsDark Disciple latest adventure by Christie Golden

art, etc:

Peter ParrSketching for Animation large, useful looking softcover


Black Static – issue # 51


James BlaylockThirteen Phantasms short stories, read by James Gillies

March 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th March 2016

in hardcover:

Ken LiuThe Paper Menagerie short story collection

Jack WhyteThe Guardian volume 3 of the historical fiction series, The Guardians, set in 14th C Scotland. This volume features the story of Andrew Murray

in large format:

Peter Clines – The Fold scientists appear to have discovered a simple way to teleport, but there might be a catch!
Marko KloosLines of Departure sequel to Terms of Enlistment Grayson is assigned to a ship bound for a distant colony planet…
Joshua Dalzelle – Warship the 1st in the Black Fleet Trilogy, about a complacent multi-planet-spanning humanity  being attacked suddenly by vicious aliens

Scott HawkinsThe Library at Mount Char Peter’s an ordinary guy but one day Carolyn, who has spent her life locked in a possibly infinite library, turns up and makes his a very strange offer… Looks intriguing

Rob SandersThe Honoured: Betrayal at Calth the latest Horus Heresy novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 world…

in ‘B’ format:

Andrzej SapkowskiSword of Destiny the 5th in the Witcher fantasy series that began with The Last Wish

Eric Brown Jani and the Great Pursuit sequel to Jani and the Greater Game, she and her friends flee back to London but find they must return to central Asia
Anthony TrevelyanThe Weightless World in a vain hope to save his company, Steven travels with his boss to India to buy an anti-gravity machine – although surely no such thing exists…
Peter HigginsRadiant State the final part of the trilogy that began with Wolfhound Century & Truth and Fear
Adrian BarnesNod one day, the whole world discovers that virtually nobody is able to sleep anymore and people (and society) quickly begin to break down
Jon WallaceSteeple sequel to Barricade Kensitbec, a damaged Ficial now living with the Reals, takes a mission to ascend a huge, ruined skyscraper in London
Antonia HoneywellThe Ship London is in ruins and 16 y.o. Lalla and her father decide to flee the chaos by ship with 500 other escapees…

Elizabeth BonesteelThe Cold Between 1st volume about the Central Corps, who provide security to distant colony planets. But they’ve been keeping a secret for 25 years…

David Thomas Moore (editor) – Monstrous Little Voices anthology subtitled New Tales from Shakespeare’s Fantasy World. 5 stories by Jonathan Barnes, Kate Heartfield, Eve Meadows, Emma Newman & Adrian Tchaikovsky

art, etc:

Daniel ZimmerThe Art of Dean Cornwell large hardcover, mainly full colour illustrations from the mid 20th C. Great stuff!

Mark ArnoldThink Pink: The DePatie-Freleng Story all about the animation company behind the Pink Panther and other cartoons
Tom AnglebergerRocket and Groot subtitled Stranded on Planet Strip Mall! humorous little hardcover featuring two characters from the recent film Guardians of the Galaxy


Heavy Metal – # 279 2 different covers available


Doctor WhoThe Labyrinth of Buda Castle issue  # 5.2 of the Fourth Doctor adventures from Big Finish with Tom Baker and Lalla Ward


March 11, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th March 2016

in hardcover:

David Weber & Joelle PresbyThe Road to Hell the 3rd in the series that began with Hell’s Gate  and Hell Hath No Fury, both co-written by Weber with Linda Evans

in large format:

Daniel AbrahamThe Spider’s War the 5th volume of his The Dagger and the Coin series, which began with The Dragon’s Path.

Jim McDonielAn Unattractive Vampire an ancient vampire re-awakens, only to find no one accepts he is a vampire as he doesn’t fit the glossy, modern, tv & movie-formed ideas of how vampires ought to look…

John CrowleyNovelty short story collection; restock after several years! Includes 100+ page Great Work of Time
Peter S. BeagleThe Line Between restock of his short story collection

Rachel CaineMidnight Bites short stories of the Morganville Vampires

in ‘B’ format:

Peter TieryasUnited States of Japan alternate history in which there’s an illegal video game on the black market which has America winning WW2…
Paolo BacigalupiThe Water Knife near-future water wars between desperate cities in the American South West…
Jamie SawyerArtefact 1st book of The Lazarus War series. Conrad has carried out hundreds of suicide missions against the aliens, using simulant bodies…
Louisa HallSpeak as her power source finally runs down, an AI called MARY3 relates her story…
Matthew de AbaituaThe Destructives all AIs except one have left from Earth for distant space. Except one, which is investigating fully the life of one single human, a recovering weirdcore addict, now living quietly and lecturing about art at the University of the Moon…

John GwynneRuin the 3rd of his epic fantasy series, The Faithful and the Fallen, which began with Malice and Valour
Michael Boatman – Who Wants to be the Prince of Darkness? Lucifer has retired and now there’s a vacancy!
J. C. NelsonThe Reburialists zombies! The sequel to Free Agent & Armageddon Rules, which were the 1st two in the Grimm Agency series

John CrowleyThe Deep an SF Masterwork edition of his first novel
Stanislaw LemSolaris new edition from Faber & Faber, translated by Joanna Kilmartin & Steve Cox

in paperback:

Seanan MaguireChaos Choreography the 5th InCryptid novel
L. E. Modesitt, jr. – Madness in Solidar the 9th volume of his Imager Portfolio

Clive Cussler & Justin ScottThe Assassin the 8th Isaac Bell industrial espionage and adventure featuring an early 20th C private detective


Doctor WhoAquitaine the latest (# 209) Big Finish full cast audio adventure, featuring Peter Davidson, Janet Fielding & Sarah Sutton

March 4, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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