Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 22nd April 2017

in hardcover:

Sam PetersFrom Darkest Skies Keon has an illegal AI, built from his dead wife’s memories, which is his only hope of solving her murder…

in large format:

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: volume eleven 28 top stories from the past year…
Daniel M. KimmelTime on My Hands subtitled My Misadventures In Time Travel fun-looking humorous time travel novel

in ‘B’ format:

Laura LamFalse Hearts near future thriller featuring two once conjoined twins, one of whom is accused of murder. Signed copies available on request

Elizabeth MoonCold Welcome after several years, a return to Slotter Key and her Vatta’s War sequence. Previous volume was 2008’s Victory Conditions
Kieran Shea – Off Rock
jaded asteroid miner Jimmy strikes it rich – if he can smuggle his find off the Company-owned asteroid it’s on!

Jodi Taylor – And the Rest is History the 8th volume in the time travel series, The Chronicles of St. Mary’s
Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent mysterious goings-on on the marshlands of Victorian Essex…
Christopher GoldenArarat an avalanche reveals a massive cave in the side of the mountain. Something that might be the Ark is in it…
Samantha Shannon – The Mime Order
Paige is a clairvoyant

Joanne M. Harris – Runemarks magic is outlawed but outsider Maddie is about to find herself travelling through the World Below…
J. F. Lewis – Grudgebearer an ancient taboo is casually broken and terrible oaths must be kept, unless a way around them can be found

John Joseph Adams (editor) – Cosmic Powers 18 epic short stories of distant galaxies…
Jonathan Maberry (editor) – Aliens: Bug Hunt short story anthology of 18 tales set in the world of the classic space horror movies

in paperback:

Christopher FarnsworthKillfile thriller featuring a mind-reader

WarhammerPharos the latest Horus Heresy novel, by Guy Haley

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

New Titles – w/e 15th April 2017

Please remember – I’ll be closed on Easter Monday

in hardback:

Brian StaveleySkullsworn Pyrre must kill 7 people in a fortnight, including her ‘one true love’, in order to become a priestess to the God of Death. But she’s never been in love…
Sarah PinsboroughBehind Her Eyes widow Louise meets a young couple who seem to good to be true…

in large format:

Anna CaltabianoThe Day Before Forever sequel to The Seventh Miss Hatfield. Rebecca & Henley are stranded in time in the Court of Henry 8th.

Piers AnthonyGhost Writer in the Sky the 41st Xanth novel

in ‘B’ format:

Sebastien De CastellSaint’s Blood 3rd in the Greatcoats series, which began with Traitor’s Blade
John GwynneWrath the 4th in his The Faithful and the Fallen series
Jon HollinsFool’s Gold volume 1 of The Dragon Lords, set in a world where dragons rule. A mismatched gang decide to steal some of a dragon’s hoard…
G. S. DenningWarlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone I imagine you can deduce for yourself what kind of book this is…

Tom MerrittPilot X  having brokered peace between 3 time traveling races, Pilot X discovers another time war in progress…
Heidi HeiligThe Girl From Everywhere Nix and her father cruise multiple versions of Earth’s history using differing old maps, which can be used only once…

in paperback:

Ian DouglasAltered Starscape 1st book in the Andromedan Dark series. A huge scientific expedition to the Galactic core inadvertently ends up in the very distant future, where nothing is the same.

art, etc:

Manuel Auad (editor) – The Art of Nestor Redondo b&w illustrations on high quality paper

Alex Irvine & Ben BishopThe Far Side of the Moon nice little hardcover graphic novel telling the story of Michael Collins‘ trip to the Moon during which his two crew mates became the first humans to land on the surface – but he stayed in the orbiter.

Mathieu Masmondet, Julia Verlanger & Zhang XiaoyuSavage Highway nice-looking post-apocalyptic adventure from Humanoids. Hardcover
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan GimenezThe Metabarons volume 1: Othon & Honorata. Humanoids softcover of the first 116 pages of the classic bande desinee


Locus – issue # 675 their 49th anniversary issue!

Illustrators – Special ‘Spanish Artists‘ issue. Extra thick 146 page issue outwith the usual numbering. Enric, Sanjulian, Maroto, Gonzalez and more!

Hi-Fructose – issue # 43 with an insert featuring Matt Gordon

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

It was twenty years ago today…

Um, what’s to say?
Transreal Fiction opened it’s doors 20 years ago today! That’s back in 1997, when the Spice Girls ruled the charts and Kim Stanley Robinson was about to win the Hugo for Blue Mars. And Comet Hale-Bopp was at perihelion. Tony Blair swept to power about 3 weeks after I opened, and someone carved ‘Yes!’ in celebration on the newly-painted shop door.
So much has changed, including the shop’s address, but the core concept I had back then continues on much as I envisaged. My initial plans may not have included selling cuddly toy mammoths but I see that as a bonus! 🙂

Thanks to all who have given me money (by buying stuff!) over the years! It’s been very much appreciated and it’s all helped to keep Transreal Fiction going.


April 11, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

New Titles – w/e 8th April 2017

in hardcover:

B. CatlingThe Erstwhile the sequel to The Vorrh
John Llewellyn ProbertAll Hallows Horror the first outing for The Lovecraft Squad; from an idea created by Stephen Jones

in large format:

Aliette de Bodard –  The House of Binding Thorns sequel to The House of Shattered Wings
Andrzej SapkowskiThe Lady of the Lake the 7th of his Witcher novel series, which began with The Last Wish. Translated from Polish by David French

Gavin G. SmithFirst Strike Weapon the 1st in his new Special Purposes series. In 1987 a crack Soviet military team are sent on a secret mission to the USA but it all goes wrong… post apocalyptic horror, with zombies

in ‘B’ format:

Chris BeckettDaughter of Eden the 3rd in his Eden series, set in a world without light

K. W. JeterFiendish Schemes a sequel to one of the original steampunk novels, Infernal Devices. A 3rd volume in the George Dower Trilogy, called Grim Expectations, should follow in June
Bruce R. CordellMyth of the Maker Earth is insulated from the monsters of The Strange by layers of fictional worlds…

Mark A. LathamA Betrayal in Blood Sherlock Holmes investigates the strange goings-on and murders at a remote castle in Transylvania!
Keith YatsuhashiKokoro companion volume to Kojiki. exiled from court, Prince Baiyren steals a sentient suit of armour and uses it to inadvertently open a portal to a strange world called ‘Earth’!

Xan BrooksThe Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times in 1923 in a sunny rural England, young Lucy meets ‘the funny men’…

Nicholas EamesKings of the Wyld an aging mercenary band accept a task only the brave or stupid would consider taking on…
Megan O’KeefeInherit the Flame the 3rd Scorched Continent book, after Steal the Sky & Break the Chains
N. S. DolkartAmong the Fallen book 2 of Godserfs, after Silent Hall
Clifford BealThe Witch of Torinia Tales of Valdur #2

Warhammer 40,000Blades of Damocles the latest Space Marines Battles adventure, by Phil Kelly
WarhammerFury of Gork the latest book of the Realmgate Wars, set in the Age of Sigmar. By Josh Reynolds


J. K. RowlingQuidditch Through the Ages & The Tales of Beedle the Bard new editions with new cover art. I still have some of the previous editions left, especially if you want Beedle the Bard in hardback!

April 7, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closed Until Thursday 6th

Closing at 17.00 on Saturday evening; not re-opening until Thursday 6th.

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

New Titles – w/e 1st April 2017

Just to say that Transreal Fiction will be closing at 17.00 on Saturday 1st April and not be re-opening until Thursday the 6th April.
After Easter Monday the shop will, however, be open on Mondays again.


in hardcover:

Neal AsherInfinity Engine volume 3 of his Transformation trilogy
C. J. CherryhConvergence the final book of the 6th Foreigner trilogy, making it the 18th overall!
Eric Flint & Griffin Barber1636: Mission to the Mughals the 23rd (?) 1632/Ring of Fire novel, although authors other than Flint wrote 5 of them…

Ruthanna EmrysWinter Tide in 1929 the residents of Innsmouth were all sent to an inland prison camp but now, 20 years later, the US needs their help in the Cold War… Lovecraft-inspired novel
Simon GreenVery Important Corpses his 3rd Ishmael Jones Mystery

in large format:

R. S. BelcherThe Brotherhood of the Wheel Jimmie the truckdriver is also a member of a secret Order and is drawn into trying to solve the disappearance of a number of xhildren…

Tanith LeeRedder Than Blood re-issue of her book of 19 re-imagined fairy tales
Hank Davis (editor) – The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, volume 1 14 short stories from the 1950s and early 60s, including the original Dragon & the George short story, together with his previously unpublished ‘Last Dangerous Visions‘ story!

in ‘B’ format:

Django WexlerThe Guns of Empire the 4th volume of The Shadow Campaigns, which began with The Thousand Names

Gary Gibson – Survival Game on an alternate Earth, an agent of the Russian Empire must travel on a desparate mission to a different alternate, where America is more powerful…
Cherie Priest
Brimstone a WW1 flamethrower operator can’t stop dreaming of fire…

Sylvain Neuvel – Sleeping Giants as a child, Rose was trapped down a well and now her life is spent investigating what was found as she was rescued…
Peter CrilleyPoison City Gideon Tau works for an occult investigative unit in South Africa…

Sarah PinboroughThe Double-Edged Sword Fin has been forced to live a double life for 16 years and today he should find out why! Nowhere Chronicles #1
Sarah Pinborough The Traitor’s Gate a tiny crack has appeared in the Prophecy table! Nowhere Chronicles #2
Sarah Pinborough The London Stone Nowhere Chronicles #3 a key piece of London’s history has been stolen…
Peter TremaynePenance of the Damned the latest Sister Fidelma case

in paperback:

C. J. CherryhVisitor the middle book of the 6th Foreigner trilogy, making it the 17th overall!
Gene WolfePirate Freedom it’s taken almost 10 years, but finally Wolfe’s pirate novel reaches paperback!
Alex StewartShooting the Rift Simon is an apprentice on a merchant spacer but tensions on board, and between neighbouring power blocs are rising and war may ensue…

Greg CoxThe Librarians and the Lost Lamp 10 years ago there was only one Librarian left, but now there’s a new team been recruited to protect the world’s magical treasures!

Elizabeth HandFire. plus... the latest in PM Press‘s Outspoken Authors series; 2 short stories, a long interview with Terry Bisson, an autobiographical essay and a couple of her essays on other sf authors – Tiptree & Disch. Also a short bibliography of her work

art, etc:

Kodansha ComicsOtomo: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira. 79 different artists contribute a piece depicting a scene from Katsuhiro Otomo‘s classic AKIRA. The artist notes often include reminiscences of their meetings with Otomo. Hardcover
3DTotalPublishingDigital Painting Techniques volume 8
3DTotalPublishing – ZBrush: Sculpting From the Imagination 50 digital artists give their tips on sculpting in 3D


Heavy Metalissue number 285 a Love Special Issue

Graphiteissue 3 of the specialist concept drawing, illustration & urban sketching magazine. Looks very good; good enough that I’ve back-ordered issues 1 & 2!


J. K. Rowling‘s Wizarding WorldsTravel Journal nice little lined notebook, with a big 9Âľ on the cover

March 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Advance Warning!

Just to say that Transreal Fiction will be closing at 17.00 on Saturday 1st April and not be re-opening until Thursday the 6th April.
After Easter Monday the shop will, however, be open on Mondays again.

March 28, 2017 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 25th March 2017

in hardcover:

Tom LloydStranger of Tempest book 1 of new fantasy series The God Fragments

Scarlett ThomasDragon’s Green magical YA adventure; 1st in her Worldquake series

in large format:

Ian McDonaldWolf Moon the 2nd part of his Luna set after Luna: New Moon. Presumed dead, Lucas Corta must find new allies – down the gravity well  on Earth!

in ‘B’ format:

John ScalziThe Collapsing Empire  the transport network connecting all the Empire’s worlds is failing and catastrophe looms…

Steven EriksonFall of Light volume 2 of his Kharkanas Trilogy
Tim LebbonRelics Angela discovers that her missing fiance was part of an arcane smuggling ring…

in paperback:

Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin- Silence after many years, a new SERRAted Edge adventure!

Star TrekControl a Section 31 novel by David Mack

art, etc:

Simon WardThe Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island large hardcover with spectacular concept art, interviews, etc for the latest King Kong film… Some fold-out pages
3DTotal Publishing – Digital painting Techniques: volume 8


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

New Titles – w/e 18th March 2017

in hardcover:

Kim Stanley RobinsonNew York 2140 in 120 years time Manhattan island  will be an archipelago of skyscrapers as the seas rise and climate change bites…
David Brin (editor) – Chasing Shadows 28 essays and fiction about internet privacy, by the likes of Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling & Vernor Vinge
Alastair Reynolds Slow Bullets UK hardcover novella

Patricia BriggsSilence Fallen the 10th Mercy Thompson novel

J. K. RowlingFantastic Beasts and where to find them new hardcover edition, with 6 new Fantastic Beasts included! b&w interior ilustrations by Tonislav Tomic

in large format:

David HairEmpress of the Fallen the 1st book in the Sunsurge Quartet. which follows on from his Moontide Quartet

in ‘B’ format:

Matt RuffLovecraft Country excellent period novel set in Jim Crow America featuring weird cultists!
C. E. MurphyRoses in Amber fantasy with a ‘beauty & the beast’ storyline…
Brian McClellan Sins of Empire part 1 of a new epic gunpowder fantasy series, The Gods of Blood and Thunder

Caitlin R. KiernanAgents of Dreamland short novel about a NASA probe, a cult, and a secret agent known as The Signalman

Judy PatersonScottish Folk Tales for Children 19 short stories, in quite large print

in paperback:

Tim LebbonKong: Skull Island official novelisation of the epic new monster movie!

art, etc:

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jerry Frissen & Niko HenrichonThe Metabaron Book 2: The Techno-Cardinal & The Transhuman hardcover from Humanoids
Christophe Bec & Alexis SentenacSiberia 56 hardcover science fiction adventure from Insight Comics
Christophe Cazenove & JyterySea Creatures In Their Own Words vol 1: Reef Madness  humorous natural history hardback!

magazines, etc:

Shoreline of Infinity – issue #7 Edinburgh’s own SF magazine…

Interzone – issue  # 269 with new fiction from Sean McMullen
Black Static – issue # 57
Locus – issue # 674, March cover date

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

New Titles – w/e 11th March 2017

in large format:

Kristen BritainFirebrand the 6th in her Green Rider series…

Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin (editors) – The Djinn Falls in Love anthology of 21 new stories about djinns, or genies

in ‘B’ format:

Andrzej SapkowskiThe Tower of the Swallow the 6th of his Witcher series, which began with The Last Wish. Translated from Polish by David French
Peter NewmanThe Malice sequel to The Vagrant the Vagrant may have settled down but his sword needs to do battle and must find another wielder…
Tim WaggonerDream Stalkers Shadow Watch agents try to restrict the import of a new drug from the dreamlands…

Andrew BannisterCreation Machine an ancient artifact of the enigmatic Spin civilisation has been found…
Alex LambNemesis the threat of newly discovered aliens had brought peace to human space but their silence risks re-igniting the war…

Hannu RajaniemiInvisible Planets: Collected Fiction 21 pieces, plus an extract from Summerland, his next novel due in August

Warhammer: Age of SigmarWarbeast a Realmgate Wars novel by Gav Thorpe
Warhammer 40,000Ignition a Deathwatch anthology edited by Laurie Goulding


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