Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles -16th February 2019

in hardcover:

Charlie Jane AndersThe City in the Middle of the Night new novel from the author of All the Birds in the Sky and set in a city on a planet which doesn’t rotate…
Jim C. HinesTerminal Uprising sequel to Terminal Alliance, and book 2 of The Janitors od the Post-Apocalypse

Kim WilkinsSisters of the Fire sequel to Daughters of the Storm, about 5 Royal siblings…

Ken Liu (editor/translator) – Broken Stars anthology of new Chinese science fiction

in ‘B’ format:

Stephanie GarberLegendary sequel to Caraval
V. E. SchwabDark Vault onmibus of 2 early books, The Archived and The Unbound

Charles Eric MaineThe Darkest of Nights reprint by the British Library in their Science Fiction Classics series, of his 1962 novel about a world-wide pandemic…

Mary E. BraddonThe Face in the Glass subtitled The Gothic Tales of MEB 14 stories; published in their Tales of the Weird series by the British Library

in paperback:

Michael J. SullivanAge oi War volume 3 of The Legends of the First Empire. Prestige format

Seanan McGuireDeadlands: Boneyard 3rd in the weird western series…
Kelly MedingStray Moon sequel to Stray Magic

art, etc:

James WyattThe Art of Magic: the Gathering:  Ravnica companion volume to The Art of M:tG – Dominaria

Jason Viola & Zack GiallongoPolar Bears: Survival on the Ice the latest fun & educational full-colour square-bound comic from Science Comics. I think that’s 14 so far.


February 15, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 9th February 2019

in hardcover:

Nnedi OkoraforBinti: The Complete Trilogy includes Binti, Binti: Home, Binti: The Night Masquerade and also the 34 page short story Binti: Sacred Fire

Deborah K. WolfForbidden City sequel to The Dragon’s Legacy

Graham MastertonBegging to Die his latest Katie Maguire thriller…

in large format:

Nancy A. CollinsAbsalom’s Wake wierd 19th C whaling horror!
Michelle SagaraCast in Oblivion latest in the Elantra series…
Michael PrescottTears for the Dead the latest Bonnie Parker case

in ‘B’ format:

Ratmond E. FeistKing of Ashes volume 1 of his brand new Firemane saga!
Anthony RyanThe Empire of Ashes the third volume of The Draconis Memoria
Darius Hinks – The Ingenious set adrift in time, the city of Athanor has collected a very mixed citizenship over the centuries…
Patrice SarathFog Season more scheming in the port of Port Saint Frey; the sequel to The Sisters Mederos
George Mann – The Revenant Express
the 6th Newbury and Hobbes Investigation

Sam J. MillerBlackfish City climate change & cyberpunk in a city at the top of the world…
Sam PetersFrom Distant Stars sequel to From Darkest Skies
Lidia YuknavitchThe Book of Joan a woman called Joan leads her small band of rebels in a fight to save a resource depleted world…
Arwen Elys DaytonStronger, Faster, and More Beautiful 6 linked narratives about the future of humanity

Arthur C. ClarkeEarthlight latest in the Golden Age Masterworks series from Gollancz

Warhammer 40,000Blood of Iax latest Ultramarines adventure, by Robbie MacNiven

in paperback:

S. A. SidorThe Beast of Nightfall Lodge sequel to Fury From the Tomb, and the second case for The Institute for Singular Antiquities

Hank Davis (editor) – Space Pioneers classic reprint anthology!


February 8, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 2nd February 2019

in hardcover:

Jenn LyonsThe Ruin of Kings slum-dweller and bard’s apprentice, Kihrin has been marked by a Demon, which brings him to the attention of the King…
R. A. SalvatoreReckoning of Fallen Gods the sequel to Child of a Mad God and volume 2 of The Coven

Lois McMaster BujoldThe Prisoner of Limnos sequel novella to Mira’s Last Dance, set in the world of the Five Gods

in ‘B’ format:

Jordanna Max BrodskyThe Wolf in the Whale her family starving, Omat treks across the Arctic ice for help but encounters a Viking warrior whose actions will change the world forever…

in paperback:

C. J. CherryhEmergence the 1st part of the 7th trilogy of her Foreigner sequence; the 19th overall
Stephen LawheadIn the Region of the Summer Stars book 1 of his new Eirlandia series, set on an alternate Celtic island of Eire
Anne BishopLake Silence the 6th book in The World of the Others
S. A. SidorFury From the Tomb 1st book in a new series featuring The Institute for Singular Antiquities and set in the late 19th C.  Vol 2 is due out soon.


Hi-Fructoseissue # 50 half a century! This issue’s insert features the art of Jason Limon

art, etc:

Michael WhelanBeyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of MW softcover featuring art from the 1970s to the present day… Some classic stuff!
Frank Frazetta & J. David SpurlockFrazetta: Sketchbooks II hardcover with more of his iconic art…

Sergio ToppiThe Collected Toppi: Volume One – The Enchanted World 11 of his short strips from the late 1970s to the 1990s. Excellent b&w pencil work slightly reminiscent of Ian Miller and quirky stories. Hardcover.
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan GimenezThe Metabarons new 40th Anniversary Edition from Humanoids. Hardcover with 540+ pages

Michael TisserandKrazy subtitled George Herriman: A Life in Black and White thick softcover biography, but don’t expect too much Krazy Kat


February 1, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 26th January 2019

in hardcover:

Ben H. WintersGolden State crime novel set in a future America

Tom Baker with James GossScratchman a Doctor Who novel set in Scotland, with the Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith…

in large format:

Miles CameronDark Forge sequel to Cold Iron; part 2 of Masters and Mages

Adrian Collins & Mike Myers (editors) – Knee-Deep in Grit  26 grimdark fantasy tales from the likes of Adrian Tchaikovsky, James A. Moore, R. Scott Bakker & Mark Lawrence

in ‘B’ format:

Dominic DulleyShattermoon Orry’s latest con goes horribly wrong and suddenly she’s fleeing for her life on board an obsolete spacecraft piloted by a reclusive loner… Book 1 of The Long Game

Jeff NoonA man of Shadows John Nyquist hunts a serial killer nicknamed Quicksilver in the dim shadows of Dusk, the zone lying between unending darkness and permanent light…
Josiah BancroftThe Hod King the 3rd of The Books of Babel, set after Senlin Ascenda & Arm of the Sphinx

Tessa GrattonThe Queens of Innis Lear ruined by the King, his 3 daughters know only a change of monarch can revive the magic of their island kingdom…

Charles Eric MaineThe Tide Went Out Philip is a journalist investigating a cover up into the reason why water levels have started dropping… new edition of this 1958  novel, now a Science Fiction Classic from the British Library

Mike Ashley (editor) – The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways anthology from the British Library in their Tales of the Weird series

Warhammer: Age of SigmarThe Silver Shard a Callis & Toll adventure by Nick Horth


Lee J. Ames with Erin HarveyDraw 50: Outer Space step by step guide to drawing rockets, spaceman etc!


CDQCharacter Design Quarterly issue # 07 includes special features on drawing tentacles and horns!

January 25, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e19th January 2019

in hardcover:

C. J. Cherryh & Jane FancherAlliance Rising an unmarked, unknown ship is inbound for the aging Alpha Station and attracts the attention of distant powers like Pell and Cyteen… Set in a bywater of Cherryh’s most popular background.
R. S. BelcherKing of the Road the 2nd book in The Brotherhood of the Wheel series, about a forgotten Templar offshoot which still continues to protect travellers on their journeys…

Diane SetterfieldOnce Upon a River  a complex mystery story set on the Thames in the 19th C.  A stranger arrives at a riverside pub with a drowned girl in his arms…

in large format:

S. Andrew SwannMarked Dana was born with a strange mark on her skin and the ability to walk into differing pasts and futures at will…
Michael MoreciBlack Star Renegades fast moving space adventure!

in ‘B’ format:

Emma NewmanBefore Mars a stand alone novel set before her other Planetfall books
Jane O’ReillyDeep Blue the sequel to Blue Shift

David Hair – The King the 4th in his The Return of Ravana series, following The Pyre, The Adversaries & The Exile

Gareth HanrahanGutter Prayer part 1 of The Black Iron Legacy, set in an eternal city where something is stirring in the ancient tunnels below!

Rachel Hyland (editor) – Geek versus Geek book of 36 pairs of essays (or rants!) contrasting two sides of a genre topic.

art, etc:

Jackie MorrisTell Me a Dragon Postcard Pack box of 10 large cards & envelopes, each card with a full colour dragon of some sort on it!

Rikke VilladsenThe Sea h/c b&w graphic novel about an old fisherman and his strange catch!


Illustration issue Sixty-Two featuring Ron Lesser, and a long article about wartime propaganda art

Locusissue # 696 Charles Vess looks at f&sf art

January 18, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th January 2019

in hardcover:

Alastair ReynoldsShadow Captain the sequel to Revenger
David WeberThrough Fiery Trials the 10th in his Safehold series

Seanan McGuire In An Absent Dream Laundy finds a portal to what she thinks is the perfect world, but everything has it’s cost  -and pitfalls!

Katherine ArdenThe Winter of the Witch final book of her Winternight trilogy, which began with The Bear and the Nightingale

Brandon SandersonMistborn: A Secret History it says ‘novella’ but it’s 160 pages long… Set after the original Mistborn trilogy

in large format:

Mimi YuThe Girl King unexpectedly denied her rightful position as Empress, Liu seeks allies among her family’s enemies, while her younger sister also plots, either to help her sister or maybe to snatch the throne for herself!

Sherwood Smith A Stranger to Command set before Crown Duel telling the backstory of the Marquis of Shevraeth
Kay KenyonSerpent in the Heather the 3rd Dark Talents adventure, set in Wales in 1936

in ‘B’ format:

Cameron MilesCold Iron book 1 of her new series, Masters & Mages.
Patrice SarathThe Sisters Mederos two sisters plot to restore the family’s fortunes, possibly dealt a terrible blow by the uncontrolled magic of one of them… The sequel, Fog Season, is due in a few weeks. Books 1 & 2 of The Tales of Port Frey

Catherine CavendishThe Haunting of Henderson Close modern ghost story set in Edinburgh featuring a close not unlike Mary King’s Close.
Jonathan JanzA Savage Species work on a new nature preserve awakens an ancient terror!

Gavin G. SmithWar Criminals the 3rd Bastard Legion book
Nicholas Sansbury SmithExtinction: Red Line prequel to the main Extinction Cycle of books

in paperback:

James A. MooreGates of the Dead the 3rd in his Tides of War fantasy series…

Ben BovaSurvival the 3rd in his Star Quest series, which began with Apes and Angels & Death Wave


Brian FroudBF’s World of Faerie: Revised and Expanded Edition big, and lavishly illustrated, with one or two surprises inside!


Interzoneissue # 279 cover date Jan – Feb 2019 editorial by Sean McMullen
Black Staticissue # 67 cover date Jan – Feb 2019 opening comments by Lynda E. Rucker and Ralph Robert Moore

January 11, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th January 2019


in hardcover:

James L. CambiasArkad’s World Arkad has grown up among aliens far from other humans but joins three visitors on a quest around the planet which might ultimately free humanity from domination…

in large format:

K. Arsenault RiveraThe Phoenix Empress the Imperial Army musters to defend against a demonic horde, and two women at the heart of the Empire must try to save it… Sequel to The Tiger’s Daughter

Mirah BolenderCity of Broken Magic Laura is a Sweeper, one of the few people who can clear out magical infestations…

in ‘B’ format:

Rod DuncanThe Outlaw & the Upstart King sequel to The Queen of All Crows and the 2nd in The Map of Unknown Things series…
Eyal KlessThe Lost Puzzler people cling to survival amongst the ancient ruins of their once-great civilisation. but a young boy, a Puzzler, may be able to solve some of it’s secrets…  Vol 1 of The tarakan Chronicles

Wesley ChuThe Fall of Io sequel to The Rise of Io, set on an Earth fought over by warring alien species…

Simon SellarsApplied Balardianism memoir about the author’s obsession with the work and ideas of J. G. Ballard.

art, etc:

Shaun TanCicada illustrated short story about a cicada, unhappily working in an office…
Enki BilalThe Nikopol Trilogy back in stock. Hardcover


Heavy Metal – issue # 292 a Psychedelic Special issue
Illustrators Issue Twenty Four featuring mainly French Movie Posters and their creators…

and please remember that the shop will be shut on Mondays until at least Easter…

January 4, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy New Year! (opening times)

Please note that Transreal Fiction will be CLOSED ON MONDAY 31st.

The shop will close as usual at 18.00 on Saturday 29th December and will not be open on Hogmanay, New Year’s Day or the 2nd January.

Open again in the New Year at 11.00 on Thursday 3rd January 2019.

As in the previous two years, I intend to close on Mondays for the first few months of the year – at least until Easter Monday (22st April), maybe longer!

December 29, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 30th December 2018

There are no new titles this week!

I should get a delivery of stock in the first week of January which might have one or two…

December 28, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christmas Eve

Please note that Transreal Fiction will not be open on Sunday 23rd, but will be open from 11.00 until 16.00 on Monday 24th.

The shop will be closed from then until 11.00 on Thursday 27th.

December 22, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment