Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 14th October 2017

in hardcover:

Peter Cawdron = Retrograde the multi-national crew of the first Mars colony are in trouble when war breaks out and support from Earth is threatened…
Natasha PulleyThe Bedlam Stacks in 1859 Merrick Tremayne is sent on a dangerous mission to uncharted Peru. By the author of The Watchmaker of Filligree Street

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Book of Swords brand new stories from top names, including Martin, Hobb, Cherryh, Lynch and a dozen more, with most being set in the authors’ best loved worlds!

William GoldmanThe Princess Bride beautiful, large Deluxe Edition with illustrations by Michael Manomivibul

in large format:

William Shatner & Jeff BrownZero G law enforcement in 2050 on the various orbiting space stations…-

Connie WillisA Lot Like Christmas collection of a dozen stories plus some lists and articles all to do with the Festive Season! Much of it appeared previously as Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

in ‘B’ format:

Charles StrossEmpire Games 1st book in a new set following on from his Merchant Princes series

Bennett R. ColesMarch of War the final part of his Virtues of War Trilogy

Brian StaveleySkullsworn Pyrre is about to become a priestess but before that can happen she must kill 7 people described in an old song. Part of the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

Hailey EdwardsBayou Born a half-wild child rescued from the swamps is adopted by a policeman but she needs to discover her past… Part 1 of the Foundling series
Addison GunnInvasion the 1st Extinction Biome adventure. An ancient parasite that last preyed on dinosaurs is resurrected…
Vic JamesTarnished City  the sequel to Gilded Cage, set in an alternate, feudal Britain….
Philip ReeveRail Head 1st in a YA series set on the Great Network which connects planets all across space…
Philip ReeveBlack Light Express volume 2

Roger ZelaznyA Night in the Lonesome October dark fantasy reprint from 1993, with illustrations by Gahan Wilson

Warhammer 40,000Shadowsword 1st in a new series, by Guy Haley
art, etc:

Syd MeadThe Movie Art of SM, Visual Futurist excellent hardcover, full of sketches and full colour concept art for the films he worked on, from Star Trek: The Motion Picture right up to Bladerunner 2049
Blas GallegoThe Art of BG the latest full colour album from SQP

3D Total PublishingMythical Beasts: An Artist’s Field Guide to Designing Fantasy Creatures very informative hardback. All kinds of tips for drawing the varius features of a whole range of creatures

William Gibson‘s Archangel  hardcover collection of the comic mini-series created by Gibson and Michael St.John Smith

Francois Schuiten & Benoit PeetersSamaris the latest of their Obscure Cities reprints from IDW
Miguelanxo PradoStreak of Chalk reprint of the influential 1994 Spanish graphic novel

Katherine Collins as Arn SabaThe Collected Neil the Horse everything Neil, except the original colour covers from the 80s comics. Still making the world safe for musical comedy!

David DayThe Heroes of Tolkien 4th in the series of books about various aspects of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s Middle Earth. Previous volumes were Dictionary, Atlas & Battles of Tolkien


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New Titles – w/e 7th October 2017

in hardcover:

Ann LeckieProvenance to restore her position, Ingray must first free the thief who stole some invaluable artifacts from her people – but he’s on an impregnable prison planet…

Annalee NewitzAutonomous in the future, Jack manufactures cheap but illegal drugs to help the poor but the latest one is faulty and the authorities (well, one agent and his indentured robot) are on her trail…

Walter Jon WilliamsQuillifer vol 1 of a new fantasy series…
Graham MastertonThe Coven when 7 girls disappear their one time benefactor claims they were a coven of witches…
Doctor WhoTales of Terror a dozen short stories, one for each Doctor!
Christopher FowlerThe Book of Forgotten Authors 99 chapters, most focusing on a single, now little known author. Looks fascinating, even if I haven’t even heard of most of them!

Ben AaronovitchThe Furthest Station a new Peter Grant novella

J. K. RowlingThe Prisoner of Azkaban volume 3 of the large, heavily illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series

Patrick RothfussThe Name of the Wind very nice 10th Anniversary edition of the 1st of his Kingkiller Chronicles

in large format:

Annalee NewitzAutonomous in the future, Jack manufactures cheap but illegal drugs to help the poor but the latest one is faulty and the authorities (well, one agent and his indentured robot) are on her trail…

K. Arsenault RiveraThe Tiger’s Daughter the Empire is corrupt and failing with demons overrunning remote villages but 2 warriors may are willing to attempt to tackle them…

Charles Yu (editor) – The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 annual anthology of the best short fiction of the year
Peter S. Beagle (editor) – The New Voices of Fantasy 19 of the best stories from the last half dozen years…

in ‘B’ format:

Gavin Smith The Bastard Legion in 400 year’s time, criminals are kept asleep in orbiting spaceships and rehabilitated by sharing a VR environment… but now one of the ships has been stolen
Jane O’ReillyBlue Shift volume 1 of the Second Species trilogy. To survive, humans must first travel though alien held space…

Cixin LiuThe Wandering Earth short story collection from the author of The Three Body Problem

Katherine ArdenThe Bear and the Nightingale in a remote Russian village people think the creatures in the old tales are myths, but Vasya knows better – she can see them lurking close by!
Kim NewmanOne Thousand Monsters the latest Anno Dracula novel…
Stephen AryanMage Born the 1st of the Age of Dread books, which continue on from the events in his Age of Darkness trilogy
Brandon SandersonArcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection 9 short stories, etc. linked to his Stormlight Archive books
Jeannette HgUnder the Pendulum Sky Catherine’s brother has gone missing whilst spreading the Gospel; not in darkest Africa, but in the lands of the Fae!
Alison LittlewoodThe Hidden People investigating his cousin’s death, Albie heads for the picture postcard village of Halfoak…
Simon MordenThe White City sequel to Down Station, in which a varied group of people fled a fire to a strange new world…
Eric Scott FischlThe Trials of Solomon Parker sequel to weird western Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show
Anna CaltabianoThe Day before Forever 2nd sequel to time travel novel The Seventh Miss Hatfield

David WongWhat the Hell Did I Just Read 3rd novel in the series which started with John Dies at the End

Roger ZelaznyDoorways in the Sand a precious alien artifact has disappeared… reprint of the classic 1976 novel

Bernard CapesThe Black Reaper collection of this Victorian author’s Tales of Terror

Warhammer 40,000Calgar’s Fury adventure & battle by Paul Kearney

in paperback:

Ben BovaApes and Angels a huge wave of radiation is set to wipe out life on many planets and a fleet of Earth ships is sent to try to help various alien species survive…
Jacey BedfordNimbus the 3rd Psi-Tech novel
Nicholas Sansbury SmithHell Divers humanity lives on giant airships above a devastated world, sending down crews to scavenge the ruins to keep their ships aloft…

James BeckerThe Templar Brotherhood 3rd in the series of present day ancient srtifact thrillers

L. E. Modesitt, jr. – Treachery’s Tools the 10th volume of the Imager Portfolio
Marshall Ryan MarescaThe Imposters of Aventil the 3rd of his Novels of Maradaine

Forgotten RealmsHero the 3rd in R. A. Salvatore‘s Homecoming set

Herbert van Thal (editor) – The Pan Book of Horror Stories new edition of the very first Pan Book of Horror

art, etc:

3DTotal PublishingMasters of Sketching lessons and tips from 20 different artists

magazines, etc:

Character Design Quarterlyissue # 1 new magazine about all aspects of, um, character design!
Graphiteissue # 4 concept drawing, illustration & urban sketching

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New Titles – w/e 30th September 2017

in hardback:

Peter V. BrettThe Core the 5th and final volume in his Painted Man series. Signed hardcovers of vol 2, The Desert Spear, also available

Laura PurcellThe Silent Companions Elsie finds a 200 year old diary, and an equally old wooden figure that resembles her, behind a locked door in her new home…
Sage WalkerThe Man in the Tree as a vital ‘seedship’ is launched into space the (part time) security officer has a possible murder to solve

in large format:

Joseph Nasise (editor) – Urban Enemies top writers contribute short stories set in their best known worlds… Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearn and many more!

in ‘B’ format:

Neal AsherInfinity Engine volume 3 of his Transformation series, which began with Dark Intelligence & War Factory
Jamie SawyerPariah part 1 of The Eternity War, the sequel set to his Lazarus War trilogy

Terry GoodkindDeath’s Mistress: Sister of Darkness  part 1 of The Nicci Chronicles
Sylvia HunterA Season of Spells the 3rd book in her Midnight Queen trilogy…

Warhammer 40,000Blood of Sanguinius novel by Darius Hinks featuring Mephiston, Lord of Death

Polly FaberTiny Tapir Trouble the 3rd book of Mango & Bambang‘s adventures, now in softcover. Illustrated by Clara Dulliamy

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Ryk E. SpoorCastaway Odyssey sequel to Castaway Planet, about survivors of a spaceship disaster who find themselves stranded on an uninhabited, wild planet…

art, etc:

Bernie WrightsonArt and Designs for Gang of Seven Animation hardcover of his character sketches and some finished art from various projects…

Hugo PrattFable of Venice the latest of Euro ComicsCorto Maltese reprints
Falynn KochBats: Learning to Fly the 5th in her Science Comics series
Falynn KochPlagues: The Microscopic Battlefield the 6th in her Science Comics series… previous volumes have focused on dinosaurs, coral reefs, volcanoes & flying machines

Leanne ShaptonToys Talking board book of sketches of toy animals and what they might be saying…


Illustratorsissue Nineteen with heavily illustrated pieces on James Gurney, Erik Kriek, Arturo del Castillio and more!

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New Titles – w/e 23rd September 2017

in hardcover:

Ken McLeodEmergence the 3rd volume of his Corporation Wars trilogy. Signed copies available

Trudi CanavanSuccessor’s Promise the 3rd volume in her Millennium’s Rule series…
Jay KristoffGodsgrave sequel to Nevernight and the 2nd book in The Nevernight Chronicles
Peter ClinesParadox Bound  time seems to have stopped in the sleepy town of Sanders…

Kij JohnsonThe River Bank sequel to Kenneth Williams‘ classic The Wind in the Willows. With b&w illustrations by Kathleen Jennings. Looks fun!

Eric BrownStarship Coda final novella rounding off his Starship sequence of stories from PS Publishing

Subterranean Press hardcover titles:
James Blaylock – River’s Edge signed & numbered newly published story featuring Langdon St. Ives
Tim PowersMedusa’s Web signed & numbered slipcased edition
Caitlin R. KiernanDear, Sweet Filthy World short story collection
Robert SilverbergEarly Days: More Tales From the Pulp Era signed & numbered edition
Mike ResnickVoyages: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones 1938 – 1941 signed & numbered edition
Mira GrantFinal Girls signed & numbered novella
Lois McMaster BujoldPenric and the Shaman

in large format:

Tricia SullivanSweet Dreams Charlie thought she was the only ‘dreamhacker’ there was…

Patricia Bray & Joshua Palmetier (editors) – All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! 15 new stories celebrating the rise of the robots!
Laura Anne Gilman & Kat Richardson (editors) – The Death of All Things 22 new stories about the Grim Reaper…

in ‘B’ format:

Marina J. LostetterNoumenon a fleet of generation starships crewed entirely by clones who, generation by generation, are slowly changing…
Mark A. LathamThe Legion Prophecy the 3rd of the Appolonian Casefiles
Peter V. BrettMessenger’s Legacy soft cover novella, set in the world of The Painted Man
Terry GoodkindNest Kate Bishop’s brother has been murdered but who did it is the least of her concerns…

Jy YangThe Red Threads of Fortune
Jy YangThe Black Tides of Heaven 1st 2 companion volumes in the Tensorate fantasy series

Philip K. DickElectric Dreams collection of the 10 stories that have been adapted for the current C4 tv series
Mark Morris (editor) – New Fears  original horror anthology

in paperback:

James BeckerThe Lost Treasure of the Templars 1st of a new series featuring antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop…
James BeckerThe Templar Archive 2nd in the series with Robin Jessop
Nicholas Sansbury SmithExtinction End volume 5 of the Extinction Cycle

Alien: CovenantOrigins official prequel to the events in the Alien: Covenant film. By Alan Dean Foster

art, etc:

Jon JardineAdventures in Space: The Architecture of Science Fiction illustrated history of the connection between SF and modern architecture and how they influenc each other. Interesting stuff!


Shoreline of Infinity – issue # 9
Shoreline of InfinityBook Festival Special Issue limited number available

Interzone – issue # 272 includes a nice piece on the late Brian Aldiss
Black Static – issue # 60
Locus – issue # 680 interview with Matt Ruff & several appreciations of Brian Aldiss


Tanith LeeNight’s Master cover-to-cover reading of the 1st in her Tales from the Flat Earth series. Read by Susan Duerden

2018 wall calendars:

Tolkien Calendar 2018Beren and Luthien with illustrations by Alan Lee

Arthur RackhamCalendar 2018

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New Titles – w/e 16th September 2017

in hardback:

Omar El Akkad  – The American War Sarat was only 6 when the 2nd American Civil War broke out in 2074, amidst civil unrest, fake news, the effects of climate change & more…

large format:

Jo WaltonThessaly: The Complete Trilogy of The Just City, The Philosopher Kings & Necessity her acclaimed series based on Greek myth and philosophy in one volume!

in ‘B’ format:

Sergei LukyanenkoThe Sixth Watch continuing the series that started with The Night Watch. Translated from Russian by Andrew Bromfield

Sarah GaileyTaste of Marrow sequel to the recent River of Teeth, about an alternate southern USA where hippos were introduced decades before…

Benjamine Burford-JonesThe Dreamer’s Lament the latest Lethbridge Stewart adventure…

art, etc:

Simon StalenhagThings From the Flood 2nd volume of his art depicting alien incursions in Sweden! The 1st was Tales From the Loop

FlammarionPin-Ups: Night and Day small hardcover postcard book reproducing classic pin-ups

David Petersen & Serena MalyonMouse Guard Alphabet Book full colour hardback fromm the creators of the comic
Marco TabiloMarco Polo: Dangers and Visions graphic novel about the explorer/trader


Illustration – issue # 57 featuring Earl Mayan and Peter Stevens


Vintage Sci-Fi 2018 – wall calendar with classic pulp magazine covers

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New Titles – w/e 9th September 2017

in large format:

C. Robert CargillSea of Rust in a human-free robot future, one damaged robot refuses to be absorbed into the One World Intelligence…

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – Infinity Wars 15 new stories in the 6th anthology of his Infinity Project

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian J. WalkerThe Last Dog on Earth from the author of The End of the World Running Club
Ferrett Steinmetz – The Uploaded despite most people having had their consciousnesses uploaded, they still want to interfere with those left behind…
Stephen HuntThe Stealer’s War volume 3 of The Far-Called series, which began with In Dark Service
Anthony O’Neill – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek 7 years after Jekyll/Hyde’s death, a man appears claiming to be Dr. Jekyll; only Jekyll’s old lawyer knows he must be an imposter…

Jen Williams  –The Ninth Rain the 1st of her Winnowing Flame trilogy
Joseph Brassey – Skyfarer trainee sorceress Aimee is caught up in a race to find an ancient relic, travelling by skyship and trying to outwit magic-wielding knights… The Drifting Lands vol 1
Paige Orwin – Immortal Architects sequel to The Interminables, featuring Edmund Templeton, a time-manipulating sorcerer and part of a magical cabal ruling the US’s East Coast…

Clifford D. SimakA Heritage of Stars a man treks across a future primitive world seeking knowledge…

Scarlett ThomasDragon’s Green YA fantasy novel; the 1st in her Worldquake series…

E. NesbitIn the Dark 21 ghost stories from around a century ago…

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New Titles – w/e 2nd September 2017

in hardback:

Eric Flint & Alistair KimbleIron Angels two FBI Agents investigating strange cults in Illinois realise they have to call in the Scientific Anomalies Group to aid them…

Jonathan CarrollThe Crow’s Dinner signed & numbered edition (limited to 1000) from Subterranean Press consisting of hundreds of short pieces that initially appeared on
Naomi NovikGolden Age short story collection with 6 short stories & 26 Drabbles (100 word stories).

in ‘B’ format:

Jon Hollins False Idols sequel to Fool’s Gold and the 2nd volume of The Dragon Lords
Sylvia HunterLady of Magick set in a magical version of Britain, Sophie hopes life as a female student is easier away from Oxford, in Din Edin… Sequel to The Midnight Queen
James BennettRaising Fire sequel to Chasing Embers
Claire NorthThe End of the Day ultimately, everybody meets death. But before that they meet Charlie…
Max GladstoneRuin of Angels the 6th in his Craft series, which began with Three Parts Dead
Corey J. WhiteKilling Gravity Miriam Xi has spent years on the run but now she’s in a crippled spaceship and they’re closing in on her…
James BennettRaising Fire

Ken Liu (editor) – Invisible Planets new short SF from 7 of China’s best sf authors…

in paperback:

Julie E. Czerneda The Gate to Futures Past the 2nd in her Reunification series, set in her Clan Chronicles universe
Lisanne NormanCircle’s End the 9th in her Shaolin Alliance series…

Christie GoldenValerian: City of a Thousand Planets novelisation of the new film by Luc Besson.

art, etc:

Jim Henson – Giants the latest volume of The Storyteller series, with illustrated stories inspired by his characters and art…
Jack KirbyKirby 100 big celebration of his art, issued for his 100th birthday. He would have been 100 on 28th August.


Rue MorgueThe Weird World of H. P. Lovecraft with 26 articles covering all aspects of his life and work

Comics Review – August 2017 issue; reproductions of old (mainly b&w) cartoon strips – Alley Oop, Modesty Blaise, Krazy Kat, Flash Gordon, The Phantom, many more…


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New Titles – w/e 26th August 2017

in hardcover:

Adam RobertsThe Real-Town Murders near-ish future murder mystery/thriller

in large format:

Mick FranklinThe Nightmare Man an escaped prisoner flees his pursuers to his hometown only to find it’s infested with zombies…

in ‘B’ format:

James LovegroveSherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows the 1st of his Cthulhu Casebooks
Sylvia HunterThe Midnight Queen in a fragmented, magical Britain, Gray Marshall must solve the mystery of the long-missing Midnight Queen. Ist in a trilogy
Sabaa Tahir – A Torch Against the Night sequel to An Ember in the Ashes. Epic fantasy
Deborah A. WolfSplit Feather Siggy can see demons & talks to phantoms and is forced to travel to Alaska to discover her past…
Mike ResnickThe Castle of Cassiopeia the 3rd Deadenders book

Charles BeaumontPerchance to Dream short stories from one of the most admired Twilight Zone writers. It’s been out a while, but I’ve not stocked it before…

Polly FaberTapir All at Sea the 2nd softcover reprint of the Mango & Bambang series. Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

in paperback:

Sharon Lee & Steve MillerAlliance of Equals the 19th Liaden Universe novel…
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. AndersonNavigators of Dune sequel to Mentats of Dune
Nicholas Sansbury Smith – Extinction Evolution the 4th book of the Extinction Cycle
Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell – Pirate the 8th in Cussler’s Fargo series but the 1st to be co-written with Burcell…

Star TrekPatterns of Interference the latest ST: Enterprise adventure, written by Christopher L. Bennett

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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

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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