Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 18th March 2018

in hardcover:

Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias BuckellThe Tangled Lands in the crumbling empire, every use of magic corrupts the ecology just a little bit more… yet the last, great city is ruled by a master Majister
Kim WilkinsOdin’s Girl on discovering who she is, Sara is set a series of challenges by the Norse God…

Doctor WhoThe Day She Saved the Doctor 4 novellas from 4 different authors, about 4 different Companions: Sarah Jane, Rose, Clara & Bill

in large format:

Jen WilliamsThe Bitter Twins sequel to The Ninth Rain and part 2 of The Winnowing Flame Trilogy
Robert V. S. Redick Master Assassins 1st book of his new series, The Fire Sacraments. 2 brothers are mistaken for professional killers and must flee into the desert…

in ‘B’ format:

Kim Stanley RobinsonNew York 2140 climate change 120 years from now. One of his best, imho.
Annalee NewitzAutonomous post climate-change cyberpunk-ish novel. Very good.
Jeff VandermeerBorne ‘new weird’ novel set in a ruined future city, from the author of The Southern Reach Trilogy
Ada Palmer – Too Like the Lightning  1st book of Terra Ignota, set in 2454

Andrzej SapkowskiThe Lady of the Lake the 7th volume of The Witcher series, which began with The Last Wish. Translated by David French
Aliette De BodardThe House of Binding Thorns sequel to The The Home of Shattered Wings
Deborah A. Wolf – The Dragon’s Legacy
the singers of the magic song that keeps the Earth Dragon asleep are becoming fewer every year…
Anna StevensGodblind minor skirmishes have plagued the border reaches for years, but now the ruler of one of the Kingdoms is distracted. Now might be the chance for the other to seize the advantage…
Kristen BritainFirebrand her 6th Green Rider novel

Patricia BriggsBurn Bright the 5th Alpha & Omega novel
Ben AaronovitchThe Furthest Station a new Peter Grant novella
Max PorterGrief is the Thing With Feathers a recently bereaved father and his two sons are visited by Crow, who gives them Hope, among other things…

Ben H. WintersCountdown City & World of Trouble the sequels to The Last Policeman

Warhammer 40,000The Magos 700 pages of all the short stories with a new novel featuring Gregor Eisenhorn, written by Dan Abnett

Polly Faber & Clara DulliamyMango & Bambang: Superstar Tapir m4 more illustrated short stories about a friendly but clumsy tapir living in the big city!

in paperback:

Seanan McGuireTricks for Free the 7th InCryptid adventure

art, etc:

Martha H. KennedyDrawn to Purpose subtitled American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists serious h/c appreciation of women in comics, etc.

Magnetic PressRobot Envy: Zenith hardcover of robot art in all styles from 64 different artists
Ibraham Swaid & Joumana Ismail (editors) – Epilogue hardback subtitled Illustration and Concept Art of the Middle East. Mainly in colour; some very nice illos.

MoebiusInside Moebius somewhat autobiographical h/c graphic novel from Humanoids, which also features some of his best known characters
Jerry Frissen & Philippe ScoffoniExo epic science fiction graphic novel in h/c from Humanoids

Jiro TaniguchiA Distant Neighbourhood a businessman finds himself back in his home town, reliving his life as a young teenager… Mainly b&w hardcover


Interzoneissue # 274 with a cover by Vince Haig
Black Staticissue # 62 with cover art by Jim Burns

Heavy Metalissue # 289 a Sci-Fi Special issue


March 16, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th March 2018

Nancy KressIf Tomorrow Comes 2nd in her Yesterday’s Kin trilogy
Steven BrustGood Guys  a motley collection of people with various powers work for the secretive Foundation, but are they actually the ‘good guys’ like they say!
Christoper Golden & Tim LebbonBlood of the Four in Quandis everybody is a slave, either to another human, or to a god…

David Weber, Timothy Zahn & Thomas PopeA Call to Vengeance the 3rd of the Manticore Ascendant series, set in Weber’s Honorverse

large format:

Ezekiel BooneZero Day sequel to The Hatching and Skitter, about a world ravaged by flesh-eating spiders…

Eric BrownThe Martian Simulacra novella. Following their ultimate victory over Earth, the Martians request that Holmes, Watson & Professor Challenger visit Mars…

James MaxeyBitterwood: The Complete Collection with an Introduction, a new Prologue and the 4 original novels…
James MaxeyDragon Apocalypse: The Complete Collection contains the 4 novels, starting with Greatshadow, and also a new ‘ origins’ novella at the end

‘B’ format:

Anne CorlettThe Space Between the Stars on a distant planet, Jamie recovers from an illness to find herself alone. The plague has wiped out almost all mankind and she determines to return to Earth…
Tristan PalmgrenQuietus an alien anthropologist studying Earth saves a medieval Monk’s life and stumbles on a vast conspiracy…
Samantha ShannonThe Song Rising 3rd in her Bone Season series, set in 2059
A. G. RiddleThe Atlantis Gene 1st in a series about the discovery of ancient aliens…

James BrogdenThe Hollow Tree Rachel has had a hand amputated but still has phantom sensations, leading to an insubstantial hand clutching hers, and a ghost being dragged back into this world…

David ZindellIdiot Gods sensing signs of impending cataclysm, an Orca tries to contact humans to warn the ‘idiot gods’

in paperback:

Sean GrigsbyThe Smoke Eaters nearing retirement, a veteran dragon fighter is enlisted in the elite Smoke Eaters squad…
Marshall Ryan MaressaLady Henterman’s Wardrobe  sequel to The Holver Alley Crew; 2nd in his Streets of Maradaine set

Nic KorponQueen of the Struggle sequel to The Rebellion’s Last Traitor


Shoreline of Infinity  – issue #11 special all female issue, launched on 8th March, International Women’s Day. Lead story by Aliette de Bodard

March 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th March 2018

Due to the inclement weather, most of this week’s new titles have been delayed.
They’re currently ‘in transit’ and could possibly arrive later this afternoon. But maybe not.
I’ll update this post as necessary.

in ‘B’ format:


Eleanor CameronThe Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet children’s sf novel

in Paperback:

Clive Cussler & Justin ScottThe Cutthroat the 10th Isaac Bell adventure

art, etc:

PIE InternationalEveryday Scenes from a Parallel World lavish softcover concentrating on those wonderful backgrounds in Anime & Manga works…
Julia WertzTenements, Towers & Trash large h/c full of b&w illustrations of little known aspects of New York

Tom GouldBaking With Kafka his latest collection of 1-page cartoons. Hardcover


IllustrationIssue Number Fifty-Nine pulp illustrator Harold McAuley, Jes Schlaikjer, early American Frontier illustrators, and more!


March 2, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 24th February 2018

in hardcover:

Brent WeeksPerfect Shadow a Night Angel novella, together with  a short story called Night Angel
Graham Masterton – Dead Men Whistling the 9th Katie Maguire thriller

Doctor WhoThe Missy Chronicles anthology of 6 stories, all featuring the female regeneration of the Master

Roger Luckhurst (editor) – Science Fiction: A Literary History 8 separate chapters about different (sometimes overlapping) periods of the genre’s development, right up to 2016

in large format:

Simon IngsThe Smoke humanity has split into 3 species, and war between them looms, while gigantic spaceships are being fabricated to take people to the stars…

in ‘B’ format:

James IslingtonEcho of Things to Come sequel to The Shadow of What Was Lost and part 2 of The Licanus Trilogy

Michael Marshall SmithHannah Greene and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence she discovers that her grandfather is 150, knows the Devil, and that the pair need her help!

Jasmine GowerMoonshine in 1920s Soot City, Modernism is all the rage and the old magics and spells are forbidden…
Melissa AlbertHazel Wood Alice’s grandmother dies and she has to visit the isolated estate called Hazel Wood but the only clue to her death is a warning…
Nicola MostynGods of Love divorce lawyer Frieda discovers that the ancient Greek Gods are alive and well…
Neil JordanCarnivalesque Andy is trapped inside a weird world inside a Hall of Mirrors but nobody knows, because one of the reflections has taken his place outside!

Andy ClarkShroud of Night the latest Warhammer 40,000 adventure


LocusFebruary cover date, #685 with their 2017 Year in Review

February 23, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 18th February 2018

in hardcover:

W. Michael GearOutpost it should be a rich planet but the colony has collapsed and only the town of Donovan has any laws anymore. And then a Corporation ship arrives in orbit to check on progress…
Myke ColeThe Armored Saint the Order ensures that no magician lives who might inadvertently bring disaster down on the world… Part 1 of The Sacred Throne Trilogy
Nick Clark WindoThe Feed despite their best efforts, 6 years after civilisation collapses, their young daughter goes missing…

Zoe GilbertFolk the strange lives and times of the inhabitants of remote Neverness

in large format:

Charles DeLintThe Wind in His Heart a new Newford novel! (Well, one of the characters comes from there… It’s mainly set in the American South West)
E. J. SwiftParis Adrift trying to escape from the Chronometrist, Haillie stumbles on a time portal and is soon on a wild adventure…

Mishell BakerPhantom Pains sequel to Borderline and the 2nd in the Arcadia Project series about an alternate Hollywood with magic
Jin YongA Hero Born historical fantasy set in 12th C China…
James MaxeyCut Up Girl Lawless #1
Jane LindskoldAsphodel portal fantasy

Steve Propusch, Christopher Sqqueira & Bryce Stevens (editors) – Cthulhu Down Under volume 1 anthology of 10 stories featuring Lovecraftian goings-on in Australia!

in ‘B’ format:

Gareth L. PowellEmbers of War a sentient warship eschews fighting and joins a search & rescue group helping to find lost spaceships…

R. J. BarkerBlood of Assassins sequel to Age of Assassins; part 2 of The Wounded Kingdom
Marcus HeitzThe Triumph of the Dwarves the 5th of the ‘Dwarf‘ books…
David HairEmpress of the Fall the 1st volume of The Sunsurge Quartet. The Rondian Empire is on the brink of a civil war…
Jordanna M. BrodskyOlympus Bound Selene has been living quietly in New York but an evil cult forces her to resume her true identity as Artemis, the Huntress! Vol 3.

J. G. BallardExtreme Metaphors fat collection of 44 interviews with the late author dating from 1967 to 2008

in paperback:

Michelle SagaraGrave vol 3 of The Queen of the Dead series

art, etc:

Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer & Erin HumistonCalla Cthulhu collecting the 1st 4 issues of the comic about Cthulhu’s daughter and her efforts to get a summer job and apply for college…


Brian AldissHelliconia Spring budget 2 disc mp3 complete recording. 18 hours long, performed by Christopher Slade!

February 16, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th February 2018

in hardcover:

Robert DinsdaleThe Toy Makers in London, during WW!, a young run-a-way finds a job in a wonderful toyshop…

Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett & Gorg Huff1637: The Volga Rules the latest novel in Flint’s long-running Ring of Fire / 1632 series
Matt HaigHow to Stop Time Tom is a history teacher, teaching what he knows, because he’s a lot older than he looks!
Katherine ClementsThe Coffin Path ghost story set high on the Yorkshire moors…

in large format:

Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak (editors) – Where the Stars Rise sf&f anthology with 23 new stories from Asian writers…

Jack CampbellBlood of Dragons volume 2 of The Legacy of Dragons

Star Trek: DiscoveryDrastic Measures  original novel by Dayton Ward set on the USS Discovery, approx 10 years before the classic Star Trek with Captain Kirk begins…

Antoine De Saint-ExuperyThe Little Prince softcover, translated by Gregory Norminton (I usually stock a small h/c translated by Ros & Chloe Schwartz)

in ‘B’ format:

Ian McDonaldLuna: Wolf Moon 2nd in the series that began with Luna: New Moon, a modern take on the future development of the moon…
Elizabeth MoonInto the Fire vol 2 of Vatta’s Peace, the continuation of the Vatta’s War quintet
Alex LambExodus sequel to Nemesis, about a sentient hive-mind of AIs
Alastair ReynoldsSlow Bullets relatively short novel set in the closing days of an interstellar war…
Sam PetersFrom Darkest Skies a man re-locates to a distant planet for a new start but still wants to build an AI to imitate his dead wife…

Dana Fredsti & David FitzgeraldTime Shards the Earth’s timeline is completely mixed up, with patches of every time jumbled up together…

Laura LamShattered Minds sequel to False Hearts. Signed copies available on request
Sarah Maria GriffinSpare and Found Parts in a ruined city where everybody needs bio-mechanical limbs, Nell looks normal, except that she ticks…

Anthony RyanThe Legion of Flame book 2 of The Dragonis Memoria, following on from The Waking Fire
David MealingSoul of the World chaos is coming! Book 1 of epic fantasy series The Ascension Cycle
Robert Jackson BennettCity of Miracles 3rd in the series, after City of Stairs & City of Blades
Anna Smith SparkThe Court of Broken Knives 1st volume of the Empires of Dust series, set in the decadent capital of a great Empire…
Kate MilfordThe Broken Lands prequel of sorts to her YA novel Boneshaker. Magical goings-on in Coney Island, New York in 1872

Warhammer 40,000Dark Imperium novel by Guy Haley
Warhammer 40,000Lucius: The Faultless Blade novel by Ian St. Martin

in paperback:

Larry Correia & John RingoSinners 2nd in the Monster Hunter Memoirs series, the 8th Monster Hunter novel overall…
Alex WellsBlood Binds the Pack 3rd in the off-planet sf series that began with Hunger Makes the Wolf.
Gini KochAliens Abroad  the 16th in the series that began with Touched by an Alien

Anne BishopEtched In Bone 5th of The Novels of the Others series that began with Written in Red

Lincoln ChildFull Wolf Moon Logan suspects it wasn’t a bear that killed the hiker during a full moon!

Kate MilfordGreenglass House the Innkeeper’s son, Milo, hoped to relax over the winter holidays but a series of unexpected guests arrive at the old smugglers inn…
Kate MilfordThe Left Handed Fate set in 1812, at the height of the Napoleonic Wars!

art, etc:

Larry Verstraete & Julius Csotonyi‘Dinosaurs’ of the Deep heavily-illustrated hardback about the sea & ocean-based creatures that existed at the same time as the true dinosaurs…


Character Design QuarterlyCDQ #3
Graphite – issue #6

February 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th February 2018

in large format:

David MackThe Midnight Front 1st of The Dark Arts series, about the secret, magical war waged during WW2

Jo WaltonStarlings collection of short stories, a brief play script and several poems

Douglas Adams & James GossDoctor Who: The Pirate Planet written up from draft scripts by Adams. Also featuring Romana & K9

in ‘B’ format:

China MievilleThe Last Days of New Paris history changes strangely in France in 1941 and, 9 years later, Paris is a weird, surreal battleground…

in paperback:

Orson Scott Card & Aaron JohnstonThe Swarm 1st in a new Enderverse trilogy, The Second Formic War

James Patterson & Emily RaymondHumans, Bow Down Earth has been conquered and Six & Dubs are on the run after escaping a massacre…

art, etc:

Raw Materialvol 1: Eliza Ivanova softcover featuring mainly b&w sketches with some in colour

Vicente SegrellesThe Mercenary: vol 2 – The Formula continuing on from where The Cult of the Sacred Fire finished...
Philippe Thirault & Laura Zuccheri – Downward to the Earth hardcover graphic novel adaptation of Robert Silverberg‘s 1970 novel, from Humanoids


Hi-FructoseVolume 46 with 16 page insert on the art of Laurie Lipton. Also Sverre Malling, Ryan Heshka and 10 more artists…


Steampunk Tarot – back in stock! Full-size deck, in a sturdy box. Text by Barbara Moore, art by Aly Fell.

February 2, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th January 2018

in hardcover:

Alastair ReynoldsElysium Fire his new Prefect Dreyfus novel
Gregory Norminton The Devil’s Highway three strands set thousands of years apart, about an ancient Roman road, …

K. J. ParkerThe Father of Lies large short story collection from Subterranean Press

in large format:

Alastair ReynoldsElysium Fire his new Prefect Dreyfus novel
Fonda LeeJade City in the city of Janloon, factions fight for control of the magical jade trade… Part 1 of the Green Bone Saga

Michael LoganWorld War Moo sequel to 2013’s Apocalypse Cow

in ‘B’ format:

Rod DuncanThe Queen of All Crows 1st in his new Gas-Lit Empire series, The Map of Unknown Things
Ian IrvineThe Fatal Gate vol 2 of The Gates of Good and Evil. Sequel to The Summon Stone

Nnedi OkorafoBinti: The Night Masquerade final part of the trilogy
Anna TambourSmoke Paper Mirrors fantastical family saga, starting in China 120 years ago…
Tony Ballantyne & Eric BrownMicrocosms  42 short stories; 21 by each author!

Hal DuncanSusurrus on Mars short novel set in the city of Erehwyna on a terraformed Mars…

Michelle SagaraCast in Deception latest in the long-running Chronicles of Elantra

Garry KilworthThe Sometimes Spurious Travels Through Time and Space of James Ovit time travel novel in 3 parts…
Garry Kilworth – The Best Short Stories of GK 26 of his stories…
Gary Kilworth – Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales 22 stories, almost all from the 1990s
Garry Kilworth – Tales From the Fragrant Harbour 22 stories, again almost all from the 1990s!
Garry Kilworth – A Rural 1950’s Boyhood brief collection of his poems about his childhood…

Khurt KhaveVenus of Cthulhu timeline of various events, together with b&w photos of ancient carvings and sculptures which he claims could be Cthulhu Mythos related!  And then a section with various characters and their gaming stats for related roleplaying games.

Warhammer 40,000Warden of the Blade a Grey Knights adventure by David Annandale


LocusJanuary 2018 cover date, with features on John Crowley and Jy Jang, together with various ‘best of 2017’ lists…

January 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closed on Thursday 25th

Sorry, Transreal Fiction will be closed all day as I have a family funeral to attend.

Open again as usual at 11.00 on Friday.

January 24, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 20th January 2018

in hardcover:

Matt RuffLovecraft Country well reviewed ‘Lovecraftian‘ novel facing up to Lovecraft’s personal shortcomings…

Dave McKean & William Schafer (editors) – The Weight of Words illustrated (by McKean) anthology of new stories from top writers such as Neil Gaiman, Joe Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, M. John Harrison

in large format:

Ahmed SaadawiFrankenstein in Baghdad in US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi the scavenger gathers up body parts and wants the government to give them a proper burial… Black comedy

in ‘B’ format:

Matt HaigHow to Stop Time Tom Hazard may look around 40 but he’s really over 10 times that age!
Josiah BancroftSenlin Ascends to regain his lost bride, school headmaster Senlin must climb the still standing, still populated, Tower of Babel…
Joanne HarrisDifferent Class  psychological thriller set in a failing boarding school being dragged into the 21st century…

Warhammer 40,000Farsight: Crisis of Faith novel by Phil Kelly

in paperback:

James A. MooreFallen Gods sequel to The Last Sacrifice and 2nd in his Tides of War series

art, etc:

3DTotal PublishingSketch Workshop: Robots & Spaceships spiral bound pad of tips and templates, sketches, etc. from a variety of artists…

DesignStudio PressNuthin’ But Mech 2 multi-artist art book
DesignStudio PressNuthin’ But Mech 3 multi-artist art book

January 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment