Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 18th October 2014

in hardback:

Terry PratchettDragons at Crumbling Castle slipcased hardback (with a colour postcard included) of 16 children’s stories and his brief comments about each of them. There seem to be at least two Carpet People stories included.

David Weber & Timothy ZahnA Call to Duty the 1st in a new Honorverse series, Manticore Ascendant, set in the early days of the Star Kingdom
Mercedes lackey – Closer to Home volume 1 of her new Valdemar series, The Herald Spy
Steven BrustHawk the 14th Vlad Taltos book

Lavie TidharA Man Lies Dreaming a pulp writer incarcerated in a concentration camp dreams of another world where an ex-Dictator scrapes a living as a cheap P.I.

Jonathan L. HowardThe Brothers Cabal the 4th novel in the series
John ScalziUnlocked companion novella to his recent novel Locked In. Signed & numbered edition from Subterranean Press

Leslie S. KlingerThe New Annotated Lovecraft giant hardback with double columns of text; one for H. P. Lovecraft‘s stories, and the other for commentary and illustrations

 

in large format:

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year volume eight 28 of the best from last year
Beth BernobichThe Time Roads alternate history in which the Irish Empire’s push to technological supremacy is under attack by a plot to murder it’s top mathematicians!

in ‘B’ format:

Brian RuckleyThe Free his new heroic fantasy novel; signed copies available soon!

Miles CameronThe Fell Sword sequel to the excellent The Red Knight, with the action moving abroad to the Emperor’s court and an attempt to overthrow him. The Red Knight’s band of mercenaries may have a vital role to play…
Terry PratchettRaising Steam his latest Discworld novel…
Felix GilmanThe Revolutions in an alternate Victorian London, a down on his luck young journalist becomes embroiled in a war between feuding magical societies…  Gilman’s work is always interesting.

Kim NewmanAn English Ghost Story um, yes, it is. Set in Somerset; a city family move to an old house the country…
Kim HarrisonThe Witch With No Name Rachel Morgen‘s final adventure! Number 13 in the series, I think.

Stephen BaxterProxima a first extra-solar colony is only the beginning!
Jack CampbellImperfect Sword the 3rd of his Lost Stars set, or the 13th of the over-arching Lost Fleet series
Christopher PriestThe Space Machine new edition of his 1976 3rd novel

Brian AldissThe Complete Short Stories: the 1950s nice looking volume of 860+ pages containing 58 stories. That’s almost 15 pages each!

Alex Dally MacFarlane (editor) – The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women 33 stories with only 2 of them more than 15 years old.
S. T. Joshi (editor) – The Madness of Cthulhu 16 stories in this anthology subtitled ‘stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft‘ All but two (by Clarke and Silverberg) are new.

in paperback:

Mercedes LackeyBastion the 5th in the Collegium Chronicles, set in Valdemar

art, etc:

Jim BurnsThe Art of JB: Hyperluminal beautiful hardcover retrospective
Dustin HarbinBehold! The Dinosaurs great panoramic poster book that extends to show a long procession of various dinosaurs, etc. from when they first appeared to when the comet struck!
Echo ChernikEcho a la Mode outsize volume of art reminiscent of La Belle Epoque, often with a close up of some detail on the  opposite panel
Echo ChernikEcho Recoil hardback with sketches and finished pieces, including some of her Shadowrun work
Chris McDonnellAdventure Time: The Art of OOO large full colour hardback, with art from all stages of production, from concept design to screen. With explanatory text
Rob Alexander, Finlay Cowan & Kevin WalkerThe Compendium of Fantasy Techniques advice and tips on all sorts of fantasy themes and characters, fully illustrated in colour & b&w. Not a h/c, but with stiff covers
3D Total PublishingDigital Painting Techniques volume 6 loads of art, with explanatory notes, etc.

Rich AbadzisLaika full colour graphic novel of the first dog in space!
Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels SteinkeThe Zoo Box strange events when the parents go out for the evening…
H. P. Lovecraft & I. N. I. Cullard  – The Case of Charles Dexter Ward the latest full colour adaptation from Self Made Hero publishers

magazines:

Hi-Fructose – issue #33
Galaxy’s Edge – issue #10, cover date September, with a new Draco’s Tavern short story by Larry Niven!

audio:

Doctor WhoMask of Tragedy Big Finish adventure #190, with Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Doctor WhoSigns and Wonders Big Finish adventure #191, with Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred

Dean KoontzOddkins Luke Daniels reads the long out of print illustrated children’s novel about a group of worried toys. 5 cds. The book was fun but that was back in 1988!

gift:

Terry PratchettMrs. Bradshaw’s Handbook hardback guide ‘to travelling upon the Ankh-Morpork & Sto Plains Hygenic Railway‘ With b&w illustrations
Jeff Vandermeer & Desirina BoskovichSteampunk Users Manual companion volume to his earlier The Steampunk Bible

 

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October 16, 2014 - Posted by | Transreal New Titles

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