Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 14th March 2020

in hardcover:

Ken LuiThe Hidden Girl and Other Stories collection of 19 stories from the past 9 years
Matt Ruff88 Names John is an online ‘sherpa’, helping rich, but not very good, players around various VR games, but he begins to suspect that his customers are actually powerful politicians playing their own wars against each other…

in large format:

Roger TaylorTravellers fleeing refugees find a planet they could take over, but that will mean defeating the indiginous population…

in ‘B’ format:

Evan WinterThe Rage of Dragons  Tau would rather seek revenge than help save his people…
Patrick EdwardsEcho Cycle in 2070 Winston appears to have been sleeping rough for  years, but had actually time-slipped back to Roman days…

Zoran ZivkovikImpossible Encounters six short fantastical stories, translated from Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic. I enjoyed his collection 12 Collections & a Teashop several years ago.
Zoran ZivkovikThe Library six short fantastical stories, translated from Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic. Excellent, strange stuff!

Marie Brennan New Worlds: Year One – subtitled ‘A Writer’s Guide to the Art of Worldbuilding‘ and consists of 50+ short chapters, each with common sense info & suggestions about a specific aspect of worldbuilding, from Folk Magic or The Etiquette of Names to the Structure of Marriage, Where Does the Food Come From? etc.
Marie BrennanNew Worlds: Year Two another 50+ chapters of good sense about Codes of Honor, Taboos, Clothing and Status, Armor, etc. Aimed at fantasy world creators, but much of the info would be adaptable for sf scenarios…

in paperback:

art, etc:

Shaun TanThe Bird King: An Artist’s Sketchbook should have had it a bit sooner, but never mind! Hardcover with hundreds of sketches, both colour and b&w
Lightbox Film CenterDreamdance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller great hardcover with 7 illustrated essays about aspects of Emsh’s life and career, from his earliest drawings through to his experimental films. Includes dozens of his sf&f magazine covers. Contribuors include his daughter Susan Emshwiller and Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy!)

Austin BriggsAB: The Consummate Illustrator hardcover with classic pulp & hardboiled crime magazine art, etc

Hugo PrattBallad of the Salty Sea the latest volume of the complete Corto Maltese; winner of the first Best Graphic Novel award at Angouleme in 1976 and set in the South Pacific in 1913


Heavy Metalissue # 298 a ‘Furthest Reaches Special‘ issue
Cirsova – issue # 3: Spring 2020
modern pulp science fantasy, with 2 novellas and half a dozen short stories…


March 13, 2020 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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