Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 31st October 2020

in hardcover:

Charles StrossDead Lies Dreaming his latest Laundry Files novel. A limited number of signed copies are currently available. More in due course though!
Andrzej SapkowskiThe Tower of Fools part 1 of a new fantasy series from the author of the Witcher series. Translated from Polish by David French
David GerroldHella adventure on a distant colony planet, where everything from the dinosaurs to the trees are ‘hella’ big!
Kate ElliottUnconquerable Sun part 1 of The Star Chronicles trilogy. Epic space opera
Peter F. HamiltonThe Saints of Salvation Lost 3rd in his Salvation series. Signed copies available! (limited supply)
Peter F. HamiltonSalvation Lost volume 2, the sequel to Salvation. Already out in paperback, but signed copies also available! (limited supply)

Terry BrooksThe Last Druid the final part of The Fall of Shannara quartet, and indeed, the capstone of the entire 32 book epic! It’s finished! Feels like I’ve been selling it all my life! Actually, not quite true; I started selling books p/t a couple of years before The Sword of Shannara came out!

James LovegroveSherlock Holmes & the Beast of the Stapletons set 5 years after The Hound of the Baskervilles… The latest of the New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

in large format:

Jennifer RobersonLife and Limb Gabe is a biker, summoned by family to a cowboy bar in Arizona to meet the stranger he’ll bond with to fight against evil… Blood & Bone volume 1

Susan PalwickThe Necessary Beggar first published back in 2005, and following the story of some newcomers to America in the future, which appears worryingly prescient now… A Tor Essentials title
Michael BishopThe City and the Cygnets revised omnibus edition of the 1977 novel A Little Knowledge and the companion collection Catacomb Years.
David CraigLord of the Hunt sequel to Resurrection Men and Sooty Feathers # 2

Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Twelve 22 short stories, together with an annual summary by the editor & a list of honorable mentions, etc.

Mike AshleyYesterday’s Tomorrows from British Library Publishing, subtitled The Story of Classic British Science Fiction in 100 Books. With 16 pages of colour plates of covers. So many books I know so little about! Actually, I seem to have read around a quarter of them as the list comes up to the mis-1960s.

in ‘B’ format:

Laura LamGoldilocks the 1st all-female interstellar space mission! Signed copies available from 30th October!

Melinda M. Snodgrass with George R. R.Martin (editors) – Three Kings the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel.Apart from MMS, the main contributer appears to be Peter Newman

Fred Hoyle & John ElliotThe Andromeda Anthology the latest in Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks series, containing A for Andromeda & Andromeda Breakthrough, both from the early 1960s

in paperback:

Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildOld Bones part 1 in the new Nora Kelly series featuring their characters museum curator Nora Kelly & Junior FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.
Wil McCarthy Antediluvian novel in 4 main sections, with a linking present-day plot, about major events in pre-history. I thought the h/c was very interesting

Jerry PournelleThe Best of Jerry Pournelle 16 stories, some co-written, together with several articles by JP, or about his fiction. 750pp

art, etc:

Lucio ParrilloThe Dynamite Art of LP hardcover full of his art, somewhat reminiscent of Frank Frazetta
Jim Henson‘s The Dark CrystalAge of Resistance: The Ballad of Hup & Barfinnious full colour hardcover graphic novel
Jim Henson‘s The Dark CrystalBestiary hardback with art by Iris Compiet and subtitled The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra. With a Forward by Brian & Wendy Froud, whose art Iris’s resembles

Alexandro Jodorowsky & Jerry FrissenThe Metabarons: Second Cycle another 340 full colour pages of art continuing the story, plus some additional sketches, etc. at the back. Art by Valentin Sicher & Niko Henrichon
Captain ArtiglioGun Land full colour sci-fi western, with dinosaurs for steeds and alien outlaws! Looks great fun!
Jeffrey Alan LoveNotes From the Shadowed City stylish, and fairly minimalist, b&w graphic novel about a student researching enchanted swords…
Christian Staebler & Sonja PaoliniRedbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band softcover with art by Thibault Balahy

PS Artbooks SofteePlanet Comics vol 2 full colour softcover collecting issues 4, 5 & 6 of Planet Comics, from 1940
PS Artbooks SofteeFantastic Tales vol 2 collecting Strange Mysteries issues 9 – 12 (1958 – 1964) with Strange Worlds (1958)
PS Artbooks SofteeWeird Tales of the Future vol 2 collecting 5 issues of Weird
PS Artbooks PresentsIt Rhymes With Lust b&w ‘picture novel from Matt Baker

Calendars, etc:

Fantastic Fractal Shapes18-Month Calendar 2021. Subtitled Wild Colors, Patterns and Shapes


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