Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 28th November 2020

in hardcover:

Ernest ClineReady Player Two the sequel to Ready Player One!
R. F. Kuang The Burning God sequel to The Poppy War & The Dragon Republic. volume 3 of The Poppy War
Django WexlerAshes of the Sun volume 1 of his new series Burningblade & Silvereye Gyre seeks revenge on the secretive Twilight Order and to rescue his long lost sister. But she’s become a magic-wielding warrior for the Order!

in large format:

Matthew Medney & John ConnellyBeyond Kuiper attractive looking novel with colour illustrations throughout. Humanity reaches for the stars, and meets the Galactic Star Alliance!
Kimberley UngerNucleation a deep space ‘wormhole’engineering project, managed via quantum entanglement from Earth, may have become infested with alien life…

in ‘B’ format:

Mary Robinette KowalThe Relentless Moon 3rd book in her Lady Astronaut series, which began with The Calculating Stars
Ian DouglasStar Gods volume 9 of his Star Carrier series
Chuck WendigWanderers this escaped my attention during Lockdown…
R. F. Kuang The Dragon Republic sequel to The Poppy War. Volume 2 of The Poppy War

James BrogdenBone Harvest Dennie can’t convince anybody about the srrange new neighbours on the allotment next to her’s…

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Iver P. Cooper1636: The China Venture the latest volume of Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire alternate history series
C. J. Cherryh & Jane S. FancherAlliance Rising book 1 of the Hinder Stars, about the back-water space stations between Earth and Pell & Cyteen…
Kalayna PriceGrave War the 8th Alex Craft novel

Mercedes Lackey (editor) – Passages 19 new Valdemar stories from a wide range of authors

art, etc:

Rachel CurtisSmithsonian Dinosaurs Coloring Book b&w line drawings of all sorts of dinos!
3dtotal PublishingHow to be a Children’s Book Illustrator: A Guide to Visual Storytelling 8 top children’s illustrators contribute short stories suitable for different age groups to illustrate the advice and tips shown. Substantial hardcover, mainly full colour, with some b&w sketches, etc. Ages drawn for = 0 -8 y.o.

Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi The Forbidden Harbor b&w nautical adventure set in the early 19thC
Jean-Claude ForestBarbarella b&w softcover of some of her 1960s adventures, from Humanoids. Limited edition h/c also available
Dan Mazur Lunatic: A Wordless Story b&w h/c graphic novel about a young girl’s fascination with the Moon

Molly MercierHow to Alienate Friends & Avoid People: The Lazy Goth Method hardcover of 3 or 4 panel cartoons about the Goth lifestyle!
PS Artbook SofteeWeird Tales of Terror: Horrific full colour softcover collecting issues 4 – 8 (all from 1953) of Horrific
PS Artbook SofteePlanet Comics 2nd full colour softcover collecting issues 7 to 9 (from 1940) of this classic title


IllustrationIssue Number Seventy featuring Joe Bowler & Robert Kastel (who did lot more than just the classic Jaws poster art!)
Illustrators Issue Thirty a feature on Men’s Adventure Magazines with articles on several other artists, including Mort Kunstler & Norman Saunders (who did the Mars Attacks trading cards, and much more)
IllustratorsCrime Comics Special packed with art and info!
Illustrators The Art of John M. Burns with art from all sorts of comic genres, especially from the 60s & 70s

Locus – issue # 718 cover date November 2020
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