Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Quantum of Nightmares – Charles Stross

It’s not been very long since Invisible Sun, but it’s alrerady that time again!

Charlie’s latest Laundry/New Management novel will be published in early January 2022
The UK edition will be a £18.99 hardcover, published by Orbit.
Postage within the UK will be an additional £3.20

Let me know how you’d like your copy/ies signed and I’ll send a Square Invoice (or a Paypal Invoice if you ask) confirming the details and asking for yours! Copies will be signed in person as usual; it won’t be a signed bookplate.
This assumes we’re not in Lockdown again but whatever COVID restrictions in force in Scotland at the time will apply.

Options include having it dated, the location added, or a brief greeting, etc. No first lines though. I always convey your requests for what you’d like, but ultimately it’s Charlie signing the books and he likes to keep it short!

Hope to hear from you – emails to are the most efficient way to contact me. Please note also that the shop is having essential repairs done in early/mid January which involves considerable upheaval although I hope sending the signed books out won’t be delayed.


It’s a brave new Britain under the New Management. The Prime Minister is an eldritch god of unimaginable power. Crime is plummeting as almost every offense is punishable by death.

And everywhere you look, there are people with strange powers, some of which they can control, and some, not so much. Hyperorganised and formidable, Eve Starkey defeated her boss, the louche magical adept and billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge, in a supernatural duel to the death. Now she’s in charge of the Bigge Corporation, just in time to discover the lethal trap Rupert set for her long ago .

. . Wendy Deere is investigating unauthorized supernatural shenanigans.

She swore to herself she wouldn’t again get entangled with Eve Starkey’s bohemian brother Imp and his crew of transhuman misfits. Yeah, right. Mary Macandless has powers of her own.

Right now she’s pretending to be a nanny in order to kidnap the children of a pair of famous, Government-authorized adepts. These children have powers of their own, and Mary Macandless is in way over her head. All of these stories will come together, with world-bending results…

‘For all of Stross’s genuine ability to spook and dismay, The Laundry Files are some of the most tremendously humane books I’ve ever read’ Tamsyn Muir, author of Gideon the Ninth

December 29, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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