Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Next Weekend!

Advance warning that I’ll be closed on Friday & Saturday the 12h & 13th of February.

Should be open as usual on the Thursday and the Monday.

February 5, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 6th February 2016

in hardcover:

Lois McMaster BujoldGentleman Jole and the Red Queen the latest (17th) Vorkosigan novel. Signed copies available!

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Tiger and the Wolf the 1st book in his new series, Echoes of the Fall. Maniye is key to her father’s plans to unite the tribes but she’s also an outcast…

Patricia A. McKillipKingfisher intriguing looking fantasy
Will McIntoshBurning Midnight strange, valuable, life-enhancing artifacts have appeared all over the world and Sully has been cheated out of his dues after finding one of the rarest. But then he and his friends find an even more valuable one… Very enjoyable YA novel

Yann MartelThe High Mountains of Portugal in 1904 a journal gives clues to an ancient artifact, which Tomas sets off to find. Two further sections relate the consequences of his trip, up to a century later…

Pamela Jackson & Jonathan Letham (editors) – The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick back in stock!

in large format:

Nisi Shawl & Bill Campbell (editors) – Stories for Chip anthology of fiction and essays in honour of Samuel R. Delany

in paperback:

Tanith LeeHunting the White Witch the 3rd part of Lee’s 1970s Birthgrave trilogy


Doctor WhoThe Waters of Amsterdam Big Finish full cast drama # 208, with Peter Davidson
Doctor WhoWave of Destruction Big Finish‘s Fourth Doctor adventure # 5.1, with Tom Baker & Lalla Ward


There should have been a little more, but there’s a box delayed in transit.

February 5, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 30th January 2016

in hardcover:

Brandon SandersonThe Bands of Mourning the latest in his epic Mistborn series

in large format:

Clark Ashton SmithThe Door to Saturn the 2nd in the Night Shade Books set of The Collected Fantasies. Classic stuff!

Lilith SaintcrowRoadside Magic the 2nd in her Gallow and Ragged urban fantasy series
Clay & Susan GriffithGeomancer the 4th part of their Vampire Earth series, featuring Gareth & Adele

in ‘B’ format:

Charlie Jane AndersAll the Birds in the Sky Patricia is a witch and her childhood friend is the inventor of the two-second time machine…  very well-reviewed and looks interesting.

Peter V. BrettThe Skull Throne the 4th in his series that began with The Painted Man (aka The Warded Man)
Helen LoweDaughter of Blood volume 3 of her Wall of Night series, which began with The Heir of Night and The Gathering of the Lost

Kervin HearnStaked the 8th in the adventures of the Iron Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan

Tom MoorhouseRiver Singers anthropomorphic water voles!

in paperback:

William DietzGraveyard the 3rd of the Mutant Files

Star TrekA Pocket Full of Lies the latest Voyager adventure, by Kirsten Beyer

art, etc:

Matt HughesGothic Art Nouveau: The Art of MH full colour, from SQP

Dean YeagleSketchbook #2 colour sketches from Comix Buro
Christian RossiSketchbook from Comix Buro
Lorenzo De FeliciSketchbook from Comix Buro

Jim Woodring & Charles BarnardFrank in the 3rd Dimension 27 3-D illustrations of Frank, with Pupshaw & Pushpaw, etc., with custom 3-D glasses!

Saverio Tenuta, Bruno Letizia & Carita LupattelliIzuna large, full colour graphic novel from Humanoids of a mythic-looking Japanese story. Reminiscent of Princess Mononoke, imho
Alexandro Jodorowsky, Zoran Janjetov & Fred BeltranThe Technopriests new reprint of the 400+ page saga. h/c from Humanoids
Sylviane Corgiat & Laura ZuccheriThe Swords of Glass softcover reprint from Humanoids

Sara VaronSweater Weather & other short stories quirky little comic strips. h/c


Hi-Fructose – volume # 38
Illustration – issue # 50 a J. C. Leyendecker special issue to mark the 50th edition

January 29, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e23rd January 2016

in large format:

Tricia SullivanOccupy Me  the Resistance works secretly to improve the world and their mysterious agent, Pearl, is on the trail of a murderer…
Robert Jackson BennettCity of Blades the sequel to City of Stairs

Tim AkersThe Pagan Night epic fantasy where the Church has almost stamped out the old, pagan ways… Book 1 of The Hallowed War

in ‘B’ format:

Paul McAuleySomething Coming Through aliens have granted access to fifteen other worlds but there are mysteries both on Earth and on the once-inhabited planets humans are migrating to…
Rob BuffordZero-G sequel to Tracer, both set on a giant, failing space habitat orbiting a ravaged Earth…

Tim PowersMedusa’s Web in an old mansion in Hollywood, cousins gather in the wake of their aunt’s untimely death…
Jo WaltonThe Philosopher Kings sequel to The Just City

Neil SpringThe Watchers MoD Room 800 want Robert to investigate the odd events at Broad Haven, but it’s where he grew up!

Stephen Hunt Foul Tides Turning the sequel to In Dark Service. Jacob & Carter discovered the truth but that only added to their problems! Interesting looking fantasy
Brian McClellanThe Autumn Republic the final volume of the Powder Mage trilogy. Epic flintlock fantasy! The earlier volumes were Promise of Blood & The Crimson Campaign

in paperback:

Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editors) – Shattered Shields new fantasy stories, involving battles and fighting! Good-looking line-up

January 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e16th January 2016

in hardback:

Michael CobleyAncestral Machines a stand-alone novel in his Humanity’s Fire universe

Harlan EllisonCan & Can’tankerous 10 previously uncollected short stories! Nice edition from Subterranean Press

large format:

Johanna Sinisalo – The Core of the Sun a near future Finnish dystopia from the author of Troll: A Love Story

Michael KurlandThe Whenabouts of Burr novel about alternate histories revolving around the founding of the USA and Aaron Burr’s involvement. Outline and beginning were co-written with Avram Davidson

Joshua Palmatier & Patricia Bray (editors) – Temporally out of Order quirky time travel stories about gadgets that go wrong… Looks fun!
Hank Davis (editor) – Worst Contact anthology of classic stories about when First Contact doesn’t go as peacefully as hoped!

in ‘B’ format:

Raymond FeistJimmy and the Crawler novella set in Krondor, and part of the over-reaching Magician/Midkemia series

Karen LordThe Galaxy Game the government has Rafi under observation, so he flees off-planet to escape and pursue his favourite game, which has major consequences…

Gail Z. Martin
Vendetta 2nd in the urban fantasy Deadly Curiosities series
Peter McLeanDrake professional hitman Don Drake owes a demon a favour but ends up with the Greek Furies hunting him…

Warhammer 40,000Flesh Tearers the latest Space Marine Battles omnibus; contains Flesh of Cretacia, Sons of Wrath & Trial by Blood, all by Andy Smillie.


Interzone – issue # 262  cover date Jan/Feb 2016 with fiction from Ian Sales, among others
Black Static – issue # 50 cover date Jan/Feb 2016 the usual mix of fiction, articles and reviews…

January 15, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 9th January 2016

And we’re back!

Happy New Year to you all.

In hardcover:

Eric Flint & Dennis Andrew1635: A Parcel of Rogues apparently the 20th novel in Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire alternate history series. The hunt is on for Oliver Cromwell; he may be in Scotland!

Robert ConroyStorm Front an unexpectedly fierce storm hits a small US town but it also shields some vicious escaped convicts…

Morgan LlywelynOnly the Stones Survive Irish prehistory involving the displacement of the Tuatha de Danann

in large format:

Seanan McGuireReflections the sequel to Indexing, which is, conveniently, also the name of her new series!

Brendan DuBoisDark Victory 10 years ago aliens came to conquer Earth and civilisation was almost destroyed. But the fight continues…
Jerry Pournelle & Roland GreenLord of Janissaries large omnibus volume containing Pournelle’s original 1979 novel with his & Green’s 2 sequels, Clan & Crown and Storms of Victory
Mike ResnickThe Prison in Antares sequel to The Fortress in Orion. The 2nd Dead Enders adventure
Mike KupariHer Brother’s Keeper black sheep of the family Catherine, now a space pirate, is summoned back home and enlisted in the search for her aristocratic brother, lost on a failed, lawless colony planet…

Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editor) – Mission: Tomorrow 19 new near future space exploration stories, set after NASA has been superseded by all sorts of players. McDevitt, Flynn, Silverberg and 16 more!

in ‘B’ format:

Megan E. O’KeefeSteal the Sky Detan the conman aims to steal an airship to escape when things get too hot for him, but a murderous face changer may change his plans…

Charles G. FinneyThe Circus of Dr. Lao the latest in Orion‘s Fantasy Masterworks series, first published in 1935
Vernor VingeA Fire Upon the Deep the latest SF Masterwork from Orion

in paperback:

Jim C. HinesUnbound the 3rd in his Magic Ex Libris series
Barb & J. C. HendeeFirst and Last Sorcerer the 10th book in their Noble Dead series
Daniel Jose OlderMidnight Taxi Tango the sequel to Half-Resurrection Blues and the 2nd in his Bone Street Rhumba series

art, etc:

PloogThe Art of Ploog loads of sketches and finished art covering his whole career. b&w and colour
R. B. WhitePoison mainly full colour but some b&w. Softcover

Juxtapoz – Wild h/c full of animal art, some rather strange, from a variety of artists

Ricardo DelgadoAge of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians collecting the 4 comics about the dinosaurs of N. E. Africa


Heavy Metal – # 278 lead story by Bilal


January 8, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Another Year Over

Happy New Year, everyone.

See you in 2016 with lots more exciting new books!

December 31, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 31st December 2015

in hardcover:

Star WarsThe Force Awakens the official novelisation by Alan Dean Foster. Includes an 8 page colour photo section

Lawrence M. SchoenBarsk: the Elephant’s Graveyard in the distant future, humans have died out but many worlds are inhabited by various Earth species which have been ‘uplifted’… The Fant are looked down on, but other species depend on their medical expertise…

in large format:

Greg Bear (editor) – Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 all about the awards, but mainly excerpts or complete works selected from this year’s winners and nominees
Jay LakeLast Plane to Heaven: the Final Collection short stories by the late author, who died earlier this year

in ‘B’ format:

Markus HeitzOneiros weird mystery as a plane crashes but police discover all the passengers & crew were already dead. But there’s actually one survivor…

in paperback:

Jean JohnsonThe V’Dan the 2nd in her First Salik War series, which began with The Terrans
John RingoStrands of Sorrow the 4th in his sea-based zombie apocalypse series, Black Tide Rising
Ben BovaMercury & Prometheans his 2005 novel, together with his 1986 short story collection

Marcus WynneThe Sword of Michael 1st in new urban fantasy series, the Depossessionist. Marius Winter’s closest allies in his fight against evil need rescued from Hell!

Star TrekAscendance  the latest Deep Space Nine novel, by David R. George III

art, etc:

Haynes Owners’ Workshop ManualInternational Space Station (1993 – 2011) apart from the gimmick of calling it an owners’ manual, this is an excellent h/c heavily illustrated history of the ISS


Doctor WhoYou are the Doctor the latest (# 207) Big Finish adventure, featuring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred


December 30, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 24th December 2015

A very slack week for new titles; I wonder why!?
Some of the titles listed won’t arrive until wednesday but there’s little point holding back posting this until then!

in hardcover:

Javier SierraThe Master of the Prado fictional account of a whirlwind tour the author is whisked away on by a mysterious stranger of the world famous Prado art gallery in Madrid, recounting the often strange tales and histories, known and unknown, contained within it’s most famous paintings. With full colour photos of the works involved.

in large format:

Charles E. GannonRaising Caine the 3rd in the Caine Riordan series that began with Fire With Fire and Trial by Fire

in ‘B’ format:

Stanislaw LemThe Star Diaries now issued as a Penguin Modern Classic, translated by Michael Kandel. A dozen strange voyages of the space traveller Ijon Tichy


James HamiltonArthur Rackham: A Life With Illustration. I usually only stock a thinner softcover of his art, but this h/c is also a biography, full of details and background information. Fascinating.
Jacques Lob & Phillipe DruilletLone Sloane Delirius the 2nd volume of his adventures. Full colour h/c from Titan Books

Saviero TenutaLegend of the Scarlet Blades new non-slipcased edition of the graphic novel samurai adventure from Humanoids (arriving on Wednesday)
Alejandro Jodorowsky & MoebiusThe Incal new printing of their classic (due on Wednesday)


Locus – # 659 (arriving on Wednesday)

December 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e12th December 2015

in hard cover:

Randall MunroeThing Explorer a follow-up to his What If book of serious answers to weird questions. From the XKCD comic strip creator. Big, and full of fun diagrams!

Stephen LeatherBlack Ops the latest Spider Shepherd thriller

in large format:

Jonathan CarrollBathing the Lion weird novel about the nature of time and reality
John DeChancieThe Pirates of Perilous the 9th Castle Perilous adventure and the 1st since Bride of the Castle back in 1994!

Paula Guran (editor) – Warrior Women 2 dozen stories, mainly fairly recent (well, all but 3 are this century!) about various types of female warriors, in backgrounds ranging from mythical to military sf
Aaron J French (editor) – The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft a dozen new stories featuring various Lovecraftian entities…

in ‘B’ format:

Cixin LiuThe Three-Body Problem the 2015 Hugo Award winner, translated into English by Ken Liu

Jerry YulsmanElleander Morning the latest Fantasy Masterwork from Orion. A novel about the perils of trying to kill Hitler by going back in time to 1913 when he still wanted to be an artist
Philip K. DickNick and the Glimmung softcover reprint of a great little YA novel; I should have had it a bit earlier but my supplier’s database had it misspelt

art, etc:

Piers BizonyThe Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Hardback crammed with concept art, photos, interviews, etc. relating to the iconic film. And it’s published in a ‘widescreen’ format so the 70mil stills are given justice with no guttering to spoil them

Alexandro Jodorowsky & Georges BessThe White Lama hardcover re-issue of the Tibetan based graphic novel


Illustrators – issue # 12 includes articles on Sydney Sime, Howard Chaykin and Denis Zilber


Pop! BooksCthulhu vinyl figures. Restock


December 12, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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