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Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 25th July 2015

in hardcover:

D. B. JacksonDead Man’s Reach the 4th of his Thieftaker Chronicles

Chris SebelaHigh Crimes hardback comic strip about murder and mystery on Mount Everest!

in large format:

Paul ParkAll those Vanished Engines alternate history in 3 sections, starting with an alternate American Civil War
Terry GoodkindThe First Confessor the latest Sword of Truth volume, set thousands of years before the events in Wizard’s First Rule!

Ryohgo NaritaDurarara!! weird, somewhat surreal novel set in Tokyo. Translated from Japanese by Suzuhito Yasuda

Darran AndersonImaginary Cities big non-fiction book taking a wide-ranging look at cities, both real and imagined,  and how we see and use them.

in ‘B’ format:

Tim LebbonThe Hunt non-stop thriller!
Edward Cox – The Relic Guild Clara lives in a vast decaying city at the heart of a massive maze; she falls in with the remnants of a secret magical guild sworn to protect it…
Edgar CanteroThe Supernatural Enhancements following a possible suicide, two strangers arrive in Virginia to claim their unexpected inheritance: a big old gothic mansion! Includes sections written as letters, transcripts, adverts, etc.

in paperback:

Mary WolfmanBatman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization movie tie-in for the forthcoming film

art, etc:

Luis Royo & Romulo RoyoApocalypse part 1 of Malefic Time. Very heavily illustrated story in hardcover

Elias ChatzoudisFairy Tales by Elias softcover from SQP with a b&w sketch on one page, facing a full colour final image opposite
Sandra Chang-AdairSteampunk Rising: The Art of SC-H full colour softcover from SQP. Not particularly ‘steampunk’ though

magazines:

Hi-Fructose – issue # 36

Islandissue one 3 lengthy sections of new work by comic artists Brandon Graham, Emma Rios & Ludroe. From Image Comics. Looks interesting

July 24, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 18th July 2015

in hardcover:

Joe AbercrombieHalf a War the 3rd in his Shattered Sea series, which started with Half a King and Half a World
Ernest ClineArmada the h/c edition; I got the soft cover in last week… minor hiccup in the deliverys! His previous book was Ready Player One!

Harry TurtledoveBombs Away part 1 of his new alternate history series The Hot War about the Korean War going nuclear
Carolyn Ives GilmanDark Orbit a possible 21st inhabitable planet has been discovered but it’s a very strange place and turns out to be already inhabited…

Max GladstoneLast First Snow the 4th in his Craft sequence, which began with Three Parts Dead

in large format:

Stina LeichtCold Iron the 1st in The Malorum Gates epic fantasy series
Alex LambRoboteer the humans who have adapted themselves for living in space are regarded as heretics by the masses of Earth and must be destroyed!
Stephen PalmerBeautiful Intelligence two different teams are racing to try to create the first true AI, using radically differing approaches…

Lilith SaintcrowThe Quill and the Crow 44 essays on various aspects of writing fiction…

in ‘B’ format:

Robin Hobb Fool’s Assassin book 1 of Fitz and the Fool; the 14th novel overall in her Six Dutchies background

Wesley ChuTime Salvager in a ruined Earth, James makes his living by going back in time to gather scarce resources but he mustn’t alter the timeline…
Eric Brown & Una McCormackThe Baba Yaga the 3rd volume set in Brown’s Weirdspace, following The Devil’s Nebula and Satan’s Reach

art, etc:

Harlan Ellison & Jack YerkaMind Fields hardcover album of Yerka’s surreal art, each with a short story by Ellison to illustrate it. Not stocked this for years!

magazines:

Interzone – #259
Black Static – #47

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th July 2015

in hardcover:

Kim Stanley RobinsonAurora Earth’s first generation starship is finally approaching it’s destination after, well, generations in transit…

Django WexlerThe Price of Valour the 3rd in his ‘black powder’ Shadow Campaigns fantasy series that began with The Thousand Names
Eric Flint & Walter H. HuntThe Cardinal Virtues the latest novel in Flint’s 1632/1636/Ring of Fire setting
Wesley Chu – Time Salvager Mankind is slowly dying in the outer reaches of the Solar System but going back in time and changing history may help…

in large format:

Ernest ClineArmada a very late arrival, having been mis-delivered earlier.  New novel from the author of Ready Player One.

Neal Asher – The Engineer Reconditioned 10 short stories, including some set in his Polity background
Esther Friesner & John Helfers (editors) – Chicks and Balances another 20+ stories in this latest in the Chicks ‘n’ Chainmail anthology series…

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Year’s best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection the best from 2014

in ‘B’ format:

Ben AaronovitchFoxglove Summer the 5th in his Peter Grant series, which began with Rivers of London

Edan Lepucki – California a couple try to survive the collapse of civilisation deep in the woods…
James P. HoganPrisoners of Tomorrow omnibus edition containing Endgame Enigma (1987) and Voyage from Yesteryear (1982). 830 pages between them
Samuel R. DelanyA, B, C: Three Short Novels containing The Jewels of Aptor, The Ballad of Beta-2 and They Fly at Ciron

in paperback:

David B. CoeSpell Blind the first of The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, about a weremyste – someone with magical abilities but who also goes crazy at the full moon!
Devon MonkCold Copper the 3rd of The Age of Steam novels…
J. Kathleen CheneyThe Seat of Magic the 2nd book set in The Golden City; Oriana has been banished from the Golden City but police consultant Duilio fears that returning to her home may be more dangerous than staying…
Marchall Ryan MarescaA Murder of Mages the start of a companion series to The Thorn of Dentonhill, also set in the city of Maradaine. This set features a pair of detectives fighting crime in the bustling port…
Joshua PalmatierShattering the Ley the Baron ultimately controls the magical ley lines that sustain Erenthrall and it’s trade but a young Wielder discovers the truth behind the magic…

James AbelWhite Plague a nuclear submarine is on fire in the high Arctic and a rescue mission is sent, but discover it has a deadly plague on board!

Alex ArcherBeneath Still Waters the 46th Rogue Angel adventure
James AxlerIron Rage the latest Deathlands adventure

art, etc:

Brian Switek & Julius Csotonyi (illustrator) – Prehistoric Predtors big, colourful hardcover all about the various predators in each major era, with text by a top dinosaur expert

Makoto ShinkaiA Sky Longing for Memories subtitled The Art of MS but it’s actually various artists in his ‘stable’ of artists

Clint LangleyThe Best of CL mainly full-colour hardcover highlighting his work, by Dark Dragon Books Art Collection
Mike RateraThe Best of MR full-colour hardcover highlighting his work, by Dark Dragon Books Art Collection
Paul RanaudThe Best of PR full-colour hardcover highlighting his work, by Dark Dragon Books Art Collection
Vincenzo CuccaThe Best of VC full-colour hardcover highlighting his work, by Dark Dragon Books Art Collection. Some b&w images

3DTotal PublishingSketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi featuring dozens of artists and their work

Hugo Pratt – Beyond the Windy Isles volume 2 of the collected Corto Maltese, from EuroComics
Gris Grimley – Frankenstein heavily-illustrated softcover with the story ‘assembled from the original text’ by Mary Shelley
Eric Shanower & Gabriel RodriquezLittle Nemo: Return to Slumberland full-colour hardback collecting the recent comic mini-series. Good fun, and faithful to the original stories by Winsor McCay
Stephen CoughlinSanctury: Fresh Meat b&w graphic novel set in a remote game reserve where the animals seem smarter than the scientists observing them…

magazines:

Illustration – issue #48 with a big lead article on Rolf Armstrong
Heavy Metal – #275 a ‘cyberpunk meets magic realism’ special

audio:

Doctor WhoThe Secret History Big Finish audio adventure number 200! With Peter Davidson
Doctor WhoThe Cloisters of Terror Fourth Doctor adventure # 4.6 from Big Finish, featuring Tom Baker & Louise Jameson

gift/collectable:

Pop! BooksCthulhu glow-in-the-dark vinyl figure
Pop! BooksCthulhu vinyl figure back in stock

July 10, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th July 2015

In hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Annihilation Score the 6th of his Laundry Files. Signed copies available

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterThe Long Utopia the 4th in their multiple worlds collaborative series. I understand this concludes the series.

Scarlett ThomasThe Seed Collectors great aunt Oleander has left members of her family mysterious seed pods…
M. K. HumeThe Blood of Kings book 1 of Tintagel. Battle and intrigue in the last years of the Roman control of Britain…

China MievilleThree Moments of an Explosion 28 short stories

in large format:

Michel FaberThe Book of Strange New Things far-distant natives are keen to learn from a visitor’s book…
Christopher GoldenTin Men Danny Kelso operates a military robot in Syria using advanced VR, but things go wrong…

in ‘B’ format:

Bennett R. ColesVirtues of War Lt. Emmes is assigned to a mission sent to investigate arms smuggling between distant Terran colonies…
Mike BrooksDark Run the Keiko & it’s crew are smugglers & mercenaries for hire, Then they agree to do a run to Old Earth…
Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. MartinIron & Blood industrial sabotage and treasure hunting in a new steampunk adventure series. The 1st Jake Desmet novel.

Brandon SandersonThe Way of Kings The Stormlight Archive volume 1
Mark Charan NewtonRetribution the sequel to Drakenfeld
Pierre PavelThe Knight the story of Lord Askarian, seen as either a hero or a traitor…
Samantha ShannonThe Mime Order sequel to The Bone Season, about a dreamwalker in an alternate London…
Tanith LeeFrom a High Tower the 10th in her Elemental Masters series…

Jo WaltonThe Just City life in a Classical Utopia…
Anna CaltabianoThe Seventh Miss Hatfield Cynthia is slipped an immortality potion by her elderly next door neighbour…
Stephen BywaterNight of the Damned horror on a rubber plantation in the Amazon jungle in 1935

Mal PeetThe Murdstone Trilogy a fading ‘literary’ author is persuaded to write a fantasy trilogy to make ends meet. But he despises the genre… I enjoyed the hardcover a lot! (It isn’t actually a trilogy, or part of a trilogy. It’s just the title!)

Malcolm C. Lyons (translator) – Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange new translations of 18  Arab stories subtitled ‘A Medieval Arab Fantasy Collection‘, from Penguin Classics

Doctor WhoEngines of War set during the Great Time War, featuring John Hurt‘s War Doctor. By George Mann

Star WarsTarkin new adventure by James Luceno

Warhammer 40,000Valedor the latest adventure by Guy Haley
Warhammer 40,000Fall of Macharius part 3 of The Macharian Crusade, by William King

in paperback:

S. K. DunstallLinesman only Linesmen can navigate ships through space, then an alien vessel is discovered which may change everything!
Eric Flint & Charles E. GannonCommander Cantrell in the West Indies the latest book in Flint’s 1632/1636/Ring of Fire background
John RingoIslands of Rage and Hope the 3rd in his ocean-based post-apocalyptic series…
Tom KratmanThe Rods and the Axe sequel to Come and Take Them

Ben BovaNew Frontiers short story collection

Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildBlue Labyrinth their 14th collaboration to feature Agent Pendergast
Mercedes Lackey
& James MalloryThe House of the Four Winds 1st in their new fantasy series, One Dozen Daughters
Clay & Susan GriffithThe Undying Legion volume 2 of Crown & Key, following on from The Shadow Revolution

Star Trek: DS9Sacraments of Fire the latest adventure by David R. George III

magazines:

Shoreline of Infinity – issue #1 of Scotland’s newest SF magazine!

July 3, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th June 2015

in hardcover:

Cixen LiuThe Three-Body Problem translated from Chinese by Ken Liu. Much praised sf novel
Ed GreenwoodThe Iron Assassin steampunk alternate history where the Hanovers quickly lost the British Crown to another minor dynasty, and an inventor hopes his clockwork zombie will be a suitable guard for the Prince Regent…

in large format:

Kay ElliottRich Man’s War sequel to the recent Poor Man’s Fight. Tanner thought he now had a cushy posting, but is recalled to the front lines…

Lilith SaintcrowTrailer Park Fae part 1 of Gallow and Ragged, her new series about a half-human construction worker and one of the Winter Queen’s servants!

in ‘B’ format:

John BirminghamAscendance the 3rd volume in his Dave vs the Monsters series
Terry GoodkindThe Law of Nines

in paperback:

Tracy & Laura HickmanUnwept book 1 of Nightbirds. Ellis wakes up with no memories but in the little town she’s in, everyone seems to know her…
David L. GolemonOverlord the 9th of his Event Group thrillers
Dari & Eytan KollinThe Unincorporated Man (revised) re-issue of the 1st in the series about a man who wakes up in the far future and finds he is the only person not existing as an individual corporation owned by a slew of shareholders!

Alex ArcherDay of Atonement the 54th Rogue Angel adventure!

art, etc:

Manuel Bichebots, Didier Poli & Guilio ZeloniChild of the Storm 250 page fantasy hardcover graphic novel from Humanoids
Luis RoyoWild Sketches #2 and # 3 now back in stock. # 1 came in a couple of weeks ago

magazines:

Locus – June cover date, issue # 653
Heavy MetalHoax Hunters # 4 latest issue of the comic
Sketch – issue # 45 featuring an interview with Frank Cho

audio:

Philip K. DickNick and the Glimmung his children’s story, read by Nick Podehl
Dimension X volume 1 set of 6 cds with a dozen half hour long radio adaptations of classic sf stories, first broadcast in the early 50s

calendars:

Zenescope – 2016 Wall calendar

June 26, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 20th June 2015

in large format:

Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (editors) – Sisters of the Revolution anthology of 29 stories from the past 50 years or so. Subtitled ‘A feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology‘. Includes LeGuin, Carter, Lee, Sargent, Tiptree, Russ, etc…

Paula Guran (editor) – Time Travel: Recent Trips reprints, mainly from the last 10 years of some great time travel stories from top authors.

in ‘B’ format:

Joe AbercrombieHalf the World the sequel to Half a King
Django WexlerThe Shadow Throne 2nd part of his black powder fantasy series, The Shadow Campaign
K. M. McKinleyThe Iron Ship epic fantasy on a world with gigantic tides which sweep low-lying area clear at specific conjunctions of it’s orbiting companions.

A. Bertram ChandlerGateway to Never the 6th (and final) omnibus of his John Grimes Saga stories. Includes 3 short novels: the title novel, The Dark Dimensions and The Way Back, together with half a dozen short stories and a brief memoir by Chandler at the end.

Hannu RajaniemiThe Causal Angel the final part of his trilogy that began with The Quantum Thief and The Fractal Prince.

June 19, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

V. E. Schwab – signed books

Big thanks to her for signing books for me, especially A Darker Shade of Magic.

She’s now relocating back to the States and I obviously won’t be able to supply personalised copies of her books.
I do, though, still have some signed copies of ADSOM (including in hardcover), Vicious, The Archived and The Unbound.

June 13, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 13th June 2015

In hardcover:

Terry BrooksThe Darkling Child the 2nd in The Defenders of Shannara sub-series of Shannara novels, and the sequel to The High Druid’s Blade
Adrian TchaikovskyChildren of Time humans flee Earth aiming for a new home on a planet terraformed long ago but never settled. But they discover it’s now occupied…
Adrian TchaikovskyGuns of the Dawn missed this release earlier in the year from the author of The Shadows of the Apt series. Single volume fantasy.

in ‘B’ format:

Alastair ReynoldsSlow Bullets the War seems to be over, but one soldier, left for dead, awakens aboard a transport with a faulty computer…

James BlaylockBeneath London the latest Langdon St. Ives steampunk adventure!
Karen MillerThe Falcon Throne volume 1 of her new epic fantasy series, The Tarnished Crown
Daniel AbrahamThe Widow’s House the 4th in his The Dagger and the Crown series

Lucius Shepard Life During Wartime his classic from 1987, now issued as an SF Masterwork by Orion art, etc:
Robert HoldstockLavondyss sequel to Mythago Wood; the latest in Orion‘s Fantasy Masterworks series

art, etc:

Eliott LillyThe Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games illustrated soft cover
Kurt Busiek & Mario AlbertiRedhand: Twilight of the Gods epic fantasy graphic novel from Humanoids. Slipcased
Sydney PaduaThe Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage b&w graphic novel featuring the two famous Victorian computing forerunners
T Edward Bak – Island of Memory graphic novel about the famous explorer/scientist Georg Wilhelm Steller and his expedition to Kamchatka!

Luis RoyoWild Sketches vol 1 back in stock. The other 2 volumes should be back in soon as well…

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

Signed Copies of Annhilation Score by Charles Stross

Once again, I’ll be able to provide signed and personalised copies of Charlie’s new Laundry Files book, which comes out in the UK on 2nd July 2015.
Plain signature, or with date, location (Edinburgh), brief dedication, etc. as requested. No first lines though.

Cost for the UK edition will be £16.99 plus £2.80 postage within the UK = £19 79 in total.

Copies to the rest of Europe (inc. Eire) will be £16.99 + £6.85 = £23.84
Most of the rest of the world (inc USA & Canada) will be £16.99 + £10.30 = £27.29
Australia/New Zealand will be £16.99 + £11.15 = £28.14

Previous customers should have received an e-mail already; if not, get in touch at enquiries@transreal.co.uk
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NOBODY DOES IT BETTER …Dr Mo O’Brien is an intelligence agent at the top secret government agency known as ‘the Laundry’. When occult powers threaten the realm, they’ll be there to clean up the mess and deal with the witnesses. But the Laundry is recovering from a devastating attack and when average citizens all over the country start to develop supernatural powers, the police are called in to help.

Mo is appointed as official police liaison, but in between dealing with police bureaucracy, superpowered members of the public and disgruntled politicians, Mo discovers to her horror that she can no longer rely on her marriage, nor on the weapon that has been at her side for eight years of undercover work, the possessed violin known as ‘Lecter’. If this wasn’t bad enough, a mysterious figure known as Dr Freudstein is committing heists and sending increasingly threatening messages to the police. Who is Freudstein and what is he planning?
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June 9, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

New Titles – w/e 6th June 2015

In hardcover:

James S. A. CoreyNemesis Games the 5th in the epic Expanse space opera series. As ever more colonists stream out to the new planets, the old Solar System political balance buckles
Chris BeckettMother of Eden sequel to Dark Eden

Mercedes LackeyFrom a High Tower the 10th Elemental Masters volume
Simon R. GreenFrom a Drood to a Kill  the 10th Secret Histories book
Sabaa TahirAn Ember in the Ashes Laia’s brother has been captured and she must join the resistance to try to rescue him from the Masks, the Empire’s elite soldiers.
Kirsty LoganThe Gracekeepers North and her bear live on a circus boat, touring the scattered islands of a flooded Earth. She meets Callinish on a remote islet, who tends the graves of those lost at sea…

Robert Conroy1882: Custer in Chains after his celebrated victory over Sitting Bull, Custer becomes President and is soon looking for more glory in war
Robert McCammonThe Border Earth has been the battleground between two different alien species. T hings are very different now…

S. M. Stirling (editor) – The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth 16 new stories set in his Emberverse background by a wide range of authors, including Turtledove, Birmingham and Lindskold

in large format:

Jon SprunkStorm and Steel volume 2 of fantasy series The Black Earth. V1 came in last month
Stefan SpjutStallo Swedish supernatural thriller; a mother claims her child was abducted by a giant, a photographer sees a bear being ridden by a strange figure… Translated by Susan Beard
Kay Elliott
Poor Man’s Fight Tanner is deep in debt and he’s barely left school; joining the space navy seems the only solution…

David Afsharirad (editor) – The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera anthology of 15 stories from 2014; published by Baen
Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois (editors) – Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson‘s Worlds 16 stories from top authors, each with an afterward by them about Poul and his fiction
Steven UtleyGhost Seas his 1st short story collection

in ‘B’ format:

Markus HeitzDevastating Hate book 2 in his Legends of the Alfar fantasy series and the sequel to Righteous Fury. Translated from German by Sheelagh Alabaster
Lev A C RosenDepth Simone is a PI in a future, flooded New York where people live in tower blocks sticking out of the water…

James S. A. CoreyCibola Burn Expanse #4 should have listed this earlier!

in paperback:

Simor R. GreenProperty of A Lady Faire the 9th in his Secret Histories series
Mercedes LackeyBlood Red the latest Elemental Masters paperback
Clay & Susan GriffithThe Shadow Revolution part 1 of Crown & Key. Werewolves in Victorian Lundon!

James RollinsThe 6th Extinction the 9th outing for the Sigma Force!

Tanith LeeThe Birthgrave a week after her death and 40 years after it first appeared,a re-issue of the fantasy novel that started her career…

Ryk E. SpoorPhoenix Rising restocked after a break, following the receipt of sequel Phoenix in Shadow.  The foretold Chaos War is looming and Kyri, last of her family, must journey across the world…

art, etc:

Manuel Auad (editor) – Al Parker; Illustrator: Innovator big heavily illustrated biography of the mid-century magazine illustrator
Sean Andrew Murray – Sketchbook Collection volume 1 b&w softcover

Sam GartonOtter in Space a 2nd volume of Otter’s adventures with Teddy and Giraffe as Otter again has ‘THE BEST IDEA EVER!’ (Despite it not involving toast!)

Plumeri & BlozDinosaurs: In the Beginning h/c comic full of short strips about dinosaurs
Plumeri & BlozDinosaurs: Bite of the Albertosaurus children’s h/c comic
Plumeri & BlozDinosaurs: Jurassic Smarts full colour h/c comic

magazines:

Galaxy’s Edge – #14, May cover date. Heinlein special issue
Juxtapoz – July cover date
Illustrators – Issue ten lead article is on William Stout. Also a big Cynthia Sheppard piece.

June 5, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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