Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 25th February 2017

in large format:

Jen WilliamsThe Ninth Rain the 1st in her new Winnowing Plain series, from the author of the Copper Cat Trilogy.

in ‘B’ format:

V. E. SchwabA Conjuring of Light the 3rd in her A Darker Shade of Magic (ADSOM) trilogy…
Mark LawrenceThe Wheel of Osheim the 3rd in the Red Queen’s War series
Stella GemmellThe Immortal Throne sequel to The City
Jon SkovronBane and Shadow 2nd volume of the Empire of Storms; sea-based, swashbuckling fantasy!

Meg EllisonThe Book of Etta sequel to The Unnamed Midwife; in a desolate future Etta fights to salvage relics of the past…
Nnedi OkeraforBinti: Homecoming novella set a year after the events of the original Binti
Darrell PittA Toaster on Mars humourous novel set in the early 26th C

Jessie GreengrassAn Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It literary short story collection,  with various historical & sf&f themes

Warhammer: The Horus HeresyWar Without End 21 short stories, edited by Laura Goulding


Locus – issue # 673, with the 2016 annual round up and a feature on Alastair Reynolds

February 24, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e February 18th

in hardcover:

China MievilleThe Last Days of New Paris short, very strange alternate history novel!

in large format:

Allen Steele Arkwright what if the ‘big three’ of Asimov, Clarke & Heinlein had been the ‘big four’ including Nathan Arkwright!? And what his endowment of a Foundation achieved…
Tom TonerThe Weight of the World sequel to The Promise of the Child and part 2 of The Amaranthine Spectrum. Epic space opera
Yahtzee CroshawWill Save the Galaxy for Food with the advent of quantum teleportation, heroic space pilots just aren’t needed anymore…

in ‘B’ format:

China MievilleThis Census-Taker novella

Ian IrvineThe Summon Stone part 1 of a new series called The Gates of Good and Evil, set in the lands of his Three Worlds Cycle
Col BuchananFierce Gods the 4th of his Farlander books

in paperback:

Charlaine HarrisNight Shift the 3rd of her books set in the not-so-sleepy township of Midnight, Texas

Resident Evil   – The Final Chapter: Evil Comes Home novelisation of the new film, by Tim Waggoner

art, etc:

ChabouteHerman Melville‘s Moby Dick beautiful b&w graphic adaptation of the famous novel
Gualdoni Gualdoni, Gabriele Clima & Matteo PlanaThe Ring of the Seven Worlds softcover from Humanoids. After 300 years, the gate to the 7th of the 7 inhabited worlds re-opens…
Pierre Warem & Antoine AubinSnow Day b&w graphic novel about the perils of winter! From Humanoids
Peter RicqOnce Our Land softcover collecting both issues of the  comic. Chthonic invasion in mid-19C Germany…

Sandra Chang-AdairSteampunk Rising: The Art of SC-A the latest from SQP, in full colour


Locus – issue 673, February cover date, with the year in review and an Alastair Reynolds interview

February 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th February 2017

in hardcover:

Wen SpencerThe Black Wolves of Boston 4 very different people, with differing powers, must co-operate to defeat a coven of evil witches…
Graham MastertonDead Girls Dancing the latest Katie Maguire investigation…

in large format:

Meg ElisonThe Book of the Unnamed Midwife  a post-apocalyptic world where the strong rule and the rest hide
Steve Rasnic TemUbo Daniel is held captive in a land ruled by giant cockroaches…
Kim HarrisonThe Turn prequel to her Hollows series, which featured Rachel Morgan

Sharon Lee & Steve MillerA Liaden Universe Constellation volume 3 a dozen short stories set in their Liaden Universe

Clark Ashton SmithThe Mage of the Enchanter the 4th volume of The Collected Fantasies
Clark Ashton SmithThe Last Hieroglyph the 4th & final volume of The Collected Fantasies

Richard A.LupoffWhere Memory Hides: A Writer’s Life interesting looking book about his life and writing career. Apologies for saying it was by Andrew J. Offutt in conversation! His memoirs would be interesting too, though!

in ‘B’ format:

Kameron HurleyThe Stars Are Legion a huge, aging, feuding fleet of spaceships desperately needs a leader…

Eric Scott Fischl Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show a disgraced Civil War surgeon travels the Pacific North West touting a magical elixir…
Sam SykesThe Mortal Tally sequel to The City Stained Red and part 2 of Bring Down Heaven
Anne LyleThe Merchant of Dreams sequel to The Alchemist of Souls and part 2 of Night’s Masque
Maria V. SnyderDawn Study the latest of her Chronicles of Ixia

Ezekiel Boone – The Hatching multiple unconnected disasters around the world prove to have a common cause – a long dormant species is re-awakening!

Joe AbercrombieSharp Ends 13 short stories from the World of the First Law

Warhammer 40,000The Macharian Crusade omnibus edition of 4 novels by William King: Gone for a Soldier, Angel of Fire, Fist of Demetrius & Fall of Macharius
Warhammer 40,000Space Wolves 8 short stories in the Legends of the Dark Millenium series

in paperback:

John Stanford & CteinSaturn Run an object, apparently an alien spaceship, is observed decelerating to wards Saturn. The US & China both hurriedly launch missions to investigate it…
Eric Flint & Andrew DennisA Parcel of Rogues the latest in Flint’s Ring of Fire/1635 novels

Jim C. HinesRevisionary the 4th of his Magic Ex Libris series
Anne BishopMarked in Flesh the 6th novel of The Others. The 1st was Written in Red
Stephen BlackmooreHungry Ghosts the 4th adventure for necromancer Eric Carter

R. A. SalvatoreArchmage book 1 of Homecoming, apparently the 31st novel featuring the Dark Elf Drizzt in the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons


aye write, the Glasgow book festival – programme now in stock. Lots of big names attending, although few of them are sf&f writers…

February 10, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th February 2017

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Bear and the Serpent sequel to The Tiger and the Wolf and volume 2 in his Echoes of the Fall fantasy series
Stephanie GarberCaraval her sister has disappeared, but Scarlett’s always been told that everything that happens at the week long Caraval fair is a performance of some sort…
Lord DunsanyThe Two Bottles of Relish small hardcover of 22 now obscure detective stories he wrote

in large format:

Max Gladstone (editor) – Book Burners themed anthology about the Vatican’s elite anti-Demon squad…
Neil Clarke (editor) – Galactic Empires big-name anthology of fairly recent stories from the editor of Clarkesworld magazine

Paula Guran (editor) – Time Travel: Recent Trips anthology of 18 stories from the past 12 years
J. W. Schnarr (editor) – Timelines: Stories inspired by H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine 21 original short stories. Copyright 2010 but this is the 1st time I’ve had it in stock

in ‘B’ format:

Anthony RyanThe Waking Fire  book 1 of The Draconis Memoria
A. J. Smith The World Raven the 4th Chronicle of The Long War, which began with The Black Guard
S. Jae-Jones Wintersong Liesl must risk the Goblin King’s kingdom to try to rescue her sister…

Charlie Laidlaw The Things We Learn When We’re Dead after an accident Lorna Love thinks she’s woken up in Heaven. But in actuality, it’s a failing spaceship called HVN run by an aging hippy… weirdness ensues!

Nnedi Okorafor – What Sunny Saw in the Flames novel featuring a young girl who can see the future and has been asked by the magical authorities to track down a dreadful criminal

Warhammer 40,000Calgar’s Siege a Space Marines Battles adventure by Paul Kearney

in paperback:

David WeberThe Sword of the South 1st in a new series set in the world of The War God, most recently visited in War Maid’s Choice.

Lisa ShearinThe Ghoul Vendetta the 4th SPI Files adventure…
Michael J. SullivenAge of Myth the last remaining gods must fight against the humans to save themselves… Book 1 of The First Empire

Star TrekHeadlong Flight the latest outing for The Next Generation crew, written by Dayton Ward

Star WarsBloodline new adventure by Claudia Gray, which fits in the timeline after the Aftermath trilogy…

art, etc:

Frederic Bremaud & Federico Bertolucci – Love: The Dinosaur the 4th in the wordless series following various animals through a single day of their lives. Hardcover. Previous animals were lion, tiger & fox

Paco RocaThe Lighthouse nice little  hardback graphic novel set during the Spanish Civil War
Pierre Wazem & Frederik PeetersKoma Addidas helps her father, a chimney sweep, but ventures too far into one…  Softcover from Humanoids
Jean-David Morvan & NesmoBramble an epic steampunk ecologic detective story! Hardback from Humanoids

Kenneth Grahame & David PetersenThe Wind in the Willows nice new hardcover edition with b&w & colour illustrations throughout

Fantasy Classicsvolume fifteen b&w graphic versions of stories by Mary Shelly (Frankenstein), Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft & L. Frank Baum

Sam GartonOtter Loves Easter more adventures from Otter, this time involving chocolate eggs…

February 3, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 28th January 2017

in hardcover:

Simon MordenAt the Speed of Light signed & numbered sf novella from NewCon Press
Keith DonohueThe Motion of Puppets in Quebec Kay has been kidnapped and locked in the back room of a weird toyshop, where the stock comes to life for a few hours each night…

in large format:

Stoney ComptonTrif3cta: 3 Short Works of Speculative Contact varying types of contact between alien civilisations…

in ‘B’ format:

Kim NewmanAnno Dracula 1899 18 short stories and what appears to be the first 20 pages of his next novel…

Adrian SelbySnakewood  with their leader in hiding, the scattered remnants of a notable mercenary band are being hunted down…
Ian C. EsslemontDancer’s Lament the 1st book of his new Paths to Ascendancy series
Camilla GrudovaThe Doll’s Alphabet 13 strange new fairy tales

Simon MordenAt the Speed of Light the 2nd in their new series of novellas from NewCon Press
Joe M. McDermott
The Fortress at the End of Time disgraced Captain Aldo has been posted to the remotest post possible in the vast space empire…

January 27, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 21st January 2017

in hardcover:

Stephen BaxterThe Massacre of Mankind authorised sequel to The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. The Martians launch another Invasion but both sides have learnt a few lessons from the first invasion!
Carrie VaughnMartians Abroad Polly wants to be a starship pilot but finds herself sent to an Earthside academy with her brother instead…

John ScalziMiniatures small short story collection from Subterranean Press. Signed & numbered limited edition

in large format:

Charles StrossEmpire Games the 1st volume of a new series, following on from the Merchant Princes set. Signed copies available…

Paul CrilleyDepartment Zero Harry had a job cleaning up crime scenes, which sent him inadvertently into various alternate worlds trying to defeat a Cult and get his job back…
Elle Katherine WhiteHeartstone Aliza and the other villagers raise the money to hire a band of dragonriders to hunt down a horde of gryphons who have sacked the village…

in ‘B’ format:

K. M. McKinleyThe City of Ice sequel to The Iron Ship. The various members of the Kressind family pursue their differing aims, including the expedition to the ice-bound Southern lands… Volume 2 of The Gates of the World
James A. MooreThe Last Sacrifice part 1 of his new Tides of War series; Brogan’s family has been chosen by the Gods’ immortal servants as sacrifices to the Gods…  That may have been a mistake!
Alex MarshallA Blade of Black Steel sequel to A Crown for Cold Silver and part 2 of The Crimson Empire

Amanda BouchetA Promise of Fire the 1st of The Kingmaker Chronicles. Rebellion and civil war are about to erupt and Cat knows she can’t hide as a circus performer for much longer…
Vic JamesGilded Cage Britain’s aristocracy still rule through magic, which enables them to demand 10 years of service from all commoners… part 1 of The Dark Gifts trilogy

Shanna GermainThe Poison Eater Talia has escaped the Vordcha and risen to a high post in the city of Enthrait. But her past is catching up with her… Based on the Numenera role playing game

January 20, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th January 2017

in hardcover:

Katherine ArdenThe Bear and the Nightingale dark fantasy inspired by Russian folk tales
Phil RickmanAll of a Winter’s Night his latest Merrily Watkins novel

Doctor WhoThe Planet Pirates a novel by James Goss based on first draft scripts by Douglas Adams

in large format:

Pip Ballantine & Tee MorrisThe Curse of the Silver Pharaoh the 1st in a new cycle of novels concerning the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences!
Annie BelletLevel Grind omnibus edition of the 1st 4 novels in her Twenty-Sided Sorceress series; i.e. Justice Calling, Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies & Hunting Season
Annie BelletBoss Fight omnibus edition of the 5th to 7th novels in her Twenty-Sided Sorceress series; i.e Heartache, Thicker Than Blood & Magic to the Bone
Annie Bellet – The Barrows collection of the 1st 4 novellas of her Gryphonpike Chronicles 

Paula Guran (editor) – The Mammoth Book of the Mummy 19 modern stories of Mummies, with only 1 story more than 20 years old. Most are much more recent.
S. T. JoshiThe Rise, Fall, and Rise of the Cthulhu Mythos an overview of the phenomenon from H. P. Lovecraft‘s time up to today’s new authors…

in ‘B’ format:

Stephen Baxter & Alastair ReynoldsThe Medusa Chronicles sequel to Arthur C. Clarke‘s novella, A Meeting With Medusa, about exploring Jupiter’s atmosphere
Anne CharnockA Calculated Life an expert mathematical modeller finds that her predictions have become less accurate and sets out to discover why…

in paperback:

Lilith SaintcrowThe Marked horror novel

art, etc:

Charles VessWalking Through the Landscapes of Faerie heavily illustrated hardcover, of short works by Vess, LeGuin, Susan Cooper, Terri Windling, Robin Williamson (founding member of the Incredible String Band) & more, with an intro by Charles DeLint
Santiago Garcia & David RubinBeowulf hardcover graphic novel published by Image

Ben Aaronovitch with Cartmel, Sullivan & GuerreroRivers of London: Night Witch 2nd graphic novel of the urban fantasy series


Interzone – issue # 268
Black Static – issue # 56

Locus – January cover date  here already!

Heavy Metal – issue # 284 a Mythic Special edition
Hi-Fructose – # 42 with ‘new artist’ insert

January 13, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 7th January 2017

Please note that I intend to close on Mondays until Easter.


in hardcover:

Tad WilliamsThe Heart of What was Lost subtitled A Novel of Osten Ard. i.e. a return to the land of the Dragonbone Chair and Memory, Sorrow & Thorn!)

Eric Flint1635: The Ottoman Onslaught the latest novel in his 1632/Ring of Fire world…
Barb & J. C. HendeeThe Dead Seekers volume 1 of a new series in their Noble Dead Saga

in ‘B’ format:

Daniel O’MalleyStiletto the long awaited sequel to The Rook with the further adventures of Myfanwy Thomas
Brandon SandersonThe Bands of Mourning his latest Mistborn novel…
Susan DennardTruthwitch 2 young witches can’t seem to keep out of trouble… 1st in the Witchlands series

Robert Jackson BennettCity of Blades sequel to City of Stairs

Warhammer 40,000 – Straken a new adventure for ‘Iron Hand’ Straken, by Toby Frost
Warhammer 40,000 – Shield of Baal 3 Space Marines Battles novellas by Josh Reynolds, Braden Campbell & Loe Parrino

in paperback:

Dave BaraStarbound the 2nd in his Lightship Chronicles. V1 was Impulse
Ben BovaThe Precipice two huge industrial complexes vie for control of space but one of them doesn’t care if it destroys the Earth so long as it wins…
Kim Stanley RobinsonIcehenge reprint of his early book about finding a structure built at the North Pole of Pluto

Jacey Bedford – Silverwolf the sequel to Winterwood, and v2 of the Rowankind series
Daniel Jose OlderBattle Hill Bolero volume 3 of his Bone Street Rumba series
Charles DeLintThe Onion Girl reprint of his hefty 2001 novel…

January 6, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy New Year, and more!

So 2016 is almost over and a fresh, new 2017 about to arrive.
It’s been a very hectic time recently, both personally and for the shop, so I’m hoping to do almost nothing until I open again on Wednesday the 4th of January.

Charlie Stross has a new Merchant Princes novel out – Empire Games – at the end of January and I’ll be in touch with existing customers shortly about signed copies.

And, in an effort to spend at least a little less time in the shop, I’ll be closed on Mondays until Easter!
Revised shop opening hours will be 11.00 – 18.00 Tuesday to Friday & 10.00 – 18.00 on Saturdays.

Anyway, Happy New Year everybody!

December 31, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 31st December 2016

in hardcover:

Alastair ReynoldsThe Iron Tactician hardcover novella from NewCon Press
Greg EganThe Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred numbered, limited edition hardcover from Subterranean Press
Joe R. Lansdale & John L. LansdaleHell’s Bounty western horror!

(and one title available from the 5th January:

Tad WilliamsThe Heart of What was Lost subtitled A Novel of Osten Ard. i.e. a return to the land of the Dragonbone Chair and Memory, Sorrow & Thorn!)

in large format:

Josiah BancroftArm of the Sphinx volume 2 of the Books of Babel, continuing the adventures of Senlin
Amanda BouchetBreath of Fire sequel to A Promise of Fire, part 2 of The Kingmaker Chronicles
Hunter SheaLoch Ness Revenge 20 years after the monster ate their parents, twins Natalie & Austin return to the loch…
David MorrellRuler of the Night the final part of his Thomas and Emily DeQuincey  trilogy
Mike Resnick & Lezli RobynSoulmates collection of 9 stories they wrote together

in ‘B’ format:

John CramerTwistor reprint of the 1989 hard sf novel from Dover

in paperback:

Sarah RemyThe Bone Cave the 3rd in her novels about Malachi, the King’s magician, and Aveni, his somewhat reluctant assistant… the 1st 2 came in recently and were good fun
Laura BickleNine of Stars Petra is the daughter of a modern alchemist and finds trouble when she moves to small town Wyoming…

Hank Davis (editor) – If This Goes Wrong... anthology of classic stories about progress (or not!)
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editor) – Mission: Tomorrow anthology about private space exploration and exploitation…

art, etc:

Frederic Bremaud & Federico BertolucciLove: The Lion volume 3 of their wordless natural history graphic novels. Tiger & Fox were #1 & #2
Frederic Bremaud & Federico BertolucciLittle Tails in the Jungle natural history for younger readers
Frederic Bremaud & Federico BertolucciLittle Tails in the Forest natural history for younger readers

Laurent Rullier & Stanislaw BarthelemyBy the Numbers 1940s post-war adventure in a style reminiscent of Tintin‘s  Herge

Larry Niven & Sean LamRingworld: part one anime style adaption of the classic sf novel. Part 2 (of 2) came in earlier this month


Illustration – issue  # 54 with a large feature on Frank R. Paul


Harry PotterHogwarts School House Crests Mug. Looks very nice!


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