Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 9th November 2019

in hardcover:

Erin MorgensternThe Starless Sea Zachery is entranced by a book hidden in the University library… From the author of The Night Circus
Scarlett ThomasOligarchy a weird disappearance at a posh boarding school…

Neil GaimanThe Ocean at the End of the Lane new hardcover of the Award-winning book, with copious b&w illustrations thoughout by Elise Hurst

in large format:

David Craig – Thorns of a Black Rose Shukara is left penniless almost immediately after reaching the city of Mask, and she quickly makes an enemy of the Black Rose band of assassins…

Deborah Scott & Simon Malpass (editors) – Scotland in Space anthology of new fiction and essays with the description ‘Creative Visions and Critical Reflections on Scotland’s Space Futures‘. Contributors include Pippa Goldschmidt, Laura Lam & other authors and experts on the subject, who collaborated on various aspects of the project. Published by the Shoreline of Infinity team

in ‘B’ format:

Maggie StiefvaterCall  Down the Hawk the 1st volume in her new work, The Dreamer Trilogy
Zen ChoThe True Queen sequel to Sorcerer to the Crown

Christopher Hinz –
Starship Alchemon the AI run starship and it’s crew have been sent to investigate a distant planet but the stakes are higher than they thought…
Ian McDonaldMenace From Farside new novella set in the world of his Luna trilogy. Two sisters are determined to find the ‘First Footprint’…

John Joseph Adams & Victor Lavalle (editors) – A People’s Future of the United States anthology subtitled ‘Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers’ Great line-up of current authors!

art, etc:

David DayThe Illustrated World of Tolkien very nice hardcover with loads of art from two dozen artists, illustrating all sorts of aspects of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s work

November 8, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 2nd November 2019

in hardcover:

Peter S. HamiltonSalvation Lost sequel to Salvation
W. Michael Gear – Pariah volume 3 of his Donovan series, set on a remote, hostile colony planet…
Simon R. Green – Night Train to Murder the latest Ishmael Jones Mystery

John CrowleyAnd Go Like This collection with 10 new short stories!
The Future Tense Editors – Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow sf anthology with a top notch list of contributors!
BBC BooksDoctor Who: The Target Storybook anthology

in large format:

Gwendolyn KisteThe Rust Maidens nearly 40 years ago two high school graduates start to undergo a weird, inexplicable transformation – or, all these years later, maybe they do know something about what’s happening to them…
E. E. Knight – Novice Dragoneer Ileth runs away from her orphanage to an ancient human-dragon fortress, desperate to work with dragons…

Terence Hawkins – American Neolithic in a near-future America, a DNA test on a laywer’s client threatens to reveal a millennias old secret…
Andy Briggs
Ctrl+S Theo’s mother has disappeared and the trail through the future all-encompassing virtual reality site SPACE is fraught with dangers…
Adrian TchaikovskyMade Things new Tor Novella; Copellia is a street thief in the Fountains Parish slum who has several autonomous puppet-like creatures to help her…

Vonda N. McIntyreThe Exile Waiting reprint of her first SF novel from 1975. Vonda died in April this year. Nice looking edition.
Josh WeilThe Great Glass Sea an alternate history inspired by Russian folklore…
Scott Russell SandersTerrarium companion volume to The Engineer of Beasts. A Philip K. Kick Award nominee in 1985
Terry Gene CarrWarlord of Kor short 1963 novel by Terry Carr, one of the top editors of the 70s & 90s. A human expedition lands on a strange planet… Originally one half of an Ace Double. Sadly, it doesn’t have the original cover art by Jack Gaughan

Steve BehrendsClark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work (looks fascinating but you’d have to be a real fan, I think… )
Benjamin Fraser – Visible Cities, Global Comics wide ranging, serious look at how cities are portrayed in comics. Lots of dense text and very few illustrations…

in ‘B’ format:

Aliette de Bodard In the Vanishers’ Palace poor scholar Yen is hired by a dragon to tutor it’s offspring…
Aliya Whiteley – Skein Island re-print (plus a new related novelette, The Cold Smoke Declaration) about a short term women-only refuge off the coast of Cornwall where the fee is your life story…
Michelle Paver – Wakenhyrst
gothic mystery

Samuel R. DelanyThe Fall of the Towers omnibus volume of his early 1960s trilogy of Out of the Dead City (aka Captives of the Flame), The Towers of Toron & The City of a Thousand Suns.

in paperback:

Faith HunterShattered Bonds the 13th Jane Yellowrock case
R. S. Belcher – The Queen of Swords 3rd in the Golgotha series…

art, etc:

Mark Wheatley (creator)Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp verse by Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft & Edgar Rice Burroughs with lots of b&w art by Mark Wheatley signed & numbered (by Wheatley) limited edition hardcover

Frank ChoBallpoint Beauties h/c. Selections of sketches showing the progress from rough outlines to more finished pieces
Beginners Guide to Fantasy Drawing the latest book on art technique from 3dtotal Publishing

Simon Spurrier & Phillip Kennedy Johnson (writers) –  Jim Henson‘s The Power of the Dark Crystal volume II
Bruce Brown (writer) – Dr. Herbert West & Astounding Tales of Medical Malpractice graphic novel loosely based on the character created by H. P. Lovecraft
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Warehouse finds! Not had these in stock for years; some great stuff! All softcovers.

Black & White ImageSFifth Special Collection squarebound; 100+ pages of the work of early 20th C artists
The Vadeboncoeur Collection of ImageSIssue Twelve full colour reproductions of work from 17 early 20th C artists…
The Vadeboncoeur Collection of ImageSIssue Thirteen squarebound; highlighting in full colour the work of more early 20th C artists

magazines:

Hi-Fructose – issue # 53 with a b&w insert of the work of Nathan Reidt
CDQ – issue # 10 the latest issue of Character Design Quarterly

Calendars, etc:

Terry PratchettDeath & Friends: A Discworld Journal created by the Discworld Emporium, with a full colour illustration and a quote on every double page! Undated, so it can be started any time!

November 1, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 26th October 2019

in hardcover:

Brent WeeksThe Burning White the 5th and final book in his Lightbringer series, which began with The Black Prism

Becky ChambersTo Be Taught if Fortunate Ariadne, an astronaut on a very long term mission exploring distant exo-planets, wants Earth to have a personal account of their experiences…

Charles Gilman Professor Gilman 1st in the Tales From Lovecraft Middle School series. With a holographic cover!
Nnedi Okorafor
Broken Places & Outer Spaces autobiographical essays subtitled Finding Creativity in the Unexpected

Robin HobbAssassin’s Apprentice: The Illustrated Edition beautiful volume with full colour art by Magali Villeneuve and a colour map of the Six Dutchies
Aliette de Bodard
Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight collection of 14 short stories in a limited edition signed & numbered h/c from Subterranean Press. (She just won the BFS Award for best novella, which, sadly, isn’t in this book – but it does include her Nebula & Locus Award-winning short story Immersion)

Leslie S. KlingerThe New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham a companion volume to The Annotated Lovecraft

in large format:

Jo WaltonThe Rebirth of Pan her first, long unpublished novel from 1997
Elizabeth LimSpin the Dawn Maia wants to follow her father’s career and poses as his  son when he gets a summons to attend the Royal Court and become the Imperial Taylor…

Gwen Benaway (editor) – Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes anthology

in ‘B’ format:

Annalee NewitzThe Future of Another Timeline gender time wars, from the Nabataeans into the future, via punk and the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893! And beyond!
Vicki Jarrett  –Always North as climate change bites, Isobel joins an illegal oil survey ship in this near future sf/thriller set in the Arctic!

Leo CarewThe Spider sequel to The Wolf; 2nd in his Under the Northern Sky series

John Ajvide LindqvistI Always Find You Swedish teenager John wants to be a magician, and moves into a run-down building but discovers that it has a strange basement…
Jason ArnoppGhoster Scott and all his possessions have vanished, except his mobile phone, and his girlfriend starts getting strange phone messages and odd signs…
Hunter SheaSlash Todd investigates an imfamous mass murder, following clues left by his late fiancee, who had survived it…
Ramsay Campbell
The Influence even death can’t break Queenie’s hold over her family…

Rebecca Wojturska (editor) – Haunted Voices anthology of ‘new Gothic Storytelling from Scotland’
Mike Ashley (editor) – Beyond Time the latest anthology in The British Library‘s Classic Science Fiction series, subtitled Classic Tales of Time Unwound

in paperback:

W. Michael GearOutpost 1st in his Donovan series, about the problems of a remote, troubled colony on a ‘Deathworld‘ type of planet… the 2nd, Abandoned, comes out in paperback next month!

magazines:

Graphite – restock of available issues: # 8, # 9, # 10
CDQ – restock of issues of Character Design Quarterly: # 6, #7, # 9 Issues # 8 & # 10 (the new one) should be in next week…

October 25, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th October 2019

in hardcover:

Robert JordanWarrior of the Altaii his previously unpublished first novel! This was about to be published but there were changes at the Publisher, and then The Wheel of Time happened and it was sidelined  -until now!

in large format:

T. KingfisherThe Twisted Ones clearing out a hoarder relative’s house, she finds her step-grandfather’s journal and fears to believe the contents…

Elizabeth MoonMoon Flights re-print short story collection from 2007, with 16 stories

in ‘B’ format:

Tade ThompsonRosewater Redemption 3rd in his trilogy set in Nigeria some years after aliens have landed…
 Arcady & Boris Strugatsky – Snail on the Slope possibly their best work, out now as a Science Fiction Masterwork. (A passing knowledge of Tannhauser/Venusberg and Candide threw unexpected insights on it when I last read it… ) Translated by Olena Bormashenko in 2018

Derek Kunsken – The Quantum Garden sequel to The Quantum Magician and part 2 of The Quantum Evolution

David HairHearts of Ice part 3 of his Sunsurge quartet, which began with Empress of the Fall and Prince of the Spear

Jeffrey FordAhab’s Return, or The Last Voyage with his life and his reputation as a whaler ruined, Ahab (who survived) tries to track down Ishmael (who exaggerated tremendously) and get the correct story published…

Priya SharmaOrmeshadow a Tor Novella about a family who have to re-locate to a rural farm where, beneath a nearby hill, there is said to be a sleeping dragon…

Kim NewmanAnno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju latest in his long-running vampire series…

Dacre Stoker & J. D. BarkerDracul apparently inspired by notes Bram Stoker left on his death…

in paperback:

Jack McDevittThe Long Sunset the 8th in his series about spaceship pilot Priscilla Hutchins

art, etc:

William O’ConnorDracopedia Field Guide heavily illustrated hardcover from the renowned gaming illustrator…

magazines:

Shoreline of Infinity – issue # 16
Locus – issue # 705 October cover date with full coverage of the 2019 Dublin Worldcon inside!

October 18, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th October 2019

in hardcover:

Philip PullmanThe Secret Commonwealth book 2 of The Book of Dust, which began with La Belle Sauvage (which was widely referred to as The Book of Dust by mistake when it came out last year). Lyra is now a 2nd Year Oxford student
Theodora GossThe Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl the 3rd of The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, which began with The Strange Case of th Alchemist’s Daughter
Kim Liggett – Grace Year like all girls, Tierney is exiled for a year from her remote village…

Cixin LiuSupernova Era 8 years ago a nearby star became a supernova and now the light & radiation is about to reach Earth, with devastating consequences…

Kevin Hearn & Delilah S. DawsonThe Princess Beard from Subterranean Press. The 3rd in their Tales of Pell series

David DayAn Encyclopedia of Tolkien subtitled The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World. Nice-looking, illustrated volume

in large format:

Lisa GoldsteinIvory Apples Ivy attempts to keep her reclusive great aunt’s secret hidden from adoring fans of her beloved fantasy book… From Tachyon Press
Steven Brust– Vallista the latest (15th) adventure of Vlad Taltos
Rebecca Roanhurst
Storm of Locusts sequel to Trail of Lightning

Kameron HurleyMeet Me in the Future short story collection from Tachyon Press
Christopher RoweTelling the Map: Stories collection published by Small Beer Press

Liesl King & Robert Edgar (editors) – Science Fiction For Survival: An Archive for Mars fiction, articles, interviews, etc. issued by the Terra Two project. Looks interesting

in ‘B’ format:

Jin YongBond Undone the 2nd in the epic Chinese series Legends of the Condor Heroes. Sequel to A Hero Born
Saad Z. Hussein – Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday slim novel about a powerful djinn awakening and finding the present isn’t like the past!
Jonathan FrenchThe True Bastards sequel to The Grey Bastards and the 2nd part of grimdark fantasy The Lot Lands

Benedict JackaFallen the latest of the Alex Verus urban fantasy series

Jasmin B. FrelihIn/Half 25 years ago, the internet crashed completely… Translated from Slovenian by Jason Blake
Robert J. Sawyer – Wake 1st in his WWW trilogy. Reprint

Lois MurphySoon in a remote town, it’s best not to go outside at night…

Algernon BlackwoodRoarings From Further Out: Four Weird Novellas includes Ancient Sorceries, The Man Whom the Trees Loved, The Wendigo & The Willows.  From The British Library Tales of the Weird series; edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes
John Miller (editor) – Tales of the Tattooed subtitled ‘an Anthology of Ink. The latest in The British Library Tales of the Weird series of anthologies

Amy BinnsHidden Wyndham: Life, Love, Letters new biography of John Wyndham, with a 16 page photo section
David Day – The Hobbits of Tolkien the 6th in his series of books about different aspects of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth

in paperback:

Tim PrattThe Forbidden Stars volume III in his Axiom series
Steve WhiteHer Majesty’s American the Revolution failed in 1776 and now the British Empire reaches to the stars, where trouble is brewing…
Richard BakerRestless Lightning book 2 of Breaker of Empires, which started with Restless Dust

Christopher Hinz & Etan IlfeldDuchamp Versus Einstein novella in which the two characters are pitted against each other in a chess match!

art, etc:

Patrick J. JonesThe Science Fiction Art of PJJ hardback; not previously in stock although it came out in 2016 and is more fantasy that sf, I’d say…

Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran Snow, Glass, Apples hardback graphic novel re-telling the story of Snow White
Stanislaw Lem & Jon J. MuthSeventh Voyage hardcover graphic novel adaptation of Lem’s short story (from The Star Diaries collection) about an astronaut stuck in a time loop…

D-P Filippi & Terry DodsonMuse smaller hardback edition of their lush fantasy graphic novel of 2012. From Humanoids

gift:

Mike SlaterNecronomnomnom hardcover book of Lovecraft & Necronomicon inspired recipes!
Christopher MaynardThe World of the Unknown: All About Ghosts re-print of the first of the hugely successful 1970s series by Usborne Publishing

J. K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire volume 3 of the Illustrated Edition now out as a rather substantial hardcover

 

October 11, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th October 2019

in ‘B’ format:

R. J. BarkerThe Bone Ships dragons have been sighted again after centuries and whoever catches one may win the endless war being fought in the Hundred Isles
John GwynneA Time of Blood sequel to A Time of Dread 2nd in his Of Blood and Bone epic fantasy series
Ann LeckieThe Raven Tower the Raven God has apparently abandoned it’s worshippers in dire straits…
Peter HigginsDragon Heart the great dragon Vespertine is dead and the war lost, but when a displaced couple stumble apon it’s vast body, their baby daughter starts to change…
David WraggThe Black Hawks a mercenary band have to escort an unwilling prince through the chaos of a war-torn kingdom…
Terry GoodkindSiege of Stone  3rd volume of the Nicci Chronicles. Appears to be subtitled Sister of Darkness

Katherine ArdenThe Winter of the Witch final volume in her Winternight trilogy, which started with The Bear and the Nightingale

Joyce Carol OatesHazards of Time Travel high-schooler Adriane dares to question the regime and is exiled back in time 80 years as punishment – to 1959!
Steven EriksonRejoice an alien AI must decide if Humanity is a part of the Earth’s ecosystem it has been sent to save, or if it ought to wipe it out…
Jay KristoffDeviat3 sequel to Lifelik3 adventure in a Goulart-ian future dystopia…
Owen FrankNorth sequel to South, about a future American civil war fought with bio-weapons…
Greg van EekhoutVoyage of the Dogs with the human crew missing, their support Barkonauts must try to get their damaged spaceship home!
Cherie DimalineThe Marrow Thieves in a grim future, some people’s bone marrow may help provide a respite…

Dale BailleyIn the Night Wood an American couple move to Hollow House, situated deep within an ancient English wood
J. S. Le FanuThe Tiled House 19th C psychological ghost & horror story collection. 10 stories

 

 

 

October 4, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 28th September 2019

in hardcover:

Annalee NewitzThe Future of Another Timeline for some reason all the good time-travel novels are arriving almost all at once! This one, How We Won the Time War, The Psychology of Time Travel, The Silver Wind
Wil McCarthyAntediluvian in the distant future climate change and rising sea-levels have retreated into myth and legend, until some innovative research starts to throw light on the past…

Caitlin R. KiernanHouses Under the Sea: Mythos Tales  limited edition (of 1250) volume of her Lovecraft & Cthulhu-inspired tales, published by Subterranean Press

in large format:

A. J. HackworthThe Library of the Unwritten Claire runs a library for all the unfinished stories of the world, keeping all the unfulfilled characters under control. Then a hero escapes and goes looking for his author – and he’s not happy about his lot!

Richard SuggFairies: A Dangerous History serious look at how fairies have been perceived through the ages

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian TchaikovskyCage of Souls Stefan leaves the last Human city on the planet and seeks to discover what manner of creature might succeed his species…
Adrian TchaikovskySpiderlight epic fantasy quest, with spiders!

Vivian ShawGrave Importance the 3rd Dr. Greta Helsing novel
C. A. FletcherA Boy and His Dog at the End of the World Griz is growing up in a post-disaster Britain but then someone steals the dog which is his only friend…

R. A. LaffertyPast Master smart new revised edition from The Library of America of his weird  60s sf classic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia  Prime Meridian sf novella set in a near-future Mexico City from the author of the excellent Gods of Jade and Shadow

Michel HouellebecqH. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life back in stock after years! A bibliography & 120 pages of essays about his work (translated from French), followed by The Call of Cthulhu & The Whisperer in Darkness

in paperback:

David WeberUncompromising Honor the latest (21st?) 1100 page installment of his Honor Harrngton epic
S. M. StirlingThe Sky-Blue Wolves the final (15th) part of the apocalyptic saga that began back in 2004 with Dies the Fire

Benedict JackaFallen the 10th in his Alex Verus urban fantasy series
Sara HanoverThe Late Great Wizard Tessa is a charity worker but finds one of her clients has burned his house down by mistake, apparently while trying to cast a spell!

Tony Daniel & Christopher Ruocchio (editors) – Star Destroyers 15 new stories about ‘Big Ships Blowing Things Up’! Includes the likes of David Drake, Steve White, Michael Z.Williamson, etc…

art, etc:

Brian FroudThe Dark Crystal Creation Myths: The Complete Collection h/c collecting the comics and some concept design work for the full colour comic series inspired by Jim Henson‘s original film
Jocelyn Lange (adaptor) & Bill Robinson (artist) – Jim Henson‘s Dark Crystal – a Little Golden Book brief version of the story suitable for (reading to) the very young.

MoebiusLe Major – b&w hardcover graphic novel published by Moebius Production. What text there is, is in French. Also 11 colour pages at the back
Moebius40 Days Dans Le Desert B Not had this in for years! New edition from Moebius Production of his b&w desert hallucinations! With 7 colour pages at the back and minimal French text
MoebiusLa Faune De Mars b&w Martian lifeforms, with 16 colour pages at the back. Minimal French text. From Moebius Production

J. D. Morvan & BachanOff-World Blues full colour softcover science fiction g/n from Humanoids
Matz & Jean-Marc RouchetteSnowpiercer The Prequel: Part One – Extinction the origins of the saga of the world-circling train…
Peter RocqOnce Our Land Book 2 continuation of the strange adventures of Ingrid & Fritz and the subterranean invaders of 19th C Germany!

Bob BurdenFlaming Carrot Comics Omnibus 1 softcover with stories from 13 of the early issues (including the TMNT cross-over ones) with all the original colour covers included!
Fleetway Picture Library ClassicsJet-Ace Logan nice softcover from Book Palace with 4 classic sf stories from the early 1950s & early 60s by Ron Turner & Kurt Ceasar, together with pieces about the artists, etc
Fleetway Picture Library ClassicsLarrigan nice softcover from Book Palace with 4 classic western stories from the early 60s by Arturo del Castillo, with an intro about the artist, etc. One of 500 copies.

magazines:

IllustratorsIssue Twenty Seven major articles on US Western artists Frederic Remington & Charles Schreyvogel and a large companion piece on the art of The Lone Ranger comics
Comics Review – August 2019 with strips featuring Flash Gordon, Krazy Kat, Tarzan and many more! Mainly b&w but with some colour pages

Calendars:

Boris Valleho & Julie BellFantasy Calendar 2020

 

September 27, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closing for a Short Break…

Transreal Fiction will be closed for a few days from Sunday until Thursday 26th September 2019

September 21, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 21st September 2019

in hardcover:

Joe AbercrombieA Little Hatred volume 1 of his new Age of Madness series

Stephen BaxterDestroyer volume 1 of his new series World Engines. A frozen space shuttle pilot is re-awakened hundreds of years in the future but finds that their history doesn’t seem to match his memories…
Kassandra MontagAfter the Flood in the far future, America is reduced to small communities on a scattering of islands. Myra & her daughter discover that her elder daughter may still be alive elsewhere and set out to find her…

Davidf Koepp
Cold Storage US bio-terror agent Roberto Diaz thought he had safely contained a fast-mutatung bio-weapon years earlier, but now it might be loose again!

in ‘B’ format:

Brandon SandersonSkyward the alien attacks are so fierce that Spensa may finally get her wish to be a pilot in the fight against them. Part 1 of Claim the Stars

L. L. McKinneyA Dream So Dark  sequel to A Blade So Black Alice must cross The Veil into Wonderland again and battle the Black Knight in order to rescue her friends

Elizabeth BearCleave 3rd part of her Jacob’s Ladder trilogy, set on a giant, damaged interstellat  starship
Tom TonerThe Tropic of Eternity the 3rd of the Amaranthine Spectrum, which began with The Promise of the Child
Dana Fredsti & David FitzgeraldShatter War the 2nd book of the Time Shards series

Jonathan WhitelawThe Man in the Dark in Hell, famous backstabbers Cassius & Brutus are eyeing up another victim, this time not Caesar but the Devil himself

Harry HarrisonThe Stainless Steel Rat latest re-issue in Gollancz‘s Golden Age Masterworks series

Xavier Aldana Reyes (editor) – Promethean Horrors anthology from the Brtitish Library‘s Tales of the Weird series, subtitled Classic Tales of Mad Science

Dan AbnettDouble Eagle adventure set in the Sabat Worlds of the Warhammer 40,000 universe

paperbacks:

Syd MooreThe Twelve Strange Days of Christmas short story collection

art:

Kan MufticFigure Drawing for Concept Artists new to me, but originally published in 2017 by 3dtotal Publishing

magazines:

Interzone – issue # 283 includes an editorial and fiction by John Kessel
Black Staticissue # 71 filled with new fiction, art, commentary, book & film reviews…

Locusissue # 704 cover date September 2019 featuring Silvia Moreno-Garcia on the cover talking about her novel Gods of Jade and Shadow, which I’ve just finished and is excellent! Also full Hugo Awards winners and the World Fantasy Awards ballot details

September 20, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th September 2019

in hardcover:

Jay KristoffDarkdawn 3rd book of his fantasy series The Nevernight Chronicle

Alix E. HarrowThe Ten Thousand Doors of January the young ward of Mr. Locke lives with him in a huge, many-roomed mansion with mysterious doors, and then she finds a book that helps explain them all…
Brian CatlingEarwig a man starts spying on the strange girl he’s employed to look after and, after an odd encounter at a local bar, a black cat is delivered to the flat, which the girl immediately bonds with…

Jaime Lee MoyerBrightfall Robin Hood has retreated to live in a monastery but his once Merry Men are dying mysteriously and Marion needs his help…
Margaret AtwoodThe Testaments keenly awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Barbara HamblyLady of Perdition the 9th Benjamin January case

in large format:

Sarah PinskerA Song for a New Day in the near future large public gatherings and concerts have been banned for security reasons but the music hasn’t disappeared, it’s just gone underground…
Jenna GlassThe Women’s War in a magical world, the patriarchy is under serious attack!
E. Catherine ToblerThe Kraken Sea in New York in 1893 a young boy in an orphanage just wants to be normal, but he has tentacles under his shirt and sometimes grows scales…

Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eleven the annual anthology

in ‘B’ format:

Dave HutchinsonThe Rerturn of the Incredible Exploding Man Alex is hired to write about an experimental supercollider but then there’s an on-site incident…
Kim Stanley RobinsonRed Moon by mid-century, the main colonists on the moon are the still officially communist Chinese…
Alastair ReynoldsShadow Captain book 2 of his Revenger series

Chris McCruddenBattle Beyond the Dolestars space opera farce! Looks great fun!

Adrian J. WalkerThe End of the World Survivors Club sequel to The End of the World Running Club

Brandon SandersonOathbringer: Part One the first half of the 3rd volume of The Stormlight Archive
Brandon SandersonOathbringer: Part Two the second half of the 3rd volume of The Stormlight Archive
Seth DickinsonThe Monster volume 2 of The Masquerade and sequel to The Traitor (aka The Traitor Baru Cormorant)
Jenn LyonsThe Ruin of Kings a bard’s apprentice in trouble finds himself acclaimed by some to be the missing son of a Royal heir… Big new epic fantasy

Tom HoltAn Orc on the Wild Side his latest madcap fantasy!
Tyler HayesThe Imaginary Corpse Tippy, an abondoned dinosaur toy, pulls himself together to try to solve a case in Playtime Town
Gail CarrigerReticence the 4th of her Custard Protocol books
Wendy Trimboli & Alicia ZalogaThe Resurrectionist of Caligo a bodysnatcher is framed for murder and must rely on a sympathetic Princess and some Royal Blood Magic to avoid hanging

Rachel HarrisonHonourbound Warhammer 40,000 adventure featuring Commisar  Severina Raine

Mike Ashley (editor) – Menace of the Monster anthology subtitled Classic Tales of Creatures From Beyond The latest collection from The British Library in their Science Fiction Classics series

in paperback:

James RollinsCrucible his latest Sigma Force thriller

art, etc:

Gary GianniThe Art of GG: George R. R. Martin‘s Seven Kingdoms hardcover with over 300 drawings and paintings inspired by events on the continent of Westeros

Frank ChoBallpoint Beauties softcover, mainly b&w line art
Tim Pond – The Field Guide to Drawing and Sketching Animals tips for drawing all sorts of wild animals; fish, butterflies,, arthropods, many of the big mammals, and more…Previously published but new to me
John WalshHarryhausen: The Lost Movies fully illustrated hardcover featuring projects and scenes which never made it to the big screen… extra dinos from One Million Years B.C., Sinbad Goes to Mars, Food of the Gods (novel by H. G. Wells) and many more!

Laurent Queyssi & Mruro MarchesiPhilip K. Dick: A Comics Biography hardcover graphic novel about the influential author

Jim HensonCoronation Volume Three of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth series of h/c graphic novels
Philippe Coudray Bigby Bear: For All Seasons featuring the ingenious and artistic Bigby Bear. Hardcover, full colour one-page strips of his various schemes and adventures with his friends. Very cute!

Andy KirschCats: Nature & Nurture the latest informative book from Science Comics

magazines:

Heavy MetalSoft Wood (One Shot) a comedy special issue (cover A only) Bagged for adult content

gift:

J. R. R. TolkienThe Tolkien Treasury neat little boxfile with 4 small hardcovers in it: Smith of Wooton Major, Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham & The Adventures of Tom Bombadil First time I’ve stocked it; it looks really nice!

calendars:

Alan LeeTolkien Calander 2020 with the Lonely Mountain on the cover…

September 13, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment