Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 17th November 2018

in hardcover:

Ben AaronovitchLies Sleeping the 7th Peter Grant novel! The 1st was Rivers of London.

Subterranean Press editions – all signed and numbered:

Ann LeckieProvenance
Jim ButcherTurn Coat the 11th of the Dresden Files
David J. SchowDJStories large collection spanning his career
Kelly ArmstrongAmityvill Horrible novella

in large format:

Stephen Jones (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories anthology with 27 stories, all set during Hallowe’en and obviously a little late arriving!
David Thomas Moore (editor) – Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein anthology of 5 novellas…

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian SelbyWinter Road sequel to Snakewood. the Circle is a huge expanse of untamed wilderness and Teyr is part of a trade caravan determined to open up a route through it…
Tasha SuriEmpire of Sand 1st of the Books of Ambha; fantasy set in an exotic Indian-inspired setting…
Rita IndianaTentacle translated from Spanish by Achy Obejas. In the ruined future, Acilde must travel back in time to protect the Ocean…

Doctor WhoThe Secret in Vault 13 a 13th Doctor adventure by David Solomons

srt, etc:

Lily MurrayDinosaurium large hardcover with wonderfull illustrations by Chris Wormell
Lily MurrayDinosaurium Juniur Edition smaller hardback with simpler text but still with loads of Chris Wormell art


November 16, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 10th November 2018

in hardcover

Kim Stanley RobinsonRed Moon set on the moon and in China in 2047, amidst furious infighting and scheming to decide who will be the new General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party… Much of the rest of the world is in turmoil too!
Jasmin B. FrelihIn/Half in an even more electronically entangled world 25 years in the future, the global network crashes…
John Ringo & Mike Massa – The Valley of Shadows the 6th in Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie series…

Brandon SandersonSkyward 1st in a new fantasy series. Spensa’s dream is to become a pilot and help fight the alien Krell, who are trying to conquer her world. Part 1 of Claim the Stars
M. R. Carey Someone Like Me Liz wouldn’t hurt a fly, but she might do anything to get her own way!

Una McCormackMolten Heart a new Doctor Who adventure

Matt PhelanKnights vs. Dinosaurs children’s adventure novel with loads of b&w illustrations by the author!

in large format:

Alex White A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe book 1 of The Salvagers the search for a semi-mythical ancient spaceship…

Christopher KastensmidtThe Elephant and Macaw Banner a Dutchman and an African explore the depths of Brazil in the 15th C in a dozen adventures…
Jonathan MaberryDeep Silence the latest Joe Ledger book
Daniel AbrahamThe Long Price Quartet omnibus edition containing all four books;  A Shadow in SummerA Betrayal in Winter,  An Autumn War & The Price of Spring Originally published from 2006 – 09
Jack DannDa Vinci Rising / The Diamond Pit 2 back-to-back short novels; one about a commission DaVinci had involving his flying machine plans, and the other a fantasy set in 1920s America with William Randolf Hearst

Christina Jurado (editor) – The Apex Book of World SF: volume 5 18 new stories from, well, all over! Overall series  editor is Lavie Tidhar.
David Stokes (editor) – Tales of the Sunrise Lands anthology of new fantasy inspired by Japanese myth & legend, from Guardbridge Books
H. P. LovecraftUncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror collection of 10 of his best known stories, from Carlton Books

James CowanA Mapmaker’s Dream subtitled The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice historical novel about mapmaking during the Golden Age of Exploration…

in ‘B’ format:

Neal AsherThe Soldier volume 1 of the Rise of the Jain series
Tristan PalmgrenTerminus the sequel to Quietus the alien Unity continues to interfere in Earth’s history…

Katherine ClementsCoffin Path Mercy lives in Scarcross Hall, on the old coffin path to the grtaveyard…
Simon A. ForwardScary Monsters part 1 of The Laughinbg Gnome set, featuring Brigadier lethbridge Stewart from Doctor Who

in paperback:

Nicholas Sansbury SmithWolves the 4th Hell Divers adventure!
Star Wars: Last Shot a Han & Lando novel, by Daniel Jose Older

art, etc:

3DTotalPublishersDigital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners
Nigel Dobbyn – The H. P. Lovecraft Drawing Book how to draw all sorts of Lovecraftian monsters!

Bruce BrownHoward Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom another hardcover adventure for the young HPL!
Alan Grant & Arthur RansonMazeworld collected softcover edition of the 2000 AD strip that ran originally in the late 1990s


November 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 3rd November 2018

in hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Labyrinth Index the 8th of The Laundry Files. Signed copies available soon
Marina & Sergey Dyachenko Vita Nostra Sasha is persuaded to enrol in the peculiar, and probably magical,  Institute of Special Technologies. Translated from Rusian by Julia Meitov Hersey

Flame Tree Publishing – Lost Worlds: Short Stories anthology of new & reprint stories concerning lost races, hidden valleys, mysterious islands, etc.

Doctor WhoThe Good Doctor novel featuring the 13th Doctor by Juno Dawson

Brandon SandersonSkyward new novel, available on Tuesday the 6th

in large format:

Lucy A. SnyderGarden of Eldritch Delights collection of a dozen short stories

in ‘B’ format:

Alastair ReytnoldsElysium Fire 2nd of the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency novels; the sequel to Aurora Rising (previously titled The Prefect)
Dave HutchinsonEurope At Dawn the fourth and final part of his Europe sequence…
Tom Fletcher Idle Hands sequel to Gleam and the 2nd in The Factory Trilogy

Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias BuckellThe Tangled Lands 4 linked novellas (2 by each author) set in a land poisoned by magic…
C. E. MurphyKiss of Angels: Collected Tales of the Old Races 9 short stories set in her Old Races Universe

Alyson LeedsFear of the Web adventure featuring Doctor Who’s Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart. Part 2 of The Laughing Gnome. Part 1, Scary Monsters, is due in shortly

Warhammer 40,000The Voice of Mars by David Guymer

art, etc:

Kirk Johnson & Ray TrollCruisin’ the Fossil Coastline heavily illustrated book about the pre-history of the American coast from Mexico north to Alaska. Lots of text, but also plenty of Ray Troll‘s wondeful art!

David DayThe Dark Powers of Tolkien 5th in the series on various aspects of Middle Earth. Previous volumes are the Dictionary, Atlas, Battles & Heroes

November 2, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th October 2018

in hardcover:

Richard K. MorganThin Air Hakon takes a job as security to a team investigating a disapparance on corporate-run Mars…

Ursula K. LeGuinThe Books of Earthsea hardcover omnibus with all the books and stories. Illustrated by Charles Vess, with  full colour plates and various b&w drawings, etc. Including her intro, that’s 1000 pages!

Kristen BrittainThe Dream Gatherer a Green Rider novella, plus 2 other related stories, with b&w line llustrations by the author

Joe R. LansdaleDriving to Geonimo’s Grave short story collection from Subterranean Press

in large format:

Maria LewisThe Witch Who Courted Death Casper is considered the world’s most powerful medium, but now she must delve deeper into the supernatural world seeking revenge… From the author of Who’s Afraid & Who’s Afraid Too

Jane YolenHow to Fracture a Fairy Tale her latest volume of short stories…

in ‘B’ format:

Yoon Ha LeeRevenant Gun the 3rd volume of the Machineries of Empire sequence,  which began with Ninefox Gambit
John Everson The House by ther Cemetery horror from Flame Tree Press

Walter Jon WilliamsThe Accidental War a new novel of The Praxis

Christopher Golden (editor) – Hark! The Herald Angels Scream anthology with 18 new Christmas horror stories!
Greg Buzwell (editor) –Mortal Echoes: Encounters With the End 15 classic stories  issued as part of the British Library Tales of the Weird series
Tanya Kirk (editor) – Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings  14 classic ghost stories  issued as part of the British Library Tales of the Weird series

art, etc:

Dave McKeanShort Films heavily illustrated h/c about his short film projects, with a Blu-Ray disc of them all included!
Dean Mullaney (editor) – King of the Comics softcover edition of the h/c from a couple of years ago. Large collection of classic comic strips, from The Yellow Kid to Zippy! Subtitled ‘A Hundred Years of King Features

3dtotalPublishingThe Sketch Encyclopedia big hardcover with hundreds of pages of tips on how to sketch a myriad of items, from baguettes to water mills!

George R. R. Martin & Lisa TuttleWindhaven: The Graphic Novel with art by Elsa Charretier. Loved the (fix-up) novel and this looks to be a good adaptation. Hardcover
William Gerauts & Richard FairgrayThe Time Travelling Tourist graphic novel about a rather louche time traveller… full colour
Brian Froud, et al – Jim Henson‘s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths slipcased edition containing all 3 softcover volumes


IllustratorsIssue Twentty Three with pieces on N. C. Wyeth, Virgil Finlay, Bobby Chiu and Ann & Janet Grahame Johnstone! I usually only mention a couple of the artists featured, but this issue, they all deserve it!


Sergey KrasovskiyDinosaurs lush prehistoric landscapes with all sorts of dinos!

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 20th October 2018

in hardcover:

Steven EriksonRejoice an alien AI must decide how to save the Earth’s precious ecosystem, and if it should eliminate humans to do so…
John ScalziThe Consuming Fire sequel to The Collapsing Empire and volume 2 in his Interdependency Sequence. Also in paperback.

Brandon SandersonEdgedancer calls itself a Stormlight Archive novella, although it’s actually over 250 pages long!

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Book of Magic new fiction from 17 of the top names in fantasy! I understand this was the editor’s final project before his untimely death earlier this year.

in large format:

Diana Pharoah FrancisPutting the Fun back in Funeral she’s always hated her mother, and now that she’s dead Beck gets to plan her funeral…
Karen ChanceDragon’s Claw a new Midnight’s Daughter novella
Laura BicklePawned the one thing Raz would love to do is not work in the family pawn shop business…

Paula Guran (editor) = The Year’s Best Dark fantasy & Horror 2018  29 of the best stories from the past year…

in ‘B’ format:

Lila BowenTreason of Hawks the 4th in The Shadow quartet, which began with Wake of Vultures
Susan Dennard – Windwitch the sequel to Truthwitch, and part 2 of The Witchlands series

in paperback:

Laurie Goulding (editor) – Shattered Legions anthology of Horus Heresy stories set in the world of Warhammer

art, etc:

Kazuo Terakado (editor) – The Art of the Dinosaur how did I miss this last year!? Art from 9 top current palaeoartists; lots of colours and feathers!

Edward Brooke-HitchingThe Golden Atlas heavily illustrated collection of period maps and the adventurers and explorers who used or created them


CDQ  – issue # 6 the latest issue of Character Design Quarterly

October 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 13th October 2018

in hardcover:

Tim PowersAlternate Routes LA’s freeways are infested with ghosts, and mysterious on- and off-ramps…
Terry BrooksStreet Freaks adventure in the Los Angeles megacity of the future…
Greg Van EekhoutVoyage of the Dogs with the human crew missing, the up-lifted ‘barkonauts’ must do theit best to pilot their spaceship home

Shaun TanTales From the Inner City short stories about humans and animals, heavily illustrated by the author

Michael J. SullivanThe Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter the 4th of his Riyria Chronicles
Cherie PriestThe Agony House Denise has moved back to New Orleans and hopes that the answers to strange goings-on will be found in an old comic… Illustrated by Tara 0’Conner
Charlie Jane AndersRock Manning Goes For Broke signed & numbered novella from Subterranean Press featuring Vikings and Steampunks!

Doctor WhoTwelve Angels Weeping collection of a dozen short stories, eaxh featuring a different Villain! Written by Dave Rudden, with illutrations by Alexis Snell

in large format:

C. E. MurphyRedeemer Rosie wants to keep her job now the troops are returning home after WW2 but first there are demons to kill…
John BirminghamStalin’s Hammer omnibus edition of the sequels to his epic Axis of Time alternate history

in ‘B’ format:

John Scalzi The Consuming Fire sequel to The Collapsing Empire
Derek KunskenThe Quantum Magician genetic engineering has enabled him to become the greatest con artist and thief in the Galaxy. But now there’s job which will either end in war, or spur mankind’s evolution… 1st book in the Quantum Evolution series

Elizabeth MayThe Fallen Kingdom missed this when it came out fairly recently. 3rd in her Falconer trilogy
Jin YongA Hero Born volume 1 of Legends of the Condor Heroes epic fantasy from China
Gary KembleStrange Ink Harry finds he has a strange tattoo on his neck one morning. Gradually more appear which trigger nightmares, and worse…

Martha WellsAll Systems Red the 1st in her Murderbot Diaries series

Richard MathiesonThe Best of RM 33 short stories chosen by Victor LaValle and issuead as a Penguin Classic

in paperback:

Nicholas Sansbury SmithDeliverance Helldivers III

art, etc:

Dopress BooksMonsters of the Imagination published by Cypi Press. Subtitled ‘Amazing Creature Designs by Global Artists

MoebiusInside Moebius Part 3 hardcover from Humanoids

Terry MooreHow To Draw softcover, mainly on figure drawing, especially for comic panels

magazines, etc:

Hi-Fructose issue # 49 with a 18 page insert on ‘The art of the mushroom‘!
Graphiteissue # 09


Jack YerkaSurrealscapes a dozen of his clasic weird pitures…
Vintage Sci-Fi – another dozen old pulp magazine covers!

October 12, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Labyrinth Index – Charles Stross

Yes, it’s that time again!

There’s a new Laundry Files novel out (the ninth!) at the end of the month and, as ever, I’ll be able to provide signed copies.

The cost is £18.99 for the Orbit UK edition

Postage within the UK will be an additional £2.95
Postage to Europe will be £7.45
Postage to Canada, the US and most of the rest of the world will be £10.95
Postage to Australia & NZ,etc. will be £11.65
Multiple copy order prices on request.

Let me know how you’d like your copy/ies signed, and the country you live in and I’ll send a PayPal Invoice confirming the details and asking for yours!

Options include having it dated, or the location added, or a brief greeting, etc. No first lines though.


about The Labyrinth Index:

Britain is under New Management. The disbanding of the Laundry – the British espionage agency that deals with supernatural threats, has culminated in the unthinkable – an elder god in residence in 10 Downing Street. But in true ‘the enemy of my enemy’ fashion, Mhari Murphy finds herself working with His Excellency Nylarlathotep on foreign policy – there are worse things, it seems, than an elder god in power, and they lie in deepest, darkest America.

A thousand-mile-wide storm system has blanketed the midwest, and the president is nowhere to be found – Mhari must lead a task force of disgraced Laundry personnel into the storm front to discover the truth. But working for an elder god is never easy, and as the stakes rise, Mhari will soon question exactly where her loyalties really lie.

October 6, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

New Titles – w/e 6th October 2018

in hardcover:

Gigi McCaffreyDragon’s Code stand alone (I think) novel set on mother Anne McCaffrey‘s world of Pern. The story of some of the time-stranded Dragonriders, stuck 400 years in their future…
Martha WellsExit Strategy one of  The Murderbot Diaries
Graham MastertonGhost Virus his latest horror novel, set in present day London…

in large format:

Sebastien de CastellSoulbinder the 4th of his Spellslinger books
Grady HendrixMy Best Friend’s Exorcism

in ‘B’ format:

James S. A. Corey Persepolis Rising the 7th in the Expanse series
Tricia SullivanSweet Dreams Charlie is a dreamhacker, hired to help someone who believes they’re being stalked in the dreams…
John Hornor JacobsInfernal Machines the 3rd in his Incorruptibles series, about Romans in America…
Terry GoodkindShroud of Eternity book 2 of The Nicci Chronicles
D. B. JacksonTime’s Children volume 1 of the Islevale series. He also writes as David B. Coe
Alison LittlewoodThe Crow Garden Nathaniel takes a new position as a mad-doctor at a remote Manor in mid-19th C England…

Jennie MelamidGather the Daughters in a remote, restrictive society, all the children are given a taste of freedom by being left to roam the island doing whatever they want every summer. One young girl discovers a dark secret…

Tanya HuffThe Demon’s Den and Other Tales of Valdemar  collection of 7 stories set in Mercedes Lackey‘s world of Valdemar

Warhammer 40,000Legacy of Dorn featuring a Chapter of Crimson Fist Space Marines. Written by Mike Lee

in paperback:

L. E. Modesitt, jr.The Mongrel Mage the 20th volume of the Saga of Recluce, set several generations after the events in Cyador’s Heirs and featuring Beltur, a young  Mage.
Marshall Ryan MarescaThe Way of the Shield part 1 of The Maradaine Elite, and the 9th novel set in Maradaine overall

Orson Scott CardChildren of the Fleet volume 1 of new Enderverse series, Fleet School

art, etc:

John HoweA Middle-Earth Traveller subtitled Sketches From Bag End to Mordor. Nice looking hardback with mainly b&w work but some full colour more finished looking pieces as well. It includes some art relating the Hobbit and the Silmarillion (I think) as well, not only LotR. Same size and look as The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee (signed copies of the Alkan Lee book available!)
Huw Lewis JonesThe Writer’s Map heavily illustrated book all about the history of fantasy maps! Looks fascinating. Subtitled An Atlas of Imaginary Lands, but it looks to be much more than that!


listed last week, but not until Saturday afternoon!

Locusissue # 692 September cover date

October 5, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 30th September 2018

in hardcover:

Hank GreenAn Absolutely Remarkable Thing giant, mysterious  humanoid sculptures start appearing all over the world and April is the first person to upload video, etc. about them and thus becomes the popular expert on, um, whatever they are!
Rena RossnerThe Sisters of the Winter Wood in a remote village steeped in folklore in eastern Europe two sisters discover they have a magical heritage…

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Hyena and the Hawk book 3 of his Echoes of the Fall series

Andrew Michael HurleyDevil’s Day a century ago a huge blizzard struck and life in the valley has never been the same since, and who can put credence in the old tales of how it used to be…

Mike Ashley (editor) – Glimpses of the Unknown 18 forgotten ghost stories, dating from 1899 to 1929,  issued in one volume by the British Library in their Tales of the Weird series
Cecily Gayford (editor) – Tales From the Dead of Night collection of 13 classic ghost stories…

art, etc:

Hugo PrattTango the 10th in Eurocomics‘ re-issues of the Corto Maltese books

Tommy RedolfiMarilyn’s Monsters softcover graphic novel from Humanoids re-imagining Norma Jean‘s life
Youssef DaoudiMonk! nice looking  hardcover biography of jazz great Thelonius Monk

Mike WuHenri’s Hats a young boy finds a trunk full of his grandfather’s hats! Hardback children’s storybook from Pixar in their Artist Showcase series
Jim Henson‘s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure slim hardcover with large pictures of scenes from the film, with a list of characters and items to find in each piece… Art by Laura Langston
Krent Able & Julian Hanshaw (editors) – I Feel Machine softcover anthology of 6 stories about technology & humanity…  Each tale is by an individual, not a collaboration.

Rosemary Mosco & Jon ChadSolar System: Our Place in Space the latest Science Comics title
Andy HirschTrees: Kings of the Forest the other latest Science Comics title! Easy to read & easy to understand science books for (mainly) young beginners

Scott McCloudMaking Comics softcover subtitled Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels


Shoreline of Infinityissue #13 latest issue of the British Fantasy Award nominated magazine produced here in Edinburgh

late arrival!

Locusissue # 692 September cover date

September 28, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 22nd September 2018

in hardback:

V. E. SchwabVengeful sequel to Vicious
Harry TurtledoveThrough Darkest Europe alternate history in which Europe is the equivalent of  today’s troubled Middle East…
Chris WoodingThe Ember Blade the 1st book of The Darkwater Legacy. Unjustly imprisoned, Aren must escape but maybe it was safer in jail!
Christelle DabosA Winter’s Promise Ophelia can read the past of any object, and can also travel through mirrors… Book 1 of The Mirror Visitor. Translated from French by Hildegarde Serle
Tamora PierceTempests and Slaughter volume 1 of The Numair Chronicles, about how young Arram becomes the powerful mage Numair…

Brandon SandersonLegion: Lies of the Beholder a 3rd novella featuring polymath/multiple pesonality Stephen Leeds
Brandon Sanderson Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Legion omnibus edition containing Legion, Skin Deep & Lies of the Beholder
Peter V. Brett – Barren  new novella set in the world of The Demon Cycle

Stephen EriksonThe Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach contains the stories The Wurms of Blearmouth, Crack’d Pot Trail & The Fiends of Nightmaria

Nnedi OkoraforWho Fears Death Oops! several months late…

Flame Tree BooksRobots & Artificial Intelligence: Short Stories a wide range of Thrilling Tales, from L. Frank Baum to the present day; editied by Josie Mitchell
Flame Tree BooksLost Souls: Short Stories a wide range of Gothic Fantasy from Poe to the present day; edited by Laura Bulbeck

Philip PullmanDaemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling 30+ essays covering all aspects of creating fiction

Ryan NorthHow To Invent Everything the only book you’ll need if you’re stuck sometime in history!

in large format:

David Stokes (editor) – Beyond the Edge volume 2 of anthology series Myriad Lands. V1, Around the World, came in a few weeks ago…

in ‘B’ format:

Tade ThompsonRosewater set in Nigeria in 2066
Chris BeckettAmerica City Holly takes a job in a climate-changed America, working for a dodgy Presidential candidate…
Nicky DraydenTemper in a future South Africa, two twins lead very different lives… I really enjoyed her previous book, The Prey of Gods
Scott WesterfieldImposters one of a pair of identical twin sisters has been trained to kill, in order to protect the other…

Victoria SchwabCity of Ghosts ghost story set in Edinburgh
L. L. McKinleyA Blade So Black Alice has to venture deeper into Wonderland from Atlanta to find an antidote to the poison her mentor has been dosed with…
Grady HendrixWe Sold Our Souls Kris quits her dead-end job, determind to re-unite the rock group she was in, which almost made it big, until the lead singer went solo…
Robert DinsdaleThe Toymakers in 1917, runaway Cathy finds a job in a magical London toyshop
John BellairsThe House With a Clock In It’s Walls YA novel the new film is based on. 1st published in 1973, with several sequels following

Max BrooksMinecraft: The Island adventure set in the game and landscape of Minecraft! From the author of World War Z and The Zombie Apocalypse Guide
Warhammer 40,000Carcharodons: Outer Dark new Space Marines adventure from Robbie MacNiven

Mark Morris (editor) –  New Fears 2  21 brand new stories
Rowan Routh (editor) – Eight Ghosts modern ghost stories, all set in places owned by English Heritage!


Interzoneissue # 277
Black Staticissue # 65

September 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment