Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Transreal Fiction new Titles – w/e 24th September 2022

in hardcover:

Paul MaAuleyBeyond the Burn Line long after climate change is not even a memory, life has moved on…
Hiron EnnesLeech in the remote north a doctor has died from a parasite, but being possessed by the Interprovincal Medical Institute should have made that impossible…
Victor LavalleThe Ballad of Black Tom jazz age New York confronts Lovecraft’s monsters… from tordotcom
Darcie Little BadgerSnake Falls to Earth Nina befriends Oli, from the land of spirits & monsters, to help avert a catastrophe…
David Weber & Jane Lindskold A New Clan the 4th Star Kingdom novel, set in the Honorverse

in softcover:

Kelly RobsonHigh Times in the Low Parliament Lana is a scribe who has to juggle all sorts of problems to prevent disaster!
Naslem JamniaThe Bruising of Qilwa Firuz is a refugee in Qilwa and finds a deadly, magic-caused disease is threatening her new refuge…
Kai Ashante WilsonThe Sorcerer of the Wildeeps a perilous caravan trek across the wastelands by two demi-gods, fallen from heaven…

Walter Jon WilliamsImperium Restored the final book in his Praxis trilogy, after The Accidental War & Fleet Elements
Brian TrentTen Thousand Thunders hundreds of years in the future, Gethin is investigating his own death and whether it was part of a deeper scheme…
Peter ClinesThe Broken Room burnt-out agent Hector owes the ghost of another agent in Natalie’s head big time!
Dave BaraTrinity Jared was on the losing side in the Rim Rebellion, but gets the chance to command the 1st ftl ship… From Baen Books

John M. FordGrowing Up Weightless the latest in Orion’s SF Masterwork series, about growing up on the Moon. First published in 1993

Manon Burz-Labrande (editor) – Spectral Sounds: Unquiet Tales of Acoustic Weird the latest anthology in the Tales of the Weird series from the British Library
Michael Wheatley (editor) – The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan anthology published by the British Library in their Tales of the Weird series
P. L. McMillan & Solomon Forse (editors) – Howls From the Dark Ages anthology of horror stories set in the medieval period

art, etc:

Honojiro TowojiShikinomemorie Poster Book published by PIE International; softcover with Japanese art, both colour & b&w

Carlos Trillo & Enrique BrecciaAlva Mayor book 1: The Legend of El Dorado nice looking h/c with b&w art; adventure set in S. America in the 16th C.
A. W. Jantha & Gris GrimleyHocus Pocus novelisation of the 1993 Disney film; hardcover with large text & colour illustrations by Grimley
Kyla VanderklugtCrows: Genius Birds in the Science Comics series

PS Artbooks SofteePre-Code Classics: Mister Mystery contains issues 1 – 5 from 1951/52. Ful colour siftcover
PS Artbooks SofteePre-Code Classics: Strange Mysteries contains issues 1 – 5 from 1951/52. Ful colour siftcover


Shoreline of Infinity – issue # 32 lead story by Adam Roberts


September 23, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 17th September 2022

in hardcover:

Christopher PriestExpect Me Tomorrow climate change, twins, possible time travel or communication, spanning two centuries, from Victorian explorers to mid 21st C brain experiments…

in soft cover:

Olive BlakeThe Atlas Six stiff competition to fill the vacent seat on the World’s magicians’ prestigious Alexandrian Society
C. J. CookeThe Lighthouse Witches Luna’s family had died 20 years earlier, on a remote Scottish island. But now her sister has re-appeared, looking exactly as she did before!
Davina EvansNotorious Sorcerer Siyon is a ratherslipshod alchemist and has screwed up badly and now the whole city may be destroyed!
Mary E. PearsonThe Beauty of Darkness final book of the Remnant Chronicles. The Kiss of Deception & The Heart of Betrayal also came in. Reprint.
Silvia Moreno-GarciaSignal to Noise reprint. Meche used to do magic, but can she still use her old skills after 20 years…
Faith HunterFinal Heir the 15th Jane Yellowrock adventure

Diana GabaldonGo Tell the Bees That I Am Gone massive (1320+ pp) new Outlander novel!
Gabby Hutchinson CrouchOut of Service sequel to Wish You Weren’t Here. Rooks vol 2, about a family of ghost-hunters
M. RickertLucky Girl novella; Christmas horror story

Taylor AndersonPurgatory’s Shore book 1 of his new alternate history series Artillerymen. In 1847 some US soldiers deployed to Mexico are shipwrecked in a storm – and wake up in a vastly different world! (Although in just under a century, the Destroyermen (his previous, similar series) will arrive there also!)
David Weber & Eric Flint To End In Fire the 4th Crown of Slaves book, set in Weber’s Honorverse

Premee MohamedAnd What can We Offer You Tonight novella set in a future, totalitarian city

Eileen GunnNight Shift the latest Outspoken Author volume from PM Press. The usual mix of a novella, some shorter pieces, an essay & an interview by Terry Bisson.

art, etc:

Jacob JohnstonThe Art of Ron Cobb h/c full of concept art & sketches all the way from Dark Star, Star Wars & Alien through Total Recall & Firefly to District 9 and beyond!


McSweeney’s Quarterly – issue # 67 consisting of 3 small books of prose, poetry, and illustration

September 16, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closing Early Today (Friday)

For personal reasons Transreal Fiction will close at around 16.00 on Friday 16th September.

Open again as usual at 11.00 on Saturday.

(Transreal Fiction will also be closed on Monday 19th September for my usual day off.

And, further down the road, the shop won’t open until approx 13.00 on Saturday 1st October)

September 16, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 10th September 2022

in hardcover:

Stephen KingFairy Tale young Charlie does odd jobs for his aging neighbour, but when he dies Charlie inherits the secret to entering a parallel world…
Alex PhebyMalarkoi sequel to Mordew
Stacey McEwanLedge book 1 of the Glacian Trilogy. The people living on the completely inaccessible Ledge must regularly sacrifice one of their own to the winged Glacians in order to survive!

Lafcadio HearneOf Ghosts and Goblins a selection of Japanese stories, first published around 120 years ago… nice little edition

J. E. A. TylerThe Complete Tolkien Companion re-issue. Encyclopedia first published in 1976

in softcover:

Wesley ChuThe Art of Prophecy book 1 of The War Arts Saga epic fantasy, heavy on the martial arts!

Tori BovarinoNot Good For Maidens a dark re-telling of the poem Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti. Lou has only 3 days to rescue her aunt from the goblin slavers by beating them at their own game…
Tori BovarinoDevil Makes Three Tess & Elliot release a demon from a school library book by mistake…
Christina HenryHorseman set 30 years after the events in Washington Irving‘s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Rachel HarrisonCackle Annie has fled big city life to live in the country but becomes friends with someone who appears to be a witch!

Jay Kristoff & Amie KaufmanAurora’s End the final part of the Aurora Cycle. Can the disparate members of Squad 312 (Academy Class of 2380) save the Galaxy!? Aurora Rising & Aurora Burning also now in stock

art, etc:

Paul DavidsonCosmic-70: The Art of PD softcover, mainly full page panels of various characters/monsters


Illustrators Special Issue – issue # 14: The Illustrated History of Warren Magazines all about Eerie, Creepy, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Vampirella and more!

September 9, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 3rd September 2022

in hardcover:

R. F. KuangBabel big new fantasy set in late 19thC Oxford, in a world where silver has magical properties. A young woman arrives from Canton and takes up enployment at the towering, Empire-influencing ‘Royal Institute of Translation’ at Oxford. From the author of The Poppy War trilogy
Claire NorthIthaca Penelope’s life as she struggles to keep her kingdom intact for Odysseus’ return
Travis KluneWolfsong young Ox was a loner & didn’t think he’d amount to much, but then a family of shape-shifters moved in next door!
Alexandra Rowland A Taste of Gold and Iron to regain favour, inexperienced Prince Kadou is investigating a break-in in the city but soon finds it’s a lot more serious!

Elizabeth Bear – The Origin of Storms 3rd in The Lotus Kingdoms series which began with The Stone in the Skull & The Red-Stained Wings

Nigel KnealeTomato Cain and Other Stories collection dating from 1949, well before his tv screenplay writing for the likes of Quatermass. Mainly concerning life on the Isle of Man at the time.
Maurice LeblancThe Adventures of Arsene Lupine 9 short stories from the early 20th C featuring the imfamous gentleman burglar. Translated from French by Alexander Teixeira De Mattos. This is a small Macmillan Collector’s Library edition, published in 2021

Robert Foster The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth: The Definitive Guide to the World of J. R. R. Tolkien although the title page gives it as The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth: From The Hobbit to The Silmarillion (1st pub with that title in 1978, although it appears to date from 1971 under a slightly different title and portions appeared as early as 1966!) This new edition has the 2003 edition’s full-colour illustrations by Ted Naismith)

in softcover:

Silvia Moreno-Garcia Certain Dark Things vampires in Mexico City!
Trudi CanavanMaker’s Curse oops! I missed this during lockdown. 4th in her Millennium’s Rule series

Tim PrattThe Veiled Masters the 3rd part of his Twilight Imperium series
Brian TrentRedspace Rising tracking down body-swapping war criminals on Mars! Sequel to Ten Thousand Thunders

art, etc:

Brian Herbert & Kevin J. AndersonDune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad Dib continuing the adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s classic novel. Art by Paul Allen & Patricia Martin

September 2, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 27th August 2022

in hardcover:

Becky ChambersPrayer for the Crown-Shy the 2nd Monk & Robot novella and the sequel to A Psalm For the Wild-Built
Tanya Huff Into the Broken Lands following the devastating Mage War Nonee & her family must attempt to cross the Broken Lands… Part 1 of a new epic fantasy series

in softcover:

Nnedi OkoraforNoor disabled from birth & subsequently also injured in a serious accident, the much-augmented Noor is forced to flee across the Sahal, watched on-line by millions…
T. L. HuchuOur Lady of the Mysterious Ailments sequel to The Library of the Dead and the 2nd of the Edinburgh Nights series
Mercedes LackeyBeyond vol 1 of her latest Valdemar series, Founding of Valdemar

Joseph JacobsCeltic Folk & Fairy Tales 26 stories collected by the Victorian/Edwardian folklorist. Subtitled ‘Magical stories from the land of the Celts’

Michael Shea Mr. Cannyharme written in 1981, a novel length adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft‘s story The Hound, re-set in San Francisco from Europe
Linda Shea & S. T. Joshi (editors) – The Autopsy: Best Weird Stories of Michael Shea. The title story will soon be on Netflix as one of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

art books, etc:

Trina Robbins Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics; A Passion for Fashion bio following both her fashion designer career and her popular newspaper comic strips, published from the early 30s to the mid-60s, including Flapper Fanny & Mopsy

Peter & Maria HoeyBend of Luck full-color, episodic graphic novel in which luck will find a way!
Michael DeforgeBirds of Maine h/c with 450+ full colour pages all about the fantastical life of birds!
Jim WoodringOne Beautiful Spring Day 400 b&w pages, including 100 of new art, tying together & resolving his earlier tales Congress of the Animals, Fran & Poochytown
Bong RedilaMelag: Town of Fables softcover with short, b&w stories of curious or fun events in a fictional town somewhere between Dreamland & the Phillipines! From Fantagraphics
Kaui Shirai & Posuka Demizu – The Promised Neverland: Art Book World full colour h/c graphic novel from the pages of Shonen Jump, which includes dozens of pages of extra concept art, storyboards, etc!

PS Artbooks PresentsScream facsimile edition of issue #2 from October ’73. b&w art
PS Artbooks SofteeStrange Suspense Stories vol 5. Part of their Silver Age Classics series; incluses issues 38 – 42 from1958/9
PS Artbooks SofteeMysteries of Unexplored Worlds vol 5. Part of their Silver Age Classics series; incluses issues 21 – 25 from 1960/1


Illustration – issue # 77 includes articles on Fritz Willis & Raymond Johnson
Heavy Metal – issue # 318 alternate covers, inc a Hildebrandt

August 26, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 20th August 2022

in hardcover:

Sunyi DeanThe Book Eaters there are only 6 ancient families left in Britain who still subist by eating the printed word…
Sangu MandanaThe Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches Mika lives quietly, concealing her abilities, but then she is asked to teach 3 young witches the craft

in softcover:

Tasha SuriThe Oleander Sword the 2nd book of The Burning Kingdoms, following on from The Jasmine Throne
Richard Swan Justice of Kings Konrad is an Emperor’s Justice, which can be a dangerous position…
Dan KoboldtSilver Queendom a team of tricksters are asked to steal a consignment of Dreamwine…

Josh ReynoldsFlower Path a Daidouji Shin Mystery set in the world of The Legend of the Five Rings
J. R. R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings new compact omnibus of the trilogy. Small print!

Paula Guran (editor) – The Year’s Best Fantasy Volume 1 the best short stories from 2021
Gerry McGowan & Andrew Sherlock (editors) – The Lost Letters of Flann O’Brien a collection of letters purporting to be from various other authors to O’Brien. Looks fun!


Character Design QuarterlyCDQ issue # 20
Character Design Quarterly – CDQ issue # 21

August 19, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 13th August 2022

in softcover:

Stephen AryanThe Warrior sequel to The Coward and the 2nd half of The Quest for Heroes duology
Jay PoseyEvery Star a Song the sequel to Every Star a Grave. Vol 2 of The Ascendance
Randee Dawn Tune in Tomorrow a secretive reality tv show, with the Fae as the audience!

Adam Roberts Haven re-issue of the companion volume to Shelter by Dave Hutchinson. Together they comprise The Aftermath. Not sure if any more books are planned; I suspect not.
Roger ZelaznyThe Second Chronicles of Amber 22 years after the Fantasy Masterworks edition of the 1st five books of Amber, we finally get the Fantasy Masterworks edition of books 6 – 10!

art, etc:

Fortunino Matania1914-191: Through the Eyes of FM. H/C with period b&w illustrations of the Western Front; an Illustrators Super Special, edited by Peter Richardson

Alexandro JodorowskySelected Short Stories the latest h/c volume of the AJ Library from Humanoids. Over 400 pages of full colour art, including Final Incal, After the Incal, Weapons of the Metabaron & more

DavFirst Spring the 4th volume of Beneath the Trees, the seasonal adventures of some woodland creatures. The 4th and presumably final volume as all the seasons are now represented

Marc Hagan-GuireyLe Corbusier Paper Models subtitled 10 Kirigami Buildings To Cut And Fold. (kirigami is akin to origami, but you can cut the paper as well as fold it)

August 12, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 7th August 2022

in hardcover:

Lois McMaster BujoldThe Assassins of Thasalon signed & numbered novel from Subterranean Press
Ruthanna EmrysA Half-Built Garden thoughtful novel about first contact set 60 years in the future, and the world the aliens find

in softcover:

Seanan McGuire When Sorrows Come the 15th October Daye adventure

Peter V. BrettThe Desert Prince part 1 of a new series set 15 years after the events in his Demon Cycle, which began with The Painted Man (aka The Warded Man)
Katherine AddisonThe Grief of Stones sequel to The Witness for the Dead and the 2nd of The Cemeteries of Amalo series
Mark StayThe Ghost of Ivy Barn 3rd in The Witches of Woodville series. The adventures of a trainee witch during the Battle of Britain!

Catherine Tobler The Necessity of Stars 1st contact novella

Herve le TellierThe Anomaly a passenger jet encounters a weird storm but all seems fine – until 3 months later an exact duplicate appears, including duplicate crew and passengers!
Theo ClareThe Book of Sand a small group of strangers come to, lost in a desert. There are mysterious towers to hide in from the various threats they must overcome…

Robert Denton III, Marie Brennon & D. G. Laderoute The Great Clans of Rokugan: The Collected Novellas Volume Two, set in the world of The Legend of the Five Rings. With 3 novellas and several shorter

Shiela Finch Forkpoints a dozen stories of alternate branches history might have taken. Subtitled Stories of Decisions Made and Roads Not Taken
Scott R. Jones (editor) – Cthulhusattva Lovedraft-inspired horror anthology with 15 stories, subtitled Tales of thr Black Gnosis


Interzone – issue 292/293 double isse with 4 novelettes, 7 stories, and the usual features!

August 5, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 30th July 2022

in hardcover:

Ken LiuSpeaking Bones the 4th in his epic Dandelion Dynasty fantasy series

Mike Ashley (editor) – Gothic Fantasy: Weird Horror Short Stories 44 stories from the 1870s to the 2020s!

in softcover:

Rian HughesThe Black Loconotive a new, secret, Underground tunnel is being built beneath London but an ancient archeological puzzle is uncovered during construction… Lots of b&w schematics & photographs throughout the text. Almost New Wave in it’s design & layout!
Rachel SwirskyJanuary Fifteenth in the near future everybody receives UBI (Universal Basic Income), but how they spend it varies tremendously!

Kristen Britain Winterlight the 7th novel in her Green Rider series
Tad WilliamsBrothers of the Wind stand-alone novel set in Osten Ard, a thousand years before The Dragonbone Chair
Peter McLeanPriest of Crowns the 4th in his War For the Rose Crown series
Melissa AlbertOur Crooked Hearts Ivy & her mother confront issues and creatures from her mother’s past…
Mary McMyneThe Book of Gothel a re-interpretation of the story behind Rapunzel, and why she was in the tower
Sascha StronachThe Dawnhounds disgraced officer Yat is murdered by her collegues but the biotech throughout the city of Hainack, and an ancient Power, have resurected her for their own reasons…

Kirsti Wishart The Projectionist a mystery set in a small Scottish town whose inhabitants live in a perpetual film festival…

Emily Alder, Jimmy Packham & Joan Passey (editors) – Our Haunted Shores the latest volume of the British Library Tales of the Weird series, subtitled Tales From the Coasts of the British isles

art, etc:

Hayao MiyazakiThe Art of Princess Mononoke
Hayao Miyazaki The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Sergio ToppiBestiary the latest in The ST Gallery of matching editions of his work. Animals, creatures & humans of all descriptions. H/C with a mix of b&w and colour

Vincent PerriotNegalyod: The God Network. Full colour hardcover with a cross-time dinosaur adventure!
Matthew Arnold & Riccardo Burchielli Eden full colour softcover. Cryogenically frozen prisoners wake up after a malfunction – thousands of years after a catastrophic war and find the planet is now very different, and dinosaurs are back!

Jiro Taniguchi The Walking Man: Expanded Edition hardcover with some colour pages. A gentle walk through urban Japan and a man’s memories…
Rokurou OgakiCrazy Food Truck ) Gordon runs a food truck in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and finds his new helper has an armed mititia hunting her… b&w softcover manga


Locus – issue # 738 cover date July with interviews with Daniel Abraham & Nadia Afifi

July 29, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment