Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Michael Scott Rohan – signed copies

Michael Scott Rohan is the author of 15+ novels, mainly written in the 1980s & 90s, of which the best known are the Winter of the World novels. Sadly, they’ve all been out of print for years.
However, the first one, The Anvil of Ice, has now been issued in Orion’s Fantasy Masterworks series in paperbacK and the author has agreed to sign copies of it for me.
The date, the location or a brief greeting can also be added on request.

It’s a ‘B’ format £9.99 paperback and postage within the UK should be £1.51, making £11.50 in total.
Prices to elsewhere on application.

Let me know at if you’re interested and I can issue a PayPal Invoice if it’s not convenient to collect your copy.


The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the ages in half-remembered myth and song – tales of mysterious powers of the Mastersmiths, of the forging of great weapons, of the subterranean kingdoms of the duergar, of Gods who walked abroad, and of the Powers that struggled endlessly for dominion. In the Northlands, beleaguered by the ever-encroaching Ice and the marauding Ekwesh, a young cowherd, saved from the raiders by the mysterious Mastersmith, discovers in himself an uncanny power to shape metal – but it is a power that may easily be turned to evil ends, and on a dreadful night he flees his new home, and embarks on the quest to find both his own destiny, and a weapon that will let him stand against the Power of the Ice. His wanderings will bring him great friends but earn him greater enemies, and eventually they will transform him from lowly cowherd to a mastersmith fit to stand with the greatest of all men.


September 5, 2015 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Shop News & Chat, Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

Iain Banks & Ken MacLeod – Poems

Before Iain Bank‘s death in June 2013 he and Ken MacLeod agreed that a book of their poems should be published. It comes out in a couple of weeks time and is called, appropriately, Poems.

As with previous books of his, Ken has agreed to sign copies for me.
It will cost £12.99 and postage within the UK will be £1.51, making £14.50 in total.

Copies to Europe will be £12.99 + £5.15 p&p making £18.14 in total
Copies to almost everywhere else will be £12.99 + £7.45 p&p making £20.44 in total
Copies to Australia & NZ will be £12.99 + £7.90 p&p making £20.89 in total.

To order a copy, please contact me with your location and how you’d like it signed, and I will issue a PayPal Invoice for the amount due.

People who have previously ordered signed copies of books by either Ken or Iain should have received an e-mail from me about this offer by now. If I’ve missed you, please e-mail me.


January 31, 2015 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat, Signed Books | Leave a comment

Signed Copies – V. E. Schwab

The latest book by V. E. Schwab comes out in a couple of weeks and she has kindly agreed to sign copies for me.

It’s called A Darker Shade of Magic and is a ‘B’ format paperback from Titan Books, costing £7.99 plus postage.
Postage within the UK will be £1.51, making the total £9.50

I’ll also have a limited number of the Tor US hardcover, which will be £18.99 plus postage.
Postage within the UK will be £2.80, making the total £21.79

Signing options available will be plain signature, or with date, location (Edinburgh) or brief greeting (To Mike, Best wishes, Happy Birthday, etc.)
To order your copy e-mail me at saying what you’d like and which country you live in and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice for the appropriate amount. Once paid, and the books are in, I’ll get it signed and sent off to you.

For postage rates abroad, please see the V. E. Schwab page on the ‘pages’ list beside this post. Other books you can ask to be signed are listed there also.


A Darker Shade of Magic

Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers – magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where life and magic are revered.

Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, there was Black London…


edit for clarification

January 23, 2015 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Signed Books | Leave a comment

End of the Year!

Another year almost over!

I’ll be closing at 15.00 this afternoon, which is maybe a little early compared to previous years but I have other commitments to attend to, I’m afraid. I usually aim at three o’clock but then overshoot a bit! This year I have to be on time.
Anyway, hope you have a fun time and a great new year.

I’ll be open again at 10.00 on Saturday the 3rd January 2015.



December 31, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th December 2014

In before Christmas!

in large format:

William H. PattersonLearning Curve: 1907 – 1948 volume 1 of the authorised biography of Robert A. Heinlein.  I really should have had this in a long time ago… I’ll claim I was waiting for volume 2 to come out in hardcover!


Robert E. McGinnis & Art ScottThe Art of REMcG h/c full of McGinnis’ paperback cover art, National Geographic art, his film posters for James Bond, Woody Allen, blaxploitation movies, etc. spanning 7 decades…

Peter Maresca (editor) – Forgotten Fantasy: Sunday Comics 1900 – 1915 giant hardback reproducing the great early comics like Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend, Kin-Der Kids, and many more. The same huge 15″ x 21″ size as the Little Nemo tribute volume that came in recently.

HumanoidsEros Gone Wild 54 illustrated short stories from some of the best European artists in the graphic novel field…

magazines, etc:

Locus – cover date December 2014 Michael Moorcock on the cover
Juxtapoz – January 2015 cover date


Nothing more due in this week, but there should be some new titles next week, carriers allowing!


December 23, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

Interruption in Service!

Please note that Transreal Fiction will be closed briefly from Tuesday 7th October until Friday the 10th and also on Monday 13th. But I will be open as usual on the Saturday in between, the 11th October.

October 6, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment

The Causal Angel – Hannu Rajaniemi

Contrary to what I understood, Hannu will be able to sign copies of his new book, The Causal Angel, for me.

The book itself is £20.00 and mailing prices will be as for Charlie’s recent Laundry novel, The Rhesus Chart. i.e. within the UK it’ll be £22.80

Europe, £20 + £6.60

World, £20.00 + £10.15

Australia & NZ, £20 + £10.75

Let me know how you’d like it signed and which postage rate applies and I’ll send a PayPal Invoice.


“With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterisation and his unrivalled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi has swiftly set a new benchmark for SF in the 21st century. And now with his third novel he completes the tale of his gentleman rogue, the many lives and minds of Jean de Flambeur. Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of reality and story.

And now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system.”



July 14, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

Signed Copies of The Rhesus Chart

Yes, it’s the new Laundry novel from Charlie Stross and it’s due out at the beginning of July.
As before, he’s agreed to sign copies for me.

It’s the UK Orbit hardcover and will cost £16.99 + postage.
Postage will be £2.80 within the UK (2nd class parcel under 1kg)
To the rest of Europe it’ll be £6.60
To most of the rest of the world it’ll be £10.15
And to Australia/NZ it’s £10.75

Books can be signed with a plain signature, or with the date, location or brief greeting added. Not the first line though, I’m afraid.
Drop me a note at saying how you’d like it signed and where it’s to be sent and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice (which will ask for your full address).
(People who have already e-mailed me should receive their invoices or an e-mail shortly, so no need to remind me)

And I should be able to supply the Laundry novella Equoid to be published by Subterranean Press soon; it’s likely to be £25.00 + postage.





June 21, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Shop News & Chat, Signed Books | 1 Comment

Closed for a few days…

Please note that the shop is likely to be closed from Monday through Thursday next week.

i.e. the 16th to the 19th June inclusive.
E-mails, etc. will be answered as soon as possible after that, especially ones relating to getting signed copies of Charlie Stross’ new Laundry novel. (due out early July)


edit: actually, I’ve managed to get someone in for most of the time.

June 11, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment

Lucius Shepard

I was surprised and saddened this morning to learn that Lucius Shepard had died.
He first gained recognition back in the mid-1980s with Green Eyes, one of the re-launched Ace Specials that also promoted the careers of William Gibson and Kim Stanley Robinson among others… Then followed Life During Wartime and The Jaguar Hunter collection, both set in future Central America. Also The Scalehunter’s Beautiful Daughter, the first of several connected slightly more traditional fantasies.
More recently I read Dog-Eared Paperback of My Life, a novella-length piece in the anthology Other Earths, which was excellent.

More personally, I had the great good fortune to end up hanging out with Lucius a couple of times years ago at a big London convention we were both attending. We ended up chatting and drinking long into the night and he came across as a really interesting character with loads of stories to tell… somewhere I have a photo!
Anyway, quite a brief friendship, but one I’ve remembered for decades.
I’ll miss him.






March 20, 2014 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Shop News & Chat | Leave a comment


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