Just to say that Transreal Fiction will be closing at 17.00 on Saturday 1st April and not be re-opening until Thursday the 6th April.
After Easter Monday the shop will, however, be open on Mondays again.
So, a day or two ago, a big purple guy named Randy toured the shop, followed by a camera.
He’s doing a late-ish show at the Fringe and was just out and about…
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.
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.
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.
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Mars the 3rd in their multiple worlds series The Long Earth. Across many of the worlds the gigantic Yellowstone caldera eruption is causing chaos and disorder…
Roberet Galbraith – The Silkworm sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling by a lightly-disguised J. K. Rowling. It again features P.I. Cormoran Strike, this time investigating the disappearance of a novelist.
Neil Gaiman – The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains story illustrated in various styles by Eddie Campbell and set on the Isle of Skye
J. R. R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings beautiful new slipcased illustrated edition. Comes in it’s own cardboard box!
in large format:
Mike, Linda & Louise Carey – The House of War and Witness in 1740 war is coming to Europe and a young Austrian lieutenant is ordered to investigate the disappearance of a previous garrison at his company’s new posting. But there are very strange goings-on involved…
Mark Murphy – Minology: The Curious Secret of Central Head Penelope is tiny and lives a quiet life in a gigantic ear but then there’s a malfunction in the Ear Department…
in ‘B’ format:
Kieran Shea – Koko Takes a Holiday 500 years in the future retired mercenary Koko finds herself the target of her former colleagues. Fast-moving action cyberpunk.
Patrick Lee – Runner eleven year old Rachel is the target of a huge manhunt. And not in a good way. Thriller.
Warhammer 40,000 – Fist of Demetrius the 2nd volume of William King‘s Macharian Crusade trilogy
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.