Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Signed Hardcovers!

Thought I would put a few pictures up of some of the signed stock I have available at very reasonable prices!
They’re all first editions.
Clicking on the covers will bring up larger images.

First up, here’s three from ex-local author Hannu Rajaniemi with some great cover art!



Rajaniemi, Hannu – The Causal Angel
Gollancz 2014 cover by Chris Moore



Rajaniemi, Hannu – The Causal Angel
Tor 2014 cover by Kekai Kotaki



Rajaniemi, Hannu – The Fractal Prince
Tor 2012 cover by Kekai Kotaki

And a couple of horror titles, the first from a great bloke I got drunk with a couple of times, the late, great Lucius Shepard



Shepard, Lucius – Beautiful Blood
Subterranean 2014 cover by J. K. Potter
signed & numbered 539/1000

and from Robert McCammon



McCammon, Robert – Stinger
Subterranean Press 2012 cover by Les Edwards
signed & numbered 826/1000

and also from McCammon, but not so much horror (despite the great octopus endpapers) is his fourth Matthew Corbett historical thriller



McCammon, Robert – The Providence Rider
Subterranean Press 2012 cover by Vincent Chong

Next up are two from Peter V. Brett





You’ll see there’s a signed bookplate with one of the copies; I’ll include it with either title, depending on which one sells first!
And next is a volume of modern pulp adventure from the influential Mike Resnick



Resnick, Mike – Voyages: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones
Subterranean 2017 cover by Bob Eggleton
signed & numbered 759/1000

Almost near the end with a title by acclaimed newcomer Charlie Jane Anders



Anders, Charlie Jane – Rock Manning Goes For Broke
Subterranean Press – 2018 cover by Carolyn Nowak
signed & numbered 503/1500

Finally, and most modernly, there’s current top seller Aliette de Bodard‘s latest beautiful edition from Subterranean Press!



de Bodard, Aliette – Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight
Subterranean 2019 cover by Maurizio Manzieri
signed & numbered 1017/1250

To purchase any of these titles, please e-mail me at
I regret that at present these books are only available to UK customers only.
P&P £3.00 per volume.



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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

New Titles – w/e 7th March 2015

in hardback:

Dan SimmonsThe Fifth Heart Sherlock Holmes and Henry James travel to America to investigate an apparent suicide by a member of an ex-President’s family…
Kazuo IshiguroThe Buried Giant a couple set out to find their long lost son in what used to be termed Dark Age Britain.  (Now it’s early medieval or late antiquity or somesuch)
Ian RossWar at the Edge of the World Centurion Aurelius Castus is posted from the ease of his Danube posting to the the cold, dark lands at the edge of Empire in North Britain… 1st in his Twilight of Empire series
David Drake & John LambsheadInto the Maelstrom sequel to Into the Hinterlands; Allen Allenson leads the colonists in their fight for freedom…

George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (editors) – Old Venus 16 stories from top authors in a companion volume to the editors’ recent Old Mars anthology

Harry HarrisonHarry Harrison! Harry Harrison! A Memoir by Harry Harrison little need to say what this is! Completed days before his death in 2012, with the help of his daughter Moira

in large format:

Harriet GoodchildAfter the Ruin high romance and intrigue in the times of the Later Lands, Ohmorah and Lyikene. Local author; signed copies available

Greg Van EekhoutCalifornia Bones heist caper set in a magical alternate California
Sarah TolmieThe Stone Boatmen 3 very different cities have stone statues pointing outward from their harbours… The ship Aphelion voyages between them
Carrie Anne NobleThe Mermaid’s Sister 16 y.o. Clara lives up a mountain and discovers that her sister is becoming a mermaid! Bus the sea’s so far away…
Eleanor ArnasonBig Mama Stories modern fables reminiscent of the Tao Zero stories by Calvino…

Joe R. LansdalePrisoner 489 a giant coffin arrives for secret burial at an unlisted cemetery…

Edwin A. AbbottFlatland back in stock

Darrell SchweitzerSpeaking of Horror II interviews with 18 acclaimed horror authors including Joe Lansdale, Ramsay Campbell & Kim Newman. Some of the interviews are aging a bit now but are still interesting

in ‘B’ format:

Jim ButcherSkin Game the latest of his Dresden Files
Col BuchananThe Black Dream 3rd of his Farlander series. Epic fantasy
Melanie TemThe Yellow Wood presumably the late author’s final novel…

Clive Cussler & Scott JustinThe Bootleggers the 7th Isaac Bell adventure

Lewis DartnellThe Knowledge subtitled ‘How to Rebuild our World after an Apocalypse‘. Fascinating look at how to re-invent basic technology, etc.

in paperback:

Seanan McGuirePocket Apocalypse the 4th Incryptid adventure
Ilona AndrewsMagic Breaks the 7th Kate Daniels outing
Devon MonkInfinity Bell the 2nd in her House Immortal series

Ben BovaTrans/Human on the run from the authorities with his dying granddaughter, Luke must use a new unauthorised treatment on himself before using it on his patient…

Alex ArcherBathed In Blood the 53rd Rogue Angel adventure!
James AxlerEnd Day the 121st Deathlands

adventure art, etc:

Jan Paul SchuittenHello From 2030 hardcover about all sorts of aspects of the near future…

March 6, 2015 Posted by | Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | 2 Comments

New Titles – w/e 28th February 2015

in hardback:

Kelly LinkGet in Trouble her new short story collection

in ‘B’ format:

V. E. SchwabA Darker Shade of Magic Kell smuggles items between different versions of London, but pickpocket Lila steals a very important item from him… Signed copies available – see her own page linked opposite. Hardback also available

Jen WilliamsThe Copper Promise Wydren is offered a job exploring the darkest depths of the Citadel.
Patricia BriggsDead Heat the 4th Alpha & Omega novel
Tom FletcherGleam Wild Alan has been exiled to the Discard and must go on a quest through the gigantic black pyramid that contains all of civilisation
Kameron HurleyRapture the 3rd in the set that began with God’s War
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. AndersonMentats of Dune their 12th Dune novel, following on from Frank Herbert‘s own 6 Dune novels…
Dean R. KoontzThe City

Scott Harrison (editor) – Whispers in the Dark three Cthulhu-based novellas by Alison Littlewood, Thana Niveau & Johnny Mains
John Joseph Adams (editor) – Wastelands 2 subtitled ‘More Stories of the Apocalypse’ 30 stories by top authors, all but 5 from the past 15 years

WarhammerEverchosen  the 2nd in the Archaon series, by Rob Sanders
Warhammer 40,000Nightbringer  the 1st book  of the Chronicles of Uriel Ventrus by Graham McNeill

in paperback:

Iver P. Cooper – 1636: Seas of Fortune the latest novel in Eric Flint‘s Ring of Fire/1632 series
Larry CorreiaMonster Hunter: Nemesis 5th in the series
J. C. NelsonArmageddon Rules the sequel to Free Agent. Another problem for the new partner in the Fairy Godfather Agency
Lauren M. RoyGrave Matters sequel to Night Owls, about a very late night bookshop and strange goings-on relating to it’s customers…

art, etc:

Sean Andrew MurraySketchbook Collection volume 1 b&w pencil & charcoal sketches of fantasy characters, buildings and creatures…
Eric Nolen-WeathingtonModern Masters Volume 30: Paolo Rivera mainly b&w with 8 pages of colour

Frederic Brremaud & Frederico BertolucciLove: the Tiger beautiful hardback graphic novel about a day in the life of a wild tiger in S.E. Asia, and it’s interactions with other jungle animals. Includes tapirs! Completely textless.

Alexandro Jodorowsky & LadronnFinal Incal full colour hardback from Humanoids


Locus – February cover date Round-up of last year.


Doctor WhoEquilibrium adventure # 196 from Big Finish, featuring Peter Davidson
Doctor WhoThe Darkness of Glass Fourth Doctor adventure # 4.2 from Big Finish, with Tom Baker & Louise Jamieson

February 27, 2015 Posted by | Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th February 2015

in hardcover:

Iain Banks & Ken MacLeodPoems copies signed by Ken available now

Joe AbercrombieHalf the World the sequel to Half a King
Jacqueline CareyPoison Fruit 3rd volume in her Agent of Hel series…

Ben Bova & Eric Choi (editors) – Carbide Tipped Pens anthology of 17 new hard sf stories

large format:

Tobias BuckellCrystal Rain re-issue of the 1st volume of his Xenowealth series, set in a future where mankind is confined to certain planets following a multi-sided space war…

McSweeney’sno. 48 the latest issue; comes bundled with a separate screenplay by Boots Riley

in ‘B’ format:

Anthony RyanTower Lord the 2nd book in his Raven’s Shadow fantasy series; the 1st was Blood Song
Myke ColeGemini Cell the 4th Shadow Ops adventure

Stephen Jones (editor) – Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth new anthology of stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft (indeed, it includes 2 of his own stories! (Innsmouth Clay and The Port))

art, etc:

Brian KesingerTraveling With Your Octopus companion h/c to his Walking Your Octopus book, and also the b&w softcover Coloring With Your Octopus!

Larry GonickThe Cartoon Guide to Algebra softcover with cartoon characters and panels, rather than strips
Jean-Claude ForestBarbarella: The Wrath of the Minute-Eater b&w hardcover from Humanoids. This is a completely different story from the outsize h/c I got in a few months ago…
Richard D. Nolane & Francois Miville-DeschenesMillennium full colour historical adventure set 100 years ago, from Humanoids

Leonard StarrMary Perkins on Stage: volume one b&w softcover collecting the newspaper strip about the life and adventures of a showgirl. This volume includes the year of strips running from February 1957 until January 1958. From Classic Comic Press


Juxtapoz – March 2015 cover date
Illustrators – issue #9, featuring Bruce Pennington
Brick Journal – issue #33 of the Lego magazine


February 13, 2015 Posted by | 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

New Titles – w/e 20th September 2014

in large format:

Richard CowperGateway Omnibus from Orion which includes Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Road to Corlay, A Dream of Wessex and A Tapestry of Time which make up his Corlay sequence of books, also known as The White Bird of Kinship quartet
Robert HoldstockBerserker an Orion Gateway Omnibus collecting the trilogy he wrote as by Chris Carlson, which consists of Shadow of the Wolf, The Bull Chief and The Horned Warrior

in ‘B’ format:

Andy WeirThe Martian the diaries of one man left behind on Mars…


Black Static – #42, cover date Sept/Oct.

in hardcover (from Subterranean Press)

Brian LumleyNecroscope: The Mobius Murders signed (by Lumley and cover artist Eggleton) & numbered edition. £20.00
Peter CrowtherJewels in the Dust 13 short stories. Signed & numbered. £20.00
Caitlin R. KiernanThe Ape’s Wife 13 short stories. £20.00
Michael Marshall Smith, Benoit Domis & Nicholas RoyleThe Gist a novella by Smith, translated into French and then back into English by Royle. All three versions are collected here so you can compare the two English versions and, if your French is up to it, see how the differences arose! £20.00
Daniel AbrahamThe Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs novella-length beginning to a series set in Victorian times and featuring agents Balfour and Merriwether, who seem to investigate weird stuff. £14.00
Jack CampbellThe Last Full Measure novella set in an alternate America with Lincoln imprisoned for sedition… £14.00
Garth NixSir Hereward and Mister Fitz 3 stories featuring two stalwart defenders of the Realm, indeed the Earth, from aliens of all descriptions. Signed & numbered. £20.00

September 19, 2014 Posted by | Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 9th August 2014

in hardcover:

Robin HobbFool’s Assassin part 1 of her latest Farseer trilogy, Fitz and the Fool
Brent WeeksThe Broken Eye volume 3 of his Lightbringer trilogy

John VarleyDark Lightning belated 4th volume in his Red Lightning series about space colonisation…
Jo WaltonMy Real Children one elderly woman; two sets of memories… no wonder she’s confused!

Mercedes Lackey & James MalloryThe House of the Four Winds the duke of the tiny Balkan duchy of Swansgaard has 12 daughters and a lone son. Too many to support, so in this volume the eldest, Clarice, signs on for a trip to the New World… Part 1 of One Dozen Daughters
Lev GrossmanThe Magician’s Land 3rd in the series that began with The Magicians
Kat RichardsonRevenant the 9th Greywalker novel
Mark HodderThe Return of the Discontinued Man the 5th Burton & Swinbourne adventure…

Marie PhillipsThe Table of Less Valued Knights ‘Arthurian’ story featuring the exploits of knights not good enough to sit at the Round Table. They have to sit at one with a wonky leg… Her previous book, Gods Behaving Badly (2008) was fun; Greek gods living quietly in a shabby mansion in present day London…

George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (editors) – Rogues hefty anthology of 21 stories from the best fantasy authors out there; Gaiman, Rothfuss, Lynch, Abercrombie and many more, with a new Game of Thrones story by one of the editors!
Ursula K. LeGuinThe Real and the Unreal: Where on Earth volume 1 of a pair of books collecting her best short fiction

in large format:

Charles E. GannonTrial by Fire the sequel to Fire by Fire and volume 2 in his Tales of the Terran Republic
Jagopo Della QuerciaThe Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy Lincoln’s son and President Taft in a steampunk adventure carefully composed around real historical events…

Daniel AbrahamThe Widow’s House the 4th volume of The Dagger and the Crown

in ‘B’ format:

Eric Brown Jani and the Greater Game fun steampunk adventure  set in India as the British Empire, Russia and China play the ‘great game’ and Jani is caught in the middle of it all when Russia shoots fown an Imperial Airship carrying her back from England to see her dying father, one-time Minister of Security on the Indian Cabinet. Signed copies available.
William DietzAndromeda’s Choice sequel to Andromeda’s Fall. Set in his Legion of the Damned universe and featuring Andromeda McKee, top Legion fighter…
Daryl GregoryAfterparty the after effects of a new drug on it’s inventors! I really enjoyed the hardback earlier this year
Daryl GregoryWe Are All Completely Fine a psychiatrist persuades several apparently insane patients to join a support group and try to work out which of their demons are real… Always an interesting author.

Alan CampbellThe Art of Hunting sequel to The Sea of Ghosts and part 2 of The Gravedigger Chronicles
Richard FordThe Shattered Crown the sequel to Herald of the Storm and part 2 of his Steelhaven series

Jim HinesCodex Born the sequel to Libriomancer and vbook 2 of Magic ex Libris
Tom PollockThe Glass Republic in London-Under-Glass everything is reversed and Pen must venture there seeking her mirror-sister Parva…
James TreadwellAnarchy sequel to dark fantasy Advent
Ari MarmellHot Lead, Cold Iron Mick Oberon turned his back on the Fae and became a PI in Chicago. But his new case involves tracking down a changeling…
Jon SteeleAngel City set in the shadows where the angels dwell…
Mark HodderThe Secret of Abdu el Yezdi the 4th Burton & Swinbourne adventure…
Guy Gavriel KayRiver of Stars sequel to Under Heaven and set again in his version of ancient China…

Steve Haynes (editor) – The Best British Fantasy 2014 14 stories including 2 by Edinburgh residents Helen Jackson and Georgina Bruce and at least another 2 by Scots now living elsewhere.

in paperback:

Rob ThurmanDownfall the 9th Cal Leandros adventure
Stephen BlackmooreBroken Souls 3rd in his City of the Lost series…
Irene RadfordThe Wandering Dragon 3rd in her Children of the Dragon Nimbus series; the 13th Dragon Nimbus book overall

Steve WhitePirates of the Timestream 3rd of the Jason Thanoi adventures, which began with Blood of the Heroes

Dan AbnettThe Unremembered Empire the latest of the Horus Heresy adventures, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe

art, etc:

John AlvinThe Art of JA hardback with both finished full-colour art and sketches, etc. Also 1/2 page of text introducing each project; Batman, Jurassic Park,  Willow, E.T., etc.
Lorenzo SperlongaDirty Works full colour softback with mainly finished pieces but also a few preliminary sketches… Also titled New Art Fantastix #1
Brian Michael BendisWords for Pictures subtitled ‘the art and business of writing comics and graphic novels‘. Includes chapters by top editor Diana Schutz  and several others

Neil Gaiman & P. Craig RussellMurder Mysteries hardback graphic novel, with sketches and an interview, etc at the back
Carol SwainGast b&w story of a young girl who moves to rural Wales and starts to investigate a death

Alexandro Jodorowsky, Zoran Janjetov & Fred BeltranThe Technopriests: Supreme Collection hardcover from Humanoids
Christian Perrissin & Boro PavlocicEl Nino hardcover from Humanoids. Red Cross nurse Vera discovers she was born conjoined with, but soon separated from, a modern day pirate known as el Nino!
Xavier Dorison & Christophe BecSanctum hardcover from Humanoids, previously issued in 2 volumes. A  submarine lost 70 years ago is found in strange circumstances…
Jerry Frissen & BillUnfabulous Five a handful of Mexican wrestlers take up the fight against crime. Hardcover from Humanoids

Jeffrey BrownStar Wars: Goodnight Darth Vader neat little hardback with colour sketches and rhyming couplets… well, doggerel, really.


Illustration – #45 big features on Mead Schaeffer and Michael Dolas
Locus – #642, July cover date with Edinburgh Book Festival guest Jeff Vandermeer on the cover. June’s issue has still not turned up.
Galaxy’s Edge – issue #9


Doctor WhoThe Abandoned Forth Doctor adventure 3.7 from Big Finish, with Tom baker and Luise Jameson

2015 wall calendars:

CirueloDragons 16 month calendar

August 8, 2014 Posted by | Author News, Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th July 2014

in hardcover:

Hannu RajaniemiThe Causal Angel the 3rd in his series featuring Jean le Flambeur.
Signed copies will be available soon!

Harry TurtledoveLast Orders the 6th and final book in his series, The War That came Early, about a WW2 that started in 1938 with Hitler’s War
James P. BlaylockThe Adventure of The Ring of Stones his latest short novel featuring Langdon St. Ives and illustrated by J. K. Potter. Signed & numbered edition from Subterranean Press.

in large format:

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirty-First Annual Collection 32 of the best stories of the previous year, with the usual annual round-up and further recommendations listing

Hannu RajaniemiThe Causal Angel the 3rd in his series featuring Jean le Flambeur.
Signed copies will be available soon!

John BrunnerGateway Omnibus from Orion. Contains 3 of my favourite books of his – The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider and The Traveller in Black (which is 4 related novellas)

in ‘B’ format:

Eric BrownRites of Passage collection of 4 novellas
Marcus SakeyBrilliance huge numbers of exceptionally smart children are being born… What will happen to them and how will the world be changed as they mature?


Black Static  – #41 with July/August cover date. Lead story by Tim Waggoner
Gramarye – issue #5, Summer 2014 published by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy. Interesting looking journal; includes articles on topics such as Jim Henson and Spring-Heeled Jack


Ian DoescherWilliam Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return the latest sequel to William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, in the same little hardback format.

July 18, 2014 Posted by | Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment