Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 14th May 2022

in softcover:

Lauren T. Davila (editor) – When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead new Gothic anthology from Haunt Publishing, who brought us Haunted Voices back in 2019!

Max GladstoneLast Exit Zelda and her friends set off on a trip to see multiple worlds but may have to stop the apocalypse!
Neal StephensonTermination Shock sequel to Reamde, although there’s no need to have read that one first
Sarah GaileyThe Echo Wife near-future thriller

D. K. FieldsFarewell to the Liar final part of the Tales of Fenest, which began with Widow’s Welcome & The Stitcher and the Mute. I thought all 3 parts were very good.
Naomi NovikThe Last Graduate sequel to A Deadly Education
Christoipher BuehlmanThe Blacktongue Thief 1st in a new fantasy series; I thought it was great fun!
J Dianne DotsonEphemeris vol 2 of The Questrison Saga
J Dianne DotsonAccretion vol 3 of The Questrison Saga
J Dianne DotsonLuminiferous vol 4 of The Questrison Saga. (Vol 1, Heliopause, came in a while ago)

A. M. ShineThe Watchers Mina breaks down driving across a remote moor in Ireland…
Faith HunterOf Claws and Fangs collection of short stories featuring Jane Yellowrock, and others

Jonathan Strathan (editor) – Someone in Time 16 new stories, many from major authors, about time travel and romance
Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes (editors) – Heroic Hearts a dozen new tales of heroism!

Roger ZelaznyThe Chronicles of Amber SF Masterworks edition from Gollancz collecting the first 5 books of Amber (originally published 1970 – 78)
Ross E. Lockhart (editor) – The Book of Cthulhu II new 2022 edition of this Night Shade Press anthology of works inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and his work. Vol I arrived a couple of weeks ago…

art, etc:

Nanaco YashiroWonderland: The Art of NY full colour, full page art, many with a touch of Art Nouveau about them

Sergio ToppiSharaze-De the latest volume of The Collected Toppi. H/C with good quality paper. Mainly b&w tales and legends from Africa
Francois Schuitten & Benoit PeetersThe Tower new addition to their Obscure Cities series of graphic novels, although this one appears not be be set in a recognisable location. B&W
Man Arenas The World of Yaxin: The Day of the Unicorn full colour h/c graphic novel with cute unicorns!
Kuniko Tsurita The Sky is Blue With a Single Cloud complete b&w manga, translated by Ryan Holmberg

Joe FloodScience Comics: Birds of Prey the latest in the series, subtitled Terrifying Talons

May 13, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

slow week, I’m afraid!

in softcover:

Zen ChoBlack Water Sister returning home to Malasia, Jessamyne is blackmailed into helping her grandmother’s ghost gain revenge on behalf of a local diety…

R. W. W. GreeneMercury Rising alternate history set in 1975 in which Brooklyn decides to join the Earth Orbital Forces and repulse the tentacled aliens! But are they actually the real enemy!?
E. V. Odle The Clockwork Man 1st published in 1923; a mechanically enhanced man from the future crashlands during a village cricket match!

Maurice BroaddusPimp My Airship intrigue, politics & airships!
David B. Coe Radiants part 1 of his Radiants series about secret telepaths; vol 2, Invasives, came in very recently


Locus – issue # 735 April cover date. Tim Pratt & Premee Mohamed interviews…

May 6, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

in hardcover:

Mark LawrenceThe Girl and the Moon the 3rd in The Book of the Ice trilogy
John GywnneThe Hunger of the Gods sequel to The Shadow of the Gods
Brandon Sanderson & Janci PattersonSkyward Flight 3 short novels; Sunreach, Redawn & Evershore (580 pages altogether) together with almost 40 pages of scenes cut from Sanderson’s novel Skyward
Nicola GriffithSpear a girl grows up in the wilderness but then takes a spear and sets off for the fabled court at Caer Leon…

Emily St.John MandellSea of Tranquility from the Canadian wilderness in the early 20th C to a moonbase almost 500 hundred years later… Not read much about it but I believe it may have links to both Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, both of which I liked

Seanan McGuire Seasonal Fears the 2nd of her Alchemical Journeys, which began with Middlegame
Kelly BarnhillWhen Women Were Dragons in mid-20th C America hundres of thousands of women literally turn into dragons!

Zorada Cordova (editor) – Reclaim the Stars anthology of 17 Latin American SF&F stories

Riley BlackThe Last Days of the Dinosaurs subtitled An Asteroid, Extinction and the Beginning of Our World just what the title says! A very readable account of current thinking.

in softcover:

Alastair ReynoldsInhibitor Phase a new book in his Revelation Space Universe!
Premee MohamedThe Void Ascendant final volume of the Beneath the Rising trilogy
Julie CzernadaSpectrum the 3rd in her Web-Shifter’s Library set

Lucy Holland Sistersong historical fantasy based on an ancient ballad… I liked the h/c
Sarah TolmieAll the Horses of Iceland a story of how the first horses reached Iceland
Maggie StievvaterMister Impossible sequel to Call Down the Hawk; 2nd in the Dreamer Trilogy

Neil Wiliamson Queen of Clouds Billy is delivering a sentient tree to Sunshine City when he is co-opted by the Weathermakers to help restore sense and order to the city…
Sam J. MillerThe Blade Between dark fantasy/horror from the author of Blackfish City

Luke ArnoldOne Foot in the Fade the 3rd book in the Fetch Phillips Archive, which began with The Last Smile in Sunder City & Dead Man in a Ditch
Adam Simcox The Dying Squad a murdered Lincolnshire detective is recruited to a spectral police force

Evan DickenTo Chart the Clouds a Legend of the Five Rings adventure based on improved map-making techniques!

Liu Jue (editor) – Ticket to Tomorrow subtitled A Collection of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy. 12 newly-translated stories from current authors

art, etc:

Tyler JacobsonThe Art of TJ large full-colour h/c of mainly fantasy art

Martin Vaughn-JamesElephant & Projector two innovative monochrome graphic novels bound in dos-à-dos format, first published in Canada in 1970 & 71. The term “graphic novel” barely existed at the time so he called them “boovies” from “book-movies”!
Philippe Thirault & Roberto ZaghiMakhno: Ukranian Freedom Fighter colour softcover from Humanoids set during and after WW1 & the Russian Revolution. Based on the true story of charismatic anarchist Nestor Makhno.
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan GimenezThe Metabarons: First Cycle hefty 530+ pages full colour softback graphic novel from Humanoids
Valentina Grande & Sergio VarbellaBauhaus: A Graphic Novel colour h/c historical look at the movemenrt

Jim WoodringWeathercraft the 2016 h/c edition from Fantagraphics. b&w
Jim WoodringJim: Jim Woodring’s Notorious Autojournal Fantagraphic‘s 2014 h/c anthology of his work. Some colour. (I was billed for another, new, title but it wasn’t in the delivery.)

Jeff Parker & Sandy JarrellMeteor Men (Expanded Edition) full colour softcover graphic novel of alien contact!
Anders Eager & Peter BergtingThe Crows h/c g/n from Dark Horse about inheriting a strange old house in rural Sweden! Looks interesting!
Nerenika Kolomycka Tiny Fox and Great Boar: There fun full colour h/c g/n
Charles Kermit Claytor & Ryan Claytor A Hunter’s Tale cute little mini-comic by Ryan, illustrating a poem by his late grandfather

Wataru NadataniCat + Gamer volume 1 manga; an office worker adopts a stray cat…


Locus – issue # 735 April cover date, with Tim Pratt & Premee Mohamed interviews & the Nebula Awards ballot choices

IllustratorsIssue Thirty-Seven (# 37) with Antonio Caparo, Russ Heath & Arturo del Castillo, among others!
Heavy Metalissue # 316

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

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 23rd April 2022

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyEyes of the Void volume 2 of The Final Architecture & the sequel to Shards of Earth
Jenn LyonsThe Discord of the Gods the 5th (and I think final) volume of A Chorus of Dragons
John CrowleyFlint and Mirror magic, war & intrigue in 16th C Ireland…

Maria Bach Kreutzman (editor) – Beastarium Greenlandica anthology of short pieces subtitled A Compendium of the Mythical Creatures, Spirits and Strange Beings of Greenland heavily illiustrated h/c

in softcover:

Andrea Stewart The Bone Shard Emperor sequel to The Bone Shard Daughter

Tim PrattPrison of Sleep sequel to Doors of Sleep and the 2nd of the Journals of Zaxony Delatree, about a man who always wakes up in a different parallel world
Chris PanatierStringers Ben knows a lot, including about the Chime. This is important when he and his best friend get kidnapped by an alien…
Sarah TolmieThe Fourth Island set on the secret 4th island of the Aran Isles!

Charlie Jane AndersEven Greater Mistakes short story collection. Should have had it several months ago!

art, etc:

3dtotal PublishingSketching From the Imagination: Storytelling the latest of their themed volumes of himts & tips for creating art


Locus – issue 734 March cover date, with book releases through to December

April 22, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 16th April 2022

It’s the Easter weekend and I have stock in transit but my courier isn’t deliveing on Friday, so I won’t get any more books in this week. So here’s what I did get!

in hardcover:

T. KingfisherNettle & Bone Marra seeks the help of a gravewitch to save her family…
Peng Shepherd The Cartographers Nell’s map-loving father has been murdered and now someone is trying to destroy every copy of a rather common map he was intrigued by…

in softcover:

Charlie Jane Anders Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak sequel to Victories Greater Than Death
Jodi TaylorA Catalogue of Catastrophe the 13th novel of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s time travel adventures

Juliet E. McKennaThe Green Man’s Heir Daniel is a drifter, doing odd jobs for decades, but now a murder turns the spotlight on him and his mysterious background
Amanda Greiglow A Grimoire for Gamblers after her father’s untimely death Elizabeth goes through his papers and realises maybe he wasn’t mad after all! The 1st Trove Arbitrations book
Heather G. HarrisGlimmer of the Other Jinx knows when she hears a lie and now she’s deep in a case involving magic, a missing girl and her murdered parents…
David B. CoeInvasives sequel to Radiants Drowse is a homeless runaway but she’s also a ‘radiant’ who can influence others’ minds…

Kate AtkinsonLife After Life Penguin re-issue with a new cover. Classic alternate timelines novel from 2013
Carl SaganContact new edition of his classic 1985 novel

Legend of the Five RingsThe Great Clans of the Rokugan 4 novellas set in the game background, subtitled The Collected Novellas Volume One

April 14, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 9th April 2022

in hardcover:

Ben Aaronovitch Amongst Our Weapons the latest (9th) Rivers of London novel
Susannah WiseThis Fragile Earth after a technological collapse Signy & her family flee London to the little village she grew up in…
Adam OyebanjiBraking Day time for the generation staship to slow down as it reaches it’s destination!

Brandon SandersonDawnshard a new Stormlight Archive novella

in softcover:

Jenn Lyons House of Always the 4th in A Chorus of Dragons, her epic fantasy series
John M. Ford Aspects his final novel, now published 16 years after his death. He’s best known for the award-winning The Dragon Waiting (1983)

Max Barry The 22 Murders of Madison May a serial killer is trying to wipe out all the versions of Madison across the parallel universes…
Micaiah Johnson The Space Between Worlds Cara has finally gained a toehold on the path to respectability, but in the hundreds of parallel worlds discovered, she’s dead in all but eight!
Guy MorpussFive Minds 5 people inhabit a single body, each controlling it for 4 hours at a time – for 25 years, so far!

Mike Ashley (editor) – The Ghost Slayers the latest volume from the British Library Tales of the Weird series, subtitled Thrilling Tales of Occult Detection

art, etc:

Timothy TrumanThe Fantastic Illustrations of TT hardback covering his whole career, including the Grateful Dead Monopoly set!
Jiro TaniguchiVenice beautiful images of a trip to the city

Yuka Tsutsui (editor) – Science Fiction Illustration softcover showcasing current Japanese artists; published by PIE International

Greg Biga & Jan B. CookeJohn Severin: Two-Fisted Comic Book Artist heavily illustrated h/c biography. Includes colour reproductions of two of his American Eagle western adventures

Neil Gaiman & Colleen DoranChivalry full colour hardback adaptation of a Gaiman story about an elderly widow who buys the Holy Grail in a junk shop!
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Georges Bess / Oliver BoiscommunThe Jodorowsky Library: Son of the Gun & Pietrolino 2 more of his graphic novels in this hardback from Humanoids, vol 2 of The Jodorowsky Library

Lorenzo Mattotti & Jerry KramskyGarlandia hefty b&w hardback graphic novel about life among the strange inhabitants of a fantastical land. Not new (it’s from 2018) but the 1st time in stock. From Fantagraphics
Dan SantatThe Aquanaut full colour graphic novel about a young girl and a deep sea diving suit operated by a mix of strange sea creatures! Looks good fun.
Fabien Vehlmann & KerascoetBeautiful Darkness full colour graphic novel about pixies and therir day to day struggles… Like the Mattotti g/n, it’s also got a comparison with The Moomins in the blurb!

H. P. LovecraftThe Mountains of Madness colour graphic adaptation by Adam Fyda, from Blue Fox Comics

April 8, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction new Titles – w/e 2nd April 2022

in hardcover:

Charles StrossEscape From Yokai Land a Laundry novella. Signed copies available

Rory PowerIn a Garden Burning Gold Rhea & Lexos are twins who help their father rule his hidden-away kingdom with magic discover the outside world and how different things could be…

in softcover:

Mark LawrenceThe Girl and the Mountain sequel to The Girl and the Stars and The Second Book of the Ice
Scott HawkinsThe Library at Mount Char Carolyn lives and works at a mysterious ancient library – but the Librarian has gone missing… I really enjoyed the US edition a while ago
G. R. MatthewsSeven Deaths of an Empire the Emperor has died and Apprentice Magician Kyron is helping escort the body back to the capital – but whoever controls the body has great power

Marjorie Liu The Tanglefoot Palace & Other Stories the title novella plus 6 shorter fantasies

Lavie Tidhar (editor) – The Best of World SF volume 1 26 of the best short stories from around the world…

April 1, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 26th March 2022

in hardcover:

Olivie BlakeAtlas Six every decade 6 magicians are invited to compete for 5 places in the secretive Alexandrian Society…

in softcover:

J. L. WorradPennyblade Kyra is an outcast of her race, accepted by humans only because of her skill with her sword
Premee MohamedThe Annual Migration of Clouds after climate change, a young woman infected with a mind altering parasite gets the chance to escape her dead-end life
Wil McCarthyRich Man’s Sky a mission into orbit to defeat the schemes of the men who control space and access to it’s wealth
Ilona AndrewsFated Blades Ramona & Matias are on different sides but must join forces to save their paradise planet…

Richard ButnerThe Adventurists collection of 16 stories, published by Small Beer Press

Elly BlueC. A.T.S. Cycling Across Time and Space 11 sf&f stories about cats and cycling!

Gideon Marcus (publisher) – Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women Volume 2 another 20 stories from the 1950s, with intros by more modern writers! V1 is also back in stock.

Samuel R. DelanyOccasional Views Volume 2 more essays & articles, etc. on his career and the craft of writing

art, etc:

Tarek & Vincent PompettiConquest: Julius Ceasar‘s Gallic War nice looking full colour interpretation of Ceasar’s own writings
H. P. LovecraftThe Statement of Randolph Carter b&w adaptation by Steven Philip Jones with the full text also at the back. Published by Caliber Comics


Heavy Metalissue # 315 alternate covers available
Hi-Fructoseissue # 62 includes a full colour16 page insert of Frog Wife by Ryan Heshka

March 25, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction new Titles – w/e 19th March 2022

in hardcover:

John Scalzi The Kaiju Preservation Society there are animal righs, and then there are alien, offworld monster rights!
Lucy Kissick Plutoshine not everybody wants the terraforming of Pluto to go ahead…

Adrian TchaikovskyOgres signed, limited edition. All’s fine until the landlord comes to the village for his rent -you don’t argue with an ogre!

Zoe GilbertMischief Acts Herne the Hunter flees down the centuries, trying to escape his fate. I loved her previous bookl, Folk, back in 2018
Tom BeckerleggeThe Carnival of Ash – Cadenza, the Renaissance city of words and poets may be forced into war with nearby Venice…

Brandon SandersonThe Way of Kings part 1 nice-looking re-issue of the first volume (in 2 parts) of The Stormlight Archive
Brandon SandersonThe Way of Kings part 2
H. P. LovecraftTales of Terror collection with 9 of his best known stories

in softcover:

Adrian Tchaikovsky – Shards of Earth 80 years after the earth was destroyed, veteranIdris makes a monumental discovery…
Becky ChambersThe Galaxy and ther Ground Within the 4th book in her Wayfarers series, which began with The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
David MusgraveLambda humanoid aliens are among us, but all they want seems to be rather menial jobs…
Micaiah Johnson Space Between Worlds the snag to travelling the multiverse is that you can’t visit another timeline if there’s already a ‘you’ there
Terry Miles Rabbits a hugely popular AR game may have a flaw in it which could destroy everything!
C. F. BarringtonThe Blood Isles sequel to The Wolf Mile, about secret bloodthirsty games set in Edinburgh
Josh WinningThe Shadow Glass the son of recently deceased film director Bob Corman (no relation) finds his father’s movie props, etc. have a life of their own!
A. Lee MartinezThe Last Adventure of Constance Verity final book in the fast moving trilogy. CV Saves the World & CV Destroys the Universe both came out very recently
Luke ArnoldDead Man in a Ditch sequel to The Last Smile in Sunder City. Fetch is a PI and also may be the only man who can restore the magic into the world…
Olga WojtasMiss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters 3rd in the series featuring an ex-pupil of the school Miss Jean Brodie taught at! She thinks the book gave completely the wrong impression!

Brandon SandersonThe Rhythm of War part 1 the 4th book (excluding 2 novellas) of The Stormlight Archive series
Brandon Sanderson The Rhythm of War part 2
John GwynneThe Shadow of the Gods the 1st book in The Bloodsworn series; epic fantasy with a strong Norse feel
Nick MartellThe Kingdom of Liars book 1 of The Legacy of the Mercenary King. Michael is determined to prove his despised father didn’t murder the King’s 9 y.o. son…
Nick MartellThe Two-Faced Queen book 2 of The Legacy of the Mercenary King
Markus HeitzAera omnibus of the 10 novella series, The Return of the Ancient Gods first published as e-books a few years ago. Translated by Emily Gunning & Charlie Homewood

Laure EveBlackheart Knights modern-day Arthurian adventure

Samantha ShannonThe Mask Falling the 4th novel in her Bone Season series. Signed (bookplate) copies of the h/c still available

Mark KnowlesArgo historical retelling of the Greek myth. King Pelias tricks his nephew (who he thought he had had assasinated as a child) into going on a quest…
Edgar Rice BurroughsStories of Mars omnibus including Princess, Gods and Warlord of Mars. The latest in Gollancz‘s Golden Age Masterworks series of classic reprint

Steven R. Southard & Kelly A Harmon (editors) – 20,000 Leagues Remembered 16 stories inspired by Jules Verne‘s classic novel

art, etc:

Iris CompietFaeries of the Faultlines expanded edition of the 2017 Kickstarter-funded book with art reminiscent of Brian Froud‘s work. Intros by both Froud & Alan Lee
Sergio Toppi Primordial Tarot great vibrant artwork on this deck of cards. Full colour


Locus – issue # 733 February cover date includes the 2021 Year in Review feature.

March 18, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Transreal Fiction New Titles – w/e 12th March 2022

in hardcover:

James S. A. CoreyMemory’s Legion novellas set in The Expanse background

Yu Chen & Regina Kanyu Wang (editors) – The Way Spring Arrives amd other stories 18 short stories & several essays by female & non-binary people, translated from the original Chinese.

in softcover:

Max Gladstone Last Exit the US interstate system is a vast magical network capable of accessing multiple realities…
Michael Boatman Last God Standing God has abdicated for life as a normal human being, but now all the dieties He’s replaced over the millenia are trying to make a comeback…

Seanan McGuire Spelunking Through Hell subtitled ‘a Visitor’s Guide to the Underworld‘, The latest Incryptid novel, with an extra novella at the back called And Sweep Up the Wood… A cryptid field guide and a playlist are also included.

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – Mission Critical 2019 anthology I don’t remember getting at the time. 15 original stories all about problems in space!

art, etc:

3dtotal PublishingFairy Tales & Folklore the latest in their Character Design Collection for help & tips for drawing various characters

Mia WolffAbove & Below: The Voyages of Vingilio the watery adventures of a young boy. h/c with very nice art

Paul J. Bolger, Barry Devlin & Dee CunniffeHound thick h/c with dramatic, mainly b&w, art (some red highlights), retelling the myth of Cú Chulainn
Garth Ennis & Keith BurnsOut of the Blue full colour sofrcover collecting all 6 issues of the WW2 RAF adventure comic. Includes art by Ian Kennedy


Illustration – issue Number Seventy Five #75 big articles on Jessie Wilcox Smith and John Schoenherr (his includes many of his Dune related pieces)

March 11, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment