Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

TwentyTwentyOne Two!

New titles received w/e 16th January

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyBear Head Jimmy is on Mars, smuggling illegal data in his head and it’s starting to talk to him and tells him it’s a bear!
Zack JordanThe Last Human Sarya is a much-feared Human (thought wiped out), hiding her species identity as she tries to live quietly among hundreds of other species on Watchtower Station…
C. K. McDonnell The Stranger Times Hannah starts her new job on The Stranger Times, a weekly newspaper of the weird and wonderful… sounds fun but who remembers the somewhat similar The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle!?
Samantha ShannonThe Mask Falling sequel to The Song Rising and the 4th novel of her Bone Season series

Adam RobertsIt’s the End of the World six chapters, each about a different type of apocalypse

in ‘B’ formet:

William GibsonAgency set in an alternate 2017, Verity is asked to evaluate a new AI digital assistant, while in a future London Wilf is trying to change the past to affect Verity and her new AI, Eunice!
Tim PrattDoors of Sleep every time Zax falls asleep he, and whoever he’s touching, will wake up in an alternate universe of some sort – and he’s discovered he’s being pursued!
Cixin LiuOf Ants and Dinosaurs fun fable of how the two tried to live together
Carol StiversThe Mother Code combatting a dreadful bioweapon, desperate scientists design giant robots, each for a separate baby to grow up in who will eventually emerge when the danger is past!

Paul McAuleyWar of the Maps on a giant world a lucidor, or lawman, is determined to hunt down a criminal, weird alien invasion or not!
George R. R. MartinFire and Blood 24 pieces set 3 centuries before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, subtitled Being a History of the Targaryen Kings of Westeros. b&w illustrations thoughout
R. S. FordSpear of Malice vol 3 of War of the Archons. The previous books were A Demon in Silver & Hangman’s Gate
Amanda HockingThe Ever After 3rd in her Omte Origins series, after The Lost City & The Morning Flower. All set in her Trylle background
Hannah M. Long Hall of Smoke banished priestess Hessa tries to use her powers to defeat her country’s invaders and win back her place but discovers the dangers are greater than she thought!
Veronica RothChosen Ones a decade after defeating the Dark One, everyone thinks Sloane is still suffering from PTSD, but she knows differently and that the Dark One’s plans were more complex than anyone thought!
Marina & Sergey DyachenkoDaughter From the Dark sequel to Vita Nostra. Dark urban fantasy from Russia translated by Julia Meitov Hersey
Grady Hendrix The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires children are going missing and Patricia starts to suspect her neighbour’s newly-returned son – and she’s in danger, having already invited him into her home…

art, etc:

Don LawrenceThe Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire: volume 2 anothe 280 pages of full-colour adventure from the 1960s!

some stock is still missing in transit…

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January 15, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TwentyTwentyOne

Back in lockdown and unable to open the shop again!

But I still have stock arriving fairly regularly (last week being an exception) although my first UK book stock of the year won’t arrive until next week, I’m afraid. Some good stuff due though! Same postal/local delivery options available as before. Some titles due in last week have still not arrived.

in the meantime for w/e 09/01/21 I have

hardbacks:

Robert E. HowardThe Rattle of Bones & Other Terrifying Tales 8 short stories, 7 (8 if you count the cover) with a full page, full colour plate by Gabriel Rodriguez. From Clover Press

art, etc:

Killian EngObjuct Compendium full colour h/c with a variety of styles of art inside. Looks great!
Mark RydenAnima Animals – h/c full of all sorts of slightly weird figures and heads. Mainly colour

Jim Henson‘s The StorytellerGhosts collecting 4 full colour short graphic novels by Michael Walsh, Mark Lazlo, Jennifer Rostowsky & VER, together with notes and b&w sketches
PS Artbooks SofteeKona – Monarch of Monster Isle full colour reproductions of 4 Kona comics from 1961 plus Reptilicus #1 from 1962. Dinosaurs, cave men, adventurers!
PS Artbooks PresentsAnarcho Dictator of Death full colour adventure from 1941 featuring Radar the International Policeman, with script by Otto Binder & art by Al Carreno

magazines:

Heavy Metalissue # 302 with 2 variant covers by Patrick Reilly & Otto Schmidt

2021 wall calendars:

TOTORO – a scene from the film every month

January 8, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 24th December 2020

The last new titles I’ll be able to sell over the counter this year.

in large format:

Courttia NewlandA River of Time

in ‘B’ format:

David AnnandaleCurse of Honor adventure based on The Legend of the Five Rings game
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shop opening times this week
Tues : 12.00 – 17.00
Wed: 12.00 – 17.00
Thurs: 12.00 – 15.00
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Re-open on the 19th January 2021
(at the earliest)

December 22, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th December 2020

[Festive opening hours at the foot of this post]

in hardcover:

Jeff VandermeerAmbergris omnibus edition of his trilogy consisting of City of Saints and Madmen, Shriek: An Afterword & Finch

in large format:

Emma MelvilleJourneyman: An Inspector Marshall Mystery weird, generation-spanning pagan rites at the heart of a rural murder investigation…

Glen CookThe Best of GC 18 Stories from across his career

Robert E. Hampson & Sandra L. Medlock (editors) – The Founder Effect anthology set aboard the first colonising starship as it leaves the solar system in 2185 CE with it’s 10,000 passengers. Contibutors include Jody Lynn Nye & David Weber
Nick Mamatas (editor) – Wonder & Glory Forever subtitled Awe-Inspiring Lovecraftian Fiction. A dozen stories, almost all from the last 20 years although it includes The Shadow Over Innsmouth by HPL & The City of the Singing Flame by CAS

in ‘B’ format:

Benedict JackaForged the eleventh Alex Verus adventure!
Amanda Hocking The Morning Flower Omte Origins volume 2, a sequel series to her Trylle trilogy

John BrunnerThe Society of Time omnibus edition of 5 novellas, 3 of which ( Spoil of Time, The Word Not Written & The Fulness of Time ) make up his Society of Time sequence set 400 years after the Spanish Armada was successful). Issued by the British Library in their Science Fiction Classics series
Murray LeinsterSidewise in Time a Golden Age Masterworks volume with 10 of his best known stories
John SladekThe Complete Roderick an SF Masterworks book, containing Roderick & Roderick at Random. Not new, but a long time since I’ve stocked it

Chris LynchThe George Konstinen Mystery the latest Doctor Who Lethbridge-Stewart Bloodlines adventure!

Clelia FarrisCreative Surgery collection of 7 stories from this Sardinian sf author, translated from Italian by Rachel Cordasco & Jennifer Delare

art, etc:

magazines:

LocusDecember cover date, issue # 719

McSweeney’sIssue # 61 almost the latest hardcover edition of the literary magazine!
McSweeney’sIssue # 62 the latest issue, titled The Queer Fiction Issue
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Christmas shop opening hours
15th – Tues: 12.00 – 17.00
16th – Wed: 12.00 – 17.00
17th: Thurs: 12.00 – 17.00
18th – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
19th – Sat 11.00 – 17.00
20th – Sunday closed
21st – Mon: 12.00 – 17.00
22nd – Tues: 12.00 – 17.00
23rd – Wed: 12.00 – 17.00
24th – Thurs: 12.00 – 15.00
Closed until
5th January 2021 – Tuesday: 12.00 – 17.00

December 18, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Seasonal Opening Hours

My very best wishes to all my customers who have supported me this trying year. And also those who haven’t been able to as well! Times are strange and everybody’s circumstances are different. Whatever your situation. I hope you all enjoy the Season and remain suitably socially distanced where appropriate!
For the first time since I opened back in April 1997 I’ll be closing the shop between Christmas and New Year but I will be back on the 5th January 2021. Hopefully I’ll feel it’s worth opening longer hours again by the time Spring comes…

Christmas shop opening hours will be
15th – Tues: 12.00 – 17.00
16th – Wed: 12.00 – 17.00
17th: Thurs: 12.00 – 17.00
18th – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
19th – Sat 11.00 – 17.00
20th – Sunday closed
21st – Mon: 12.00 – 17.00
22nd – Tues: 12.00 – 17.00
23rd – Wed: 12.00 – 17.00
24th – Thurs: 12.00 – 15.00
Closed until
5th January 2021
Tuesday: 12.00 – 17.00

December 16, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th December 2020

in large format:

S. J. MordenGallowglass in 2069 as climate change grips the Earth, people are desperate to reach, and to stay, in space…

in ‘B’ format:

James IslingtonThe Light of All That Falls the climax of his Licanius Trilogy
Brent WeeksThe Burning White the 5th in his Lightbringer quintet of epic fantasy novels. Includes a 9 page precis of the previous books!
Tyler WhitesideThe Last Lies of Ardor Benn the 3rd in his Kingdom of Grit trilogy, after The Thousand Deaths of AB & The Shattered Realm of AB
K. B. WagersThere Before the Chaos ist in her new Farian War trilogy, a sequel to the recent Indranan War

Ian McDonaldDesolation Road his 1st novel (from 1988) which made his reputation as an author to watch. Now issued in the SF Masterworks series by Gollancz

Justina Robson (editor) – After the War: The Tales of Catt and Fisher subtitled The Art of theSteal 4 related novellas by Freda Warrington, Juliet E. Mckenna, K. T. Davies & Adrian Tchaikovsky

art, etc:

John WalshFlash Gordon: The Official Story of the Film large heavily illustrated h/c

Gil Rambaud RichardThe Battle: Book 1/3 full colour re-telling of the Battle of Essling, when Napoleon crosses the Danube after winning at Austerlitz…
Andi WatsonThe Book Tour award-winnibg b&w tale of an author’s troubles as he tries to promote his new book…

magazines:

Hi-Fructose issue # 67
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shop opening hours are currently
Tues  – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00
or by arrangement

December 11, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th December 2020

in hardcover:

Hjoerleifur Helgi StefanssonIcelandic Folk Tales 25 stories, with 30 b&w illustrations

art, etc:

Frank HerbertDune the Graphic Novel: Book 1 adapted by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson with art by Paul Allen & Patricia Martin. Full colour h/c. Book 2, Muad’dib, is due in Spring

Jeff VandermeerWonderbook excellent, heavily illustrated book on how to be creative. Revised edition, back in stock

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And that’s it! One of the slackest weeks for new titles I can remember. Other re-stock & requests came in, of course! Next week ought to be better, but that remains to be seen.
Also, I’ll mention here that Transreal Fiction is likely to be closed from mid-afternoon on Christmas Eve until the 5th January. I’ve not decided definitely yet, but it’s more than likely!
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shop opening hours are currently
Tues  – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00
or by arrangement

December 4, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 28th November 2020

in hardcover:

Ernest ClineReady Player Two the sequel to Ready Player One!
R. F. Kuang The Burning God sequel to The Poppy War & The Dragon Republic. volume 3 of The Poppy War
Django WexlerAshes of the Sun volume 1 of his new series Burningblade & Silvereye Gyre seeks revenge on the secretive Twilight Order and to rescue his long lost sister. But she’s become a magic-wielding warrior for the Order!

in large format:

Matthew Medney & John ConnellyBeyond Kuiper attractive looking novel with colour illustrations throughout. Humanity reaches for the stars, and meets the Galactic Star Alliance!
Kimberley UngerNucleation a deep space ‘wormhole’engineering project, managed via quantum entanglement from Earth, may have become infested with alien life…

in ‘B’ format:

Mary Robinette KowalThe Relentless Moon 3rd book in her Lady Astronaut series, which began with The Calculating Stars
Ian DouglasStar Gods volume 9 of his Star Carrier series
Chuck WendigWanderers this escaped my attention during Lockdown…
R. F. Kuang The Dragon Republic sequel to The Poppy War. Volume 2 of The Poppy War

James BrogdenBone Harvest Dennie can’t convince anybody about the srrange new neighbours on the allotment next to her’s…

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Iver P. Cooper1636: The China Venture the latest volume of Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire alternate history series
C. J. Cherryh & Jane S. FancherAlliance Rising book 1 of the Hinder Stars, about the back-water space stations between Earth and Pell & Cyteen…
Kalayna PriceGrave War the 8th Alex Craft novel

Mercedes Lackey (editor) – Passages 19 new Valdemar stories from a wide range of authors

art, etc:

Rachel CurtisSmithsonian Dinosaurs Coloring Book b&w line drawings of all sorts of dinos!
3dtotal PublishingHow to be a Children’s Book Illustrator: A Guide to Visual Storytelling 8 top children’s illustrators contribute short stories suitable for different age groups to illustrate the advice and tips shown. Substantial hardcover, mainly full colour, with some b&w sketches, etc. Ages drawn for = 0 -8 y.o.

Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi The Forbidden Harbor b&w nautical adventure set in the early 19thC
Jean-Claude ForestBarbarella b&w softcover of some of her 1960s adventures, from Humanoids. Limited edition h/c also available
Dan Mazur Lunatic: A Wordless Story b&w h/c graphic novel about a young girl’s fascination with the Moon

Molly MercierHow to Alienate Friends & Avoid People: The Lazy Goth Method hardcover of 3 or 4 panel cartoons about the Goth lifestyle!
PS Artbook SofteeWeird Tales of Terror: Horrific full colour softcover collecting issues 4 – 8 (all from 1953) of Horrific
PS Artbook SofteePlanet Comics 2nd full colour softcover collecting issues 7 to 9 (from 1940) of this classic title

magazines:

IllustrationIssue Number Seventy featuring Joe Bowler & Robert Kastel (who did lot more than just the classic Jaws poster art!)
Illustrators Issue Thirty a feature on Men’s Adventure Magazines with articles on several other artists, including Mort Kunstler & Norman Saunders (who did the Mars Attacks trading cards, and much more)
IllustratorsCrime Comics Special packed with art and info!
Illustrators The Art of John M. Burns with art from all sorts of comic genres, especially from the 60s & 70s

Locus – issue # 718 cover date November 2020
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shop opening hours are currently
Tues  – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00
or by arrangement

November 27, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 21st Novemebr 2020

in hardcover:

Brandon SandersonRhythm of War the eagerly awaited 4th volume of The Stormlight Archive (to/s)

in large format:

Yahtzee CroshawWill Destroy the Galaxy for Cash sequel to Will Save the Galaxy for Food

art, etc:

Ilan StavansA Pre-Columbian Bestiary nice little hardcover with information about 46 Fantastic Creatures of Indiginous Latin America, each with a woodcut-like full page illustration by Eko.

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BriggsThe Ankh-Morpork Archives: A Discworld Anthology volume II a 2nd volume of facts, etc about Discworld, including many b&w pieces by Paul Kidby of a lot of the series’ characters

magazines:

Interzone – issue # 289
Black Static – issue # 77
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shop opening hours are currently
Tues  – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00
or by arrangement

November 20, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 14th November 2020

in hardcover:

D. K. FieldsThe Stitcher and the Mute sequel to Widow’s Welcome, which I enjoyed a lot, continuing the many stories found in Fenest, the capital of the Union of Realms
Christelle DabosThe Memory of Babel volume 3 of The Mirror Vistor series, which began with A Winter’s Promise

Doctor WhoI Am the Master subtitled Legends of the Renegade Time Lord anthology of 6 short stories

in large format:

Larissa Pschetz, Jane McKie & Elise Cachat (editors) – Biopolis: Tales of Urban Biology b&w illustrations by Pilar Garcia de Leaniz. Anthology from the Shoreline of Infinity team, linking up scientists with local authors – akin to their Scotland in Space anthology last year. Pieces of fiction, each followed by a brief article from the relevant expert about the science…

in ‘B’ format:

Christelle DabosThe Missing of Clairdelune part 2 of The Mirror Vistor series, the sequel to A Winter’s Promise
Alastair ReynoldsBone Silence the 3rd in his Revenger series

Gwynwth Jones Bold as Love winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 19 years ago and the latest in the Gollancz SF Masterworks series

Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe (editors) – The Mythic Dream 18 new interpretations of myths by a host of writers, including Naomi Novik, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ann Leckie & Arkady Martine

art, etc:

FleskSpectrum 27 softcover of the annual look at the best in fantasy art, edited by Katherine Chu & John Fleskes. My hardcover copies are slightly delayed.

Nicky RavenBeowulf: The Legend of a Hero the Anglo-Saxon epic, retold in prose and heavily illustrated by John Howe. Softcover
Jesse LoneganPlanet Paradise sf adventure graphic novel on a distant planet. Softcover, full colour
Vincent Berniere & Nicholas TellopThe Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky big, heavily illustrated biography from Humanoids of the influential film-maker & graphic novel writer

Michael Dobrzycki The Art of Drawing Dragons softcover full of ideas and tips for creating dragons and also Mythological Beasts and Fantasy Creatures

Dave McKean
Particle Tarot: Minor Arcana full colour hardcover, back in stock
Squink b&w softcover, back in stock
Signal to Noise CD – the radio adaptation of the Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean collaboration, with a full colour booklet in a cardboard box signed by the artist
Postcard From Barcelona
Postcard From Brussels
Postcard From Bilbao
Postcard From Paris
Postcard From Perugia
Postcard From Praha
Postcard From Venice
Postcard From Vienna

a series of neat little square hardcovers, each with 48 pages of sketches made in the various places he has visited. No Edinburgh one, sadly.

magazines:

Heavy Metalissue # 301 featuring Tanino Liberatore, Dylan Sprouse and many more!

gift:

Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box hefty little figurine on a stand, together with an illustrated page booklet about The Ancient One
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shop opening hours are currently
Tues  – Fri : 12.00 – 17.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00
or by arrangement

November 13, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment