Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 1st April 2017

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.


in hardcover:

Neal AsherInfinity Engine volume 3 of his Transformation trilogy
C. J. CherryhConvergence the final book of the 6th Foreigner trilogy, making it the 18th overall!
Eric Flint & Griffin Barber1636: Mission to the Mughals the 23rd (?) 1632/Ring of Fire novel, although authors other than Flint wrote 5 of them…

Ruthanna EmrysWinter Tide in 1929 the residents of Innsmouth were all sent to an inland prison camp but now, 20 years later, the US needs their help in the Cold War… Lovecraft-inspired novel
Simon GreenVery Important Corpses his 3rd Ishmael Jones Mystery

in large format:

R. S. BelcherThe Brotherhood of the Wheel Jimmie the truckdriver is also a member of a secret Order and is drawn into trying to solve the disappearance of a number of xhildren…

Tanith LeeRedder Than Blood re-issue of her book of 19 re-imagined fairy tales
Hank Davis (editor) – The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, volume 1 14 short stories from the 1950s and early 60s, including the original Dragon & the George short story, together with his previously unpublished ‘Last Dangerous Visions‘ story!

in ‘B’ format:

Django WexlerThe Guns of Empire the 4th volume of The Shadow Campaigns, which began with The Thousand Names

Gary Gibson – Survival Game on an alternate Earth, an agent of the Russian Empire must travel on a desparate mission to a different alternate, where America is more powerful…
Cherie Priest
Brimstone a WW1 flamethrower operator can’t stop dreaming of fire…

Sylvain Neuvel – Sleeping Giants as a child, Rose was trapped down a well and now her life is spent investigating what was found as she was rescued…
Peter CrilleyPoison City Gideon Tau works for an occult investigative unit in South Africa…

Sarah PinboroughThe Double-Edged Sword Fin has been forced to live a double life for 16 years and today he should find out why! Nowhere Chronicles #1
Sarah Pinborough The Traitor’s Gate a tiny crack has appeared in the Prophecy table! Nowhere Chronicles #2
Sarah Pinborough The London Stone Nowhere Chronicles #3 a key piece of London’s history has been stolen…
Peter TremaynePenance of the Damned the latest Sister Fidelma case

in paperback:

C. J. CherryhVisitor the middle book of the 6th Foreigner trilogy, making it the 17th overall!
Gene WolfePirate Freedom it’s taken almost 10 years, but finally Wolfe’s pirate novel reaches paperback!
Alex StewartShooting the Rift Simon is an apprentice on a merchant spacer but tensions on board, and between neighbouring power blocs are rising and war may ensue…

Greg CoxThe Librarians and the Lost Lamp 10 years ago there was only one Librarian left, but now there’s a new team been recruited to protect the world’s magical treasures!

Elizabeth HandFire. plus... the latest in PM Press‘s Outspoken Authors series; 2 short stories, a long interview with Terry Bisson, an autobiographical essay and a couple of her essays on other sf authors – Tiptree & Disch. Also a short bibliography of her work

art, etc:

Kodansha ComicsOtomo: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira. 79 different artists contribute a piece depicting a scene from Katsuhiro Otomo‘s classic AKIRA. The artist notes often include reminiscences of their meetings with Otomo. Hardcover
3DTotalPublishingDigital Painting Techniques volume 8
3DTotalPublishing – ZBrush: Sculpting From the Imagination 50 digital artists give their tips on sculpting in 3D


Heavy Metalissue number 285 a Love Special Issue

Graphiteissue 3 of the specialist concept drawing, illustration & urban sketching magazine. Looks very good; good enough that I’ve back-ordered issues 1 & 2!


J. K. Rowling‘s Wizarding WorldsTravel Journal nice little lined notebook, with a big on the cover

March 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Advance Warning!

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.

March 28, 2017 Posted by | Announcements, Shop News & Chat, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 25th March 2017

in hardcover:

Tom LloydStranger of Tempest book 1 of new fantasy series The God Fragments

Scarlett ThomasDragon’s Green magical YA adventure; 1st in her Worldquake series

in large format:

Ian McDonaldWolf Moon the 2nd part of his Luna set after Luna: New Moon. Presumed dead, Lucas Corta must find new allies – down the gravity well  on Earth!

in ‘B’ format:

John ScalziThe Collapsing Empire  the transport network connecting all the Empire’s worlds is failing and catastrophe looms…

Steven EriksonFall of Light volume 2 of his Kharkanas Trilogy
Tim LebbonRelics Angela discovers that her missing fiance was part of an arcane smuggling ring…

in paperback:

Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin- Silence after many years, a new SERRAted Edge adventure!

Star TrekControl a Section 31 novel by David Mack

art, etc:

Simon WardThe Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island large hardcover with spectacular concept art, interviews, etc for the latest King Kong film… Some fold-out pages
3DTotal Publishing – Digital painting Techniques: volume 8


March 24, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 18th March 2017

in hardcover:

Kim Stanley RobinsonNew York 2140 in 120 years time Manhattan island  will be an archipelago of skyscrapers as the seas rise and climate change bites…
David Brin (editor) – Chasing Shadows 28 essays and fiction about internet privacy, by the likes of Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling & Vernor Vinge
Alastair Reynolds Slow Bullets UK hardcover novella

Patricia BriggsSilence Fallen the 10th Mercy Thompson novel

J. K. RowlingFantastic Beasts and where to find them new hardcover edition, with 6 new Fantastic Beasts included! b&w interior ilustrations by Tonislav Tomic

in large format:

David HairEmpress of the Fallen the 1st book in the Sunsurge Quartet. which follows on from his Moontide Quartet

in ‘B’ format:

Matt RuffLovecraft Country excellent period novel set in Jim Crow America featuring weird cultists!
C. E. MurphyRoses in Amber fantasy with a ‘beauty & the beast’ storyline…
Brian McClellan Sins of Empire part 1 of a new epic gunpowder fantasy series, The Gods of Blood and Thunder

Caitlin R. KiernanAgents of Dreamland short novel about a NASA probe, a cult, and a secret agent known as The Signalman

Judy PatersonScottish Folk Tales for Children 19 short stories, in quite large print

in paperback:

Tim LebbonKong: Skull Island official novelisation of the epic new monster movie!

art, etc:

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jerry Frissen & Niko HenrichonThe Metabaron Book 2: The Techno-Cardinal & The Transhuman hardcover from Humanoids
Christophe Bec & Alexis SentenacSiberia 56 hardcover science fiction adventure from Insight Comics
Christophe Cazenove & JyterySea Creatures In Their Own Words vol 1: Reef Madness  humorous natural history hardback!

magazines, etc:

Shoreline of Infinity – issue #7 Edinburgh’s own SF magazine…

Interzone – issue  # 269 with new fiction from Sean McMullen
Black Static – issue # 57
Locus – issue # 674, March cover date

March 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th March 2017

in large format:

Kristen BritainFirebrand the 6th in her Green Rider series…

Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin (editors) – The Djinn Falls in Love anthology of 21 new stories about djinns, or genies

in ‘B’ format:

Andrzej SapkowskiThe Tower of the Swallow the 6th of his Witcher series, which began with The Last Wish. Translated from Polish by David French
Peter NewmanThe Malice sequel to The Vagrant the Vagrant may have settled down but his sword needs to do battle and must find another wielder…
Tim WaggonerDream Stalkers Shadow Watch agents try to restrict the import of a new drug from the dreamlands…

Andrew BannisterCreation Machine an ancient artifact of the enigmatic Spin civilisation has been found…
Alex LambNemesis the threat of newly discovered aliens had brought peace to human space but their silence risks re-igniting the war…

Hannu RajaniemiInvisible Planets: Collected Fiction 21 pieces, plus an extract from Summerland, his next novel due in August

Warhammer: Age of SigmarWarbeast a Realmgate Wars novel by Gav Thorpe
Warhammer 40,000Ignition a Deathwatch anthology edited by Laurie Goulding


March 10, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th March 2017

in hardback:

Richard KadreyThe Wrong Dead Guy sequel to The Anything Box, it’s Another COOP Heist #2!

in large format:

Andrew A. LupoffMarblehead subtitled A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft thoroughly researched alternate history, set in 1927

in ‘B’ format:

Laura LamMasquerade final volume of her Micah Grey trilogy, which began with Pantomime

John WrayThe Lost Time Accidents Tolliver has been exiled from the flow of time…

Paul McAuleyInto Everywhere sequel to the well received Something Coming Through
Dave Bara – Defiant 3rd of his Lightship Chronicles, which began with Impulse & Starbound
D. Nolan Clark Forsaken Skies mankind is finally at peace but an alien armada has just appeared! The Silence, book 1
Alex WellsHunger Makes the Wolf Hob was stranded on a Company world as an orphan 10 years ago but was ‘adopted’ by a biker gang…

Frank OwenSouth war has ravaged the USA and now, 30 years later, the wind still carries viruses, etc. which can still bring plague and death…

Richard KadreyThe Everything Box Coop specialises in finding (i.e. stealing) magical objects but his latest caper may be the end of him. And Everything! Literally.
James BrogdenHekla’s Children 10 years earlier, 3 people had disappeared and now a newly discovered body, initially presumed to be one of them, turns out to be a Bronze Age warrior…

Tanya HuffHe Said, Sidhe Said  & other tales collection of 7 short stories
Nicholas Yong (editor) – Track Faults and Other Glitches anthology of fantastical stories from Singapore

in paperback:

Robert SawyerQuantum Night the discoverer of a new way to detect psychopaths discovers that he has a six month gap in his memories of what he did 20 years previously…

Star TrekThe Long Mirage the latest Deep Space Nine adventure, by David R. George III

art, etc:

Olivia De Berardinis & Jordu SchellCarnival of Astounding Art: BeautiesBeasts half Olivia’s pin-ups, and half strange horrors!

3D Total PublishingSketching From the Imagination: Characters their latest HTD volume with examples and tips from 50 artists…

Hugo PrattIn Siberia the latest in Eur0Comics‘ uniform editions of the Corto Maltese stories
Olivier Bocquet & Jean-Marc RochetteTerminus the 3rd in their post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer epic. Colour hardcover I ordered back in 2015!
Michael DeforgeAnt Colony full colour hardcover about life as an ant!

March 3, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 25th February 2017

in large format:

Jen WilliamsThe Ninth Rain the 1st in her new Winnowing Plain series, from the author of the Copper Cat Trilogy.

in ‘B’ format:

V. E. SchwabA Conjuring of Light the 3rd in her A Darker Shade of Magic (ADSOM) trilogy…
Mark LawrenceThe Wheel of Osheim the 3rd in the Red Queen’s War series
Stella GemmellThe Immortal Throne sequel to The City
Jon SkovronBane and Shadow 2nd volume of the Empire of Storms; sea-based, swashbuckling fantasy!

Meg EllisonThe Book of Etta sequel to The Unnamed Midwife; in a desolate future Etta fights to salvage relics of the past…
Nnedi OkeraforBinti: Homecoming novella set a year after the events of the original Binti
Darrell PittA Toaster on Mars humourous novel set in the early 26th C

Jessie GreengrassAn Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It literary short story collection,  with various historical & sf&f themes

Warhammer: The Horus HeresyWar Without End 21 short stories, edited by Laura Goulding


Locus – issue # 673, with the 2016 annual round up and a feature on Alastair Reynolds

February 24, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e February 18th

in hardcover:

China MievilleThe Last Days of New Paris short, very strange alternate history novel!

in large format:

Allen Steele Arkwright what if the ‘big three’ of Asimov, Clarke & Heinlein had been the ‘big four’ including Nathan Arkwright!? And what his endowment of a Foundation achieved…
Tom TonerThe Weight of the World sequel to The Promise of the Child and part 2 of The Amaranthine Spectrum. Epic space opera
Yahtzee CroshawWill Save the Galaxy for Food with the advent of quantum teleportation, heroic space pilots just aren’t needed anymore…

in ‘B’ format:

China MievilleThis Census-Taker novella

Ian IrvineThe Summon Stone part 1 of a new series called The Gates of Good and Evil, set in the lands of his Three Worlds Cycle
Col BuchananFierce Gods the 4th of his Farlander books

in paperback:

Charlaine HarrisNight Shift the 3rd of her books set in the not-so-sleepy township of Midnight, Texas

Resident Evil   – The Final Chapter: Evil Comes Home novelisation of the new film, by Tim Waggoner

art, etc:

ChabouteHerman Melville‘s Moby Dick beautiful b&w graphic adaptation of the famous novel
Gualdoni Gualdoni, Gabriele Clima & Matteo PlanaThe Ring of the Seven Worlds softcover from Humanoids. After 300 years, the gate to the 7th of the 7 inhabited worlds re-opens…
Pierre Warem & Antoine AubinSnow Day b&w graphic novel about the perils of winter! From Humanoids
Peter RicqOnce Our Land softcover collecting both issues of the  comic. Chthonic invasion in mid-19C Germany…

Sandra Chang-AdairSteampunk Rising: The Art of SC-A the latest from SQP, in full colour


Locus – issue 673, February cover date, with the year in review and an Alastair Reynolds interview

February 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th February 2017

in hardcover:

Wen SpencerThe Black Wolves of Boston 4 very different people, with differing powers, must co-operate to defeat a coven of evil witches…
Graham MastertonDead Girls Dancing the latest Katie Maguire investigation…

in large format:

Meg ElisonThe Book of the Unnamed Midwife  a post-apocalyptic world where the strong rule and the rest hide
Steve Rasnic TemUbo Daniel is held captive in a land ruled by giant cockroaches…
Kim HarrisonThe Turn prequel to her Hollows series, which featured Rachel Morgan

Sharon Lee & Steve MillerA Liaden Universe Constellation volume 3 a dozen short stories set in their Liaden Universe

Clark Ashton SmithThe Mage of the Enchanter the 4th volume of The Collected Fantasies
Clark Ashton SmithThe Last Hieroglyph the 4th & final volume of The Collected Fantasies

Richard A.LupoffWhere Memory Hides: A Writer’s Life interesting looking book about his life and writing career. Apologies for saying it was by Andrew J. Offutt in conversation! His memoirs would be interesting too, though!

in ‘B’ format:

Kameron HurleyThe Stars Are Legion a huge, aging, feuding fleet of spaceships desperately needs a leader…

Eric Scott Fischl Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show a disgraced Civil War surgeon travels the Pacific North West touting a magical elixir…
Sam SykesThe Mortal Tally sequel to The City Stained Red and part 2 of Bring Down Heaven
Anne LyleThe Merchant of Dreams sequel to The Alchemist of Souls and part 2 of Night’s Masque
Maria V. SnyderDawn Study the latest of her Chronicles of Ixia

Ezekiel Boone – The Hatching multiple unconnected disasters around the world prove to have a common cause – a long dormant species is re-awakening!

Joe AbercrombieSharp Ends 13 short stories from the World of the First Law

Warhammer 40,000The Macharian Crusade omnibus edition of 4 novels by William King: Gone for a Soldier, Angel of Fire, Fist of Demetrius & Fall of Macharius
Warhammer 40,000Space Wolves 8 short stories in the Legends of the Dark Millenium series

in paperback:

John Stanford & CteinSaturn Run an object, apparently an alien spaceship, is observed decelerating to wards Saturn. The US & China both hurriedly launch missions to investigate it…
Eric Flint & Andrew DennisA Parcel of Rogues the latest in Flint’s Ring of Fire/1635 novels

Jim C. HinesRevisionary the 4th of his Magic Ex Libris series
Anne BishopMarked in Flesh the 6th novel of The Others. The 1st was Written in Red
Stephen BlackmooreHungry Ghosts the 4th adventure for necromancer Eric Carter

R. A. SalvatoreArchmage book 1 of Homecoming, apparently the 31st novel featuring the Dark Elf Drizzt in the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons


aye write, the Glasgow book festival – programme now in stock. Lots of big names attending, although few of them are sf&f writers…

February 10, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 4th February 2017

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Bear and the Serpent sequel to The Tiger and the Wolf and volume 2 in his Echoes of the Fall fantasy series
Stephanie GarberCaraval her sister has disappeared, but Scarlett’s always been told that everything that happens at the week long Caraval fair is a performance of some sort…
Lord DunsanyThe Two Bottles of Relish small hardcover of 22 now obscure detective stories he wrote

in large format:

Max Gladstone (editor) – Book Burners themed anthology about the Vatican’s elite anti-Demon squad…
Neil Clarke (editor) – Galactic Empires big-name anthology of fairly recent stories from the editor of Clarkesworld magazine

Paula Guran (editor) – Time Travel: Recent Trips anthology of 18 stories from the past 12 years
J. W. Schnarr (editor) – Timelines: Stories inspired by H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine 21 original short stories. Copyright 2010 but this is the 1st time I’ve had it in stock

in ‘B’ format:

Anthony RyanThe Waking Fire  book 1 of The Draconis Memoria
A. J. Smith The World Raven the 4th Chronicle of The Long War, which began with The Black Guard
S. Jae-Jones Wintersong Liesl must risk the Goblin King’s kingdom to try to rescue her sister…

Charlie Laidlaw The Things We Learn When We’re Dead after an accident Lorna Love thinks she’s woken up in Heaven. But in actuality, it’s a failing spaceship called HVN run by an aging hippy… weirdness ensues!

Nnedi Okorafor – What Sunny Saw in the Flames novel featuring a young girl who can see the future and has been asked by the magical authorities to track down a dreadful criminal

Warhammer 40,000Calgar’s Siege a Space Marines Battles adventure by Paul Kearney

in paperback:

David WeberThe Sword of the South 1st in a new series set in the world of The War God, most recently visited in War Maid’s Choice.

Lisa ShearinThe Ghoul Vendetta the 4th SPI Files adventure…
Michael J. SullivenAge of Myth the last remaining gods must fight against the humans to save themselves… Book 1 of The First Empire

Star TrekHeadlong Flight the latest outing for The Next Generation crew, written by Dayton Ward

Star WarsBloodline new adventure by Claudia Gray, which fits in the timeline after the Aftermath trilogy…

art, etc:

Frederic Bremaud & Federico Bertolucci – Love: The Dinosaur the 4th in the wordless series following various animals through a single day of their lives. Hardcover. Previous animals were lion, tiger & fox

Paco RocaThe Lighthouse nice little  hardback graphic novel set during the Spanish Civil War
Pierre Wazem & Frederik PeetersKoma Addidas helps her father, a chimney sweep, but ventures too far into one…  Softcover from Humanoids
Jean-David Morvan & NesmoBramble an epic steampunk ecologic detective story! Hardback from Humanoids

Kenneth Grahame & David PetersenThe Wind in the Willows nice new hardcover edition with b&w & colour illustrations throughout

Fantasy Classicsvolume fifteen b&w graphic versions of stories by Mary Shelly (Frankenstein), Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft & L. Frank Baum

Sam GartonOtter Loves Easter more adventures from Otter, this time involving chocolate eggs…

February 3, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment