Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 22nd December 2018

in hardcover:

W. Michael GearAbandoned sequel to Outpost

in large format:

Frederic S. DurbinA Green and Ancient Light a young boy is sent to apparent safety to escape the ravages of war, only to find ancient mysteries amidst the encroaching violence… From the author of Dragonfly, my favourite Hallowe’en novel
Jack CampbellDestiny of Dragons the 3rd in The Legacy of Dragons trilogy
Grady HendrixHorrorstor strange goings-on inside a giant Scandinavian furniture store!
Catherynne ValentePalimpsest early novel, back in stock…

T. A. PrattDo Better short story collection related to his Marla Mason series of horror titles

in ‘B’ format:

Paul CrilleyClockwork City sequel to Poison City and volume 2 of the Delphic Division series

N. K. JemisinHow Long ’til Black Future Month collection of her short fiction
Tim MaughanPaintwork slim collection of 3 short stories, the title story, Paparazzi & Havana Augmented

in paperback:

Rudy RuckerMathematicians in Love


LocusDecember cover date, issue # 695 featuring Kim Stanley Robinson, Becky Chambers & the World Fantasy Awards


December 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 15th December 2018

in hardcover:

Eric Flint & Dave FreerAll the Plagues of Hell the 6th in the Heirs of Alexandria series

Dave Eggers (editor) – McSweeney’s # 54: The End of Trust their 1st all non-fiction issue, themed around privacy in the computer age

in large format:

Brad R. TorgersenA Star-Wheeled Sky a new stargate is discovered, which may bring hope for the over-populated human planets; 4 powers send agents to take control of it…

Catherynne M. ValenteSpace Opera humans contact the great Galactic civilisations and find themselves competing in the ultimate talent show!

Maggie HoytThe Fairy Stepmother Inc. twice-widowed Evelyn means well towards her new step-daughters but finds her Business Studies degree to be not much help…

Rachel Plummer & Russell Jones (editors) – Multiverse subtitled An International Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry with over 70 different contributors from around the world!

in ‘B’ format:

Ken MacLeodThe Corporation Wars Trilogy omnibus edition of his latest series. Signed hardbacks of all three volumes also still available
Tom SweterlitschGone World investigating the murder of a Navy SEAL, Shannon discovers he was actually on a Deep Time mission  abourd a spaceship long assumed to be lost…

D. J. DanielsGreen Jay and Crow Eve is a 3-d printed copy, who should have died automatically but something went wrong and she’s still alive, and now her creator wants her back…

Nick WaltersThe Danger Men volume 3 of The Laughing Gnome seriers, featuring Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart

in paperback:

David Weber & Timothy Zahn, with Thomas PopeA Call to Vengeance the 3rd volume of Weber’s Manticore Ascendant series, set in the Honorverse
Catherine AsaroThe Bronze Skies sequel to Undercity and again set in the Skolian Empire

Tim PowersDown and Out in Purgatory short story collection. 21 pieces, including 3 co-written with James P. Blaylock

art, etc:

John Fleskes (editor) – Spectrum 25 softcover edition of the annual collection

Zidrou & EdithEmma G. Wildford full colour hardcover graphic novel about a young 1920s woman and her adventures in the wilds of America and thre Arctic

Bruce Brown – Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness more graphic novel adventures of the young HPL
Black Hammer
Cthu-Louise one shot comic from Dark Horse about Cthulhu’s daughter attending High School!

December 14, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 8th December 2018

in hardcover:

James LovegroveSherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils 3rd in The Cthulhu Casebooks series

Intan ParamadithaApple and Knife collection of 13 intense stories from a rising Indonesian author…

in large format:

Edgar Allan PoeGhastly Tales From the Master of the Macabre  hefty volume with 27 of his best stories…

Phil RickmanMerrily’s Border a look at the area where the author’s Merrily Watkins books are set. With photos by John Mason

in ‘B’ format:

Michael CobleySplintered Suns somewhere on the remote planet there’s a 2 km long spaceship a million years old!

James BennettBurning Ashes the 3rd in his Chasing Embers series

Sean Wallace (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures I usually have The Mammoth Book of Steampunk in stock; thought I’d see what this one was like instead!

Star TrekIn the Heart of Chaos the 3rd of the Prometheus adventures, by Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg,  set after the events in the Star Trek: The Fall novels
Warhamer 40,000Warmaster the latest Gaunt’s Ghosts adventure from Dan Abnett



December 7, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 1st December 2018

in hardcover:

J. K. RowlingThe Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay script of the 2nd of the Fantastic Beasts films, set 70 years or so before the Hary Potter books begin…

Joyce Carol OatesThe Hazards of Time Travel Adriane is sent back 80 years in time to rural Wisconsin for political rehabilitation…

David Weber – Uncompromising Honor a new Honor Harrington adventure! The previous one was Shadow of Victory two years ago
Stevan EriksonThe Search for Spark the 3rd in his Wilful Child series

Caitlin R. KiernanThe Dinosaur Tourist new collection from Subterranean Press with 19 stories. Great cover by Ray Troll, whose latest book, Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline came in a couple of weeks ago…

in large format:

Frank OwenNorth sequel to South! The aftermath of the 2nd American Civil War…

in ‘B’ format:

Nnedi OkoraforWho Fears Death? Onyesonwu is a young misfit growing up in a post-apocalyptic Africa, wanting to find her true roots…
Hailey EdwardsDeath Knell 3rd in her post-apocalyptic Foundling series…
Colson WhiteheadThe Intuitionist not new, but new to the shop; set in a strange city where the philosophy & politics of elevator safety are major issues!

Jamie SawyerExodus volume 2 of The Eternity War, the sequel to Pariah

M. D. LachlanNight Lies Bleeding the 5th in his Wolfsangel series
Adrian LaingKosmos a newly appointed Barrister defends an elderly man who is up on a charge of manslaughter and who also claims to be Merlin,
Ramsay CampbellThink Yourself Lucky David didn’t think the rather disturbing blog that shared a title with one he never got round to writing had anything to do with him personally…

Gareth E. ReesStone Tide Gareth moves into a delapidated house in Hastings and discovers it has a strange background with links to the likes Alastair Crowley & John Logie Baird! From the author of Marshland
Jonathan Janz The Sorrows two film composers go on a month long retreat on a remote Californian island, uninhabited since some gruesome deaths in 1925…

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Alastair KimbleIron Angels in Chicago, a case becomes too strange for the local F.B.I. office to handle and so Agent Black of the little-known Scientific Anomalies Group arrives to take over…

art, etc:

William StoutFantastic Worlds: The Art of WS thick hardcover with hundreds of colour illustrations covering his whole career, especially his paleoart.
Florent  GorgesYoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography; Beyond the Fantasy heavily illustrated h/c about the influential Japanese creator

John Fleskes (editor) – Spectrum 25 the annual review of the fantasy arts. Hardcover, although the softcover is due soon as well
Dave AddeyTypeset in the Future hardcover subtitled Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies. Not much to add to that!

Thierry SmolderenMcCay great looking hardcover about the life of Winsor McCay, one of the great comic strip & animation innovators a century+ ago
Bilal, Dionnet & Baranko – Exterminator 17 hardcover from Titan Comics with the original graphic novel (now titled Rebirth) with art by Enki Bilal, together with the sequel, The Ellis Trilogy with art from Igor Baranko. Both stories written by Jean-Pierre Dionnet

William Roy & Sylvain DorangeHedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life softcover graphic novel from Humanoids about Hollywood actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Colour
Sebastien Samson  –My New York Marathon true story of an unfit middle aged art teacher who decided to compete in the NY Marathon! Softcover published by Humanoids in b&w

Nancy PenaMadame Cat the trials and tribulations of getting a new cat! Two tone sketches making up little episodes starting with the cat still in it’s carry-crate on the way home…
Emily TetriTiger vs Nightmare colour h/c about a young tiger who really does have a monster under the bed!


IllustratorsIssue Twenty Three featuring pieces on Bobby Chiu, Virgil Finlay, N. C. Wyeth and Anne & Janet Grahame Johnstone. All excellent artists.

November 30, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 24th November 2018

in hardcover:

George R. R. MartinFire and Blood two dozen chapters laying out the history and events three hundred years before the action in A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) Illustrated with myriad b&w illustrations by Doug Wheatley.
Peter S. BeagleThe Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey a sequel! With several b&w illustrations by Stephanie Law
Joanne M. Harris – TheBlue Salt Road a modern fairy tale, illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins
S. M. StirlingThe Sky-Blue Wolves the latest, and billed as the final, novel of The Change

Doctor WhoCombat Magicks the 13th Doctor‘s latest adventure, by Steve Cole

in large format:

Lavie Tidhar – Unholy Land alternate history in which a Jewish Homeland was established in East Africa
S. M. Stirling – Black Chamber 1st in a new alternate history series set in 1916, just before America’s entry into The Great War

in ‘B’ format:

Genevieve CogmanThe Mortal Word the 5th in her Invisible Library series
Jacey BedfordRowankind 3rd in the fantasy series… The 1st was Winterwood
Ian DouiglasBright Light the 8th in his Star Carrier series

Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildCity of Endless Night the latest in their Agent Pendergast series…

Mercedes Lackey (editor) – Choices the latest anthology of 18 new Valdemar short stories…
Elly Blue (editor) – Bikes Not Rockets anthology of new work subtitled Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories

small books:

Italo CalvinoThe Distance of the Moon 4 short stories from his collection, The Complete Cosmicomics. Penguin Modern # 22. Budget price of £1

art, etc:

Marie-Alice HarelHortari: Art and Stories elegant hardcover collecting her single page short stories, each with a full page illustration of the creature involved. There’s currently an exhibition of prints from the book on at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street…


Interzone – issue # 278 November – December cover date
Black Static – issue # 66



November 23, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 17th November 2018

in hardcover:

Ben AaronovitchLies Sleeping the 7th Peter Grant novel! The 1st was Rivers of London.

Subterranean Press editions – all signed and numbered:

Ann LeckieProvenance
Jim ButcherTurn Coat the 11th of the Dresden Files
David J. SchowDJStories large collection spanning his career
Kelly ArmstrongAmityvill Horrible novella

in large format:

Stephen Jones (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories anthology with 27 stories, all set during Hallowe’en and obviously a little late arriving!
David Thomas Moore (editor) – Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein anthology of 5 novellas…

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian SelbyWinter Road sequel to Snakewood. the Circle is a huge expanse of untamed wilderness and Teyr is part of a trade caravan determined to open up a route through it…
Tasha SuriEmpire of Sand 1st of the Books of Ambha; fantasy set in an exotic Indian-inspired setting…
Rita IndianaTentacle translated from Spanish by Achy Obejas. In the ruined future, Acilde must travel back in time to protect the Ocean…

Doctor WhoThe Secret in Vault 13 a 13th Doctor adventure by David Solomons

srt, etc:

Lily MurrayDinosaurium large hardcover with wonderfull illustrations by Chris Wormell
Lily MurrayDinosaurium Juniur Edition smaller hardback with simpler text but still with loads of Chris Wormell art

November 16, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 10th November 2018

in hardcover

Kim Stanley RobinsonRed Moon set on the moon and in China in 2047, amidst furious infighting and scheming to decide who will be the new General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party… Much of the rest of the world is in turmoil too!
Jasmin B. FrelihIn/Half in an even more electronically entangled world 25 years in the future, the global network crashes…
John Ringo & Mike Massa – The Valley of Shadows the 6th in Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie series…

Brandon SandersonSkyward 1st in a new fantasy series. Spensa’s dream is to become a pilot and help fight the alien Krell, who are trying to conquer her world. Part 1 of Claim the Stars
M. R. Carey Someone Like Me Liz wouldn’t hurt a fly, but she might do anything to get her own way!

Una McCormackMolten Heart a new Doctor Who adventure

Matt PhelanKnights vs. Dinosaurs children’s adventure novel with loads of b&w illustrations by the author!

in large format:

Alex White A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe book 1 of The Salvagers the search for a semi-mythical ancient spaceship…

Christopher KastensmidtThe Elephant and Macaw Banner a Dutchman and an African explore the depths of Brazil in the 15th C in a dozen adventures…
Jonathan MaberryDeep Silence the latest Joe Ledger book
Daniel AbrahamThe Long Price Quartet omnibus edition containing all four books;  A Shadow in SummerA Betrayal in Winter,  An Autumn War & The Price of Spring Originally published from 2006 – 09
Jack DannDa Vinci Rising / The Diamond Pit 2 back-to-back short novels; one about a commission DaVinci had involving his flying machine plans, and the other a fantasy set in 1920s America with William Randolf Hearst

Christina Jurado (editor) – The Apex Book of World SF: volume 5 18 new stories from, well, all over! Overall series  editor is Lavie Tidhar.
David Stokes (editor) – Tales of the Sunrise Lands anthology of new fantasy inspired by Japanese myth & legend, from Guardbridge Books
H. P. LovecraftUncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror collection of 10 of his best known stories, from Carlton Books

James CowanA Mapmaker’s Dream subtitled The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice historical novel about mapmaking during the Golden Age of Exploration…

in ‘B’ format:

Neal AsherThe Soldier volume 1 of the Rise of the Jain series
Tristan PalmgrenTerminus the sequel to Quietus the alien Unity continues to interfere in Earth’s history…

Katherine ClementsCoffin Path Mercy lives in Scarcross Hall, on the old coffin path to the grtaveyard…
Simon A. ForwardScary Monsters part 1 of The Laughinbg Gnome set, featuring Brigadier lethbridge Stewart from Doctor Who

in paperback:

Nicholas Sansbury SmithWolves the 4th Hell Divers adventure!
Star Wars: Last Shot a Han & Lando novel, by Daniel Jose Older

art, etc:

3DTotalPublishersDigital Painting in Photoshop: Industry Techniques for Beginners
Nigel Dobbyn – The H. P. Lovecraft Drawing Book how to draw all sorts of Lovecraftian monsters!

Bruce BrownHoward Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom another hardcover adventure for the young HPL!
Alan Grant & Arthur RansonMazeworld collected softcover edition of the 2000 AD strip that ran originally in the late 1990s


November 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 3rd November 2018

in hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Labyrinth Index the 8th of The Laundry Files. Signed copies available soon
Marina & Sergey Dyachenko Vita Nostra Sasha is persuaded to enrol in the peculiar, and probably magical,  Institute of Special Technologies. Translated from Rusian by Julia Meitov Hersey

Flame Tree Publishing – Lost Worlds: Short Stories anthology of new & reprint stories concerning lost races, hidden valleys, mysterious islands, etc.

Doctor WhoThe Good Doctor novel featuring the 13th Doctor by Juno Dawson

Brandon SandersonSkyward new novel, available on Tuesday the 6th

in large format:

Lucy A. SnyderGarden of Eldritch Delights collection of a dozen short stories

in ‘B’ format:

Alastair ReytnoldsElysium Fire 2nd of the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency novels; the sequel to Aurora Rising (previously titled The Prefect)
Dave HutchinsonEurope At Dawn the fourth and final part of his Europe sequence…
Tom Fletcher Idle Hands sequel to Gleam and the 2nd in The Factory Trilogy

Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias BuckellThe Tangled Lands 4 linked novellas (2 by each author) set in a land poisoned by magic…
C. E. MurphyKiss of Angels: Collected Tales of the Old Races 9 short stories set in her Old Races Universe

Alyson LeedsFear of the Web adventure featuring Doctor Who’s Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart. Part 2 of The Laughing Gnome. Part 1, Scary Monsters, is due in shortly

Warhammer 40,000The Voice of Mars by David Guymer

art, etc:

Kirk Johnson & Ray TrollCruisin’ the Fossil Coastline heavily illustrated book about the pre-history of the American coast from Mexico north to Alaska. Lots of text, but also plenty of Ray Troll‘s wondeful art!

David DayThe Dark Powers of Tolkien 5th in the series on various aspects of Middle Earth. Previous volumes are the Dictionary, Atlas, Battles & Heroes

November 2, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th October 2018

in hardcover:

Richard K. MorganThin Air Hakon takes a job as security to a team investigating a disapparance on corporate-run Mars…

Ursula K. LeGuinThe Books of Earthsea hardcover omnibus with all the books and stories. Illustrated by Charles Vess, with  full colour plates and various b&w drawings, etc. Including her intro, that’s 1000 pages!

Kristen BrittainThe Dream Gatherer a Green Rider novella, plus 2 other related stories, with b&w line llustrations by the author

Joe R. LansdaleDriving to Geonimo’s Grave short story collection from Subterranean Press

in large format:

Maria LewisThe Witch Who Courted Death Casper is considered the world’s most powerful medium, but now she must delve deeper into the supernatural world seeking revenge… From the author of Who’s Afraid & Who’s Afraid Too

Jane YolenHow to Fracture a Fairy Tale her latest volume of short stories…

in ‘B’ format:

Yoon Ha LeeRevenant Gun the 3rd volume of the Machineries of Empire sequence,  which began with Ninefox Gambit
John Everson The House by ther Cemetery horror from Flame Tree Press

Walter Jon WilliamsThe Accidental War a new novel of The Praxis

Christopher Golden (editor) – Hark! The Herald Angels Scream anthology with 18 new Christmas horror stories!
Greg Buzwell (editor) –Mortal Echoes: Encounters With the End 15 classic stories  issued as part of the British Library Tales of the Weird series
Tanya Kirk (editor) – Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings  14 classic ghost stories  issued as part of the British Library Tales of the Weird series

art, etc:

Dave McKeanShort Films heavily illustrated h/c about his short film projects, with a Blu-Ray disc of them all included!
Dean Mullaney (editor) – King of the Comics softcover edition of the h/c from a couple of years ago. Large collection of classic comic strips, from The Yellow Kid to Zippy! Subtitled ‘A Hundred Years of King Features

3dtotalPublishingThe Sketch Encyclopedia big hardcover with hundreds of pages of tips on how to sketch a myriad of items, from baguettes to water mills!

George R. R. Martin & Lisa TuttleWindhaven: The Graphic Novel with art by Elsa Charretier. Loved the (fix-up) novel and this looks to be a good adaptation. Hardcover
William Gerauts & Richard FairgrayThe Time Travelling Tourist graphic novel about a rather louche time traveller… full colour
Brian Froud, et al – Jim Henson‘s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths slipcased edition containing all 3 softcover volumes


IllustratorsIssue Twentty Three with pieces on N. C. Wyeth, Virgil Finlay, Bobby Chiu and Ann & Janet Grahame Johnstone! I usually only mention a couple of the artists featured, but this issue, they all deserve it!


Sergey KrasovskiyDinosaurs lush prehistoric landscapes with all sorts of dinos!

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 20th October 2018

in hardcover:

Steven EriksonRejoice an alien AI must decide how to save the Earth’s precious ecosystem, and if it should eliminate humans to do so…
John ScalziThe Consuming Fire sequel to The Collapsing Empire and volume 2 in his Interdependency Sequence. Also in paperback.

Brandon SandersonEdgedancer calls itself a Stormlight Archive novella, although it’s actually over 250 pages long!

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Book of Magic new fiction from 17 of the top names in fantasy! I understand this was the editor’s final project before his untimely death earlier this year.

in large format:

Diana Pharoah FrancisPutting the Fun back in Funeral she’s always hated her mother, and now that she’s dead Beck gets to plan her funeral…
Karen ChanceDragon’s Claw a new Midnight’s Daughter novella
Laura BicklePawned the one thing Raz would love to do is not work in the family pawn shop business…

Paula Guran (editor) = The Year’s Best Dark fantasy & Horror 2018  29 of the best stories from the past year…

in ‘B’ format:

Lila BowenTreason of Hawks the 4th in The Shadow quartet, which began with Wake of Vultures
Susan Dennard – Windwitch the sequel to Truthwitch, and part 2 of The Witchlands series

in paperback:

Laurie Goulding (editor) – Shattered Legions anthology of Horus Heresy stories set in the world of Warhammer

art, etc:

Kazuo Terakado (editor) – The Art of the Dinosaur how did I miss this last year!? Art from 9 top current palaeoartists; lots of colours and feathers!

Edward Brooke-HitchingThe Golden Atlas heavily illustrated collection of period maps and the adventurers and explorers who used or created them


CDQ  – issue # 6 the latest issue of Character Design Quarterly

October 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment