Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 30th July 2016

in large format:

Amanda RouchetA Promise of Fire in a kingdom on the brink of civil war, Cat has taken refuge in a circus, where her powers are more easily concealed from her enemies…
Elizabeth CrowensSilent Meridian the secret adventures and cases of Sherlock Holmes, with H. G. Wells and others. Volume 1 of The Time Travelling Professor

Jack CadyThe Hauntings of Wood Canal a canal in Washington State conceals a dread menace, but when it’s killed, a far worse terror is revealed…
Stevie KopasThe Breadwinner Trilogy omnibus volume containing the zombie apocalypse novels The Breadwinner, Haven & All Good Times

in ‘B’ format:

Aliette de BodardThe House of Shattered Wings Paris is almost destroyed in the Great Magicians War, but life continues…
Rhonda MasonThe Empress Game the final seat on the beleaguered space empire’s ruling council is about to be decided by ritualised combat

Ursula K. LeGuinAlways Coming Home the latest in their SF Masterworks series from Orion

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt1636: The Cardinal Virtues the latest in Flint’s long running Ring of Fire/1632 series
Steve WhiteSoldiers out of Time the 5th in his Jason Thanon series, which began with Blood of the Heroes

art,. etc:

Mark Poulton & Dexter WeeksA Cat Named Haiku cute art, each matched with a haiku (of sorts!) in hardcover

Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin & Julius GopezWhite Sand hardcover graphic novel adaptation of a previously unpublished work set in Sanderson’s Cosmere background
Milo ManaraGullivera his adult version of Gulliver’s Travels! Hardcover from Humanoids

Maximilien Le Roy & A. DanThoreau: A Sublime Life back in stock at last


Locus – # 666 with interviews with Peter Straub and Joe Hill

Hi-Fructose – issue # 40 featuring Charlie Immer, who gets an 8 page insert

2017 calendars:
Yes, here they come again already!

Boris Vallejo & Julie BellFantasy Calendar 2017

July 29, 2016 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 23rd July 2016

in hardcover:

Gavin ChaitLament for the Fallen a man who may not be entirely human crashlands near an isolated village in West Africa… Looks intriguing
Max GladstoneFour Roads Cross the 5th in his Craft Sequence, which began with Three Parts Dead.
Harry TurtledoveFallout part 2 of The Hot War, in which the Cold War escalates rapidly into WWIII

Dung Kai-CheungThe Archaeology of an Imaginary City in the future, archeologists research the remnants of a city much like (but not) Hong Kong, called Victoria

in large format:

Alastair ReynoldsBeyond the Aquila Rift giant collection of his short fiction. Also in hardcover
Jeffrey FordA Natural History of Hell a baker’s dozen of his short stories
Paul Di FilippoA Palazzo in the Stars 17 of his inimitable short stories dating from 2010 – 2013, with notes on each by the author

Lilith SaintcrowWasteland King volume 3 of the Gallow & Ragged series

in ‘B’ format:

Natasha PulleyThe Watchmaker of Filigree Street fun steampunk adventure set in London in 1883, which includes a clockwork octopus!
Michael R. MillerThe Dragon’s Blade after being mortally wounded, the last Prince of Dragons is magically transferred into a human baby’s body. 20 years pass and he must reclaim his birthright…
Maria LewisWho’s Afraid? When her mother dies, unhappy Tommi goes to New Zealand seeking her father and discovers her true heritage…

K. S. MerbethBite in a Mad Max style future, Kid hitches a ride with a quartet of dodgy individuals…
Clive BarkerThe Scarlet Gospels the return of Pinhead

Edward S. EllisThe Steam Man of the Prairies short fantastical novel from 1868

Jonathan CooperThe Showstoppers the 2nd in the Lethbridge Stewart adventures featuring the UNIT officer from Doctor Who

in paperback:

Brendan DuBoisDark Victory 16 y.o. Randy barely remembers life before the incessant fighting against the brutal alien invaders…

Star TrekBest Defense the 2nd in the Legacies series by David Mack, celebrating 50 years of Star Trek

Alexander FreedBattlefront the latest Star Wars adventure, featuring the Twilight Company

art, etc:

Dopress BooksSteampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism large softcover full of great illustrations…

July 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 16th July 2016

in hardcover:

Alastair ReynoldsBeyond the Aquila Rift giant collection of his short fiction, edited by Jonathan Strahan & William Schafer

Ben H. WintersUnderground Airlines in the USA slavery still exists and Victor has been persuaded to become a bounty hunter hunting escaped slaves…

Neil GaimanNeverwhere new edition illustrated by Chris Riddell

Simon Guerrier & Dr. Marek KukulaThe Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

in large format:

Jonathan Strahan (editor)- Drowned Worlds anthology with a great line-up of authors contributing new stories. McAuley, Robinson, Tidhar, Morrow
Derrick Belanger (editor) – Beyond Watson anthology with a dozen stories of Sherlock Holmes from points of view other than Dr. Watson’s

in ‘B’ format:

Robin HobbFool’s Quest the 2nd book of her Fitz and the Fool series
Jen WilliamsThe Silver Tide 3rd in the series after The Copper Promise & The Iron Ghost
James Hornor JacobsForeign Devils sequel to The Incorruptibles, about a 19th C America in a world in which Rome never fell…
Seth DickinsonThe Traitor well reviewed fantasy, US title is The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Ian McDonald Luna: New Moon acclaimed novel of life on an industrialised Moon… (v2 is postponed until February 2017)
Nina Allan – The Race in a chaotic near future, a young girl goes missing, sparking serious changes for her aunt, Jenna as she tries to find her…
Greg Bear
Killing Titan 2nd in his War Dogs trilogy
Wesley ChuTime Siege sequel to Time Salvager

Vernor VingeA Deepness in the Sky the latest re-issue in the Orion SF Masterworks series. Epic scale science fiction
Sadie MillerMoon Blink a Lethbridge Stewart adventure in the world of Doctor Who

Kit Caless & Gary Budden (editors) – An Unreliable Guide to London 23 short stories about
London and it’s quirks

art, etc:

Moebius & Alexandro JodorowskyMadwoman of the Sacred Heart hardcover re-issue from Humanoids


Interzone – issue # 265
Black Static – issue # 53

Heavy Metal – issue # 281


Game of Thrones – 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle map of the world of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Game of ThronesFamily Tree 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle showing the family trees of the Arryn, Stark, Targaryen, Lannister & Baratheon Houses from A Game of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

July 15, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 9th July 2016

in hardcover:

Tim PowersDown and Out in Purgatory dark fantasy revenge novella from Subterranean Press

in large format:

Arkady & Boris StrugatskyThe Doomed City written earlier, but eventually published in 1988/9 in Russian and now, finally, in English. Set in a city where the sun is switched off at night! Translated by Andrew Bromfield
Frank OwenSouth America has been split in two by another civil war but viruses and plague keep blowing from the North over the lands on the South…
Agustin de RojasThe Year 200 Cuba’s best known sf novel, published there in 1990. Communism has won over capitalism, but humanity is still divided. Looks intriguing. Translated by Nick Caistor & Hebe Powell

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Year’s Best Science Fiction : Thirty-Third Annual Collection the collection the other annuals are measured against…
Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 29 the UK edition of the collection the other annuals are measured against!
Paula Guran (editor) – Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold 30 modern updates on classic fairy tales

Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (editors) – The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection oversized softcover with over a hundred short stories from H. G. Wells onward, from all over the world

Ben BovaThe Best of Bova: volume II 25 more of his short stories

in ‘B’ format:

Cixin LiuThe Dark Forest sequel to the Hugo Award winning Three Body Problem

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterThe Long Utopia the 4th book in their Long Earth multiple worlds series
Jim ButcherThe Aeronaut’s Windlass 1st volume in his new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires
Rjurik DavidsonThe Stars Askew sequel to Unwrapped Sky, which I enjoyed a lot when it came out a couple of years ago. The revolution is over but that’s not the end of the city of Caeli-Amur’s problems!
Paige OrwinThe Interminables a cataclysm has shattered reality and two agents of the ruling cabal stumble across a secret war going on that may change everything!

Eric M. BosargeThe Time Train in the 1930s Amos discovers that a future great grandson will inadvertently assist an alien invasion, and that to prevent this, time travellers have come back to his time to kill him!
Sarah KuhnHeroine Complex Evie is PA to her childhood friend, who is now a superhero; she’s good at the job but it all starts going wrong when she has to pose as her boss…

in paperback:

Julia Verne St.JohnThe Transference Engine in 1838 a cult of necromancers want to bring Lord Byron back to life and his nemesis Magdala and Ada Lovelace must stop them!

2017 calendars:

Star TrekShips of the Line wall calendar


July 8, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 2nd July 2016

in hardcover:

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterThe Long Cosmos the 5th and final book in their Long Earth series.

Larry Niven & Steven BarnesThe Seascape Tattoo their latest collaboration in The Magic Goes Away series
Claudia Christian & Morgan Grant BuchananGladiator the 1st novel in their Wolf’s Empire series, about a Galactic Roman Empire

Stephen DonaldsonThe Augur’s Gambit the portents show that the kingdom of Indemmie is doomed, but Gordian the Augur has a plan… Novella
Stephen DonaldsonThe King’s Justice a stranger arrives in a remote village on the trail of a terrible crime… Novella

in large format:

Jenna BlackDescendant: The Complete Nikki Glass Series omnibus collecting 4 novels and Pros and Cons, a 70 page novella previously only available as a e-book

in ‘B’ format:

Jack McDevittThunderbird sequel to 1996’s Ancient Shores, although no particular knowledge of that book is required to enjoy this one. An ancient stargate has been discovered on a Native American reservation and plans are afoot to explore and exploit it! (The previous book told of the events leading to it’s discovery)
Melinda SnodgrassThe High Ground part 1 of The Imperials Saga the Emperor’s daughter is admitted to the Solar League’s elite military academy, and she must graduate…
Walter TevisThe Man Who Fell to Earth the latest SF Masterwork from Orion. 1st published in 1963

Cynthea MassonThe Alchemists’ Council Jaden is a new Initiate tasked with helping to maintain the elemental balance. But is the Rebel Branch he fights against the real enemy?
Alyc HelmsThe Conclave of Shadow sequel to The Dragons of Heaven
Christina HenryRed Queen Alice’s adventures are stranger and more dangerous than in Lewis Carroll‘s story!

Richard KadreyThe Perdition Score the 8th Sandman Slim novel…

David A. Goodman (editor) – The Autobiography of James T. Kirk Star Trek from the iconic captain’s point of view!

in paperback:

David Weber & Timothy ZahnA Call to Duty the 1st in the Manticore Ascendant, set in Weber’s Honorverse
Michael Z. WilliamsonA Long Time Until Now a US army patrol in Afghanistan discovers itself one of several groups from across history now stranded in prehistoric times…

Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildCrimson Shore the 15th Agent Pendergast case, as he investigates strangenesses possibly connected to the Salem Witch Trials

L. E. Modesitt, jr.Haze and The Hammer of Darkness omnibus edition of 2 of his stand-alone SF novels. The mysterious planet Haze is protected by millions of nanotech satellites. And are the Gods really gods? Martin Martel battles to discover the truth. Modesitt’s 2nd novel, from 1985

Star TrekCaptain to Captain part 1 of Legacies, a special 50th Anniversary trilogy by Greg Cox

art, etc:

3dTotalPublishingMaster the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques very nice looking softcover with loads of full colour illustrations

Tony MillionaireDrinky Crow Drinks Again the latest collection of Maakies comic strips. Hardcover, b&w

Phillippe Thirault,  Marc Males & Mario JanniThousand Faces hardcover fom Humanoids collecting all 5 albums of the Wild West adventure story. Full colour
Kurt Busiek, Mario Alberti, Sam Timel & BazalRedhand: Twilight of the Gods full colour fantasy adventure from Humanoids. Softcover
Michelangelo La Neve & Marco NizzoliDay of the Magicians now in softcover
Alexandre JodorowskyScreaming Planet now in softcover

Fritz LeiberFafhrd and the Gray Mauser: The Cloud of Hate and other stories softcover collecting the first 5 issues of the 1973 comic, Sword of Sorcery. Stories adapted by Dennis O’Neil, Howard Chaykin & Walter Simonson. Great art!


Locus – June cover date, issue # 665 Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling on the cover and the quarterly forthcoming books sections inside

Illustration – issue # 51 featuring John Gannam, Frank Walts and pulp art by C. B. Mayshark


July 1, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 25th June 2016

in hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Nightmare Stacks the 7th of the Laundry Files. Signed copies available.

Sarah PerryThe Essex Serpent strange goings-on in the Essex marshes of late Victorian England

Mira GrantRise  hefty volume of all the short stories set in her Newsflesh series world

in large format:

Lisa Tuttle(The Curious Affair of) The Sonambulist and the Psychic Thief a case for consulting detective Jasper Jesperson and his colleague Miss Lane, once the assistant to a fraudulent psychic (so she knows all the tricks) …
Guy HaleyThe Emperor’s Railroad a 1000 years after civilisation crashed, strange creatures range the lands between warring city-states
James de MilleA Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder satirical sf novel first published in book form in 1888. 4 sailors discover a manuscript detailing epic explorations and adventures…

Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year volume eight 20 of the best from last year…

in ‘B’ format:

Jonathan Oliver (editor) – End of the Road anthology of new weird travel tales by the likes of Philip Reeve, Adam Nevill and Ian Whates

in paperback:

Mike ShepherdRebel the 3rd in the series about Vicky Peterwald, daughter of Kris Longknife

Tanith LeeNight’s Master reprint of vol 1 of her exotic Tales from the Flat Earth series from 1978


June 24, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nightmare Stacks

Signed copies in stock now!

The 7th Laundry Files novel from Charles Stross.

June 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 18th June 2016

in hardcover:

Taylor AndersonBlood in the Water the 11th in his Destroyermen series about a US warship and crew lost in an alternate history where humans didn’t evolve…
Laura LamFalse Hearts several decades in the future, a once-conjoined twin is persuaded to pose as her sister to investigate strange goings on. If she succeeds, her sister may receive the treatment she needs to live…

Tom LloydStranger of Tempest part 1 of new fantasy series The God Fragments
Simon R. GreenDead Man Walking the 2nd Ishmael Jones Mystery
Justin CroninThe City of Mirrors the final part of The Passage trilogy

Lois McMaster BujoldPenric’s Demon novella from Subterranean Press set in her World of the Five Gods

in large format:

Patricia A. McKillipDreams of Distant Shores short story collection, including 3 never before published

in ‘B’ format:

Naomi NovikLeague of Dragons the 9th and final Temeraire adventure! Napoleon makes a last, desperate attempt to win by bribing all the dragons he can!

Nimue BrownWhen We Are Vanished  silicon based computers have stopped functioning, but innovative cellulose-based tech may be the solution…
Daniel GodfreyNew Pompeii an energy company discovers a technology that enables them to transport matter from the past, but soon the project has wildly different aims than cheap energy…

Joe R. LansdaleMiracles Ain’t What They Used To Be the latest Outspoken Author volume from PM Press. includes fiction, an interview, several biographical pieces & a bibliography


Shoreline of Infinity – issue # 4 includes The Stilt-Men of the Lunar Swamps by local author Andrew J. Wilson and other fiction by Gary Gibson, among others. Also book reviews and interviews with Ken MacLeod and Tricia Sullivan


June 17, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Laundry Novel by Charles Stross

It’s that time of the year again! A new Charles Stross novel!

Charlie’s 7th Laundry Files novel comes out on the 23rd of this month – i.e. in two weeks! – and is called The Nightmare Stacks.

As before, I will be able to provide signed & dedicated copies of it.
The price for the UK edition is £18.99 and postage within the UK will be another £2.85, making a total per copy of £21.84
Contact me on with details of how you’d like it signed and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice.
Options include a plain signature, or with the date, or location (Edinburgh) or a brief greeting. No first lines though, I’m afraid.

For Europe, the postage is £6.95
For almost everywhere else it’s £10.40
And for Australia/NZ it’s £11.25


Alex Schwartz had a great job and a promising future – until he caught an unfortunate bout of vampirism, and agreed (on pain of death) to join the Laundry, Britain’s only counter-occult secret intelligence agency. His first assignment is in Leeds – his old hometown. But the thought of telling his parents he’s lost his job, let alone their discovering his ‘condition’, is causing Alex almost as much anxiety as his new lifestyle of supernatural espionage.
His only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a student from the local Goth Festival who flirts with him despite his fear of sunlight (and girls). But Cassie has secrets of her own – secrets that make Alex’s night life seem positively normal …James Bond meets H. P. Lovecraft in the latest occult thriller from Hugo Award winner Charles Stross, in a series where British spies take on the supernatural.





June 9, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 11th June 2016

in hardcover:

Joe ZiejaMechanical Failure after a year away from the Service, Roger returns and finds that it’s preparing for a war he really doesn’t think exists… The strap line is ‘please restart your warship’!

Terry BrooksThe Sorcerer’s Daughter the final book in The Defenders of Shannara trilogy, part 28 of his long-running Shannara series (I think)

Robert McCammonFreedom of the Mask the latest Matthew Corbett case, set in 1703
Thomas SniegoskiSavage Sidney is about to move off the island she grew up on, but there’s a storm coming. And it’s not a normal storm…

David HamblingThe Dulwich Horror 7 more Lovecraft inspired stories set in south London! His previous two novelettes, The Elder Ice & Broken Meat are not included.

Doctor WhoThe Legends of River Song 5 stories of the life of the Doctor Who character

in large format:

Karin BoyeKallocain obscure Swedish dystopian novel from 1940 and translated in 1966. It’s on the list of nominees for a retro-Hugo this year!
Nicholas Sansbury SmithOrbs cut off in deep quarantine preparing for a vital Mars mission, the doors to the outside are finally opened and they find the world has changed drastically…
Ren WaromEscapology Shock is a genius on-line; off-line he’s running from the enemies he’s made in the virtual world called the Slip…

Hannu RajaniemiInvisible Planets: Collected Fiction 19 of his short stories, with intros he wrote for a couple of them. I assume this is the same as the h/c called Collected Fiction that came out last Spring

in ‘B’ format:

Terry PratchettThe Shepherd’s Crown Terry’s final Discworld novel, featuring Tiffany Aching
Charles StrossThe Annihilation Score his 6th Laundry novel; signed copies will be available soon

Gail Z. MartinThe Shadowed Path short stories featuring Jonmarc Vahanian
Michael MoorcockThe Whispering Swarm semi-autobiographical fantasy set in post-war London
Anna CaltabianoThe Time of the Clockmaker Miss Hatfield has lost the strange clock that enables her to time travel – and she’s stranded in the 16th C!

Ted ChiangStories of Your Life and Other Stories the title story plus 7 others

Kameron HurleyThe Geek Feminist Revolution 37 of her essays (plus intro)

art, etc:

Simon StalenhagTales from the Loop Swedish landscapes with… weird things happening. Alien spaceships, giant mecha, robots & maybe dinosaurs! With short pieces of explanatory text. Hardcover; looks excellent!


Illustrationissue # 52 large features on mid-20th C artists John La Gatta and Harry Beckhoff
IllustratorsIssue Fourteen lead feature on Tara McPherson, with another substantial piece on Joe Jusco

June 9, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment