Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 9th September 2017

in large format:

C. Robert CargillSea of Rust in a human-free robot future, one damaged robot refuses to be absorbed into the One World Intelligence…

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – Infinity Wars 15 new stories in the 6th anthology of his Infinity Project

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian J. WalkerThe Last Dog on Earth from the author of The End of the World Running Club
Ferrett Steinmetz – The Uploaded despite most people having had their consciousnesses uploaded, they still want to interfere with those left behind…
Stephen HuntThe Stealer’s War volume 3 of The Far-Called series, which began with In Dark Service
Anthony O’Neill – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Seek 7 years after Jekyll/Hyde’s death, a man appears claiming to be Dr. Jekyll; only Jekyll’s old lawyer knows he must be an imposter…

Jen Williams  –The Ninth Rain the 1st of her Winnowing Flame trilogy
Joseph Brassey – Skyfarer trainee sorceress Aimee is caught up in a race to find an ancient relic, travelling by skyship and trying to outwit magic-wielding knights… The Drifting Lands vol 1
Paige Orwin – Immortal Architects sequel to The Interminables, featuring Edmund Templeton, a time-manipulating sorcerer and part of a magical cabal ruling the US’s East Coast…

Clifford D. SimakA Heritage of Stars a man treks across a future primitive world seeking knowledge…

Scarlett ThomasDragon’s Green YA fantasy novel; the 1st in her Worldquake series…

E. NesbitIn the Dark 21 ghost stories from around a century ago…


September 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 2nd September 2017

in hardback:

Eric Flint & Alistair KimbleIron Angels two FBI Agents investigating strange cults in Illinois realise they have to call in the Scientific Anomalies Group to aid them…

Jonathan CarrollThe Crow’s Dinner signed & numbered edition (limited to 1000) from Subterranean Press consisting of hundreds of short pieces that initially appeared on
Naomi NovikGolden Age short story collection with 6 short stories & 26 Drabbles (100 word stories).

in ‘B’ format:

Jon Hollins False Idols sequel to Fool’s Gold and the 2nd volume of The Dragon Lords
Sylvia HunterLady of Magick set in a magical version of Britain, Sophie hopes life as a female student is easier away from Oxford, in Din Edin… Sequel to The Midnight Queen
James BennettRaising Fire sequel to Chasing Embers
Claire NorthThe End of the Day ultimately, everybody meets death. But before that they meet Charlie…
Max GladstoneRuin of Angels the 6th in his Craft series, which began with Three Parts Dead
Corey J. WhiteKilling Gravity Miriam Xi has spent years on the run but now she’s in a crippled spaceship and they’re closing in on her…
James BennettRaising Fire

Ken Liu (editor) – Invisible Planets new short SF from 7 of China’s best sf authors…

in paperback:

Julie E. Czerneda The Gate to Futures Past the 2nd in her Reunification series, set in her Clan Chronicles universe
Lisanne NormanCircle’s End the 9th in her Shaolin Alliance series…

Christie GoldenValerian: City of a Thousand Planets novelisation of the new film by Luc Besson.

art, etc:

Jim Henson – Giants the latest volume of The Storyteller series, with illustrated stories inspired by his characters and art…
Jack KirbyKirby 100 big celebration of his art, issued for his 100th birthday. He would have been 100 on 28th August.


Rue MorgueThe Weird World of H. P. Lovecraft with 26 articles covering all aspects of his life and work

Comics Review – August 2017 issue; reproductions of old (mainly b&w) cartoon strips – Alley Oop, Modesty Blaise, Krazy Kat, Flash Gordon, The Phantom, many more…


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New Titles – w/e 26th August 2017

in hardcover:

Adam RobertsThe Real-Town Murders near-ish future murder mystery/thriller

in large format:

Mick FranklinThe Nightmare Man an escaped prisoner flees his pursuers to his hometown only to find it’s infested with zombies…

in ‘B’ format:

James LovegroveSherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows the 1st of his Cthulhu Casebooks
Sylvia HunterThe Midnight Queen in a fragmented, magical Britain, Gray Marshall must solve the mystery of the long-missing Midnight Queen. Ist in a trilogy
Sabaa Tahir – A Torch Against the Night sequel to An Ember in the Ashes. Epic fantasy
Deborah A. WolfSplit Feather Siggy can see demons & talks to phantoms and is forced to travel to Alaska to discover her past…
Mike ResnickThe Castle of Cassiopeia the 3rd Deadenders book

Charles BeaumontPerchance to Dream short stories from one of the most admired Twilight Zone writers. It’s been out a while, but I’ve not stocked it before…

Polly FaberTapir All at Sea the 2nd softcover reprint of the Mango & Bambang series. Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

in paperback:

Sharon Lee & Steve MillerAlliance of Equals the 19th Liaden Universe novel…
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. AndersonNavigators of Dune sequel to Mentats of Dune
Nicholas Sansbury Smith – Extinction Evolution the 4th book of the Extinction Cycle
Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell – Pirate the 8th in Cussler’s Fargo series but the 1st to be co-written with Burcell…

Star TrekPatterns of Interference the latest ST: Enterprise adventure, written by Christopher L. Bennett

August 25, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th August 2017

in large format:

Lisa Tuttle(The Curious Affair of) The Witch at Wayside Cross sequel to (The Curious Affair of) The Sonambulist and the Psychic Thief

Amanda BlakeZero One, Zero Two poetic novella about the end of Humanity. Possibly. By a local author

Sean McMullenColours of the Soul & Ghosts of Engines Past two short story collections with 27 stories between them

in ‘B’ format:

Blake CrouchDark Matter Jason wakes up in an alternate world, strapped to a hospital trolley and attended by strangers in hazmat suits…
James BradleyClade  in the near future, as England suffers from climate change and civil unrest, Ellie takes solace in beekeeping…

Tim AkersThe Iron Hound sequel to The Pagan Night and vol 2 of The Hallowed War

Sean McMullenBefore the Storm time travel novel

Warhammer 40,000Kingsblade stand alone novel by Andy Clark

Polly FaberMango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig softcover edition of the 1st book of stories about a city-living tapir! Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

in paperback:

James RollinsThe Seventh Plague the latest Sigma Force adventure…
Ilona AndrewsWildfire the 3rd in her Hidden Legacy series


Locus – August 2017 cover date, whole issue number 679

August 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th August 2017

in hardback:

Kate ElliottBuried Heart the 3rd Court of Fives novel…

Greg EganDichronauts Seth & Theo are strange beings who live on a very strange planet where the habitable zone continually forces them to migrate to stay alive…

in large format:

Eric BrownBinary System an emergency spaceship capsule crashlands on an uncharted ice planet…
Kate ElliottPoisoned Blade sequel to Court of Fives
Hunter Shea – Magalodon in Paradise his latest cryptozoological thriller

Tutu DuttaNights of the Dark Moon subtitled Gothic Folktales from Asia and Africa 13 stories, mainly from S. E. Asia

Arnold T. Blumberg & Scott Alan WoodardCinema and Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film 480 pages with chapters on each of several dozen films

in ‘B’ format:

N. K. JemisinThe Stone Sky 3rd in her Broken Earth series
Miles CameronA Plague of Swords the 4th in his Traitor Son Cycle, which started with The Red Knight
Christopher PriestThe Gradual new novel set in the Dream Archipelago

Connie WillisCrosstalk there’s a new kind of mobile phone out – but it’s for emotions!
Nate CrowleyThe Death and Life of Schneider Wrack a re-animated corpse (executed for a crime it doesn’t think it committed) enslaved on a huge trawler fishing in perilous seas on a distant planet regains consciousness…

Al RobertsonWaking Hell sequel to Crashing Heaven Dieter has sold his afterlife as part of an insurance scam…

Warhammer 40,000Scythes of the Emperor the latest in the Space Marines Battles books, by L. J. Goulding

in paperback:

Tanith LeeAnackire the 2nd volume of The Wars of Vis
Karen ChanceRide the Storm the latest Carrie Palmer adventure…

art, etc:

Jiro TaniguchiVenice great looking book of the artist’s present day recreations of views from 1920s & 30s postcards of the city which he found
Stephen Pearce101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal practical step by step tips for getting fur, wood, fruit and all sorts of other surfaces just right

Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan JimenezThe Metabarons: Steedhead & Dona Vicenta 3rd of the softcovers with the next 2 chapters of the graphic novel


Heavy Metal – issue # 287


Valerian – 2018 film tie-in wall calendar

Frank Frazetta – 2018 wall calendar
Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell – 2018 wall calendar

August 11, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th August 2017

in hardcover:

Gavin ChaitOur Memory Like Dust as the African refugee flood grows, ancient myths start intruding on reality… I really enjoyed his 1st novel, Lament for the Fallen

Thomas SniegoskiMonstrous sequel to Savage, set after a giant, apocalyptic storm
Michael J. SullivanAge of Swords 2nd of his Legends of the First Empire

Peter StraubThe Process (As a Process All it’s Own) new novella featuring Tillman Hayward. Signed & numbered edition from Subterranean Press

in large format:

P. C. Hodgell – The Gates of Tagmeth her latest Kencyrath novel…
Victoria Frances RawFerocious Feral Felines cat warfare beneath the streets of Edinburgh!

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Bear and the Serpent book 2 of Echoes of the Fall, which began with The Tiger and the Wolf
R. J. BarkerAge of Assassins apprentice assassin Girton Clubfoot has to save the life of the heir to the throne…
Jay KristoffNevernight Mia joins the Red Church cult to become an assassin to gain her revenge when she is trained…

Richard BrautiganThe Hawkline Monster Magic Child, a young Native American girl, is looking for a man able to slay the monster in the ice caves…  1st published in 1974

Colson WhitheadThe Underground Railroad alternate reality novel which has just won this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award
Johanna SinisaloThe Core of the Sun in a strange, future Finland a cult have a banned foodstuff known as the Core of the Sun… Translated by Lola Rogers
Arkady & Boris StrugatskyThe Doomed City the latest Science Fiction Masterwork, set in a mysterious city set half way up a cliff. Translated by Andrew Bromfield

Viola CarrThe Dastardly Miss Lizzie the 3rd Electric Empire novel
Sarah GroenewegenThe Daughters of Earth the latest Lethbridge-Stewart adventure

Warhammer 40,000Red Tithe a Carcharodons adventure by Robbie MacNiven

in paperback:

Ilona AndrewsWhite Hot sequel to Burn For Me and the 2nd Hidden Legacy novel

August 4, 2017 Posted by | Announcements, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 29th July 2017

in hardback:

Michael Marshall SmithHannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence Hannah discovers that her grandfather is a friend of the Devil and that they need her help!
Ed McDonaldBlackwing book 1 of new fantasy series The Raven’s Mark. For a long time The Misery has been a hellish no-mans-land keeping the Republic safe from the Deep Kings…

in large format:

John Hornor JacobsInfernal Machines the 3rd in the series that began with The Incorruptibles and  Foreign Devils, about Romans in North America

Paul KincaidIain M. Banks critical analysis of all of Iain’s  work.  From the University of Illinois Press in their Modern Masters of Science Fiction series

in ‘B’ format:

J. K. Rowling with John Tiffany & Jack ThorneHarry Potter and the Cursed Child play script with HP as an adult

Peter F. HamiltonNight Without Stars sequel to The Abyss Beyond Dreams; part 2 of Chronicle of the Fallen
Mishell BakerBorderline I missed this last year but it’s now a Nebula nominee. The Arcadia Project monitors traffic between Hollywood and a parallel, magical world…
Nicky DraydenThe Prey of Gods if it weren’t for emergent AIs, new cult religions & hallucinogenics, the future South Africa would be booming…
Josh MalermanBlack Mad Wheel a washed up rock band are tasked by the US Army to go on a desert mission to Africa to find a new sound. Literally.

art, etc:

Posuka DemizuThe Art of PD full colour, often quirky art. Love his cut-a-ways of submarines shaped like a gigantic turtle or a sunfish!

Gou TanabeH. P. Lovecraft‘s The Hound and other stories contains The Temple, The Hound & The Nameless City. Small, squarebound b&w graphic novel printed manga style, so you start at the back…
Peter Hopes & Andrew BastowThe Ice Chronicles neat little locally created, illustrated tale about an expedition to Antarctica.


Harry PotterHogwarts Playing Cards in a Tin back in stock although supplies are limited

July 28, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 22nd July 2017

x-n hardcover:

Daryl GregorySpoonbenders the story of down-on-their-luck ex-circus performers, the Amazing Telemachus Family

in ‘B’ format:

Christopher BrownTropic of Kansas law & order has collapsed, revolution is in the air and the centre of the USA is a wasteland… Looks interesting!

Brent WeeksThe Blood Mirror 4th volume of his Lightbringer series
Jeff NoonA Man of Shadows PI John Nyquist‘s latest case takes him from the permanently bright Dayzone into the city’s other dark half, Nocturne…
Patrick S. TomlinsonChildren of the Divide 3rd in his Children of a Dead Earth series, which began with The Ark and Trident’s Forge

art, etc:

Mark SalisburyThe Art of the Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets big, heavily illustrated hardcover. From concept art to the big screen.


Interzone – # 271
Black Static – # 59

and, as added to last week’s post on Saturday, Locus – issue # 678, July cover date



July 21, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 15th July 2017

in hardcover:

Charles StrossThe Delirium Brief the 8th of his Laundry Files

Nancy KressTomorrow’s Kin an apparently minor scientist is the first to be invited aboard the visiting alien spaceship…
Louise Welsh –  No Dominion a plague has killed most of the World’s population. But on Orkney a small community struggles to survive
R. S. BelcherThe Queen of Swords the 5th book in the Six-Gun Tarot series…

in large format:

Gail Z. Martin Scourge 2 orphans inherit the family business in Ravenwood, a city full of intrigue and political chicanery. Part 1 of Darkhurst
Dmitry GlukhovskyMetro 2035 the final part of the Metro Trilogy

N. K. JemisinThe Inheritance Trilogy big omnibus with the three novels plus a novella, The Awakened Kingdom

Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection 39 of the top stories from last year
Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year: volume Nine

in ‘B’ format:

Ben AaronovitchThe Hanging Tree the the 6th Peter Grant adventure

Amy S. FosterThe Rift Uprising Ryn has been specially trained to guard one of the Rifts, rips in space/time to alternate worlds…
Dale LucasFirst Watch fast-moving fantasy; the 1st in the Fifth Ward series (or it might be the other way round!)

Nina AllanThe Rift Selena’s sister disappears for 20 years and then claims to have been visiting another planet…
Carrie VaughnBannerless post-Collapse, Enid is an Investigator, making sure the very strict rules of a rare, successful community are maintained…

Angus DonaldThe Death of Robin Hood final volume in the series
Austin GrossmanCrooked alternate history featuring Richard Nixon!

Kevin Hearne – Besieged short stories from the world of the Iron Druid
Stephen Baxter
Obelisk short story collection, including 4 set in the Proxima / Ultima background

Gail CarrigerRomancing the Inventor a Supernatural Society novella

in paperback:

Tanith LeeThe Storm Lord reprint of her 1976 novel, volume 1 of the Wars of Vis trilogy

art, etc:

Geof DarrowLead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow sometimes incredibly detailed sketches in hardcover from Dark Horse. Very nice.
Camilla d’ErricoFemina & Fauna mainly full colour art, in hardcover from Dark Horse

Frank ThorneFrank Thorne’s Battling Beauties interviews and art, together with some very short stories paired with specific pieces. Hardcover from Hermes Press
Frank ChoDrawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method updated edition

Jacques Tardi & Leo Malet – Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge the latest Nestor Burma Mystery hardcover from Fantagraphics

Frederic Brremand & Federico Bertolucci – Little Tails in Prehistory the 4th volume featuring Chipper & Squizzo exploring natural history. From the creators of the Love series of textless graphic novels about animals


Locus – issue # 678 July cover date

Hi-Fructose – volume # 44 with a 16 page glossy insert of Jeremy Geddes‘ art

July 14, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 8th July 2017

Posted a day early because the shop will not be open on Friday, 7th July
A couple of outstanding titles may arrive in time for Saturday – have to see

in hardcover:

C. F. IgguldenDarien book 1 of new fantasy series Empire of Salt. From the acclaimed historical novelist
Anna Smith SparkThe Court of Broken Knives first in a big new fantasy series, The Empire of Dust
Terry BrooksThe Black Elphstone the 1st book of The Fall of Shannara set, again (obviously) set in the long-running Shannara series

Matt HaigHow to Stop Time Tom Hazard teaches history, which is easy for him, because he’s lived through hundreds of years of it! But he can’t last forever…

in large format:

R. Scott BakkerThe Unholy Consult the 4th and final volume of his Aspect-Emperor series

Dave FreerStardogs huge, alien ‘stardogs’ are essential for interstellar travel but now they’re dying out…
Joshua DalzelleOmega Rising Jason inadvertently becomes trapped on an alien spacecraft he stumbles across and is whisked away from Earth…

in ‘B’ format:

Jen WilliamsThe Ninth Rain part 1 of her new The Winnowing Flame Trilogy

Melinda SnodgrassIn Evil Times sequel to The High Ground
Peter Watts – Firefall omnibus edition of Blind Sight and Echopraxia
Mike McCormackNotes From a Coma in near-future Ireland a man in an induced coma is part of a research project but his coma goes viral!

Joshua DalzeeleCall to Arms & Counterstrike books 2 & 3 of his Black Fleet Trilogy. The 1st, Warship, is also back in stock. There hasn’t been a threat to Terran occupied space for hundreds of years and the battleships are barely functional anymore…

Zachary MasonThe Lost Books of the Odyssey retelling & reinterpretation of scenes from the epic. By the author of new sf hardcover Void Star

Andy Frankham-AllenNight of the Intelligence a Lethbridge Stewart adventure set in the Doctor Who universe

in paperback:

Joshua PalmetierThreading the Needle sequel to the recent Shattering the Ley
Kalayna PriceGrave Ransom the 5th Alex Croft adventure…

July 6, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment