Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Merry Christmas!

That’s about it, really, not much to add.

See you on Wednesday 28th…

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

New Titles – w/e 24th December 2016

in large format:

Garry KilworthThe Best Short Stories of GK  29 stories from over the course of his career, from 1982 up to 2008. Includes bibliography of his books
Michael Pool (editor) – Fast Women and Neon Lights fast-moving crime stories set in the 1980s…

in ‘B’ format:

Alastair ReynoldsThe Iron Tactician novella from NewCon Press featuring Merlin, who has appeared in several other of Reynolds’ stories

in paperback:

Douglas Preston & Lincoln ChildBeyond the Ice Limit long-awaited sequel to The Ice Limit, about trying to recover a large meteorite from the Southern Ocean
James Rollins & Grant BlackwoodWar Hawk  a second adventure for Tucker Wayne and his military trained dog, Kane


Locus – December cover date, issue # 671 with pieces on Eric Flint & the late Sheri S. Tepper


Gene WolfeThe Shadow of the Torturer read by Jonathan David. Unabridged, on a single mp3 cd. First part of his classic Book of the New Sun quartet

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

New Titles – w/e 17th December 2016

in hardcover:

Bruce SterlingPirate Utopia brief novel illustrated by Warren Ellis about post-WW1 anarchist pirates in the Adriatic!

in large format:

Gene WolfeA Borrowed Man on a future, de-populated Earth, a woman checks out the clone of a mystery writer from the local library to help find her missing father’s fortune
Christopher Mari & Jeremy K. BrownOcean of Storms a combined Sino-American team must go to the Moon and find the cause of a huge EM Pulse which has wrecked the Earth’s electrical infrastructure …

N. K. JemisinThe Dreamblood Duology omnibus volume  of The Killing Moon & The Shadowed Sun
William KotzwinkleDouble Trouble in Bugland 4 more Holmesian adventures for the insect private detective Inspector Mantis and his friend Doctor Hopper. Illustrated by Joe Servello

in ‘B’ format:

K. B. WagersAfter the Crown sequel to the recent Behind the Crown. Part 2 of the Indranan War. Civil war is immanent and the new Empress must use her gunrunner instincts to steer a course

Bernard WolfeLimbo 1952 novel about disarmament. Literally! The latest in Orion‘s SF Masterworks series

in paperback:

Star Trek – The Hall of Heroes the 3rd in the Prey mini-series by John Jackson Miller

art books, etc:

Dan BreretonMercenary: The Freelance Illustration of DB hardcover

Francois Schuiten & Benoit PeetersThe Theory of the Grain of Sand new softcover graphic novel set in The Obscure Cities! Gravity isn’t behaving…

Simon Spurrier, Jeff Stokely & Andre MayThe Spire the ancient structure houses the last of humanity… and some aliens. Graphic novel
Jon ChadVolcanoes: Fire and Life the 3rd in his series of Science Comics. The previous ones covered dinosaurs and coral reefs


Illustration Issue Sixteen with pieces on Neal Adams & Paul Slater, among others

December 16, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Laura Lam – Signed Books

Laura has recently moved to Edinburgh and is willing to sign books for me. As with Ken MacLeod and Charles Stross I’ll be able to supply signed copies of her new books shortly after publication and also backstock on request.
Apart from plain signatures, she’s also willing to add the date, the location (Edinburgh) and brief greetings, etc. (e.g. ‘to Mike, happy birthday’ or similar) on request.

Books currently available by her are the paperbacks of Pantomime and Shadowplay (£7.99 each) and the hardcover of False Hearts (£12.99)
Masquerade comes out in March and the paperback of False Hearts in April (both £7.99 each)

To order copies, contact the shop on saying what you’d like and the country it’s to ship to, and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice confirming the details.
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December 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 10th December 2016

in hardcover:

James S. A. CoreyBabylon’s Ashes the 6th in his/their Expanse series, soon to have a 2nd tv series produced
Robert Charles WilsonLast Year in the near future, thanks to time travel, they’ve built a modern tourist resort back in the 19th Century! Both as a base for the 21st C travellers, and as a destination for the locals!
Larry Correia & John RingoSinners the 2nd in their Monster Hunter Memoirs series

Django WexlerThe Guns of Empire the 4th in his black powder fantasy series, The Shadow Campaigns, which began with The Thousand Names

Neil GaimanThe Monarch of the Glen heavily illustrated novella, with art by Daniel Egneus

in large format:

Anette Pedersen1635: The Wars for the Rhine the latest book in Eric Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire series

Peter Clines – 14 Nate’s new apartment is cheap, but there’s a reason for that, as he discovers as he gets to know his strange new  neighbours…
Peter ClinesThe Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe‘s famous story, as if re-written by H. P. Lovecraft and then edited by Clines!

in ‘B’ format:

Genevieve CogmanThe Burning Page volume 3 of her Invisible Library series

Ian TregellisLiberation the 3rd in The Alchemy Wars series after The Mechanical & The Rising
Gavin SmithThe Beauty of Destruction conclusion to his trilogy that started with The Age of Scorpio

Stephen PalmerThe Girl With Two Souls, The Girl With One Friend & The Girl With No Soul all 3 volumes of his Factory Girl trilogy, set in an alternate Edwardian England
Zen ChoSorcerer to the Crown magic in Regency London!
Laura LamShadowplay reissue of the sequel to Pantomime. Micah & Drystan are on the run…

Jonathan Oliver (editor) – Five Stories High themed anthology of 5 linked short stories all featuring a particular building

Doctor WhoTimes Squared the latest Lethbridge-Stewart adventure by Rick Cross

in paperback:

R. M. MeluchJerusalem Fire story of a rebel gunrunner referred to as ‘He left’ as the authorities are always one step behind…
Gini KochAlien Nation the 14th in the series…

Sarah RemyStonehill Downs the remote little village has some strange inhabitants, including one of the last survivors of the Sunken Isles… Bone Magic #1
Sarah RemyAcross the Long Sea Malachi can communicate with the dead, which makes him a target for kidnapping… Bone Magic #2; volume 3 is due at the end of the month

Mercedes Lackey (editor) – Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar 22 more short stories by various authors


Alice KellyFractal Cosmos 2017  Wall Calendar

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

New Titles – w/e 3rd December 2016

in hardcover:

Ken MacLeodInsurgence the 2nd volume of The Corporation Wars. Signed copies available

Ben AaronovitchThe Hanging Tree apologies to all whom I’ve told this was delayed; I was trusting info from one of my suppliers who obviously was very wrong.

in large format:

Fred SaberhagenThe First Swords new edition of the omnibus volume of The First Book of Swords, The Second Book of Swords & The Third Book of Swords, all initially published in 1983 or 4.
Mark MorrisWrapped in Skin collection of 14 short stories

in ‘B’ format:

Madge PiercyHe, She and It in the much changed mid-21st C, Shire returns to her home town and meets a cyborg… First published in 1991

Warhammer 40,000The Talon of Horus book 1 of The Black Legion, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Warhammer 40,000Astra Militarum 8 short stories of The Legends of the Dark Millennium

Larry Niven & Sean LamRingworld: The Graphic Novel, part 2 Part 1 has been delayed somewhere, I guess. Manga style adaptation

in paperback:

Geoffrey A. LandisMars Crossing a manned mission to Mars finds that their pre-delivered fuel and other supplies are compromised and they’ll have to reach another distant supply drop…
Buzz Aldrin & John BarnesThe Return a secret research project is the only chance the International Space Station crew may be rescued…

Dave DuncanSpeak to the Devil magic has been driven underground and Otto Magnus has been tasked with commanding a strategic fort. Part 1 of The Brothers Magnus
Margaret Weis & Tracy HickmanDoom of the Dragon the 4th book in their Dragonships of Vindras series

Christopher GoldenDead Ringers doppleganger horror!

art, etc:

Kevin Ketner (editor) – The Art of Red Sonja v2 substantial hardcover

Jose del NidoDeadly Seductions: The Art of JdN full colour softcover
Bruce ColeroHeavenly Bodies: The Art of BC from SQP
Fastner & LarsonSexy Dreams  their latest SQP title. Colour softcover

Enki Bilal & Pierre ChristinCentury’s End nice hardcover collecting The Black Order Brigade (set during the Spanish Civil War) and The Hunting Party  (Warsaw Pact era)

Alexandre Jodorowsky & Philippe CamoinTarot de Marseille (tarot deck)
Luis RoyoDark Tarot (tarot deck) back in stock


Shoreline of Infinity – issue # 6 of Edinburgh’s own science fiction magazine!

Harry PotterHogwarts Crest Keychain hefty medallion style key fob of the school crest

December 2, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e26th November 2016

in large format:

Steph SwainstonFair Rebel 15 years after resisting the Insects’ ferocious attacks, the Immortal Circle are at last ready to counter-attack! Sequel to the Castle trilogy
Steph SwainstonThe Castle Omnibus hefty volume containing The Year of Our War, No Present Like Time & The Modern World 50 immortals serve the Emperor and lead the fight against the encroaching hordes of giant insects…

Alvaro Zinos-AmaroTraveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg transcripts of 7 long conversations from 2015 with the author, who gets by far the larger part of the conversations… Also intro/end material

Frank HerbertThe Collected Stories of FH 40 of his best stories, from 1952 to 1979, with an intro he wrote for a previous collection in 1975, before several of these were written

Jack CampbellAd Astra 11 more short stories, not included in the other two JC books I’ve had in recently. Includes the award-winning novella Lady Be Good
Jack CampbellThe Dragons of Dorcastle on a distant world the great Mage and Mechanic Guilds vie for power but catastrophe is approaching which may destroy their civilisation… Part 1 of The Pillars of Reality

in ‘B’ format:

K. B. WagersBehind the Throne a wayward princess finds that inheriting her home planet’s throne is more dangerous than the gunrunning she’s been doing. The Indranan War book 1

in paperback:

Jean JohnsonThe Blockade the 3rd volume of her First Salik War series
S. K. Dunstall Confluence the 3rd Linesman novel

November 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Corporation Wars II – Insurgence

Ken MacLeod has a new hardcover!

It’s called Insurgence and is part two of The Corporation Wars trilogy.
As before, he’s willing to sign copies and personalise them if requested.
Options include plain signature, date, location, brief greeting, etc.
The price is £14.99 for the book  plus p&p
If you’re interested and want a copy of one of these books, or more information, just ask!
If you order a copy (or copies) please say what you’d like, and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice which will confirm the details.

For the UK, the postage is $2.85 per book
For Europe, the postage is £6.95
For almost everywhere else it’s £10.40
And for Australia/NZ it’s £11.25

November 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 19th November 2016

in hardcover:

J. K. RowlingFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay see alsoart books, etc.’

Will McIntoshFaller everybody’s memories suddenly disappear and the world has, literally, fractured into myriad pieces like floating islands. A man is falling down between them…

H. P. Lovecraft The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales attractive looking volume, with a poster enclosed at the back

in large format:

Mercedes LackeyHunter civilisation is slowly rebuilding itself centuries after a catastrophic mixing of our world with the realm of magic…

in ‘B’ format:

Nnedi OkoraforBinti the award-winning novella, in paperback for the 1st time

Warhammer 40,000 – Rebirth Circle of Fire book 1, by Nick Kyme

art, etc:

John FleskesSpectrum 23 the annual collection of the fantastic in the arts, with a short section on this year’s Spectrum Grand Master, Mike Mignola. In both hardback and softcover editions

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe Art of the Film dozens of characters and beasts, etc. in full colour
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemInside the Magic: The Making of FB&WtFT background info with loads of stills, etc.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of FB&WtFT. h/c with magnetic clasp and full of background info, including several fold-out posters in envelopes, and non-standard pages, etc.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemMagical Movie Handbook smaller hardcover full of info and stills, etc. from the film

Aranzi AronzoThe Cute Book back in stock after a lapse of several years!


Interzone – issue # 261
Black Static – issue # 55

November 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 12th November 2016

in hardcover:

Brandon Sanderson Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection short stories

Justin Richards – The American Adventures 6 short stories set at various times in American history featuring the current Doctor Who

in large format:

Josiah BancroftSenlin Ascends visiting the Tower of Babel on honeymoon, Thomas loses track of his new wife as they tour the ancient, fantastical building…

Glasgow SF Writers Circle Thirty Years of Rain anthology with 31 stories by authors in the group, including Neil Williamson, Gary Gibson, Hal Duncan and many more…
Robert Silverberg (editor) – This Way to the End Times anthology subtitled Classic Tales of the Apocalypse including work by Stapledon, Tiptree, Aldiss & Vance…
Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes (editors) – Shadowed Souls urban fantasy anthology

Lee FalkThe Story of the Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks new novelisation of the Phantom‘s story…

Adam RobertsThe History of Science Fiction: Second Edition

in ‘B’ format:

Ted ChiangArrival short story collection previously titled Stories of Your Life and others. It contains Story of Your Life, now adapted into a major sf film about to open, called Arrival
Tricia SullivanOccupy Me  Pearl works for the Resistance, whose mission is to secretly improve the world!
Peter McLeanDominion sequel to Drake, and the 2nd Burned Man book, set deep under London

Brandon SandersonCalamity his new Reckoners book
Patrick RothfussThe Slow Regard for Silent Things UK softcover of the novella. Not part 3 of The Kingkiller Chronicle, although it is related to the series
Ellen Kushner & Delia ShermanThe Fall of the Kings volume 3 of Swords of Riverside, which began in 1987 with Swordspoint, by Kushner

Gene WolfeThe Book of the New Sun Vol. 1 with The Shadow of the Torturer & The Claw of the Conciliator
Gene WolfeThe Book of the New Sun Vol. 2 with The Sword of the Lictor & The Citadel of the Autarch– re-issue in new covers of the classic quartet of books from the early 1980s

in paperback:

Erin M. EvansAshes of the Tyrant the latest in the Brimstone Angels Saga, set in Dungeons & DragonsForgotten Realms

art, etc:

Sierra Hahn (editor) – Jim Henson‘s Labyrinth Artist Tribute hardcover with full colour art by dozens of artists celebrating the film Labyrinth
Abner DeanWhat Am I Doing Here? hardback collecting his b&w single panel cartoons

Neil Gaiman & P. Craig RussellThe Graveyard Book hardback graphic adaptation by Russell of Gaiman’s award-winning novel. 8 artists, including Russell, illustrate a chapter each.
Bruce BrownHoward Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom hardcover collecting Arcana’s H. P. Lovecraft inspired mini-series


Locus – issue # 669, October cover date here at last!
Locus – issue # 670, November cover date with features on Pat Cadigan & Cat Rambo
Heavy Metal – issue # 283, a ‘Fear Special’

November 11, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment