Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 12th September 2015

in hardcover:

Iain PearsArcadia in 1960s Oxford at the time of the Inklings, Rosie goes in search of a missing cat – and instead finds herself in a different world. And elsewhere a scientist is considering the nature of time itself…

in large format:

David HairUnholy War volume 3 of the Moontide Quartet. The Leviathan Bridge has risen and the invasion is underway!

in ‘B’ format:

Richard MorganThe Dark Defiles volume 3 of the series that began with The Steel Remains and The Cold Commands
Luke Scull Sword of the North the 2nd book featuring the Grim Company

David Barnett – Gideon Smith & The Mask of the Ripper3rd in alternate steampunk series where Britain rules the orld…
Tony BallantyneDream Paris thousands of people, including her parents, are missing and Anna must venture into a warped version of Paris to try to rescue them

Kim HarrisonThe Drafter par 1 of a new series about a woman who can change time, on the run from her Black Ops controllers…

Mike WildSeven Cities of Old the west of America has become the Altered States and the Westwatch must contain the weirdness within…
Matthew de AbaituaIf Then the computer program known as The Process controls everything and it seems to be preparing for war!

Jodi TaylorJust One Damned Thing After Another the 1st of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s. A secretive time travel organisation quietly investigate the key events in history but things go wrong…
Jodi TaylorA Second Chance vol 3 of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s
Jodi TaylorA Trail Through Time vol 4 of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s

Michael Scott RohanThe Anvil of Ice his best known book, part 1 of The Winter of the World, now a Fantasy masterwork from Orion
George R. R. MartinDying of the Light reprint of his first novel from 1977, now a Science Fiction Masterwork from Orion

art, etc:

Ari BerkBrian Froud‘s Goblins! the ten and a halfth year anniversary edition. Now with more Goblins! And Cheeze!
Didier GhezThey Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age – the 1930s hardcover 4 sections full of preliminary sketches, etc. by 4 of the early Disney artists – Arthur Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren & Bianca Majolie. Excellent.


Heavy Metal – issue # 276, October cover date with Frezzato, Bilal and more artists…


Game of ThronesMonopoly version of the iconic boardgame, based on George R. R. Martin‘s creation

September 11, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Michael Scott Rohan – signed copies

Michael Scott Rohan is the author of 15+ novels, mainly written in the 1980s & 90s, of which the best known are the Winter of the World novels. Sadly, they’ve all been out of print for years.
However, the first one, The Anvil of Ice, has now been issued in Orion’s Fantasy Masterworks series in paperbacK and the author has agreed to sign copies of it for me.
The date, the location or a brief greeting can also be added on request.

It’s a ‘B’ format £9.99 paperback and postage within the UK should be £1.51, making £11.50 in total.
Prices to elsewhere on application.

Let me know at if you’re interested and I can issue a PayPal Invoice if it’s not convenient to collect your copy.


The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the ages in half-remembered myth and song – tales of mysterious powers of the Mastersmiths, of the forging of great weapons, of the subterranean kingdoms of the duergar, of Gods who walked abroad, and of the Powers that struggled endlessly for dominion. In the Northlands, beleaguered by the ever-encroaching Ice and the marauding Ekwesh, a young cowherd, saved from the raiders by the mysterious Mastersmith, discovers in himself an uncanny power to shape metal – but it is a power that may easily be turned to evil ends, and on a dreadful night he flees his new home, and embarks on the quest to find both his own destiny, and a weapon that will let him stand against the Power of the Ice. His wanderings will bring him great friends but earn him greater enemies, and eventually they will transform him from lowly cowherd to a mastersmith fit to stand with the greatest of all men.


September 5, 2015 Posted by | Announcements, Author News, Shop News & Chat, Signed Books, Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 5th September 2015

large format:

Patrick DeWittUnderMajorDomo Minor aimless liar Lucian Minor takes a job in a very gothic castle…

in ‘B’ format:

Sherri S. TepperFish Tails 700 page sequel to 2010s The Waters Rising which also has references to, and characters from, many of her previous novels
Debbie Viguie & James R. TuckRobin Hood: Demon’s Bane 1st in a new series retelling the legend; subtitled Mark of the Black Arrow
Erika JohansenThe Queen of the Tearling young Kelsea lives quietly far away from Court, but she has just inherited the throne of her now very corrupt  kingdom…
Patricia BriggsShifting Shadows collection of Mercy Thompson short stories

in paperback:

Adam BakunasWindswept Padma’s job is recruiting new Union members from among the  thousands of people working in space, and she just wants to meet her quota and retire. But she discovers a secret project by the big corporations involving a possibly calamitous plague…

September 4, 2015 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 29th August 2015

in hardcover:

Terry PratchettThe Shepherd’s Crown Terry’s final Discworld novel, featuring Tiffany Aching & Granny Weatherwax. Mind how you go.
Terry Pratchett & The Discworld Emporium2016 Discworld Diary: A Practical Manual for the Modern Witch

Jack DuBrulThe Lightning Stones the return of Philip Mercer! The geologist’s most recent adventure was in the 2007 paperback of Havoc
S. M. Stirling – The Desert and the Blade the latest Change novel

Cecelia HollandDragon Heart a young princess of a recently defeated country fights against marriage to the brother of the Emperor
Zen ChoSorcerer and the Crown Britain’s Sorcerer Royal is under pressure, and Prunella may be able to help… . Somewhat reminiscent of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and set at roughly the same time
Fran WildeUpdraft Kirit is denied her dream of flying but the Tower lawmakers enlist her for plans of their own…

in large format:

Cherie PriestChapelwood sequel to Maplecroft, and the 2nd of her Borden Despatches

Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year volume seven 22 of the best stories from 2014

in paperback:

Seanan McGuireA Red-Rose Chain the 9th October Daye book
Devon MonkCrucible Zero the 3rd in the House Immortal series

Simon R. GreenForces From Beyond the 6th Ghost Finders novel
Wen SpencerWood Sprites the 4th Elfhome book, in the series which began with Tinker
J. C. NelsonWish Bound the 3rd Grimm Agency novel
Tanith LeeShadowfire the sequel to recently re-issued The Birthgrave

Alan SmaleClash of Eagles Rome never fell, and with the aid of their new Viking allies, sends a Legion to conquer North America. It doesn’t go to plan! I enjoyed the hardcover

Charles E. GannonTrial by Fire the 870 page sequel to Fire With Fire. Military sf
S. M. StirlingThe Golden Princess the latest paperback in the Change series
Linda NagataThe Trials the 2nd in her science fiction Red sequence
Mel OdomGuerilla book 2 in his military sf Makaum War series

Jacqueline CareyPoison Fruit the 3rd Agent of Hel title
Ann AguirreBreakout the 3rd in her Dred Chronicles
Matthew ReillyThe Great Zoo of China a ‘Jurassic Park’ style of visitor attraction is about to open in China with some very unexpected animals as the stars. And, of course, it all goes wrong!
Clive Cussler & Russell BlakeThe Eye of Heaven the 5th Fargo adventure
Tom WoodThe Darkest Day thriller

Star TrekAtonement the latest Voyager adventure, by Kirsten Beyer

Alex ArcherThe Mortality Principle the latest Rogue Angel adventure
James AxlerChild of Slaughter the latest Deathlands novel

art, etc:

Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell (artist) – The Graveyard Book volume 1 full colour softcover adaptation of the 1st half of Gaiman’s award-winning novel
Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell (artist) – The Graveyard Book volume 2 full colour softcover adaptation of the 2nd half of Gaiman’s award-winning novel

Bobby Nash & Jamie Chase Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ At the Earth’s Core full colour hardcover adaptation of the 1922 first Pellucidar novel. From Dark Horse
Rodolfo Santullo & Matias BergaraDengue sf thriller involving climate change; hardcover from Humanoids
David Munoz & Manuel GarciaThe Last Ones in a new Ice Age, vampires emerge from the shadows… h/c from Humanoids


Locus – issue # 655, August cover date with Neal Stephenson & Wesley Chu featuring

August 28, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 22nd August 2015

in large format:

Aliette de BodardThe House of Shattered Wings Paris lies in ruins following the Great Magicians War but the Great Houses still squabble over the remains…

Sarah AveryTales from the Rugosa Coven  collection of 3 linked novellas set around the weird goings-on surrounding a New Jersey network of witches…
Lilith SaintcrowBlood Call supernatural thriller

in ‘B’ format:

Peter F. HamiltonThe Abyss Beyond Dreams the 1st of the Chronicles of the Fallers. An Investigator crash-lands on an unknown human-occupied planet in the Void

Brent WeeksThe Broken Eye the 3rd book in his Lightbringer series…
Brian StaveleyThe Providence of Fire sequel to The Emperor’s Blades and the 2nd book in his Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy
Jen WilliamsIron Ghost sequel to The Copper Promise a new adventure beckons in distant Skaldshollow…
Melinda SnodgrassThe Edge of Dawn the final part of the trilogy that began with The Edge of Reason and then The Edge of Ruin

George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (editors) – Rogues fat anthology of 21 new stories from the best in the field

August 21, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 15th August 2015

in hardcover:

Robin HobbFool’s Quest the 2nd in her Fitz and the Fool trilogy

Michael SwanwickChasing the Phoenix the further exploits of Darger & Surplus as they travel across a much-changed world to China
John ScalziThe End of All things the 6th book in his Old Man’s War background
Cixin LiuDark Forest sequel to The Three-Body Problem

in large format:

David DrakeIrona 770 in the city of Benign‘s 700th year a young girl is Chosen to join the governing council…
David Drake & Jim KjelgaardThe Hunter Returns in prehistoric times Hawk has been exiled from his tribe for trying to change the old ways of hunting. But times are changing and maybe his way is the way to survival! Reprint

Will LorimerThe AWESOME Headfux local author’s novel of alternate realities and conspiracy theories…

Harry TurtledoveWe Install, and other stories new collection, mostly from the last decade
Fritz LeiberThe Night of the Long Knives short, bleak novel set in a  postapocalyptic nuclear desert. 1st published in January 1960’s Amazing

in ‘B’ format:

Alexander MaskillThe Hive Construct deep in the Sahara, New Cairo is controlled by giant corporations but the software they rely on to control the populace has been hit by a virus…
Joanne M. HarrisThe Gospel of Loki the story of Loki, the outsider god of the Norse pantheon, from his own point of view…
David HairScarlet Tides volume 2 of The Moontide Quartet; sequel to Mage’s Blood.
Mark HodderThe Return of the Discontinued Man the 5th Burton & Swinburne mystery

Paul McAuleyConfluence fat omnibus edition of his late 90s trilogy Child of the River, Ancient of Days and Shrine of Stars, together with 2 related short stories. Confluence is an artificial world, mainly consisting of a very long river…
Patricia A. McKillipThe Riddle-Master’s Game omnibus edition containing her 1st novel, The Riddle-Master of Hed with sequels Heir of Sea and Fire and Harpist in the Wind. a Fantasy Masterworks edition from Orion

Warhammer 40,000Hereticus Eisenhorn‘s latest adventure by Dan Abnett

Marge PiercyMy Life, My Body the latest Outspoken Authors volume from PM Press. Short essays. poems and an interview. Also some short fiction.

art, etc:

Philippe DruilletThe 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane hardcover reprint of the classic 1972 French space adventure comic strip!  2 more volunes are planned, the next coming in December


Jack VanceServants of the Wankh the 2nd volume of his Planet  of Adventure quartet. Adam Reith reaches the city of Cath and finds strange aliens living nearby, who communicate in complex chimes. Sequel to City of the Chasch and again read by Elijah Alexander

August 14, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 8th August 2015

in hardcover:

David WeberThe Sword of the South
David B. CoeHis Father’s Eyes sequel to Spell-Blind, recently in paperback

Brandon SandersonLegion hardcover novella featuring Stephen Leeds and his many ‘aspects’, published by Gollancz

in large format:

Christina HenryAlice strange novel inspired by Alice in Wonderland
Jim HinesBlood of Heroes a Fable game tie-in

Mercedes LackeyThe Complete Arrows Trilogy omnibus containing the original Valdemar trilogy, Arrows of the Queen, Arrow’s Flight and Arrow’s Fall

in ‘B’ format:

Tom HoltThe Good, the Bad and the Smug Mordak the Goblin King is having problems…
Benedict JackaVeiled the 6th Alex Verus adventure
John ScalziLock-In

Walter M. Miller, jr.Dark Benediction 14 of his best short stories, now an SF Masterworks edition. Some excellent stories!
Patricia McKillip – The Forgotten Beasts of Eld her 1st novel, now a Fantasy Masterwork from Orion
Harry Turtledove and Rachel TurtledoveOn the Train a novella and a shorter linked novelette; All Aboard! by Harry and First Passage by daughter Rachel
Europa Universalis IV: What If? The Anthology of Alternate History
13 stories, each including an afterword about the divergence point
David V. Barrett (editor) – Tales for the Vatican Vaults

in paperback:

Steven Gould – Exo the latest Jumper novel, continuing the story of teen teleporter
Jacey BadfordCrossways the 2nd Psi-Tech adventure
M. L. BrennanDark Ascension
Phyllis AmesFrozen in Amber Amber Treganis is a werecougar…

Forgotten RealmsVengeance of the Iron Dwarf the latest book from R. A. Salvatore; volume 3 of The Companions Codex from Wizards of ther Coast

art, etc:

Satoshi KonThe Art of SK sketches and paintings from projects such as Millennium Actress and Perfect Blue
Daniel Zimmer (editor) – The Golden Age: Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration vol 2 vol 1 came in earlier in the year… Big h/c of full colour art from almost 200 different artists
CYPI PressSketch City: Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location 25 short sections by different artists, mainly for drawing buildings and architecture etc.

Ricardo DelgadoAge of Reptiles omnibus volume 1 400 pages of dinosaurs! Collecting Tribal Warfare, The Hunt and The Journey, with a cover gallery, essay and sketches
Plumeri & BlozDinosaurs in 3D larger companion h/c to the 3 ‘regular’ volumes issued earlier in the year. Short strips all about dinosaurs

Hoax Hunters – #5 latest comic from Heavy Metal magazine

Luis RoyoDark Tarot miniature tarot deck

2016 Calendars:

Magali Villeneuve (artist) – A Song of Ice and Fire art based on the series created by George R. R. Martin
Luis & Romulo RoyoThe Fantasy Art of Royo 16 month wall calendar produced by Luis Royo and his son
Frank FrazettaThe Fantasy Art of FZ  16 month wall calendar
Nene ThomasDragon Witches: The Art of NT
16 month wall calendar
Ciruelo Dragons 16 month wall calendar
Victoria FrancesThe Gothic Art of VF 16 month wall calendar Star TrekThe Original Series wall calendar

August 7, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 1st August 2015

in hardcover:

Michael MoorcockThe Whispering Swarm big new fantastical novel which starts as an autobiography…

Victor MilanThe Dinosaur Lords high fantasy: with dinosaurs!

Doctor WhoThe Drosten’s Curse novel by A. L. Kennedy, set in Arbroath in the late 1970s

in large format:

Michael MoorcockThe Whispering Swarm big new fantastical novel which starts as an autobiography…

Harry TurtledoveLast Orders the 6th book in his War That Came Early series, about an alternate WW2
Tatsuaki IshiguroBiogenesis 4 short stories

Kim Stanley RobinsonThree Californias all 3 volumes are currently in stock: The Wild Shore, The Gold Coast & Pacific Edge
Jay LakeTrial of Flowers fantasy set in the City Imperishable; back in stock

in ‘B’ format:

Jeff VandermeerAnnihilation, Authority and Acceptance the 3 volumes of his well-received Southern Reach Trilogy now in paperback

William C. DietzRedzone volume 2 of The Mutant Files, set 30 years after a devastating bio-terrorism attack. Volume 1 was Deadeye
Jasper KentThe Last Rite the final volume of the Danilov Quintet of horror novels set in the dying throes of the Russian Empire
Richard Kadrey – Killing Pretty the 7th Sandman Slim adventure. Also in h/c

Paul KrassnerPatty Hearst & the Twinkie Murders the latest in their Outspoken Authors series from  PM Press. 3 articles by, and an interview with, the counter culture author

in paperback –

Robert ConroyLiberty: 1784 the 1st American War oif Independence failed… but maybe not for very long!
Jean JohnsonThe Terrans part 1 of the First Salik Wars, 200 years before the events in her Theirs Not to Reason Why series
Weston OchseGrunt Life aliens have destroyed civilisation and are set on terrafoming Earth! Task Force Ombra #1
Weston OchseGrunt Traitor aliens have destroyed civilisation and are set on terrafoming Earth! Task Force Ombra #2

Hal Colebatch & Jessica Q. FoxTreasure Planet a Man-Kzin novel set in Larry Niven‘s Known Space

Jennifer EstepSpider’s Trap the 13th Elemental Assassin adventure
Clay & Susan GriffithThe Conquering Dark volume 3 of Crown & Key

Star TrekLong Shot volume 3 of the series, Seekers by David Mack

Warhammer 40,000The Primarchs: Sons of the Emperor, the latest volume of The Horus Heresy. 4 novellas by Graham McNeill, Nick Kyme, Gav Thorpe & Rob Sanders


Doctor WhoWe are the Daleks Big Finish full cast audio drama # 301, with Sylvester McCoy & Bonnie Langford
Doctor WhoThe Fate of Krelos Fourth Doctor adventure # 4.7 from Big Finish, with Tom Baker & Louise Jameson

July 31, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 25th July 2015

in hardcover:

D. B. JacksonDead Man’s Reach the 4th of his Thieftaker Chronicles

Chris SebelaHigh Crimes hardback comic strip about murder and mystery on Mount Everest!

in large format:

Paul ParkAll those Vanished Engines alternate history in 3 sections, starting with an alternate American Civil War
Terry GoodkindThe First Confessor the latest Sword of Truth volume, set thousands of years before the events in Wizard’s First Rule!

Ryohgo NaritaDurarara!! weird, somewhat surreal novel set in Tokyo. Translated from Japanese by Suzuhito Yasuda

Darran AndersonImaginary Cities big non-fiction book taking a wide-ranging look at cities, both real and imagined,  and how we see and use them.

in ‘B’ format:

Tim LebbonThe Hunt non-stop thriller!
Edward Cox – The Relic Guild Clara lives in a vast decaying city at the heart of a massive maze; she falls in with the remnants of a secret magical guild sworn to protect it…
Edgar CanteroThe Supernatural Enhancements following a possible suicide, two strangers arrive in Virginia to claim their unexpected inheritance: a big old gothic mansion! Includes sections written as letters, transcripts, adverts, etc.

in paperback:

Mary WolfmanBatman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization movie tie-in for the forthcoming film

art, etc:

Luis Royo & Romulo RoyoApocalypse part 1 of Malefic Time. Very heavily illustrated story in hardcover

Elias ChatzoudisFairy Tales by Elias softcover from SQP with a b&w sketch on one page, facing a full colour final image opposite
Sandra Chang-AdairSteampunk Rising: The Art of SC-H full colour softcover from SQP. Not particularly ‘steampunk’ though


Hi-Fructose – issue # 36

Islandissue one 3 lengthy sections of new work by comic artists Brandon Graham, Emma Rios & Ludroe. From Image Comics. Looks interesting

July 24, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 18th July 2015

in hardcover:

Joe AbercrombieHalf a War the 3rd in his Shattered Sea series, which started with Half a King and Half a World
Ernest ClineArmada the h/c edition; I got the soft cover in last week… minor hiccup in the deliverys! His previous book was Ready Player One!

Harry TurtledoveBombs Away part 1 of his new alternate history series The Hot War about the Korean War going nuclear
Carolyn Ives GilmanDark Orbit a possible 21st inhabitable planet has been discovered but it’s a very strange place and turns out to be already inhabited…

Max GladstoneLast First Snow the 4th in his Craft sequence, which began with Three Parts Dead

in large format:

Stina LeichtCold Iron the 1st in The Malorum Gates epic fantasy series
Alex LambRoboteer the humans who have adapted themselves for living in space are regarded as heretics by the masses of Earth and must be destroyed!
Stephen PalmerBeautiful Intelligence two different teams are racing to try to create the first true AI, using radically differing approaches…

Lilith SaintcrowThe Quill and the Crow 44 essays on various aspects of writing fiction…

in ‘B’ format:

Robin Hobb Fool’s Assassin book 1 of Fitz and the Fool; the 14th novel overall in her Six Dutchies background

Wesley ChuTime Salvager in a ruined Earth, James makes his living by going back in time to gather scarce resources but he mustn’t alter the timeline…
Eric Brown & Una McCormackThe Baba Yaga the 3rd volume set in Brown’s Weirdspace, following The Devil’s Nebula and Satan’s Reach

art, etc:

Harlan Ellison & Jack YerkaMind Fields hardcover album of Yerka’s surreal art, each with a short story by Ellison to illustrate it. Not stocked this for years!


Interzone – #259
Black Static – #47

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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