Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 27th May 2017

in hardcover:

Cixin LiuThe Wandering Earth short story collection. 10 stories, 5 of which have won awards!

in large format:

Tobias S. BuckellApocalypse Ocean the 4th volume of his Xenowealth sf series
Tobias S. BuckellXenowealth: A Collection 9 stories and an afterward about the background to the series
Hunter SheaSwamp Monster Massacre set in the Florida Everglades
Laird BarronX’s for Eyes strange pulp horror novel about rich twins whose father is a super-villain!

Mike Davis (editor) – Autumn Cthulhu 19 new short stories

in ‘B’ format:

D. Nolan ClarkForgotten Worlds sequel to Forsaken Skies and part 2 of The Silence series. The alien armada has been defeated but there’s still more to do…
Ken LiuThe Wall of Storms volume 2 of his Dandelion Dynasty epic fantasy series, and sequel to The Grace of Kings

gift, etc:

Harry PotterTalking Sorting Hat & Sticker Book little battery powered plastic hat which randomly announces one of the Hogwarts House names when a button is pressed…

May 26, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 20th May 2017

in hardcover:

Andrew CaldecottRotherweird  story of a strange little town, forgotten to the rest of the world since the reign of Elizabeth 1st…
Andrew BannisterIron Gods sequel to Creation Machine and volume 2 of The Spin Trilogy, set in an ancient, artificially created cluster of suns and planets…

in large format:

Alex LambExodus sequel to Nemesis
Justina Robson The Switch Nico & Twostar will do anything to escape the slums of the city of Harmony…
Elliot JamesLegend Has It the 5th Pax Arcana book; fantasy is overwhelming the real world…

C. E. MurphyAtlantis Fallen one of the last immortals must take action now that rumours of finding the lost continent are rife…
Hunter SheaSavage Jungle subtitled ‘Lair of the Orang Pendek’ weird discoveries in the heart of Sumatra!

Michael Jan Friedman (editor) – Pangaea stories based on the premise that throughout all history there has only ever been one super continent!

in ‘B’ format:

Alastair ReynoldsRevenger fast moving space adventure!
Jack CampbellVanguard the 1st volume of Genesis Fleet, the new prequel cycle of The Lost Fleet novels

Terry Pratchett & Stephen BaxterThe Long Cosmos 5th and final book in the Long Earth sequence
James BarclayHeart of Granite set in a war-torn modern fantasy world with commercial dragon flights, etc…
Marie BrennanWithin the Sanctuary of Wings the 5th Memoir by Lady Trent

Alan SmaleEagle and Empire final part of his 13th C Hesperian Trilogy in which Rome never Fell but invades North America …
Eowyn IveyTo the Bright Edge of the World a strange story of a 19th C expedition into unexplored Alaska… Really liked this in hardcover last year!
G. S. Denning – The Hell-hound of the Baskervilles volume 2 of the Warlock Holmes chronicles

Hope MirleesLud-in-the Mist new(ish) edition of the 1926 fantasy classic from Prologue Books

Christopher Golden (editor) – Dark Cities 19 original stories of urban terror

Andrew C. FergusonThe Wrong Box weird legal adventure from one of the Writer’s Bloc stalwarts. Signed copies available soon


Interzoneissue # 270 fiction & reviews, etc. Fiction by Jonathan L. Howard, and others
Black Staticissue # 58 includes fiction from Mark Morris

May 19, 2017 Posted by | Transreal New Titles | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 13th May 2017

In hardback:

Robin HobbAssassin’s Fate the 16th novel in her epic tale that began 4 trilogies and a quartet ago with Assassin’s Apprentice! Book 3 of Fitz and the Fool.
Jacqueline CareyMiranda and Caliban novel featuring the two characters from The Tempest
Peter S. BeagleIn Calabria Claudio lives quietly in southern Italy but wakes up one morning to find a unicorn outside…

Adrian TchaikovskyA Time for Grief another collection of Tales of the Apt. Also in softcover

in large format:

Jenna RhodesThe Queen of Storm and Shadow the 4th in her Elven Ways series
Rachel VincentMenagerie Delilah is an unwilling member of a travelling show with a menagerie of strange creatures… 1st in a new series

Neil WilliamsonThe Memoirist near-future novella from NewCon Press
Adrian TchaikovskyA Time for Grief another collection of Tales of the Apt. Also in hardcover
Lauren BeukesSlipping subtitled Stories, Essays & Other Writing

in ‘B’ format:

Charles StrossThe Nightmare Stacks the 7th of The Laundry Files. Signed copies should be available soon…
Cixin LiuDeath’s End the final part of the trilogy that began with the award winning The Three-Body Problem. Translated by Ken Liu

James IslingtonThe Shadow of What Was Lost book 1 of The Licanius Trilogy. New epic fantasy
Seanan MaguireDusk or Dark or Dawn or Day Jenna is a ghost, but only she can save the other ghosts of New York…
Andrew BeasleyThe Mummy’s Revenge in Edinburgh’s Old Town a 3,000 year old mummy is prowling about… Book 1 in the SCREAM series for younger readers – Billy & Charley are investigators for S.C.RE.A.M. Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies And Mysteries
Yako KitanousMr. Turtle a cyborg turtle living in Japan, with vague memories of a war on Jupiter… Translated by Tyran Grillo.

George R. R. Martin (editor & creator) – Wild Cards: High Stakes the latest in the mosaic novel series which began back in 1986, published by Gollancz

in paperback:

Ilona AndrewsMagic Binds the 9th Kate Daniels novel

Tanith LeeDelirium’s Mistress the 4th of her Tales from the Flat Earth novels
Tanith LeeNight’s Sorceries the 5th and final of her Tales from the Flat Earth novels

Steve AltenNightstalkers the 5th in his MEG series, about unknown marine creatures

art, etc:

Alejandro Jodorowsky & Georges BessThe Magical Twins fun-looking adventure in hardcover from Humanoids

Grant SniderThe Shape of Ideas great little hardcover subtitled ‘An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity‘. Generally, 1 or 2 page colour strips on a variety of topics…


Locus – issue 676, cover date May 2017 with the full Hugo Awards ballot listings

May 12, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 6th May 2017

in hardcover:

Mark LawrenceRed Sister Book of the Ancestor vol 1
M. R. CareyThe Boy on the Bridge in a post-Breakdown Britain, an expedition sets off from the south of England for the Scottish Highlands…

Eric Flint & Mike ResnickThe Gods of Sagittarius Russ is assigned to protect humanity’s most brilliant mind, who believes that ancient aliens known as the Old Ones may be returning…
Robyn BennisThe Guns Above can Josette, the Corps’ first female airship captain, survive in her post long enough to prove herself!?

Polly FaberSuperstar Tapir the 4th Mango & Bambang book, with four new adventures. Illustrations by Clara Vulliamy. I should have had this for World Tapir Day last week but it’s here now!

in large format:

Robert Jackson BennettCity of Miracles the 3rd in his Divine Cities series. City of Stairs & City of Blades were the first 2 volumes
Todd LockwoodThe Summer Dragon Maia witnesses the Summer Dragon, seen as an omen of change, and her peaceful life is shattered as she is swept up in greater events…
Cassandra KhawFood of the Gods chef Rupert Wong’s 2nd job is as admin for the Ten Chinese Hells, and his bosses there aren’t to be messed with!
Jonathan MaberryDogs of War the latest adventure for Joe Ledger, as robot dogs are produced which can carry WMDs into almost anywhere across America!

in ‘B’ format:

Andrew Lane & Nigel FosterNetherspace humans can’t understand the aliens but they have managed to trade with them…
Joe HillThe Fireman a terrible virus is destroying humanity but Harper Grayson just wants to see her unborn baby safe…

Guy Gavriel KayChildren of Earth and Sky a lush, somewhat Renaissance-era fantasy…
James AbbottThe Never King a once loved military commander is imprisoned for life but news eventually arrives that spurs him to action…
Foz MeadowsA Tyranny of Queens sequel to An Accident of Stars and volume 2 of The Manifold Worlds

Peter MacLeanDamnation 3rd in his Burned Man series, about a down & out magician living rough in Edinburgh

Peter V. BrettThe Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold novella set in the world of The Painted Man

WarhammerBlack Rift adventure in the Age of Sigmar by Josh Reynolds

in paperback:

Taylor AndersonBlood in the Water the 11th Destroyermen adventure
Gini KochAlien Education the 15th in the series!

Simon R. GreenDr. DOA the 10th in his series of Secret Histories
Faith HunterCold Reign the latest Jane Yellowrock novel…
Larry Niven & Steven BarnesThe Seascape Tattoo heroic fantasy

May 5, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 29th April 2017

in hardcover:

Cory DoctorowWalkaway his first major novel for several years, set in a climate-changed, post-scarcity world, where the rich still seem to own everything
Sylvain NeuvelWaking Gods the sequel to Sleeping Giants

Steven EriksonThe Fiends of Nightmaria novella featuring Bauchelain & Korbal Broach. From P. S. Publishing.

Doctor WhoThe Shining Man novel featuring the current Doctor and his new companion, Bill, written by Gavin Scott
Doctor WhoDiamond Dogs novel featuring the current Doctor and his new companion, Bill, written by Mike Tucker
Doctor WhoPlague City novel featuring the current Doctor and his new companion, Bill, written by Jonathan Morris

in large format:

Anne CharnockDreams Before the Start of Time a series of interweaving vignettes spanning 5 generations, focusing on advances in medical techniques, etc. to do with human fertility…

Bernie Mojzes & A. C. Wise (editors) – Clowns : The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix anthology of flash fiction concerning strange clowns!

in ‘B’ format:

Terry BrooksThe Sorcerer’s Daughter the 3rd volume in The Defenders of Shannara sub-series of his Shannara books
Bill BrounNight of the Animals 35 years in the future, a man sneaks into London Zoo to release all the animals. Outside, a cult has sworn to destroy all animals everywhere…
Jon WallaceRig 3rd in the trilogy. Previous volumes were Barricade & Steeple
Arkady & Boris StrugatskyFar Rainbow 2004 reprint of their classic novel about a distant planet called Rainbow. Translator unknown.

in paperback:

David B. CoeShadow’s Blade the 3rd of the Case Files of Justin Fearsson
Steve White & Charles E. GannonImperative the 7th Starfire novel, which began back in 1990 with David Weber & Steve White‘s Insurrection


IllustratorsIssue Seventeen nice looking articles on Zac Retz, Mort Kunstler & Gustave Dore and others…

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

New Titles – w/e 22nd April 2017

in hardcover:

Sam PetersFrom Darkest Skies Keon has an illegal AI, built from his dead wife’s memories, which is his only hope of solving her murder…

in large format:

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: volume eleven 28 top stories from the past year…
Daniel M. KimmelTime on My Hands subtitled My Misadventures In Time Travel fun-looking humorous time travel novel

in ‘B’ format:

Laura LamFalse Hearts near future thriller featuring two once conjoined twins, one of whom is accused of murder. Signed copies available on request

Elizabeth MoonCold Welcome after several years, a return to Slotter Key and her Vatta’s War sequence. Previous volume was 2008’s Victory Conditions
Kieran Shea – Off Rock
jaded asteroid miner Jimmy strikes it rich – if he can smuggle his find off the Company-owned asteroid it’s on!

Jodi Taylor – And the Rest is History the 8th volume in the time travel series, The Chronicles of St. Mary’s
Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent mysterious goings-on on the marshlands of Victorian Essex…
Christopher GoldenArarat an avalanche reveals a massive cave in the side of the mountain. Something that might be the Ark is in it…
Samantha Shannon – The Mime Order
Paige is a clairvoyant

Joanne M. Harris – Runemarks magic is outlawed but outsider Maddie is about to find herself travelling through the World Below…
J. F. Lewis – Grudgebearer an ancient taboo is casually broken and terrible oaths must be kept, unless a way around them can be found

John Joseph Adams (editor) – Cosmic Powers 18 epic short stories of distant galaxies…
Jonathan Maberry (editor) – Aliens: Bug Hunt short story anthology of 18 tales set in the world of the classic space horror movies

in paperback:

Christopher FarnsworthKillfile thriller featuring a mind-reader

WarhammerPharos the latest Horus Heresy novel, by Guy Haley

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

New Titles – w/e 15th April 2017

Please remember – I’ll be closed on Easter Monday

in hardback:

Brian StaveleySkullsworn Pyrre must kill 7 people in a fortnight, including her ‘one true love’, in order to become a priestess to the God of Death. But she’s never been in love…
Sarah PinsboroughBehind Her Eyes widow Louise meets a young couple who seem to good to be true…

in large format:

Anna CaltabianoThe Day Before Forever sequel to The Seventh Miss Hatfield. Rebecca & Henley are stranded in time in the Court of Henry 8th.

Piers AnthonyGhost Writer in the Sky the 41st Xanth novel

in ‘B’ format:

Sebastien De CastellSaint’s Blood 3rd in the Greatcoats series, which began with Traitor’s Blade
John GwynneWrath the 4th in his The Faithful and the Fallen series
Jon HollinsFool’s Gold volume 1 of The Dragon Lords, set in a world where dragons rule. A mismatched gang decide to steal some of a dragon’s hoard…
G. S. DenningWarlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone I imagine you can deduce for yourself what kind of book this is…

Tom MerrittPilot X  having brokered peace between 3 time traveling races, Pilot X discovers another time war in progress…
Heidi HeiligThe Girl From Everywhere Nix and her father cruise multiple versions of Earth’s history using differing old maps, which can be used only once…

in paperback:

Ian DouglasAltered Starscape 1st book in the Andromedan Dark series. A huge scientific expedition to the Galactic core inadvertently ends up in the very distant future, where nothing is the same.

art, etc:

Manuel Auad (editor) – The Art of Nestor Redondo b&w illustrations on high quality paper

Alex Irvine & Ben BishopThe Far Side of the Moon nice little hardcover graphic novel telling the story of Michael Collins‘ trip to the Moon during which his two crew mates became the first humans to land on the surface – but he stayed in the orbiter.

Mathieu Masmondet, Julia Verlanger & Zhang XiaoyuSavage Highway nice-looking post-apocalyptic adventure from Humanoids. Hardcover
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Juan GimenezThe Metabarons volume 1: Othon & Honorata. Humanoids softcover of the first 116 pages of the classic bande desinee


Locus – issue # 675 their 49th anniversary issue!

Illustrators – Special ‘Spanish Artists‘ issue. Extra thick 146 page issue outwith the usual numbering. Enric, Sanjulian, Maroto, Gonzalez and more!

Hi-Fructose – issue # 43 with an insert featuring Matt Gordon

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

It was twenty years ago today…

Um, what’s to say?
Transreal Fiction opened it’s doors 20 years ago today! That’s back in 1997, when the Spice Girls ruled the charts and Kim Stanley Robinson was about to win the Hugo for Blue Mars. And Comet Hale-Bopp was at perihelion. Tony Blair swept to power about 3 weeks after I opened, and someone carved ‘Yes!’ in celebration on the newly-painted shop door.
So much has changed, including the shop’s address, but the core concept I had back then continues on much as I envisaged. My initial plans may not have included selling cuddly toy mammoths but I see that as a bonus! 🙂

Thanks to all who have given me money (by buying stuff!) over the years! It’s been very much appreciated and it’s all helped to keep Transreal Fiction going.


April 11, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

New Titles – w/e 8th April 2017

in hardcover:

B. CatlingThe Erstwhile the sequel to The Vorrh
John Llewellyn ProbertAll Hallows Horror the first outing for The Lovecraft Squad; from an idea created by Stephen Jones

in large format:

Aliette de Bodard –  The House of Binding Thorns sequel to The House of Shattered Wings
Andrzej SapkowskiThe Lady of the Lake the 7th of his Witcher novel series, which began with The Last Wish. Translated from Polish by David French

Gavin G. SmithFirst Strike Weapon the 1st in his new Special Purposes series. In 1987 a crack Soviet military team are sent on a secret mission to the USA but it all goes wrong… post apocalyptic horror, with zombies

in ‘B’ format:

Chris BeckettDaughter of Eden the 3rd in his Eden series, set in a world without light

K. W. JeterFiendish Schemes a sequel to one of the original steampunk novels, Infernal Devices. A 3rd volume in the George Dower Trilogy, called Grim Expectations, should follow in June
Bruce R. CordellMyth of the Maker Earth is insulated from the monsters of The Strange by layers of fictional worlds…

Mark A. LathamA Betrayal in Blood Sherlock Holmes investigates the strange goings-on and murders at a remote castle in Transylvania!
Keith YatsuhashiKokoro companion volume to Kojiki. exiled from court, Prince Baiyren steals a sentient suit of armour and uses it to inadvertently open a portal to a strange world called ‘Earth’!

Xan BrooksThe Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times in 1923 in a sunny rural England, young Lucy meets ‘the funny men’…

Nicholas EamesKings of the Wyld an aging mercenary band accept a task only the brave or stupid would consider taking on…
Megan O’KeefeInherit the Flame the 3rd Scorched Continent book, after Steal the Sky & Break the Chains
N. S. DolkartAmong the Fallen book 2 of Godserfs, after Silent Hall
Clifford BealThe Witch of Torinia Tales of Valdur #2

Warhammer 40,000Blades of Damocles the latest Space Marines Battles adventure, by Phil Kelly
WarhammerFury of Gork the latest book of the Realmgate Wars, set in the Age of Sigmar. By Josh Reynolds


J. K. RowlingQuidditch Through the Ages & The Tales of Beedle the Bard new editions with new cover art. I still have some of the previous editions left, especially if you want Beedle the Bard in hardback!

April 7, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Closed Until Thursday 6th

Closing at 17.00 on Saturday evening; not re-opening until Thursday 6th.

April 1, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment