Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 2nd April 2016

in hardcover:

Sarah PinboroughTales From the Kingdoms  3 stories with her take on  3 classic fairy tale characters; Poison, Charm & Beauty (Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty)
Neil GaimanFortunately, the Milk children’s short story about time travel and sundry other topics, illustrated by Skottie Young. Hardcover

in large format:

Sam Sykes The Mortal Tally sequel to The City Stained Red and part 2 of Bring Down Heaven

in ‘B’ format:

Marie BrennanIn the Labyrinth of Drakes the 4th in her Memoirs by Lady Trent
Ramez NaamApex book 3 of his Nexus trilogy, in which the post-humans are growing stronger and the whole internet is under attack…

Tim Lebbon Pieces of Hate includes a second, related novella called Dead Man’s Hand. The two novellas together seem to make up The Assassin.

art, etc:

Hoang NguyenMemories Lost Collection slipcased book of prints on heavy card. Signed & numbered (edition of 1000)

Kazu Kibuishi (editor) – Flight Explorer volume 1 reprint of the child-friendly  illustrated short story collection.
Ashley Wood, Chris Ryall & Nelson DanielString Divers: Effect Requires Cause collecting the 1st 5 issues of the comic

magazines:

Locus – # 662 cover date March 2016, with the late David G. Hartwell on the cover
Hi-Fructose – # 29 with an insert of art from an exhibition celebrating 10 years of Hi-Fructose!

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

New Titles – w/e 26th March 2016

in hardcover:

Patricia BriggsFire Touched the 9th Mercy  Thompson novel
Stella GemmellThe Immortal Throne sequel to fantasy novel The City

Alan SmaleEagle in Exile the sequel to Clash of Eagles A Roman Centurion held captive in pre-Columbian America

in large format:

Lisa GoldsteinWeighing Shadows Ann Decker takes a job with a company who claim to have invented a time travel machine…
Nick MamatasThe Last Weekend weird times as the end of the world approaches!

in ‘B’ format:

Gail Z. MartinShadow and Flame the 4th of her Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, following on from War of Shadows
Terry GoodkindThe First Confessor a prequel about the Legend of Magda Searus set before the events of the long-running Sword of Truth series, which began with Wizard’s First Rule back in 1994
Paul WitcoverThe Watchman of Eternity book 2 of The Productions of Time. The 1st was The Emperor of All Things. In a world with magic and dragons, England is beset from all sides and may yet be ruled by a Jacobite king…

Warhammer 40,000Kharn: Eater of Worlds events after the Horus Heresy is no more, written by Anthony Reynolds
WarhammerDoom of the Elves an omnibus of the End Times, with 2 short stories and the novels Deathblade: A Tale of Malus Darkblade by C. L. Werner and The Curse of Khaine, by Gav Thorpe

in paperback:

S. Andrew SwannDragon Wizard the 3rd book in his series about a human who becomes a Dragon Princess
David B. CoeHis Father’s Eyes sequel to Spell Blind and the 2nd of The Case Files of Justis Fearsson

Travis S. TaylorTrail of Evil the 4th in his Tau Ceti Agenda series…
Myke Cole Javelin Rain the sequel to Gemini Cell about an experimented-upon soldier on the run from the Government with his wife & family…
Martin Leicht & Isla NealThe World Forgot the 3rd in their fast-moving Ever-Expanding Universe series

Eric Flint & Paula Goodlett (creator & editors) – Grantville Gazette VII the latest hefty volume of stories & articles about Flint’s 1632/Ring of Fire world…

Star TrekLive by the Code the latest Enterprise: Rise of the Federation adventure by Christopher L Bennett

art, etc:

Ian BrodieMiddle-Earth Landscapes large hardback with loads of photos and explanatory text about the New Zealand filming locations for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films by Peter Jackson, who contributes the Foreword.

magazines:

Interzone – # 263
Black Static – # 51

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

New Titles – w/e 19th March 2016

in hardcover:

Adrian SelbySnakewood a disbanded, once-renowned mercenary company is being hunted down, one at a time…

in large format:

Kevin Anderson & Gregory BenfordMammoth Dawn a novella about re-introducing mammoths, together with detailed notes on a possible expansion to novel length plus sections on the science and issues involved
Richard YeoThe Chinese Magus historical fantasy set a couple of millennia ago about a Chinese Mandarin who sees a bright star in the sky …
Alison SinclairContagion: Eyre the sequel to Breakpoint: Nereis

in ‘B’ format:

Jo ElyStone Seeds the General controls everything, assisted by the village shopkeeper. The Egg Boy, a faulty Government-made machine is one of the few trying to fight back!
Alan SmaleEagle in Exile the sequel to Clash of Eagles, in which Rome never fell, and invaded North America. In volume 2 Gaius Marcellinus learns of a new Roman attempt to conquer the warring tribes

in paperback:

Star WarsDark Disciple latest adventure by Christie Golden

art, etc:

Peter ParrSketching for Animation large, useful looking softcover

magazines:

Black Static – issue # 51

audio:

James BlaylockThirteen Phantasms short stories, read by James Gillies

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

New Titles – w/e 12th March 2016

in hardcover:

Ken LiuThe Paper Menagerie short story collection

Jack WhyteThe Guardian volume 3 of the historical fiction series, The Guardians, set in 14th C Scotland. This volume features the story of Andrew Murray

in large format:

Peter Clines – The Fold scientists appear to have discovered a simple way to teleport, but there might be a catch!
Marko KloosLines of Departure sequel to Terms of Enlistment Grayson is assigned to a ship bound for a distant colony planet…
Joshua Dalzelle – Warship the 1st in the Black Fleet Trilogy, about a complacent multi-planet-spanning humanity  being attacked suddenly by vicious aliens

Scott HawkinsThe Library at Mount Char Peter’s an ordinary guy but one day Carolyn, who has spent her life locked in a possibly infinite library, turns up and makes his a very strange offer… Looks intriguing

Rob SandersThe Honoured: Betrayal at Calth the latest Horus Heresy novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 world…

in ‘B’ format:

Andrzej SapkowskiSword of Destiny the 5th in the Witcher fantasy series that began with The Last Wish

Eric Brown Jani and the Great Pursuit sequel to Jani and the Greater Game, she and her friends flee back to London but find they must return to central Asia
Anthony TrevelyanThe Weightless World in a vain hope to save his company, Steven travels with his boss to India to buy an anti-gravity machine – although surely no such thing exists…
Peter HigginsRadiant State the final part of the trilogy that began with Wolfhound Century & Truth and Fear
Adrian BarnesNod one day, the whole world discovers that virtually nobody is able to sleep anymore and people (and society) quickly begin to break down
Jon WallaceSteeple sequel to Barricade Kensitbec, a damaged Ficial now living with the Reals, takes a mission to ascend a huge, ruined skyscraper in London
Antonia HoneywellThe Ship London is in ruins and 16 y.o. Lalla and her father decide to flee the chaos by ship with 500 other escapees…

Elizabeth BonesteelThe Cold Between 1st volume about the Central Corps, who provide security to distant colony planets. But they’ve been keeping a secret for 25 years…

David Thomas Moore (editor) – Monstrous Little Voices anthology subtitled New Tales from Shakespeare’s Fantasy World. 5 stories by Jonathan Barnes, Kate Heartfield, Eve Meadows, Emma Newman & Adrian Tchaikovsky
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art, etc:

Daniel ZimmerThe Art of Dean Cornwell large hardcover, mainly full colour illustrations from the mid 20th C. Great stuff!

Mark ArnoldThink Pink: The DePatie-Freleng Story all about the animation company behind the Pink Panther and other cartoons
Tom AnglebergerRocket and Groot subtitled Stranded on Planet Strip Mall! humorous little hardcover featuring two characters from the recent film Guardians of the Galaxy

magazines:

Heavy Metal – # 279 2 different covers available

audio:

Doctor WhoThe Labyrinth of Buda Castle issue  # 5.2 of the Fourth Doctor adventures from Big Finish with Tom Baker and Lalla Ward

 

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

New Titles – w/e 5th March 2016

in hardcover:

David Weber & Joelle PresbyThe Road to Hell the 3rd in the series that began with Hell’s Gate  and Hell Hath No Fury, both co-written by Weber with Linda Evans

in large format:

Daniel AbrahamThe Spider’s War the 5th volume of his The Dagger and the Coin series, which began with The Dragon’s Path.

Jim McDonielAn Unattractive Vampire an ancient vampire re-awakens, only to find no one accepts he is a vampire as he doesn’t fit the glossy, modern, tv & movie-formed ideas of how vampires ought to look…

John CrowleyNovelty short story collection; restock after several years! Includes 100+ page Great Work of Time
Peter S. BeagleThe Line Between restock of his short story collection

Rachel CaineMidnight Bites short stories of the Morganville Vampires

in ‘B’ format:

Peter TieryasUnited States of Japan alternate history in which there’s an illegal video game on the black market which has America winning WW2…
Paolo BacigalupiThe Water Knife near-future water wars between desperate cities in the American South West…
Jamie SawyerArtefact 1st book of The Lazarus War series. Conrad has carried out hundreds of suicide missions against the aliens, using simulant bodies…
Louisa HallSpeak as her power source finally runs down, an AI called MARY3 relates her story…
Matthew de AbaituaThe Destructives all AIs except one have left from Earth for distant space. Except one, which is investigating fully the life of one single human, a recovering weirdcore addict, now living quietly and lecturing about art at the University of the Moon…

John GwynneRuin the 3rd of his epic fantasy series, The Faithful and the Fallen, which began with Malice and Valour
Michael Boatman – Who Wants to be the Prince of Darkness? Lucifer has retired and now there’s a vacancy!
J. C. NelsonThe Reburialists zombies! The sequel to Free Agent & Armageddon Rules, which were the 1st two in the Grimm Agency series

John CrowleyThe Deep an SF Masterwork edition of his first novel
Stanislaw LemSolaris new edition from Faber & Faber, translated by Joanna Kilmartin & Steve Cox

in paperback:

Seanan MaguireChaos Choreography the 5th InCryptid novel
L. E. Modesitt, jr. – Madness in Solidar the 9th volume of his Imager Portfolio

Clive Cussler & Justin ScottThe Assassin the 8th Isaac Bell industrial espionage and adventure featuring an early 20th C private detective

audio:

Doctor WhoAquitaine the latest (# 209) Big Finish full cast audio adventure, featuring Peter Davidson, Janet Fielding & Sarah Sutton

March 4, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 27th February 2016

in hardcover:

V. E. SchwabA Gathering of Shadows the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic. No signed copies this time, I’m afraid!

China MievilleThis Census Taker novella length hardback

in large format:

Jen WilliamsThe Silver Tide 3rd in the fantasy series that began with The Copper Promise and The Iron Ghost

in ‘B’ format:

Daniel Polansky Those Above the 1st book in The Empty Throne series. 25 years ago, Mankind rose against their oppressors but were slaughtered. Now there are rumours of another revolt against their overlords brewing…
Peter NewmanThe Vagrant during a terrible, long war one man has to journey across the wastelands

in paperback:

S. K. DunstallAlliance sequel to Linesman, and the 2nd in the space opera series
David Drake & John LambsheadInto the Maelstrom the 2nd in their Citizens series, following on from Into the Hinterlands

Ilona AndrewsMagic Shifts the 8th Kate Daniels adventure
Jennifer EstepBitter Bite the 14th Elemental Assassin book…

Star TrekThe Latter Fire the latest novel featuring the ship and crew of the Original Series, written by James Swallow

art, etc:

Hugo PrattCeltic Tales the 3rd volume in Eurocomics series of the collected Corto Maltese
Stephane LevalloisThe Ark b&w adventure from Humanoids. Hardcover
Nick HayesWoody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads graphic novel following the life of the folk singer, with many of his lyrics reproduced and illustrated throughout the story
Lauren RednissThunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future illustrated meander through all things weather related. Very nice h/c

magazines –

Locus issue # 661, with the 2015 Year in Review roundup

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please note that The Dark Forest, the sequel to Ken Liu‘s The Three Body Problem, isn’t out in paperback until early April.

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

New Titles -w/e 20th February 2016

in hardcover:

Brandon SandersonCalamity the latest Reckoners novel

Matt RuffLovecraft Country horror novel set in the racist America of 1954
Graham MastertonBuried the 6th Katie Maguire horror novel
Peter StraubInterior Darkness short story collection spanning the last 25 years…

in large format:

Simon MordenDown Station 3 very different people step sideways through an open door and escape their troubles, but find problems of a quite different sort in the strange place they end up…

in ‘B’ format:

V. E. SchwabA Gathering of Shadows the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic. Sadly, she’s not in Edinburgh to sign copies this time…
Paul WitcoverThe Emperor of All Things the 1st book in The Productions of Time. In 1758 the Seven Years War in raging and there are rumours of a pocket watch with magical properties. A member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers investigates and finds a lot more than he expected!

Jon WallaceBarricade engineered life called ‘Ficials’ was supposed to be the answer, but the resulting war with humans has left Britain in chaos, and one Ficial must go on a dangerous journey to London…
Frank SchatzingLimit: Part One the 1st half of the epic struggle for control of the Moon’s Helium 3.

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor Castaway Planet the 4th of their Boundary novels, although it can easily be read on it’s own. A family is stranded on a distant planet and nobody knows they’re there… Swiss Family Robinson rather than Robinson Crusoe! The h/c was fun
Mark L. Van NameNo Going Back the 5th Jon & Lobo adventure, about a freelance bodyguard and his sentient tank!

Jacey BedfordWinterwood part 1 of Rowenkind, featuring an unregistered witch who is also a pirate captain, set in an 1800 in which magic works…
Marshall Ryan MarescaThe Alchemy of Chaos the sequel to The Thorn of Dentonhill and the 2nd set in Maradaine
Anne BishopVision in Silver the 4th in her series about The Others

Star WarsLords of the Sith set after the Revenge of the Sith movie… By Paul S. Kemp

art:

Martin FeijooCloud Sketching interesting softcover about shapes seen in clouds and tips on how to draw them…

February 19, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e13th February 2016

in hardcover:

Jim C. HinesRevisionary the 4th in his Magic ex Libris series

John WrayThe Lost Time Accidents Tolliver awakes to find he is no longer part of the time stream and desperately tries to rejoin it in an adventure spanning the 20th C, from Viennese coffeehouses and Einstein’s new theories to post-war pulp SF and into modern times… Looks intriguing.

in large format:

Edward CoxThe Cathedral of Known Things sequel to The Relic Guild, recently published in ‘B’ format
Faith HunterBlood in Her Veins collection containing 19 stories featuring Jane Yellowrock

Abraham MerrittThe Moon Pool the Bison Frontiers of the Imagination edition of the classic 1920s pulp story

in ‘B’ format:

Gavin SmithQuantum Mythology complex, history spanning space opera; Paul McAuley describes it as ‘propelling’.

Justina RobsonGlorious Angels Tralane and her daughters spend their lives investigating ancient artifacts, but war is coming…

Ernest ClineArmada follow up to the best-selling Ready Player One
Alex Lamb – Roboteer genetically modified humans are spreading throughout Space but have been declared heretics by the masses still on Earth, who have launched a terrible new weapon at them
Matt Hill – Graft in 2025 Manchester mechanic Sol steals vehicles for spare parts but things go wrong when he finds a strange woman hiding in one of the cars and he gets entangled in a cross-dimensional smuggling racket!
Rod DuncanThe Custodian of Marvels the 3rd in the fun alternate history series that began with The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter

Clifford BealThe Guns of Ivrea volume 1 of The Tales of Valdur, a new nautical fantasy
Anthony RyanQueen of Fire the 3rd in his epic Raven’s Shadow fantasy series, which began with Blood Song
Kalashante WilsonThe Sorcerer of the Wildeeps award-winning fantasy about the descendants of gods

James Stoddard & Wiliam Hope HodgsonThe Night Land: A Story Retold a new version of the classic far future horror novel, rewritten in more modern language

Cordwainer SmithNorstrilia his only, classic, novel. The latest SF Masterworks book from Orion

Warhammer 40,000War of the Fang omnibus Space Marines Battles volume, containing The Hunt for Magnus & Battle of the Fang, both by Chris Wright

in paperback:

Kalanya PriceGrave Visions the 4th Alex Croft adventure

art, etc:

GraffitoMovie Posters Re-Imagined hardcover book showing alternate ideas for posters for many of what are now considered cult films.

HumanoidsThe Tipping Point great looking collection of 14 stories from a variety of well-known creators, all featuring a moment of change of some sort… Hardback

audio:

James P. BlaylockLand of Dreams weird happenings in a small coastal town. Complete reading of the 1987 novel. Read by Kevin T. Collins

February 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Next Weekend!

Advance warning that I’ll be closed on Friday & Saturday the 12h & 13th of February.

Should be open as usual on the Thursday and the Monday.

February 5, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 6th February 2016

in hardcover:

Lois McMaster BujoldGentleman Jole and the Red Queen the latest (17th) Vorkosigan novel. Signed copies available!

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Tiger and the Wolf the 1st book in his new series, Echoes of the Fall. Maniye is key to her father’s plans to unite the tribes but she’s also an outcast…

Patricia A. McKillipKingfisher intriguing looking fantasy
Will McIntoshBurning Midnight strange, valuable, life-enhancing artifacts have appeared all over the world and Sully has been cheated out of his dues after finding one of the rarest. But then he and his friends find an even more valuable one… Very enjoyable YA novel

Yann MartelThe High Mountains of Portugal in 1904 a journal gives clues to an ancient artifact, which Tomas sets off to find. Two further sections relate the consequences of his trip, up to a century later…

Pamela Jackson & Jonathan Letham (editors) – The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick back in stock!

in large format:

Nisi Shawl & Bill Campbell (editors) – Stories for Chip anthology of fiction and essays in honour of Samuel R. Delany

in paperback:

Tanith LeeHunting the White Witch the 3rd part of Lee’s 1970s Birthgrave trilogy

audio:

Doctor WhoThe Waters of Amsterdam Big Finish full cast drama # 208, with Peter Davidson
Doctor WhoWave of Destruction Big Finish‘s Fourth Doctor adventure # 5.1, with Tom Baker & Lalla Ward

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There should have been a little more, but there’s a box delayed in transit.

February 5, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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