Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

New Titles – w/e 29th May 2021

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyShards of Earth part 1 of The Final Architecture trilogy, his big new series about a war the humans thought had ended!
Joanne M. HarrisHoneycomb her latest fantasy, illustrated by Charles Vess. There is a story the bee used to tell…
Christopher Buelhman – The Blacktongue Thief having run up huge debts training to be a thief, Kinch awaits the next traveller to pass his hiding place, but Galva is a survivor of the brutal Goblin Wars…
Mike ShackleFool’s Hope sequel to We Are the Dead and part 2 of The Last War
A. J. Smith – The Sword Falls sequel to The Glass Breaks and vol 2 of The Form & Void Trilogy

Catriona Ward – The Last House on Needless Street in the trees at the end of Needless Street something unexpected lies buried… Probably not related to Needless Road in Perth! 😉

in ‘B’ format:

Elizabeth BearMachine sequel to Ancestral Night and thus the 2nd White Space novel
Stephen BaxterCreator the 2nd in his World Engines series, following Destroyer
Gareth HanrahanThe Broken God volume 3 of The Black Iron Legacy. The 1st was The Gutter Prayer & v2 was The Shadow Saint
Alfred Bester The Flowering Thundermug novelette from 1964. An imagined look back at the mid-20thC from 500 years in the future

Jen Baker (editor) – Minor Hauntings the latest Tales of the Weird anthology from the British Library, subtitled Chilling Tales of Spectral Youth.
Mike Ashley (editor) – Future Crimes a Science Fiction Classics anthology from the British Library, subtitled Mysteries and Detection Through Time and Space

in paperback:

Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt1636: The Atlantic Encounter the latest paperback (apparently the 25th!) in his 1632 / Ring of Fire alternate history series

art, etc:

Aron Wiesenfeld – Travellers h/c. Guaranteed no superheroes from this ex-Marvel artist! Moody forests & landscapes

Hisao FukuiFantastic Origami Sea Creatures hardcover with full colour details on making walrusses, penguins, manta rays, ichthyosaurs, and 16 other marine based animals!

Guillaume Perreault – Biker Bandits a 2nd book about the Postman From Space
Frederic Brremaud & Federico Bertolucci – Love: The Tiger reprint of the 1st in their series. A wonderfully illustrated day in the life of a tiger!


Illustration – issue # 72 excellent feature on the b&w work of Frank Fruzyna. Also Mark Ludlow & C. Calvert Beall

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current opening hours:
Tues – Fri: 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

May 28, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shop Hours, End of Sale, etc

I’ve been offering £2.00 OFF every item as a special re-opening offer but I’m afraid it has to end!

The last day the offer is on will be Saturday 29th May, after which the marked prices will apply again.
I would have run it to the end of the month but, since the shop is closed on Mondays, Saturday 29th is the end of the month for me!
The shop will also be closed for part of Friday 28th as I just gor my appointment letter for my 2nd COVID vaccination jab. I hope to open not long after 14.00 but my first appointment was very slow and took over an hour queueing, so no guarantees just when I open!

The current shop hours are

Tue – Fri: 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00
Closed Sunday & Monday

As things pick up again I hope to open longer hours, as before.

May 22, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 22nd May 2021

in hardcover:

Natasha Pulley The Kingdoms alternate history where, having won at Trafalgar in 1805, the French Empire rules supreme, including over England! In Londres Joe receives a postcard from almost 100 years in the past, with a picture of a much more recently-built Scottish lighthouse on it…

in ‘B’ format:

Joe AbercrombieThe Trouble With Peace the 2nd in The Age of Madness trilogy, which started with A Little Hatred
Seth DickinsonThe Tyrant the 3rd in his Masquerade series, which began with The Traitor & The Monster

Mike Ashley (editor) – Queens of the Abyss the latest anthology from the British Library in their Tales of the Weird series. Subtitled Lost Stories From the Women of the Weird

art, etc:

Daniel WallaceGodzilla vs Kong: One Will Fall full colour art from the recent film. Subtitled The Art of the Ultimate Battle Royale

Patrick J. JonesOil Painting Masterclass softcover full of tips and examples. Mainly portraiture rather than landscapes.
Tim FielderInfinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale hardcover; looks interesting!
Alejandro Jodorowsky & JeremyKnights of Heliopolis full colour graphic novel set in 18thC Spain and featuring alchemy, secret Royal identities & immortality!
Jak Lemonner & Eddy SimonRenoir: Father and Son full colour graphic novel of the artists’ lives, with an intro by Jacques Renoir, a descendant.

Barry Windsor-SmithMonsters giant b&w graphic novel. H/C
Val McDermid & Kathryn Briggs (artist) – Resistance b&w graphic novel about a fast-spreading disease!

Ben Fisher, Emily S. Whitten & Michelle NguyenThe Underfoot: Into the Sun the continuing adventures of some very special hamsters! Full colour softcover
Andy RuntonOwly: Flying Lessons softcover reprint, with added English text in the speech bubbles!
Rob Reger & Buzz Parker Emily the Strange: All Things Strange the complete collection in softcover

PS Artbooks SofteeForbidden Worlds reprint of ‘stories of strange adventure’ from PS Artbooks
PS Artbooks SofteeMysteries of Unexplained Worlds collects Unexplained Worlds issues # 1 – # 5

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current opening hours:
Tues – Fri: 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

May 21, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 16th May 2021

in hardcover:

P. Djeli ClarkA Master of Djinn novel set in the background of last year’s excellent The Haunting of Tram 015 novella
Eric Flint & Griffin Barber1637: The Peacock Throne the latest in Flint’s 1632 / Ring of Fire series

in large format:

Zen ChoBlack Water Sister Jessamyn has moved back to the family home and now she keeps hearing her dead grandmother speaking to her, wanting justice…
Seanan McGuireAngel of the Overpass the 3rd in her Ghost Roads series
Emma MelvilleLong Miles Hoime the 2nd Inspector Marshall Mystery, as a city detective tries to get to grips with rural life and age-old legends as he tries to solve his cases…

Guy HaleyRichards & Klein an omnibus edition of his 22ndC crime-solving AI & it’s gun-toting sidekick cyborg. Contains slightly overhauled versions of Reality 36, Omega Point and Richards & Klein
Tobias S. BuckellThe Trove Jane dreams of adventure but is stuck helping her mother run an inn on a space port…

Ben AaronovitchTales From the Folly very late getting this, but his Rivers of London short story collection is finally here!

Gideon Lichfield (editor) – Make Shift the latest in the Twelve Tomorrows series of sf anthologies from MIT Press

in ‘B’ format:

Essa HansenNophek Gloss Caiden’s hope of survival lies in joining a crew of misfit aliens aboard a very strange spaceship..
Django WexlerHard Reboot off-worlder Kas is lured into the seedy side of brutal battle-droid prize fights back on Old Earth…
Nigel FosterRevelations part 3 of the Netherspace Trilogy. The first two were co-authored with Andrew Lane

Raymond E. FeistQueen of Storms sequel to King of Ashes and the 2nd in his Firemane Saga
Anna StephensThe Stone Knife book 1 of The Songs of the Drowned only two tribes remain to stand against the Empire. But then there are also the river-dwelling monsters…
Suyi Davies OkungbowaSon of the Storm the 1st volume of The Nameless Republic Danso is a scholar who only wants to do his research about what may be outside the City, but the ruling elite want his findings suppressed…

Nicole JarvisThe Lights of Prague in 19thC Prague, the city’s lamplighters had a more important role in keeping the streets safe than lighting the lamps!

Jeff NoonWithin Without the 4th Nyquist Mystery

Eric BrownAce Doubles a fading Sf author is asked to ghost write a novel, but there’s something odd about the person he’s ghost-writing for… An homage to the sense of wonder!

in paperback:

W. Michael GearUnreconciled the 4th in his Donovan series, which began with Outpost

art, etc:

3dtotal PublishingCreating Stylised Animals the latest in their series about aspects of visual art and a companion to the recent Creating Stylised Characters


3dtotal PublishingCharacter Design Quarterly (CDQ) issue # 16
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current opening hours:’
Tues – Fri: 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

May 14, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday 12th May – Closed

For personal reasons Transreal Fiction will be closed on 12th May (tomorrow).

I should re-open at Noon on Thursday as normal.
All stock continues to be £2 off each item!

May 11, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 8th May 2021

Sale! There is still £2 off every book or magazine in stock for in-shop sales!

in hardcover:

Andy Weir Project Hail Mary Ryland comes to and discovers he’s lost his memory and all his crewmates re dead, – and that he’s part of a vital deep space mssion…
Arkady MartineA Desolation Called Peace sequel to A Memory Called Empire

in large format:

Chloe NeillShadowed Steel the 3rd Heirs of Chicagoland novel

in ‘B’ format:

Naomi NovikA Deadly Education El attends an academy of magic where you have to survive to graduate!
A. K. LarkwoodThe Unspoken Name the 1st in the Serpent Gates series about girl who is offered a new fate rather than to sacrifice herself to the gods

Marie BrennanNight Parade of 100 Demons a Legend of the Five Rings adventure!
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current opening hours are
Tues – Fri: 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

May 7, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

April B (2021)

in hardcover:

Jeff VandermeerHummingbird Salamander security consultant Jane Smith receives a storage unit key from a recently deceased eco-terrorist..
Charlie Jane AndersVictories Greater Than Death Tina is revealed as the clone of a great hero, but that desn’t mean she has the same abilities, however much they’re needed!
Laurent BinetCivilisations alternate history where the Mesoamerican cultures dominate Europe after their discovery!
Mark LawrenceThe Girl and the Mountain 2nd in his Book of the Ice series, after The Girl and the Stars
Christina Henry Near the Bone Mattie & Wiliam live alone deep in the wilderness but then 3 strangers appear nearby and she knows William will become angry with them. And that isn’t good…

Chuck Wendig & Natalie Metzger (artist) – You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton! offbeat, positive exhortations!

in large format:

Caroline HardackerComposite Creatures as the air thickens, survival is becoming harder and harder but there may be an unusual solution!
C. L. PolkSoulstar the 3rd in the Kingston Cycle, after Witchmark & Stormsong
Karen OsborneEngines of Oblivion the 2nd Memory War novel, after Architects of Memory

in ‘B’ format:

M. John HarrisonThe Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again strange urban fantasy

Jim ButcherPeace Talks the 16th Dresden File
Stephen BaxterDestroyer the 1st of the World Engines series; a cryogenically preserved astronaut is awoken hundreds of years in the future
Nicky DraydenEscaping Exodus sequel to Exodus, probably the weirdest generation starship novel I’ve read!
Tim PrattThe Alien Stars and other novellas more stories set in his Axiom universe

Jackson FordEye of the Sh*t Storm sequel to The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With her Mind and the 2nd of the Frost Files
Jodi Taylor Another Time, Another Place the 12th of The Chronilcles of St. Marys
C. L. PolkThe Midnight Bargain Beatrice is a sorceress but will soon have to choose either love or magic…
Nicola PenfoldWhere the World Turns Wild Juniper Greene (!) & her little brother escape from the walled city where they live and discover the world outside…
Nino CipriDefekt sequel to Finna, again set in a giant, dimension-spanning, IKEA-like big box store
Jim C. HinesTamora Carter: Goblin Queen after roller derby practice young Tamora spots some goblins and guesses they might know about her friend’s disappearance…
Aliette deBodardFireheart Tiger ex-Royal hostage Princess Thanh has returned to her childhood home: her mother’s imperial court…

Arkady & Boris StrugatskyInhabited Island the latest in the Gollancz SF Materworks series. Previously published as Prisoners of Power, although this is a new (and I would hope better) translation by Andrew Bromfield
Gareth PowellThe Recollection 10th Anniversary issue. I enjoyed it a lot the first time around!

R. A. LaffertyOkla Hannali his historical novel about the Choctaw nation in the mid-West during the 19th C.

in paperback:

Kim HarrisonAmerican Demon the latest adventure with Rachel Morgan

art, etc:

PIE International Mysterious Scenes From a Dark Fantasy World a further companion volume to
Retrospective Scenes From a Sentimental World ,
Everyday Scenes From a Parallel World &
Beautiful Scenes From a Fantasy World,
and is subtitled Background Illustrations and Scenes From Up-and-coming Artists


McSweeney’s – issue # 63
Ktistec PressFeast of Laughter vols #2, # 3 & # 4 thick digest magazines all about the life, work & influence of R. A. Lafferty. Vol # 1 came in last month…
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shop hours are currently
Tues – Fri: 12.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00

April 30, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Special Re-Opening Offer

As a thankyou to returning customers all stock in Transreal Fiction is being offered at £2.00 off the marked price.

Paperbacks, hardbacks, magazines, anything! All £2 off.Even items already on sale have another £2 off!

April 28, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Re-Opening on the 28th April

Transreal Fiction will be opening it’s doors again on Wednesday 28th April at Noon.

After that my opening hours should be

Tuesday – Friday : Noon until 17.00
Saturday : 11.00 – 17.00
As time goes on I hope to extend the daily hours by an hour at each end of the day, backl to my pre-pandemic hours.
For the moment, at least, I’m still willing to continue delivering to people unwilling to visit personally.

April 25, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – April A (2021)

in hardcover:

T. L. HuchuThe Library of the Dead Ropa is a ghoststalker in Edinburgh, conveying messages to the living from the dead but something bad is happening and only she has the skills to figure out just what…
Yuba IsukariYokohama Station SF Hiroto wins a brief trip inside the massive, mysterious complex which is growing & spreading over ever more of Japan. Includes a fold-out map of relevant locations in Japan…

Bruce SterlingRobot Artists & Black Swans collection of 7 new short stories consisting of ‘The Italian Fantascienza Stories‘. Looks fascinating! From Tachyon Publications

Lavie Tidhar (editor) – The Best of World SF vol 1 large volume of 26 new short stories from around the globe. A few famous authors, but mainly names I don’t immediately recognise

in large format:

Maria LewisThe Rose Daughter Dreckly Jones is 1/2 elemental & 1/2 selkie and has avoided attention all her life, whether it’s her apparent 40-ish years, or her actual 140…

Margaret Helgodottir (editor) – Eurasian Monsters anthology of 8 folklore-based dark fantasies from Eastern Europe & ex-Soviet Republics.

Jan BaetensRebuilding Story Worlds in-depth look at ‘The Obscure Cities by Schuiten & Peeters’. Mainly text, with some colour and b&w art. Softcover. All you could want to know about Francois Schuiten & Benoit Peeters‘ classic graphic novel series

in ‘B’ format:

Martha WellsNetwork Effect the 1st full-length Murderbot Diaries novel, after the 4 earlier novellas…

Cory Doctorow Attack Surface at work Masha works in cybersecurity but off the clock she sometimes swaps roles
Elizabeth May & Laura LamSeven Devils fast moving space opera from 2 local authors!
Oliver K. LangmeadBirds of Paradise the Garden of Eden has been destroyed and it’s remnants scattered but Adam and a few now very old companions know it has to be rebuilt. Looks interesting; I’m intrigued!
Premee MohamedA Broken Darkness 18 months ago The Anomaly attacked from the shapeless void, and now it might be back!

Jenn LyonsThe Memory of Souls the 3rd volume of A Chorus of Dragons, after The Ruin of Kings & The Name of All Things
Andrea StewartThe Bone Shard Daughter part 1 of The Drowning Empire as the Emperor ages, change is coming to the realm and his daughter must prove her worth by learning how to control his magic…

Natasha PulleyThe Lost Future of Pepperharrow direct sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Kim NevilleThe Memory Collectors Ev can sense the emotions attached to objects, but her neighbour is a hoarder of trinkets, etc. and the emotions are seeping through the common wall…
A. G. Slatter All the Murmuring Bones long ago Miren’s family struck a bargain to guarantee the safety of their trading ships, but have recently been failing to pay the price
Claire McKennaMonstrous Heart Arden is a minor blood mage, sent to manage a remote, magic-powered lighthouse beset by creatures from the deeps. I enjoyed the hardcover
Beth CartwrightFeathertide Marea was born with feathers and kept hidden but now she decides to go to the City of Murmurs seeking her father
Kate ElliottUnconquerable Sun the 1st of the Sun Chronicles. Princess Sun has come of age in a Court riddled with intrigue among the noble houses
C. L. ClarkThe Unbroken Touraine was abducted and raised as a child soldier. Now she’s back in her homeland to quell a revolt and finds her past isn’t buried as deep as she assumed
Brian NaslundSorcery of a Queen sequel to Blood of an Exile, and the middle book of the Dragons of Terra trilogy
Alex MyersThe Story of Silence based on a 13thC French Romance poem about a land where women can’t inherit but Lord Cador, Earl of Cornwall, has an only daughter, so he raises her as a boy and hides her away…

Cixin LiuHold Up the Sky short story collection
Sarah PinskerSooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea short story collection
Mark PolanzakThe OK End of Funny Town 19 strange short stories! Looks fun!

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – The Book of Dragons original work from 29 top writers

in paperback:

Lois McMaster BujoldPenric’s Progress omnibus collecting the 3 short novels Penric’s Demon, Penric and the Shaman & Penric’s Fox

Eric Flint & Ryk E. SpoorCastaway Resolution sequel to Castaway Odyssey and the 6th in Flint’s Boundary series
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Steven BarnesStarborn & Godsons a new sequel to Niven’s 1987 Legacy of Heorot
Julie CzernadaMirage the sequel to Search Image and v2 in the Web Shifter’s Library trilogy

art, etc:

Gu Zheng WeiGuweiz: The Art of GZW very nice looking book, mainly of East Asian, rather Goth-looking women, with lots of tips and notes of the work
Lauren Marx Sacred Decay large h/c full of eyecathcing art of nature in various stages of being caught through to eventual decay

Studio GhibliSpirited Away: 30 Postcards uniform with their earlier My Neighbour Totoro set, published by Chronicle Books


Black Static – issue # 78/79 a double issue after a bit of a break. Now in a new, fat compact size; all fiction, no art, reviews or articles. Features Neil Williamson among the dozen contributors
Infinite Worlds Science Fiction Magazine – issue # 7 the 1st print issue, I believe. Short fiction & full colour art

Heavy Metal – issue # 305 with 2 different covers, one by Frank Frazetta & one by Jason Edmiston
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April 9, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment