Media-related & Humour Catalogue: April 2018

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in April 2018.

Because they are new books, we are at the whim of the publishers and, to some extent, the shipping companies – books can sometimes arrive later (or earlier) than, or occasionally be a different retail price, than originally quoted. Because space is a luxury, we bring in limited quantities of books. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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  • 1–2 paperbacks (up to 500g), $7.95
  • 2–10 paperbacks or any trade paperbacks or hardcovers, within Brisbane, is $10.70
  • outside Brisbane metro area (over 500g up to 3kg), $13.40
  • anything above 3kg charged at Australia Post rates.

Abbreviations used in this catalogue: PBK = ‘A’ or ‘B’ format (standard size) paperback;TP = ‘B+’ or ‘C’ format (oversize) trade paperback;HC = hardcover or cloth binding.

Until next time, good reading!

Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (Star Wars)

The definitive guide to the vehicles from a galaxy far, far away… Learn all about over 200 of your favourite Star Wars vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing. Want to know how the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in such a short distance? Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles will show you the right craft for the job. Covering vehicles from across every Star Wars movie, as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthral fans for hours on end.
Star Wars | HC | $24.99

Ruinstorm (Horus Heresy 46)
Annandale, David
As Imperium Secundus fails, three primarchs journey into the Ruinstorm in the hope of making it back to Terra. Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor, and to atone for their sins. But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet, an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, and each marches towards his own ruin.
Warhammer | TP | $35.95

Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings
Burrows, Jez
Jez Burrows opened the New Oxford American Dictionary and sat, mystified. Instead of the definition of ‘study’ he was looking for, he found himself drawn to the strangely conspicuous, curiously melodramatic sentence that followed it: ‘He perched on the edge of the bed, a study in confusion and misery.’ It read like a tiny piece of fiction on the lam and hiding out in the dictionary – and it wasn’t alone. Was it possible to reunite these fugitive fictions…? To combine and remix example sentences to form new works…? With this spark and a handful of stories shared online, Dictionary Stories was born. This genre-bending and wildly inventive collection glows with humour, emotion, and intellect. Effortlessly transcending sentence level, Burrows lights between the profound and the absurd, transporting readers into moments, worlds, and experiences of remarkable variety. Featuring original illustrations by the author, Dictionary Stories is a giddy celebration of the beauty and flexibility of language. ‘Dictionary Stories isn’t just a book for word nerds, but for anyone for whom language and story matter. Everybody will find themselves thoroughly in love with this book.’ – Kory Stamper, editor for Merriam-Webster.
Literary essays: language | TP | $29.99

The Christmas Invasion (Doctor Who) (Target collection)
Colgan, Jenny T
Earth is under attack by power-hungry aliens. This is no time for the Doctor to be out of action. When a British space probe is intercepted by a sinister alien vessel on the eve of Christmas, it marks the beginning of an audacious invasion of the Earth by the Sycorax – horrifying marauders from beyond the stars. Within hours, a third of humanity stands on the brink of death with not a single shot fired. Our planet needs a champion – but the Doctor is not fit for service. He’s just regenerated, delirious in a new body and a dressing gown. Forced into his battered shoes is his friend, Rose Tyler, a girl from a London council estate. Will she save the world from this nightmare before Christmas – or see it destroyed? The Tenth Doctor’s first adventure, novelised by bestselling author Jenny T Colgan.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

Twice Upon A Time (Doctor Who) (Target collection)
Cornell, Paul & Moffat, Steven
Still reeling from his encounter with the Cybermen, the First Doctor stumbles through the bitter Antarctic wind, resisting the approaching regeneration with all his strength. But as he fights his way through the snowdrifts, he comes across the familiar shape of a blue police box, and a mysterious figure who introduces himself as the Doctor… Thrown together at their most vulnerable moments, the two Doctors must discover why the snowflakes are suspended in the sky, why a First World War Captain has been lifted from his time stream moments before his death, and who is the mysterious Glass Woman who knows their true name. The Doctor is reunited with Bill, but is she all she seems? And can he hold out against the coming regeneration? The Twelfth Doctor’s dramatic final adventure, novelised by award-winning author and Doctor Who screenwriter Paul Cornell.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

Rose (Doctor Who) (Target collection)
Davies, Russell T
‘Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!’ In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space, known as the Doctor. The story that relaunched Doctor Who for the 21st century, novelised by show-runner Russell T Davies from his original script.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

The Shape of Water (film tie-in edition)
del Toro, Guillermo & Kraus, Daniel
It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito – mute her whole life, orphaned as a child – is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Centre. Were it not for Zelda, a protective co-worker, and Giles, her loving neighbour, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day. Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Centre’s most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions… and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live. But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

H G Wells: The Time Machine
Dobbs & Moreau, Mathieu (illustrator)
Get ready for a trip to the fourth dimension in this thrilling H G Wells graphic novel adaptation! At the turn of the nineteenth century, a group of friends listen to the adventures of a man who claims to be the world’s first, time traveller. His story begins in the year 802,701. Earth is inhabited by the Eloi, descendants of men, who live in harmony, spending their time playing and eating fruit in an immense Garden of Eden. But beneath this paradise lies a terrible secret, for another species dwells in the depths of the earth: the Morlocks. These red-eyed, apish creatures thrive in darkness, and every night they rise to the surface to kidnap and feed on the Eloi. H G Wells’ classic tale The Time Machine was one of the first stories to ever explore the notion of time travel. Now rediscover this incredible work of science fiction with a stunning, all-new graphic novel adaptation!
Graphic novel | HC | $26.99

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (novelisation)
Fry, Jason
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms – and perhaps lay down their lives – for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight, side by side, with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99

Death Wish (film tie-in edition)
Garfield, Brian
Successful New York accountant Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three-martini lunch, when a gang of drug addicts breaks into his home. After finding very little in the way of money, they brutally attack Paul’s family, killing his wife and leaving his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and aware that the police are unable to bring the criminals to justice, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Armed with a revolver and a self-destructive compulsion, he sets out to rid the city of its villains and exact revenge on those who destroyed his life. First published in 1972, and later adapted into five films starring the late Charles Bronson, Death Wish is an unflinching, powerful thriller about just how far a man can be pushed, before he loses control. Now reissued to tie-in with the remake, starring Bruce Willis, directed by Eli Roth.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

City of Death (Doctor Who) (Target collection)
Goss, James
The key to Earth’s destruction lies buried in its past. Visiting Paris in 1979, the Doctor and Romana’s hopes for a holiday are soon shattered by armed thugs, a suave and dangerous Count, a plot to steal the Mona Lisa, and a world-threatening experiment with time. Teaming up with a British detective, the Time Lords discover that a ruthless alien plot hatched in Earth’s pre-history has reached its final stage. If Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth, cannot be stopped… then the human race is history, along with all life on Earth… The classic Doctor Who story, abridged by James Goss, from his original novelisation of the 1979 episode by Douglas Adams and David Fisher.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

How to Argue with a Cat: A Human’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion
Heinrichs, Jay
Cats rank among the world’s top negotiators. They get humans to do what they want, when they want. So, if you could learn to persuade a cat to do what you wanted, then any human – colleague, friend, boss, partner, or even your most cantankerous relative – would bow to your magic. This book teaches you all the tricks you need to get along with even the most stubborn adversary. Among other things, you’ll learn how to get your body language just right; perfect your timing – the art of the pounce – and make your opponent feel calm, happy, purring and in control, as you steer him or her away from a fight, and towards a mutually-beneficial, scratch-free resolution. Surprisingly simple and incredibly effective, this guide to winning arguments will lead you to healthier, happier relationships, a more successful career and, even, the ability to herd cats, should you so wish.
Humour/rhetoric | PBK | $22.99

A Wrinkle in Time (film tie-in edition)
L’Engle, Madeleine
Meg always felt she was different and, when she and her little brother Charles Murry go searching for their lost father, they find themselves travelling on a dangerous journey… through a ‘wrinkle in time’. As the cosmic evil forces of darkness threaten to swallow the universe, Meg must overcome her insecurities and channel all her inner strengths – her stubbornness, anger and ultimately her love – to save her family. An exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which is dominated – all the way through – by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels, known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which, A Wrinkle in Time is an empowering story about the battle between good and evil and the power of love.
YA science fiction adventure | PBK | $14.99

The Day of the Doctor (Doctor Who) (Target collection)
Moffat, Steven
When the entire universe is at stake, three different Doctors will unite to save it. The Tenth Doctor is hunting shape-shifting Zygons in Elizabethan England. The Eleventh is investigating a rift in space-time in the present day. And one other – the man they used to be, but never speak of – is fighting the Daleks, in the darkest days of the Time War. Driven by demons and despair, this battle-scarred Doctor is set to take a devastating decision that will threaten the survival of the entire universe… a decision that not even a Time Lord can take alone. On this day, the Doctor’s different incarnations will come together to save the Earth… to save the universe… and to save his soul. The spectacular 50th anniversary episode with the iconic War Doctor, novelised by showrunner Steven Moffat from his original script.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles (Doctor Who)
Scott, Cavan; Rayner, Jacqueline; Magrs, Paul; Goss, James; Anghelides, Peter; Dinnick, Richard
Know your frenemy. When she’s not busy amassing armies of Cybermen, or manipulating the Doctor and his companions, Missy has plenty of time to kill (literally). In this all new collection of stories about the renegade Time Lord we all love to hate, you’ll discover just some of the mad and malevolent activities Missy gets up to, while she isn’t distracted by the Doctor. So, please, do try to keep up. A collection of all-new stories, featuring the Doctor’s favourite frenemy, Missy/The Master.
Doctor Who | HC | $19.99

Corax (Horus Heresy 40)
Thorpe, Gav
The Raven Guard primarch Corax and the remnants of his once mighty Legion wage a guerrilla war to liberate worlds oppressed by the traitor forces. After Isstvan, after Deliverance, the Raven Guard still endure. Their primarch Corvus Corax has rallied countless warriors to his banner, striking back at the forces of the Warmaster on every front – from the degenerate hereteks of the Mechanicum to the cruel legionaries of the Sons of Horus, none shall escape his wrath. But although Corax has managed to stall the physical corruption of his own Space Marines, what of their spirit? And what sinister end must await those who dwell forever in the darkness? The saga of the primarch Corax comes to its grim conclusion in this anthology, which collects together the novellas Soulforge, Ravenlord, and Weregeld; along with several short stories.
Warhammer | PBK | $22.95