Media-related & Humour Catalogue: April 2020
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in April 2020.
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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.
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Rites of Passage (Warhammer 40,000)
Lord Azariel, Head of the Navigator House Brobantis is dead. His widow and murderer, the Lady Chettamandey, stands to inherit his power and influence. Her plans for ascension are curtailed when she’s drawn into a dark world of ritual killings and cult murders, with planets being dragged into the warp seemingly at a whim, the threat to Chettamandey’s legacy is dire, and only she can avert potential disaster.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
Road to Redemption (Necromunda)
From within the hives of Necromunda, where unchecked billions teem and fester, House Cawdor knows the truth – the doom of the universe hangs eternal over their heads. You cannot escape it, and you cannot escape your past. Floodgrave burns, and with it burns the life Zeke of House Cawdor has built. With his friends dead, their children missing, and the culprits nowhere to be found, Zeke takes up the weapons he swore to leave behind, and starts a path downhive that will see him face the man he used to be. He will stop at nothing. Even if that means bringing the horrors of his past back into the light.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
Who Is the Doctor 2: the Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who – the Modern Series
Burk, Graeme & Smith, Robert
Travel with the Doctor, in this essential companion for the modern Doctor Who era… Since its return to British television in 2005, through its 50th anniversary in 2013, to its historic casting of actress Jodie Whittaker in the title role, Doctor Who continues to be one of the most popular series in Britain, and all over the world. Who Is the Doctor 2 is a guide to the new series of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Jodie Whittaker. Every episode in series 7 to 11, as well as the 50th anniversary specials, is examined, analysed, and discussed in thoughtful detail; highlighting the exhilarating moments, the connections to Doctor Who lore, the story arcs, the relationships, the goofs, the accumulated trivia, and much, much more. Designed for diehard Whovians and Who newbies alike, Who Is the Doctor 2 explores time and space with the Doctor, and chronicles the imagination that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of culture for over 50 years.
Doctor Who | TP | $34.99
Artemis Fowl (film tie-in edition)
Rumour has it, Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century. Just twelve years old and, already, he’s a criminal genius – plotting to restore his family’s fortune, with a spot of corruption and kidnapping. Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise. Artemis Fowl has discovered a world, below ground, of armed and dangerous – and extremely high-tech – fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war? Let the misadventure begin. The first novel in Eoin Colfer’s bestselling Artemis Fowl series; now, a major Disney film! This new, special, film edition includes photos of the film; an introduction from director Kenneth Branagh; and a note from Eoin Colfer, himself.
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
Sagas of the Space Wolves: the Omnibus (Warhammer 40,000)
Dembski-Bowden, Aaron; Annandale, David; MacNiven, Robbie; Counter, Ben; Kyme, Nick;
Smillie, Andy; Scott, Cavan; Clapham, Mark; Lightner, Lee; Worley, Alec
Born on the icy world of Fenris, few amongst the brotherhoods of the Adeptus Astartes are as fierce or as noble as the Space Wolves. Long are their tales, told around mead halls or the flickering glow of a hungry fire. Heed them well, for they speak of legends like the Young King Ragnar Blackmane, whose thirst for battle is only matched by his heroism, or the Wolf Lord Logan Grimnar that most venerable and fearsome of warriors, he who leads the Chapter itself. So, listen hard and listen carefully to the skald as he holds forth around the burning fire, because there is darkness in these sagas as well as light. This omnibus edition collects together, for the first time, the novels Ragnar Blackmane, Curse of the Wulfen, Legacy of Russ, and The Hunt for Logan Grimnar; as well as the novellas Blood on the Mountain and Arjac Rockfist, and a host of short stories.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00
The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home (Welcome to Night Vale 03)
Fink, Joseph & Cranor, Jeffrey
In the town of Night Vale, there’s a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone’s home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from… until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of the Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries – to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organisation of smugglers, her plot for revenge and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as the Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history in nineteenth century Europe will come together, in the most unexpected and horrifying way.
Welcome to Night Vale | TP | $32.99
Sons of the Emperor (Horus Heresy: Primarchs) (anthology)
French, John; Kyme, Nick; Goulding, L J; Haley, Guy; McNeill, Graham; Thorpe, Gav;
Abnett, Dan; Dembski-Bowden, Aaron
From their shadowed origins to the desperate battles that ensued when half of them rebelled against their father, the Sons of the Emperor – the vaunted primarchs – were among the greatest of humanity’s champions, warriors without peer and heroes whose deeds became legend. From the Angel Sanguinius, who took the sole brunt of his Legion’s most brutal acts, to Vulkan, whose humanity made him unique amongst his brothers, and from dour Perturabo, architect, inventor and murderous warlord, to Horus, whose shining light was eclipsed only by the darkness that grew within his soul, this anthology covers eight of the primarchs and their greatest – or darkest – deeds.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00
Heralds of the Siege (Horus Heresy 52) (anthology)
French, John; Sanders, Rob; Kyme, Nick; Swallow, James; Thorpe, Gav;
Haley, Guy; Wraight, Chris; Reynolds, Anthony
A galaxy burns and brother turns on brother as the conflict brought about by a beloved son’s betrayal reaches its fateful end. The Warmaster Horus has triumphed. His massive fleet at last nears Terra and the patriarchal Throne of his hated father. Many have fallen to bring this moment about, their tales are the ashes upon which the Heresy was born and prospered. Others have played their own small parts, drops in an ocean of war and blood. None of it matters. Terra looks to the skies as it raises its defences. Armies muster, heroes raise their swords, citizens cower. The war is coming. And nothing can stop it. This anthology includes sixteen stories set during the Horus Heresy, some of which are in print for the first time, or were originally released as audio dramas.
Black Library | PBK | $18.00
Art of Gary Gianni for George R R Martin’s Seven Kingdoms
This book contains all of Gary Gianni’s artwork for George R R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated scenes from the five novels in the series – A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance With Dragons – are featured, alongside passages from the books, themselves. Also included are illustrations from the two prequels of the series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and Fire and Blood. All together, the paintings and hundreds of drawings in pencil, and pen and ink, provide a unique view of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as seen through the eyes of the award-winning illustrator. Describing Gianni’s artwork, George R R Martin says it’s ‘as if I am looking through a window into Westeros, that I am there with Tyrion and Daenerys, with Ned and Arya, with Dunk and Egg’. All of Gary Gianni’s previously-shown pencil sketches and paintings have been tightened up and polished, for this collection, making them appear as new works. In addition, over 35 pencil drawings appear for the first time. The artist draws on his long-time experience in comics and illustration, to offer a unique perspective into Martin’s universe. The book also includes an introduction by Cullen Murphy, who discusses the art of illustration and adds context to the pictures, by providing an overview of Gianni’s career. Notes from the artist reveal insight concerning his methods and the creative process of working with Martin, a relationship that has spanned five years, to date.
Fantasy art | HC | $79.99
Belisarius Cawl: the Great Work (Warhammer 40,000)
Belisarius Cawl, Archmagos Dominus of the Adeptus Mechanicus is the most brilliant mind alive. For 10,000 years he has furthered the cause of mankind, working under the aegis of the Emperor and Lord Commander Roboute Guilliman to prevent the inexorable march of the alien and the traitor. Many call him heretic, but all must recognise the magnitude of his achievements, for who else but he was entrusted to create a new generation of Space Marines? Who else but the great Belisarius Cawl could even accomplish such a task? Now, in the wake of the Great Rift and the Indomitus Crusade, his ambitions bring him to the long-dead world of Sotha, once home to the Scythes of the Emperor, now a barren wasteland devoured by the vile Tyranids. Accompanied by Tetrarch Felix and his elite warriors, it is here that Cawl believes the lynchpin of his mysterious Great Work lies. But uncovering it is a near impossible task, one in which the Archmagos must overcome an ancient evil that threatens to extinguish the last hope of humanity.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
Ghoulslayer (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
In the bleak, haunted underworld of Shyish, a vengeful Slayer seeks the Lord of Undeath. Gotrek Gurnisson returns, his oaths now ashes alongside the World-That-Was, his fury undiminished. Branded with the Master Rune of Grimnir, the God that betrayed him, and joined by Maleneth Witchblade, a former Daughter of Khaine and turned agent of the Order of Azyr, the hunt has taken them far and wide through the Realm of Death. Will Gotrek find a path to the Undying King, or will the underworlds claim him as their own?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
The Last Best Hope (Star Trek: Picard)
‘Fifteen years ago… you led us out of the darkness. You commanded the greatest rescue armada in history. Then… the unimaginable. What did that cost you? Your faith. Your faith in us. Your faith in yourself. Tell us, why did you leave Starfleet, Admiral?’ Every end has a beginning…and this electrifying novel details the events leading into the new Star Trek TV series, introducing you to brand-new characters featured in the life of Jean-Luc Picard – widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognisable characters in all of science fiction.
Star Trek | HC | $39.99
Ataegina was an isolated world of medieval castles, varied cultures, and conquests, vibrant until the demons rose and spread relentless destruction. Swarms of lethal creatures with black husks, murderous claws, barbed tails and dreaded ‘tooth-tongues’ raged through the lowlands, killing ninety percent of the planet’s population. Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain keeps where they eke out a meagre existence. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain – the lair of the mythical Demon Mother.
Aliens | PBK | $19.99
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium (Horus Heresy)
Constantin Valdor. It is a name that brings forth images of heroism, honour, and peerless duty. For it is he, who commands the will of the Legio Custodes that most esteemed and dedicated cadre of elite warriors. He is the Emperor’s sword, His shield, His banner, and he knows no equal. Clad in shining auramite, his fist clenched around the haft of his Guardian Spear, he is the bulwark against all enemies of the throne, within or without. Nearing the end of the wars of Unity, Valdor’s courage and purpose is put to the test as never before. the petty warlords and tyrants of Old Earth have been all but vanquished, and the Emperor’s armies are triumphant. What, now, for the nascent Imperium and what fate its forgotten soldiers, its Thunder Warriors, and armies of Unity? A new force is rising, one which shall eclipse all others and open the way to the stars. But change on Terra is seldom bloodless… and for progress to be ensured, darker deeds are necessary.
Black Library | HC | $27.00