Media-related & Humour Catalogue: August 2018
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in August 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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- 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!
What Would Arnie Do?
Do you revere the legend that is Arnie? Do you agree that the best activities for your health are pumping and humping? Do you trust that if it bleeds, you can kill it? Then this is the book for you. Be inspired by the no-nonsense life philosophy of Arnold Schwarzenegger, through his best and most ridiculous motivational quotes. And, remember: Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
Humour | HC | $14.99
Angel’s Flight (Bosch) (TV tie-in edition)
An activist attorney is killed in a cute little LA trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch’s Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive – and the dead man’s enemies inside the LAPD are so numerous – that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry’s year-old Vegas marriage is unravelling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile LA murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts? The book behind Bosch, season four – coming soon to SBS.
Bosch | PBK | $19.99
Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies
Edwards, Rick & Brooks, Michael
Just like you, Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards have watched movies and been sucked into those fictional worlds. Unlike you, they’ve written an amusing book exploring and unpicking these much-loved stories, revealing the science within. They’ve chatted to some of the most respected names in science to get to the bottom of these alternate realities. And if, at any point, the reader is confused, relax – so, is Rick. And he makes sure Michael explains it clearly. Based on their hit podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to an iconic movie; and seeks to answer the key questions arising from it. From Jurassic Park (Could we ever bring back extinct species?) to The Matrix (Is it possible we’re living in a computer simulation?), this is a wild ride through modern astrophysics, biology, neuroscience, behavioural science, technology, and lots of other-ologies. Illustrated with shots from classic films, and highly designed throughout, this hilarious, informative book is an essential gift for your inner geek (or, at least, one you know).
Science-y stuff | PBK | $19.99
Haunted (Cemetery Girl 03) (graphic novel)
Golden, Christopher & Harris, Charlaine
They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think ‘the Cemetery Girl’ is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her: they’d dumped her body and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out here, afraid to seek out her true identity for fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her… a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past. Calexa has new secrets as well, including the fact that she was murdered: she did die, if only for a moment – but in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now, as her worst fears come true and the killers have found her trail, the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa’s soul will change everything. The Cemetery Girl’s story is about to reach a shocking conclusion!
Graphic novel | PBK | $29.99
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation (Star Wars) (graphic novel)
The Rebellion is here! The Rogue One crew makes the leap from the big screen to the comic-book page in this action-packed adaptation! All looks lost for the galaxy, when the Empire’s new super-weapon is discovered. Any insurgency will quickly be thwarted by the devastating new Death Star! But maybe there’s hope for the Rebel cause when Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor lead a crew of new heroes on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the planet-destroying threat! A crucial tale in the Star Wars saga is told, at last! Plus: In an all-new story, flash back to the ill-tempered first meeting between Cassian and scene-stealing droid K-2SO!
Star Wars | PBK | $49.99
Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series 03)
Maas, Sarah J
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns – as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that, with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.
DC Icons | PBK | $18.99
Spill Zone (Spill Zone 01) (graphic novel)
Westerfeld, Scott & Puvilland, Alex
Three years ago, an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images; but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death – or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits – and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.
Graphic novel | PBK | $22.99
Spill Zone: The Broken Vow (Spill Zone 02) (graphic novel)
Westerfeld, Scott & Puvilland, Alex
Addison got close enough to the Spill Zone to touch it, literally. She survived the encounter… but came back changed. It turns out she’s not alone. North Korea has its own Spill Zone, and a young man named Don Jae is the only one who made it out alive. Alive, but changed. Now, Addison, Don Jae, and, curiously, a rag doll named Vespertine, share an unholy bond and uncanny powers.
Graphic novel | HC | $22.99
Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)
‘I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.’ Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root – its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favour, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs – including the Death Star project – the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects. In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown… and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance – neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store. Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged – by a test of their allegiance to the Empire… and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99