Media-related & Humour Catalogue: August 2019

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in August 2019.

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.

Please reserve copies of anything you want, so you don’t miss out – ASAP! If a book has sold out by the time we receive your order, we will back-order and supply, when available. Pulp Fiction has access to thousands of books not shown in our monthly catalogues. We are only too happy to order anything, if we don’t have it on the shelves.

If you can’t make it into the shop, you can post, phone, or e-mail your order. We accept Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, cheques, and Australia Post Money Orders. Approximate current postage (base rate), within Australia, is:

  • 1–2 paperbacks (up to 500g), $8.30
  • 2–10 paperbacks or any trade paperbacks or hardcovers, within Brisbane, is $10.85
  • 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!

Doctor Who: Official Annual 2020

The perfect gift for Doctor Who fans of all ages. Join the Doctor for another adventure in the TARDIS alongside her friends Yasmin, Ryan and Graham! This amazing annual is packed with stories, puzzles, games, and amazing facts about the Doctor’s travels, triumphs, and enemies.
Doctor Who | HC | $16.99

Ghostbusters: PKE Meter

Tying into the 35th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters, this new collectible kit is a must have for fans of the classic film. This deluxe kit includes a mini replica of the Psychokinetic Energy (PKE) Meter from the 1984 classic film, Ghostbusters. Complete with light and sound features, this cool gadget will help aspiring Ghostbusters to locate and track anything strange in their neighbourhood… be it a ghost, paranormal substances, or a cursed artefact! Kit also includes a 16-page mini book of full-colour stickers.
Ghostbusters | Toy | $17.99

Itty-Bitty Marquee

Light up your life and your thoughts with the Itty-Bitty Marquee! Inspired by classic cinema and theatre marquees, this customisable kit includes letters, symbols, and numbers that you can slide into place onto a mini marquee sign – the itty-bitty marquee is also lined with tiny lights that twinkle and shine! It’s the perfect way for displaying – and drawing attention to – any personalised message in your home or office. This kit includes: mini marquee sign with unique light feature, including four changeable modes: Steady, Twinkle, Slow Fade, and Chasing; and 100 black PVC tiles featuring an assortment of letters, numbers, characters, symbols, and blank tiles.
Media-related | Toy | $17.99

Ravenor: the Omnibus (Warhammer 40,000) (omnibus)
Abnett, Dan
Inquisitor Ravenor and his followers investigate a daemonic conspiracy that stretches across space and time, in three classic novels by Dan Abnett. In the war-torn future of the 41st millennium, the Inquisition fights a secret war against the darkest enemies of mankind – the alien, the heretic and the daemon. The three stories in this omnibus tell the tale of Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor and his lethal band of operatives, whose investigations take them from the heart of the Scarus Sector to the wildest regions of space beyond, and even through time itself. Wherever they go, and whatever dangers they face, they will never give up until their mission succeeds. Contains the novels Ravenor, Ravenor Returned, and Ravenor Regue; plus three short stories.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00

Underhive (Necromunda) (anthology)
Brooks, Mike; Harrison, Rachel; Hinks, Darius; Reynolds, Josh; Haley, Guy; MacNiven, Robbie; Kyme, Nick
In the sprawling, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, life is a constant fight for scraps. From the highest peaks to the lowest depths, rival gangs war and spill blood in a desperate battle to increase their standing with the decadent Great Houses. Life is short and brutal, especially for those on the climb. Underhive rogue Kora Zekk makes a delivery of weapons to House Orlock, expecting betrayal. A sinner tries to win his life with a story of star-crossed lovers. Goliath ganger Topek Greel seeks out an underhive legend, a killer with a terrifying record. And when a House Escher ambush goes wrong, Jarene of the Wild Cats finds herself outlawed. She has to take control and save her sisters in arms from enforcers, bounty hunters, even other gangs. Can she restore her honour, and bring the true culprits to justice? This anthology contains a novella – Wanted: Dead by Mike Brooks – and nine short stories by some of the Black Library’s finest authors.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Odyssey (Assassin’s Creed)
Doherty, Gordon
The official novel of the highly-anticipated game. Get ready for Odyssey: journey deeper in the world of Assassin’s Creed. Greece, 5th century BCE. Kassandra is a mercenary of Spartan blood, sentenced to death by her family, cast out into exile. Now, she will embark on an epic journey to become a legendary hero – and uncover the truth about her mysterious lineage.
Assassin’s Creed | PBK | $19.99

Incarnation (Warhammer 40,000: the Horusian Wars)
French, John
Darkness approaches Dominicus Prime, a literal Season of Night… that brings with it portents, madness, and strange happenings. Standing alone as a beacon against the darkness is the Monastery of the Last Candle, a temple to the holy light of the Emperor. As the bishops and the cardinals vie for power and influence, a crisis looms among the pilgrim drift who are starving in their droves. Discord is rife and there are whispers of a rising cult, one committed to blood and horror. Into this political powder keg comes Inquisitor Covenant and his followers. Drawn to the shrineworld by the prescience of the Emperor’s Tarot, they come seeking the agents of the Triumvirate, a sect of Horusians bent on power themselves. It is the belief of Covenant that these radicals seek an incarnation, nothing less than a divine vessel, a living saint. To what end, he can only surmise, but Covenant knows it cannot bode well. He must deny the Horusians at any cost. The fate of the very sector may be determined by it.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Resurrection (Warhammer 40,000: the Horusian Wars)
French, John
War rages in the Caradryad Sector. Worlds are falling to madness and rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat. Amongst its agents is Inquisitor Covenant. Puritan, psyker, expert swordsman, he reserves an especial hatred for those of his order who would seek to harness the power of Ruin as a weapon. Summoned to an inquisitorial conclave, Covenant believes he has uncovered such a misguided agent and prepares to denounce the heretic Talicto before his fellows. But when the gathering is attacked and many left dead in its wake, Covenant vows to hunt down Talicto and discover the truth behind the mysterious cult, apparently at the heart of the massacre: the Unseen. In the murky plot into which he is drawn, Covenant knows only one thing for certain: trust no one.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

William Gibson’s Alien 3: the Unproduced Screenplay (graphic novel)
Gibson, William; Christmas, Johnny; Bonvillain, Tamra
This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You’ll see familiar characters and places – but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller! After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop are intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the UPP forces don’t expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans, intent on developing the ultimate cold war weapon of mass destruction. Collects William Gibson’s Alien 3 #1–5.
Alien | HC | $32.99

Gods and Mortals (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar) (anthology)
Haley, Guy; Clark, Andy; Annandale, David; Dicken, Evan; Guymer, David; Horth, Nick; MacNiven, Robbie; Reynolds, Josh; Werner, C L
The storm has broken. Sigmar has returned to the Mortal Realms, and his eternal armies march across the lands, smiting the unworthy. This collection of short stories tells tales from the greatest battles of the realms. For too long, the Mortal Realms have suffered under Chaos’ twisted crusade. Tainted lands writhe in agony and once great cities lie in ruins, the hopes of their people extinguished. But the storm winds rise. Sigmar’s greatest creation, the Stormcast Eternals, strike with his vengeance. Their lightning drives the darkness away and their thunder drowns out the screams of the Foul Gods’ acolytes as they fall to sword and halberd. The sons and daughters of the storm know they cannot fail. For now is the time, where the fate of a world will be decided. Where Gods and mortals must rise and fight, or face their final damnation.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00

Game of Thrones: the Storyboards
Kogge, Michael & Simpson, William (illustrator)
Go behind the scenes of HBO’s global television phenomenon with Game of Thrones: The Storyboards – an official collection featuring striking storyboard art. In this exceptional art collection, Game of Thrones’ storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series. This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art from Game of Thrones. Curated from Simpson’s extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television. Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is housed in a finely crafted, deluxe slipcase and is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.
Fantasy reference | HC | $59.99

The Wandering Earth (collection) (film tie-in edition)
Liu, Cixin
The Sun is dying. Earth will perish too, consumed by the star in its final death throes. But rather than abandon their planet, humanity builds 12,000 mountainous fusion engines to propel the Earth out of orbit… and onto a centuries-long voyage to Proxima Centauri… Cixin Liu is one of the most important voices in world science fiction. A bestseller in China, his novel, The Three-Body Problem, was the first translated work of SF ever to win the Hugo Award. Here is the first collection of his short fiction: ten stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award winners. This collection’s title story, ‘The Wandering Earth’, is the biggest SF movie ever to come out of China – taking the world’s number one box office ranking, in February 2019. Liu’s writing takes the reader to the edge of the universe and the end of time, to meet stranger fates than we could have ever imagined. With a melancholic and keen understanding of human nature, Liu’s stories show humanity’s attempts to reason, navigate and, above all, survive – in a desolate cosmos.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Apocalypse (Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Conquest series)
Reynolds, Josh
Following the cataclysmic Great Rift, forces from the Imperial Fists, White Scars and Raven Guard mobilise to defend the cardinal world of Almace from an invasion by the twisted traitors of the Word Bearers… Lieutenant Heyd Calder is a Primaris Marine whose mastery of warfare is matched only by his diplomatic prowess. Under the orders of Roboute Guilliman, he is deployed to Almace, a minor seat of the Ecclesiarchy, to protect the world at whatever cost. Yet even as diabolical forces leer from the system’s edge, Calder discovers that the capital’s Cardinal-Governor, a sharp, inscrutable figure of spiritual and material authority, is hiding something. When it becomes clear that conquest is not the enemy’s sole aim, Calder resolves to uncover the secret of Almace. As the system is set ablaze, clashes of faith, strategy and politics ensue in the capital, and it becomes clear that the forces of the Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Astartes must fight together, if they are to have any hope of victory.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Hogwarts Coaster Book (Harry Potter)
Selber, Danielle
Whether Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin, show your House Pride with this unique coaster book celebrating the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This one-of-a-kind gift book features profiles of each of the Houses of Hogwarts, plus a set of five wooden coasters. Each beautifully designed, full-colour spread is devoted to one of the Houses, with a fifth on Hogwarts itself, and each contains a removable House Pride coaster. The embedded coasters in this set are magnetic, giving them dual purpose for both functionality and decor, and make a perfect gift for Harry Potter fans and collectors.
Harry Potter | HC | $35.00

Of Honour and Iron (Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Conquest series)
St Martin, Ian
The age of the Dark Imperium has begun, and the human race is poised on the brink of ruin. In their darkest hour, the Emperor’s servants have achieved the impossible: the resurrection of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Now, Lord Commander of the Imperium of Man, Guilliman marshals his forces in a desperate effort to drive back the predations of Chaos: the Indomitus Crusade. Dispatched ahead of the bulk of Guilliman’s war fleets, Chaplain Helios of the Ultramarines is entrusted by the risen primarch with a mission of vital importance. Will he achieve a crucial victory for Guilliman in time, or will a millennia-old obsession spell his doom? And just what manner of weapons will be needed to wage the war to save mankind?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

A Brief History of Video Games: from Atari to Virtual Reality
Stanton, Rich
From the first wood-panelled Pong machines in California to the masterpieces of engineering that now sit in countless homes all over the world, A Brief History of Video Games reveals the vibrant history and culture of interactive entertainment. Above all, this is a book about the games – how the experience of playing has developed from simple, repetitive beginnings into a cornucopia of genres and styles, at once utterly immersive and socially engaging. With full-colour illustrations throughout, it shows how technological advances have transformed the first dots and dashes of bored engineers into sophisticated, responsive worlds that are endlessly captivating. As thrilling and surprising as the games it describes, this is an indispensable read for anyone serious about the business of having fun.
History | TP | $32.99

Upheaval (Legend of the Galactic Heroes 09)
Tanaka, Yoshiki
The irregulars of the Iserlohn Republic, still loyal to the ideals of their former leader Yang Wen-li, rally around Yang’s successor Julian as he strives to live up to his inherited responsibilities. Meanwhile, in the empire, Kaiser Reinhard survives an attempt on his life only to be confronted with the devastating sins of his past when he learns the true identity of his would-be assassin. Despite rumours of treason on the part of Neue Land governor-general Oskar von Reuentahl, the Kaiser pays a personal visit to that territory, where an even greater shock lies in store.
Science fiction | PBK | $23.99

Beasts in Velvet (Genevieve series) (Warhammer Horror)
Yeovil, Jack (writing as: Newman, Kim)
The dark, crowded streets of Altdorf, greatest city of the Old World, have always teemed with rogues and cutthroats. But, now, the City Watch is faced with its greatest challenge, a murderer so savage that he is known only as the Beast. Against a background of mounting fear and hysteria, three unlikely allies must work together to track down the killer. A trail of bloody clues leads to the Imperial court – can the Beast be apprehended before the Empire is overwhelmed by the flames of revolution? The books were first published by Games Workshop in the late 1980s and quickly gained a cult reputation amongst horror fans. Includes a brand-new introduction by the author.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Silver Nails (Genevieve series anthology) (Warhammer Horror)
Yeovil, Jack (writing as: Newman, Kim)
Readers are taken through a journey in the fantasy land of Warhammer through five interwoven novellas featuring Genevieve the vampire. From the bandit-infested Grey Mountains to the Chaos Wastes, these stories show that nowhere, not even the sanctity of the capital city of the empire, is safe. In the dark and dangerous Warhammer world, the desperate and the depraved live hand in glove. In this anthology of stories, reacquaint yourself with some of its more morally-ambiguous denizens, including ‘Filthy’ Harald Kleindeinst and the scryer Rosanna Ophuls, Baron Johann von Mecklenberg, playwright and self-confessed genius Detlef Sierck and, of course, the vampire Genevieve.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Thrawn: Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn 03)
Zahn, Timothy
‘If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.’ Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive. Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted, in favour of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realises that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99