Media-related & Humour Catalogue: January 2019

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in February 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!

How to Survive in a Stranger Things World

Does life seem strange? Is the world feeling upside down? Filled with photographs and simple truths from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, this guide will help you navigate school, relationships, and the occasional, parallel dimension.
Stranger Things | HC | $19.99

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (Doctor Who)
Adams, Douglas & Goss, James
Intergalactic war? That’s just not cricket… or is it? The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back. Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, a device that resembles – to human eyes, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps… From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate; as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes… A lost Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams, based on recently-discovered material in the Adams’ archive.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

The Art and Making of Aquaman
Avila, Mike
Details the epic journey of Aquaman, the popular DC character, a superhero who struggles to accept his heritage as undersea royalty, in his first solo film. Follow along with the production team as these skilled artists create a unique undersea world for the big screen. Exclusive interviews highlight a comprehensive narrative that flows through this stunning collection of concept sketches, storyboards, set and costume photography, and effects imagery, giving readers an unparalleled look at the making of the film.
DC Comics | HC | $69.99

Scratchman (Doctor Who)
Baker, Tom & Goss, James
What are you afraid of? The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures – hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn’t go to plan – the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor’s worst nightmares are coming out to play… In his first-ever Doctor Who novel, Tom Baker’s incredible imagination is given free rein. A story so epic it was originally intended for the big screen, Scratchman is a gripping, white-knuckle thriller almost forty years in the making.
Doctor Who | HC | $35.00

Torso (graphic novel)
Bendis, Brian Michael & Andreyko, Marc
Cleveland. 1935. Eliot Ness, fresh from his legendary Chicago triumph over Al Capone and associates, set his sights on Cleveland. He went on a crusade that matched, and sometimes even surpassed, his past accomplishments. But dismembered body parts started washing up in a concentrated area of Lake Erie Sound. Headless torsos that left no clues to their identity or reason for death. Elliot Ness and his colourful gang of The Unknowns chased this killer through the underbelly of Cleveland for years. As far as the public was concerned, he was never captured. But what really happened is even more shocking. A new edition of the 1999 Eisner Award-winner for Comic Book Excellence.
Eliot Ness | PBK | $39.99

Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things 01)
Bond, Gwenda
A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things. It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA. Unmarked vans, a remote lab deep in the woods, mind-altering substances administered by tight-lipped researchers… and a mystery the young and restless Terry is determined to uncover. But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory – and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr Martin Brenner – lurks a conspiracy greater than Terry could have ever imagined. To face it, she’ll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including one so mysterious the world doesn’t know she exists – a young girl with unexplainable superhuman powers and a number instead of a name: 008. Amid the rising tensions of the new decade, Terry Ives and Martin Brenner have begun a different kind of war – one where the human mind is the battlefield.
Stranger Things | TP | $32.99

Stardust (graphic novel) (new edition)
Gaiman, Neil & Vess, Charles
It is here in Wall that young Tristan Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty – a woman who is as cold and distant as the star, she and Tristan see fall from the sky on a crisp October evening. To gain the hand of his beloved, Tristan rashly vows to fetch the fallen star and embarks upon a lover’s quest that will carry him over the ancient wall and into a world beyond his wildest imaginings… Stardust features the author and one of the industry’s best illustrators at the height of their creative powers. Half a crusading epic, half based in Tolkien-esque mythology, Neil Gaiman’s award-winning graphic novel fantasy is now back, in a brand-new edition!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $32.99

The Problem of Susan and Other Stories (graphic novel)
Gaiman, Neil; Hampton, Scott; Chadwick, Paul; Russell, P Craig; Kindzierski, Lovern
Two stories and two poems. All wondrous and imaginative about the tales we tell and experience. Where the incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories, where an older college professor recounts a Narnian childhood, where the apocalypse unfolds, and where the importance of generational storytelling is seen through the Goldilocks fairy-tale. These four comics’ adaptations have something for everyone, and are a must for Gaiman fans!
Fantasy | HC | $29.99

The Book of Extraordinary Deaths
Ruiz, Cecilia
A welcome dose of dark humour for these dark times, The Book of Extraordinary Deaths introduces readers to the bizarre demises of thinkers, writers, monarchs, artists, and notable nobodies throughout history. Beginning in the fifth century BC with the morbidly unusual death of Aeschylus and journeying chronologically to identical twins-who died on the same day-in the present day, readers will learn of people they may or may not have ever heard of, but will forever remember for their memorable final moments. With Ruiz’s sharply witty descriptions and compellingly beautiful illustrations, her characters come to life on the page, even as they reach their demises. If you are unfamiliar with the Dancing Plague of Strasbourg, the strange duel that claimed balloonist Monsieur de Pique’s life, or the fatal wardrobe malfunction of famed dancer Isadora Duncan, then you are in for a treat. Some extraordinary deaths include: Milo of Croton (458 BC), a Greek wrestler whose last fight was against nature; Sir Arthur Aston (1649), a royalist commander who, during the Siege of Drogheda, was beaten to death with his own wooden leg; Jean-Baptiste Lully (1687), a music composer who died of a gangrenous abscess, after piercing his foot with a staff while vigorously conducting; and Alan Stacey (1960), a Formula One driver, who died in a car crash during the Belgian Grand Prix when a bird flew into his face.
Humour | HC | $27.99

The War of the Worlds (TV tie-in edition)
Wells, H G
‘For a time, I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.’ When an alien capsule lands on Horsell Common, Woking, crowds of astonished onlookers gather. But wonder soon turns to terror when the Martians emerge. Armed with deadly heat rays, the aliens begin their conquest of earth. Faced with powers beyond our control, a technology far in advance of our own, and a race of alien invaders which regard us as no more than ants, humankind is challenged as never before. One man sets out alone to save his family. But with no one to save him, our unnamed hero must also face the struggle for survival across the desolate wasteland that was once his home, while the world trembles under the shadow of the Martian menace.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Art of Magic: the Gathering® – Ravnica
Wyatt, James
An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. In this sprawling city, ten guilds are locked in a perpetual struggle for influence and dominance, each one seeking to advance its own agenda and philosophy – and now it’s time to choose your place in this conflict. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you’ll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks. Choose your guild and take your place in Ravnica, the greatest city in the Multiverse!
Magic: The Gathering | HC | $57.99