Media-related & Humour Catalogue: February 2020
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in February 2020.
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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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!
Conversation Heart Magnets: From Sweet to Sassy
A fun, magnetic twist on the classic candy heart candies. Kit includes: 20 heart-shaped magnets in assorted colours, featuring fun expressions ranging from the sweet to the sassy; a 16-page full-colour mini book including die-cut, conversation heart stickers.
Valentine’s Day | KIT | $14.99
The Love Fortune Cookie: a Romantic Keepsake
The Love Fortune Cookie is the perfect way to share and display your love on Valentine’s Day, or every day. This kit includes: one-of-a-kind, gold-plated fortune cookie box; an 88-page mini book, including more than 100 love fortunes to tear out and share.
Valentine’s Day | KIT | $14.99
Serenity, Now! Talking Button
We could all use some Serenity, Now! Experience instant gratification with this kit inspired by the immortal phrase from one of the greatest TV comedies of all time, Seinfeld, and featuring the voice of Frank Costanza. Experience instant gratification with this kit: Serenity, Now! button, which plays audio – from Seinfeld – of Jerry Stiller in the role of Frank Costanza; and two magnets.
Seinfeld | KIT | $17.99
Star Trek: Picard Official Collector’s Edition Book (Star Trek: Picard)
A deluxe collector’s edition, from Titan Magazines, offering a behind-the-scenes guide to the brand-new Star Trek TV show, following the adventures of Patrick Stewart’s fan-favourite Star Trek character,
Star Trek | HC | $29.99
Anarch (Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt’s Ghosts)
Men of Tanith… do you want to live forever? On the forge world of Urdesh, the massed forces of the Imperial Crusade engage in a final bloody battle with the Archenemy commander known as the Anarch, and his elite warriors – the barbaric Sons of Sek. A victory for either side will decide more than just the fate of Urdesh… it will determine the outcome of the entire Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt – now serving at the right hand of Warmaster Macaroth – finds himself at the very heart of the struggle. His regiment, the Tanith First ‘Ghosts’, holds the vital key to ultimate success. But as the forces of the Imperium and Chaos square up for the final, large-scale confrontation, Gaunt discovers that the greatest threat of all may come from inside rather than out.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
Lord of the Dark Millennium (Warhammer 40,000) (collection)
From the bloody battlefields of the Sabbat Crusade to the clandestine world of the Inquisition, and the grand stage of the galaxy-defining Horus Heresy, this anthology brings together for the first time all of the Warhammer 40,000 and Horus Heresy short stories by esteemed science fiction and bestselling author Dan Abnett. Featured in these pages are both classic tales such as ‘Thorn Wishes Talon’ and ‘A Ghost Return’ and lesser known gems like ‘Midnight Rotation’ and ‘Eternal’ that add depth and nuance to some of the author’s most celebrated characters including Gaunt’s Ghosts, Gregor Eisenhorn, Horus Aximand, Shadrak Meduson, and many more. Containing well over thirty stories and charting a legacy over twenty years in the making, Lord of the Dark Millennium is the definitive Black Library short fiction collection of Dan Abnett.
Black Library | HC | $40.00
The Warmaster (Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt’s Ghosts)
After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation’s Reach, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose – to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow. Has the Warmaster allowed himself to become an unwitting target? And can Gaunt’s Ghosts possibly defend him against the assembled killers and war machines of Chaos?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
The Science of James Bond: the Super-Villains, Tech, and Spy-Craft Behind the Film and Fiction
From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, James Bond is the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time. Out-grossing Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the world’s most iconic and international secret agent has a shelf life of almost six decades, from Dr No to Spectre. As nuclear missile threats are replaced by a series of subtler threats in a globalised and digital world, Bond is with us, still. In The Science of James Bond, we recognise the Bond franchise as a unique genre: spy-fi. A genre of film and fiction that fuses spy fiction with science fiction. We look at Bond’s obsessions with super-villains, the future, and world domination or destruction. And we take a peek under the hood of trends in science and tech, often in the form of gadgets and spy devices in chapters such as: Goldfinger: man has achieved miracles in all fields but crime!; You Only Live Twice: the race to conquer space; Live and Let Die: full throttle: Bond and the car; Skyfall: the science of cyberterrorism; and more! This is the only James Bond companion that looks at the film and fiction in such a spy-fi way, taking in weapon wizards, the chemistry of death, threads of nuclear paranoia, and Bond baddies’ obsession with the master race!
Film history/Science | TP | $24.99
Gloomspite (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
In the dark corners of the Mortal Realms, the mysterious Gloomspite Gitz go to war, following the trail of their abominable deity. Nowhere is beyond the sight of the Bad Moon, not even those places under Sigmar’s protection, like the city of Draconium, sweltering beneath the scalding rain of Aqshy. In this boiling pot of tension, the regent prays to Sigmar for guidance while Captain Helena Morthan puts out fires: blades drawn in the streets, heretical doomsayers preaching the end of days, and insects eating watchmen alive. When the grieving warrior Hendrick and his warband arrive at the gates with a prophetic warning, Captain Morthan sees a way to save her people. But with Skragrott the Loonking plotting underneath Draconium, and the Bad Moon looming in the sky above, will there be a city left to save?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
The X-Men and the Avengers: the Gamma Quest Omnibus (Marvel Classics)
The X-Men – mutant protectors of a world that fears and hates them. The Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The greatest super-team ever assembled. When the Scarlet Witch of the Avengers and Rogue of the X-Men both disappear, under mysterious circumstances, each team’s search leads them to more questions than answers. Desperate to recover their missing teammates, they must join forces to uncover the truth. But their efforts will bring them up against a foe with the deadliest power of all: to make them turn on each other! An omnibus edition, collecting all three original novels.
Marvel | PBK | $19.99
Be My Lobster and never let me go
Ford, Sarah & Mangan, Anita (illustrator)
A funny, romantic gift book to buy for the one you love. When it comes to finding perfect love, lobsters are the best. They don’t care about gifts, unless they’re homemade, or about grand gestures… lovely little ones will do! With your lobster, it’s about the real stuff… lying on your back to watch clouds, tickling each other until you need to pee, or devouring a box set all in one go. You will know when you find your lobster: they will chuckle at the same jokes, let you share their fries and will buckle up to accompany you on this crazy ride called life. Ways you will know you have found your lobster and not just fished out another crab: you looked in all the right places and there was your lobster, just getting on with life in the deep blue… one touch of a claw and you were smitten; you find yourself looking up at clouds and seagulls rather than under rocks or in the muddy depths – the world feels much bigger and full of hope when your lobster is around; you feel literally unstoppable: Team Lobster against the world!; any bad habits your lobster may have – blowing their nose loudly, or constantly running late – are overlooked as just one of the many facets of their utterly adorable personality.
Valentine’s Day | PBK | $9.99
Dead Endless (Star Trek: Discovery)
The USS Discovery’s specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly human man found alone and alive inside the network the Starfleet officer he claims to be, or an impostor created by alien intruders who hope to extract themselves from the mycelial plane, at the expense of all lives aboard Discovery?
Star Trek | TP | $26.99
New Beginnings (The Orville Season 1.5) (graphic novel)
Goodman, David A
Picking up where season one of Seth MacFarlane’s space adventure TV series leaves off, this volume contains four episodic chapters: In part 1 of ‘New Beginnings’: Ed and Gordon follow a faint distress signal belonging to a long-lost Union vessel only to end up shot down on an irradiated, war-torn desert planet in the hands of an unknown species. In part 2 of ‘New Beginnings’: As Ed and Gordon uncover the truth of a century-old war, they fear that their eventual rescue may endanger the rest of the Orville crew. Not only does the crew’s lives hang in the balance but all life on the entire planet. In part 1 of ‘The Word of Avis’: The Orville intercepts a small Union ship, en route to the interstellar territory of the easily aggravated Krill. They thought the passengers were just a simple group of xenoanthropologists, but they turn out to be something much more interesting. In part 2 of ‘The Word of Avis’: Dragged off course and into Krill territory, the Orville crew find themselves in a battle for their lives, with threats from both outside and within. Collects The Orville #1–4.
The Orville | PBK | $29.99
Harry Potter Knitting Magic: the Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book
Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book – a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits, based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits, the book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies – and even includes a few iconic costume pieces, as seen on screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colours used in the films, projects ranging from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs Weasley’s Christmas sweater, knit your own wizarding world. Projects: Crafty Creatures: patterns for Hedwig; Cornish Pixies; Fluffy the Three-Headed Dog; Wizarding Wardrobe: patterns for Mrs Weasley’s Home-Knit Christmas jumpers; Hogwarts House Scarves; and Hogwarts’ house scarves; Inspired Apparel: clothes and accessories inspired by characters, artefacts and themes from the films, such as Expecto Patronum! mittens and Quidditch socks; and, Delightful Decor: Dress your home with Harry Potter decorative accessories, such as Hogwarts’ House mug cosies and Seven Horcruxes tea towels. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter Knitting Magic is sure to have fans, everywhere, summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practising their best knitting wizardry.
Harry Potter | HC | $35.00
Nobody Does it Better:
the Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorised Oral History of James Bond
Gross, Edward & Altman, Mark A
For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, Mark A Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics, and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favourite (and least) 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films.
Film history | HC | $44.99
The Science of Women in Horror:
the Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favourite Fright Films
Hafdahl, Meg & Florence, Kelly
Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called ‘the best horror film podcast out there’ by Film Daddy, present a guide to the feminist horror movies, TV shows, and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Women in Horror uncovers the theories behind women’s most iconic roles of the genre. Explore age-old tropes, such as ‘The Innocent’ like Lydia in Beetlejuice; ‘The Gorgon’ like Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th; and ‘The Mother’ like Norma Bates in Psycho and Bates Motel; and delve deeper into female-forward film and TV, including: The Haunting of Hill House; Teeth; Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and, so much more! Join Kelly and Meg in The Science of Women in Horror, as they flip the script and prove that every girl is a ‘final girl’.
Film-related/Science | TP | $24.99
Doctor Who: Time Out of Mind (Holiday Special)
Houser, Jody; Ingranata, Roberta; Angiolini, Enrica
The Thirteenth Doctor and company visit an intergalactic fair for some down time, only to realise things aren’t all as they seem. Both their minds and the TARDIS’ logs have been tampered with; and in a bid to discover just what, in Gallifrey’s name, is going on, they head to a distant planet – where they encounter a mysterious festive figure involved in an audacious plot… Bursting straight out of the long-running hit television series, this Doctor Who collection continues the time-travelling tales of the Doctor and friends. Collects Doctor Who FCBD 2019, Holiday Special #1 and #2. Buy it, read it, then travel back in time – to read it for the first time, all over again…!
Doctor Who | PBK | $27.99
Hammer of the Emperor (Warhammer 40,000 anthology)
Lyons, Steve; Parker, Steve; Soulban, Lucien
A fantastic collection of stories, centred on the forces of the Astra Militarium. Across the war-torn galaxy, the Imperial Guard are a bastion against the enemies of mankind. From the punishing heat of Tallarn’s deserts to the bone-chilling tundras of Valhalla, these are the soldiers who give their lives in the Emperor’s name. Whether shoulder to shoulder or crushing their enemies in vast machines of war, they are unwavering in their devotion to duty. On a thousand stars, they repel the forces of Chaos and the foul xenos in an eternal conflict. This omnibus collects three novels and three short stories telling tales of savage warfare and heroism on the frontline.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00
League of Legends: Realms of Runeterra (official companion)
Unlock the mysteries and magic within League of Legends – one of the world’s most popular video games, in this encyclopaedic and collectable companion book that explores the game’s epic lore. Embark on a journey through the realms of Runeterra in this first-ever collectable companion book, published to celebrate the game’s tenth anniversary. Spanning the farthest reaches of this universe and venturing into uncharted territory, this encyclopaedic compendium connects players to the rich storytelling that inspires all the action. Inside, you’ll find: an expedition through eleven regions, chronicling conflicts, entrenched rivalries, and covert alliances; hundreds of illustrations, including never-before-seen maps and artwork; insights into the heroes, flora, fauna, architecture, politics and technologies from all corners of this world; original narratives that bring the cultures of Runeterra to life. League of Legends is an online game played by millions of people around the world, offering endless engagement with an expanding roster of champions, frequent updates, and a thriving e-sports scene. This volume is an essential reference for fans, everywhere.
Gaming | HC | $45.00
Bloodshot (official movie novelisation)
Smith, Gavin G
Being a hero is in his blood. After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech, killing machine – ‘Bloodshot’ – without any memory of his previous life. But some things can’t stay buried, and Ray refuses to back down, when his memories begin to surface. Haunted by the face of his family’s killer, he will stop at nothing to take his revenge. And discovers a conspiracy going deeper than he could have possibly imagined… The official novelisation to the hotly-anticipated movie, Bloodshot, based on the bestselling Valiant comic series and starring Vin Diesel, Guy Pearce, Sam Heughan, and Eliza Gonzalez; directed by Dave Wilson. This volume also contains the exclusive short story ‘Into the Fire’.
Valiant Comics | PBK | $19.99
Chosen (Slayer 02)
Now that Nina has turned the Watcher’s Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she’s still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle – including her still-distant mother – Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they’re not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, aka fake Watcher’s Council member and Leo’s mother. And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there’s also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean’s demon drug ring. Because one near-apocalypse just isn’t enough, right? The darkness always finds you. And, once again, it’s coming for the Slayer.
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer | PBK | $17.99
The Carrion Throne (Warhammer 40,000: Vaults of Terra)
In the hellish sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves as a stalwart and vigilant protector, for even the Throneworld is not immune to the predations of its enemies. In the course of his Emperor-sworn duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts, his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted – by heretics, xenos, servants of the Dark Powers, or perhaps even rival elements of the Inquisition itself. Soon they discover a terrible truth, one that if allowed to get out could undermine the very fabric of the Imperium itself.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00
The Hollow Mountain (Warhammer 40,000: Vaults of Terra)
Book two in the Vaults of Terra miniseries. Discover what happens when Chaos comes to the Throneworld, itself, for the first time in ten millennia… Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl has discovered a terrible plot, its roots firmly planted in the very highest levels of Terra. Pursuing it is fraught with risk, but Crowl’s sense of duty compels him to persevere. He and his acolyte Spinoza run down their leads in secret, knowing that their every move invites danger, but even as they begin to reveal the truth, a greater peril is unfolding in the skies – the Great Rift is becoming manifest. During the madness that threatens to tear Terra asunder, Crowl’s Inquisitorial base of operations comes under attack and is badly ravaged. As his world begins to unravel and a new, bloody age dawns, can Crowl stay true to his course and expose the horror that lies at the heart of the Hollow Mountain?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00