Media-related & Humour Catalogue: January 2018

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

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, within Australia, is:

  • 1–2 paperbacks (up to 500g), $7.95
  • 2–10 paperbacks or any trade paperbacks or hardcovers, within Brisbane, is $10.70
  • 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!

Ghostbusters Owners’ Workshop Manual: Ectomobile Es Mk I ‘Ecto-1’, Es Mk II ‘Ecto-1a’, and Jh Mk I ‘Ecto-1’
Benjamin, Troy
Officially licensed from Columbia Pictures, this Haynes Manual – based on the classic Ghostbusters movie franchise – focuses on Ecto-1, the team’s trusty spectre-smashing vehicle, plus the equipment that Ecto-1 carries. Along with a detailed breakdown of Ecto-1’s capabilities and detailed cutaway images that show the cars souped-up engine and in-built ghost-trapping equipment, the book also focuses on the Ghostbusters portable tools of the trade, including proton packs, ghost traps and PKE meters. Featuring commentary from the films ghostbusting team – Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddmore – the Ghostbusters Manual is the ultimate guide to the Ghostbusters’ iconic car and ghost-trapping equipment.
Ghostbuster | HC | $45.00

Architects of Infinity (Star Trek: Voyager)
Beyer, Kirsten
As the Federation Starship Voyager continues to lead the Full Circle Fleet in its exploration of the Delta Quadrant, Admiral Kathryn Janeway remains concerned about the Krenim Imperium and its ability to rewrite time to suit its whims. At Captain Chakotay’s suggestion, however, she orders the fleet to focus its attention on a unique planet in a binary system, where a new element has been discovered. Several biospheres exist on this otherwise uninhabitable world, each containing different atmospheres and features that argue other sentient beings once resided on the surface. Janeway hopes that digging into an old-fashioned scientific mystery will lift the crews’ morale, but she soon realises that the secrets buried on this world may be part of a much larger puzzle–one that points to the existence of a species whose power to reshape the galaxy might dwarf that of the Krenim…
Star Trek: Voyager | PBK | $14.99

Sherlock: The Puzzle Book
Maslanka, Christopher & Tribe, Steve
Can you pit your wits against the best and the wisest? Through these 200 puzzles and challenges, you’ll be able to elevate your powers of deduction, detection and general brilliance. From codes and sequences to perceptual and logic problems, there are puzzles for all levels, from beginner to expert. With explanations of how Sherlock (and, hopefully, you) arrived at the solutions, this official puzzle book is your chance to learn how to think like Sherlock. Step inside his mind palace, decipher Moriarty’s taunting clues and find out if you’re a match for the brains of 221b Baker Street.
Sherlock | TP | $29.99

Bond vs Bond: The Girls, the Guns, the Gadgets, and the Guys in Bond History
Simpson, Paul
Who is your favourite Bond? Whether you love Sean Connery, Roger Moore, or even Timothy Dalton, you are going to love this. A fully comprehensive guide, Bond vs Bond compares and contrasts all of the various ways Ian Fleming’s iconic British Secret Service agent, code name 007, has been interpreted through the years, from the books and movies to the guns and gadgets. From Fleming’s 1953 book Casino Royale to Sam Mendes’ 2012 film Skyfall, this guide features every incarnation of 007.
James Bond | HC | $35.00

Star Wars: Thrawn
Zahn, Timothy
After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant, Anakin Skywalker; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates, he triumphs time and again–even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration from the Empire. As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, he schools his trusted aide, ensign Eli Vanto, in the arts of combat, leadership, and the secrets of claiming victory. But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield, he has much to learn in the arena of politics where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemy. All these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral–and must pit all the knowledge, instincts, and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy–and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendency.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99