Media-related & Humour Catalogue: January 2019

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

Watership Down (TV tie-in edition)
Adams, Richard & Parkins, David (illustrator)
Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible is about to happen to the warren – he feels sure of it. And Fiver’s sixth sense is never wrong, according to his brother Hazel. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey, of a small band of rabbits, in search of a safe home. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down; but, here, they face their most difficult challenge of all… Reissued to tie in with the new 4-part BBC/Netflix animation, in December 2018.
Children’s fantasy | PBK | $14.99

The ABC Murders (Poirot) (TV tie-in edition)
Christie, Agatha
‘Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be.’ Murder is a very simple crime. But at the hands of a maniac, a serial killer, it becomes a very complicated business. The 1930s is a time when the nation is dangerously divided; and suspicion and hatred are on the rise. In the midst of this, Poirot faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. First, the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn, by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity. This new tie-in edition coincides with the new BBC production adapted for television by Sarah Phelps, with an all-star cast including John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew Buchan, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher, and Jack Farthing.
Christie | PBK | $19.99

Dr Thirteenth (Doctor Who/Mr Men mashups)
Hargreaves, Roger & Adam
The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz, on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is… An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth – and first female! – Doctor, reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves.
Doctor Who | PBK | $9.99

The Good Spell Book: Love Charms, Magical Cures and Other Practices
Kemp, Gillian
Every witch needs a book of spells. Bring the power of magic into your everyday with these fun and easy-to-use spells, charms, potions and more. Using common household ingredients, The Good Spell Book provides answers to the problems we all face in our day-to-day lives; from winning a job to attracting the one you love – it will give you all the guidance you need. Whether you’re a complete beginner, advanced spell caster, or simply curious, these are the spells that will increase your self-worth, and empower you to lead a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life. The essential handbook of everyday spells for the modern witch.
Grimoire | PBK | $19.99

Caesar’s Story (Planet of the Apes)
Maurice & Keyes, Greg
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise: an illustrated life story of Caesar, the brave and extraordinary leader of the apes, as told by Maurice, Caesar’s best friend. After the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar’s tribe has finally found a safe refuge from the last remnants of the humans who wish to see them wiped out. It comes at a cost, however, as Caesar dies before he can see the apes thrive and prosper in their new home. Maurice, as a gift to Caesar’s son Cornelius for when he grows older, decides to recount and chronicle Caesar’s story; so, that his son can truly know what a unique and brave ape his father was, and inspire Cornelius, in turn. Caesar’s Story is this chronicle… and tells the story of Caesar from his earliest days under the care of scientist Will Rodman, as well his life with the ape colony in Muir Woods after the outbreak of the Simian Flu, his interactions with Malcolm and Ellie, the dangerous ape Koba, and his ultimate battle with and imprisonment by the vicious and unstable Colonel. The book also chronicles what happens, in between the events of Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; as well as the events between Dawn of and War for the Planet of the Apes. The book includes Maurice’s personal thoughts and reflections of his long time spent alongside Caesar, and contributions from several other key apes that knew Caesar. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of the new Planet of the Apes trilogy and the franchise, as a whole.
Planet of the Apes | TP | $29.99

The Way to the Stars (Star Trek: Discovery)
McCormack, Una
It’s not easy being sixteen, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things – even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime – an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars… Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the USS Discovery finding its way, back home, from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? An original novel based on the new TV series Star Trek: Discovery!
Star Trek | TP | $24.99

Han Solo (Star Wars Icons)
McIntyre, Gina
Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking nerf herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more, since making his debut in the original Star Wars film, back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga. Star Wars Icons: Han Solo covers the character’s entire journey, from his genesis in George Lucas’ first drafts of Star Wars to Harrison Ford’s iconic performances in the original three films and The Force Awakens, and the character’s rebirth in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The book also takes an in-depth look at Solo’s role in the Star Wars universe, through novels, comics, video games, and more, and the indelible impression the character has made on pop culture. Illustrated with a treasure trove of rare and previously unseen imagery, including candid on-set photography and stunning concept art, this deluxe volume also features exclusive new interviews with Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, Ron Howard, J J Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan, and many more key creatives. Comprehensive and revelatory, this is the definitive book for Han Solo fans across the galaxy.
Star Wars | HC | $65.00

Last Shot: a Han and Lando novel (Star Wars)
Older, Daniel José
Then: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon – throughout its infamous history – aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize – first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo, with the help of his co-pilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge… Now: It’s been ten years, since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando – and all life on Cloud City – will be annihilated. With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars – and into the past – before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99