Media-related & Humour Catalogue: January 2020

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in January 2020.

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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!

Invocations (Warhammer Horror anthology)
Annandale, David; Cluey, Ray; Gray, Lora; Hill, Justin D; Kyme, Nick; McLean, Peter;
Ozga, Jake; Sheil, Steven; Strachan, Richard; Werner, C L

A terrifying collection of short horror stories from across the Worlds of Warhammer. Invocations is Black Library’s second Warhammer Horror anthology, featuring more short stories set in the chilling hellscape of the 41st millennium and the arcane gloom of the Mortal Realms. From the whispering corridors of abandoned hospitals to the shrieking dungeons of ghostly castles, this collection of sinister stories further explores the unspeakable evil at large in the Warhammer worlds.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Maledictions (Warhammer Horror anthology)
Annandale, David; Gray, Lora; Kane, Paul; Khaw, Cassandra; McLean, Peter;
McNeill, Graham; Reynolds, Josh; Worley, Alec; et al

Horror is no stranger to the worlds of Warhammer. Its very fabric is infested with the arcane, the strange and the downright terrifying. From the cold, vastness of the 41st millennium to the creeping evil at large in the Mortal Realms, this anthology of short stories explores the sinister side of Warhammer in a way it never has been before. Psychological torment, visceral horrors, harrowing tales of the supernatural and the nightmares buried within, this collection brings together some of the best horror writing from the Black Library.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Spear of the Emperor (Warhammer 40,000)
Dembski-Bowden, Aaron
Emperor’s Spears, a Space Marine Chapter on the edge of destruction, are the last watchmen over the Elara’s Veil nebula. Now, the decisions of one man, Amadeus Kaias Incarius of the Mentor Legion, will determine the Chapter’s fate… The scattered worlds of the Elara’s Veil nebula were once protected by the oath of unity sworn by three mighty Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes. The Star Scorpions were undone by flaws in their genetic coding. The Celestial Lions were ravaged by the Inquisition for sins they did not commit. Now, after hundreds of years, only the Emperor’s Spears still keep their vigil. They are barbarian watchmen against the Outer Dark; bloodied but unbroken in their long duty. Amadeus Kaias Incarius, a brother of the Mentor Legion, is commanded to cross the Great Rift and assess the Spears’ war readiness, only to be drawn into the chaotic plight of a depleted crusade on the Imperium’s benighted frontier. The decisions he makes, far from the God-Emperor’s light, will decide the fate of the war-torn Chapter.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Alphabet Squadron (Star Wars)
Freed. Alexander
On the verge of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters… The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The imperial army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters’ shantytown – until she is selected to join Alphabet Squadron. Cobbled together from an eclectic assortment of pilots and starfighters, the five members of Alphabet are tasked by New Republic General Hera Syndulla, herself. Like Yrica, each is a talented pilot struggling to find their place in a changing galaxy. Their mission: to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing, a lethal force of TIE fighters exacting bloody and reckless vengeance in the twilight of their reign. The newly-formed unit embodies the heart and soul of the Rebellion: ragtag, resourceful, scrappy, and emboldened by their most audacious victory in decades. But going from underdog rebels to celebrated heroes isn’t as easy as it seems, and their inner demons threaten them as much as their enemies among the stars. The wayward warriors of Alphabet Squad will have to learn to fly together, if they want to protect the new era of peace, they’ve fought so hard to achieve.
Star Wars | PBK | $24.95

Dead Endless (Star Trek: Discovery)
Galanter, Dave
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

Born of Flame: the Hammer and the Anvil (Horus Heresy 50)
Kyme, Nick
A collection of novellas and short stories that showcase the selfless heroism of the Fireborn. Born of the fiery world of Nocturne, the Salamanders believe in self-sacrifice, and the sanctity of human life. Their father, Vulkan, was raised on this world, a blacksmith’s son from humble origins who became a primarch of the Emperor of Mankind and forged his sons into a Legion. Their saga is one of heroism, betrayal, tragedy and rebirth. They have returned from the edge of extinction more than once, forever embattled, never bowed; the Legion and their primarch the epitome of defiance in the face of adversity. Unto the anvil, born of flame.
Black Library | PBK | $18.00

Motherless Brooklyn (film tie-in edition)
Lethem, Jonathan
Lionel Essrog, aka the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette’s syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, and rearrange objects). Local tough guy Frank Minna hires the adolescent Lionel and three other orphans from St Vincent’s Home for Boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective-agency-cum-limo-service. Then, one terrible day Frank is murdered, and Lionel must become a real detective. With crackling dialogue, a dazzling evocation of place, and a plot which mimics Tourette’s itself in its freshness and capacity to shock, Motherless Brooklyn is a bravura performance: funny, tense, touching, and extravagant. Now, a major motion picture starring Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bruce Willis, and Alec Baldwin.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Forking Good: an Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of the Good Place
Lupescu, Valya Dudycz & Segal, Stephen H
A fun, lively, and fully-illustrated cookbook of 30 original and practical recipes inspired by NBC’s hit sitcom The Good Place, filled with the absurd, pun-driven food humour and accessible philosophy that make the show so popular. With its high-concept, exceptional writing, eye-popping set design, stellar cast, meaningful explorations of what it means to be a good person, and clam chowder fountains, The Good Place has captured the hearts and minds of critics and viewers, alike. For the first time ever, fans can indulge their cravings for The Good Place with delicious, comforting, original recipes like ‘Macaroni and Socra-Cheese’, ‘I Think Therefore I Clam (Chowder)’, ‘Arendt You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana (Split)’, ‘I Kant Believe It’s Not Buttermilk Pancakes’, and more. Each recipe title references a philosopher or philosophical concept from the show, and uses food analogies to explain those concepts to readers who, like Eleanor, can’t always follow Chidi’s lectures. A refreshing and entertaining twist on cookbooks, Forking Good will help you plan your next viewing party or spread, as you re-binge your favourite show.
Cookbook | HC | $32.99

Dark Harvest (Warhammer Horror)
Reynolds, Josh
Harran Blackwood was a Warrior-Priest of ruthless virtue. Now, he’s a man with a scorched reputation, prowling the back alleys of Greywater Fastness, content to fight the petty wars of racketeers for survival. But when a desperate message arrives from an old friend, Blackwood is forced to confront a past he thought long buried. Summoned to the isolated village of Wald, Blackwood sets off on a perilous trek to ensure the sins of his former life remain forgotten. He soon discovers that Wald is a hostile, secretive place with sins of its own. Deep in the murky marshes, where the cruel chants of village folk echo and the stink of death hovers low, Blackwood must channel his bitterness and rage to defy the ancient darkness that now hunts him before he is devoured, body and soul. A horror story set in the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar universe.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)
Scott, Cavan
Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku, in the original script to the thrilling Star Wars audio production! Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red sabre, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.
Star Wars audio production | TP | $32.99

Dracula (BBCTV tie-in edition)
Stoker, Bram
‘We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.’ Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel tells the story of English lawyer Johnathan Harker, who travels to Transylvania on business with the reclusive Count Dracula. Harker soon discovers Dracula’s true nature – he is an immortal 15th century noble with an insatiable appetite for blood. Dracula, sensing new opportunities to feed and spread his undead curse, sets his sight on England, and Harker’s fiancée – the spitting image of his late wife. Accompanying the new BBC series from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of Sherlock, starring Claes Bang as Count Dracula. This tie-in edition will introduce a whole new generation of fans to the wonders of Stoker’s original novel.
Horror | PBK | $19.99