Media-related & Humour Catalogue: July 2018

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

Fahrenheit 451 (TV tie-in edition)
Bradbury, Ray
Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents, who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World, as a prophetic account of Western civilisation’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury’s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology, to create a novel which – decades on from first publication – still has the power to dazzle and shock.
Classic dystopia | PBK | $18.99

Ordeal By Innocence (TV tie-in edition)
Christie, Agatha
Published to tie-in with the new BBC TV adaptation. A man died for a crime he didn’t commit… and the murderer is still among them. No one felt sorry, when Jacko Argyle died in prison. Everyone knew he had bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker from the fire. But when a doctor turns up at the house, two years later, with proof of Jacko’s innocence, the whole family is horrified. Because it can mean only one thing – their mother’s killer is still among them… Ordeal by Innocence was cited by Agatha Christie in An Autobiography as one of her favourite novels, a detective story which plays on the shock of an innocent man’s conviction and its impact on his family. Following the success of And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution, a brand-new adaptation by Sarah Phelps for the BBC shines new light on one of Agatha Christie’s darkest and most accomplished whodunits. The 2018 three-part BBC drama stars Bill Nighy, Anthony Boyle, Anna Chancellor, Morven Christie, Crystal Clarke, Christian Cooke, Alice Eve, Matthew Goode, Ella Purnell, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Luke Treadaway.
Christie | PBK | $19.99

Phasma (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Dawson, Delilah S
One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favour of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins – and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters. Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armorer stormtrooper – Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order. What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past – and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous, once Cardinal possesses it – and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99

Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp Prelude (Marvel comics)
Pilgrim, Will; Allen, Chris
Get ready for Marvel’s next smash-hit film with this all-new official prequel! Before Scott Lang becomes Marvel’s shrinking sensation, his predecessor, Dr Hank Pym, will pull on the Ant-Man helmet and leap into action on a death-defying mission that will take him into the icy heart of Cold War East Berlin! Then, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as explosive new details in the history of the astonishing Ant-Man are revealed! But can the lessons of his past prepare him, for the trials he is about to face? Plus: Experience Scott Lang’s comic-book transformation into Ant-Man and the first chapter in his all-new adventures; and witness a dramatic change for the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym! The action-packed build-up to Marvel’s Ant-Man begins here, so get on board, now! Collecting: Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude 1–2, Ant-Man: Cinematic Infinite Comic 1, Marvel Premiere 47–48, Ant-Man (2015) 1, Age of Ultron 10AI.
Graphic novel | PBK | $29.99

Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp: The Art Of The Movie
Roussos, Eleni
Go behind the scenes of Marvel’s next big hit! The latest entry in Marvel’s Art Of series is no small matter! Scott Lang has gone straight. No, seriously. Until Hope Van Dyne drags him back into a quest to save her mother – one that might put Scott’s relationship with his daughter at risk. This collectible volume contains pages of full-colour concept art, production designs and behind-the-scenes secrets from the filmmakers.
Marvel Cinematic Universe | PBK | $99.99

Fear Itself (Star Trek: Discovery 03)
Swallow, James
Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators…and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the USS Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold… An original novel based upon the new Star Trek TV series.
Star Trek | PBK | $24.99