Media-related & Humour Catalogue: March 2018

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

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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!

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 crew’s 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. Meanwhile, Lieutenants Nancy Conlon and Harry Kim continue to struggle with the choices related to Conlon’s degenerative condition. Full Circle’s medical staff discovers a potential solution, but complications will force a fellow officer to confront her people’s troubled past and her own future in ways she never imagined…
Star Trek | PBK | $19.95

The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman (graphic novel)
Gaiman, Neil & Kubert, Andy
Neil Gaiman’s rare tales of DC’s greatest superheroes are collected in a single volume. Gaiman teams with superstar artist Andy Kubert to tell the story that truly defines the years of Batman’s life in the epic ‘Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?’ Also included, in this volume, are the team-up tale Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame, and short stories starring Batman, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, and others.
DC universe | PBK | $34.99

American Gods: Shadows (graphic novel)
Gaiman, Neil; Russell, P Craig; Hampton, Scott
Shadow Moon gets out of jail, only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard – thrusting Shadow into a deadly world – where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent. Now, the highly-acclaimed epic from international bestseller Neil Gaiman has been adapted as a graphic novel.
Fantasy | HC | $39.99

Agent of Chaos (X-Files Origins)
Garcia, Kami
How did Fox Mulder become a believer? In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder has bigger problems than applying for college. Five years ago, his younger sister disappeared from their home and was never heard from again. Mulder blames himself, and his mother blames his father, who has retreated into his top-secret work for the State Department. In Fox’s senior year, his dad has moved him to Washington, DC – away from his friends, on Martha’s Vineyard. While Mulder doesn’t mind the fresh start and not being known as ‘that kid with the missing sister’, he’s still obsessed with finding Samantha. So, when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can’t stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister’s case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer. Sucked into a world where conspiracies, the occult, and madness overlap, Fox Mulder starts to believe.
X-Files for young adults | PBK | $17.99

The Geek’s Guide to SF Cinema: 30 Key Films that Revolutionised the Genre
Lambie, Ryan
Why do SF movies matter? What do they tell us about the interests of storytellers and the changing tastes of cinema-goers? How have SF movies evolved with filmmaking technology over the past 110 years? Once a cult phenomenon, now a fixture of contemporary pop culture, SF cinema is explored through key turning points in its history through 30 significant films. The Geek’s Guide to SF Cinema provides an entertaining and in-depth history of the science fiction genre’s pivotal and most influential movies. From the pioneering films of Georges Melies, to such blockbusters as Avatar and Inception in the 21st century, the book will explore how these key movies were made, how they reflected the mood of the time in which they were released and how they have influenced other filmmakers in the years since. Historians and experts contribute to answer questions such as: ‘How important was Fritz Lang’s contribution to cinema?’ and ‘What did Alien say about the cynical climate of the 1970s?’ Providing nostalgia for long-time SF addicts, and context, for those whose knowledge and love of the genre is still growing; this is a pop-culture book with depth. From one of the key contributors to popular website Den of Geek.
SF cinema | TP | $32.99

Devil’s Advocate (X-Files Origins)
Maberry, Jonathan
How did Dana Scully become a sceptic? In the spring of 1979, fifteen-year-old Dana Scully has bigger problems than being the new girl in school. Dana has always had dreams. Sometimes, they’ve even come true. Until now, she tried to write this off as coincidence. But ever since her father’s military career moved the family across the country to Craiger, Maryland, the dreams have been more like visions. Vivid, disturbing, and haunted by a shadowy figure who may be an angel… or the devil. When a classmate who recently died in a car accident appears before Dana, her wounds look anything but accidental. Compelled by a force she can’t name, Dana uncovers even more suspicious deaths – and must face the dangerous knowledge that evil is real. But when a betrayal of faith makes her question everything, she begins to put her faith in being a sceptic.
X-Files for young adults | PBK | $17.99

Bizarre Romance (graphic novel)
Niffenegger, Audrey & Campbell, Eddie
Bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger and her husband, graphic artist Eddie Campbell, collaborate on this quirky, irreverent collection that celebrates and satirises love of all kinds. With thirteen different vignettes about love, loss, fairies, misbehaviour, regret, wanton wrongheadedness, cats, supernatural exterminators, spies, ghosts, more cats, more fairies, and a handful of ex-boyfriends, Bizarre Romance runs the gamut – when it comes to relationships. It explores the good, the bad, the ugly, and the just plain weird – with Niffenegger’s sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell’s diverse comic styles, always with a sense of humour and cosmic justice.
Fantasy/romance | HC | $39.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats (Star Trek: Next Generation)
Parks, Jenny
The cats are back in their continuing mission: to boldly go where no one has gone before. This companion to the bestselling Star Trek Cats (HC, $29.95) brings the many adventures of Star Trek: The Next Generation to life in a faithfully feline homage to the hit series. From encounters with the Borg to adventures on the holodeck, Captain Picard and the rest of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D crew are reimagined as cats – with lovingly-detailed and eyebrow-raising scenes, from throughout the award-winning series. Perfect for Star Trek fans, across the Galaxy.
Star Trek | HC | $29.95

Who-ology: The official miscellany (Doctor Who) (updated, revised edition))
Scott, Cavan & Wright, Mark
Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through over 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s galactic run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Heaven itself, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS. Now, fully updated to cover everything through to the 12th Doctor’s final episode, and with tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won’t believe the wonders that await.
Doctor Who reference | TP | $32.99

Drastic Measures (Star Trek: Discovery)
Ward, Dayton
It is 2246, ten years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony, Tarsus IV, and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution to prevent mass starvation. While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilise the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they’re too late – Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival. During their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must, now, hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand ‘Kodos the Executioner’… An original novel, based upon the new Star Trek TV series.
Star Trek | TP | $24.99