Media-related & Humour Catalogue: March 2020

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

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Star Trek: Picard Official Collector’s Edition Book

A deluxe collector’s edition offering a behind-the-scenes guide to the brand-new Star Trek TV show, following the adventures of Patrick Stewart’s fan-favourite Star Trek character, Jean-Luc Picard!
Star Trek | HC | $29.99

Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special

Star Trek: Voyager is an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor. It originally aired between January 16, 1996 and May 23, 2001; lasting for 172 episodes over seven seasons. This is an essential companion guide to all fans of Star Trek.
Star Trek | HC | $29.99

Xenos (Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn 01)
Abnett, Dan
The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with uncompromising ruthlessness. When he finally corners an old foe, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn is drawn into a sinister conspiracy. As events unfold and he gathers allies – and enemies – Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of demons, all racing to recover an arcane text of abominable power: an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Malleus (Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn 02)
Abnett, Dan
In the aftermath of a century-long campaign, Inquisitor Eisenhorn finds his beliefs pushed to their limits. The trail of an escaped enemy leads him face to face with those within his very organisation who believe their greatest enemy is the only means of mankind’s salvation.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Hereticus (Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn 03)
Abnett, Dan
Across countless worlds, the Inquisition pursues a secret war against humankind’s foulest enemies – the alien, the unclean and the unholy. When a battle with an ancient foe turns deadly, Inquisitor Eisenhorn is forced to take terrible measures to save the lives of himself and his companions.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

The Magos (Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn 04)
Abnett, Dan
Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn has spent his life stalking the darkest and most dangerous corners of the galaxy in pursuit of heresy and Chaos, but how long can a man walk that path without succumbing to the lure of the warp? Pursuing heretics in the remote worlds of the Imperium, Eisenhorn must confront the truth about himself. Is he still a champion of the Throne? Or has he been seduced by the very evil that he hunts?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

The Higher Frontier (Star Trek: the Original Series)
Bennett, Christopher L
Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armoured hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans, to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally!
Star Trek | TP | $27.99

Altered Carbon: the Art and Making of the Series
Bernstein, Abbie
Awaken into the cyberpunk world of Skydance’s Altered Carbon. Stacks – implanted chips that store human consciousness – have made death obsolete. When Envoy Takeshi Kovacs finds himself sleeved in an unfamiliar body and assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman, he begins to uncover the seedy underbelly of a society where death is no longer permanent. This richly-detailed and beautiful coffee table book takes readers from the glittering Aerium to the gritty streets of Bay City. Featuring development art, stills, set photos, storyboards, and VFX builds from the first two seasons, plus interviews with cast and crew. Altered Carbon: The Art and Making of the Series will bring readers into this visually stunning futuristic world where technology has transformed mortality.
Science fiction | HC | $49.99

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons
Brett, Simon
As we all know, the oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language. It has been defined as ‘a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory’. Famous examples would include ‘bitter sweet’, ‘open secret’ and ‘compassionate Conservatism’. Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons brings together a great many examples of the oxymoron genre, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas. The book is arranged according to various categories ranging from Popular Culture to Political Principles and Business Ethics, all covered in Simon Brett’s inimitably witty style. Anyone with an ‘unbiased opinion’ will quickly grasp that Seriously Funny makes a ‘devilishly nice’ book.
Humour/Language | PBK | $22.99

The Rise of Skywalker (Star Wars) (expanded edition)
Carson, Rae
The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And, this time, they’re facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion. Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelisation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content, not seen in theatres!
Star Wars | TP | $32.99

Fist of the Imperium (Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Conquests)
Clark, Andy
Deep within the Segmentum Solar, an Imperial Fists Honour Guard lies slaughtered upon the very world they swore to protect. The mysterious cult responsible grows in power by the day. Their malevolent tenets poisoning the hearts of Ghyre’s citizens, from its lowliest miner to its arrogant ruling class. To purge this threat, the Imperial Fists send Primaris Librarian Aster Lydorran and his tenacious brothers. These masters of siegecraft face an insurgent foe beyond any they have fought before. As dark omens proliferate, Lydorran finds himself embroiled in a battle of wits and wills with an enemy whose psychic might may surpass even his own. But this is a patient enemy, and with every passing hour, Ghyre’s doom grows closer. The stoic Sons of Dorn must leave their walls and embrace new allies, or risk unleashing the apocalypse itself upon the very doorstep of Terra.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Return to Yesterday (Lost in Space 01)
Emerson, Kevin
Thirty years in the future, Earth has become increasingly more uninhabitable, and a group of colonists – including Will, his two teenage sisters, and their parents – travels across the galaxy to establish a new home. But when the ship is attacked, the Robinsons are stranded on an alien planet where they must contend with disastrous technical issues, a hostile environment, and dangerous personalities to get off world and reach their colony. One day, while exploring a remote complex of caves with his Robot, Will discovers a strange portal that allows him to travel back to Earth – to a time before the Robinsons left on their mission. Realising the portal could be a way for the colonists to escape the planet and finally make their way to their new home, Will and his sisters decide to investigate it, triggering a series of events that not only changes their reality, but threatens the group’s very existence. With the beings who created the portal in pursuit, Will must find a way to right the wrongs of the past and save his family’s future.
Lost in Space | HC | $19.99

Slaves to Darkness (Horus Heresy 51)
French, John
After a long and gruelling conflict, the traitors at last close upon Terra. But time is dwindling for an attack. Both Guilliman and the Lion are returning with all haste, and their armies could turn the tide. The hosts of the Warmaster must unite, for only then can they attack the Throneworld itself. While Mortarion is sent on ahead as the fleet’s vanguard, it falls to Lorgar and Perturabo to marshal Fulgrim and Angron, both now elevated to daemonhood and. perhaps, beyond even the will of the Warmaster to command. But Horus lies wounded and as the greatest battle the galaxy has ever know looms, it is up to Maloghurst to hold his fractious Legion together and to wrench Horus himself from the edge of oblivion.
Black Library | PBK | $18.00

The Lost and the Damned (Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra 02)
Haley, Guy
With the solar defences overcome through the devastating strength of the Traitor armada and the power of the warp, Horus launches his assault on the Throneworld in earnest. After withstanding a ferocious barrage of ordnance, an immense ground war commences outside the Palace with every inch gained paid for in the lives of billions. The front lines are beyond horrific and the very air is reduced to poison and blood. Bodies are thrown into the meat grinder but the outer redoubts cannot possibly hold for long, even with the loyal primarchs to reinforce them. For Horus has his own generals to call upon… Between the plague weapons of Mortarion and the fury of Angron, the defenders face a losing battle.
Black Library | HC | $45.00

Wolfsbane (Horus Heresy 49)
Haley, Guy
The time has come for Leman Russ, primarch of the Space Wolves, to fulfil his vow and attempt to stop Warmaster Horus before he breaks through to the Segmentum Solar. In the face of opposition from three of his brother primarchs, Russ withdraws the Space Wolves legion from Terra and makes all haste for Horus’ position. Reports from Malcador the Sigillite’s agents suggest that Horus is utterly changed, and infused with a diabolical power so great that no man can stand against him. A warrior of Fenris would never willingly abandon his oaths, but with Horus beyond the touch of mortal blades, the Lord of Winter and War may have doomed himself for the sake of honour…
Black Library | PBK | $18.00

Big Damn Hero (Firefly 01)
Holder, Nancy
The Battle of Serenity Valley was the turning point that led the Independents to their defeat at the hands of the Alliance. Yet, the Browncoats had held the valley for weeks against all odds, before being ordered to lay down their arms. Command stated they refused to send in airpower because the ground war was ‘too hot’. But the soldiers who were there insist that was not true… While picking up a new cargo on Persephone, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance, all those years ago. As old comrades and old rivals crawl out of the woodwork, Mal must prove his innocence, but his captors are desperate and destitute, and will settle for nothing less than the culprit’s blood. The first original novel, tying into the critically-acclaimed and much-missed Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon, now in paperback.
Firefly | PBK | $19.99

Knights of Macragge (Warhammer 40,000)
Kyme, Nick
The primarch Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines has returned in the galaxy’s hour of need, and all muster to his Indomitus Crusade to hold back the darkness. Amongst these heroes is Cato Sicarius, Master of the Watch and vaunted captain of Second Company. Disaster befalls Sicarius and his brave warriors as their ship, the Emperor’s Will, is lost to the hellish warp, its entire crew believed slain. But Sicarius endures, though he and his men are fighting for their very survival against the denizens of the Great Rift – the daemons and renegades of Chaos. Cast adrift and war weary, hope appears too distant to grasp until the storm breaks at last and a strange world beckons. As the captain and a band of his chosen warriors descend to the surface seeking aid, they find an isolated land seemingly from an ancient era, one plagued by a terrible enemy. Sicarius will not see this world suffer, and pledges his warriors to the world’s cause, determined to save it, whatever the cost… But what is the dark secret harboured here, and what will it mean for the Ultramarines if they uncover it?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery)
Miller, John Jackson
Hearing of the outbreak of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike attempts to bring the USS Enterprise home to join in the fight. But in the hellish nebula known as the Pergamum, the stalwart commander instead finds an epic battle of his own, pitting ancient enemies against one another – with not just the Enterprise, but her crew as the spoils of war. Lost and out of contact with Earth for an entire year, Pike and his trusted first officer, Number One, struggle to find and reunite the ship’s crew – all while Science Officer Spock confronts a mystery that puts even his exceptional skills to the test…with more than their own survival possibly riding on the outcome…
Star Trek | PBK | $22.99

Bond vs Bond: the Many Faces of 007
Simpson, Paul
Who is your favourite Bond? Whether you love Sean Connery, Roger Moore, or even Timothy Dalton, you are going to love Bond vs Bond. 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. Spanning Fleming’s 1953 book Casino Royale to Sam Mendes’ 2012 film Skyfall, Bond vs Bond features every incarnation of 007. Paul Simpson adds side-by-side comparisons of the weapons and gadgets, the heroines and femme fatales, and more! You’ll be riveted with the expanse of Bond knowledge, facts and lore in these pages. This is definitely a book that no Bond fan should be without!
James Bond | PBK | $35.00

Bloodshot (official movie novelisation)
Smith, Gavin G
This is the first film in a potential franchise of Valiant comic book adaptations. Dave Wilson directs Vin Diesel as the bioengineered super soldier, with Guy Pearce as Dr Emil Harting. An ex-soldier with amnesia, what makes Bloodshot unique (besides his ghostly white skin pigment) are the billion microscopic supercomputers, called ‘nanites’, which run through his bloodstream. The nanites allow Bloodshot to heal his wounds quickly, as well as letting him interface with all electronics. Bloodshot, created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton in 1992, was and is one of the most popular characters from Valiant, a different superhero sandbox with unique characters that rival Marvel and DC.
Valiant Comics | PBK | $19.99

The Oubliette (Warhammer Horror)
Sterns, J C
With the death of Ruprekt Matkosen, his daughter Ashielle is now the Lord Governor of Ceocan. Her father’s murderers still lurk in the shadows, threatening not only her rule but every mortal soul under her protection. Even her own people cannot be trusted: any one of them may be part of the poisonous plot to destroy her family. Deep beneath the palace, locked away from all human contact, Ashielle finds a weapon unlike any other: a monster, more adept at hunting in the darkness than any assassin. Allying with such a horror is surely blasphemy. But with doom lurking around every corner, Ashielle is forced to revive an ancient pact with the beast. But she soon discovers that her family’s mortal enemies are not the only evil that hungers to consume her.
Black Library | HC | $27.00

The Art of Cuphead
Studio MDHR
Be transported back to the golden age of 1930s’ animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run-and-gun game, Cuphead! Each page of this curated collection of artwork is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the 1930s. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation. Peek at the early concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead’s characters, bosses, stages and more. Relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from The Devil, all in a way you’ve never seen before! Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a one-of-a-kind trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover an all-new appreciation for Cuphead’s animation style and challenging retro game play.
Gaming art | HC | $49.99

The First Wall (Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra 03)
Thorpe, Gav
The war for the fate of mankind blazes on. Though the outer defences have fallen, the walls of the Palace itself remain inviolate as Rogal Dorn, the Praetorian of Terra himself, uses every known stratagem and ploy to keep Horus’ vast armies at bay. In Perturabo, the Traitor siegebreaker, Dorn faces an adversary worthy of his skill. A terrible, grinding attrition ensues. The crucial battle for the Lion’s Gate spaceport is at the heart of this conflict. With it in their possession, the Traitors can land their most devastating weapons on Terran soil. Dorn knows it must not fall. But with enemies attacking from within as well as without and the stirrings of the neverborn drawn to the slaughter, can the Imperial defenders possibly prevail?
Black Library | HC | $45.00

Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual
Ward, Dayton & Cormia, Christian (illustrator)
In unabashed celebration of Captain James T Kirk’s singular fighting skills, Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is every Starfleet cadet’s must-have training guide for surviving the final frontier. Kirk Fu is a series of unarmed combat techniques developed by one of Starfleet’s most celebrated starship captains, over several years of exploring deep space. A blend of various fighting styles, Kirk Fu incorporates elements of several Earth-based martial arts forms as well as cruder methods employed in bars and back alleys on planets throughout the galaxy. It is as unorthodox in practice as it is unbelievable to behold. Including excerpts from Kirk’s own notes and personal logs, the Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual is the perfect training guide for surviving the depths of space. With proper training and practice, every Starfleet cadet can become one with Kirk Fu.
Star Trek | HC | $27.99

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood
Wasson, Sam
Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here, for the first time, is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson’s telling, it becomes the defining story of its most colourful characters. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage murder of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered deal-making of ‘The Kid’ Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne’s fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the ’70s filmmaker-friendly studios, as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today.
Film history | TP | $32.99

Heroes of the Empire (Warhammer Chronicles)
Wraight, Chris
The Empire is besieged. Countless enemies batter the border of Sigmar’s mighty nation, seeking to tear down its cities and murder its inhabitants. Standing against them are an array of brave men and women, united in their defiance and led by true heroes. In the wilderness of Averland, Kurt Helborg, Marshal of the Reiksguard, holds the province together in his iron grip. On the frontiers, Ludwig Schwarzhelm, Emperor’s Champion, must halt the unstoppable onslaught of the Greenskins, while in the Drakwald Forest, Luthor Huss, warrior priest of Sigmar, fights a tide of undead that threatens to sweep away all before it. But, more insidious enemies lurk within the shadows. Witch hunters and spies are the only remedy to such poisons, and none are more accomplished than Lukas Eichmann and Pieter Verstohlen, whose individual quests find them on the trail of ruthless murders and labyrinthine conspiracies that threaten to tear the nation asunder. Will these heroes triumph, or will the myriad evils of the Old World bring ruin to the hope of humanity?
Black Library | PBK | $30.00