Media-related & Humour Catalogue: May 2019

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

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  • 1–2 paperbacks (up to 500g), $8.30
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  • 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!

Macragge’s Honour (Horus Heresy graphic novel)
Abnett, Dan & Roberts, Neil
In the aftermath of the Word Bearers’ attack on Calth, the wounded Kor Phaeron flees aboard his battle-barge Infidus Imperator, intent on returning to the war that now rages across the entire galaxy. But the Ultramarines First Chapter Master Marius Gage – under orders from Roboute Guilliman himself – has taken the mighty flagship Macragge’s Honour in pursuit, and the battle to come will surely be remembered for all eternity. Cut off from their Legions and with no hope of reinforcement, the crews of the two vessels stalk one another to the very edge of reality… and beyond.
Black Library | HC | $45.00

Ruinstorm (Horus Heresy 46)
Annandale, David
With Imperium Secundus a failed dream, the primarchs of the Triumvirate swear to reach Terra and defend the Imperium’s heart. But danger awaits them, and their destinies are in their hands… Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra – at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor, and to atone for their sins. But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now, the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet, an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, link, and each marches toward his own ruin.
Black Library | PBK | $18.00

The Ultimate Scratch and Sniff Guide to Loving Beer
Betts, Richard & Raffe, Rotem
There are few things in the world as beloved as beer. Today, more than six thousand microbreweries in the United States have elevated this keg-party staple into a true art form. By far and away, the most popular alcoholic beverage, our traditional view of beer is that of a simple, refreshing drink brought to us by recognisable brand names, but there is so much more to this miracle beverage than we know, and Richard Betts cleverly and fragrantly breaks down the history, science, ingredients, and processes behind the beloved brew. What’s the difference between a pilsner and a stout? Why is water so important to beer? What’s the best temperature to serve a lager, an ale, or a stout? What the heck is a hop, anyway? Betts makes the science and history of beer as refreshing as an ice-cold one on a hot summer day; and couples accessible information with beautiful illustrations, and sixteen scratch and sniff scents. Everyone from frat bros to the snootiest beer snobs will learn something new. With this knowledge in hand, and some scratching and sniffing, you’ll have the tools to make informed decisions about the brews that will make you smile, every time. Cheers!
Beer | HC | $29.99

Blacktalon: First Mark (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
Clark, Andy
In the perilous jungles, just north of the great city of Hammerhal Aqsha, Chaos reigns. There, a powerful Tzeenchian wizard grows in disciples and in might, as his maledictions leech all that is good from the land. It is Neave Blacktalon, first of Sigmar’s Knights Zephyros, who must vanquish this foe. Yet, the huntress soon realises that even the glow of the Twin-Tailed City cannot protect her from the darkness. Blighted by terrible visions, she fears that her very spirit has been tainted. Blacktalon must choose whether to abandon her duty in the quest for a cure, or face the fearsome judgement of the Sacrosanct chamber.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future!
Doescher, Ian
In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time, from the 1980s to the 1950s; changing the path of his parents’ destiny… as well as his own. Now, fans of the movie can journey back even further – to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This re-imagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs, to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-travelling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale.
Shakespearean pop culture | PBK | $22.99

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls
Doescher, Ian
Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t write Mean Girls. But, now, fans can treat themselves to the epic drama – and heroic hilarity – of the classic teen comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard. Our heroine Cady disguises herself to infiltrate the conniving Plastics, falls for off-limits Aaron, struggles with her allegiance to newfound friends Damian and Janis, and stirs up age-old vendettas among the factions of her high school. Ian Doescher brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this cult classic, beloved by generations of teen girls and other fans. Now, on the 15th anniversary of its release, Mean Girls is a recognised cultural phenomenon, and it’s more than ready for an Elizabethan makeover.
Shakespearean pop culture | PBK | $22.99

The Buying of Lot 37 (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes 03)
Fink, Joseph & Cranor, Jeffrey
From the authors of the novels It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the podcast of the same name – comes a collection of episodes from Season Three of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, a foreword by Dessa, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations. In June of 2012, the creators of Welcome to Night Vale began airing twice-monthly podcasts, hoping to be heard by anyone outside their close circles. They never had any idea just how much the podcast would take off; and, by the anniversary show – a year later – the fanbase had wildly exploded, vaulting the podcast into the number one spot on iTunes. Since then, its popularity has grown by epic proportions, hitting more than 100 million downloads; and Night Vale has expanded to a successful live multi-cast international touring stage show, two bestselling novels, and a new podcast network Night Vale Presents. The Buying of Lot 37 brings Season Three of the podcast to book form. With a foreword by recording artist and author Dessa, introductions by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, insightful behind-the-scenes commentary by cast members and supporters, and beautiful illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth accompanying each episode, this book is both an entertaining reading experience, and an absolute must-have for any fan of the podcast.
Welcome to Night Vale | TP | $35.95

Tallarn (Horus Heresy 45)
French, John
As the Warmaster’s campaign of galactic domination continues, his generals seek out fresh battlefields to conquer. After leaving the Crone World of Iydris behind, Perturabo strikes for Tallarn. A bitter, vengeful primarch, the lord of the Iron Warriors unleashes a deadly bombardment against the world, killing millions but entrenching the survivors. A brutal, all-consuming armoured conflict ensues, the greatest of the war, and one that grinds down all combatants over more than a year of relentless battles. But Perturabo’s reasons for the attack are about more than unleashing punitive destruction against the Imperium – he has an entirely darker purpose in mind. The Iron Warriors came from nowhere, falling upon the world of Tallarn in a flash, and devastating it with deadly virus weapons. A verdant world was transformed in a heartbeat into a radioactive wasteland… but that was only the beginning. It’s a collection of all John French’s tales from Tallarn… do you really need any more convincing? Okay, then. Millions of tanks clashing in desperate battle on a dying world.
Black Library | PBK | $16.99

My Ainsel (American Gods graphic novels)
Gaiman, Neil; Hampton, Scott; Russell, P Craig
The extraordinary road trip across America continues, as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war. Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country – where they set up aliases, meet new gods and prepare for war. This volume collects the second nine issues of the seminal American Gods comic-book series.
Urban fantasy | HC | $45.00

Dark Imperium (Dark Imperium 01)
Haley, Guy
Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened and from its depths have spewed daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost… A hero, long absent, has returned and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn. Roboute Guilliman, the last of the loyal primarchs, has arisen, from millennia in stasis, to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor. But, never before, have the forces of Ruin amassed in such numbers, and nowhere is safe from despoliation. From the dreaded Scourge Stars come the hordes of the Plaguefather, Lord Nurgle, and their pustulant eye is fixed on the Ultramarines home world of Macragge. As the Indomitas Crusade draws to an end, Guilliman and his army of Primaris Space Marines race to Ultramar and a confrontation with the Death Guard.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Plague War (Dark Imperium 02)
Haley, Guy
In the void and upon the worlds of Greater Ultramar, the battle for the Imperium continues. Intent on rebuilding his home realm and using it as base to reconstruct the ravaged stellar empire of mankind, the returned primarch Roboute Guilliman proceeds with his war to drive Mortarion and his Death Guard Traitor Legion from the domain of the Ultramarines. But when Guilliman brings his brother to battle upon the diseased plains of Parmenio, the intervention of a greater power in their fraternal struggle threatens to upend the Imperial Regent’s understanding of the galaxy, and his place within it. Primarchs and ideologies clash in this second, thrilling part of the Dark Imperium trilogy.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Warlords of Karak Eight Peaks (Warhammer Chronicles)
Haley, Guy & Guymer, David
Once, during the great Golden Age of the dwarfs, Karak Eight Peaks was a beacon of prosperity and unbridled wealth. Many a dwarf king looked on with envious eyes at this sprawling mountain fastness. But the history of the dwarfs is riddled with tragedy and none more so than the lords of Eight Peaks whose holds were devastated by earthquakes and ravaged by the predations of goblins, ratmen, and even darker horrors. This omnibus edition charts three bleak episodes in the history of the doomed Eight Peaks and its fall to annihilation and infamy. From warlords like the cunning goblin king Skarsnik and the murderous skaven chieftain Headtaker to the noble dwarfs seeking to save or reclaim these war-torn halls for their kin like Thorgrim Grudgebearer, all have a stake in the fate of the notorious Karak Eight Peaks. Includes the novels Skarsnik and Headtaker, the novella Thorgim, and several short stories.
Black Library | TP | $30.00

NOS4A2 (TV tie-in edition)
Hill, Joe
Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith, with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer; and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We’re going to Christmasland… The horrific tale of Charles Manx and his Silver Wraith is claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying… this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat, while you read; and leaving the lights on, while you sleep. Now, a major TV series.
Horror | PBK | $22.99

Harry Potter Page to Screen: the Complete Filmmaking Journey (updated edition)
McCabe, Bob
Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded, now, has more pages devoted to the legacy of the Harry Potter films. In addition to the complete history of all eight Harry Potter films, the book now explores the theme parks in Florida, California and Japan, the sets and props in Leavesden, England, and the House of MinaLima, founded by the graphic designers on all of the films, and located in London. With 1200 photographs, sketches, and diagrams, the book provides unbridled access to every aspect of the film-making process. It tells the stories behind each individual film and covers the design and technology behind all the astounding effects. This book pays homage to how one film became eight, how a few months became a decade, and how one author’s fantasy became the project of many individuals’ lifetimes – told by the people who were there, the people who made the magic real. Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded will start from the very beginning, describing how the book was optioned, the casting of Harry, Ron and Hermione, and the assembling of a creative team with the vision to tackle a world we had previously seen only in our imaginations. Interviews, quotes, and stories from the directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors discuss the making of all eight films at length, including the last film, film number eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Daniel Radcliffe and his personal narrative from set to set is used as the lifeline that connects all aspects of this memoir, giving structure to the many voices of the Harry Potter family who orate this tale. All of the movies were filmed at the Leavesden Studio in Hertfordshire, England and these pages describe how the Leavesden family dealt with numerous cast, crew, and production dramas, replacements, technical difficulties and countless narrative and visual decisions. This book will touch on subjects such as J K Rowling’s private comments to her young cast, the impact of Richard Harris’ (the original Dumbledore) death on the cast and crew, the effects of 9/11 on the Leavesden family (during the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), the reality of ‘growing up Potter’ for the young starlets who experienced their adolescence on a hugely public stage, and reflections from the cast and crew on the end of the film series. In addition to stories on and off set, Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded pays tribute to the stunning physical, visual and technological genius that went into making an unbelievable story believable, showcasing more than a decade’s worth of art and special effects, including never-before-seen photos of the costumes, sets, props, and creatures, as well as early concept art, drawings and designs. The book is fully supported by Warner Bros; and is put together with the same group as Harry Potter Film Wizardry: The Updated Edition. While Film Wizardry provided a whimsical and informative scrapbook for Harry Potter fans and was published prior to the release of the last film, this mammoth book gives readers a more complete account of the entire film-making process, designed in a more classical, sophisticated package. Harry Potter Page to Screen: Revised and Expanded is a publishing event. This book is the bible for everything Potter; and will stand as the most complete and final visual history of the Harry Potter movie story, ever to be published.
Harry Potter | HC | $129.99

Hey! Listen! a journey through the golden era of video games
McNeil, Steve
A history of the golden period of video games written by comedian and Twitch streaming legend Steve McNeil. A hilarious history of the golden period of computer games from the creator of Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit. It is fair to say Steve McNeil likes video games. He took a Nintendo Wii with him on his honeymoon (obviously); and spent so much time playing smartphone games in bed in the dark that he got eye strain and had to wear an eye patch. The locals nicknamed him ‘the pale pirate’. Steve’s obsession with video games can be traced back to the golden period from the early 70s to the late 90s. In this book, he will delve into these games – from the appallingly bad to the breathtakingly good. He will also take us through the nerdy geniuses who created them, their fierce rivalries and risks often leading to some of the most farcical moments in the history of entertainment. This is a story of obsession, full of tales of Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Mario, Sonic, Wolfenstein 3D, Worms, and many more. It will also answer important questions about the golden age. Questions like: Why did Namco feel they had to change the name of Puck-Man to Pac-Man, because they were worried about graffiti; when Nintendo were more than happy to bring out Duck Hunt? Joysticks at the ready. Let’s Play!
Gamer culture/history | TP | $32.99

Star Trek Shipyards: the Klingon Fleet
Robinson, Ben; Riley, Marcus; McAllister, Matt
The Star Trek Shipyards series provides Star Trek fans with the first-ever chronological guide to the starships from the television and film series. In this third volume, the ships of the Klingon fleet are explored from their first appearances in the original Star Trek television series through their most recent appearances in the hit new series, Star Trek: Discovery.
Star Trek | HC | $49.99

Available Light (Star Trek: the Next Generation)
Ward, Dayton
Section 31, the covert organisation which has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders are being taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds comes to light. Now, Starfleet Command must decide the consequences for numerous officers caught up in the scandal – including Admirals William Ross, Edward Jellico, Alynna Nechayev, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard – who, along with many others, are implicated in the forced removal of a Federation president. Meanwhile, deep in the distant, unexplored region of space known as the Odyssean Pass, Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must put aside personal feelings and political concerns as they investigate a massive mysterious spacecraft. Adrift for centuries, in the void, the ship is vital to the survival of an endangered civilisation which has spent generations searching for a world to sustain what remains of its people. Complicating matters is a band of marauders who have their own designs on the ancient ship, with only the Enterprise standing in their way…
Star Trek | PBK | $22.99

The Lords of Silence (Warhammer 40,000)
Wraight, Chris
The galaxy has changed. Armies of Chaos march across the Dark Imperium, among them the Death Guard, servants of the Plague God. But shadows of the past haunt these traitors… The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. Mighty warbands carve bloody paths through the void, answering their lord primarch’s call to war. And yet for all their dread might in arms, there is no escape from the vicious legacies of the past, ones that will pursue them from the ruined daemon-worlds of the Eye of Terror and out into the smouldering wastes of the Imperium Nihilus.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00