Media-related & Humour Catalogue: May 2020

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

Alien: 40 Years 40 Artists

40 artists, filmmakers, illustrators, and fans produce original art for a tribute to the sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film, in 2019. Pieces range from alternative posters to gothic interpretations of key scenes. Sketches, process pieces, and interview text accompany each new and unique nightmare. In addition to cover artist Dane Hallett – an Alien: Covenant concept artist – the contributors include Blade Runner 2049 director, Denis Villeneuve; Sam Hudecki; Tanya Lapointe; Star Wars concept artist and creature designer, Terryl Whitlatch; Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Robert; and Jon Wilcox.
Alien | HC | $59.99

Be More Wonder Woman

A fun, pocket-sized book packed with inspiration from the most recognisable DC Comics heroine: Wonder Woman. Learn how to be the best you can be and make no apologies! What would Wonder Woman do? Wonder Woman is a strong leader known for her sense of justice, kindness, and fearlessness. Join the universe’s most famous Amazonian, as she and her allies face adversity, battle their foes, and encourage those around them to live up to their full potential. Packed with iconic scenes, inspiring quotes, and uncanny tips from the popular comic series, Be More Wonder Woman is the perfect gift for friends, family, and colleagues who need guidance on how to take charge, claim their powers, and lead by example!
DC Comics | HC | $14.99

The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (40th Anniversary Special)

A 40th anniversary special edition celebrating Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. This deluxe collector’s edition presents interviews, features, and unseen images from the fan-favourite movie.
Star Wars | HC | $29.99

Black Spire (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge)
Dawson, Delilah S
After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower – and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help. To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colourful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu – before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99

William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Clueless (Pop Shakespeare 03)
Doescher, Ian
Clueless gets a makeover that Cher Horowitz and the Bard would approve of, in this charming and witty retelling of the beloved’90s movie; presented as an authentic Shakespearean play written in iambic pentameter. Cher, the fairest maiden of Beverly Hills, takes centre stage in this comedy of errors in which matchmaking, makeovers, and mall-hopping lead to plenty of merry-making – until Cher realises her good intentions are creating mischief for her friends and family, including her new best friend Tai and her cute stepbrother Josh. The only solution? Admit that she knoweth nothing, and beginneth anew. Just in time for the movie’s 25th anniversary, bestselling author Ian Doescher rolleth with the homies, as he brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this beloved tale.
Clueless | TP | $24.99

The Solar War (Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra 01)
French, John
After seven years of bitter war, the end has come at last for the conflict known infamously as the Horus Heresy. Terra now lies within the Warmaster’s sights, the Throneworld and the seat of his father’s rule. Horus’ desire is nothing less than the death of the Emperor of Mankind and the utter subjugation of the Imperium. He has become the ascendant vessel of Chaos, and has amassed a terrible army with which to enact his will and vengeance. But the way to the Throne will be hard fought as the primarch Rogal Dorn, the Praetorian and protector of Terra, marshals the defences. First and foremost, Horus must challenge the might of the Sol System itself and the many fleets and bulwarks arrayed there. To gain even a foothold on Terran soil, he must first contend the Solar War. Thus, the first stage of the greatest conflict in the history of all mankind begins…
Black Library | TP | $27.00

Divination (Warhammer 40,000: Horusian Wars)
French, John
A truly awesome collection of short stories featuring Inquisitor Covenant. Read about the allies – rogues, agents, psykers, and killers – who aid him in his battle against the darkness.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Resurrection (Warhammer 40,000: Horusian Wars)
French, John
When an Inquisitorial conclave is attacked, Inquisitor Covenant’s pursuit of the heretic responsible draws him into an even greater conspiracy. War rages in the Caradryad Sector. Worlds are falling to madness and rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat. Amongst its agents is Inquisitor Covenant. Puritan, psyker, expert swordsman, he reserves an especial hatred for those of his order who would seek to harness the power of Ruin as a weapon. Summoned to an inquisitorial conclave, Covenant believes he has uncovered such a misguided agent and prepares to denounce the heretic Talicto before his fellows. But when the gathering is attacked and many left dead in its wake, Covenant vows to hunt down Talicto and discover the truth behind the mysterious cult apparently at the heart of the massacre: the Unseen. In the murky plot into which he is drawn, Covenant knows only one thing for certain: trust no one.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Incarnation (Warhammer 40,000: Horusian Wars)
French, John
Inquisitor Covenant’s quest to stop a sect of renegade Inquisitors continues, as he battles to deny their sinister design on an Imperial shrine world wreathed in darkness. As his foes seek to raise a Living Saint, Covenant must do the unthinkable… Darkness approaches Dominicus Prime, a literal Season of Night that brings with it portents, madness and strange happenings. Standing alone as a beacon against the darkness is the Monastery of the Last Candle, a temple to the holy light of the Emperor. As the bishops and the cardinals vie for power and influence, a crisis looms among the pilgrim drift who are starving in their droves. Discord is rife and there are whispers of a rising cult, one committed to blood and horror. Into this political powder keg comes Inquisitor Covenant and his followers. Drawn to the shrineworld, by the prescience of the Emperor’s Tarot, they come seeking the agents of the Triumverate, a sect of Horusians bent on power themselves. It is the belief of Covenant that these radicals seek an incarnation, nothing less than a divine vessel, a living saint. To what end, he can only surmise, but Covenant knows it cannot bode well. He must deny the Horusians at any cost. The fate of the very sector may be determined by it.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Department of Mind-Blowing Theories: Science Cartoons
Gauld, Tom
A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a ‘good boy’. A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope. The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair. Just as he did with writers, poets and literary classics in Baking with Kafka (HC, $24.99), Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems – with comic strips funny enough to engage science boffins and novices alike. ‘Tom Gauld is always funny, but he’s funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he’s being funny about science’ – Neil Gaiman.
Science humour | HC | $24.99

The Lost and the Damned (Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra 02)
Haley, Guy
On the thirteenth day of Secundus, the bombardment of Terra began… 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 meatgrinder; 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 | TP | $27.00

Star Wars: Book of Lists – 100 Lists Compiling a Galaxy’s Worth of Trivia
Horton, Cole
Star Wars: The Book of Lists takes a fascinating look at the galaxy far, far away, through trivia culled from both on screen and off, over the history of the franchise. More than a simple accounting of fan-favourite characters, or biggest opening weekends, this book is a compendium of the most compelling facts about the saga and fandom, summarised in 100 lists. Find out these fun facts and more with comprehensive lists covering everything you’d want to know about the characters, creatures, ships, planets, and more: Which character has been to the most planets? What are the deadliest creatures in the galaxy? Who shared the most memorable kisses? Which actors have voiced the most characters? What are some of the most surprising cameos? Compiling a galaxy’s worth of trivia and information about the Star Wars universe, Star Wars: The Book of Lists is an entertainingly accessible trivia format, for both hardcore fans and casual viewers.
Star Wars | HC | $34.99

The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049
Lapointe, Tanya
Chronicling the entire production for two years straight, author Tanya Lapointe provides unprecedented access to the director’s creative process, giving readers an insider’s look into the making of this ground-breaking epic. Enjoy 220 pages of exclusive concept art, storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production stills, accompanied by fascinating insights from the cast and crew. With an introduction by Denis Villeneuve, The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 is the definitive guide to the unforgettable characters, iconic environments, and unbelievable technology featured in the film, revealing in amazing detail how Villeneuve and his team realised this inspired new contribution to the Blade Runner legacy, sure to captivate sci-fi fans for decades to come.
Blade Runner | HC | $69.99

The Ghost Machine (Firefly 03)
Lovegrove, James
Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate which they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet, once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should ‘space’ it out of the airlock – for it contains, she insists, ghosts. With supplies running low, the crew desperately need another pay day, but soon find themselves paralysed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality. River is the only one unaffected, and desperately tries to awaken her crew mates, while the fantasies turn sour, and the ship begins to spin out of control.
Firefly | HC | $52.95

Inferno! (volume 05) (anthology)
Lyon, Graeme
Inferno! Volume 5 showcases some of the best new fiction from across Games Workshop’s many universes: from the shifting, magic-infused lands of the Mortal Realms, to the brutal arena of the Eightpoints, to the dark far future of the 41st millennium.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Ghostbusters: the Original Movie Novelisations (omnibus)
Mueller, Richard
For the first time, in a beautiful new edition, this omnibus will collect, together, the original official novelisations of both Ghostbusters 1 and 2. Relive the classic Ghostbusters stories, with the original movie novelisations – reprinted for the first time, since the 1980s. When Dr Peter Venkman and his Columbia University colleagues are kicked out of their prestigious academic posts, they start a private practice as professional ghost-catchers. Although things do not start auspiciously, for the three parascientists, their television advertisements finally pay off – when beautiful Dana Barrett contracts them. It seems her apartment has become the entryway for ghastly ghosts and goofy ghouls, hellbent on terrorising New York City. Soon, they’re not just going to her rescue, but trying to rid the whole city of the slimy creatures. After waging a war on slime that cost New York City millions, the Ghostbusters find themselves out of business until an ancient tyrant, preparing a return to the Earthly domain through his portrait at the Manhattan Museum of Modern Art, sets his sights on Dana Barrett’s baby, as the new home for his wicked soul!
Ghostbusters | PBK | $19.99

Phalanx (Aliens)
Sigler, Scott
Ataegina was an isolated world of medieval castles, varied cultures, and conquests, vibrant until the demons rose and spread relentless destruction. Swarms of lethal creatures with black husks, murderous claws, barbed tails and dreaded ‘tooth-tongues’ raged through the lowlands, killing ninety percent of the planet’s population. Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain keeps where they eke out a meagre existence. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain – the lair of the mythical Demon Mother.
Aliens | PBK | $19.99

The Runaway TARDIS (picture book)
Smith, Kim
Unable to make friends at her new school, Lizzie packs a bag and runs away. After accidentally stowing away in the TARDIS, she meets the Doctor, a mysterious woman who claims to be a time-travelling space alien. When the TARDIS malfunctions, Lizzie and the Doctor are sent catapulting through time and space, visiting the pyramids, the dinosaurs, an alien planet, and more. Along the way, Lizzie learns that making new friends isn’t so hard, after all… but will she ever be able to get back home? Featuring Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor and an adorable new alien species, this sweet storybook is a must-have for Whovians everywhere, young and old, alike.
Doctor Who (children’s) | HC | $32.99

The Maze of Doom (Doctor Who)
Solomons, David
An ancient artefact buried deep within the TARDIS leads the Doctor back to London, where a deadly predator prowls the tunnels beneath the city. As the Time Lord and her friends investigate, they uncover a mystery that will take them from a secret mountain base to the depths of the ocean – and if they cannot solve it, one of them will perish. In order to save her friend, the Doctor must solve the riddle of… the Maze of Doom! Featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, as played by Jodie Whittaker.
YA Doctor Who | PBK | $14.99