Media-Related and Humour Catalogue: November 2017
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in November 2017.
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.
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- 1–2 paperbacks (up to 500g), $7.95
- 2–10 paperbacks or any trade paperbacks or hardcovers, within Brisbane, is $10.60
- 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!
Doctor Who: 100 Illustrated Adventures
Profiling 100 of the most beloved episodes, since the show first broadcast in 1963, this book is filled with original art from fan artists and professional artists alike, as well as in-depth episode information. Spanning from the era of the First Doctor to the Twelfth, this stunning book is a must-have keepsake and guide.
Doctor Who | HC | $49.99
The Ultimate Lego® Star Wars
Its large format and beautiful high-quality imagery makes it an indispensable guide for young fans, and a stunning reference work for adults. Unprecedented and all encompassing, it also features behind-the-scenes material. The visual galleries of sets tell the complete story of Lego® Star Wars from the earliest concepts in the late 1990s, to the creation of the most recent sets for The Force Awakens and Rogue One.
Star Wars/Lego | HC | $59.99
Cats Getting Stuck!
Cats may have intelligence that far exceeds our own… but it doesn’t stop them getting completely stuck, often in the most ridiculous places. Cats Getting Stuck! documents some of the funniest scrapes felines have got themselves into, from wrestling with hangers to getting wedged into glass jars, or the results of overambitious climbing! But whenever they’re caught with their paws in a twist, they style it out as though they wanted to get tangled up in some window blinds. We can but stand back and laugh (then untangle them).
Cats | HC | $19.99
The Grip of Film by Gordy Lasure
Richard Ayoade edits and annotates the meditations on film by that master of the medium, Gordy LaSure. Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio ‘development’ exec who doesn’t trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure’s encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum. Gordy LaSure’s always talking about films and how they’d be a shit ton better, if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure. The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky’s, Dirty Harry) are any good, at all? Gordy’ll tell you How and Why, and he’ll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn’t shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.
Film history/humour | TP | $29.99
Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth
A gorgeous, authorised celebration of one of the most popular and enduring Super Heroes of all time – Wonder Woman – that chronicles the life and times of this pop-culture phenomenon and image of women’s strength and power, from her origins and role as a founding member of the Justice League to her evolution in television and film. With a foreword by Lynda Carter, and a remove-and-wear tiara on the front cover!
Wonder Woman | HC | $69.99
Darth Maul (Star Wars) (graphic novel)
Bunn, Cullen & Ross, Luke
Raised on hate, fear and anger… steeped in the ways of darkness… and trained to kill! Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows – now, at last, his tale of revenge is revealed! But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to find her? And what role will a band of bounty hunters, including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, play? Get to know the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak like never before!
Star Wars | PBK | $32.99
The Story of Life
Chris (a Simpsons’ artist)
This book is a magical journey through life: from the beginnings of time to the birth of a child and the adventure that we take on our way to the grave, and beyond to the stars. It is a celebration of being human and all the beautiful things that are in between.
Humour | HC | $29.99
The Year of the Geek: 365 Adventures from the Sci-Fi Universe
A fascinating look into geek culture. Each day will tell a different story from the sci-fi universe, from famous franchises and figures such as Star Wars, The Matrix, Peter Jackson and Luc Besson, to lesser known stories, including the French cult classic City of Lost Children, the Japanese anime Akira, and bestselling German novelist, Marcus Heitz. With text written by self-confessed geek James Clarke, and accompanied by over 100 infographics that have been specially commissioned for this book, The Year of the Geek celebrates all things geek in a new and intriguing way.
Fandom | HC | $34.99
The Night Clave (a Numenera novel)
Cook, Monte & Germain, Shanna
In the far-future Ninth World, claves of Aeon Priests help their community understand and use the mysterious technologies of the past. But what happens when a group of these priests uses this knowledge and power to exploit the people who depend on them? In the region of Steremoss, a group of brave individuals are determined to resist this oppression from the shadows. They call themselves the Night Clave. A novelisation of the popular role-playing game.
Numenera | PBK | $19.99
Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies
Edwards, Rick & Brooks, Michael
Just like you, Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards have watched movies and been sucked into those fictional worlds. Unlike you, they’ve written an amusing book exploring and unpicking these much-loved stories, revealing the science within. They’ve chatted to some of the most respected names in science to get to the bottom of these alternate realities. And if at any point the reader is confused, relax – so is Rick. And he makes sure Michael explains it clearly.
Science-y stuff in the movies | HC | $29.99
Middle-Earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
A richly-illustrated compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of Peter Jackson’s films.
Tolkien | HC | $119.99
The Princess Diarist: A Sort of Memoir…
When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept, during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved – plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naïveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognised. Now, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager, with an all-consuming crush on her co-star, Harrison Ford. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time – and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable, The Princess Diarist brims with the candour and introspection of a diary, while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience.
Memoir/Star Wars | PBK | $22.99
Serenity: Everything’s Shiny Adult Coloring Book
For fans of colouring in and Serenity.
Serenity | PBK | $27.99
Original Sin (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
George III, David R
At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the USS Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a yearlong assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfil the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilisations. But, now, three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the thirteen hundred aboard are abducted – including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing?
Star Trek | PBK | $12.99
Dr Tenth: Christmas Surprise! (Doctor Who)
Hargreaves, Roger & Adam
The greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse continues with this Christmas adventure starring the Tenth Doctor! A seasonal special to complement the twelve Dr Men titles in the ongoing series, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.
Doctor Who (and Mr Men) | HC | $14.99
Fortune of War (Star Trek: Titan)
Death slumbers in the ashes of silent planets, waiting to be awakened and unleashed… Twenty years have passed since the interstellar scourge known as the Husnock were exterminated without warning by a being with godlike abilities. Left behind, intact but abandoned, their desolate worlds and derelict ships brim with destructive potential. Now, a discovery by a Federation cultural research team has drawn the attention of several ruthless factions. From black market smugglers to alien military forces, it seems every belligerent power in the quadrant hopes to capture the Husnock’s lethal technology. All that stands between the galaxy and those who have come to plunder the cruellest secrets of the Husnock are Admiral William Riker, Captain Christine Vale, and the crew of the Starship Titan.
Star Trek | PBK | $19.95
Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe (Doctor Who)
Mann, George; Richards, Justin; Scott, Cavan
Dalek is the never-before-told history of the Doctor’s most dangerous enemies, the famous ‘Outer Space Robot People’ of the planet Skaro – from their genesis in the thousand-year conflict between Thals and Kaleds, to their survival of the Time War and (as foreseen by the Time Lords) their conquest of the universe. Along the way, the authors also reveal all-new stories about these legendary creatures – terrifying near-mythical adventures, startling visual recreations of never-before-seen conflicts, and more. Each of them helps shed new light on what has become the most feared alien race in the universe. With full-colour illustrations, concept art, cutaways, diagrams, comic strips and more, Dalek is a dramatic retelling of the ascent of the ‘supreme race’, and the story of the mysteries that lurk in unexplored corners of the universe. It is the ultimate celebration of all things Dalek.
Doctor Who | HC | $89.99
The Coen Brothers: The Iconic Filmmakers and Their Work
Through in-depth and informative text, The Coen Brothers Archive re-examines the brothers’ most famous work, as well as some of their cult films.
Biography | HC | $49.99
Does It Fart?
Rabaiotti, Dani; Caruso, Nick & Kocak, Ethan (illustrator)
The ultimate guide to animal flatulence. Dogs do it. Millipedes do it. Dinosaurs did it. You do it: I do it. Octopuses don’t (and nor do octopi). Spiders might do it: more research is needed. Birds don’t do it, but they could if they wanted to. Herrings do it to communicate with each other. At the beginning of 2017, an innocent question on twitter about snakes formed the hashtag #doesitfart and spread pungently across the internet – and major newspapers – as dozens of experts weighed in on which animals do and don’t fart, and if they do, how much, how often, what it’s made of, what it smells like, and what it’s for. This book is the result: the fully authoritative, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence, covering the habits of 80 animals, in more detail than you ever knew you needed. What foods make hyena farts smell especially bad? What is a fossa, and does it fart? Why do clams vomit but not fart? What is a fart, anyway? With contributions from dozens of biologists, this is a book that will allow you to shift the blame onto all kinds of unlikely animals for years to come. The perfect gift, for anyone who has ever farted.
Animal flatulence | HC | $19.99
Puppy Versus Kitten
Two pets. One house. No clue. This is the illustrated story of two adorable little creatures that have been plonked into the world, knowing absolutely nothing about it. As expected, Kitten tries to use its intelligence to figure out situations; while Puppy, a much stupider creature, discovers its world by charging around and doing what comes to it naturally. Living together under one roof, they clash as they encounter one another for the first time. Kitty outsmarts Puppy, over and over again, but then, they meet the humans… From the creator of Bunny Suicides.
Humour | HC | $19.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire (A Magickal History of Sunnydale)
Robinson, A M & Rosenberg, Willow
Every good witch has a grimoire, and Willow Rosenberg is no exception. The Official Grimoire is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, humorously narrated by beloved resident witch Willow Rosenberg. Completely illustrated and annotated, by the rest of the gang, this book of spells is a unique keepsake for fans of the Buffy-verse and an incredible celebration of the show’s twenty-year legacy.
Buffy | HC | $49.99
Ain’t Got Time to Bleed: Medical Reports on Hollywood’s Greatest Action Heroes
Shaffer, Andrew & Lefcourt, Steven (illustrator)
Discover how some of the silver screen’s most iconic action heroes would really fare after being shot, stabbed, and dropped off buildings in this witty look at the real science behind Hollywood injuries. Hollywood action heroes shrug off bullet wounds like mosquito bites and jump through panes of glass as if their skin is made of asbestos. But how long would these gun-toting badasses last, in the real world? Here is a catalogue of the injuries endured by some of the best-known characters in the action-movie genre and uses authentic medical research to assess their real-life chances of survival. Featuring full-colour illustrations that reveal how these hardboiled icons would really look after being put through the Hollywood wringer, Ain’t Got Time to Bleed delivers twenty-nine hilariously grisly diagnoses that will change the way you watch action movies, forever.
Fictional medical diagnoses/humour | HC | $22.99
Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive (Star Trek)
The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact – and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick. Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role in Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek’s computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.
Star Trek/science-y | HC | $39.99
Tales of Terror (Doctor Who)
A new spine-chilling collection of twelve short illustrated adventures packed with terrifying Doctor Who monsters and villains. The six authors featured are Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Richard Dungworth, Scott Handcock and Craig Donaghy. The illustrator is Rohan Eason. Each short story will feature a frightening nemesis for the Doctor to outwit, and each will star one incarnation of the Doctor; with additional appearances from favourite friends and companions, such as Sarah Jane, Jo, and Ace.
Doctor Who | HC | $29.99
The Book of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual
The Alien movie franchise has been shocking audiences for more than thirty-five years, and the series now continues in eons to come – where this special interactive edition derives. Beamed back to us from the future reality witnessed in the movies, it is a handbook for new recruits of theUS Colonial Marines. The Book of Alien includes everything you need to know to identify and combat the terrifying, extra-terrestrial species known as Xenomorphs. Protecting yourself and mankind against this significant and ever-growing threat is the goal. With this book, you will learn how to clearly identify the threat – and which weapons you will need to successfully neutralise it. A practical combat guide, The Book of Alien is both an old-world handbook – featuring paper pages, text, diagrams, and 100 colour and black-and-white photographs – and a futurebook – with 3D interactive animations, sound and vision. A superb interactive companion volume to all the Alien movies, The Book of Alien is an exciting immersive experience that lets you revisit many key moments from the movies, and interact with people, objects… and of course, aliens!
Alien | HC | $75.95
Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor (Star Wars)
Windham, Ryder & Bray, Adam
Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first instalment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers – the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression. Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandising. Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish, officially-licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every fan of Star Wars, as well as military, design, and film aficionados. Includes a foreword by John Boyega.
Star Wars | HC | $69.99