Media-related & Humour Catalogue: November 2018
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in November 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.
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), $8.30
- 2–10 paperbacks or any trade paperbacks or hardcovers, within Brisbane, is $10.85
- 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!
First World Cat Problems
What am I doing with my lives? 120 dejected cats reflect on why their perfect lives are just so damn hard: being woken from an eight-hour nap by a car alarm; fed tuna for dinner, two days in a row; going outside, only to realise instantly you want to be inside; catching your owner looking at other cats on the internet; losing your favourite toy under the sofa, and only having 64 others to choose from. This is just a handful of the many problems faced every day by a first-world cat. This book is finally giving him a voice. Because, yes, the cat may have got the cream. But it probably wasn’t Waitrose, extra-thick, double cream. And that’s the only kind he likes.
Cats | HC | $19.99
Harry Potter: Collectible Quidditch Set
The first, officially-licensed Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Set includes: one Quaffle, two Bludgers, one non-removable Snitch, and one 16×24” collectible poster; all showcased in a decorative Quidditch trunk. Includes lock and key for trunk.
Harry Potter’s Wizarding World | CASE | $42.99
Harry Potter Pensieve Memory Set
Inspired by the mystical Pensieve concept from the films, the Harry Potter Pensieve Memory Set includes: ultra-deluxe 176-page book with Pensieve dish embedded into the cover, containing a misty liquid effect, featuring quotes from the Harry Potter films, throughout; eight-inch Dumbledore wand pen (ink tube is replaceable); two memory vials fashioned after those seen in the films; and keepsake box with closing latch.
Harry Potter’s Wizarding World | CASE | $49.99
Invasion of the Space Invaders: an Addict’s Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines
Back in a facsimile edition is Martin Amis’ closet passion project, first published in 1982: a compulsive gamer’s guide to arcades and beating your younger self’s high score. In this offbeat book, introduced by Stephen Spielberg, acclaimed author Martin Amis explores how 1980s’ video games took a generation by storm. Delving into the electric atmosphere of the arcades where he misspent his youth, he asks: Why did Space Invaders invade our hearts and minds? How much time, loose change and sex appeal did they cost us? And, most importantly, which secret cheats and tactics must we master to reach the next level? Part cautionary tale, part celebration of a lifelong addiction, this is an essential manual for many a self-confessed cyber geek, computer nerd, and joystick junkie.
Video/computer games (reissue) | TP | $35.00
The Archive of Magic: the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald
Go behind the scenes of J K Rowling’s magical universe of creatures and wizards in this exciting full-colour companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In this second adventure, they’re joined by fan favourites from the Harry Potter universe, including Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel, and the villainous Gellert Grindelwald. This keepsake treasury compendium delivers a rich and unique ‘making of’ experience, for fans of all ages; offering an imaginative, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colourful trove of cohorts – beasts and wizards, alike – as they face off against the evil forces of Gellert Grindelwald, one of the world’s most powerful Dark wizards, in a story that travels from New York City to London and onto Paris. Brimming with film-making secrets, full-colour artwork, and stories from the cast and crew, this magnificent book is modelled after a special item from the movie, and features removable facsimile reproductions of props and other materials from the movie, along with some very special effects. A tribute to moviemaking magic, it is an essential for every Wizarding World fan, aspiring concept artists and designers, and cinema buffs.
Harry Potter | HC | $59.99
Inside Black Mirror: the Illustrated Oral History
Brooker, Charlie; Jones, Annabel; Arnopp; Jason
What becomes of humanity, when it’s fed into the jaws of a hungry new digital machine? Discover the world of Black Mirror in this immersive, illustrated, oral history. This first official book logs the entire Black Mirror journey, from its origins in creator Charlie Brooker’s mind to its current status as one of the biggest cult TV shows to emerge from the UK. Alongside a collection of astonishing behind-the-scenes imagery and ephemera, Brooker and producer Annabel Jones will detail the creative genesis, inspiration and thought process behind each film for the first time, while key actors, directors and other creative talents relive their own involvement. ‘Black Mirror is, hands down, the most relevant program of our time, if for no other reason than how often it can make you wonder if we’re all living in an episode of it.’ – New York Times.
Black Mirror reference | HC | $45.00
Combat Magicks (Doctor Who)
How do you win a battle when the dead fight on? The TARDIS arrives in Gaul, in 451 AD, on the eve of battle between the forces of Attila the Hun and those of the crumbling Roman Empire. But the Doctor soon finds that both sides are being helped by sinister, supernatural creatures. While Graham makes allies in the Roman camp and Ryan is pursued by the enigmatic Legion of Smoke, the Doctor and Yasmin are pressed into service as Attila’s personal sorcerers. But the Doctor knows there is science behind the combat magicks – and that the true war will pit all humanity against a ruthless alien threat. An original novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham; as played by Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, and Bradley Walsh.
Doctor Who | HC | $19.99
Cowsill, Alan; Jackson, Richard; Hill, James
Lavishly-illustrated paperback, packaged with a die-cast model of the iconic 1966 Batmobile; revealing the secrets of the vehicles featured in the classic 1966 Batman television series.
Batman reference | PBK | $44.99
The Librarians and the Pot of Gold (Librarians 03)
For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloguing and safeguarding everything, from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil. The adventures of the Librarians continue, following: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp (PBK, $24.99) and The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (PBK, $23.99).
Librarians | PBK | $22.99
The Good Doctor (Doctor Who)
For a Good Doctor there’s only one rule: first, do no harm. On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. Job done, the TARDIS crew departs – only for Ryan to discover he’s left his phone behind. Again. Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future – and that something has gone badly wrong. The Loba are now slaves, serving human zealots… who worship a godlike figure known as the Good Doctor. It’s time for the Doctor to face up to the consequences of her last visit. With Lobos on the brink of catastrophe, will she be able to make things right? An original novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham; as played by Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, and Bradley Walsh.
Doctor Who | HC | $19.99
Lambs of God
The flock of nuns and the flock of sheep had been together for so long that the sheep, if they had enough brains to consider the matter at all, thought of the nuns as part of the flock rather than shepherds. For Iphigenia, Margarita and Carla, the crumbling monastery they live in is their whole world. They have their daily routines and at their nightly knitting circle, they tell stories – stitching into their work fairy tales and myth. Whatever exists beyond their island home is forgotten. That is, until the day Father Ignatius arrives, intent on transforming their forgotten paradise into a luxury resort, complete with a helipad and marina. In an attempt to protect their peaceful existence, the Sisters find themselves willing to do almost anything to save their beloved home… The classic and bestselling Australian novel, soon to be a major TV miniseries.
Suspense | TP | $29.99
William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last (Star Wars, Part the Eighth)
The Star Wars saga continues, with the Bard of Avon providing some of the biggest shocks, yet! Alack, the valiant Resistance must flee from the scoundrels of the First Order, and it falls to Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and BB-8 to take up arms against sea of troubles. Can they bring Snoke’s schemes to woe, destruction, ruin, and decay? Will Luke Skywalker take the stage, once more, and aid Princess Leia in the winter of her discontent? Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs, throughout, will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars universe
Star Wars | HC | $22.99
Odyssey (Assassin’s Creed)
Greece, 5th century BCE. Kassandra is a mercenary of Spartan blood, sentenced to death by her family, cast out into exile. Now, she will embark on an epic journey to become a legendary hero – and uncover the truth about her mysterious lineage.
Assassin’s Creed | TP | $29.99
The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (30th anniversary edition) (graphic novel)
An occultist, attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life, traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. Collects The Sandman issues #1–8. This edition also includes the story ‘The Sound of Her Wings’, introducing the pragmatic and perky goth girl, Death. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s seminal series with an all-new edition.
Sandman reissue | TP | $34.99
The Sandman Volume 2: the Doll’s House (30th anniversary edition) (graphic novel)
During Morpheus’ incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers, and the world itself. Collects The Sandman issues #9–16. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s seminal series with an all-new edition.
Sandman reissue | TP | $34.99
The Wonderful World of Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups
Hazeley, Jason & Morris, Joel
Readers will discover that bestselling titles such as How It Works: The Husband and Ladybird Book of the Midlife Crisis are merely the tip of the iceberg. Featuring covers and pages from, among others: The Ladybird Book of Passive Aggression; People at Work: The Prime Minister; The One Night Stand; The Estate Agent; The Commuter; What to Look for in the Worst Case Scenario; Well Loved Tales: Game of Thrones; Hypochondria and Hypochondriacs; The Ladybird Book of Wishful Thinking; How it Works: The Northerner; The Story of Faking the Moon Landing; Great Civilisations: The Cockneys; I Can Do My VAT. A luxurious, coffee-table celebration of the entire Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups phenomenon – featuring brand new content!
Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups | HC | $39.99
Codename Villanelle (TV tie-in edition)
She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father’s killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new faces – whichever fits. Her paymasters call themselves The Twelve. But she knows nothing of them. She is Villanelle. Without conscience. Without guilt. Without weakness. Eve Polastri is the woman who hunts her. MI5, until one error of judgment costs her everything. Then stopping a ruthless assassin becomes more than her job. It becomes personal. Originally published as ebook singles: Codename Villanelle, Hollowpoint, Shanghai, and Odessa; now in one volume; and the basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99
Solo: a Star Wars Story (expanded edition)
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy in this thrilling novelisation. Through a series of daring escapades, deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, a young Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca; and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99
Fantastic Beasts: the Magizoologist’s Discovery Case
Inspired by the Hogwarts textbook written by J K Rowling’s character Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes fans to a new era in Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter, and half a world away. This deluxe, enchanted replica of Newt Scamander’s case is loaded with interactive special features to make any fan of J K Rowling’s Wizarding World feel like a master magizoologist. Kit includes: collectible replica of the case carried along on Newt’s adventures, as packaging that doubles as a keepsake box, including metal closing clasps; ‘Muggle worthy’ dial that allows the case to be opened in either no-maj, or maj-friendly, modes. In no-maj, a trick lid reveals mundane case contents, but in maj mode, further wonders are revealed: sound activation: each time the case is opened, the sound of one of seven different beasts is released. A 128-page notebook, including beasts encountered along Newt’s journeys and field note illustrations. It’s also your Fantastic Beasts-inspired journal, inviting you to describe beasts of their own invention with prompts such as ‘date of discovery’, ‘feed codes’, ‘terrain’, and ‘habitat’. Includes elastic band closure. Newt Scamander’s wand pen.
Harry Potter’s Wizarding World | CASE | $60.00
Secret City: the Capital Files (TV tie-in edition)
Lewis, Steve & Uhlmann, Chris
When seasoned journalist Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph of a federal MP, one frosty Canberra morning, he knows he is onto something big. But the deeper Harry investigates, the more he realises that this photograph is merely the hint of a larger conspiracy at work, and a secret its guardians are willing to kill to protect. The three novels that inspired the acclaimed Foxtel/Netflix series condensed into one compelling thriller.
Secret City | TP | $34.99
Molten Heart (Doctor Who)
Don’t dig too deep. You never know what you’ll find beneath the surface. Deep below the surface of the planet Adamantine lies a crystalline wonder world of lava seas and volcanic islands, home to living rock-people. But when the Doctor and her friends arrive on Adamantine, they find it under threat. The seas are shrinking, the magma is cooling, and mysterious, fatal seething pools are spreading fast. Something has come to Adamantine – but what does it want? Fearing an invasion is underway, the Doctor must lead an expedition to the surface of the world, to save its molten heart… An original novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham; as played by Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, and Bradley Walsh.
Doctor Who | HC | $19.99
The Way Through the Woods (Doctor Who)
‘As long as people have lived here, they’ve gone out of their way to avoid the woods…’ Two teenage girls disappear into an ancient wood, a foreboding and malevolent presence both now and in the past. The modern motorway bends to avoid it, as did the old Roman road. In 1917, the Doctor and Amy are desperate to find out what’s happened to Rory, who’s vanished too. But something is waiting for them in the woods. Something that’s been there for thousands of years. Something that is now waking up. A reissue of an original novel featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory; as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill.
Doctor Who (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down (official behind-the-scenes companion)
Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana. The official behind-the-scenes companion guide to the first two seasons of Stranger Things and beyond, brought to life with exclusive photos and stunning concept art. Stranger things have happened… When the first season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in the summer of 2016, the show struck a nerve with millions of viewers worldwide and received broad critical acclaim. The series has gone on to win six Emmy Awards, but its success was driven more than anything by word of mouth, resonating across generations. Viewers feel personal connections to the characters. Now, fans can immerse themselves in the world – or worlds – of Hawkins, Indiana, like never before. Inside, you’ll find: original commentary and a foreword from creators Matt and Ross Duffer; exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and David Harbour; the show’s earliest drafts, pitches to Netflix, and casting calls; insights into the Duffers’ creative process from the entire crew – from costume and set designers to composers and visual-effects specialists; deep dives into the cultural artefacts and references that inspired the look and feel of the show; a map of everyday Hawkins – with clues charting the network of the Upside Down; a digital copy of the Morse code disk Eleven uses, so you can decipher secret messages embedded throughout the text; a look into the future of the series – including a sneak preview of season three! Adding whole new layers to enrich the viewing experience, this keepsake is essential reading for anyone, and everyone, who loves Stranger Things.
Stranger Things reference | HC | $49.99
Art and Arcana: a Visual History (Dungeons & Dragons)
Newman, Kyle; Peterson, Jon; Witwer, Michael; Witwer, Sam
An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity. Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of ‘geek culture’. This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. It features more than 700 pieces of artwork – from each edition of the game’s core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and game play for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game’s millions of fans around the world.
D&D reference | HC | $75.00
A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts is an exhilarating, interactive guide to the iconic school of witchcraft and wizardry. This book features spectacular pop-up re-creations of key locations inside and outside Hogwarts castle, and it opens flat to form a pop-up map of the castle and its grounds – including the Quidditch pitch, the Forbidden Forest, and beyond. In addition to large pops on each spread, numerous mini-pops will bring to life beloved elements from the Harry Potter films, such as the Marauders’ Map and the Flying Ford Anglia. Each pop will include insightful text about Hogwarts, as seen in the films; making for a must-have collectible for fans of the Wizarding World. A 3D masterpiece, celebrating Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from bestselling pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart.
Harry Potter | HC | $99.99
Twelve Angels Weeping: Twelve stories of the villains of Doctor Who (Doctor Who)
Twelve Days of Christmas. Twelve Enemies of the Doctor. Twelve Incredible Stories. Just in time for Christmas – twelve stories featuring the Doctor’s deadliest foes, causing havoc for the festive season. Experience terrifying creatures and fiendish aliens like you’ve never seen them before, in this collection of tales that will be perfect for Doctor Who fans, new and old. A monstrous tale, for every festive day… Twelve Angels Weeping; Eleven Daleks Exterminating; Ten Time Lords Travelling; Nine Cybermen Deleting; Eight Ice Warriors Hissing; Seven Sontarans Invading; Six Silurians Hibernating; Five Singing Ood; Four Zygon Infiltrating; Three Silence Meddling; Two Judoon Patrolling; and One Master Plotting.
Doctor Who | HC | $29.99
TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual (Doctor Who)
Rymill, Gavin; Tucker, Mike; Atkinson, Richard; Tucker, Mike
All of time and space… where do you want to start? Governed by Time Lord technology, the TARDIS Type Forty is the most powerful craft in the universe and this comprehensive fully illustrated manual holds the key to its operation. The appearance of the Doctor’s TARDIS, both inside and out, has changed many times over the years, and this manual features every incarnation – including the latest version for the Thirteenth Doctor. The manual covers the console with fully labelled detailed schematic diagrams for each function, the ship’s famous chameleon circuit, as well as floor plans, specifics of dematerialisation, the use of force fields and tractor beams and much more. Complete with case studies of the wonder-craft in action, taken from the TARDIS’ many trips through space and time, this manual is an essential guide to the wonders of the Whoniverse.
Doctor Who reference | HC | $35.00
Schadenfreude: the joy of another’s misfortune
Smith, Tiffany Watt
A hilarious quest to understand life’s ultimate guilty pleasure. ‘Nothing makes the world gleam, like bad people getting the fate they deserve. For one glorious moment, the stars align, the universe delivers, and the commuter who barged past us all down the station stairs misses the train.’ Schadenfreude – enjoying the pain and failures of others – is an all-too-familiar feeling. It has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries but, in a time of polarised politics, twitter trolls and ‘sidebars of shame’, has never been more relevant. Recent studies have shown that we smile more at a rival’s loss than at our own success. No wonder we’re said to be living in the ‘Age of Schadenfreude’. But why can it be so much fun to witness another’s distress? And what, if anything, should we do about it? In Schadenfreude, historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging across thinkers from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting some outrageous confessions on the way – she reveals how everyone, babies, nuns, your most trusted friends, are enjoying your misfortunes. But rather than an emotional glitch, she argues, Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships with others and our sense of who we are. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion – and perhaps, even, embracing it.
Humour | HC | $24.99
The Secret in Vault 13 (Doctor Who)
The Doctor has never faced a challenge, quite like this… In the coldest spot in the universe is the Galactic Seed Vault. For generations, it has existed to store and preserve examples of plant seeds from across the galaxy. And at its heart lies a secret. Vault 13. Unopened for millions of years, no one is sure what it contains. There are rumours of a great treasure, and a terrible weapon. Now, the Doctor and her companions are in a race with an ancient order known as the Gardeners of Tellus to unlock the vault. Whoever gains access, first, will discover the horrifying secret of the Genesis Seed. Featuring the Thirteenth Doctor.
Doctor Who | PBK | $14.99
Millennium Falcon: Owner’s Workshop Manual (Star Wars)
Windham, Ryder; Trevas, Chris (illustrator), Reiff, Chris (illustrator)
The YT-1300 Corellian Freighter gets the Haynes treatment! An owner’s manual based on the YT-1300 Corellian Freighter, the best-known variant of which is the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship appearing in the original Star Wars trilogy, plus The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Using brand-new cutaway illustrations, together with other art and photographs, this manual provides the most thorough technical description of the YT-1300 available, making it essential reading for all Star Wars fans.
Star Wars | HC | $55.00