Media-related & Humour Catalogue: November 2019

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

Aliens, Creatures and Droids (Star Wars Insider)

A definitive guide to the Star Wars’ galaxy’s most unusual inhabitants, with revealing features and interviews. Including material from A New Hope to Solo: A Star Wars Story, this title includes profiles the otherworldly characters from a galaxy far, far away, including iconic droids such as R2-D2 and C-3PO and creatures such as Ewoks and Gungans. Fan favourite actors Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Warwick Davis (Wicket) discuss the saga from their unique perspectives. Packed with information and stunning images, it’s a must-have for all fans of the cinema’s best-loved saga.
Star Wars | PBK | $39.99

The Art of Game of Thrones: the Official Book of Design from Season 1 to Season 8

The official collection of behind-the-scenes concept art and production design from the landmark TV show Game of Thrones. Learn how BAFTA and Emmy award-winning production designer Deborah Riley and her team brought to life the iconic locations of Westeros and beyond. Features: unmatched depth – 432 pages of concept art, sketches, and production design images covering Game of Thrones seasons 1–8; detailed revelations – comprehensive behind-the-scenes details covering the design of iconic locations, such as King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, and Castle Black; contributions from the creators – authored by production designer Deborah Riley, and including an exclusive foreword from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D B Weiss, and preface from Emmy Award-winning production designer Gemma Jackson; a prestige coffee table book – deluxe format; a sought-after gift for fans – released in time for the holiday season, this is the perfect Game of Thrones gift for fans and collectors.
Game of Thrones reference | HC | $9.99

The Art and Making of the Expanse

Official companion book to the hugely successful TV series, showcasing spectacular concept art and candid behind-the-scenes photography, accompanied by quotes from the showrunners. The Expanse is a modern TV revelation. Adapted from the hugely popular novels by James S A Corey, this Hugo Award-winning story of conspiracy, adventure and intrigue in a galaxy tearing itself apart through civil war has captivated audiences worldwide with its high-concept vision of the future. The Art and Making of The Expanse goes behind the scenes of the first three seasons of the show, exploring how the bestselling books were turned into one of the most highly regarded science fiction TV series of the 21st century. Packed with stunning concept art and compelling photography, the cast, crew and creators reveal the ideas, processes, inspirations and obstacles behind the making of this massively popular series.
Space opera reference | HC | $65.00

Journey to Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker (Marvel Comics)

Star Wars | PBK | $32.99

The Marvel Art of Star Wars (Marvel Comics)

The Force is strong with the artists who have continued the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest since Star Wars returned to Marvel! This stunning volume celebrates the talents who have illustrated some of the finest covers and pages featuring the galaxy far, far away – including John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen, Leinil Francis Yu, Salvador Larroca and Mike Deodato Jr! Filled with insights from many of the artists themselves, and those that have worked with them, and featuring never before seen behind-the-scenes artwork, this gorgeous HC spotlights all your favourites – including Lando, Chewbacca, and, of course, Darth Vader – as well as brand new characters like Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros… and the killer droids, Triple-Zero and Beetee!
Star Wars | HC | $100.00

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Marvel Comics)

A thrilling call to adventure on the very edge of the galaxy! Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travellers from every system looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous Dok-Ondar, proprietor of rare antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities that abound on this lawless outpost at the edge of Wild Space. But the First Order has come to Batuu – and, now, its survival is at stake! The road to Black Spire’s salvation begins in the past… with a job that Han Solo and Chewbacca once pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins with this riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park!
Star Wars | PBK | $32.99

Star Wars: Tie Fighter (Marvel Comics)

Enter Shadow Wing! The Empire’s salvation – the Rebellion’s doom! As the war between the rebels and the Galactic Empire stretches on, it is the innocent people of the galaxy who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests – and hammer the Emperor’s fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But how far is this untested team willing to go to preserve law and order? And are the pilots of Shadow Wing as loyal to the Empire as they seem?
Star Wars | PBK | $32.99

Visions from the Upside Down: a Stranger Things Art Book

Over 200 artists present their own unique visions of Stranger Things in a stunning, full-colour celebration of the runaway hit Netflix series. In honour of Stranger Things, the innovative pop culture enthusiasts at Printed In Blood are proud to present the latest release in their ongoing series of artbooks. More than two hundred artists, drawn from the earthly dimensions of comics, illustration, fine art, videogames, and animation, have come together to bring us a unique vision of the world of Hawkins, Indiana. Come dig into this collection of more than two hundred brand-new images and see what new worlds you might discover lurking just beneath the surface.
Stranger Things | HC | $19.99

The Man in the High Castle: Creating the Alt World
Avila, Mike
The Man in the High Castle is the hit Amazon series – inspired by Philip K Dick’s award-winning novel – that offers a glimpse into a chilling alternate timeline in which Hitler was victorious in World War II. Exploring the realpolitik of all four seasons of the show, this lavish and richly detailed coffee table book takes readers from the Greater Nazi Reich to the Japanese Pacific States. Featuring sumptuous production art, set photography, costume designs and interviews with key cast and crew, The Man in the High Castle: Creating the Alt World will transport readers into the worlds of this award-winning series.
Alternate history reference | HC | $55.00

The Movie Musical!
Basinger, Jeanine
Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in colour and black and white – an essential text for anyone who’s ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies. Leading film historian Jeanine Basinger reveals, with her trademark wit and zest, the whole story of the Hollywood musical – in the most telling, most incisive, most detailed, most gorgeously illustrated book of her long and remarkable career. From Fred Astaire, whom she adores, to La La Land, which she deplores, Basinger examines a dazzling array of stars, strategies, talents, and innovations in the history of musical cinema. Whether analysing a classic Gene Kelly routine, relishing a Nelson-Jeanette operetta, or touting a dynamic hip hop number (in the underrated Idlewild), she is a canny and charismatic guide to the many ways that song and dance have been seen – and heard – on film. With extensive portraits of everyone from Al Jolson, the Jazz Singer; to Doris Day, whose iconic sunniness has overshadowed her dramatic talents; from Deanna Durbin, that lovable teen-star of the‘30s and‘40s; to Shirley T and Judy G; from Bing to Frank to Elvis; from Ann Miller to Ann-Margret; from Disney to Chicago… focusing on many beloved, iconic films (Top Hat; Singin’ in the Rain; Meet Me in St Louis; The Sound of Music), as well as unduly obscure gems (Eddie Cantor’s Whoopee!; Murder at the Vanities; Sun Valley Serenade; One from the Heart), this book is astute, informative, and pure pleasure to read.
Entertainment history | HC | $64.99

The Sky is Falling!
the Unexpected Politics of Hollywood’s Superheroes and Zombies

Biskind, Peter
A bestselling cultural journalist takes us on a wild ride through pop culture, showing how it paved the way for today’s extreme politics. Are Batman and 24’s Jack Bauer heroic loners defending our way of life – or right-wing vigilantes attacking it? Is Avatar just a National Geographic version of Star Wars, or a passionate assault on capitalism? And what about Game of Thrones – sword and sorcery fantasy, or lesson in mainstream politics? In The Sky is Falling! bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultraviolence, revenge, and torture are all in a day’s work. Welcome to the new normal.
Film culture | PBK | $19.99

Ninja: Get Good – My Ultimate Guide to Gaming
Blevins, Tyler ‘Ninja’
The essential guide to gaming from the one of the world’s best esports’ players. From one of the leading Fortnite gamers in the world, comes your guide to outclassing the rest at playing games. Packed with illustrations, photographs, anecdotes, and insider tips, this complete compendium includes everything Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins wishes he knew before he got serious about gaming. Here’s how to: build a gaming PC; practice with purpose; develop strategy; improve your game sense; pull together the right team; stream with skill; form a community online; and much more. Games come and go, but Ninja’s lessons are timeless. Pay attention to them and you’ll find that you’re never really starting over, when the next big game launches. Who knows – you may even beat him, one day. As he says, that’s up to you. Also available now, the Ninja Notebook (PBK, $19.99).
Gaming | HC | $29.99

It’s Me, the Good Advice Cupcake! Talking Figurine and Illustrated Book
Brantz, Loryn
Starring everyone’s favourite sassy cupcake from the Buzzfeed animation studio, this fun kit includes a Good Advice Cupcake figurine that sits in a cupcake wrapper, with her name inscribed on the base. Each time you gently give her a pull, she stands up and speaks a different funny phrase. Kit also includes a 48-page flip book with an animated illustration.
Humour | TOY | $17.99

Gemini Man (official movie novelisation)
Cadigan, Pat
Henry Brogan is an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative – who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man, who’s trying to kill him, is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself. The official novelisation of the hotly anticipated Gemini Man, the latest film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Life of Pi; Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), starring two-time Academy Award-nominee Will Smith.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Please Stop Touching Me… and Other Haikus by Cats
Coleman, Jamie
Please Stop Touching Me: Every time you do/I have to lick everywhere/It’s so exhausting. Jamie Coleman returns with this brilliant collection of feline flights of fancy. His hilarious haikus take us inside the minds of our most popular pets revealing their innermost secrets, their disdain for their owners and the poetry that is common to all cats. Featuring over 50 haikus, complete with glorious images, this is a hysterical gift for cat lovers, cat haters, and poetry enthusiasts alike.
Poetry/Humour | HC | $22.99

Artemis Fowl: the Graphic Novel
Colfer, Eoin
A brand-new graphic novel of the incredible, explosive first book in the Artemis Fowl series. At just twelve years old, Artemis Fowl is a criminal genius. No scheme is too dastardly, no plot too devious. And he’s just discovered that fairies are real. Poor fairies. But these are not the cuddly creatures of bedtime stories. They are armed. They are dangerous. And when Artemis captures Captain Holly Short for her fairy gold, he messes with the wrong elf. Holly isn’t armed, but she’s incredibly dangerous, and pretty annoyed with all the kidnapping. Artemis Fowl is about to find out that fairies fight back… This graphic novel adaptation of the internationally bestselling novel offers an exciting look inside both Fowl Manor and Haven City, as it follow Artemis Fowl’s battle against a cast of creatures beyond your wildest imagination.
YA fantasy | PBK | $26.99

I am C-3PO – the Inside Story
Daniels, Anthony
Spanning over 40 years, discover a unique perspective on the Star Wars saga from the actor behind iconic character C-3PO, Anthony Daniels. Discover the incredible untold story of one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters, C-3PO, told by the man who knows him best. ‘Did you hear that? They’ve shut down the main reactor! We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.’ These words were the very first to be spoken in any Star Wars movie, and they were spoken by a droid: C-3PO. Includes a foreword by J J Abrams.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99

Oblivion (Halo: Master Chief)
Denning, Troy
2526. It has been more than a year, since humanity first encountered the hostile military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant, and several weeks after the United Nations Space Command’s devastating counterattack of Operation: Silent Storm was deemed an overwhelming success. The UNSC has put its faith in the hands of the Spartans, led by the legendary Master Chief, John-117: enhanced super-soldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons. But the Covenant – enraged and fearful of their enemy’s unexpected strategies and prowess – is not taking its recent defeat lightly, and is now fully determined to eradicate humanity from existence, brutally overrunning the ill-fated planets of the Outer Colonies faster than retreats can be ordered. If the UNSC has any chance of stemming the tide of the war, the Master Chief and Blue Team must drop onto an empty, hellish world in order to capture a disabled Covenant frigate filled with valuable technology. It has all the makings of a trap, but the bait is far too tempting to ignore – and this tantalising prize is being offered by a disgraced and vengeful Covenant fleetmaster, whose sole opportunity for redemption lies in extinguishing humanity’s only hope of survival…
Halo | PBK | $19.99

Leonardo da Vinci’s Flying Machines Kit:
Paper Airplanes Based on the Great Master’s Sketches that Really Fly!

Dewar, Andrew
Visionary Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci designed and sketched many inventions that were centuries ahead of their time. He was obsessed with flight theory and aerodynamics, so many of his drawings were of innovative flying machines most of which were never built during his lifetime. They existed only as ideas, in da Vinci’s fertile imagination and as sketches in his famous notebooks, until now! This remarkable new collection of paper plane models, by renowned paper artist Andrew Dewar, presents replicas of 13 of Leonardo’s most famous aviation inventions… most of which actually fly! This kit includes: pre-cut paper pieces for 13 different machines, based on Leonardo’s most original designs; a full-colour, 64-page book with step-by-step instructions for assembling the flying machine models; and a pre-assembled rubber band slingshot launcher, used to launch the planes into the sky.
Paper aeroplane design | KIT | $22.99

Doctor Who: the Target Storybook
Dicks, Terrance; et al
A brilliant new collection of spin-off stories from famous episodes throughout the history of Doctor Who. ‘We’re all stories in the end…’ In this exciting collection you’ll find all-new stories spinning off from some of your favourite Doctor Who moments across the history of the series. Learn what happened next, what went on before, and what occurred off-screen in an inventive selection of sequels, side trips, foreshadowings, and first-hand accounts – and look forward too, with a brand new adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor. Each story expands in thrilling ways upon aspects of Doctor Who’s enduring legend. With contributions from show luminaries past and present – including Colin Baker, Matthew Waterhouse, Vinay Patel, Joy Wilkinson, and Terrance Dicks – The Target Storybook is a once-in-a-lifetime tour around the wonders of the Whoniverse.
Doctor Who anthology | HC | $32.99

Dungeons and Tombs: a Young Adventurer’s Guide
Dungeons & Dragons
In this illustrated guide for new players, you’ll be transported to the mystical and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and given a one-of-a-kind course on the dungeons and death traps, for which the game (and all its iterations) is known. Featuring maps, cutaway illustrations, and fun insights that show would-be adventurers how to travel and survive in these fantastical settings, along with original illustrations and archival images, the book shines a spotlight down the dark, foreboding corners of the most infamous locations in the worlds of D&D. The perfect jumping-on point for young fans of fantasy looking to give D&D a try, the book also features prompts to encourage creative problem-solving skills in the dangerous situations you may find yourself in, when on D&D adventures!
Gaming | HC | $19.99

I Love the Bones of You: My Father and the Making of Me
Eccleston, Christopher
Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends in the North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christopher Eccleston every step of the way – his father, Ronnie. In I Love the Bones of You, Eccleston unveils a vivid portrait of a relationship that has shaped his entire career trajectory, mirroring and defining his own highs and lows, from stage and screen triumph to breakdown, anorexia, self-doubt, and a deep belief in the basic principles of access and equality denied to generations. The actor reveals how his background in Salford, and vision of a person, like millions, denied their true potential, shaped his desire to make drama forever entwined with the marginalised, the oppressed, and the outsider. Movingly, and in scenes sadly familiar to increasing numbers, Eccleston also describes how the tightening grip of dementia on his father slowly blinded him to his son’s existence, forcing a new and final chapter in their connection; and how ‘Ronnie Ecc’ still walks alongside him, today. Told with trademark honesty and openness, I Love the Bones of You is a celebration of those on whom the spotlight so rarely shines, as told by a man who found his voice in its glare. A love letter to one man, and a paean to many. ‘My father was an ‘ordinary man’, which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career.’ – Christopher Eccleston.
Memoir | TP | $32.99

Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter (Asterix 38)
Ferri, Jean-Yves & Conrad, Didier
Upheavals and pandemonium are definitely on the horizon! The daughter of the famous Gaulish chieftain Vercingetorix is being hunted down by the Romans. She secretly finds refuge in the village of our indomitable Gauls – the only place in Roman-occupied Gaul that can guarantee her protection. And let’s just say that having this very special teenager around will cause a fair few inter-generational ructions…
Historical humour | PBK | $19.99

Asterix on the Warpath (Asterix pop-up)
Goscinny, René & Uderzo, Albert
Chaos erupts in the camp, as Gaul turns on Gaul. Asterix and Obelix take on pirates on the perilous open seas. And the heroes come head to head with the troublesome Romans, in an epic 3D battle. Asterix and Obelix come to life in this exquisitely-engineered 3D pop-up book from Asterix creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, and paper engineer, Jose Pons. Fantastically funny with high-quality paper-engineering throughout, this is the perfect addition to any Asterix collection.
Historical humour | HC | $49.99

Master and Apprentice (Star Wars)
Gray, Claudia
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and, now, Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master… but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon, so often, disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council – knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master. When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal – for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested – just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together, as never before… or be divided, forever. A new Star Wars novel, taking place before the events of The Phantom Menace, featuring legacy characters Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99

The Fifty-Year Mission:
the Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorised Oral History of Star Trek: the First 25 Years

Gross, Edward & Altman, Mark A
This is the unauthorised, uncensored, and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned eight TV series’ spin-offs, and a dozen feature films. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek’s ongoing fifty-year mission – a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, to the many attempts at a relaunch to the beloved feature films. Make no mistake; this isn’t just a book for Star Trek fans, it’s a volume for all fans of pop culture, and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.
Star Trek | TP | $32.99

The Science of Monsters:
the Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures

Hafdahl, Meg & Florence, Kelly
If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, the women behind the Horror Rewind podcast, take you to the world where horror and science meet. How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead? Are there instances of shape shifting in nature like in The Wolf Man? What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger? Is there scientific data supporting ghost detection like the tools used in Poltergeist? What is the psychological drive that compels cannibals like Hannibal Lecter? How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960? How are subliminal messages related to propaganda or brainwashing, like in The Ring? What would the scientific explanation be for witches possessing people like in Carrie? Was The Blair Witch Project based on any real or imagined creature that came before? And so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence revisit the films from their childhood to discover the science behind the fear. Join Kelly and Meg as they unravel the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of famous monsters like Nosferatu, Norman Bates, Dracula, Frankenstein, and many more. An approachable and frightfully fun examination of what goes bump in the night, The Science of Monsters will thrill every horror fan.
Horror films | TP | $27.99

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

Postcard from the Past
Jackson, Tom
Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards.
Humour | PBK | $19.99

Stan Lee’s Master Class
Lee, Stan
From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today’s top comics artists. Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee’s Master Class is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today’s modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today’s top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels.
Marvel Comics | PBK | $39.99

The Goldblum Variations:
Adventures of Jeff Goldblum Across the Known (and Unknown) Universe

McClory, Helen
You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory really likes Jeff Goldblum. So, lie back, Jurassic Park-style, and prepare to enjoy The Goldblum Variations, a collection of stories, musings, puzzles, and games based on the one and only Jeff Goldblum, as he (and alternate versions of himself) travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess. Maybe, he’s cresting the steep bluffs of a mysterious planet on an epic treasure hunt; maybe, he’s wearing a nice sweater; maybe, he’s reading from this very book. The possibilities are endless. Treat yourself… because all that glitters is Goldblum. ‘Fantastic!’ – the actual Jeff Goldblum (for real).
Celebrity | PBK | $14.99

Collateral Damage (Star Trek: the Next Generation)
Mack, David
The past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard – a crime he thought long buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason. Meanwhile, the USS Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem, and that sometimes standing for justice means defying the law…
Star Trek | TP | $24.99

Scourge of Fate (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
MacNiven, Robbie
Archaon, the Everchosen, is the most powerful and feared of all the great Champions of the Dark Gods. Warlords of immense cruelty, who have waged innumerable campaigns of suffering and slaughter, thirst to fight by his side. Such Knights of Ruin are known as the Varanguard. Though Vanik the Black Pilgrim’s blade drips with the blood of conquered empires, he is yet to prove himself worthy of ascension into the Fifth Circle of the Varanguard. At last, he faces his final, nocuous quest: to hunt down and slay a legendary hero of Order that prophecies foretell will liberate the Mortal Realms from the stranglehold of Chaos. Yet, when a betrayal strikes the very heart of the Varanspire, the great fortress of the Everchosen himself, it soon becomes clear to Vanik that Sigmar’s Chosen is not the only threat to Archaon’s reign. For Vanik, there will be only victory or oblivion. For he is a Varanguard, and no enemy of the Three-Eyed King will escape his blade, lest the Varanspire fall.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Game of Thrones:
a Guide to Westeros and Beyond – the Complete Series
(TV series companion)

McNutt, Myles
This book takes viewers deeper into the world of Westeros than ever before. Packed with insightful essays and illustrated with detailed timelines, maps, infographics and photography, this is the ultimate companion for every fan. Exploring the complex stories, characters, relationships, and world-building of the Game of Thrones, this book covers everything. While one part of the book follows the narrative of Fire in the Southern lands, where kings battle for the Iron Throne, the other tracks the story of Ice in the far North, where an army of the dead gathers. Every fan’s coffee table should be adorned with this beautiful book.
Fantasy reference | HC | $49.99

Desktop Curling
Perilli, Nick
Hurry hard! Now, you can hurl and sweep your way to fun with our newest addition – Desktop Curling! Enjoy the ‘Spirit of Curling’ at home, work, or on the go, with this unique Desktop Curling kit which includes: 12-inch extendable curling lane, with two platform inserts; two mini brooms; eight curling stones (four red and four blue); and a 32-page illustrated mini book.
Humour | TOY | $17.99

Strange Planet
Pyle, Nathan
Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram comic, a hilariously perceptive and hugely addictive look at an alien world not unlike our own… From the mind of bestselling author Nathan W Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Since launching on Instagram in February 2019, Strange Planet has become a viral sensation – and this book, based on the side-splitting Instagram comic – covers a full life cycle of the alien planet’s inhabitants. With dozens of never-before-seen illustrations, in addition to old favourites, Strange Planet offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world… not all that unlike our own.
SF humour | HC | $19.99

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
the Journey – Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production

Revenson, Jody
The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking award-winning play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London’s West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018, and in Melbourne in 2019 – and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco, later this year) – the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences, night after night. Now, readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show’s journey to the stage – from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender; to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J K Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne; and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together, to bring this new part of Harry’s story to life. With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production, and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theatre lovers, alike.
Harry Potter | HC | $70.00

Star Trek Shipyards: Federation Members (Encyclopaedia of Star Trek Ships)
Robinson, Ben & Riley, Marcus
Federation Members is latest volume in the Star Trek Shipyards series. Features more than 30 ships from the United Federation of Planets and their in-universe history including Romulan, Bajoran, Xindi, Tellarite, Andorian, Medusan, and Vulcan ships. Each ship is illustrated in CG artwork, including original VFX models made for the TV show, alongside a technical overview and operational history. Chapters include size charts, showing the ships to scale. An index lists ships, commanders and classes.
Star Trek | HC | $49.99

The Last Wish (Witcher 01) (TV tie-in edition)
Sapkowski, Andrzej
Introducing Geralt the Witcher – revered and hated – who holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity, in the bestselling series that inspired the Witcher video games and a major Netflix show. Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers and lifelong training have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet, he is no ordinary killer: he hunts the vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous looking is evil; not everything fair is good… and, in every fairy tale, there is a grain of truth. Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. The Last Wish short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks
Saward, Eric
At last, the only classic-era Doctor Who adventure never to be novelised is here, and by the author of the original script, Eric Saward. Beware the hands that heal. The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Necros, to visit the funerary home Tranquil Repose – where the dead are interred and the near-dead placed in suspended animation until such time as their conditions can be cured. But the Great Healer of Tranquil Repose is far from benign. Under his command, Daleks guard the catacombs where sickening experiments are conducted on human bodies. The new life he offers the dying comes at a terrible cost – and the Doctor and Peri are being lured into a trap that will change them, forever. Featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri, as played by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant.
Doctor Who | HC | $24.99

Star Trek: the Official Guide to the Animated Series
Schepis, Rich
The first and only guide to the beloved and star-studded Star Trek: The Animated Series, the in-canon (mostly) continuation of the iconic Star Trek: The Original Series. Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS) was a critical success, airing 22 episodes over two seasons and earning the franchise its first Emmy Award in 1975. The show featured the voices of almost the entire original cast, including William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, along with the original series writers Dorothy Fontana (‘Journey to Babel’), David Gerrold (‘The Trouble with Tribbles’), acclaimed science-fiction author Larry Niven, and many more. Star Trek: The Official Guide to The Animated Series reveals the efforts it took to translate Star Trek: The Original Series into animated form, with a Databank illustrating how the animated series ties into other Star Trek shows. This book provides fans with behind-the-scenes production documents, never-before-seen art, and all-new interviews with the people who produced the Enterprise’s new animated adventures.
Star Trek | HC | $55.00

Night of Knives (Shades of Magic, Vol 2)
Schwab, V E & Olimpieri, Andrea (illustrator)
The young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, having faced the terror of the Pirate Queen, now aims to capture the respect of the combative port town of Verose – by taking the impossible challenges of the Night of Knives… and surviving, where none has survived before! These are the hidden, secret adventures of Maxim, from long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic! Torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic-book adventure continues the story begun in The Steel Prince (PBK, $27.99) – perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy!
Fantasy | PBK | $27.99

Gemini Man: the Art and Making of the Movie
Singer, Michael
Uncover the secrets of Gemini Man in this highly-illustrated hardback – packed with cast and crew interviews, stills, plus previously unseen concept art. Two-time Academy Award-winner Ang Lee, the director of Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, brings his unique talents to Gemini Man, an innovative action thriller that implements ground-breaking visual effects to deliver a unique and compelling story. Gemini Man follows the elite and ageing assassin Henry Brogan (Will Smith) who finds himself suddenly targeted by a mysterious young operative – one who knows his every move. Now, the focus of an international manhunt, Brogan must confront his past, his choices, and himself… if he plans to survive. Gemini Man: The Art and Making of the Film offers exclusive concept art, interviews, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of this extraordinary film. Discover Brogan’s journey from page to screen, including the progressive VFX and cinematic technology that made the film possible.
Science fiction | HC | $59.99

The World According To Star Wars
Sunstein, Cass R
There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’ score, as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars – as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time.
Philosophy/Humour | TP | $27.99

Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Heroes (Marvel Comics)
Taylor, Tom
This is the Age of Star Wars – an epic series of adventures that unite your favourite characters from all three trilogies! Explore untold tales of the greatest heroes of the Resistance. Finn starts to question the First Order, as he is put on infestation control on Starkiller Base. Poe Dameron fancies himself the best pilot there is, but after a New Republic protocol droid is stolen, he may just meet his better! Trapped in an asteroid field, Poe will have to learn a thing or two from this mysterious pilot if he wants to survive. Rey, Chewie, and R2-D2 start their journey to find Luke Skywalker, but mechanical issues force them to land on the junkyard planet the Necropolis. Plus: Rose Tico, Admiral Holdo, Maz Kanata, and BB-8!
Star Wars | PBK | $36.99

Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Villains (Marvel Comics)
Taylor, Tom
This is the Age of Star Wars – an epic series of adventures that unites your favourite characters from all three trilogies! Now, it’s the First Order’s turn to take centre stage. As Captain Phasma leads an attack on the iron planet Demir, a young Stormtrooper looks to follow in Phasma’s footsteps. But will she have the heart to follow the merciless ways of the First Order captain? General Hux has always been looked down upon, but when a sabotaged shuttle crash lands on an unknown planet, it will be up to Hux to save Kylo Ren! Plus: Tales of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke!
Star Wars | PBK | $36.99

The Red Feast (Book of the Khul 01) (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
Thorpe, Gav
The coming of the God-King Sigmar has brought relative peace and prosperity to the Great Parch. Yet, across the sun-drenched plains of the Flamescar Plateau the passions of the tribes are intemperate and generations of loyalty to the Hammer-God cannot wholly erase their warlike past and bloodthirsty traditions. Among them live the Khul, outsiders allied to the mighty Aridians through shared blades. Athol Khul is the spear-carrier, the bridge between these peoples, and to him falls a near-impossible task when a distant sorcerous power threatens the alliance. With the lives of his family and people hanging in the balance, Athol must secure whatever companions and powers he can to aid in the coming war. In doing so, he starts upon a path that will lead to glory and ruin in equal measure.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

Supernatural: the Official Cookbook
Tremaine, Julia & Torres, Jessica
Filled with delicious recipes inspired by the hit television series, this cookbook allows fans to experience the world of Supernatural, as never before. Whether you’re a seasoned chef, beginner cook, or diner food enthusiast like the Winchester Brothers, Supernatural: The Official Cookbook brings a variety of both savoury and sweet recipes from the show to life. When they aren’t keeping humanity safe from all kinds of otherworldly threats, Dean and Sam often take time to eat and devise their next steps for hunting monsters at a small-town diner. This complete culinary guide features some of the brothers’ favourite dishes, such as Dean’s breakfast Pigs ’n a Poke, cheeseburger and fries, angel food cake, Sam’s salads – and, of course, pie! Featuring other recipes inspired by characters and locations and complete with illustrations, recipe modifications, and mouth-watering full-colour photos, this cookbook will inspire you to not wait for your next road trip and prepare your own delicious feast.
Supernatural | HC | $49.99

Forsaken (Magic: the Gathering – War of the Spark)
Weisman, Greg
The Planeswalkers have defeated Nicol Bolas and saved the Multiverse – though at grave cost. The living have been left to pick up the pieces and mourn the dead. But one loss is almost too great to bear: Gideon Jura, champion of justice and shield of the Gatewatch, is gone. As his former comrades Jace and Chandra struggle to rebuild from this tragedy, their future, like the future of the Gatewatch, remains uncertain. As the Gatewatch’s newest member, Kaya aims to help write that future. In joining, she pledged an oath to protect the living and the dead, but now that oath will be tested. The grieving guild masters of Ravnica have tasked her with a grave mission suited to her talents as a hunter and assassin – a mission she is ordered to keep secret from the Gatewatch. She must track down and exact retribution on the traitor Liliana Vess. But Liliana Vess has no interest in being found. Forsaken by her friends, she fled Ravnica after the defeat of Bolas. She was hostage to his wicked will, forced to assist in his terrible atrocities on pain of death – until Gideon, the last one who believed in her goodness, died in her place. Haunted by Gideon’s final gift, and hunted by former allies, Liliana now returns to a place she’d thought she’d never see again, the only place she has left: home.
Magic: the Gathering | PBK | $19.99

Same Diff: a Very Australian Spot the Difference
Weldon, Michael
Can you spot the cross-eyed Dame Edna? The Tim Tam that’s been nibbled? A Big Pineapple that’s missing a spike? Ned Kelly with a cheeky wink? Get lost in this bonzer spot-the-difference book, perfect for puzzlers young and old. Filled with great Aussie icons and fascinating facts, Same Diff is more fun than a ute full of Ugg boots.
Puzzle/Humour | PBK | $14.99

Lords and Tyrants (Warhammer 40,000 anthology)
Wraight, Chris; St Martin, Ian; Worley, Alec; Hill, Justin D; MacNiven, Robbie; Counter, Ben; Scott, Cavan; Reynolds, Josh; Lyons, Steve; Sanders, Rob; Goulding, L J; Fehervari, Peter; Brooks, Mike; Thorpe, Gav
Wracked by the ravages of war, the galaxy has known no peace for untold millennia. To exist is to fight. To thrive is to conquer. Once proud worlds lie in ruins at the hands of traitorous warlords and vile alien despots. Cowed by the unstoppable march of the Ruinous Powers, humanity stands on the precipice of oblivion. All hope is banished. Yet, there are many who take up arms against these horrors. Noble heroes of the Imperium sally forth to do battle while enigmatic inquisitors explore the shadowy secrets of this benighted era. In the terror of the 41st Millennium, righteous lords and iron-willed tyrants clash, to decide who is worthy of inheriting the galaxy.
Black Library | PBK | $20.00