Media-related & Humour Catalogue: October 2018
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in October 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.
If you can’t make it into the shop, you can post, phone, or e-mail your order. We accept Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, cheques, and Australia Post Money Orders. Approximate current postage (base rate), within Australia, is:
- 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.
If your order is over $100, we recommend adding Australia Post insurance, which is charged at $2 per $100 of value.
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!
Be More Vader
Move from apprentice to master with assertiveness advice from the Star Wars galaxy’s most powerful leaders, including Darth Vader, Palpatine, and Supreme Leader Snoke. Negotiating the workplace can be an impossible task, especially if that workplace is a towering, all-powerful force intent on taking over the galaxy. Whether your day-to-day work involves developing plans to build the Death Star, building a rebellion, or simply trying to make the printer work, the leaders of the Star Wars universe offer perfect examples of common professional pitfalls and how to deal with them assertively. Find out how to ask for a pay rise, manage annoying colleagues, present with confidence, and move from intern to CEO with top tips from Be More Vader and the most powerful villains in the Star Wars movies. The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Be More Vader is a tongue-in-cheek guide to assertiveness, featuring favourite moments from the Star Wars series alongside hilarious advice, and iconic Star Wars quotes.
Star Wars | HC | $14.99
Be More Yoda
Pursue a more mindful life with words of wisdom from Star Wars’ mentors Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker. A balanced mind. Inner calm. A positive influence on the world. A Jedi must embody all of these qualities in order to master the Force. But these same self-enlightenment skills can also help you to master a chaotic life in a galaxy much closer to home. The heroes of the Star Wars universe have faced many trials and tribulations during their adventures. Learn from their experiences – and in many cases mistakes – to discover new mindfulness techniques to deal with stressful situations. Whether it be for coping with relationship struggles, managing workplace stress, or trying the save the galaxy from your overbearing father, Be More Yoda will not only give you tips for mindful thinking, but bring a moment of joy to your day. The perfect gift for a Star Wars fan, Be More Yoda is an entertaining guide to mindfulness, featuring iconic moments from the Star Wars series, alongside light-hearted advice for life.
Star Wars | HC | $14.99
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Castle and Sticker Book
Kit includes: 4×3-inch moulded collectible replica of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with flickering light feature; 16-page sticker book with eight Hogwarts-related full-colour photographs from the Harry Potter films.
Harry Potter | Toy | $17.99
One Doctor, Two Hearts
A beautiful Doctor Who counting book – a perfect gift for all ages. Learn your 1, 2, 3 across the stars, with the help of the Doctor and friends! One Doctor. Two Hearts. Three Knocks. Four Daleks… a counting book with a timey-wimey twist on every page! Featuring Doctors, companions, and monsters – both past and present – kids of all ages will love this Doctor Who numbers book. In the wonderful style of T is for Tardis, this includes stunning original illustrations, in a retro style, on every page.
Doctor Who | HC | $14.99
The House with a Clock in its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt 01)
Lewis Barnavelt doesn’t have time on his side… When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbour, Mrs Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis couldn’t be happier. What’s not to like about seeing his uncle practise spells and eating Mrs Zimmermann’s delicious cookies? At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that evil Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls – a clock that could obliterate humankind. As the clock can be heard ticking away in the house all the time, sometimes louder, sometimes quieter, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, it is up to the Barnavelts to find where it is hidden in the walls – and stop it. A true race against time… A magical adventure for the whole family – now a major motion picture, starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, and Kyle MacLachlan.
YA fantasy | PBK | $14.99
The Rise of the Governor (Walking Dead 01)
Bonansinga, Jay & Kirkman, Robert
In Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it’s forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople’s amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor’s story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover The Governor’s origins and just how he became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.
Walking Dead | PBK | $18.99
How to Slay the Buffy Way: Badass Buffy Attitude and Killer Life Advice
Empowering, inspiring and full of badass Buffy attitude, this little book is packed with the Chosen One’s awesome words of wisdom and killer advice. Whether you’re fighting vampires and saving the world, or not, life can get tough. And when it gets tough, you need to slay, the Buffy way. So, whether you’re dealing with heartache or homework, family drama, bad bosses, anxiety over what to wear, unreliable BFFs, or a full-on existential crisis, Buffy has it covered. She’ll guide you through the Hellmouth, and out the other side. Because, she’s been there.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer | HC | $24.99
Doctor Who: the Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords
Dee, Christel & Guerrier, Simon
Meet the women who run the Whoniverse. From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, they don’t let anything hold them back. Featuring historical women such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria alongside fan favourites like Rose Tyler and Missy, The Women Who Lived tells the stories of women throughout space and time. Beautifully illustrated by a team of all-female artists, this collection of inspirational tales celebrates the power of women to change the universe.
Doctor Who | HC | $37.99
The Official John Wayne Handy Book for Men: Essential Skills for the Rugged Individualist
Ellis, James; Detwiler, T M; Phipps, Richard
Any man who has ever aspired to become a better, more self-sufficient and honourable person will benefit from reading The Official John Wayne Handy Book for Men, a tough little handbook, perfect in size for taking on the go, but eye-catching enough to adorn a place of pride on one’s bookshelf. Filled with step-by-step advice and real-world examples, it illustrates dozens of essential skills, including tying a tie, riding a horse, throwing a punch, getting a clean shave, talking to women, instilling good values in one’s children, writing the perfect thank you note, saving a drowning person, orienteering, building a fire and much more. Includes hundreds of line illustrations, sidebars, and photos of Duke in action. Throughout, readers will find the tips and techniques they will need to live their lives with John Wayne’s signature confidence, grit and style.
Lifestyle/Humour | HC | $23.99
Dr Thirteenth (Doctor Who/Mr Men mashups)
Hargreaves, Roger & Adam
The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz, on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is… An all-new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth – and first female! – Doctor, reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves.
Doctor Who | PBK | $9.99
Inside American Gods
This official companion book to the show allows fans of this surreal and dazzling world behind the scenes. Inside American Gods dives deep into the show’s character development and world building, featuring interviews with Neil Gaiman, Gillian Anderson, and Ian McShane, among others. The design is packed with unpublished set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and props. The book covers material from season 1, as well as a teaser of exclusive content for season 2 material.
American Gods | HC | $60.00
Yardie (film tie-in edition)
At Heathrow Airport’s busy immigration desk, a newly-arrived Jamaican strolls through with a kilo of top-grade cocaine strapped to his body. And keeps on walking… By the time the syndicate get to hear about the missing consignment, D is in business – for himself – as the Front Line’s newest don. But D’s treachery will never be forgotten – or forgiven. The message filters down from the Yardie crime lords to their soldiers on the streets: Find D. Find the merchandise. And make him pay for his sins…
Suspense | PBK | $17.99
Emergency Questions: 1001 conversation-savers for any situation
The book that’s guaranteed to turn an awkward silence into an awkward conversation. We’ve all been there. Stuck at a boring family party, on an awkward date, in a below-par job interview, or any number of other situations in which conversation has become more of a trickle than a flow. Well, fear the excruciation no more, as Richard Herring’s Emergency Questions is about to change your life. Containing 1,001 conversation starters from one of our most cherished comedians, along with plenty of answers from the many household names who’ve appeared on his podcast, this book is virtually guaranteed to remove any social anxiety from your life, and will raise your repartee-game to new heights.
Humour/Society and culture | HC | $29.99
Gotrek and Felix: Volume 1 (Warhammer Chronicles 01)
This fantastic collection of much loved classics includes: Trollslayer, Skavenslayer, and Daemonslayer, plus a number of bonus short stories. Gotrek and Felix: The First Omnibus is packed with fantasy adventure. Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire, or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth perhaps lies somewhere in between, and depends entirely on who you ask… Relive the early adventures of the Slayer and his human companion. From the haunted forests of the Empire to the darkness beneath the World’s Edge Mountains, Gotrek and Felix face demented cultists, sinister goblins and a monstrous troll. In the city of Nuln, they get involved in an invasion by the sewer-dwelling skaven. And in the frozen north, an expedition to the lost dwarf hold of Karag Dum brings Gotrek and Felix face to face with a dread Bloodthirster of Chaos…
Black Library | TP | $42.95
The LEGO Book (60th anniversary edition)
Celebrate and explore the incredible story of the LEGO Group and its much-loved bricks, sets, minifigures, movies, games and more. Take a dazzling visual tour through all the ground-breaking moments in LEGO® history, from the company’s humble beginnings in a carpenter’s workshop to the invention of the iconic LEGO brick and LEGO minifigure, through to the stunning toys, video games and movies of today, including LEGO® Star WarsTM, The LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIETM, and LEGO® Dimensions. This special edition of The LEGO® Book has been fully updated and expanded with the latest LEGO sets and fascinating facts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick and the 40th anniversary of the minifigure. Go behind the scenes to learn how LEGO bricks are made; find out how amazing fan creations become real-life LEGO sets, and marvel at how LEGO bricks made it to the computer screen and the big screen. Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group, The LEGO® Book is a treasure trove for LEGO fans of all ages – and this very special edition comes with an exclusive 60th anniversary printed brick.
LEGO | HC | $39.99
Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy
They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots… The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward, at every level. This beautifully-illustrated, fully-authorised book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars art | HC | $49.99
The Making of Planet of the Apes
Rinzler, J W
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science-fiction film from 1968, The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never-before-seen photographs and concept art. Based on Pierre Boulle’s novel La Planéte de singes, the original Planet of the Apes was one of the most celebrated films of the 1960s and beyond. Starring Hollywood icons Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall, the movie struck a chord with the world and sparked a franchise that included eight sequels, two television series, and a long-running comic book. Now, five decades after its theatrical release, New York Times bestselling author J W Rinzler tells the thrilling story of this legendary Hollywood production – a film even Boulle thought would be impossible to make. With a foreword by Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston’s son, The Making of Planet of the Apes is an entertaining, informative experience that will transport readers back to the strange alternate Earth ruled by apes, and bring to life memorable characters such as Cornelius, Dr Zira, Dr Zaius, and Taylor, the human astronaut – whose time travelling sparks an incredible adventure. Meticulously researched and designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, The Making of Planet of the Apes is also packed with a wealth of concept paintings, storyboards, and never-before-seen imagery – including rare journal pages and sketches from Charlton Heston’s private collection – as well as colour and black-and-white unit photography, posters, and more unique ephemera.
Film history | HC | $???
Star Trek Shipyards: Starships – 2051–2293 (The Encyclopaedia of Starfleet Ships)
Robinson, Ben & Reily, Marcus
A chronological history of the Starfleet starships from Star Trek television shows and films. This first volume of the series presents the technical information, service history, and artwork, sourced from the original visual-effects models, from the hit television series Star Trek: Discovery through the film Star Trek: Generations.
Star Trek | HC | $44.99
Star Trek Shipyards: Starships – 2294 to the Future (The Encyclopaedia of Starfleet Ships)
Robinson, Ben & Reily, Marcus
A chronological history of the Starfleet starships from Star Trek television shows and films. This second volume presents the technical information, service history, and artwork of the iconic ships featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Nemesis.
Star Trek | HC | $49.99
Dragula (Drag Queen Classics)
In a land where the wolves howl, ‘Yassss, kween,’ and Bloody Marys are the only cocktail on offer, Jonathan Harker (a most basic b*tch) makes a series of horrifying discoveries at the House of Dragula. A battle between old queens draws fresh blood as the VAMPageant grudge match looms closer. Will Dragula defeat the infamous Van High Heelsing? Will a new protégé werk the cape? Will the old bat ever learn to contour? It’s all to play for, as these classic characters step out of the shadows and into the shade for a tale of unflinching death drops and the ultimate lip sync for your (after) life. Putting the vamp back into vampires! A classic story, updated with hilarious drag twists.
Paranormal humour | HC | $19.99
Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Firefly: a Traveler’s Companion to the ’Verse (Hidden Universe 05)
Sumerak, Marc & Ramondelli, Livio (illustrator)
Dive into the vast Firefly ’Verse – from the Central Planets out to the Rim and beyond – with the guidance of the Serenity crew. Want to know where Reavers roam, the best places to hide out from Alliance patrols, or the shiniest spot for a friendly bar brawl on Unification Day? This truth-some travel guide will help you navigate your way through the Black, from Core planets such as Ariel to the outlaw badlands of the Rim worlds. Featuring a mighty amount of insight on the history, geography, and culture of these far-flung worlds, Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Firefly: A Traveler’s Companion to the ’Verse takes fans on a whirlwind tour of the many worlds visited by the intrepid crew of Serenity. With in-depth information on each known world in the ’Verse, in addition to annotations by Captain Malcolm Reynolds and the rest of the crew, this informative guide is also lavishly illustrated with concept art, original illustrations, and images from the show. Comprehensive, informative, and hugely entertaining, this is the ultimate companion to the entire gorramn ’Verse.
Firefly | PBK | $29.99
The Firefly Encyclopedia is a lavish guide to Joss Whedon’s much-loved creation. The book includes a detailed timeline of events, in-depth character studies from Badger to Zoe, a guide to the science of the show, and sections of script with accompanying notes from the author. Alongside all of this are countless images of the characters, ships, weapons, props and sets. This is a must-have item for all fans of the ’Verse.
Firefly | HC | $69.99
How to Adult: an Illustrated Guide
Adulting (verb): To do grown-up things and hold responsibilities such as having a job, paying rent or doing laundry. A verb used exclusively by those who adult less than 50 per cent of the time. If you’ve forgotten to pay your council tax, you’re hung-over at work (again) and you’ve been living off pesto pasta for the past seventeen days, it’s time to adult. Authentic grown-up Stephen Wildish has produced a book for everyone who feels they need assistance getting through the confusing landscape of the real world.
Humour | HC | $22.99