Media-Related and Humour: September 2018

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in September 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.

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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.

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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!

The Meg (Megalodon 01) (film tie-in edition)
Alten, Steve
The most fearsome predator in history… is no longer history. Seven miles down, on a top-secret dive into the Pacific’s deepest trench, Commander Jonas Taylor came face to face with the largest and most ferocious predator ever to inhabit the planet – Carcharodon Megalodon: the 60-foot, 70,000-pound prehistoric ancestor of the Great White shark. Jonas escaped with his life – the dive’s sole survivor – but his navy career was over, his nightmare encounter written off, as a hallucination. But Jonas knows what he saw was real. He’s determined to prove that Megalodon still feeds in the ocean’s unexplored depths. Now, after seven years of research and study, he finally has his chance to return to the abyss. Diving deeper than ever before, Jonas will face terror like he’s never imagined. The Meg is about to surface and, when she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe. Includes Meg: Origins.
SF thriller | PBK | $18.99

So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica
Altman, Mark A & Gross, Edward
Four decades after its ground-breaking debut, Battlestar Galactica – both the 1978 original and its 2004 reimagining – have captured the hearts of two generations of fans, with no sign of slowing down. What began as a three-hour made for TV movie – inspired by the success of Star Wars – followed by 24 one-hour episodes, was transformed into one of the most critically acclaimed series in television history. And gathered in this volume, for the first time ever, are the untold stories of both shows – as well as the much-loathed Galactica 1980 – offered in the words of over hundred cast, crew, experts and executives who were there and brought it all to life. For the first time ever, you will learn the uncensored, unbelievable true story of forty years of Battlestar Galactica, as told by the team that created a television legend. So, say we, all.
Television history | HC | $39.99

Inferno: Volume 1 (Tales from the Worlds of Warhammer) (anthology)
Annandale, David; et al
A new anthology of short stories, penned by debut and some of Black Library’s fan-favourite authors. This collection showcases some of the best new works from across the many universes; from the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, to the brutal underhive of Necromunda, through to the sprawling realms of the Age of Sigmar, and the savage sports fields of Blood Bowl.
Black Library anthology | TP | $31.95

The Mysterium: Unexplained and extraordinary stories for a post-Nessie generation
Bramwell, David & Tinsley, Jo
The Mysterium uncovers some of the modern world’s most puzzling and enduring phenomena – a rich collection of unusual, unsettling and fascinating tales. It is a perfect gift for anyone with an eye for the unusual. Expect a host of amazing new stories to tell your friends. In The Mysterium David Bramwell and Jo Keeling (authors of The Odditorium), present a user guide to the strange and unexplained corners of modern life. The Mysterium catalogues a host of bizarre, funny and intriguing stories for a post-Nessie generation still fascinated by the unknowable. Drawing on contemporary folklore, unsolved mysteries, and unsettling phenomena from the dark corners of the internet, this book celebrates the joy of asking questions and the thrill of finding answers which stop you dead in your tracks. Featuring a group of men who scared themselves to death, Space’s version of the Bermuda Triangle, a cat who can sniff out the dying and the tale of Slender Man, the monster who stepped out of Photoshop and into our nightmares, this fascinating book is a catalogue of the extraordinary, the strange, the mysterious and the downright creepy.
Folklore/Unexplained phenomena/Humour | PBK | $22.99

Farwander (Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago)
Counter, Ben & Burmak, Dmitry (illustrator)
Fleeing yet another sticky situation, the rogue Farwander lands aboard a ship bound for the mysterious Ghost Archipelago. Unwittingly he has joined the Heritor, Lady Temnos, on her expedition to the fabled isle of Penitent’s Landing, where a mighty treasure is said to lie at the pinnacle of the volcanic Mount Golca. As the expedition approaches its goal, Farwander is entangled in the fight between Lady Temnos and her rival, the monstrous Lord Hekatar, prophet of the cruel sea goddess Scaravayle. Ocean-borne battles, sea monsters, and the myriad of other dangers found around the Lost Isles threaten to bring the rogue’s life to an abrupt and unpleasant end, but is survival Farwander’s only aim, or does he have his eye on a greater prize?
Frostgrave | PBK | $21.95

DC Comics Super Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments
Greenberger, Robert
From Batgirl to Wonder Woman, all of the greatest female characters of the DC Comics universe are paid homage in this epic tome, DC Comics Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments. Broken down, moment by moment, readers are able to follow pivotal points in the development of their favourite heroines. This second instalment of 100 Greatest Moments of DC Comics series highlights the feats of emotional strength and bravery displayed by these powerful women. Fans will love this overview of 100 notable scenes where women showed just how tough they are. High-quality panels are pulled from the silver and bronze age up to the present. Favourites like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Black Canary, Zatanna, and many more, make an appearance in this volume.
DC Comics | HC | $34.99

Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings
Hallett, Dane & Hatton, Matt
This exclusive collection, containing two books, gives readers an insight into the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels. The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David.
Film companion | HC | $69.99

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls trilogy 01) (TV tie-in edition)
Harkness, Deborah
It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it’s an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now, Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she’s kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons, and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana’s discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels… This first book in the fantastic All Souls’ trilogy (one of Leanne’s faves!) precedes Shadow of Night and The Book of Life (PBK, $22.99 each); and is now a major eight-part TV series, starring Australian Teresa Palmer, and Matthew Goode.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Harryhausen – The Movie Posters
Holliss, Richard
Harryhausen – The Movie Posters showcases the posters from all of Ray’s movies, from 1949’s Mighty Joe Young, to Clash of the Titans in 1981. There has never been a book published devoted solely to the promotional art associated with the films themselves. Featuring posters from all over the world, as well as commentary from the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is an essential addition to any fan’s library.
Film history | HC | $59.99

Masters of Stone and Steel (Warhammer Chronicles) (omnibus)
Kyme, Nick & Thorpe, Gav
The dwarfs are a stoic and long-lived race. Their unbending will and pride serve them as fearsome warriors on the battlefield and the greatest craftsmen across the Old World. But cross them at your peril, as a dwarf grudge is never forgotten, a quest for revenge handed down from generation to generation until the debt is settled in blood – In this action-packed omnibus, the bravery and resilience of the dwarfs is brought to life as they wage war against the twisted powers of Chaos, vile skaven ratmen, brutal orcs, cunning goblins and their oldest adversaries, the mysterious and powerful elves. From the ancient dwarf holds, in the wake of the War of Vengeance to the killing fields of the Empire, battle will be fought in the name of Grungni, Grimnir and Valaya, and no foe shall forget the day they met these unbreakable warriors in battle. Contains the novels Grudgebearer, Oathbreaker, Honourkeeper, and The Doom of Dragonback.
Black Library | TP | $42.95

The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy: Living Your Best Sloth Life
McCartney, Jennifer
Relax, unwind and soak up the wisdom of the sloth, with the slowest page turner you’ll ever read. From tidying and Hygge, to living Lagom, the endless pressure to be happier, live better, sleep soundly, and eat mindfully can be exhausting. But this year’s lifestyle trend finally delivers the perfect antidote – welcome to the year of the sloth. Sloths are mindfulness in action. Contemplative, deliberate, relaxed, and focused. They resist the rat race, the incessant pressures from society to be more productive, and they don’t care how many steps they’ve logged on their fitness tracker. Long limbed, a little bit shaggy, and a lot wide eyed, they’re wonderful creatures, not to mention completely adorable. Here, you can enjoy take-it-slow wisdom inspired by sloths; including advice on sleep (more restorative than a 6am run), eating and ‘exercise’ (sloths are the original pioneers of slow food and yoga after all), work (did you know that lazy people have higher IQs?), family life, and love. Dispelling over-complicated myths about productivity, this brilliant book confirms that it really is OK to be a sloth.
Humour/Philosophy | HC | $14.99

Outer Dark (Warhammer 40,000: Carcharodons)
MacNiven, Robbie
With tyranid hive fleets approaching, the Carcharodons make a stand on the world of Piety V. If they can stop the xenos here, they will be able to end the menace before it begins. The Carcharodons’ remit is an unenviable one – this Chapter of Space Marines plies the dark areas of space, endlessly hunting down the enemies of mankind. Living on the edge, with no fixed base of operations, they are creatures shaped by their environment, renowned for their ruthlessness and their brutality. With a fresh wave of tyranid hive fleets approaching the galactic plane, the Carcharodons decide to use the world of Piety V as a bulwark. If they can stop the xenos here, they will be able to end the menace before it begins. But as they mobilise the planet’s defenders and fight the tyranids, the Carcharodons come to learn what the value of mankind truly is.
Black Library | TP | $31.95

The Nightmare Before Dinner: Recipes to Die For: The Beetle House Cookbook
Neil, Zach
Get your goth on with 60+ recipes from Beetle House restaurant, where ‘every day is Halloween’ and guests indulge in a deadly delicious menu inspired by the works of Tim Burton and all things dark and lovely. If you delight in ghoulish frights and movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, and The Evil Dead; then you’ll love the official cookbook of Beetle House, the Halloween-inspired restaurant with locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Nightmare Before Dinner features more than 60 gothically delicious recipes from chef-owner Zach Neil. Indulge in the Edward Burger Hands, a juicy burger with a Sriracha cream sauce, stuffed with smoked bacon, fried egg, pepper jack cheese, and avocado. You’ll also learn to make an array of spooky craft cocktails, from the Coco Skellington to the Beetle’s Juice. Plus, if you’re vegan or vegetarian, The Nightmare Before Dinner has your spooky side covered, too – it offers a vegan alternative or ingredient swap for each and every recipe in the book! Throw your own goth-themed party! A bonus section provides inspiration for table settings, decorations, and foods to serve at your holiday, or screening party. This is the perfect cookbook for the Tim Burton movie buff, Halloween enthusiast, or goth in your life.
Recipes | HC | $35.00

H P Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness (graphic novel)
Nikolavitch, Alex & Gervasio-Aon-Lee (artist)
Lovecraft had an unusual childhood marked by tragedy. His traveling salesman father developed a mental disorder and, in 1893, became a patient at the Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and there he remained until his death A sickly child, Lovecraft became an avid reader. He loved the works of Edgar Allan Poe and developed a special interest in astronomy. As a teenager, he suffered a nervous breakdown and became a reclusive figure, choosing to stay up late studying and reading and writing and then sleeping late into the day. During this time, he managed to start publishing short stories his inimitable form of horror fiction. As mythical as one of his own creations, his innumerable readers see him as having been a rather strange figure from another world. Who really was this recluse from Providence?
Cthulhuiana | HC | $36.95

The Predator: The Art and Making of the Film
Nolan, James
Official companion book to the new blockbuster sci-fi movie from Shane Black, containing stunning concept art and behind-the-scenes photography from the filming process. This official companion book provides a unique look at the making of the movie, including fascinating detail on all the major aspects of production such as stunt work, production design, visual effects, costumes and props. Interviews with the cast and crew highlight the evolution of the story and the challenges faced while bringing an incredible new chapter in this blockbuster franchise to life. Captivating concept art and on-set photography reveal the creative processes behind the creatures, the technology and the breathtaking action set pieces that feature in this long-awaited new movie. This book is a must-have for all Predator fans.
Film companion | HC | $59.99

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Usborne Graphic Legends) (graphic novel)
Punter, Russell & da Rold, Andrea (illustrator)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes adventure is vividly brought to life in this full-colour, comic-strip adaptation. The faithful, dynamic retelling is accompanied by Andrea da Rold’s superbly detailed illustrations which recreate the world of bustling Victorian London and the eerie Devonshire moors. Illustrations: Full colour, throughout
Sherlockiana | HC | $19.99

Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Revenson, Jody
Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn’t possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalise readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a colour ‘Late Edition’ that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina, and Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Harry Potter | PBK | $29.99

Rebel Rising (Star Wars: Rogue One)
Revis, Beth
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone – Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself. Jyn dedicates herself to the cause – and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in… and who she can really trust.
Star Wars | PBK | $22.99

Are You Scared, Darth Vader? (Star Wars)
Rex, Adam
It’s midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn’t scared. Of course, I am not scared. Nothing can scare Lord Vader! Correct. Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark. So, what is Darth Vader scared of? Read on, in Adam Rex’s hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale, to find out! You will learn nothing.
Star Wars picture book | HC | $34.99

Three Seconds (Ewert Grens 04) (film tie-in)
Roslund, Anders & Hellstrom, Borge
Piet Hoffmann is the Swedish police force’s best undercover operative. Not even his family know of his double identity. Yet, when a drug deal with the Polish mafia goes fatally wrong, his secret life begins to crumble around him. Detective Inspector Ewert Grens is charged with investigating the drug-related killing. Unaware of Hoffmann’s true identity, he believes himself to be on the trail of a dangerous psychopath. Hoffmann must desperately maintain his cover; else he is a dead man walking. But, in the doggedly-perceptive Ewert Grens, he has just made the most relentless of enemies.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Of Honour and Iron (Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Conquests)
St Martin, Ian
The age of the Dark Imperium has begun, and the human race is poised on the brink of ruin. In their darkest hour, the Emperor’s servants have achieved the impossible: the resurrection of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Now, Lord Commander of the Imperium of Man, Guilliman marshals his forces in a desperate effort to drive back the predations of Chaos: the Indomitus Crusade. Dispatched ahead of the bulk of Guilliman’s war fleets, Chaplain Helios of the Ultramarines is entrusted by the risen primarch with a mission of vital importance. Will he achieve a crucial victory for Guilliman in time, or will a millennia-old obsession spell his doom? And just what manner of weapons will be needed to wage the war to save mankind?
Black Library | TP | $31.95

The Realmgate Wars: Volume 2 (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar) (omnibus)
Werner, C L; Westbrook, Matt; Annandale, David; Thorpe, Gav; Haley, Guy; Sanders, Rob; Reynolds, Josh; Guymer, David
In every corner of the Mortal Realms, vile forces of evil cast their darkness. Sigmar has yet to regain control over the Realmgates, and the black night of corruption seems unending. For Sigmar’s order to prevail, his mighty heroes, the Stormcast Eternals, must reignite former bonds, consort with unlikely allies, and prepare to conquer even themselves. Only when all those who seek to oppress the rule of Order are crushed shall the stars of the Mortal Realms blaze once again. This volume contains six novels – bound into a huge omnibus edition – from the Realmgate Wars saga, including the award-winning Warbeast, and Call of Archaon, Fury of Gork, Bladestorm, Mortarch of Night, and Lord of Undeath.
Black Library | TP | $42.95

The Emperor’s Legion (Warhammer 40,000: Watchers of the Throne)
Wraight, Chris
The Adeptus Custodes are the Emperor’s praetorian guard, the defenders of Terra and watchers over the Golden Throne. But when a threat arises, they and their Sisters of Silence allies may find themselves pressed almost beyond endurance… The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor’s Palace on Terra, since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see. Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers, alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish… until now.
Black Library | TP | $31.95