Media-related and Humour Catalogue: September 2019
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in September 2019.
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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 Odysseum: Strange journeys that obliterated convention
Bramwell, David & Tinsley, Jo
Explore the extraordinary stories behind some of the greatest – and strangest – adventures and explorations in human history. The Odysseum explores extraordinary journeys, pilgrimages, expeditions and meanders of the mind that helped us to figure out our place in the world. We will learn about epic trips to the bottom of the ocean, to outer space and to the deepest cave on earth (‘like climbing an inverted Mount Everest’) as well as micro-journeys, such as Xavier de Maistre’s six-week odyssey around his bedroom and the tale of a Nazi who attempted to walk around the world without setting foot outside of his prison. Brought to you by the bestselling authors of The Odditorium and The Mysterium, this book is a call to arms to step off the beaten path and embark on your own eccentric, remarkable odyssey.
Weirdness | PBK | $22.99
the tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world
Bramwell, David & Tinsley, Jo
The Odditorium explores the obsessions, achievements and failures of lesser-known, but remarkable, individuals who exemplify the human spirit through their stories of invention, trickery, subversion and survival. Step into a world of gloriously unpredictable characters such as Ivor Cutler, Quentin Crisp, Joe Orton, Reginald Bray, Ken Campbell, Screaming Lord Sutch, Sun Ra, Buckminster Fuller, Timothy Leary and Ayn Rand. The Odditorium is a playful retelling of history, told not through the lens of its victors, but through the fascinating stories of a wealth of individuals who, while lesser known, are no less remarkable. Throughout its pages you’ll learn about the antics and adventures of tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors. While their stories range from heroic failures to great hoaxes, one thing unites them – they all carved their own path through life. Each protagonist exemplifies the human spirit through their dogged determination, willingness to take risks, their unflinching obsession and, often, a good dollop of eccentricity. Learn about Reginald Bray (1879–1939), a Victorian accountant who sent over 30,000 singular objects through the mail, including himself; Muriel Howorth (1886–1971), the housewife who grew giant peanuts using atomic energy; and Elaine Morgan (1920–2013), a journalist who battled a tirade of prejudice to pursue an aquatic-based theory of human evolution, which is today being championed by David Attenborough. While many of us are content to lead a conventional life, with all of its comfort and security, The Odditorium reminds us of the characters who felt compelled to carve their own path, despite risking ostracism, failure, ridicule and madness. Outsider artists, linguists, scientists, time travellers and architects all feature in The Odditorium, each of whom risked ostracism, ridicule and even madness in pursuit of carving their own esoteric path, changing the world in wonderful ways.
Weirdness | PBK | $22.99
The Mysterium: Unexplained and extraordinary stories for a post-Nessie generation
Bramwell, David & Tinsley, Jo
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.
Weirdness | PBK | $22.99
The Antares Maelstrom (Star Trek: the Original Series)
The final frontier erupts into chaos as vast quantities of a rare energy source are discovered beneath the surface of Baldur-3, a remote planet beyond the outer fringes of Federation space. Now, an old-fashioned ‘gold rush’ is underway as a flood of would-be prospectors, from countless worlds and species, races toward the planet to stake their claim. The galactic stampede threatens the stability of neighbouring planets and space stations, as widespread strife and sabotage and all-around pandemonium result in a desperate need for Starfleet assistance. Captain James T Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are dispatched to deal with the escalating crisis… which lies on the other side of a famously perilous region of space, known as the Antares Maelstrom.
Star Trek | PBK | $22.99
Black Spire (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge)
Dawson, Delilah S
After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower – and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help. To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colourful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu – before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.
Star Wards | TP | $32.99
Lambs of God (TV tie-in edition)
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, now a major TV miniseries.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99
DeCandido, Keith R A
The product of a troubled and violent youth, Amanda Ripley is hell-bent on discovering what happened to her missing mother, Ellen Ripley. She accepts an assignment with a Weyland-Yutani team being sent to retrieve the Nostromo flight recorder from space station Sevastopol, which they find out of control – due to a Xenomorph that was brought there with the recorder. A conspiracy unfolds, revealing ever greater threats – including an entire Xenomorph hive. Over the course of the novel, Amanda’s history is revealed, beginning with her childhood. Her father Alex’s battle with alcoholism caused her mother, Ellen Ripley, to sue for divorce. Ellen was forced to take off-world assignments, ultimately leading to her assignment aboard the Nostromo. Left behind, Amanda became determined to find out what happened to her mother, learning more and more about Ellen, and the events that led up to her disappearance.
Alien | PBK | $19.99
The Woman in the Window (film tie-in edition)
Finn, A J
What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months, during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself? Soon to be a major motion picture featuring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman.
Mystery/Suspense | PBK | $16.99
Snow, Glass, Apples (graphic novel)
Gaiman, Neil & Doran, Colleen
A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter, determined to repel this creature, and save her kingdom from a world – where happy endings aren’t so happily ever after. A chilling, fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale, by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran.
Fairy-tales | HC | $29.99
The Burden of Loyalty (Horus Heresy 48)
Goulding, Laurie (editor)
As the darkness of the war slowly consumes the galaxy, those who still serve the Throne are faced with a struggle for their survival and the continued existence of everything they hold dear. With the threat of the Warmaster’s fleet looming ever closer to Terra, if will fall to such heroes to halt the tide, but the enemies arrayed against them are powerful and the burden of loyalty is great… This Horus Heresy anthology contains six short stories, some of which are in print for the first time, or originally released as audio dramas.
Black Library | PBK | $18.00
Hidden Human History (Doctor Who: the Thirteenth Doctor 02) (graphic novel)
Houser, Jody & Stott, Rachael; Angiolini, Enrica (illustrators)
Bestselling comics’ writer Jody Houser and fan-favourite artist Rachael Stott bring you the second volume of the hit series, featuring Jodie Whittaker as the first female incarnation of The Doctor. Bursting straight out of her hit television adventures, this second collection of the Thirteenth Doctor’s comic book tales is a scorchingly-fresh incarnation, taking the show – and its comic strip adventures – where no Doctor has gone before! Facing off against vile villains and misunderstood monsters, in flavours both human and alien, the Doctor and her friends must push the limits of time and space, confronting evils deliberate and accidental all throughout history – and uncovering long-hidden secrets, and never-seen wonders, along the way! Perfect for fans old and new, alike; this is an awe-inspiring, jumping-on point to the Doctor Who comic book mythos. Buy it, read it, then travel back in time to read it for the first time, all over again…!
Doctor Who | PBK | $27.99
Alien: the Blueprints
Langridge, Graham J
Technical drawings of all the major ships and vehicles from the Alien movies, presented in incredible detail. Includes iconic spacecraft like the Nostromo, the Sulaco, and the Covenant. Alien: The Blueprints is a collection of brand-new blueprints of all the major vehicles, ships and technology of the Alien movie universe. Artist Graham Langridge delves deep into the concept art, set designs and photography to recreate full and accurate blueprints of the drop ship, the Sulaco, the Nostromo, and many more. Covering all the movies, including Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, this is a must have, for any Alien fan.
Alien | HC | $75.00
The Uriel Ventris Chronicles: Volume One (Warhammer 40,000)
The Ultramarines are a byword for loyalty and courage, their martial prowess is legendary, and is second only to the God-Emperor. Graham McNeill’s epic trilogy of Ultramarines novels is a masterpiece of non-stop action! The series follows the adventures of Space Marine Captain Uriel Ventris and the Ultramarines, as they battle against the enemies of mankind. From their home world of Macragge, into the dreaded Eye of Terror and beyond, Graham McNeill’s prose rattles like gunfire and brings the Space Marines to life like never before. The return of one of Black Library’s most popular omnibuses, back in print for the first time in ages. This book contains the novels Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar, and Dead Sky, Black Sun, all written by Graham McNeill.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00
Why We Love Star Wars: the Great Moments That Built a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Why We Love Star Wars celebrates the iconic (and lesser known) moments when we got hooked as Star Wars fans. By the end, the reader will be inspired to revisit their love for the franchise. What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the space wizards that stood between them has exploded into a franchise. All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favourite moments. Each time the screen goes black, the music blasts and you see those words – ‘A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away’ – you become a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of Star Wars, counts down each one of those special moments. The moments that continue to inspire are on screen and in the pages of novels. They are found in the panels of comic books and among animated sequences on television. And they all continue to grow in stature, importance, and myth through discussions, debates, and daydreams. Rediscover each one of those moments and share them with the last and next generation of fans.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99
Tim Burton: the iconic filmmaker and his work
Tim Burton is one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, being responsible for such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Alice in Wonderland. He is famed for the visually arresting style of his films that combine with highly original storylines. A truly international filmmaker, Tim Burton has carved a reputation as one of the world’s greatest creative directors. This stunning treasury explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen. Illustrated with many behind-the-scenes photographs and stunning film stills, chapters analyse the success and style of films such as Beetlejuice, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!, and examine how Burton breathed new life into well-known stories that include Batman, Planet of the Apes, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Finally, the book looks towards the future and his latest film, the live-action version of Disney’s Dumbo; as well as the possibility of Beetlejuice 2. Tim Burton’s entire filmography is presented in this handsome package. Tim Burton, the Iconic Filmmaker and His Work, is a must for anyone who enjoys the creativity of films and is a fitting appreciation of one of Hollywood’s most dynamic movie directors.
Film history | HC | $39.99
The Resurrection of the Daleks (Doctor Who)
The universe is at war. Action takes courage. The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse, harbouring fugitives from the future, at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force. The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion an intricate and sinister plot, to resurrect their race from the ashes of an interstellar war. For the Daleks’ plans to succeed, they must set free their creator, Davros, from a galactic prison – and force the Doctor to help them achieve total control over time and space. But the embittered Davros has ideas of his own… Thirty-five years after its first TV transmission, Doctor Who fan-favourite Resurrection of the Daleks is novelised, at last – by the author of the original script, Eric Saward.
Doctor Who | HC | $29.99
Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know
Smith, Ian Haydn & Rodeia, Kristelle (illustrator)
What makes a cult filmmaker? Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique, or critically divisive, cult filmmakers come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant notoriety, and more, still, remain anonymous – until a chance change in fashion sees their work propelled into the limelight. Cult Filmmakers handpicks 50 notable figures in the world of cinema and explores the creative genius that earned them the ‘cult’ label, while celebrating the movies that made their names. The book features both industry heavyweights like Tim Burton and David Lynch to the strange and surreal imaginings of filmmakers, such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ana Lily Amirpour. Discover the minds behind such beloved features as Melancholia, Easy Rider, Lost in Translation, and more. From little knowns with small, devout followings, to superstars walking the red carpet, each is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonise and delight. Cult Filmmakers is an essential addition to any film buff’s archive, as well as an entertaining introduction to the weird and wonderful world of cinema.
Film history | HC | $24.99
Harryhausen: the Lost Movies
Known for his iconic stop-motion creatures, Ray Harryhausen was at the forefront of Hollywood special effects for much of the 20th century. His films include One Million Years BC, Clash of the Titans, and Jason and the Argonauts, among others. But for every film that reaches the big screen, half a dozen projects are never realised. Harryhausen: The Lost Movies explores Harryhausen’s unrealised films, including unused ideas, projects he turned down, and scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. This book includes never-before-seen artwork, sketches, photos, and test footage – from the Harryhausen Foundation archives.
Film history | HC | $59.99
Mr Know-It-All: the Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
No one knows more about everything – especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling – than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin moustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates; and, in Mr Know-It-All, he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: ‘Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all.’ Studded with cameos of Waters’ stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters’ personal collection, Mr Know-It-All is Waters’ most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book – another instant Waters classic.
Memoir | HC | $45.00
Ravnica (Magic: the Gathering – War of the Spark)
Experience the first official adventure in Magic: The Gathering’s multiverse in nearly a decade, as an epic conflict engulfs the world-spanning city of Ravnica. Planeswalkers, powerful mages from many disparate realities, must unite against the elder dragon Nicol Bolas, who has claimed dominion over Ravnica and is perilously close to completing the spell that will grant him godhood. Now, as dozens of Planeswalkers fight alongside the Gatewatch – led by Chandra Nalaar, Jace Beleren, and Gideon Jura – against Bolas and his relentless army of Eternals, nothing less than the fate of the multiverse is at stake.
Magic: The Gathering | PBK | $19.99