February 2024 media-related & humour catalogue

 

The End and the Death: Volume III (Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra 08)
Abnett, Dan
The Great Angel, Sanguinius, lies slain at his brother’s hand. Terra burns as reality itself unravels and the greatest bastion of civilisation teeters on the brink of annihilation. Desperate defenders gather, banding against the rabid traitor hordes. The Hollow Mountain, host to the pilgrims of Euphrati Keeler, is one of the last redoubts, held by the Dark Angels while the unclean host of Typhus lays siege. Malcador the Sigillite sits ablaze on the Golden Throne, trying to buy his master more time. But time is running out… Guilliman races across the stars to reinforce the Throneworld. Will he return to ashes, where a Warmaster of Chaos has ascended to godhood, or will the Emperor have triumphed? And at what cost? It all comes down to one final, climactic confrontation: the Emperor versus Horus. The father against the son.
Black Library | HC | $50.00

Yarrick: The Omnibus (Warhammer 40,000)
Annandale, David
Yarrick: once just a name, but now a hero, forged from the blood of the Imperium’s enemies. Time after time, Commissar Sebastian Yarrick has fearlessly led Imperial forces to victory beneath black banners of vengeance, even when defeat seemed inevitable. From his early campaigns as a newly blooded officer from the Schola Progenium ranks, to the brutal battles of the Second and Third Wars for Armageddon, one thing has never changed: Yarrick will not fail. This gripping omnibus contains all of author David Annandale’s stories about the famed commissar, and includes two novels – Imperial Creed and The Pyres of Armageddon – along with the novella Chains of Golgotha and six short stories, each revealing the bloody battles that helped shape a legend.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00

The Monster in the Cupboard (Doctor Who: Decades – 2000s)
Bayron, Kalynn
When the Doctor and Rose stumble across 13-year-old Lily, they both agree she needs their help. Lily thinks there are monsters in the closet, hiding under the bed. And that they’ve taken her mother and brother – who went missing, months ago. When asked about the monster, Lily can only say it’s made of immense light and power. Rose and the Doctor must find out who, and what, the creature is; and where it’s taken Lily’s family. It is a search that will take them from the Cardiff Rift, right back to the childhood of Lily’s grandmother, and another disappearance all those years ago… Part of the six books for six decades collection, this goes back to the decade Doctor Who was rebooted, featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose.
Doctor Who | HC | $27.99

Vasquez (Aliens)
Castro, V
‘Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are.’ – PFC Jenette Vasquez on LV-426. Even before the doomed mission to Hadley’s Hope, Jenette Vasquez had to fight to survive. Born to an immigrant family, with a long military tradition, she looked up to the stars; but life pulled her back down to Earth – first into a street gang, then prison. The Colonial Marines proved to be Vasquez’s way out – a way that forced her to give up her twin children. Raised by Jenette’s sister Roseanna, those children – Leticia and Ramón – have been forced to discover their own ways to survive. Leticia, by following her mother’s path into the military; Ramón, by embracing the corporate hierarchy of Weyland-Yutani. Their paths converge on an unnamed world, which some see as a potential utopia, while others would use it for highly secretive research. Regardless of what humans might have planned for it, however, Xenomorphs will turn the planet into a living hell. Sarcastic, sexy, and action-packed, Vasquez brings generational heritage into the Alien universe, in an explosive way.
Aliens | PBK | $22.99

The Angel of Redemption (Doctor Who: Decades – 2010s)
Gill, Nikita
A poem of tragedy and beauty… The Weeping Angels are an ancient race of terrible power. With the ability to propel their victims backwards in time, their true form is a mystery – they turn to stone on sight. So, they wander the universe, cursed never to see one another. But they see everything else: the whole course of time and space – even the journey of their deadliest enemy, the Doctor. In this extraordinary, epic poem, the Weeping Angels sing the story of the years they’ve battled the Doctor, and everything in between, as – like a Greek Chorus – they tell the world with their tragic tale. Part of the six books for six decades collection, this incredible book is a look back at 60 years of Doctor Who, from a unique perspective…
Doctor Who | HC | $19.99

The Self-Made Man (Doctor Who: Decades – 1980s)
Griffiths, Mark
Midnight, 1984. In a sprawling, rundown housing estate in south London, a man returning from a night out in the West End finds himself pursued by a strange, hooded figure. So, naturally, when the Doctor and Romana arrive in the TARDIS, the next day, they find themselves in the middle of a crime scene. But when child genius, Matthew Pickles – inventor of a hugely-popular handheld videogame – arrives to help them crack the case, they discover there is more to this than meets the eye. Someone has been messing with technology that’s not of this earth, blurring the lines between human… and cyber. And it looks like they’re out for revenge. In a world on the brink of gadgets and gismos and dangerous tech, the pair must uncover the killer, before they strike again. Part of the six books for six decades collection, this is an ’80s infused story of technology gone wrong.
Doctor Who | HC | $27.99

Drinking with Wizards, Warriors and Dragons (85 unofficial drink recipes inspired by fantasy favourites)
James, Thea; Wiznitzer, Pamela & Foley, Tim (illustrator)
Eighty-five unofficial drink recipes inspired by the Lord of the Rings, A Court of Thorns and Roses, the Stormlight Archive, and other fantasy favourites… Created by Hugo Award-winning co-founder of The Book Smugglers, Thea James, and celebrated mixologist, Pamela Wiznitzer, Drinking with Wizards, Warriors and Dragons collects drink recipes inspired by fantasy classics and ground-breaking new voices, including: Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorn and Roses, N K Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy, Robert Jordan’s the Wheel of Time, Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha, Patrick Rothfuss’ the Kingkiller Chronicle, Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness, and many more. Inside, readers will find a delightful assortment of mixed drinks, from the delicious whisky-forward Essun’s Wrath to the subtle gin concoction Nynaeve’s Secret. Sidebars and mixology notes will help beginners master every last drink. Stunning illustrations by noted fantasy artist Tim Foley, and an incredible design and layout make turning every page its own adventure. Each recipe is introduced with an overview of the source of its inspiration, providing readers with insights into the origins of each drink; along with insights into what makes each book an exceptionally worthy read.
Fantasy related | TP | $29.99

The Truth is Still Out There (Thirty Years of the X-Files)
Jones, Bethan
In September 1993, a TV show like no other appeared on our screens, asking us to consider the essence of truth and belief, to think about the nature and roles of science and humanity, and to question what we were told by those in power. Combining horror, science fiction, drama, crime, and comedy with cinematic filmmaking, The X-Files transported the paranoia of the ’60s and ’70s to the technologically-savvy ’90s, as it followed two iconic characters, FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, in their labyrinthine pursuit of truth. Further, The X-Files reversed conventional television gender roles: Mulder was our believer in the paranormal, chasing down clues in search of his abducted sister; Scully was the sceptic, a scientist preaching rationality and objective truth. Now, 30 years later, the nature of conspiracy theories may have changed, but the anxiety surrounding them has not. In an era in which Watergate has been replaced by Gamergate, and conspiracy theorists blindly embrace the myth of a stolen election, and maintain that an all-powerful cabal of Satanic Democrats – susceptible to only one man – is preying on children, The X-Files remains as relevant, as ever.
X-Files | TP | $37.99

The Highlands Children (Assassin’s Creed: Fragments)
Puysségur, Alain
Scotland, 1296. The winds of rebellion are blowing. The wars of independence for Scotland are on the brink of changing the history of Great Britain. Under assault from King Edward I, the besieged city of Berwick-upon-Tweed is delivered into the hands of the English, who massacre and burn everything in their path. Aileas and Fillan, 16-year-old orphan twins, get separated on that horrific night. Aileas is carried away and disappears, while Fillan manages to join forces with a Scottish clan fleeing to the north, into the very heart of the Highlands. The young man understands that they are to meet a mysterious group named the Brotherhood of Assassins, the only ones capable of protecting Fillan from the Order of the Templars, a group of warriors doggedly pursuing him. While he tries to find any trace of his sister, Fillan must delve into his past to understand his true destiny and discover why the birthmark he carries on his wrist makes him a target for the Order of the Templars. He must find out why his life is suddenly in danger, just as the cry for liberty resonates across all Scotland.
Assassin’s Creed | PBK | $22.99

The Big Bang Theory (The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series)
Radloff, Jessica
The Big Bang Theory is a television phenomenon. To the casual viewer, it’s a seemingly effortless comedy, with relatable characters tackling real-life issues, offering a kind of visual comfort food to its millions of dedicated fans. But the behind-the-scenes journey of the show from a failed pilot to a global sensation is a fascinating story that even the most die-hard fans don’t know in its entirety. The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series is a riveting, entertaining look at the sitcom sensation, with the blessing and participation of co-creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, executive producers Steve Molaro and Steve Holland, as well as Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, and more. Glamour senior editor Jessica Radloff, who has written over 150 articles on the series (and even had a cameo in the finale!), gives readers an all-access pass to its intrepid producing and writing team and beloved cast. It’s a story of on-and-off screen romance, told in hilarious and emotional detail, of casting choices that nearly changed everything (which even some of the actors didn’t know, until now), of cast members bravely powering through personal tragedies, and when it came time to announce the 12th season would be its last, the complicated reasons why it was more difficult than anyone ever led on. Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the sitcom’s major players, Radloff dives into all this and much more. The book is the ultimate celebration of this once-in-a-generation show and a must-have for all fans.
Big Bang Theory | TP | $34.99

Imaginary Friends (Doctor Who: Decades – 1960s)
Rayner, Jacqueline
It’s Christmas 1963, when nine-year-old Gerald starts dreaming of strange worlds and monsters. His parents think it’s harmless, at first. But Gerald is convinced it’s real – his dreams of Daleks, and cavemen, and insects as big as a person. Desperate for help, what Gerald’s family really need, right now, is a Doctor. Part of the six books for six decades collection, this incredible story is a ’60s love letter to Doctor Who fandom.
Doctor Who | HC | $27.99

Do or Die (Zombicide)
Reynolds, Josh
Being undead isn’t anything new, for Westlake – former thief and deteriorating Zombivor – until he realises there’s not enough formaldehyde, in the world, to keep him together. He decides to embark on one last mission into the zombie apocalypse to find a long-lost drug cartel cache which will set his friends up for life. The hitch? It’s in Florida. By the time they land in the Everglades, not only is the wildlife a lot wilder and more murderous than usual, but a hurricane looms on the horizon, ready to wipe them from the face of the earth. For Westlake, there is no other choice but to do, or die.
Zombicide | TP | $24.99

Timeless Adventures (The unofficial story of how Doctor Who conquered television)
Robb, Brian J
This critical history of Doctor Who covers the series’ 60 years, from the creation of the show to its triumph as Britain’s number one TV drama. Opening with an in-depth account of the creation of the series, within the BBC, of the early 1960s, each decade of the show is tackled through a unique political and pop cultural historical viewpoint, exploring the links between contemporary Britain and the stories Doctor Who told, and how such links kept the show popular with a mass television audience. Timeless Adventures reveals how Doctor Who is at its strongest, when it reflects the political and cultural concerns of a mass British audience (the 1960s, 1970s, and 21st century); and at its weakest, when catering to a narrow fan-based audience (as in the 1980s). The book also addresses the cancellation of the show in the late 1980s (following the series becoming increasing self-obsessed); and the ways in which a narrowly-focused, dedicated fandom contributed to the show’s demise… and, yet, was also instrumental in its regeneration for the 21st century, under Russell T Davies; and analyses the new series to reveal what has made it so popular, reflecting real world issues, like consumerism and dieting.
Doctor Who | TP | $34.99

Wannabes (Doctor Who: Decades – 1990s)
Rudden, Dave
It’s Dublin in 1994, and the Doctor and Donna have arrived at the tiny nightclub, known as Headlong. Headlong is famous for, precisely, one thing – holding the karaoke night where four young women came together to make the biggest girl band of the ’90s: the Honeybloods. Donna has convinced the Doctor to visit their first-ever concert (she reckons she could have been one of them, if the timelines were different) – and he has begrudgingly agreed. Naturally, the band is kidnapped by a deadly pack of siren-like creatures, who adapt to and feed off human adulation; usually harvested, by taking the form of cultural icons. With Dublin, and the world, to save – Donna may get her chance to perform, on the world’s biggest stage… Part of the six books for six decades collection, this is an alien-infused story of ’90s pop obsession.
Doctor Who | HC | $27.99

Blightslayer (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
Strachan, Richard
Deep in the wilds of Ghyran, a former warrior priest preaches for humanity to reject the gods. The sole survivor of a massacred Dawnbringer Crusade, Amara Fidellus believes that Sigmar has betrayed her. But when she faces execution for such blasphemy, it’s only the intervention of a drunken, taciturn, and incredibly violent duardin that saves her life. Now, bound to Gotrek Gurnisson by this life-debt, Amara finds herself caught up in his quest for revenge. But as they become aware of a sorcerous threat building on the far Rocanian Coast, Gotrek, and Amara must put aside their own needs for vengeance to confront a terrible danger that could plunge all of Ghyran into Chaos, and see a deadly aspect of Nurgle’s Garden manifest in the Mortal Realms.
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

The Cradle (Doctor Who: Decades – 1970s)
Suri, Tasha
It is London, 1978, and tensions are high. Seema and her family are struggling, but she has learnt to keep her head down, not create trouble. That is, until she and her two friends, Terrence and Inderjit, decide to join an anti-National Front protest in the East End. And when trouble does inevitably find them, the friends are saved by the appearance of a mysterious, seemingly broken-down bus. But, inside this bus, it is like nothing any of them have ever seen. It is a journey through the most wonderful landscapes, where visions of hopes and dreams envelop the lost group. Who – or what – is this strange place? The tall, grumpy man with white hair might know the answers; but then he also seems just as scared, as they are… Part of the six books for six decades collection, this incredible book is a magical tale of friendship and love, set in the turbulent London of the ’70s.
Doctor Who | HC | $27.99

What Have We Here: Portraits of a Life
Williams, Billy Dee
The never-before-heard story of legendary actor Billy Dee Williams, aka Star Wars’ Lando Calrissian. What Have We Here? follows Billy Dee Williams from his childhood growing up in Harlem to his days on Broadway and in Hollywood, before landing the role in George Lucas’ space opera that would win him everlasting fame. Over a 60-year career, spanning Broadway, music, movies, and television, Billy’s tales and travels include Lawrence Olivier, Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Henry Fonda, Duke Ellington, Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Sylvester Stallone, Diahann Carroll, and a world of less famous but no less colourful characters. And that’s just his life on this planet. As hundreds of millions of Star Wars fans worldwide know, Williams is and always will be Lando Calrissian, the double-dealing, outlandishly handsome rogue from George Lucas’ classic Star Wars adventures The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, a role he reprised in 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Autobiography | TP | $34.99

The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook
Yun, Jessica
Bring some magic into your kitchen with this unofficial collection of Japanese recipes inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films. Since 1985, Studio Ghibli has enchanted moviegoers with fantastic stories of adventure, magic, friendship, family, and most of all – the most delicious-looking animated food. Now, you can create your own mouth-watering dishes with this book full of 50 unofficial, fan-created recipes! From tantalising breakfasts and lunches to Japanese favourites like yakitori and onigiri, recipes include: skillet bacon and eggs; ramen with ‘haaaam’!; herring and pumpkin pot pie; steamed red bean bao; salmon with beurre blanc sauce; and more! Perfect for fans of Japanese anime, manga, and comfort-food cooking!
Studio Ghibli | PBK | $29.99

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