January 2024 media-related & humour catalogue

 

God-Machines (Warhammer 40,000 omnibus)
Annandale, David, et al
The Titans and Knights of the Adeptus Titanicus are towering war engines, each an effigy of the Omnissiah bristling with weaponry enough to lay armies to waste. For 10,000 years, these behemoths have stood and fought in service of the Emperor, unleashing righteous might upon the heretic, the mutant and the alien. In Gav Thorpe’s Imperator: Wrath of the Omnissiah, Imperator Titan Casus Belli must fight the enemy within as well as without, as Chaos hordes engulf the forge world of Nicomedua. In Kingsblade and Knightsblade, Andy Clark tells the story of Knights Errant Danial and Luk, who must take control when tragedy strikes on the Imperial world of Donatus. And in Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine by David Annandale, the demi-legio of Pallidus Morr is sent to save a forge world from the ravages of Chaos, but find they must put aside their differences with the allies they’ve been sent to fight alongside. This omnibus also features the novella Knights of the Imperium by Graham McNeill and short stories by Ian St Martin and David Annandale, curated in one edition for the first time.
Black Library | PBK | $36.99

Lost Federations: The (Unofficial) Unmade History of Star Trek
Black, A J
Space. The final frontier. These were almost the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. We think we know the history of Star Trek. Born at the height of 1960s’ popular culture, the five-year mission of Captain James T Kirk and his crew faced early cancellation, bounced back with a series of beloved movies in the 1980s, and gave way to a fleet of successful sequels and spinoffs that kept on exploring strange new worlds. In Lost Federations: The Unofficial Unmade History of Star Trek, author A J Black tells a different story. This is an alternate history of the franchise, one filled with roads not taken – from early 1960s’ feature films and spinoffs, the original sequel Star Trek: Phase II in the 1970s; via epic planned movies such as Planet of the Titans and into many untold episodes, arcs and character stories from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, all the way through to the modern era. Bringing together pre-existing material over decades, for the first time, in one space, plus some new reflections from Star Trek writers and analysis of how it all fits into the wider cultural trends of the last 60 years, Lost Federations invites you to boldly explore a history you may not already know…
Star Trek | HC | $34.99

The Lion: Son of the Forest (Warhammer 40,000)
Brooks, Mike
The Lion. Son of the Emperor, brother of demigods and primarch of the Dark Angels. Awakened. Returned. And, yet, lost. After 10,000 years, Lion El’Jonson finds himself trapped in the nightmare of Imperium Nihilus, where the dying embers of humanity are threatened on all sides by the darkness. Alone, he has no hope of prevailing against this evil. However, there are those who would aid him in this quest. Hunted to the edge of endurance, his fallen knights have long awaited the day their liege would return to redeem them. Now, he must gather them to his side, once more, and ride out to vanquish a traitorous son and his twisted Chaos warband. And, yet, in these strange times the Lion can be certain of nothing and no one except for himself. But without the Emperor, without the Imperium, without his Legion and without Caliban… who is he?
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

Warboss (Warhammer 40,000)
Brooks, Mike
With only one bastion still standing on the once unconquerable fortress world of Aranua, Warboss Gazrot Goresnappa should be basking in the light of impending victory. Instead, he lies ‘proppa dead’ beneath a decapitated Gargant’s head. The biggest and baddest bosses from each of the six (no longer, united) clans step forward to duke it out to become the next warboss – but the ork gods have other plans. A prophecy foretells of a mysterious gate that lies beneath the human city. The one true warboss will be the first to find it, and will use it to turn the galaxy green. Da Genrul of the Blood Axes knows only he is worthy, but it seems Evil Sunz Speedboss Zagnob and Goff Big Boss Mag Dedfist didn’t get the memo. And to add insult to injury, nor did the leader of the grot uprising, the one true prophet of Gork and Mork (or, so, he claims), Snaggi Littletoof, who seeks to use this opportunity to turn the tide of grot oppression. Who will the green gods deem worthy?
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

Anime: a History
Clements, Jonathan
This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its origins in Japanese cartoons of the 1920s and ’30s to the international successes of companies such as Studio Ghibli and Nintendo; films such as Spirited Away; and video game characters, such as Pokémon.
Anime | TP | $59.99

What Board Games Mean to Me
Gregory, Donna (editor)
Celebrating the role that board games hold in our lives, celebrities, industry professionals and lifelong gamers share the remarkable and personal stories of their profound love for gaming. People want to feel good about their passions, their hobbies included. People want to talk about them, and to listen to others who share their enthusiasm. This book celebrates that sense of affinity while providing diverse perspectives on board games that will allow readers to reflect on what drives their passion in their own particular case. From uber-competitive players learning to lose with grace to the fascinating history of the very first games humans played, and bonding with faraway stepsiblings to the story of the first board game café in Africa, there’s something here for everyone.
Board games | TP | $33.99

One Bucket List to Rule Them All: 250 Ideas for Tolkien Fans to Celebrate Their Favourite Books, TV Shows, Movies, and More
Grimm, Tom
Celebrate Middle-earth, the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Rings of Power, and all things Tolkien, with an adventure-heavy book filled with thrilling things to do and experiences every fantasy lover will rejoice in. The fantastic realms created by J R R Tolkien keep readers enchanted all over the world. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are among the most famous and popular tales ever written. Now, you can take your love for Middle-earth even further, with a Tolkien-themed bucket list. This book offers a great selection of 250 ideas and projects every committed Tolkien follower should check off before headed to the Halls of Waiting, including: exploring real hobbit caves; learning to speak the Elvish tongue; trying a slice of lembas bread; and more exciting and fun ideas! One Bucket List to Rule Them All brings fantasy into the real world and is the perfect gift for any devoted fantasy and adventure fan.
Tolkien | PBK | $27.99

Pilgrims of Fire (Warhammer 40,000)
Hill, Justin D
Of all the devout warriors in the Adepta Sororitas, none are as renowned or battle hungry, as those of the Order of Our Martyred Lady. Yet while others seek glory in their own martyrdom, Sister Helewise is determined to stay alive so that her death might serve a greater purpose, when the God-Emperor wills it. Assigned to Fleet Quintus of the Indomitus Crusade, Helewise and her Sisters follow an ancient route of pilgrimage in an effort to rediscover and liberate the shrine world of Cion, once a sacred bastion of their order. In retracing the steps of Saint Katherine herself, their faith will be tested to the extreme as they attempt to uncover what became of their Sisters stationed in the daemon-infested sectors beyond the Cicatrix Maledictum. As their mission lurches from disaster to disaster and the Emperor’s voice grows ever more silent, the Sisters of Battle must trust in bolter, blade and their own unbreakable bonds in order to drive back the darkness of Imperium Nihilus.
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

LEGO Space: 1978–1992
Johnson, Tim
LEGO toys have sparked creativity and joy for generations, delighting families with each and every new connection. Now, LEGO Space: 1978–1992 explores the latter half of the 20th century through the lens of LEGO Space – illuminating the brand’s own history alongside the popular culture and world events that helped to shape it. This collection includes statistics and trivia for each set from across nearly two decades, fascinating insights of the LEGO Group as a company, and celebrations of the talented designers who helped to create each essential piece and kit. This gorgeous chronicle is perfect for LEGO fans and builders of all ages, and will excite any reader with an interest in the fascinating history of the peerless and classic building toy!
LEGO | HC | $95.00

The Bootlegger’s Dance (Arkham Horror)
Jones, Rosemary
Raquel Malone Gutierrez is running away, although she won’t admit that to herself. Suffering from hearing loss after an illness, the former music teacher wants to find a way to retain her independence, but only a wealthy relative offers any hope of that. Put to work in her aunt Nova’s Kingsport dance hall, Raquel stumbles upon a mystery when her new hearing aids begin picking up conversations that no one else can hear. As Christmas draws closer, Raquel realises the voice comes from a hunted man lost in time. Now, she must do everything she can to free him before the monsters chasing him can catch up and break through.
Arkham Horror | TP | $24.99

The Last Volari (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
Kloster, Gary
Nyssa Volari is dying. But that is impossible, because she is a Soulblight vampire, blessed by Nagash with blood-fuelled immortality. More than that, Nyssa is a fighter – one of the handful of Kastelai vampires not dissolved into true death when the Crimson Keep abandoned them, a century ago. With her blades and her will, she carved a kingdom out of the Broken Plains of Aqshy. These things matter little, for Nyssa’s blood is cursed. It destroyed the vampire she called father, and as it threatens to do the same to her, Nyssa’s allies abandon her one by one. Worse still, an army of zealots led by a brutal priest of Sigmar comes to destroy the vampire lord and claim her birthright. Nyssa Volari is dying. But that is impossible, because she has spent every moment of her second life refusing to lose.
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

Daughter of No One (Assassin’s Creed: Mirage)
Lewis, Maria
Cairo, 824. In the bowels of prison, escape is out of the question. The best, Roshan can hope for, is a quick death. She certainly doesn’t expect a second chance offered by a cloaked stranger who says Roshan is exactly what they need: Someone who can disappear, who will do what needs to be done, someone expendable… Granted her freedom, Roshan joins a crew of shady figures assembled to steal a mysterious object being transported along the Silk Road towards Persia. Roshan’s otherworldly intuition proves vital as she fights to stay one step ahead of her backstabbing gang and survive the mission. For her employer holds the key to a world she can’t begin to fathom: a world she might have been destined for, all along.
Assassin’s Creed | TP | $24.99

Genshin Impact: The Official Art Book (volume 01)
miHoYo
Delve into the world of Genshin Impact in this beautiful memento showcasing hundreds of illustrations. Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world adventure RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. Take on the role of the mysterious ‘Traveller’, who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, as well as the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Genshin Impact: The Official Art Book features gorgeous artwork that celebrates moments, characters, and storylines from up to version 1.6 of the hugely successful game. Packed full of character designs, promotional art, character trailer art, and commemorative illustrations, this book is perfect for any Genshin Impact fan.
Genshin Impact | HC | $59.99

Pop-Up Guide to the Creatures of the Wizarding World
Revenson, Jody & Reinhart, Matthew
This exhilarating pop-up book takes you on a tour through the wizarding world’s boundless menagerie of magical creatures. You’ll experience fantastic beasts like the Basilisk, Buckbeak, and Hungarian Horntail dragon, as you’ve never seen them before. Inside, five intricately detailed pop-up spreads showcase creatures from the Harry Potter films in beautifully illustrated scenes that leap from the pages, accompanied by behind-the-scenes facts from the making of the film series. Filled with interactive features like pull tabs and hidden pops, fans of all ages will enter the action, command the creatures’ movements, and discover hidden Easter eggs in every spread. Packed with enchanting moments, Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to the Creatures of the Wizarding World is a thrilling, deluxe collectible that every fan will love.
Potter | HC | $125.00

The Secrets of the Wookiees (Star Wars Secrets)
Sumerak, Marc & Buscicchio, Alberto (illustrator)
Journey to the forests of Kashyyyk and learn the lore of the galaxy’s most-storied species. Young fans will uncover fascinating stories about famous Wookiees across galactic history, all accompanied by incredible artwork and interactive features, including pop-ups, booklets, and lift-the-flap inserts. Readers of all ages will discover the untold stories of Wookiees, from Chewbacca to Burryaga, in this interactive, beautifully-illustrated guide.
Star Wars | HC | $45.00

Out There: The Science Behind Sci-Fi Film and TV
Waldman, Ariel
Written by a NASA advisor and the host of the popular podcast OffWorld, this is a unique look into the real science behind some of our favourite science fiction tropes – from escaping a black hole to riding a space elevator to the stars – perfect for science fiction lovers, and fans of Mythbusters, and Randall Munroe. Whether it’s researching new technology, theories, or possible extraterrestrial situations, the showrunners and directors of our favourite science fiction shows and films are often extending the boundaries of real science, leaving viewers and fans to wonder, ‘Could this really happen?’ In Out There: The Science Behind Sci-Fi Film and TV, author and filmmaker Ariel Waldman dives into the fascinating real science behind some of the most beloved space-themed science fiction tropes, from faster-than-light travel to AI ships, hypersleep, and imagining life on other planets. Each chapter dives into a particular situations or scientific questions that frequently show up in science fiction pop culture. Aided by interviews with a diverse range of scientists, educators, authors, and journalists, Out There takes science fiction fans, movie geeks, and popular science lovers on a journey to the farthest depths of space, revealing how thin the gap between fiction and reality can be.
SF-on-screen science | HC | $45.00

Sea of Souls (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of Fire 07)
Wraight, Chris
The mighty fleets of the Indomitus Crusade face terrors and dangers beyond imagining. As Guilliman’s crusade marches forth, bringing the Emperor’s light to thousands of worlds, Fleet Secundus is headed for the darkest dark: the Eye of Terror itself, where Secundus will execute a major offensive deep into the heart of the Archenemy. Along with warriors of the Adepta Sororitas and the Adeptus Astartes, the Imperial Navy battle cruiser Judgement of the Void pushes deeper and deeper into contested space. But as their journey unfolds, the greater schemes of the Indomitus Crusade begin to descend into treachery and intrigue. And as the forces of Chaos close in, a battle for survival is about to unfold, one which has ramifications not just for Fleet Secundus, but for the future of the galaxy, itself.
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

Unleashing Oppenheimer: Inside Christopher Nolan’s Explosive Atomic-Age Thriller
Yuan, Jada
Discover the secrets of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, with this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at 2023’s most-anticipated film. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Nolan. The film stars Cillian Murphy as J Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as Katherine ‘Kitty’ Oppenheimer. Oscar® winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr, and Robert Downey Jr plays Lewis Strauss. Unleashing Oppenheimer traces the creation of Nolan’s latest film from script to screen through exclusive interviews with the director and his cast and crew, plus electrifying visuals from the film including on-set photos, concept art, research materials, and storyboards.
Oppenheimer | HC | $85.00

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