March 2024 media-related & humour c atalogue

 

So Fetch: The Making of Mean Girls (and why we’re still so obsessed with it)
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin
The inside story of the making of Mean Girls – and our enduring 20-year obsession with it… Released in 2004, iconic teen comedy Mean Girls remains as relevant now as ever. But what made an adaptation of a parenting guide, by SNL writer Tina Fey, so successful? And why, two decades later, can we all just not stop quoting it? Drawing on revealing interviews with the director, cast and crew, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes us behind the scenes of the film’s genesis, production and release. From how it shaped the millennial generation to how it has intertwined with tabloid, meme and LGBTQ+ culture, So Fetch is also the first deep dive into what makes Mean Girls such an influential phenomenon. Part love letter, part cultural commentary, this is an unmissable read for anyone who is still ‘like, obsessed’ with all things Mean Girls, 20 years on.
Mean Girls | TP | $34.99

The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek Autobiographies)
Attico, Derek Tyler
The fascinating life of Starfleet’s celebrated captain, and Bajor’s Emissary of the Prophets, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Benjamin Sisko tells the story of his career in Starfleet, and his life as a father and Bajor’s Emissary to the Prophets. Chart his rise through the ranks, his pioneering work designing the Defiant class, his critical role as ambassador and leader during the Dominion War, and his sacred standing as a religious leader of his adopted home. Explore the hidden history of his childhood and early career in Starfleet, and the innermost thoughts of the man who made first contact with the wormhole aliens and opened safe passage to the Gamma Quadrant, and united Starfleet, Klingon, and Romulan forces to defeat the Dominion. Discover Sisko’s personal take on his confidantes Lieutenant Dax and Major Kira Nerys, the enigmatic Garak, and his adversaries, Gul Dukat and Kai Winn, as well as his fatherly advice for his son Jake. Passing on lessons from father to son, from his experiences with the Prophets to the writings of Benny Russell, Sisko’s story is a unique phenomenon in Starfleet and human history, told in the way only he can.
Star Trek | HC | $39.99

Quentin Tarantino: A Graphic Biography
Botton, Michele & Acosta, Bernardo Santiago (illustrator)
‘When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, “No, I went to films”.’
From the set of 1993’s Pulp Fiction, to a bar room meeting with Robert Rodriguez and an inspirational lunch with Leonardo di Caprio, this unique graphic novel takes us across a series of Hollywood-inspired vignettes covering the movie-obsessed life and career of one of modern cinema’s greatest filmmakers – Quentin Tarantino. Join the conversation as Tarantino talks John Travolta into starring in Pulp Fiction, find out about the inspiration for his earliest screenplays and learn about Tarantino’s obsessive childhood growing up in California. For those who already know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris – as well as those looking for an insight into Tarantino’s influences, inspirations, and the development of his signature style – we present Quentin Tarantino: A Graphic Life.
Unofficial and unauthorised.
Tarantino | HC | $39.99

A Child of Fire (Rebel Moon 01) (official movie novelisation)
Castro, V
When a peaceful settlement on a moon, in the furthest reaches of the universe, finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors – outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a new army of heroes is formed. Novelised by V Castro, two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author. Experience Rebel Moon on the page, in this pulse-pounding novelisation.
Rebel Moon | PBK | $22.99

Ghazghkull Thraka: Prophet of the Waaagh! (Warhammer 40,000)
Crowley, Nate
Of the billions of greenskins who swarm the galaxy, only the name of one strikes fear into the hearts of human and xenos alike: Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka. The Warlord of Warlords. The Beast of Armageddon. The Prophet of the Waaagh! With his tusks and fists and power claw, he does the holy work of Gork and Mork; and soon all worlds will burn in his boot prints. Mystery shrouds how such a beast came to exist, and rumours abound that the mighty warlord was once just like any other ork. But if that is the case, how did his ascendance come to be? Many have lost their minds trying to unravel the mystery. Lord Inquisitor Tytonida Falx has headed into the murky depths of heresy to find the answer, only this time, something is different. She possesses something the others did not. Custody of the one creature in the universe who claims to know the truth of it all. Ghazghkull’s banner bearer: Makari the Grot.
Black Library | PBK | $18.00

Doctor Who: Rose (illustrated edition)
Davies, Russell T
‘Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!’
In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man, who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth; a stranger, who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space, known as the Doctor.
Rose is the story that brought Doctor Who back, for the 21st century – and Russell T Davies’ novelisation, based on his script, set the standard for new-era Target novelisations. Now, with illustrations by acclaimed artist Robert Hack – this is Rose, as you’ve never seen it before…
Doctor Who | HC | $65.00

Star Trek: Picard – The Art and Making of the Series
Fordham, Joe
Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The book explores each of the three separate season-long narratives, which tell the story of Picard in later years, as he is brought out of retirement on his family chateau to face old enemies such as the Borg, take command of a new starship, and ultimately reconcile with his past. New characters such as Doctor Jurati (Alison Pill), Cristóbal Rios (Santiago Cabrera), Soji (Isa Briones) and Elnor (Evan Evagora) feature alongside appearances by old enemies and friends, such as Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), the Borg Queen (Annie Wersching), Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg), Data (Brent Spiner), and Q (John de Lancie). Season three sees a full-scale Next Generation reunion, featuring Worf (Michael Dorn), Dr Beverley Crusher (Gates McFadden), and Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton). Alongside interviews with showrunners, writers, cast, and crew, discussing concepts and character arcs, ‘Spotlight’ features explore makeup, costumes, art, and visual effects. A final section features reflections on the much-beloved character from its original incarnation in Star Trek: Next Generation through to its final satisfying conclusion. This beautifully illustrated hardback, featuring behind-the-scenes and on-set photography, and a range of production art, is an in-depth exploration of a hugely-popular and seminal Star Trek character.
Star Trek | HC | $79.99

Cypher: Lord of the Fallen (Warhammer 40,000)
French, John
As the Great Rift unfolds in the night sky above Terra and daemons walk upon the birth world of mankind, the Primarch Roboute Guilliman returns, heralding a dark new age. During the breaking storm, Cypher and his band of Fallen escape from the most secure prison in the Imperium. Now, loose in the Imperial Palace, they are hunted by warriors of the Dark Angels, forces of the Adeptus Custodes, and Imperial Assassins. But what are Cypher’s intentions? Can anything, or anyone, be trusted? Told from Cypher’s own, unreliable point of view, this tale of truth, lies, and secrets sees one of the Imperium’s most mysterious figures make war at its very heart. But what are the true motivations of the Lord of the Fallen?
Black Library | PBK | $18.00

The Fallbacks: Bound for Ruin (Dungeons & Dragons)
Johnson, Jaleigh
To become renowned adventurers, this party needs to survive their first job. Tessalynde is an ambitious young rogue who dreams of leading Faerûn’s foremost adventuring party. While the crew she’s gathered isn’t the stuff of legend yet, she’s confident her guidance can get them there. The team: Anson, a fighter too stubborn to stay down, even when the odds are stacked against him. Cazrin, a self-taught wizard determined to test her theoretical mettle against the real world. Baldric, a cleric who refuses to tie himself to a single deity when he can trade favours with them all. Lark, a bard with as many secrets as songs. And, of course, Uggie, a monstrous pet otyugh who loves giving hugs and eating trash. Their first job: recovering a mysterious spell book from a lost temple for a hefty payout. Tess hopes this assignment can turn her group of fledgling freelancers into a true team. But when their client is killed, their coin and his murderer both vanish, leaving the party to take the fall. Stuck with a sentient, bloodthirsty grimoire and pursued by mercenaries and the undead, this is hardly the mission Tess envisioned. Her crew must save the day, get the gold, and clear the party’s name – which they haven’t even agreed upon yet! With the threats against them mounting, a single mistake will see this party over before it even begins. Can this band of mismatched misfits stay together in the face of danger? Or are they bound for ruin?
D&D | HC | $65.00

The Art and Soul of Dune: Part Two
Lapointe, Tanya
The Art and Soul of Dune II captures the breathtaking behind-the-scenes journey behind the making of Dune: Part Two, director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to his six-time Oscar-winning film adaptation of author Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic. Written by Dune: Part Two executive producer Tanya Lapointe (The Art and Soul of Dune), this visually-dazzling exploration of the filmmaking process gives unparalleled insight into the project’s genesis – from its striking environmental designs to its intricate costume concepts and landmark digital effects. The Art and Soul of Dune II also features exclusive interviews with key members of the cast and crew, including Denis Villeneuve, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and many more, delivering a uniquely-candid account of the hugely-ambitious international shoot. Showcasing Villeneuve’s visionary approach, The Art and Soul of Dune: Part Two is an essential companion to the director’s latest masterpiece.
Dune | HC | $99.99

Battle Scars (Star Wars: Jedi)
Maggs, Sam
Cal Kestis has built a new life for himself with the crew of the Stinger Mantis. Together, Cal’s crew has brought down bounty hunters, defeated Inquisitors, and even evaded Darth Vader, himself. More important, Merrin, Cere, Greez, and faithful droid BD-1 are the closest thing Cal has had to a family, since the fall of the Jedi Order. Even as the galaxy’s future grows more uncertain by the day, with each blow struck against the Empire, the Mantis crew grows more daring. An exciting new Star Wars: Jedi novel, set between the video games Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Star Wars | PBK | $26.99

Handmade Renaissance Faire Fashion: 20+ Patterns for Crafting Faire-Ready Capes, Cloaks and Crowns – the Authentic Way!
Mara & Alassie
Enter a magical realm of handcrafted fantasy costumes, accessories, bags, and more!
Whether you’re attending a Renaissance faire, anime convention, LARP event, or costume party, dressing up is half the fun. Now, it’s easier than ever to make your own unique, one-of-a-kind outfit. In this costumier’s trove, Costurero Real creators Alassie and Mara have included a wealth of clothing and accessories you can easily make at home, and for half the price of what you’d find at somebody’s costume booth. This collection of projects and large foldout tracing patterns is perfect for anyone who wants to create impressive, memorable clothes that would suit any fantasy character. Show everyone that you’re fit to navigate the thorns of court politics with the Velvet Royal Dress, or the imperial Antlers Headpiece. Or, bring your fae-blooded roleplay character to life with the Butterfly Wings or Animal-Shaped Mask. Best of all, you can trace and create your own patterns, to ensure that whatever you make is the perfect fit. The possibilities are endless with these lively, fantastical designs. Whether you’re dressing up for a day at the faire, recreating your favourite character’s outfit, or something in between, this impressive collection is a must have, for anyone looking to create their very own fantasy wardrobe.
Costumes | PBK | $44.99

Moorcock’s Multiverse, volume 01 (Michael Moorcock Library) (graphic novel)
Moorcock, Michael; et al
The concluding chapter of Michael Moorcock’s seminal ground-breaking multiverse spanning graphic novel saga, illustrated by one of the true masters of the comic arts, Walt Simonson, and also featuring artwork by fan favourite John Ridgway, and Mark Reeves. Collecting the final six issues of the Multiverse series. The story sees diverse heroes from Moorcock’s sprawling Eternal Champion series, united in a common quest to stop the criminal mastermind Silverskin from destroying the multiverse.
Moorcock’s Multiverse | HC | $59.99

Bishop (Aliens)
Napper, T R
Do me a favour. Disconnect me. I could be reworked, but I’ll never be top of the line again. I’d rather be nothing.’ – Lance Bishop, model 341-B, on Fiorina 161.
The USCSS Patna has been found. Although the synthetic Bishop asked to be shut down forever, his creator has other plans. Michael Bishop seeks the Xenomorph knowledge stored in the android’s mind, and brings Bishop back to life – but for what reason? No longer, an employee of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, Michael tells his creation that he seeks to advance medical research for the benefit of humanity. Yet, where does he get the resources needed to advance his work, and with whom do his new allegiances lie? The USCSS Patna is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the ‘Dog Catchers’, commandos employed by Weyland-Yutani. There are many, who would profit from Lance Bishop’s intimate knowledge of the deadliest creatures in the galaxy.
Aliens | HC | $39.99

Tim Burton: the Iconic Filmmaker and His Work (new edition)
Nathan, Ian
This new and updated edition covers the full life’s work of iconic director Tim Burton, including the Netflix phenomenon Wednesday, and the start of development on Beetlejuice 2. 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 combined 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, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Dumbo. 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. It takes you through his films, explaining how he got to where he is, and why his films are so revered.
Tim Burton | HC | $59.99

The Dragonflight Codex: A Definitive Guide to the Dragons of Azeroth (World of Warcraft)
Rosner, Sandra & Walsh, Doug
Journey across Azeroth and beyond with this comprehensive guide, highlighting the magnificent dragons of the video game World of Warcraft. With this immersive in-world field guide written by Archmage Khadgar of the Kirin Tor, get an in-depth look at draconic species and the newly awakened dracthyr, along with the magical abilities of World of Warcraft’s dragonflights, proto-dragons, and more! After enduring years of hardship, the dragons of Azeroth must reclaim their legacy, and it is more important than ever to learn about their vast history and incredible abilities. Though the Dragon Isles stood dormant for 10,000 years, now the Watcher has reawakened, the beacon has been lit, and the dragons have come home – called to be Azeroth’s protectors once more. The New Age of Dragons has begun in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. From the untamed northlands of Azeroth, fans of World of Warcraft will be able to follow the history of the dragons from their origins as elemental drakes to the present day dragonflights in this new, all-inclusive dragon codex. This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will highlight the creatures’ magical abilities, outline a chronological evolution of the dragons, and map out enchanting new zones.
World of Warcraft | HC | $59.99

The Beginner’s Guide to Cosplay Armor and Props: Craft Epic Fantasy Costumes and Accessories
van den Goor, Joyce
Legendary creations comfortable enough to wear and wield!
Become the character you were destined to be! Joyce van den Goor, founder of Pretzl Cosplay, is here to guide you on your epic cosplay journey. Learn all the best tools, materials and trade techniques – such as sanding, shaping, detailing, painting and so much more – to craft standout armour and lightweight props out of EVA foam. Both cheap and easy-to-handle, this material is perfect for total newbies! With 22 different projects to test your skills, you’re sure to impress at your next comic-con, Renaissance faire, or live-action, role-playing event. From a medieval warrior’s armour to a woodland elf’s iconic ears to an enchanting sorcerer’s handy spell book, these pieces will serve as the perfect addition to your work-in-progress costume, or you can combine them all to create three full cosplay looks. Joyce provides traceable patterns for each project as well as detailed step-by-step images and plenty of ideas for variation. You’ll find all of the large fold-out patterns conveniently included in the back envelope, while the rest are the perfect size for printing at home. Remember: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this comprehensive guide, and you’ll have everything you need, to bring your nerdiest dreams to life.
Cosplay | PBK | $44.99

Symphony of Death (complete Alien collection) (omnibus)
White, Alex & Waggoner, Tim
Collected together for the first time, this action-packed omnibus is filled with secrets, lies, and the silver smile of the deadly Xenomorphs. Across three epic novels, see how the Xenomorph doctrine of Weyland-Yutani and Venture is a short and angry road to hell.
The Cold Forge:
Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback: the loss of the Xenomorphs they aggressively sought to exploit. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place… the facility known as The Cold Forge. When company man Dorian Sudler is sent to assess their progress, he discovers that there’s a spy aboard who may destroy the entire station… That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first.
Prototype:
Corporate spy Tamar Prather steals a Xenomorph egg from Weyland-Yutani, taking it to a lab run by Venture… Former Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks has been tasked with training personnel to deal with anything that gets thrown their way, but nothing can prepare them for the horror that breaks out of Venture’s lab.
Into Charybdis:
‘Shy’ Hunt and the tech team from McAllen Integrations thought it was an easy job – set up environmental systems for the brand new Hasanova Data Solutions colony, built on the abandoned ruins of a complex known as ‘Charybdis’. There are just two problems: the colony belongs to the Iranian state, and the complex is located above a series of hidden caves. Charybdis has a darker history than any could imagine, and its depths harbor deadly secrets. The deeper they dig, the more Shy is convinced there’s no one they can believe. When a bizarre ship lands on a nearby island, one of the workers is attacked by a taloned creature, and trust evaporates between the Iranians and Americans. The McAllen integrations crew are imprisoned, accused of being spies, but manage to send out a distress signal… to the Colonial Marines.
Alien | PBK | $24.99

Strange and Unsung All-Stars of the DC Multiverse: A Visual Encyclopaedia
Williams, Stephanie R
Move over Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman – Peacemaker is now on the scene and he’s bringing along more than 100 of the most colourful characters from all corners of the DC Multiverse… Peacemaker had a long road to the spotlight and he’s not alone. There are dozens of unique, sometimes absurd, and yet truly memorable characters waiting for their chance to shine. Strange and Unsung All-Stars of the DC Multiverse celebrates some of the quirkiest, most compelling, and ready-for-primetime characters from throughout DC’s history. With peculiar powers – like Matter-Eater Lad to Arm-Fall-Off Boy; and one-of-a-kind costumes – from Red Tornado with her red long-johns and a cooking pot for a helmet, to Blue Snowman with her wintry robotic armour – these characters are truly unforgettable. Dive in and discover your next favourite DC Super Hero, or Villain.
DC Multiverse | HC | $42.99

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