Media-related & Humour Catalogue: April 2019

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in April 2019.

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.

Please reserve copies of anything you want, so you don’t miss out – ASAP! If a book has sold out by the time we receive your order, we will back-order and supply, when available. Pulp Fiction has access to thousands of books not shown in our monthly catalogues. We are only too happy to order anything, if we don’t have it on the shelves.

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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.

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!

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary (new edition)

Explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy with this visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Star Wars saga. Discover every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron’s X-wing starfighter, and find out about all your favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigures – from Rey to Darth Vader. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art, and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team. The new edition of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary has been fully updated and expanded, to cover the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and to tell you everything there is to know about LEGO Star Wars. The book also comes with an exciting, exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!
Star Wars | HC | $34.99

Marvel Encyclopaedia (new edition)

Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics’ timeless heroes, such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man and villains: like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with the new edition of DK’s bestselling Marvel Encyclopedia. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who’s Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand-new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favourites: Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl, and the Exiles; every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously-researched, expertly-written, and stunningly-illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopaedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel’s hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopaedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to, time and again. ‘A book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is – now and forever – a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed’ – Stan Lee.
Marvel Comics | HC | $59.99

Star Wars Character Encyclopaedia (new edition)

The definitive guide to the people, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Star Wars: The Last Jedi; and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars Character Encyclopaedia. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthral fans for hours on end. With more than 200 heroes, villains and creatures, it is the perfect introduction to the Star Wars universe. With never-before-seen information reveals backstories and personalities, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters!
Star Wars | HC | $24.99

Unicorn Taxidermy

The unicorn trend gets a new twist, with this quirky mini kit. The kit includes: a three-inch-tall unicorn head, mounted on a magnetic plaque; a humorous – and unexpected! – sound component: the unicorn says, ‘Fabulous!’ when you squeeze it; a 32-page illustrated mini book, including 15 unicorn-inspired ways to live a fabulous life.
Unicorns | Toy | $17.99

Wonder Woman: Talking Figure and Illustrated Book

The world’s most popular female superhero has returned to the big screen in Wonder Woman. This kit captures the huge audience for the enduring icon of empowerment for girls and women, of all ages. It includes a three-inch-tall Wonder Woman figure, featuring audio of ten different motivational phrases, plus a 48-page book, titled The Wonder Woman Way, complete with full-colour artwork.
DC Comics | Toy | $17.99

Batman and the Joker plus Collectibles
Abadzis, Nick
Batman and his ultimate archenemy, the Joker, have over 75 years of history together. Explore their tumultuous relationship through character profiles, tales from Gotham City, examine their greatest stories and the publishing history of these best-of-enemies from the Golden Age to the Modern Age. Included with this set are two masterfully-sculpted 1:14 scale vinyl figurines of the Dark Knight and the Joker!
DC Comics | PBK | $79.99

The Handmaid’s Tale (graphic novel)
Atwood, Margaret & Nault, Renée
Provocative, startling, prophetic, and more relevant than ever, The Handmaid’s Tale has become a global phenomenon. Now, in this stunning graphic novel edition of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic; adapted, and featuring arresting artwork, by Renée Nault… the terrifying reality of Gilead is brought to vivid life, as never before.
Dystopia | HC | $49.99

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
Benson, Michael
Fifty years ago, a strikingly original film had its premiere. Still acclaimed as one of the most remarkable and important motion pictures ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey depicted the first contacts between humanity and extra-terrestrial intelligence. The movie was the product of a singular collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and science fiction visionary Arthur C Clarke. Fresh off the success of his cold war satire, Dr Strangelove, Kubrick wanted to make the first, truly first-rate science fiction film. Drawing from Clarke’s ideas and with one of the author’s short stories as the initial inspiration, their bold vision benefited from pioneering special effects that still look extraordinary, today… even in an age of computer-generated images. In Space Odyssey, author, artist, and award-winning filmmaker Michael Benson ‘delivers expert inside stuff’ (San Francisco Chronicle) from his extensive research of Kubrick’s and Clarke’s archives. He has had the cooperation of Kubrick’s widow, Christiane; and interviewed most of the key people still alive, who worked on the film. Drawing also from other previously-unpublished interviews, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of the film: from its genesis to its legacy, including many previously untold stories. And it features dozens of photos from the making of the film, most never previously published. ‘At last! The dense, intense, detailed, and authoritative saga of the making of the greatest motion picture I’ve ever seen… Michael Benson has done the Cosmos a great service’ – Tom Hanks.
Film history | TP | $29.99

The Passage (TV tie-in edition)
Cronin, Justin
Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she’s the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn’t think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He’s wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is. Now, a major TV series. Followed by The Twelve and The City of Mirrors (PBK, $22.99 each).
Post-apocalyptic thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Complete Aliens Omnibus (Volume 07)
Evenson, Brian & Perry, S D
Collects two original Alien spin-offs: ‘Criminal Enterprise’ by S D Perry; and ‘No Exit’ by B K Evenson. ‘Criminal Enterprise’: Thomas Chase wakes up from cryosleep to his first day at a new job – as a pilot for a contraband drug company dropping a shipment on Fantasia, a planet hiding an elaborate drug manufacturing operation. Everything from synthetic heroin to MX7 is cooked here, in protected caves guarded by the savage Aliens. When Chase touches down on Fantasia, a chain of events begins that cannot be stopped. As criminals and competitors try to take over the drug empire from the dangerous kingpin, Chase and his brother Pete are caught in the crossfire… with the Aliens adding blood to the mix. ‘No Exit’: After thirty years of cryosleep, Detective Anders Kramm awakens to a changed world. The Alien threat has been subdued. Company interests dominate universal trade, with powerful men willing to do anything to assure dominance over other worlds. But Kramm has a secret. He knows why the Company killed its top scientists. He knows why the Aliens have been let loose on the surface of a contested planet. He knows that the Company will do everything it can to stop him from telling his secret to the world. Haunted by the brutal murder of his family, Kramm is set adrift amid billion-dollar stakes… with Aliens waiting, around every corner.
Aliens | PBK | $19.99

Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life: an antidote to idiots
Flanagan, Kitty
488 Rules for Life is Kitty Flanagan’s way of making the world a more pleasant place to live. Applying truth and wit to modern problems. An antidote to stupidity. Kitty Flanagan is all about giving the people what they want, and it’s become increasingly apparent that people want 488 Rules for Life. Ever since she appeared on the ABC’s The Weekly with her segment about this ‘pretend’ book, she’s been stopped in the street, approached in the supermarket, the cafe, even the dog park – by people wanting to know where they could get a copy. Kitty says: ‘Who knew other people loved rules as much as I do? I’m so excited, this feels like it could be more than a book, it could be a movement, a way of life even! With any luck, we may well see someone from the 488 Rules Party standing at the next election. However, let’s be clear about one thing, it won’t be me: Rule no 242 – Comedians should not be Prime Minister. Nor should Shannon Noll. Or any other actor or celebrity who just so happens to say something with which you agree. 488 Rules is a book for anyone, who believes good manners and common sense are the way forward. It’s time to make the world idiot-free, and lovely.’
Etiquette/Humour | TP | $29.99

Brian Froud’s World of Faerie (revised and expanded edition)
Froud, Brian
Drawing inspiration from the gnarled shrubbery of England’s windswept moorlands, Brian Froud is best known for being the mad genius behind Jim Henson’s film The Dark Crystal and illustrating such bestsellers as Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book. In this volume, a long-awaited sequel to his international bestsellers Faeries and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Froud returns to the world of faerie with a wealth of new, never-before-seen paintings, watercolours, and drawings. Brian Froud’s World of Faerie offers us a startling new vision of the magical realm, enhanced by Froud’s own words about his experiences and insights. This lavish, full-colour book opens the door to Brian Froud’s wondrous imagination as never before. It presents beautiful portrayals of faeries that have touched hearts and minds for generations. World of Faerie is, by far, Froud’s most personal book, and represents this visionary artist and creator of fantasy worlds at the pinnacle of his powers. This encompassing volume is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages, the world over.
Fantasy art | HC | $59.99

Middle-Earth Journeys in Myth and Legend
Giancola, Donato
Donato has made it his life’s work to translate Tolkien’s words into compelling visuals, with gorgeous oil paintings and drawings reminiscent of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. His interpretations of Middle-earth span his entire career, from private commissions to the 2001 edition of the graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit; all collected in this massive compendium – a must-have for collectors of Tolkien and fantasy. ‘What struck me about J R R Tolkien’s work was how he filled Middle-earth with a wealth of history,’ says author Donato Giancola. ‘From the simple beginnings of Bilbo and the dwarves in The Hobbit, to the personal trials of Frodo and the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings, to the epic tragedies in The Silmarillion, these tales are woven together by a grand fabric of unifying mythologies, bringing depth to the cultures and characters within.’ Nearly 200 stunningly-realistic paintings and drawings bring the greatest fantasy epic of all time to life. Classical realism unites with contemporary storytelling, as artist Donato Giancola explores the mythic grandeur and the iconic characters of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga. ‘Amazing work from an astounding talent.’ – George R R Martin.
Fantasy art | HC | $64.99

Master and Apprentice (Star Wars)
Gray, Claudia
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and, now, Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master… but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon, so often, disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council – knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master. When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal – for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested – just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together, as never before… or be divided, forever. A new Star Wars novel, taking place before the events of The Phantom Menace, featuring legacy characters Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99

Pet Sematary (film tie-in edition)
King, Stephen
The house looks right, feels right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old and comfortable. A place where the family can settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seem a world away from the fume-choked dangers of the city. It’s only those big trucks on the road, outside, which growl out unnerving threats. Behind the house, there’s a carefully-cleared path, up into the woods – to a place where generations of local children walked in a procession with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial. A sad place, maybe, but safe. Surely, a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding…
Horror | PBK | $19.99

Heralds of the Siege (Horus Heresy 52)
Kyme, Nick & Goulding, Laurie (editors)
A galaxy burns and brother turns on brother, as the conflict brought about by a beloved son’s betrayal reaches its fateful end. The Warmaster Horus has triumphed. His massive fleet, at last, nears Terra and the patriarchal Throne of his hated father. Many have fallen to bring this moment about; their tales are the ashes, upon which the Heresy was born and prospered. Others have played their own small parts, drops in an ocean of war and blood. None of it matters. Terra looks to the skies, as it raises its defences. Armies muster, heroes raise their swords, citizens cower. The war is coming. And nothing can stop it.
Black Library | TP | $27.00

The Silence (film tie-in edition)
Lebbon, Tim
In the darkness of an underground cave system, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed… Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive and destroy. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches – to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for many years, she knows how to live in silence; now, it is her family’s only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left? Now, a gripping Netflix movie, starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka.
Horror | PBK | $19.99

Batman Talking Bust and Illustrated Book
Manning, Michael K
I’m Batman! Kit includes: Three-and-a-half-inch tall Batman bust, with sound bites from the Caped Crusader of Gotham City; 48-page book on Batman, with full-colour illustrations, throughout; and replaceable batteries.
DC Comics | Toy | $17.99

The Joker Talking Bust and Illustrated Book
Manning, Michael K
Batman’s arch nemesis and supervillain extraordinaire, the Joker, is set to take centre stage with a new standalone origin story film (due for release in October 2019). For fans of DC and the Clown Prince of Comics, this is our first mini kit focusing on a villainous character from the DC universe!
DC Comics | Toy | $17.99

Star Wars Icons: Han Solo (Star Wars)
McIntyre, Gina
Discover the incredible story behind the creation and legacy of one of Star Wars’ most beloved characters with Star Wars Icons: Han Solo. Smuggler. Rogue. Hero of the Rebellion. Scruffy-looking nerf herder. Han Solo has been called all these things and more since making his debut in the original Star Wars film, back in 1977. Four decades later, the irrepressible Solo continues to be one of the most iconic and enduring elements of the saga. Star Wars Icons: Han Solo covers the character’s entire journey, from his genesis in George Lucas’ first drafts of Star Wars to Harrison Ford’s iconic performances in the original three films, The Force Awakens, and the character’s rebirth in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The book also takes an in-depth look at Solo’s role in the Star Wars expanded universe, through novels, comics, video games, and more, and the indelible impression the character has made on pop culture. Illustrated with a treasure trove of rare and previously-unseen imagery, including candid on-set photography and stunning concept art, this deluxe volume also features exclusive new interviews with Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, Ron Howard, J J Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan, and many more key creatives. Comprehensive and revelatory, this is the definitive book for Han Solo fans, across the galaxy.
Star Wars | HC | $95.00

Iron Warriors Omnibus (Warhammer 40,000) (omnibus)
McNeill, Graham
Collecting together Iron Warriors’ stories, from two great Black Library authors. The traitorous Iron Warriors are masters of siege-craft, builders of nigh-impenetrable defences – and just as good at tearing down those of their foes, as these action-packed tales, of siege warfare, demonstrate.
Black Library | TP | $27.00

Maledictions (Warhammer Horror) (anthology)
McNeill, Graham
Horror is no stranger to the worlds of Warhammer. Its very fabric is infested with the arcane, the strange and the downright terrifying. From the cold, vastness of the 41st millennium to the creeping evil at large in the Mortal Realms, this anthology of short stories explores the sinister side of Warhammer, in a way it never has been before. Psychological torment, visceral horrors, harrowing tales of the supernatural and the nightmares buried within, this collection brings together some of the best horror writing from the Black Library. Featuring stories from Graham McNeill, Cassandra Khaw, Alec Worley, David Annandale, and more.
Black Library | TP | $20.00

Shadespire: the Mirrored City (Warhammer: Age of Sigmar)
Reynolds, Josh
Shadespire. Throughout the Realm of Death, the name is but a tremble upon the lips of fools who utter it. Once a glittering metropolis, its soaring towers and palaces of glass pierced the funereal skies of the underworld, a bold testament to mortal enterprise. Now all that remains of the city is its withered husk, and those who speak of it do so at their peril. For it is a place of damnation; a shadow in the desert that echoes with the howl of wretched souls. Doomed to wander this endless purgatory are the citizens of Shadespire, a punishment for their crime against the God of Death himself. Such was the severity of their offence that Nagash’s curse was one of cruel and twisted artistry and all that was once glorified about the city has become a perverse reflection of itself. In streets swathed in fog lurk every horror of death’s creation, and a darkness has settled within every heart. But there are still those who will brave its ruins. Ex-Freeguild soldier, Seguin Reynar, ventures forth in search of his fortune and he is not alone. Whilst Sigmar’s heroes seek to unsnarl this labyrinthine nightmare, hordes of Chaos revel in its madness. But whether compelled by duty or the lure of ancient treasure, the same fate is promised to all. This is a hell of madmen and monsters, and for those who dare enter, there is no turning back.
Black Library | TP | $20.00

The Steel Prince (Shades of Magic 01) (graphic novel)
Schwab, V E & Olimpieri, Andrea; Angiolini, Enrica Eren; with Steen, Rob (illustrators)
Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic (PBK, $19.99). The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape. There, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly-deadly presence of the newly-returned pirate queen, Arisa… Written by author V E Schwab, and torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic book prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic is perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure, and gritty fantasy!
Fantasy | PB | $27.99

Forbidden Hollywood: the Pre-Code Era (1930–34) – When Sin Ruled the Movies
Vieira, Mark A
Forbidden Hollywood is a history of ‘pre-Code’, like none other. You will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about ‘immoral’ movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people, long enough to get films into theatres. You will read what theatre managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood – and why they were ‘forbidden’ for fifty years. The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including Red-Headed Woman, Call Her Savage, and She Done Him Wrong. You’ll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power, in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms, in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge, in Freaks. More than 200 newly-restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West. This is the definitive portrait, of an unforgettable era in filmmaking.
Film history | HC | $42.99