Media-related & Humour Catalogue: December 2017

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in December 2017.

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.

If you can’t make it into the shop, you can post, phone, or e-mail your order. We accept Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, cheques, and Australia Post Money Orders. Approximate current postage, within Australia, is:

  • 1–2 paperbacks (up to 500g), $7.95
  • 2–10 paperbacks or any trade paperbacks or hardcovers, within Brisbane, is $10.70
  • 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!

Desert Oath (The Official Prequel to Assassin’s Creed Origins)

Egypt, 70BC, a merciless killer stalks the land. His mission: to find and destroy the last members of an ancient order, the Medjay – to eradicate the bloodline. In peaceful Siwa, the town’s protector abruptly departs, leaving his teenage son, Bayek, with questions about his own future and a sense of purpose he knows he must fulfil. Bayek sets off in search of answers, his journey taking him along the Nile and through an Egypt in turmoil, facing the dangers and the mysteries of the Medjay’s path.
Assassin’s Creed | TP | $32.99

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cross-Sections

See incredible cross-sections from the most anticipated film of the year!
Star Wars | HC | $29.99

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary

The definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film.
Star Wars | HC | $29.99

Out Among the Stars (Star Wars Vol 6)
Aaron, Jason & Larroca, Salvador (illustrator)
Marvel’s epic and thrilling exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues! Collecting: Star Wars 33–37.
Star Wars graphic novel | PBK | $36.99

Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Founding (omnibus)
Abnett, Dan
In the Chaos-infested Sabbat System, the massed ranks of the Astra Militarum – more commonly known as the Imperial Guard – stand shoulder to shoulder as they counter an invasion by heretical forces. Amongst the defenders of the Imperium are the troops of the Tanith First-and-Only, a displaced regiment forced to flee their home planet before it succumbed to the unrelenting assault of Chaos. Nicknamed ‘the Ghosts’, their specialist scouting role sees them thrown into the thickest of the fighting. Led by Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, they must evade the treacherous scheming of rival regiments and the lethal firepower of the enemy if they are to have any hope of achieving victory over the forces of Chaos. A new edition of the first Gaunt’s Ghosts omnibus, containing the opening story arc in the series; collecting the novels First and Only, Ghostmaker, and Necropolis.
Warhammer | TP | $39.98

Star Trek: The Book of Lists
Carter, Chip
Since Gene Roddenberry’s original series first aired in 1966, Star Trek has become a pop culture phenomenon, and one of the largest global properties of all time. Entertaining and fun, Star Trek: The Book of Lists catalogues the most compelling facts about the original series and its spinoffs, as well as its thirteen films, gathered together and broken down into one hundred lists, including: historical figure cameos; crew crossovers; memorable deaths; intergalactic threats, enemies, and villains; and more.
Star Trek | HC | $39.99

Things I Have Drawn: At the Zoo
Curtis, Tom
Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if children’s drawings were real? Well, wonder no more. Global Instagram sensation Things I Have Drawn does just that – and the results are amazing. Eight-year-old Dom and 6-year-old Al are brothers who love to doodle, and then Dad Tom painstakingly transforms their creations into photorealistic scenes. In this book, join the family on a trip to the zoo, and laugh your socks off at all of the weird and wonderful creatures, including a gurning goat, a terrifying polar bear and a rather smug looking flamingo. Spectacularly funny and disturbing, this book is packed with previously unseen material and the brilliant before and after images that have made @thingsihavedrawn such a cult hit.
Photography/life drawing/Instagram | HC | $24.99

William Shakespeare’s the Force Doth Awaken, Star Wars Part the Seventh
Doescher, Ian
Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Damaron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama – in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you’ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.
Star Wars | HC | $24.99

The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects
The Editors of Faerie Magazine
This exquisite anthology welcomes you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abounding natural beauty. Gorgeous fine art and photographs, literature, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes provide hours of reading, viewing, and dreaming pleasure along with a multitude of ideas for modern-day living and entertaining with a distinctive fairy touch.
Fairy tales/folklore | HC | $55.00

First Dog on the Moon’s Guide to Living Through the Impending Apocalypse (and How to Stay Nice Doing It)
First Dog on the Moon
Join beloved cartoonist First Dog On the Moon, in this tender frolic through the looming collapse of civilisation and the demise of everything you ever cared about. Never have so many worked so hard to bring about the end of life as we know it, but what to wear? When Armageddon arrives, will it still be okay to walk around in your underpants? Full of handy tips on what to pack, where to go and how to wave a cricket bat menacingly, when interlopers try to steal the family pets that you were saving for dinner, this gentle book is fun for all the family. If you don’t buy it, you will probably be eaten by an enormous, mutant, Nazi tapeworm the size of a school bus. So, when the ‘SHTF’, don’t say we didn’t warn you, and don’t come to the First Dog On the Moon Institute bunker, because there isn’t one, it is a secret.
Post-apocalyptic humour | PBK | $29.99

Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood
Hargreaves, Roger
Little Miss Busy hadn’t always been so busy. She used to enjoy lazy weekends and leisurely lie ins. But then she had kids. Now her life is a constant juggle of demands and pressure to be the perfect mum. How does Little Miss Busy do it? The perfect book for anyone who has ever faced the trials and tribulations of the wonderful and exasperating world of parenthood. Featuring Roger Hargreaves’ classic artwork, alongside hilariously funny new text.
Mr Men for Grown-Ups | PBK | $12.99

Little Miss Shy Goes Online Dating
Hargreaves, Roger
Little Miss Shy likes being single and loves nothing more than staying in with a good book. But her mother feels quite differently, and she reluctantly decides to give online dating a try. Will one of the Mr Men be her Mr Right? The perfect book for anyone who has ever been part of the dating pool, reluctantly or not. Featuring Roger Hargreaves’ classic artwork, alongside hilariously funny new text.
Mr Men for Grown-Ups | PBK | $12.99

Mr Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean
Hargreaves, Roger
Mr Greedy loves to eat, but when everyone around him seems to be juicing and exercising, he decides it’s time to make some changes. Will Mr Greedy get lean with the help of his friends? The perfect book for anyone who’s ever tried to kick start their life with a diet which promises a new improved you. Featuring Roger Hargreaves’ classic artwork, alongside hilariously funny new text.
Mr Men for Grown-Ups | PBK | $12.99

Mr Happy and the Office Party
Hargreaves, Roger
Mr Happy faces office life with a smile. He never lets the awful commute, depressing office and dead-end job grind him down. But when he can’t remember what happened at the office party, he loses his smile. It couldn’t be that bad, could it? The perfect book for anyone who has ever been to a work party and lived to tell the tale. Featuring Roger Hargreaves’ classic artwork, alongside hilariously funny new text.
Mr Men for Grown-Ups | PBK | $12.99

First Grown-Up Picture Book
Hazeley, Jason & Morris, Joel
This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grownups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text, with pictures; all enable grownups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups | HC | $19.99

Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
Hazeley, Jason & Morris, Joel
For the ones who like to seize the day, wrestle it to the carpet, tie it up, lock it in the cupboard and settle down with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Marianne has been staying in, watching old episodes of Sex and the City… for two weeks, now. The women in the show remind Marianne of her and her friends. Except that the women in Sex and the City never stay in for two weeks, watching old episodes of Sex and the City.
Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups | HC | $19.99

Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
Hazeley, Jason & Morris, Joel
For the party animal… or, at the very least, for that person you know who doesn’t know when it’s time to go home. Every so often, it is nice to have a big night out. It is important to let your hair down. And for a friend to hold it out of the way later, while you are sick.
Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups | HC | $19.99

Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation
Houser, Jody & Laiso, Emilio (illustrator)
All looks lost for the galaxy, when the Empire’s new super-weapon is discovered: any insurgency will quickly be thwarted by the devastating new Death Star! But maybe there is hope for the Rebel cause when Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor lead a crew of new heroes on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the planet-destroying threat!
Star Wars graphic novel | PBK | $41.99

The Crimson King (Horus Heresy 44)
McNeill, Graham
Broken by the destruction of their home world Prospero at the hands of the Space Wolves Legion, Magnus the Red and the Thousand Sons retreat into the Eye of Terror. Is there any way for the Crimson King to rise again? After the razing of Prospero, Magnus the Red spirited the Thousand Sons away to the Planet of the Sorcerers, deep within the Eye of Terra. Removed from the concerns of the galaxy at large and regarding the Warmaster’s unfolding Heresy with cold detachment, Magnus has dedicated his hollow existence to the preservation of all the knowledge once held in the great libraries of Tizca, should mankind ever seek such enlightenment again. But his sons can see the change in their primarch – he is a broken soul, whose mind and memories are slipping away into the tumult of the warp. Only by returning to the scenes of his greatest triumphs and tragedies can they hope to restore him, and allow the Crimson King to be crowned anew by the Ruinous Powers.
Warhammer | TP | $39.98

The Lego Trains Book
Matthes, Holger
Whether you’re a diehard LEGO train fan, or you’ve been a model railroader since the days of Lionel Trains, you’re going to love this complete, illustrated guide to the world of LEGO train building. Sure, the LEGO company has an official line of train models, but official sets can be somewhat limiting – and expensive. Why not build your own, custom creations, without the confines of official LEGO sets?
Lego | HC | $44.99

The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Johnson, Patrick
Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away – perfect for every Star Wars fan! Ever wish you could have your very own lightsabre like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron? Well, those ideas aren’t as outlandish as you think. In The Physics of Star Wars, you’ll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star, or Starkiller Base, to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabres. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality!
Star Wars/science-y stuff | TP | $24.99

Knight, Dominic
Strayapedia is the certified fair dinkum, 100% Australian made, 100% foreign-owned answer to Wikipedia. Patriotically basted in the goon trough of Australian values, this book is as fundamentally Strayan, as bowling your final over underarm, not asking awkward questions about what’s in your meat pie, and naming a swimming pool after Harold Holt. Conveniently omitting all areas not relating to Australia, Strayapedia provides definitive alternative facts about Tony Abbott, AC/DC, Canberra, Kylie Minogue, the Hills hoist, Bob Hawke, Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday, Ned Kelly, koalas, Akubras and Shane Warne – among many other certified dinky-di topics. If you want to pass a citizenship test, or win a trivia night hosted by Cory Bernardi, Strayapedia is as valuable as a tiny apartment in Sydney.
Humour/Australiana | PBK | $29.99

Secret Empire (Secret Warriors Vol 1)
Rosenberg, Matthew
A Secret Empire calls for Secret Warriors! Captain America has been revealed to be an agent of Hydra – and now he’s coming for the Inhumans! But SHIELD Agent Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, wants no part of Hydra, and is heading underground! Recruiting Ms Marvel, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Karnak and Inferno to her cause, she’ll fight to set things right – not just for the Inhumans, but for the entire country! But can even Quake handle the seismic rifts between her own teammates? It’s one part coming-of-age story, one part spy thriller – all action and all heart!
Marvel graphic novel | PBK | $32.99

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (film tie-in edition)
Sestero, Greg & Bissell, Tom
The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of cult cinematic phenomenon The Room, as well as the tale of an odd and inspiring Hollywood friendship; which has now been adapted into a film version. This edition features a new introduction, by James Franco.
Memoir | PBK | $19.99

Imperial Machine (Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol 1)
Soule, Charles & Cheung, Jim
Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsabre and witness Vader’s rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith! An exhilarating series, exploring Darth Vader’s early history.
Star Wars graphic novel | PBK | $36.99

Captain Phasma (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Thompson, Kelly & Checchetto, Marco (illustrator)
Captain Phasma’s story is expanded to reveal how she escaped the destruction of Starkiller Base. It’s the stunning lead-in to this winter’s blockbuster big-screen Star Wars film, and everything you need to know is right here!
Star Wars graphic novel | PBK | $35.00

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation
Wendig, Chuck & Ross, Luke (illustrator)
It’s been three decades, since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire… but, now – on the remote planet of Jakku – there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey… a deserting stormtrooper named Finn… an ace pilot named Poe… and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren… Their lives are about to collide, as the awakening begins.
Star Wars graphic novel | PBK | $41.99