Media-related & Humour Catalogue: December 2018
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in December 2018.
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 (base rate), within Australia, is:
- 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!
Batman’s Bat Signal (Batman)
With this miniature edition replica of Batman’s Bat Signal, fans can call upon the world’s greatest superhero! Its light-up feature projects the iconic Batman symbol onto nearby walls and other surfaces. Also included is a 48-page book of Batman history, featuring full-colour illustrations. Signal stands two and three-quarter inches high. Batteries included.
Batman | TOY | $14.99
Golden Snitch Sticker Kit (Harry Potter)
The Harry Potter Golden Snitch Sticker Kit is inspired by Quidditch, a magical game from J K Rowling’s wonderful world of witchcraft and wizardry. Now, fans can celebrate the popular wizarding world game of Quidditch by displaying the Golden Snitch on the included stand and let their imagination take flight with the enclosed stickers from the 16-page book. The Harry Potter Golden Snitch Sticker Kit includes: one Golden Snitch with detachable wings; one Snitch display stand; and one sticker book, featuring eight colourful stickers of images from the wizarding world.
Harry Potter | TOY | $14.99
Time Turner Sticker Kit (Harry Potter)
Let your imagination spin back time to J K Rowling’s wizarding world with the collectible Harry Potter Time Turner Sticker Kit! It includes: one deluxe Time Turner, featuring rotating inner rings and a functional hourglass, inspired by the Time Turner used by Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; and one book featuring eight full-colour stickers of scenes from the film.
Harry Potter | TOY | $14.99
Oathkeeper Collectible Sword (Game of Thrones)
Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper Collectible Sword will be a must-have for the show’s dedicated fan base. The kit includes a collectible four-and-a-half-inch replica of Oathkeeper, the famed sword made by Tywin Lannister and given to his son, Jaime Lannister; who, in turn, gifted it to his friend, Brienne of Tarth. Also included is a display stand and a double sided Lannister/Tarth sigil banner.
Game of Thrones | TOY | $17.99
Deep Time (Doctor Who)
The Phaeron disappeared from the universe over a million years ago. They travelled among the stars using roads made from time and space; but left only relics behind. But what, actually, happened to the Phaeron? Some believe they were they eradicated by a superior force… Others claim they destroyed themselves. Or were they, in fact, the victims of an even more hideous fate? In the far future, humans discover the location of the last Phaeron road – and the Doctor and Clara join the mission to see where the road leads. Each member of the research team knows exactly what they’re looking for – but only the Doctor knows, exactly, what they’ll find. Because only the Doctor knows the true secret of the Phaeron: a monstrous secret, so terrible and powerful that it must be buried in the deepest grave imaginable… A reissue of an original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.
Doctor Who (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
Close-Ups: Vampire Movies (Little White Lies Guides)
When F W Murnau brought Nosferatu to the screen in 1922, he ushered in the bloody reign of cinema’s most venerable villain – the vampire. Nocturnal, fanged and insatiable for human blood, the vampire has infected the public consciousness like no other movie monster. In this illustrated pocket guide, Charles Bramesco goes vampire hunting across a century of cinema, stalking around lonely Transylvanian castles, dusty New York apartments, and rain-soaked Washington woods to discover why the vampire has become cinema’s most enduring villain.
Film reference | PBK | $19.99
Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen tells the complete story of how J R R Tolkien s magic world was brought to vivid life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies: the Lord of the Rings Motion Picture trilogy and the Hobbit Motion Picture trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, much of which have never appeared in print before, as well as interviews with director Peter Jackson and key members of the Art Department, Shooting Crews, Park Road Post, and Weta Digital teams who share their personal insights on the creative process, this astonishing resource reveals: How the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel; How environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces; How the multiple shooting units functioned; How cast members and characters interacted with their environments. Daniel Falconer takes fans from storyboard concepts, to deep into the post-production process where the films were edited, graded, and scored, explaining in depth how each enhanced the films. He also discusses how the processes involved in establishing Middle-earth for the screen have evolved over the fifteen years between the start and finish of the trilogies. Going region by region and culture by culture in this fantasy realm, Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen describes how each area created for the films was defined, what made it unique, and what role it played in the stories. Illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth.
Tolkien | HC | $119.99
Star Wars: the Last Jedi (expanded edition) (novelisation)
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms – and perhaps lay down their lives – for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight, side by side, with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99
Likely Stories (graphic novel)
Gaiman, Neil & Buckingham, Mark (illustrator)
The striking graphic novel adaptation of four essential fantasy stories from the mind of master storyteller Neil Gaiman. These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts.
Graphic novel | HC | $29.99
Before the Storm (World of Warcraft)
Azeroth is dying. The Horde and the Alliance defeated the demonic Burning Legion, but a dire catastrophe is unfolding deep below the surface of the world. There is a mortal wound in the heart of Azeroth, struck by the sword of the fallen titan Sargeras in a final act of cruelty. For Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde and queen of the Forsaken, there is little time to rebuild what remains and even less to mourn what was lost. Azeroth’s devastating wound has revealed a mysterious material known as Azerite. In the right hands, this strange golden substance is capable of incredible feats of creation; in the wrong ones, it could bring forth unthinkable destruction. As Alliance and Horde forces race to uncover the secrets of Azerite and heal the wounded world, Anduin enacts a desperate plan aimed at forging a lasting peace between the factions. Azerite jeopardises the balance of power, and so Anduin must gain the trust of Sylvanas. But, as ever, the Dark Lady has her own machinations. For peace to be possible, generations of bloodshed and hatred must be brought to an end. But there are truths that neither side is willing to accept and ambitions they are loath to relinquish. As Alliance and Horde alike grasp for the Azerite’s power, their simmering conflict threatens to reignite all-out war – a war that would spell doom for Azeroth. An all-new, official prequel novel to The Battle for Azeroth.
World of Warcraft | PBK | $21.95
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Encyclopaedia: the Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
A comprehensive, authorised compendium of all things Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary. From its debut in 1997, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show’s creator, Joss Whedon, to stardom. Now, fans can discover Buffy’s world fully with this full-colour, A-to-Z encyclopaedia that catalogues, explains, and cross-reference every detail of the Buffyverse, from characters, locations, and weapons to episodes, demons, and recurring gags. Packed with content from the television show, the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Encyclopaedia is the first companion book that also includes key facts from the official canon comics and its spin-off show, Angel – making this comprehensive volume the only truly complete guide to the entire Buffyverse. Lavishly produced and written by Buffy experts, the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Encyclopaedia is the authoritative source for fans, allowing them to indulge in the intricacies and nuances of the series as never before. With colour stills and photography throughout, an eerie cover with special effects, and an incredible design that reflects the show’s aesthetics, this fully-authorised companion is a must-have, for all Buffy enthusiasts.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer | HC | $59.99
No Tomorrow (Killing Eve 02)
In a hotel room in Venice, where she’s just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call. Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of the Twelve, and is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill. The duel between the two women intensifies, as does their mutual obsession, and when the action moves from the high passes of the Tyrol to the heart of Russia, Eve finally begins to unwrap the enigma of her adversary’s true identity.
Suspense | TP | $29.99
Back to the Future: the Ultimate Visual History
Klastorin, Michael with Atamaniuk, Randal
Great Scott! Go Back to the Future with Doc Brown and Marty McFly in this visually-stunning look at the creation of one of the most beloved movie trilogies of all time. Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to the Future trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of these hugely popular movies and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a stunning journey into the creation of this beloved time-travelling saga and features hundreds of never-before-seen images from all three movies, along with rare concept art, storyboards, and other visual treasures. The book also features exclusive interviews with key cast and crew members – including Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and more – and tells the complete story of the production of the movies, from the initial concept to the staging of iconic scenes such as the ‘Enchantment Under the Sea’ dance and the hoverboard sequence. The book also delves into the wider Back to the Future universe, exploring the animated television show and Back to the Future: The Ride. Written by Michael Klastorin – the production publicist on the second and third movies – with Back to the Future expert Randal Atamaniuk, this book delivers a range of surprises from the Universal Pictures archives, and also includes a wealth of special, removable items.
Film reference | HC | $64.99
The Little Drummer Girl (TV tie-in edition)
le Carré, John
Charlie, a brilliant and beautiful young actress, is lured into ‘the theatre of the real’ by an Israeli intelligence officer. Forced to play her ultimate role, she is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist. The Little Drummer Girl is a thrilling, deeply moving and courageous novel of our times. A special edition of le Carré’s only spy novel set in the Middle East, to tie in with the new major BBC series starring Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99
Malorie raises the children the only way she can: indoors, with the doors locked, the curtains closed, and mattresses nailed over the windows. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall, but soon she will have to wake them and blindfold them. Today, they will risk everything. Today, they will leave the house. Now, a major Netflix film, starring Sandra Bullock.
Supernatural suspense | PBK | $22.99
The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favourite Fantasy Foods
It’s time to get your geek on, in the kitchen! Comic-lover, avid gamer, and sci-fi and fantasy lover, Cassandra Reeder started The Geeky Chef in 2008. She creates real-life recipes for all the delicious foods you’ve seen in your favourite sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV shows, and video games. From Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games, to Doctor Who, Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft; The Geeky Chef Cookbook features over 60 recipes you can re-create in your own kitchen! Photographed, step-by-step instructions show how to make Pumpkin Pasties from Harry Potter, and Lemon Cakes from Game of Thrones. Sip from a bowl of Plomeek Soup from Star Trek, and enjoy with Peeta’s Cheesy Bread from The Hunger Games. Fantasy foods are a fantasy, no longer!
Recipes | PBK | $27.99
The Geeky Chef Strikes Back!
The Geeky Chef Strikes Back is your chance to finally drink Estus, nibble Seed Cakes, slurp White Dragon Noddles, and a lot more. The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favourite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you’ve always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and more. In The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined the delicious foods in these faraway worlds and created recipes that are sure to transport you to galaxies far, far way. So, if you’ve found yourself craving Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, Lingonberry Pancakes from The Big Lebowski, Norma’s Cherry Pie from Twin Peaks, Wife Soup from Firefly, or the White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner, then look no further. With easy, step-by-step instructions and fun, themed photos, these creative recipes are perfect for your next big viewing party or your standing reservation for a party of one. Fantasy foods are a fantasy, no longer!
Recipes | HC | $27.99
The Geeky Chef Drinks!
Featuring nerdy recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, The Geeky Chef Drinks is your chance to sip your way through your favourite sci-fi and fantasy worlds – Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and more. Whether you’re into comics, video games, books, or movies, you’ll be able to make the drinks you’ve always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and many more. In The Geeky Chef Drinks, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined into being the delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from these varied sci-fi worlds. If you’ve found yourself craving Shimmerwine from Firefly, Flanders’ Planters Punch from The Simpsons, or Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, your thirst will be quenched. Easy, step-by-step instructions and fun, themed photos make these creative recipes perfect for your next party, season premiere get-together, or your standing reservation for a party of one. With The Geeky Chef Drinks, prepare to be transported to galaxies far, far away.
Recipes | PBK | $27.99
Desktop Dog Park
Stuck at work, and missing your pooch and his pals? Longing for a four-legged companion but not sure you can handle the commitment? Bring the joy and commotion of your neighbourhood dog park to you, with Desktop Dog Park. What’s more entertaining and joyous than a trip to the dog park with your pup? A Desktop Dog Park you can enjoy during work hours! Create your own canine oasis with this adorable kit, featuring the world’s most well-behaved dogs. Kit includes: five tiny resin dogs of various breeds; one itty-bitty fire hydrant (for when nature calls); a felt ‘lawn’ to set the scene and keep your pups contained; a 32-page mini book exploring the goings on at the neighbourhood dog hangout.
Dogs/Humour | TOY | $14.99
The Wizard of Oz: the Official 75th Anniversary Companion
Scarfone, Jay & Stillman, William
Commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, this collectible edition delivers an interactive experience, transporting readers over the rainbow and into the Land of Oz with its host of unpublished artwork, behind-the-scenes stories from the stars, and removable special features. Open the door to the Land of Oz and travel down the Yellow Brick Road, with Dorothy and her companions, on the journey of a lifetime. Learn the filmmaking tricks and techniques behind the film’s realistic tornado, why Dorothy’s shoes were ruby-coloured, and how the filmmakers got a fleet of Winged Monkeys to fly. Authors Jay Scarfone and William Stillman reveal filmmaking secrets and information on everything from the film’s pre- and post-production to early reviews and publicity to never-before-published stories from the cast and crew, making it the definitive book on the subject. Beautifully designed with an array of film stills, Technicolor™ test frames, rare artwork and photography, and costume and set illustrations, this collectible edition provides an unrivalled glimpse at the land where dreams come true.
Film reference | HC | $69.99
Selling the Movie: the Art of the Film Poster
Smith, Ian Haydn
Showcasing the best movie posters by the top designers in the field, this rich visual history of the film poster charts the evolution from the earliest days to the present, explaining how they were used to sell both films and the stars, and how they lured audiences to cinemas across the globe to make an industry. Understand how posters enhance the brand of a movie or a star, and how they represent the crossover between creatives with this stylish art book. With insights on movie genres, influential designers, Hollywood politics and the impact of typography, this visually stunning book reveals how a powerful advertising medium became an art form, itself, and changed the face of graphic design. ‘Selling the Movie takes us on a stunning visual journey through almost 150 years of movie history.’ – Daily Mail.
Film reference | HC | $49.99
Five Go Feasting: Famously Good Recipes
A jolly good present for grown-up fans of the Famous Five, this cookbook brings their classic adventures back to life – filled with 80 recipes inspired by the books, faithful line drawings and quotes from the stories. The Famous Five were a clever lot: every island adventure and countryside romp began with a hearty breakfast, was interspersed with rollicking good picnics and ended with supper at Aunt Fanny’s – all washed down with lashings of ginger beer. Now, you can revisit Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and Timmy’s favourite food and drink with these 80 recipes faithful to the books, accompanied by familiar illustrations and quotes from the stories.
Recipes | HC | $19.99
The Compendium of Magical Beasts: an Anatomical Study of Cryptozoology’s Most Elusive Beings
Wigberht-Blackwater, Veronica; Brinks, Melissa & Jones, Lily Seika
A definitive field guide that explores the anatomy of mythology’s most elusive creatures, compiling the findings of controversial early twentieth century cryptozoologist, feminist, and explorer Dr Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater. Approaching the fantastic with a scientific eye, Dr Veronica explains the history, habits, and biology of each creature’s existence with equal attention to detail. Her research is accompanied by stunning scientific illustrations of each specimen’s anatomy, providing a comprehensive view of creatures most often dismissed as pure fantasy. Combining biological fact with folklore, cultural studies, and history, this volume is crucial to science both fringe and mainstream. Locked in a dusty attic for almost a century, Dr Wigberht-Blackwater’s trailblazing work was recently discovered by writer Melissa Brinks, who spent months transcribing the journals she found. Brinks joined forces with artist Lily Seika Jones to digitise the doctor’s amazingly detailed anatomical diagrams in order to share these revolutionary findings with the world for the first time. The Bestiary: Mermaid, Unicorn, Wild Man, Gnome, Werewolf, Troll, Fairy, Jackalope, Winged Horse, Centaur, Minotaur, Vampire, Dragon, Sea Monsters/Loch Ness/Kraken, Goblin, Sphinx, Phoenix, Harpy, Cyclops, Banshee, Incubus/Succubus, Nymph, Ghoul, Selkie, Kelpie.
Fantasy reference/art | HC | $35.00