Media-related & Humour Catalogue: July 2019

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

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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!

The Captain’s Oath (Star Trek: the Original Series)
Bennett, Christopher L
The saga of James T Kirk’s historic command of the USS Enterprise is known throughout the galaxy. But one part of the legend has barely been touched upon, until now: the story of Kirk’s first starship command and the remarkable achievements by which Starfleet’s youngest captain earned the right to succeed Christopher Pike, as the commander of the famous Enterprise. From his early battles with the Klingons to the rescue of endangered civilisations, Kirk grapples with difficult questions: Is he a warrior, or a peacemaker? Should he obey regulations or trust his instincts?
Star Trek | PBK | $22.99

Darkness on the Edge of Town (Stranger Things 02)
Christopher, Adam
Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the show. Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked ‘New York’ out of the basement – and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins, all those years ago? What does ‘Vietnam’ mean? And why has he never talked about New York? Although, he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth. any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York – the last big case before everything changed… Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth. Soon, Hopper is undercover among New York’s notorious street gangs. But just as he’s about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he’s faced before.
Stranger Things | TP | $32.99

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: a Board Game of English Magic
Clarke, Susanna; Maggi, Marco; Nepitello, Francesco
Set during the events of the cult-classic book, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell sees players delve into the world of English magic, developing their talents and expanding their social reach as they aim to become the most celebrated magician of the age. Take on the role of an aspiring magician, including the titular characters Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, themselves; and start them down the path to greatness. Build up your power and status by travelling across Europe and London, performing feats of magic and attending social engagements. The most celebrated magician will face the gentleman with the thistle-down hair, but only the strongest will defeat him.
Fantasy board game | Game | $79.99

Shroud of Sorrow (Doctor Who)
Donbavand, Tommy
It is the day after John F Kennedy’s assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his deceased father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her late grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops, on a window pane. Then the faces begin to talk, and scream and push through into our world, as the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning. Can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind? A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor and Clara, as played by Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman.
Doctor Who | PBK | $19.99

Slaves to Darkness (Horus Heresy 51)
French, John
After a long and gruelling conflict, the traitors at last close upon Terra. But time is dwindling for an attack. Both Guilliman and the Lion are returning with all haste, and their armies could turn the tide. The hosts of the Warmaster must unite, for only then can they attack the Throneworld itself. While Mortarion is sent on ahead as the fleet’s vanguard, it falls to Lorgar and Perturabo to marshal Fulgrim and Angron, both now elevated to daemonhood; and, perhaps, beyond even the will of the Warmaster to command. But Horus lies wounded and as the greatest battle the galaxy has ever know looms, it is up to Maloghurst to hold his fractious Legion together and to wrench Horus himself from the edge of oblivion.
Black Library | PBK | $27.00

Corax Lord of Shadows (Horus Heresy: Primarchs 10)
Haley, Guy
During the Great Crusade, it falls to the primarch Corax of the Raven Guard to humble the immense void-cities of the Carinae. Determined to bring these worlds into compliance, he unleashes the might of his Legion and a massive war host of the Imperial Army. But the lords of Carinae are well defended and without remorse. At the height of the conflict, at the void-city of Zenith, a dread bio-weapon from an ancient time is unleashed. At once, the Imperial force is brought to its knees, as allies are turned against each other and the Raven Guard left to face almost insurmountable odds. As the campaign teeters on the brink of failure, Corax’s desire for vengeance is severely tested against the need for a swift and certain resolution to the war.
Black Library | HC | $27.00

Titandeath (Horus Heresy 53)
Haley, Guy
War is unleashed on Beta-Garmon, as the armies of the Emperor attempt to hold back the tide of Chaos in the last major clash before Horus reaches Terra itself – and the God-machines of the Adeptus Titanicus are on the front line. Horus’s armada gathers, and he has defeated all enemies sent against him, even the Emperor’s own executioner. One barrier remains before he can strike for Terra and lay waste to the Emperor’s dream. The Beta-Garmon system occupies the most direct and only viable route to the Solar System and Terra. To break it, Horus assembles a war host of incredible proportions and Titans in untold numbers. To lose here is to lose the war and Horus has no intention of turning back. But the Imperium understands the importance of Beta-Garmon too. A massive army is arrayed, comprised of near numberless Army cohorts and a mustering of Titans to challenge even the martial might of the Warmaster. Titans fight against Titans as the God-Machines of Loyalists and Traitors alike go to war. This conflict will be like no other before it, a world-ending battle that will determine the next phase of the war.
Black Library | TP | $27.00

Gotrek and Felix: the Third Omnibus (Warhammer Chronicles)
King, William & Long, Nathan
Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire, or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth, perhaps, lies somewhere in between, and depends entirely upon whom you ask… Escaping from a horde of enemies, Gotrek and Felix stumble into a network of ancient magical tunnels and emerge on the mist-shrouded isle of Albion, where old foes are hatching a deadly plan. In the far south, the Slayer aids a dwarf prince against the orcs and goblins who have seized his hold. And when they meet their old friend, the dwarf engineer Malakai Makaisson, the heroes uncover a sinister plot to sabotage a dwarf airship and aid the forces of Chaos in their war with the Empire. Collecting Giantslayer, Orcslayer, and Manslayer, plus a number of bonus short stories.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00

Old Earth (Horus Heresy 47)
Kyme, Nick
Reborn in body and spirit beneath Mount Deathfire, the primarch Vulkan gathers his most trusted sons and prepares for the final part of his journey. The Legions shattered at Isstvan V have stalled the Warmaster’s advance across the galaxy, but fresh cracks are spreading through the alliance between the Iron Hands, Salamanders and Raven Guard, along with mysterious rumours of the return of Ferrus Manus. Haunted by a sense of destiny unfulfilled, Vulkan must choose between joining their war of vengeance against the traitors… or, following his own barely understood path, all the way to the Throneworld, itself.
Black Library | PBK | $27.00

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 | PBK | $27.00

Shield of the Emperor (Warhammer 40,000) (anthology)
Parker, Steve; Lyons, Steve; Scanlon, Mitchel
The Astra Militarum is the largest body of fighting men and women in the galaxy. Drawn from the myriad planets of the Imperium, it is the solemn duty of these grim soldiers to fight the wars of the Immortal Emperor against the many enemies that threaten the very existence of humanity. With incredible manpower, and supported by massive battle tanks and hordes of priests, clerks and engineers, it is an indomitable war machine, the Shield of the Emperor. This anthology contains three novels – Fifteen Hours, Death World, and Rebel Winter – each with its own associated short story. It is the ideal introduction to the Astra Militarum, and their struggles on the battlefields of the far future.
Black Library | PBK | $30.00

The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures
Pile, Stephen
An intrepid selection from the original volumes… The best of The Book of Heroic Failures and The Return of Heroic Failures. All successful people are the same (you know, drive, will to win, determination) – it’s just too dull to contemplate. But everyone who messes up, big time, does so in a way that is completely individual. Step forward the fifty Mexican convicts who dug an escape tunnel out of their jail and came up in the courtroom, before the judge who sentenced them. Please welcome the world’s worst tourist who spent two days in New York believing he was in Rome. Be thrilled, by the man who wrote an English-Portuguese phrasebook, without either knowing English or owning an English-Portuguese dictionary. And marvel at the least-successful kamikaze pilot – who returned from eleven suicide missions, lived to the age of 93 and went on to write an autobiography… in which he claimed planes were unsafe. The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures shows that there really is no limit to what humanity can achieve, celebrating the vast, life-enhancing possibilities of getting it wrong.
Humour | PBK | $19.99

Soul Wars (Warhammer 40,000: Age of Sigmar)
Reynolds, Josh
It is said that all who live belong ultimately to the Undying King. In the shadowy lands of Shyish, Nagash, God of Death, calls forth his soulless legions to reassert his dominion. His dread advance begins with the free city of Glymmsforge, bastion of Azyr in the Realm of Death. Standing between Nagash and his prize are the brooding Anvils of the Heldenhammer, an ancient host of Stormcast Eternals, and Lord-Castellant Pharus Thaum, guardian of the Ten Thousand Tombs. As battles between the living and the dead rage throughout the Mortal Realms, the War of Heaven and Death begins anew. But even Sigmar’s chosen may not be enough to cease the onslaught. For how does one destroy what is already dead?
Black Library | PBK | $20.00

The Making of Alien
Rinzler, J W
To celebrate Alien’s fortieth anniversary, author J W Rinzler tells the story of how it evolved from a simple idea in the mind of writer Dan O’Bannon, into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time. This comprehensive and definitive volume tells the complete story of how Alien was made, featuring brand-new interviews with Ridley Scott and other key members of the original production crew, and including many rarely-seen photos and illustrations from the Fox archives. The Making of Alien is the definitive work on this masterpiece of popular cinema.
SF film history | HC | $79.99

Bad Day at Black Rock (Wynonna Earp)
Smith, Beau & Rozon, Tim
Wynonna Earp, descendant of the legendary gunslinger Wyatt Earp, and her whole family are members of the US Marshals Black Badge Division – a unit dedicated to protecting the world from all things that go bump in the night. Two of their greatest assets in the fight against evil are the Division’s relative secrecy and Black Rock Prison, the only facility capable of holding major paranormal threats, and both were just exposed. That means it’s time for Bobo Del Rey, Wynonna’s old enemy, to step up his plans on a breakout, to free his brother. It’s family against family, as the Earp clan and the Del Reys go head to head… in a rip-roaring, knock-down, drag-out fight, to escape the bad day at Black Rock.
Graphic novel | PBK | $19.99

Angron: Slave of Nuceria (Horus Heresy: Primarchs 11)
St Martin, Ian
Placed in command of a Legion he does not want, in service to a father he cannot forgive, Angron gives an ultimatum to his children, one that will set them down a path from which they can never return… As the Emperor travels the galaxy at the head of his Great Crusade, few events are as important as rediscovering his scattered sons, the Primarchs, and bestowing them as the masters of their Legions. United, a Legion becomes a reflection of its Primarch, both in his strengths and his flaws. For the Twelfth Legion, once the War Hounds and now the World Eaters, the line between strength and flaw is almost impossible to separate. Desperate for his acknowledgement, will the World Eaters follow their father and cast themselves in his broken image or will they resist? And will any of them ever learn who their father was truly meant to be?
Black Library | HC | $27.00

Archie 1941
Waid, Mark & Augustyn, Brian
Archie: 1941 finds Riverdale dealing with the impact of the impending conflict on the small town and in the personal lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie. The story will allow fans a chance to see the real-world consequences and drama of the war through the eyes of some familiar faces, but with the humour, heart, milkshakes, and dates that come with any Riverdale tale.
Archie comics | PBK | $27.99

Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)
Zahn, Timothy
‘I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.’ Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root – its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favour, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs – including the Death Star project – the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects. In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown… and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance – neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store. Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged – by a test of their allegiance to the Empire… and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.
Star Wars | PBK | $19.99

Thrawn: Treason (Star Wars)
Zahn, Timothy
‘If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.’ Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive. Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favour of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realises that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.
Star Wars | TP | $32.99