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MONTHLY CATALOGUE

OCTOBER 2018 AND NEWLY ANNOUNCED TITLES MAY – SEPTEMBER 2018

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Contents: Fiction ............................................ pg. 4 - 10 Graphic Novels............................... pg. 11 - 20 Children’s........................................ pg. 20 - 28 Non-Fiction..................................... pg. 28 - 42 Commission Titles.......................... pg. 42 - 43 Newly Announced Titles . .............. pg. 43 - 54


‘Raw, visceral and confident... an affecting debut.’ Daily Mail

let me be like water S.K. PERRY isbn 9781911545132 10 may 2018 demy hb £14.99 - 224pp fiction melville house uk

“This beautiful novel about mourning dances in the sky like a kite.” Denis Thériault, author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

‘A beautiful reflection on love, grief and friendship. Witty and profound.’ Fiona Mozley, author of Man Booker shortlisted Elmet

‘Let Me Be Like Water is a beautiful, honest and engaging study of how we are healed through the grace of others.’ John Burnside, author of A Summer of Drowning


EDITOR’S LETTER October is the pinnacle of the publishing calendar – whereupon we flood you with top books! This year is no exception and it’s a bumper month, crammed with utterly incredible titles. So without further ado, here are our highlights… In fiction, first up we have an awesome biofictional account of C. P. Cavafy in What’s Left of the Night (p4, New Vessel Press, 9781939931610, p/b, £12.99). A lyrical novel, tinged with an hallucinatory eroticism, depicting a young Cavafy in the midst of a journey of self-discovery, by celebrated Greek author Ersi Sotiropoulos. Our Life in the Forest (p5, Text Publishing Company, 9781925603781, p/b, £10.99) is a clever dystopian work of chilling suspense that challenges our ideas about the future, about organ-trafficking, identity, clones, and the place of the individual in a surveillance state. Training School for Negro Girls (p5, The Feminist Press, 9781936932375, p/b, £14.99) is a debut collection of short stories, navigating the vulnerability, uncertainly, and contradictions of black girl and womanhood. Over in crime and The Second Rider (p6, Europa Editions, 9781609454722, p/b, £12.99) is a debut novel, the first in a new historical series from the new star of Austrian crime fiction, set in the cauldron of vice that is post-WWI Vienna. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, The Lonely Witness (p6, No Exit, 9780857302427, p/b, £8.99) is an evocative follow-up to Gravesend, which sees a community carer and former party-girl, hot on the trail of a murderer. In graphic novels Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts (p11, Berger Books, 9781506706696, h/b, £12.50), is the start of a brand new series by – yes you guessed it! – celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain: horror stories with a foodie twist! Also a breakthrough onto the comics scene is French writer Emma’s

Moving on to children’s books and Birds From Head to Tail (p23, Kids Can Press, 9781771389259, h/b, £14.99) is a wonderfully illustrated, fun informational picture book, in which children can test their knowledge of birds, one body part at a time. For YA readers, Scion of the Fox (p26, ECW, 9781770414310, p/b, £9.99) is the start of an incredible new series, which combines urban fantasy and magical realism and mythology. Non-fiction is premium this month. Starting off with what is undoubtedly one of the biggest publishing events of the decade… Led Zepplin by Led Zepplin (p31, Reel Art Press, 9781909526501, h/b, £49.95). Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin, this is the ultimate fan collection produced by the band themselves. And, to end on a totally different note, we have

two groundbreaking feminist works from Myriad: What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape (p35, Myriad, 9781912408061, p/b, £9.99) is a literary, thoughtful, provocative and intelligent look at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist and The Women’s Atlas (p35, Myriad, 9781912408092, p/b, £14.99) an invaluable feminist resource. With cuttingedge data visualisation, this beautifully designed new edition of Seager’s award-winning atlas matches the mood of the moment with bold, vivid infographics to illustrate the status of women worldwide and the diversity of their experiences. And that’s October. We’re already counting the days!

Don’t Miss… Baby’s First Eames By Julie Merberg

The Mental Load: Comics from the Frontline of Motherhood and Other Social Justice Issues (p17, Seven Stories Press, 9781609809188, p/b, £12.99) – a new voice in comics that is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist.

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FICTION Fiction

LIKE A SWORD WOUND

Altan, Ahmet & Anderson, Alison (trans)

Intrigue, betrayal, love, war, progress, and tradition provide a colourful backdrop against which the lives of an Ottoman army officer, the Sultan’s personal doctor, a scion of the royal house, and a beguiling Turkish aristocrat play out. All the while, the society to which they belong is transforming, and the Sublime Empire disintegrates. Here is a Turkish saga reminiscent of War and Peace, that traces not only the social currents of the time but also the erotic and emotional lives of its characters.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A powerful saga set during the fall of one of history’s greatest empires. • International bestseller by prominent author jailed for dissenting political beliefs. • Will appeal to readers Elif Shafak, Orhan Pamuk, Louis de Bernieres. • Many major authors signed a petition for his release, among them Coetzee, Pamuk, Atwood, Neil Gaiman and Ferrante. ISBN 13: 9781609454746, 320pp p/b, £12.99 Published by EUROPA EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction

NAKED MEN

Gimenez-Bartlett, Alicia & Rosenberg, Andrea (trans)

WHAT’S LEFT OF THE NIGHT

Sotiropoulos, Ersi & Emmerich, Karen (trans)

In June 1897, the young Constantine Cavafy arrives in Paris on the last stop of a long European tour, a trip that will deeply shape his future. He is by turns exhilarated and tormented by his homosexuality; the Greek-Turkish War has ended in Greece’s defeat and humiliation; France is torn by the Dreyfus Affair, and Cavafy’s native Alexandria has surrendered to the indolent rhythms of the East. A stunning portrait of a budding author - before he became C.P.Cavafy, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets. KEY SELLING POINTS • A stunning portrait of a budding author - before he became C.P. Cavafy, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets. • Biographical fiction, especially about famous author, continues to be extremely popular. • Illuminates the complex relationship of art, life, and the erotic desires that trigger creativity. • The French language edition was widely praised by Le Monde, Le Magazine litteraire and Les Chroniques culturelles. ISBN 13: 9781939931610, 290pp p/b, £12.99 Published by NEW VESSEL PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction

Irene’s husband has left her for a younger woman and the company she inherited from her beloved father is on the verge of collapse. Javier is a teacher of literature in a convent school who finds himself adrift when he suddenly loses his modest job. Introduced by their new-found friends into the world of male strip clubs and prostitution, Irene and Javier strike up a troubling relationship, teetering between affection and need, domination and self-interest, money and sex. A relationship destined to get ever more complicated, paradoxical, and ultimately tragic as their trajectories collide with tragic consequences. KEY SELLING POINTS • Winner of prestigious Planeta Prize. • Almodovar meets Venus in Furs. • Gimenez-Bartlett is one of Spain’s most popular crime novelists. • Author awarded the Feminino Lumen prize for best female writer in Spain (1997). ISBN 13: 9781609454760, 416pp p/b, £12.99 Published by EUROPA EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction

PHINEAS KAHN

Portrait of An Immigrant Blumenfeld, Simon & Mason, Peter

Fiction

Simon Blumenfeld’s acclaimed second novel follows the struggles of a Jewish merchant’s son, Phineas Kahn, as he makes his escape from the confines of Tsarist Russia to Vienna and then London in 1900, where he settles to raise a large family in the liberating atmosphere but desperate poverty of the East End. KEY SELLING POINTS • Thirteenth title in the respected London Classics series. • Third novel in a loose East End trilogy by Simon Blumenfeld. • Captures the shifting culture, politics and expectations of those who made the East End their home. ISBN 13: 9780995721715, 336pp h/b, £14.95 Published by LONDON BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

PASSING

Larsen, Nella & Lily, Maggie

When childhood friends Clare Kendry and Irene Redfield come across each other at a white-only restaurant, Irene learns her estranged friend has severed all ties to their African American community and is now married to a bigoted white man unaware of her heritage. Swinging between allure and repulsion, their revived relationship becomes a stage upon which questions of identity, sexuality, belonging, and self-invention play out. KEY SELLING POINTS • Passing is an undersung gem of the Harlem Renaissance, this is a fresh edition of a long-neglected classic. • Contemporary readers will be able to get their teeth into the exploration of identity, self-invention and belonging. • Now more than ever there is a desire, and need, for more narratives from women of colour. • With Reese Witherspoon’s forthcoming adaptation of The Gilded Years, stories of passing will receive renewed attention. • Maggie Lily’s original illustrations bring new life to this classic story. ISBN 13: 9781632062024, 160pp p/b, £14.99 Published by RESTLESS BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Fiction

CHILDREN’S BACH, THE Garner, Helen & Lerner, Ben (intro)

Athena and Dexter live a happy but insular life, bound by routine and the care of their young sons. When Elizabeth, an old friend from Dexter’s university days, turns up with her much younger sister, Vicki, and her lover, Philip, she brings an enticing world into their doorstep. And Athena finds herself straining at the confines of her life. Helen Garner portrays her characters with a clear eye for their dreams, their insecurities and their deep humanity in this intimate and engaging short novel, which was first published in 1984. The Children’s Bach is ‘a jewel,’ in Ben Lerner’s description, ‘beautiful, lapidary, rare.’ KEY SELLING POINTS • Helen Garner is the fiercely unsentimental and compelling author of Monkey Grip, Everywhere I Look, This House of Grief. • Joining four other Garner titles on the Text Classics list, including the popular Cosmo Cosmolino. • With an introduction by Ben Lerner. • The Children’s Bach was hailed by critic Don Anderson as one of ‘four perfect short novels in the English language.’ ISBN 13: 9781925773040, 172pp h/b, £10.99 Published by TEXT PUBLISHING COMPANY Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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FICTION Fiction

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

OUR LIFE IN THE FOREST

CITY OF LIES

In the near future, a woman writes from the depths of a forest. Her body, like the world around her, is falling apart - she’s down to one eye, one kidney, one lung. Before she was a psychotherapist, treating patients who had suffered trauma. Every two weeks she visited her ‘half’ a comatose double, whose body parts were available whenever needed. As a form of resistance the woman flees, along with other fugitives and their halves. But life in the forest is disturbing too - the reanimated halves behave like uninhibited adolescents, and when she sees a shocking image of herself on video, are her worst fears confirmed?

Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past.

Darrieussecq, Marie

KEY SELLING POINTS • A compelling and deeply unsettling dystopian novel from one of France’s most acclaimed literary talents. • For fans of Never Let Me Go and Black Mirror. • Blends social criticism, feminism and political commentary into a sharp and topical narrative. • Explores issues of organ trafficking, totalitarianism, surveillance and the state vs. the individual. ISBN 13: 9781925603781, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by TEXT PUBLISHING COMPANY Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Fiction

TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NEGRO GIRLS

Counterfeit Lady #1 Thompson, Victoria

KEY SELLING POINTS • First book in a new series from bestselling author, following a young con woman. • The Suffragist Movement is an important backdrop to this new series. • Victoria Thompson is the bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries series, and multiple crime award nominee. • The hardback edition of City of Lies was widely praised - by the New York Times, RT Book Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly. ISBN 13: 9780399586583, 320pp p/b, £6.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

SIX CATS A SLAYIN’ Cat in the Stacks Mystery #10 James, Miranda

Acker, Camille

Unapologetic and resilient, these women challenge monolithic assumptions of black identity. A TSA agent who has never flown, a girl braving new worlds to play piano, a teacher caught up in a mayoral race. In this debut collection of stories, each of them navigate life’s ‘training school’ - with its lessons on gentrification and respectability - while fighting to create a vibrant sense of self in this complicated love letter to Washington, DC. KEY SELLING POINTS • This potent collection of short stories will appeal to readers of Margo Jefferson, Danzy Senna, and Marita Golden. • An honest look at issues like respectability, class snobbery, working-class anxiety, internalised shame and colourism. • Edited by Jamia Wilson, author of Young Gifted and Black and the new director of Feminist Press. ISBN 13: 9781936932375, 248pp p/b, £14.99 Published by THE FEMINIST PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Fiction

FARM, THE

Abad, Hector & McLean, Anne (trans)

When the Angel family’s beloved home in the Antioquian wilderness falls into danger, they manage to defend it against the guerrillas and, later, the paramilitaries - but at a high price. After their parents’ death, Pilar, Eva and Tono have to decide the fate of their father’s legacy. While Pilar and Tono want to keep La Oculta, Eva, who experienced something terrible at the old farm house, is determined to sell. As the siblings each struggle with their own problems, their inner conflicts threaten to tear apart not only their home but also their family. KEY SELLING POINTS • New novel by one of Latin-America’s most prominent authors - was a #1 bestseller in Columbia for six months. • Comparable with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, ‘The Farm is today’s literary response to... One Hundred Years of Solitude.’ • Nominated for the Mario Vargos Llosa Prize 2016. • World Editions will publish Abad’s memoir, Oblivion, in April 2019. ISBN 13: 9781642860108, 224pp p/b, £11.99 Published by WORLD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and Charlie is having a peaceful time, until a woman moves into his neighbourhood - a woman who has designs on his house. She has also taken on the role of the neighbourhood busybody and throws a lavish party. But, before the night is over, the new neighbour is found dead at her own party. Several guests overheard Charlie’s girlfriend Helen Louise having a loud argument with the dead woman. Now Charlie and Diesel have to find the real killer before his beloved is arrested for murder.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Next in a New York Times bestselling cosy crime series. • Miranda James also writes the New York Times bestselling Southern Ladies mysteries (Berkley). • More readers in the UK are choosing to read cosy mysteries as a break from more grisly crime fiction. • Cats and books are two of the most popular elements of cosy crime - this features both! ISBN 13: 9780451491091, 288pp h/b, £21.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

SCANDAL IN BATTERSEA, A Lackey, Mercedes

Christmas is a special time of year for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary. It is also special to others... for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces. When women keep going missing and then turning up insane, it’s up to Nan, Sarah and the Watsons to stop the darkness before it can conquer all. KEY SELLING POINTS • The twelfth book in a popular, bestselling fantasy series that reimagines the legend of Sherlock Holmes. • Each book in the series centres on a canonical character or fairytale. • The series has crossover appeal: fans of both historical fantasy and steampunk will love it! • Genre-bending fiction that reimagines popular literary characters is always popular with readers. • The recent Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch has introduced a new wave of Sherlock mania to literary fans. ISBN 13: 9780756411633, 320pp p/b, £6.99 Published by DAW Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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FICTION Fiction - Crime & Thriller

SLEEPER: THE RED STORM Fennell, J. D.

Two years ago Will Starling and Anna Wilder saved London from VIPER and the Stones of Fire. Now Will, drafted into the SOE, has joined forces with the French Resistance. Though he still has not regained his memories, he has not forgotten his pledge to find and rescue his sister, Rose. With a suspected mole in the SOE, it seems no one can be trusted. And VIPER have plans to unleash the forces of evil in the Red Storm, bringing mass destruction on a scale even the Nazis haven’t dreamt of. Meanwhile Rose, drugged to dull her kinetic powers, is the key to VIPER’s masterplan, and her time is running out.

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

HOLD THE DARK (FILM TIE-IN) Giraldi, William

Wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Shattered by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harboured by this village.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Follow-up to the WWII spy adventure Sleeper (Dome, 2017). • An action-packed thriller that can be read as a standalone, for fans of Robert Ludlum, Dan Brown and Anthony Horowitz. • Crossover thriller market (main character now 18). • Second World War setting with action taking place in London, France, Switzerland and Rome. ISBN 13: 9781999855994, 288pp p/b, £8.99 Published by DOME PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

KEY SELLING POINTS • Highlighted as one of The Millions’ most anticipated books of 2014. • From the author of critically acclaimed novel, Busy Monsters, and renowned journalist for the New York Times. • Reminiscent of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone, James Dickey’s Deliverance and the work of James Sallis. • Already received high critical acclaim in US and from contemporary bestselling authors. ISBN 13: 9781843445753, 192pp p/b, £8.99 Published by NO EXIT PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

SECOND RIDER, THE Beer, Alex & Mohr, Tim (trans)

Most of the remaining population of Vienna in the ruins of World War I is surviving by its wits, living hand to mouth in a city rife with crime, prostitution, and grotesquely wounded beggars. When a corpse is found in the woods outside the city and immediately labelled a suicide, Inspector August Emmerich, convinced it was nothing of the sort, sees a chance to prove his mettle. But his investigations will reveal a more insidious and homicidal urge lurking in the city than even he anticipates. KEY SELLING POINTS • First in historical crime series by ‘the new star of Austrian crime fiction.’ (Kronen Zeitung) • Will appeal to readers of Alan Furst, Philip Kerr’s Berlin Novels, Joseph Kanon’s Leaving Berlin. • Author’s well-received article on political shifts in Austria is being courted by UK press. • The Second Rider has received much praise from the European press. ISBN 13: 9781609454722, 320pp p/b, £12.99 Published by EUROPA EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

LONELY WITNESS, THE Boyle, William

Amy was once a party girl, but now she lives a lonely life. Helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighbourhood of Brooklyn, she knows the community well. When a local woman goes missing, Amy senses something isn’t right. Tailing the woman’s suspicious son, she winds her way through Brooklyn’s streets. But before she can act, he is dead. Captivated by the crime she’s witnessed and the murderer himself, Amy doesn’t call the cops. Instead, she collects the weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A dark literary crime novel for fans of Elmore Leonard, Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos. • Gravesend was shortlisted for the Prix Polar SNCF 2017 and nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. • Gravesend received excellent review coverage including The Guardian, The Spectator, Sunday Sport and The Herald. ISBN 13: 9780857302427, 256pp p/b, £8.99 Published by NO EXIT PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

CONDOR (FILM TIE-IN) Grady, James

Look in the mirror. You’re nobody. You know pursuing the truth will get you killed. But you refuse to just fade away. You’ve been designated an enemy of the largest secret national security apparatus in America’s history. All assassins’ guns are aimed at you. And you run for your life, branded with the code name you made iconic: Condor. KEY SELLING POINTS • Major MGM TV series starring Max Irons and Mira Sorvino premieres in US on 6th June 2018. • The 10-episode conspiracy thriller is based on James Grady’s 1974 novel Six Days of the Condor. • Omnibus edition of James Grady’s two espionage thrillers featuring agent Condor. • Now a named touchstone in contemporary art and culture, has been namechecked in Breaking Bad. • James Grady has received many accolades including France’s Grand Prix du Roman Noir. ISBN 13: 9780857302649, 496pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NO EXIT PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

PARIS IN THE DARK Butler, Robert Olen

Autumn 1915. The First World War is raging across Europe. Woodrow Wilson has kept Americans out of the trenches, although that hasn’t stopped young men and women from crossing the Atlantic to volunteer at the front. Christopher Marlowe ‘Kit’ Cobb, a Chicago reporter and undercover agent for the US government is in Paris when he meets an enigmatic nurse called Louise. Officially in the city for a story about American ambulance drivers, Cobb is grateful for the opportunity to get to know her but soon his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, extends his mission.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler returns to his lauded Christopher Marlowe Cobb series. • A page-turning novel of unmistakable literary quality. • Robert Olen Butler won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. • Fourth novel in the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series but works well as a standalone. ISBN 13: 9780857302458, 256pp h/b, £14.99 Published by NO EXIT PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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FICTION Fiction - Crime & Thriller

99 WAYS TO DIE Taipei Night Market #3 Lin, Ed

Jing-nan has known Peggy Lee, a bullying frenemy who runs her family’s huge corporate bank/real estate company, since high school. Peggy’s father has been kidnapped, and the ransom the kidnappers are demanding is not money but IP: a high-tech memory chip that they want to sell in China. But when the reluctant Jing-nan tries to help, he finds himself getting deeper and deeper into trouble with some very unsavoury characters - the most unsavoury of whom might very well be the victim himself. KEY SELLING POINTS • Third title in the popular Taipei Night Market series. • Full of tastes, smells, and sights of Taipei - perfect for those with an interest in travel or Taiwanese culture. • Series has won praise from authors such as Lee Child and Viet Thanh Nguyen. • The offbeat humour and atmospheric detail make this series stand apart. ISBN 13: 9781616959685, 288pp h/b, £22.99 Published by SOHO PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

LINE, THE

Sueno and Bascom #13 Limon, Martin

The Korean Demilitarised Zone, 1970s: a corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are ordered by superiors to pull the body to South Korean side, they have no idea of the international conflict the action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bae, a young Korean civilian augmented to the US Army who had few enemies. But the murderer could be from either side of the DMZ, and if it turns out to be North Korea, how can two US military agents interrogate witnesses? KEY SELLING POINTS • Korean sociopolitical tensions between the North, the South, and the US are constantly in the news cycle. • A vividly portrayed backdrop of 1970s post-war Korea. • Veterans and military readers love the authentic portrayal of army life from the veteran author. • The series has received much acclaim - including from the Washington Times, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. • Limon’s insights into Korean culture, as well as his likeable protagonist Sueno, really standout in this popular series. ISBN 13: 9781616959661, TBCpp h/b, £22.99 Published by SOHO PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

OTLEY COMPLETE

Otley, Otley Pursued, Otley Victorious, Otley Forever Waddell, Martin

It starts as it always does for Gerald Otley, a petty theft gone wrong. But when the bodies of associates (Otley doesn’t really have friends) start turning up dead, he suddenly finds himself caught in a much larger web than he imagined. Recruited by the alluring and enigmatic ‘Grace’ and blackmailed into service, Otley finds himself playing at spy in a realm he only half understands. As readers soon find, it turns out that being a fast-talking conman is all it takes to succeed as a spy - as long as Grace is around to break bones and generally pull you out of the fire. KEY SELLING POINTS • Martin Waddell is a world-renowned children’s author, having won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. • Otley was adapted to the big screen in 1968 starring Tom Courtneay and Rory Schneider. • Lauded by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. • This complete collection includes new blurbs and introductions from contemporary writers. ISBN 13: 9781681990347, TBCpp p/b, £14.99 Published by SOHO PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

PROTECTED BY THE SHADOWS

Irene Huss Investigation #10 Tursten, Helene & Delargy, Marlaine (trans)

In this final instalment of the internationally bestselling Irene Huss investigations, the gang warfare that has beenbrewing in Goteborg is about to explode. A member of a notorious biker gang has been set on fire alive. Even in aculture where ritual killings are common, this brutal assault attracts the attention of both Irene’s unit and theOrganized Crimes Unit. Somehow, the gangs are always one step ahead of the police. Someone is leaking information. But who? Irene’s life depends on discovering the answer. KEY SELLING POINTS • The tenth and final instalment in one of Soho Crime’s bestselling series. • Translated by critically acclaimed literary translator Marlaine Delargy. • Irene is an everywoman - hard-working wife and mum but also martial arts expert, detective and small-town superhero. ISBN 13: 9781616959739, 288pp p/b, £8.99 Published by SOHO PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

TUNDRA KILL

A Nathan Active Mystery Jones, Stan

Nathan Active, the top cop in a swath of the Alaskan tundra that is larger than 15 US states, has a new mystery to unravel after a dog musher is killed by a snowmobile. When the case is connected with Alaska’s gorgeous female governor, Active is swept into the bizarre family affairs and outsized political ambitions of the most dangerous woman he has ever met. Now the counter-moves that have been put into place by the governor threaten the lives of both his beloved Grace Palmer and her daughter, Nita. With his career on the line, Active has to outwit the governor and save the people he cares for most before time runs out. KEY SELLING POINTS • Readers will be transported to the untouched Alaskan wilderness with the author’s beautiful prose. • The mysteries are straight forward police procedurals surrounded by Alaskan cultural politics. • Nathan Active is a man of two worlds, and is able to navigate the often unseen world of the Inupiat community. • Race, class, and environmental issues are all addressed with nuance. ISBN 13: 9781641290074, TBCpp p/b, £8.99 Published by SOHO PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Historical

KENNEDY DEBUTANTE, THE A Novel Maher, Kerri

London, 1938. Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy moves in rarefied circles, rubbing elbows with some of the 20th century’s most powerful figures. Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother and the antics of her older brothers, Jack and Joe, Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire. But their love is forbidden, as Kick’s devout Catholic family and Billy’s staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match. When war breaks, she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie - with family or with love. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Kennedys have been dubbed America’s royal family and are a long-cherished pop-culture obsession in the US and UK. • Little has been written about the fascinating Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy, whose life was overshadowed by her brothers. • The author read original Kennedy letters, telegrams, and Kick’s scrapbooks as research, giving a true inside look. • Ideal for book clubs, with powerful discussion points about WWII, politics, love and faith. ISBN 13: 9780451492043, 384pp h/b, £21.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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FICTION Fiction - Historical

HEROES OF THE EVENING MIST Ash, William

Fiction - Short Stories

SADNESS OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS, THE

The last and previously unpublished novel by the legendary WWII escapee William Ash. Set in late twentieth-century, post-revolutionary Southeast Asia, evoking heroism, romance, comradeship - and ultimately betrayal. War correspondent Colin Frere is on assignment in Malia, a Southeast Asian state consumed by civil conflict and revolution (rooted in the history of Vietnam). This is a novel about loss: the squandering of a victory, the debasing of a revolution, and the human cost entailed. But it is also a story of love: a love for a people and a love of ideals that are worth fighting for, however much they might be (temporarily) laid low by grubby political realities and expedients. KEY SELLING POINTS • Heroes in the Evening Mist is the last and previously unpublished novel by William Ash, written in the 1990s. • Ash was a legendary WWII escapee - one of the models for Steve McQueen’s character in The Great Escape. • Ash’s wartime memoir Under the Wire (2005) - written with Brendan Foley - was a bestseller. • Set in the fictional Southeast Asian state of Malia, but rooted in the history of Vietnam. ISBN 13: 9781780264738, 356pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NEW INTERNATIONALIST Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

An exquisite new collection of short stories from award winning author Simon Van Booy, exploring love, loss, human connection, and the chance encounters that shape our lives. Taking readers into the innermost lives of everyday people, he explores the strange ways that grief and happiness can manifest themselves suddenly in the course of our daily lives, and the profound beauty found in memories. From a blind pianist searching for a duet partner to a downtrodden boxer who shows unexpected kindness to a mugger. KEY SELLING POINTS • Simon Van Booy’s 4th collection of short stories. • Winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and H.R. Hays Poetry Prize, amongst others. • For fans of Fredrik Backman, Sara Baume and Elizabeth Strout. • Van Booy has been highly praised by the New York and LA Times, as well as by Pultizer Prize-winning Robert Olen Butler. • These stories capture the drama of the seemingly mundane aspects of life. ISBN 13: 9780143133049, 160pp p/b, £12.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Historical

Fiction - Black Interest

DARKER SEA, A

Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 Haley, James L.

At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. KEY SELLING POINTS • We last saw Bliven Putnam as a midshipman in The Shores of Tripoli, which has sold very well. • American literature’s first fictional naval hero to match those of C.S Forester and Patrick O’Brien. • James Haley has done enormous amounts of research to bring the characters and historical period to life on the page. • There will be a yearly addition to James Haley’s historically rich, critically acclaimed series. ISBN 13: 9780425282823, 416pp p/b, £13.99 Published by PUTNAM Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Short Stories

VERY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS, A

The Greatest Italian Holiday Stories of All Time Various

The third in the very popular Very Christmas series, this volume brings together the best Italian Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classic tales and contemporary works. With writing that dates from the Renaissance to the present day, from Boccaccio to Pirandello, as well as Anna Maria Ortese, Natalia Ginzburg and Nobel laureate Grazia Deledda, this choice selection delights and intrigues. These literary gems are filled with ancient churches, trains whistling through the countryside, steaming tureens, plates piled high with pasta, High Mass, dashed hopes, golden crucifixes, flowing wine, shimmering gifts and plenty of style. Like everything the Italians do, this is Christmas with its very own verve and flair, the perfect literary complement to a Buon Natale italiano. KEY SELLING POINTS • Third in a very popular series - following A Very Russian and A Very French Christmas - from New Vessel Press. • A unique collection of Christmas stories from some of Italy’s greatest writers. • Includes stories by Boccaccio, Pirandello, Anna Maria Ortese, Natalia Ginzburg and Nobel laureate Grazia Deledda. • Beautifully presented in a hardback, clothbound cover, making this book an ideal gift. ISBN 13: 9781939931627, 150pp h/b, £18.99 Published by NEW VESSEL PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Stories Booy, Simon Van

AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME A Sugar Lake Novel Jackson, K.M.

With her big city career and relationship in free fall, Olivia isn’t sure where she belongs. So when her help is needed at Goode N’ Sweet, the family bakery in Sugar Lake, she jumps at the chance to get her life back on track. Olivia’s not looking for any distractions. Even if the boy who once boke her heart is now a grown man with intriguing secrets - and the same hold on her heart. Ignoring the sparks between them is impossible. And as unexpected surprises and hard choices endanger their reunion, they’ll have to decide which direction to take if they want to

find the road back to love. KEY SELLING POINTS • K.M. Jackson is an award-winning romance author and an advocate for the #WeNeedDiverseRomance movement. • Her wholesome stories will appeal to fans of Christian fiction as well as lighthearted romance readers. • Jackson’s Unconventional Brides series (2017) received much acclaim for its unique approach to genre tropes. • NPR named The Betting Vow one of its Great Reads of 2017. ISBN 13: 9781496717092, 384pp p/b, £6.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest

JUST CAN’T LET GO Morrison, Mary B.

Alexis Crystal is finally close to getting 24/7 sizzling satisfaction. With a ring on her finger from James Wilcox and the woman she loves firmly between her sheets, no one can match Alexis when it comes to scheming. And her duplicity just makes her better at helping her siblings get revenge on the lovers who are doing them wrong... Because no one should mess with the Crystal women without expecting some fierce payback. KEY SELLING POINTS • Like Eric Jerome Dickey and Zane, Mary B. Morrison writes juicy, fast-paced reads. • An intense story and strong female characters who demonstrate empowerment and growth. • Mary B. Morrison’s novels have been Essence bestsellers. • When Somebody Loves You Back and She Ain’t The One (both Dafina, 2006) were New York Times bestsellers. ISBN 13: 9781617730788, 356pp p/b, £6.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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FICTION Fiction - Black Interest

TRIPLE THREAT King, Camryn

Mallory Knight knows all too well how perfect lives can be illusions. Her best friend, Leigh, seemed to have it all. But then she’s found dead. Suicide, or so they say. Mallory isn’t convinced, and decides to put her investigative journalist skills to use in a whole new way. To the rest of the world, superstar athlete Christian Graham seems perfect - he is kind, honourable, and easy on the eyes. But after discovering his name in Leigh’s journal, Mallory wonders if there are secrets behind his megawatt smile. If every generous public gesture is a lie. Challenging the popular superstar puts Mallory’s career and reputation on the line. But she won’t back down in her pursuit of the truth... KEY SELLING POINTS • A real page-turner full of scheming, unexpected twists, and a whole lot of surprise. • Fans of thrillers and suspense will find the daring heroines at the centre of the story refreshing. • The cast of characters is well-realised, authentic, and make for super role models. • Ideal for reading groups and discussion - includes a Reading Group Guide. ISBN 13: 9781496702203, 320pp p/b, £10.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest

Fiction - Black Interest

CARL WEBER’S KINGPINS: THE BRONX Weber, Marcus

Antonio, son of a beautiful actress and a crime boss, lost his mother to drugs and was forced to survive on the streets. When a devastating injury sidelines his promising basketball career and he finds out he has been duped out of millions, Antonio is forced to turn to the father who abandoned him. Paige came from money. Her father is a well-respected politician who is not happy when his daughter falls in love with a man who represents everything the senator despises. But Paige’s father harbours many secrets of his own, including one that will soon rock his family to the core... KEY SELLING POINTS • Family secrets, power, money, fame, and love are the ties that bind in this emotionally charged street tale. • The next in the uber popular Kingpins series, in which Carl Weber chooses authors to write a story set in their city. • Carl Weber is a big name in the urban literature scene - recommendations made by him carry significant clout. • Marcus Weber is currently incarcerated and wrote this based on his true experience on the streets of the Bronx. ISBN 13: 9781945855566, 288pp p/b, £12.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

BACK TO LIFE

Fiction - Black Interest

Love After Heartbreak Shantae

Talented author Dakota Bibbs has deemed herself unlucky in love. After ending a five-year relationship, she has decided to focus on herself. Love will just have to wait. Other than dealing with her worrisome ex, things are going well. Then on cue, Giannis Williams enters her life. Meanwhile, her cousin Breelyn is also trying to get her life back on track after a bad romance. She didn’t plan to meet DeMario, but he came into her life anyway. Watching over Dakota and Breelyn is Elijah, a complicated man who is trying to overcome his demons to let love in. KEY SELLING POINTS • Women are empowered in this story as their trials and tribulations see them grow as characters. • A diverse cast, each with their own strong characters, allows the book to ask universal moral questions. • Shantae is a new voice in urban fiction who has already made a name for herself online. • Will appeal to fans of romance and those who like gritty realism with their fiction. ISBN 13: 9781945855795, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

IT’S WRONG FOR ME TO LOVE YOU, PART 2 Renaissance Collection Armstead, Krystal

After a complicated love triangle found Ne-Vaeh involved with her best friend’s man, she thought she had found happiness. But when Charlene says she is pregnant by Aaron, the man they both loved, Ne-Vaeh is devastated. Charlene refuses to set the record straight. She doesn’t want Aaron, but she’s determined to keep him from her backstabbing former friend. Old feelings resurface, and Ne-Vaeh finds herself falling in love again. Consumed by jealousy Charlene concocts a plot to put a damper on everyone’s plans. KEY SELLING POINTS • The compelling story of what can go wrong when you’re stuck in a love triangle with your best friend. • Full of heartbreak and longing, which makes the story universally relatable. • The characters are well realised and authentic; their motives and moves are very human. ISBN 13: 9781945855801, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest

CARL WEBER’S KINGPINS: DALLAS Hernandez, Treasure

She has everything a girl could ever want - except a normal life. Not understanding that being the daughter of a Dallas kingpin makes her a walking target, she does everything she can to defy her father, including losing her virginity to a boy she barely knows. Before she knows it she is alone with nowhere to go, tossed into a world that she knows nothing about. Lost in the underworld with no friends or family she realises that her father hadn’t done her any favours by keeping her sheltered. Will she be able to reclaim what is hers, or will she be too broken to stand up on her own two feet? KEY SELLING POINTS • The next in the uber popular Kingpins series, in which Carl Weber chooses authors to write a story set in their city. • Carl Weber is a big name in the urban literature scene - recommendations made by him carry significant clout. • Treasure Hernandez has a huge fanbase and has been a consistent bestseller since releasing her Flint series in 2008. • The entire Kingpin series is also available from Turnaround, along with many more Treasure Hernandez books. ISBN 13: 9781945855603, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest

LOYAL TO HIS LIES Littles, T. C.

Zaria Taylor weathers the storms, accepting the bad times as temporary whenever Renard cheats. She makes the mistake of believing him every time he says he will do better, he is sorry, and his heart only belongs to her. When his lies are exposed and it is revealed that Renard has been dragging Zaria’s name through the mud while taking caring of another woman’s child on the side, all bets are off and payback is on. Angry and bitter, Zaria makes it her mission to show her two-timing baby daddy exactly how it feels to get played. Between sleeping with his best friend, stirring up drama with his line-up of women, and trying to ruin his street business, Zaria is fuelled by a shattered heart, and she won’t stop until revenge is hers. Zaria Taylor weathers the storms, accepting the bad times as temporary whenever Renard cheats. She makes the mistake of believing him every time he says he will do better, he is sorry, and his heart only belongs to her. When his lies are exposed and it is reveal KEY SELLING POINTS • T.C. Little’s first novel, Knowledge Cost, was an Essence bestseller. • For fans of Treasure Hernandez, Ms. Michel Moore and Mary B. Morrison. • T.C. Littles was a contributor to Girls From Da Hood 10. • T. C. Littles tells an intense, fast-paced tale of a wronged woman out for revenge. ISBN 13: 9781945855580, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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MY MAMA’S DRAMA Hunt, La Jill

Fiction - Black Interest

SYSTEM HAS FAILED, THE Out for Self Series, Book 2 Moore, Ms Michel

Diane is a beautiful single mother who pulled herself out of the system by working hard so that her children could have everything she didn’t. Now she’s bitter and jealous, because the daughter she sacrificed twenty years of her youth for is prettier and more intelligent than she’ll ever be and about to live the life Diane always dreamed of. Kendra’s relationship with her mother takes an even harsher turn when she meets Deon, a handsome, streetwise entrepreneur. He is everything Kendra has ever dreamed of in a man. Now the only thing she has to do is keep her conniving mother as far away from him as possible. KEY SELLING POINTS • Drama Queen (Urban Books, 2004) debuted on the Essence bestseller list at #4. • La Jill Hunt recently co-authored a Family Business (Urban Books, 2018) novel with bestselling author Carl Weber. • Ideal for fans of Kimberla Lawson Roby. ISBN 13: 9781945855450, 288pp p/b, £12.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

KEY SELLING POINTS • Fast-paced urban fiction with a wheelchair-bound main character whose disability doesn’t deter his ambition. • Michel Moore owns an independent bookstore in Detroit, so she knows firsthand what urban readers are looking for. • A significant theme of what it means to be family run throughout the novel. ISBN 13: 9781945855535, 288pp p/b, £12.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest

Fiction - Black Interest

NEVER GONNA BE WIFEY

Williams, RacquelSierra Rogers has once again beaten the odds and survived after being shot. Shayna Jackson is out for blood and vows to stop at nothing until her rival is dead. Azir Jackson is young, rich, and poisonous. Having to live without his father, he turned to the streets for guidance. Years later, he’s all grown up and has one thing on his mind: murder. Someone must pay for his father’s death. Murder, sex, and revenge are on the minds of this trio. Who will make it out alive in this explosive finale to the Wifey series? KEY SELLING POINTS • Perfect for fans of romance and mystery novels. • Racquel Williams is an internet sensation with over 100,000 downloads. • A hard-hitting series that deals with the lowdown and gritty streets of Richmond. • The explosive finale to the Wifey series. ISBN 13: 9781945855849, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Terrell wasn’t raised in the corrupt streets of Detroit. After being abused and left for dead by his violent, psychotic father, he was raised by his aunt in uncle in a loving home in the suburbs. However, he never lost touch with his mother, whose selfish scheming sparked the fire that led to that fateful night when Terrell became disabled. Now that he’s an adult, his tainted bloodline has other plans for the wheelchairbound teenager.

VIRTUOUS DECEPTION Wrytes, Leiann B.

When he finds Lisa, he doesn’t waste any time marrying her, but their fairytale romance is not built to last. Lisa’s infidelity doesn’t go unnoticed, but Frank has his reasons for maintaining his silence - until he uncovers some new information about his Stepford wife that lands him in jail. Only then does their picture-perfect life start to unravel, dragging every last skeleton out of his closet. KEY SELLING POINTS • Virtuous Deception was named one of the top 100 books of 2014 by Conversations Book Club. • Ideal for fans of Racquel Williams and Marcus Weber. • It garnered Lianne B. Wrytes a nomination for AAMBC Author of the Year. • She was also awarded a AMB Ovation Award for Outstanding Debut Author. ISBN 13: 9781945855962, 288pp p/b, £12.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest

RETURN OF THE CARTER BOYS, THE Desiree

Stepping outside of his relationship with his current woman seems impossible to Trent, but that all changes when the girl who had a childhood crush on him comes back into the picture looking totally different than he remembered. How does the smooth, smart, and prettiest of the Carter boys deal with this, especially now that he finally has Jade in his life? KEY SELLING POINTS • The first book in the series was Amazon’s number one selling e-book for urban style books for 10 straight weeks. • Perfect for those interested in crime, drama and human relationships. • A fast-paced, drama infused story that will grip readers from the start. ISBN 13: 9781945855511, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Poetry

EASINESS AND THE LONELINESS, THE

Nordenhof, Asta Olivia & Nied, Susanna (trans)

One of the best-selling poetry collections of the past decade, Asta Olivia Nordenhof’s the easiness and the loneliness took Denmark by storm with its refreshing honesty and directness about growing up in a challenging family situation. Nordenhof eschews traditional ideas of poetic beauty in favour of poems that double as social critiques, addressing the inequalities in Denmark, the difficulties of living under great financial strain, various forms of abuse, and working in a brothel.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Winner of the Montanas Literature Prize in 2013. • One of the bestselling poetry collections of the past decade, inthe author’s native Denmark. • Nordenhof has also previously won the Bodil and Jorgen Munch-Christensen Debutant Prize for her novel. • Translated by the Landon Award-winning Susanna Nied. ISBN 13: 9781940953854, 96pp p/b, £11.99 Published by OPEN LETTER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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GRAPHIC NOVELS Graphic Novel

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS ROMP Archie 1000 Page Digests #19 Archie Superstars

A brand new collection of 1000 pages of iconic Archie comic stories, featuring the same mix of wild humour, awkward charm and genuine relatability that has kept Archie and the gang popular with kids and families for over 75 years. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Archie 1000 Pages comics series is one of the best value comics out there!! • Archie is one of the most successful, longest running comics franchises ever, with over 1.5 billion sold worldwide. • The recent Archie revamps by Fiona Staples and Mark Waid have brought Archie to a new generation of readers. • The Archie characters have never been more popular thanks to the Riverdale TV show, currently streaming on Netflix. ISBN 13: 9781682558638, 1000pp p/b, £12.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel

COSMO VOL. 1 Flynn, Ian

Get ready for out of this world fun in the all-new sci-fi adventure series Cosmo! Join Cosmo and his Space-Ace Martian crew as they find adventure and dangers in the deepest corners of space! Their latest mission turns into a much larger adventure when they stumble upon their most unique specimen yet: A panicked human! KEY SELLING POINTS • The first in a brand new series that sees iconic 1950’s martian Cosmo brought into the modern day! • Written by superstar Archie writer Ian Flynn, bestknown for his Sonic and Mega Man comics. • Will appeal to fans of the old Cosmo stories and new readers alike! • With art from Tracey Yardley who illustrated super popular Sonic the Hedgehog titles. ISBN 13: 9781682558652, 128pp p/b, £10.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel

TERRIBLE MEANS Mure, B.

ARCHIE VOL. 6

Waid, Mark & Mok, Audrey

It all comes down to this! The Riverdale gang - held hostage by Cheryl Blossom’s father! Reggie - at last paying for his crimes! And when all is said and done, Riverdale is turned upside down once more! Archie Vol. 6 is the next instalment in the collection of the historic Archie series relaunch, featuring the talents of comics superstars Mark Waid, Ian Flynn, Audrey Mok and more. This series is true to the spirit and characters that all Archie fans know and love while reinvigorating its spirit and humour for a modern audience. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Archie Universe has never been more popular thanks to the success of the Riverdale TV show on Netflix. • Over 2 billion Archie comics & books have been sold and over 12 million Archie apps downloaded. • Features bonus content including scripts, sketches and variant covers. • By two of the most popular and acclaimed comic book creators working today, Mark Waid and Audrey Mok! ISBN 13: 9781682558690, 144pp p/b, £14.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel

BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS 3, THE: DELUXE EDITION Archie Superstars

Graphic Novel

One of Archie’s most popular graphic novels gets the deluxe treatment in this full-sized remastered hardcover edition collecting over 50 iconic favourite stories from across Archie’s 75 year history. The bestselling retrospective of this essential piece of Americana finally gets the treatment it’s due in this keepsake bookshelf edition. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Best of Archie series is a consistent bestseller - there are currently over 440,000 copies in print. • Redesigned with additional decade-by-decade content and newly remastered comic art and colouring. • Includes fun exclusive anecdotes and historical highlights for readers wanting to know more about Archie Comics. • The Archie universe is experiencing a serious revival after the success of the Riverdale TV show (Netflix). ISBN 13: 9781682558676, 416pp h/b, £16.99 Published by ARCHIE COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

In the city of Ismyre, something is stirring... An aristocratic businessman reveals the latest must have: a pillar of crystals that when placed within a home allows for the creation of beautiful illusions and more powerful spells to be performed. But when a strange imbalance emerges in the world’s ecosystem and magic, Henriett, a disgraced biological professor whose plants start inexplicably dying, and Niklas, a young magician, find themselves working together to discover the source.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Mure’s first novella, Ismyre, was well received as an engaging mystery with an entrancing use of colour. • Readers will be eager to return to the world of Ismyre in this prequel story delving deeper into events of the first boo • Combines a magical setting with delightful humour and meditations on the human condition for a broad appeal. • Young adult graphic novels are a rapidly expanding market at the moment. • Author has a significant media presence and following among target YA and Twentysomethings audience. ISBN 13: 9781910395431, 80pp p/b, £8.99 Published by AVERY HILL PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel

ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S HUNGRY GHOSTS Bourdain, Anthony

On a dark, haunted night, a Russian Oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles - where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings - and prays to survive the challenge. Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food. KEY SELLING POINTS • A brand new series from Dark Horse’s newly launched Berger Books imprint, this could not be more hot off the press. • Culinary titan Anthony Bourdain adds a unique & tasty twist to the horror genre, in this edition featuring real recipes! • This horror anthology will appeal to fans of demonic-centred stories like Buffy and Hellboy. • Hungry Ghosts has already received high praise in the comics world and left them craving seconds. • Collects a feast of comics top horror artists, many of whom are Eisner-award winning. ISBN 13: 9781506706696, 98pp h/b, £12.50 Published by BERGER BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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Graphic Novel

INCOGNEGRO: RENAISSANCE

VALERIAN THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 7

When a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s’ New York, Harlem’s cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go ‘Incognegro’ for the first time, using his light appearance to pass as a white man to find the true killer, in this prequel miniseries to the critically acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel. A cryptic manuscript his only clue, and a beautiful woman the murder’s only witness, Zane find himself on the hunt through the dark, dangerous streets of

Mezieres and Christin have done something that almost no one had done before: after 43 years at the helm, they decided of their own accord to conclude the adventures of their heroes. The three titles in this volume (At the Edge of the Great Void, The Order of the Stones and The Time Opener) bring things full circle and establish the definitive end of the story.

Johnson, Mat & Pleece, Warren

Harlem in search of justice. KEY SELLING POINTS • Part of the inaugural line-up from the newly launched Dark Horse imprint, Berger Books, this is a must have comic. • A brand new instalment to the recently reprinted 2009 Incognegro graphic novel reuniting the original creative team. • The original Incognegro was received to widespread critical acclaim. • Will appeal to fans of black fiction, detective stories, and classic American noir. • Particularly relevant in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement and current political climate in both the US and UK. ISBN 13: 9781506705637, 128pp h/b, £14.99 Published by BERGER BOOKS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel

DISTANT WORLDS VOL. 1 Leo & Icar

18 year old Paul, his mother and his sister land on Altair-4, a recently established human colony. They expect to be reunited with Paul’s father there and start a new life, but he doesn’t show up to welcome them at the spaceport... Later, they are rescued from a gang of thugs by a Stepanerk, a member of a sentient alien species. An encounter that will prove invaluable to Paul when he decides to go and look for his father... KEY SELLING POINTS • The fertile, interplanetary imagination of the

creator of Aldebaran. • A traditional coming-of-age quest packed with adventure, action and emotion. • A story that also asks important questions on otherness, as well as Man’s place in nature. ISBN 13: 9781849183758, 48pp p/b, £6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Graphic Novel

LARGO WINCH VOL. 17: MORNING STAR Giacometti, Eric & Francq, Philippe

After the dramatic events in London, Largo is on the hunt for the man who ordered the bombing that nearly killed him. But his enemy, whoever he is, has a lot of people working for him - and is always three moves ahead. And as the body count rises, Largo must also guide the Group W through the troubled waters of modern finance: high-frequency trading, anti-globalisation movements... and his own need to moralise his activities. Not an easy task among the sharks...

KEY SELLING POINTS • More than 10 million French-language copies sold. • Two feature-length films starring Tomer Sisley as Largo Winch, with Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Stone. • Hugely popular series that has been translated into at least 8 languages. ISBN 13: 9781849184205, 48pp p/b, £6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Christin, Pierre & Mezieres, Jean-Claude

KEY SELLING POINTS • A series emblematic of French science fiction. • A strong influence on science-fiction films - among others, The Fifth Element and Star Wars. • A major motion picture released in 2017, directed by Luc Besson, distributed in the UK by Lionsgate. • Featuring an early incarnation of the strong, take-charge female. ISBN 13: 9781849184168, 176pp h/b, £24.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Graphic Novel

FLEM

Rosen, Rebecca

Julia Marten’s a mess: she’s running out of inheritance money, failing out of art school, and haunted by the ghost of her depressed mother. And then there’s the compulsive nose-picking thing... When Julia meets a group of radical feminist performance artists in a Brussels squat, she is convinced by their political perspective and enchanted by their counter-cultural lifestyle. But has she found her tribe... or lost her mind? KEY SELLING POINTS • Takes the reader on a colour-coded journey into the dark heart of the ‘other’ Brussels. • Uses a unique approach to exploring a city, by way of a damaged young woman’s inflamed nasal canal. • Will appeal to those who enjoy a psychological drama’s with a political edge. ISBN 13: 9781772620245, 80pp p/b, £16.99 Published by CONUNDRUM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Graphic Novel

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART ONE

Hicks, Faith Erin & Wartman, Peter et al

When Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries - the factory owned by Toph’s father - Team Avatar finds that the once small town is now booming. Expecting a warm welcome, Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with unimpressed, cold-shouldered spectators. As soon as the team is asked for help at a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear - a massive bender versus non-bender conflict has gripped the town and

is threatening to turn violent. KEY SELLING POINTS • A brand new story set in the highly popular and critically acclaimed world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. • With sequel to The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, having concluded in 2014,fans are eager for new material. • From new creative team Faith Erin Hicks & Peter Wartman taking over from Gene Luen Yang for a fresh and original take. • Produced in collaboration with Avatar series creators themselves! • Airbender fans will enjoy a chance to revisit some of their favourite characters including Aang, Katara and Sokka. ISBN 13: 9781506704890, 80pp p/b, £9.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 3 Mignola, Mike; Arcudi, John et al

The B.P.R.D. fight to protect the world from the monstrous Ogdru Hem, as teams hit a blizzard-torn Russia and the ruins of both Chicago and New York City. Meanwhile, Liz Sherman fights a deranged doctor in Utah, and the young psychic Fenix must go head to head with a monster-worshipping cult. This deluxe hardcover edition collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volumes #7-9 plus an expanded sketchbook section. KEY SELLING POINTS • Combining horror, mystery and action/adventure in a seamless blend - B.P.R.D. is for comics fans of all kinds. • The critically acclaimed Hellboy saga is hugely popular and retains a legion following of diehard fans. • A 2019 Hellboy cinematic reboot starring David Harbour is hotly anticipated and reenergising the series. • Written by Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, one of the biggest names in the comic book world. • Perfect collection for existing fans wanting to revisit the series or new readers looking for an entry into the Hellboy. ISBN 13: 9781506704906, 408pp h/b, £29.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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COMPLETE ANGEL CATBIRD, THE Atwood, Margaret; Christmas, Johnnie & Bonvillain, Tamra

A genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident all of a sudden finds himself with superhuman abilities. With these new powers he takes on the identity of Angel Catbird and gets caught in the middle of a war between animal/ human hybrids. What follows is a humorous, actiondriven, educational, and pulp-inspired superhero adventure - with a lot of cat puns. Now with previously unpublished art from Atwood herself.

KEY SELLING POINTS • From the imagination of internationally acclaimed Margaret Atwood, one of the most important living writers of today. • The award-winning Netflix adaptations The Handmaid’s Tale & Alias Grace has put Atwood back in the spotlight. • Angel Catbird has already debut to widespread acclaim, achieving the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. • As a household name Atwood’s politically charged graphic novel has broad appeal beyond traditional comic book fans. • Channels the classic comics style of Atwood’s youth, appealing to fans of Golden Age comics and retro superhero pulp. ISBN 13: 9781506704562, 320pp p/b, £20.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS Moore, Leah; Reppion, John & Thompson, Sally Jane

Teen schoolgirl Anne unexpectedly inherits a mysterious locket and a crumbling English mansion estate from her long-lost aunt. She unearths the family secret that she’s part of a magical legacy that gives her fantastic abilities, and she isn’t the only girl whose family is involved. Only not all the girls are so willing to use their new powers for good... KEY SELLING POINTS • This magical mystery brought richly to life that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy stories. • Has broad appeal for adult and YA fantasy fans alike. • Leah Moore and John Reppion have a strong media following between them with 10,000 Twitter followers. • Graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular particularly among YA audiences. ISBN 13: 9781506708836, 136pp h/b, £12.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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CRIMINY

Langridge, Roger & Ferrier, Ryan

Daggum Criminy’s peaceful life is suddenly interrupted as pirates invade his island, casting Criminy’s family out as refugees into the wild unknown in search of a new home. Soon, the Criminys find themselves hopping from one strange locale to another, each with their own bizarre environment, people, and challenges; putting Daggum and fam in constant peril as they search for a new peaceful place to call home. KEY SELLING POINTS • Eisner & Harvey award-winning Roger Langridge has become a big name in comic books with a strong media following. • Old school Mickey Mouse style will appeal to fans of classic cartoon antics like Looney Tunes and Animaniacs. • Langridge’s past works have been praised for their all-ages fun and clever, absurd humour. • Ryan Ferrier’s D4VE debuted to widespread critical acclaim as outstanding graphic novel and best digitial comic of the year. ISBN 13: 9781506707440, 96pp p/b, £10.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS

From the World of Black Hammer Lemire, Jeff; Fiumara, Max & Stewart, Dave

An aged crime fighter desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged son, who he hoped would one day take the mantle of Doctor Star. Over the course of the story we learn his World War II-era origin, how he got his powers, his exciting astral adventures, the formation of some of Black Hammer’s greatest heroes, and more in this heartbreaking superhero tale about fathers and sons.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Will appeal to fans of noir-like reflections on what it means to be a superhero. • Set in the critically acclaimed, Eisner-awarding winning universe of Black Hammer, this is already a popular series. • Black Hammer is set to relaunch April 2018 with Black Hammer: Age of Doom. • For fans of Black Hammer this is a must-purchase, but functions as a compelling standalone series in its own right. • A tribute to the DC superhero ‘Starman’, Doctor Star will appeal to fans of the critically acclaimed series. ISBN 13: 9781506706597, TBCpp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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DRAGON AGE LIBRARY EDITION VOLUME 2 Rucka; Greg, DeFilippis; Nunzio & Weir, Christina et al

Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners who eliminate those using magic to hurt others. When they betray a powerful patron intending to kill them, they’re forced to flee and join the Inquisition. Later, they’re taken captive during a mission and it’s up to an unwitting agent to rescue them: elven squire Vaea. A talented thief, Vaea takes on an easy side job . . . but when she chooses to change the terms of the deal mid-heist, she is entangled in this dangerous recovery mission that is surely above her pay grade. KEY SELLING POINTS • A bumper edition packed with behind-the-scenes goodies for hard-core fans • Set in the hugely popular Dragon Age universe recently revived by the 2014 Game of the Year, Dragon Age: Inquisition. • Collects the highly praised and well-received Magekiller and Knight Errant Dragon Age comics. • Tying in directly to the events of the popular video game, and featuring fanfavourite character Varric Tethras! • With new instalments to the Dragon Age universe in development the fantasy franchise is in full swing. ISBN 13: 9781506706603, 232pp h/b, £33.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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EC ARCHIVES: THE HAUNT OF FEAR VOLUME 5, THE Gaines, Bill; Felstein, Al; Binder, Otto & Wessler, Carl

This fifth and final volume of the EC Comics horror classic The Haunt of Fear collects a scary assortment of unforgettable frights! Featuring work from the legendary talents of Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Graham Ingels, George Evans, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, and Reed Crandall, this volume collects The Haunt of Fear #25-#28. And now with a foreword from Marilyn Manson!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Back from the dead, Dark Horse has revived a classic series from the infamous EC Comics, a must-have collector’s item. • Will appeal to fans of pulpy horror fiction, vintage 50s’ comics and all things retro. • Features the work of a slew of comic books legends including Hall of Famer Bill Gaines and Mad magazine’s Al Feldstein. • Featuring a foreword from goth rock star Marilyn Manson. • To be released just in time for Halloween this the perfect horror read this season. ISBN 13: 9781506706504, 136pp h/b, £33.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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HELLBOY: THE WILD HUNT (2ND EDITION)

Mignola, Mike; Fegredo, Duncan & Stewart, Dave

The inspiration for the new film from director Neil Marshall and starring Strangers Things’s David Harbour! Hellboy is called to England to take part in an ancient ritual of hunting giants, but quickly faces a much more dangerous enemy: Nimue, the Queen of Blood, who has risen with plans to create a monstrous army. Now featuring a new forward by Mike Mignola! Lauded as ‘one of the greatest sagas of the modern comic book industry’ (IGN), Hellboy’s story has spanned over 20 years and led to multiple spin-offs, books, and films. KEY SELLING POINTS • The original release of Wild Hunt debuted to universal acclaim across the comics book world. • The inspiration behind the hotly anticipated 2019 Hellboy film starring David Harbour - sure to be a must read. • Hellboy’s horrifying adventures are the perfect fix for this Halloween season. • Hellboy remains massively popular and is considered essential reading for any comic book fan. • An ideal collection for fans wishing to revisit the story in run-up to the movie or delving into Hellboy for the first time. ISBN 13: 9781506707488, 192pp p/b, £12.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

FLUTTER COLLECTION, THE Wood, Jennie

Fifteen-year-old Lily shape-shifts into a boy to get the girl, and chaos ensues when she pretends to be someone she’s not. While coming to terms with who she is and what she has done, Lily learns that life as a boy is just as difficult, and that she can’t just run away from her problems. With her loved ones in danger, she returns to St. Charles to live as Jesse and protect them. But knowing what she’s capable of, can Lily be content as a popular high school varsity quarterback? KEY SELLING POINTS • Flutter debuted to critical and award-winning acclaim as one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. • Story to be adapted into a TV series by the writers of hit Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8! • Recent box office hits like Love, Simon demonstrate big appeal for LGBT romance stories. • Will appeal to teen and millennial audiences grappling with identity, sexuality, alienation and isolation. • Speaks to highly topical and current issues such as gender equality, transgenderism, and living queer. ISBN 13: 9781506708867, 352pp p/b, £20.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS

Mignola, Mike; Stenbeck, Ben & Stewart, Dave

Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch. Now Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond, with none other than his one time enemy Hellboy himself - in a bar in Hell. Collects the complete six-issue series of Koshchei the Deathless plus bonus material. KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects a brand new story from award-winning comics creator Mike Mignola, fans will clamour for these fresh adventures. • The hotly anticipated 2019 Hellboy film starring David Harbour has put this iconic series is back in the spotlight. • Mignola’s distinctive art style and dark mythology is instantly captivating. • Perfect for fans wishing to revisit Hellboy in run up to the movie or delve into the Mignolaverse for the first time. • Limited run has already been received to widespread praise as a dark and compelling folk tale for new and old fans alike ISBN 13: 9781506706726, 168pp p/b, £16.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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HARROW COUNTY VOLUME 8: DONE COME BACK Bunn, Cullen & Crook, Tyler

The final arc of the hit supernatural fantasy series pits two powerful witches against each other in an all out magic war! An old enemy of Harrow County has returned with more power than ever and intent on consuming Emmy and her powers in this terrifying final chapter. From the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realised by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook, Harrow County promises to leave you chill to the bone. Collects issues #29-#32. KEY SELLING POINTS • Series to be adapted to TV by science-fiction

fantasy channel SyFy! • Has been received to universal acclaim as deliciously dark and genuinely terrifying. • The rural folk setting of this gothic fairy tale gives a vintage vibe that fans of classic horror will love. • To be released just in time for Halloween this is the perfect horror fix. • Critically acclaimed series has been Eisner-nominated and won the Ghastly Awards for Best Ongoing Title 2 years running. ISBN 13: 9781506706634, 136pp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

MOEBIUS LIBRARY: INSIDE MOEBIUS PART 3 Giraud, Jean

Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse presents the final part of Moebius’s Inside Moebius series. In this third and most surreal volume, Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud exists in an expansive, magical desert locale within his subconscious. He not only meets and talks with several of his own creations - like Stel, Blueberry, Major Grubert, and Arzak - but he encounters versions of himself from multiple decades and argues with them about art and creativity. This final volume also features the last interview segment about this strange series between the artist and Isabelle Giraud. KEY SELLING POINTS • From internationally renowned creator Jean Giraund acclaimed by Mike Mignola, George Lucas, Hayao Miyazaki. • Presents intimate works of Moebius in English language for the first time. • The perfect companion to Moebius stories, looking inside the mind of the creator. • Will have an instant appeal to comic book aficionados as well as science fiction, fantasy, and surrealist fans. • The World of Edena debuted the New York Times bestseller list, winning an Eisner award. ISBN 13: 9781506706047, 248pp h/b, £33.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES BOXED SET 4 Tobin, Paul; Chan, Ron & Chabot, Jacob

Collecting three Plants vs. Zombies graphic novels into one deluxe boxed set, perfect for any PvZ fan! The set also features an exclusive, double-sided poster and a brand new piece of never-before-seen art by fan-favourite artist Ron Chan on the back of the slipcase for you to display with your collection! Spring an assortment of traps with Zomboss in Lawn of Doom, join the zombies and run away to the circus in The Greatest Show Unearthed, and finally, dive in and discover the mysteries underneath Neighborville’s local aquatic retreat in Rumble at Lake Gumbo. KEY SELLING POINTS • Includes three hilarious laugh-out-loud funny graphic novels with witty humour for a broad all-ages appeal. • Plants vs. Zombies has become a cultural phenomena with a massive fan following. • Ties in to hit video game series Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, played by more than 8 million people. • Comic book series has achieved global success with over 1 million copies sold. • A perfect gift for PvZ fans this Halloween season! ISBN 13: 9781506709062, 264pp h/b, £24.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES VOLUME 11: WAR AND PEAS Paul Tobin & Brittany Williams

On your bookmarks...get set...GO! Let the bookish battle commence! When Dr. Zomboss and Crazy Dave find themselves members of the same book club, a literary war is inevitable. The position of leader of the book club opens up and the plants vs. zombies rivalry heats up as Zomboss and Crazy Dave compete for the top spot while Nate, Patrice, and their intrepid plants take on the zombies in a scholarly scuffle for the ages! KEY SELLING POINTS • Hilarious laugh-out-loud funny with witty humour for a broad all-ages appeal. • Plants vs. Zombies has become a cultural phenomena with a massive fan following. • Ties in to the hit video game series Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, played by more than 8 million people worldwide. • A perfect Halloween gift for young and old readers alike this season. • NYT bestselling PvZ comic book series has achieved global success with over 1 million copies sold. ISBN 13: 9781506706771, 88pp h/b, £8.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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ROCKET ROBINSON AND THE SECRET OF THE SAINT O’Neill, Sean

Rocket, Nuri, and Screech are back, this time in Paris, a city filled with beauty, mystery, and danger. When Nuri’s uncle - a jazz musician named Turk - is framed for the theft of a mysterious painting from the middle ages, it’s up to our heroes to prove his innocence by tracking down the stolen artwork. But this is no ordinary painting. The secret contained within the painting - the secret of the saint - may lead to the most sought-after treasure in history!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Will appeal to fans of mystery action adventures like TinTin, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones. • The children’s graphic novel is the fastest growing comics market right now. • This classic adventure story has appeal for comic lovers of all ages. • GeekDad.com named Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune one of the Best Books of the Year in 2013. • No need to revisit the past Rocket Robinson, The Secret of the Saint is a standalone story. ISBN 13: 9781506706795, 248pp p/b, £12.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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BASTARD

Radigues, de Max

After taking part in a historic heist - 52 simultaneous robberies at the same time - May and Eugene are now on the run not only from the law and double-crossed former accomplices, but also their violent past. This is no ordinary criminal duo whoever, instead May and Eugene are a young mother and her preteen son. Thus begins the intense yet touching, Bastard, tracing a deadly escape crisscrossing the United States, in a high-boiled page-turner blending brutality with moments of maternal love, and with an adolescent anti-hero that you’re sure not to forget. KEY SELLING POINTS • A highly anticipated debut, Bastard has already been nominated for an International Comics Festival award. • Mother and son duo injects a unique and thrilling spin on the partners-in-crime conceit. • Will appeal to fans of epic movie heists and kickass anti-heroes. • Radigues’ recently translated Moose (2015) was received to high praise and Eisner nominated for best in teen fiction. • Themes of young motherhood spliced with action-packed thrills give this graphic novel broad appeal beyond crime fans. ISBN 13: 9781683961307, 192pp p/b, £12.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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DRAWN TO BERLIN

Comics Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe Fitzgerald, Ali

Ali Fitzgerald, an American cartoonist living and working in Berlin, began teaching comics-making to refugees in an emergency shelter. People who are fleeing their homes, now warzones, arrive at a shelter and draw images of tragic violence and careful optimism. Now in a stunning graphic memoir, compassionate and unflinchingly intimate, Fitzgerald recounts her incredible experience, of the highs of the creatively hopeful, along with the deep depression of the disillusioned, entwining her story with complex themes of political and personal displacement. KEY SELLING POINTS • A highly topical graphic novel, the refugee crisis continues to shake Europe. • Gives the reader an opportunity for deeper insight into the refugee struggle beyond the headlines and opinion pieces. • Drawn to Berlin is a welcome dose of hope and humanity in an age of Trump. • This is a powerful documentation of 21st century horrors in the style of Art Spielgman’s Maus. • Fitzgerald’s work has already featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, New Yorker, and been exhibited in Berlin. ISBN 13: 9781683961321, 196pp h/b, £20.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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FANTE BUKOWSKI THREE: A PERFECT FAILURE Scriver, Noah Van

After another year of living in the great American Midwest, self-styled literary superstar-to-be Fante Bukowski engages in a final showdown between his father and his dreams, is hired to ghostwrite a teen celebrity’s memoir, and attends his first local zine fest. Meanwhile, there are hidden forces working behind the scenes to push Fante Bukowski into the critical and financial success he’s always longed for, despite his continued lack of talent.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Satirical take on the writer’s struggle will appeal to the many aspiring authors out there today. • First two editions in the series have already been received to high praise as hilarious comedy. • Scriver’s Fante Bukowski got him an Eisner-award nomination for Best Writer. He also won an Ignatz award for Best Comic. • The A.V. Club named volume 1 of Fante Bukowski as one of their Best Comics of 2015. ISBN 13: 9781683961314, 120pp p/b, £14.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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POGO: THE COMPLETE SYNDICATED COMIC STRIPS VOL. 5: ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD AT HOME’ Kelly, Walt & Tapper, Jake

In addition to presenting all of 1957 and 1958’s daily Pogo strips complete and in order for the first time anywhere (many of them once again scanned from original syndicate proofs, for their crispest and most detailed appearance ever), Pogo: The Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 5 also contains all 104 Sunday strips from these two years, presented in lush full colour for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday newspaper sections over 60 years ago. Now featuring a foreword by lifelong Pogo fan and CNN anchor Jake Tapper. KEY SELLING POINTS • A unique and unprecedented anthology of Pogo strips ideal for collectors of classic comics. • Walt Kelly is widely considered to be one of the greatest cartoonists in comics history, best known for his Pogo works. • Kelly’s comics regularly engaged in social commentary from attacks on McCarthyism to messages of conservationism. • Kelly’s sophisticated wit and slapstick comedy has an all-ages appeal to young kids and savvy adults alike. ISBN 13: 9781683961338, 344pp h/b, £33.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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MY NEW YORK MARATHON Samson, Sebastien

Sebastien, a quiet and shy teacher, gets lost in the memories of his boyhood, when he was a strong and successful runner. On a whim, he decides to challenge his aging body and crumbling spirit and run the New York Marathon! From the streets of France to the streets of Brooklyn, Sebastien pushes himself past limits he didn’t even know he had. KEY SELLING POINTS • Sebastien Samson nominated for Best Graphic Novel at the Angouleme Festival. • Can be read as an original and unusual NYC guidebook. • Includes beautiful and talented illustrations of the city and portraits of its inhabitants. • An inspiring invitation to surpass oneself. • Perfect for readers of journalistic stories about the love of running. ISBN 13: 9781594657542, 192pp p/b, £14.99 Published by LIFE DRAWN Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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OF DUST & BLOOD The Battle at Little Big Horn Mayerik, Val & Berry, Jim

In the last battle of Custer, Greenhaw, a 7th Cavalry scout on one side of the battlefield, and Slowhawk, a young Lakota warrior on the other, fight to the death. KEY SELLING POINTS • Details the momentous day of one of the most historical battles of the 1800s. • Features appearances from several of the major war leaders, like Sitting Bull, G.A. Custer, and Crazy Horse. • Includes generous portions of meticulously researched history on every page. • The art work has been lauded as ‘beautiful’, each panel perfect to use as a solo wall hanging piece. ISBN 13: 9781681121833, 48pp h/b, £15.99 Published by NBM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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DREAM OF US ALL

An Illustrated Labour History Wilson, Sean Michael & Brown, Robert (illus) With a mix of serious research and family jokes old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, go into the complicated history, the ideological battles, the class conflict, a consideration of what unions are for, and what the future of unions may be. Starting way back with the 14th-century Peasants’ Revolt, taking in the Levellers and the Luddites, the expansion of the unions in the 19th century, the height of their power in the ‘70s, and the great conflicts and decline of the ‘80s.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The first graphic history of the union movement. • Takes in the full sweep of history, ending with Brexit and the future. • Sean Michael Wilson is an award-winning graphic novel writer, co-author of Fight the Power and Portraits of Violence. • Robert Brown contributed to Eisner-nominated To End All Wars, and Portraits of Violence. • Published under the Workable label - an imprint of New Internationalist and the GFTU. ISBN 13: 9781780264448, 128pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NEW INTERNATIONALIST Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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MAROON COMIX

#1 Origins and Destinies Saul, Quincy; Tobocman, Seth; McGill, Mac & Riddle, Songe

Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles in the mountains, summoned new societies in the swamps, and forged new freedoms in the forests. Maroon Comix is a fire on the mountain where maroon words and images meet to tell stories together. Stories of escape and homecoming, exile and belonging. Stories that converge on the summits of the human spirit, where the most dreadful degradation is overcome by the most daring dignity. Stories of the damned who consecrate their own salvation. KEY SELLING POINTS • With selections and citations from the writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz, Herbert Aptheker, C.L.R. James, and many more. • Comics and illustrations from Songe Riddle, Mac McGill, Seth Tobocman, and others. • Presents struggles past and present in a vivid, creative, graphic form. • A powerful antidote to toxic historical narratives.’ - James Sturm, author of The Golem’s Mighty Swing. ISBN 13: 9781629635712, 72pp p/b, £13.99 Published by PM PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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AMONGST THE LIBERAL ELITE The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST) Lonon, Elly & Reilly, Joan

Getting woke is hard. It takes more than listening to NPR on our daily commutes and reading Jon Stewart’s Twitter feed in bed while we sip craft beer from artisanal glassware made by at-risk women on another continent to make us global citizens. Based on the successful McSweeney’s column, Amongst the Liberal Elite takes readers on a cross-country road trip with Alex and Michael, endearing romantic partners whose voices will resonate with fans of shows such as Portlandia, Parks and Recreation, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver. KEY SELLING POINTS • Based on the successful McSweeney’s column of the same name. • Ideal for fans of Portlandia, Parks and Recreation and Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver. • A humorous take on the liberal elite’s quest to become global citizens. • Illustrations by Joan Reilly, whose previous work has been featured in RESIST!, Draw the Line and many anthologies. ISBN 13: 9781576879054, 144pp h/b, £16.99 Published by POWERHOUSE BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe


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MENTAL LOAD, THE

Comics from the Frontlines of Motherhood and Other Social Justice Issues Emma

In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, i.e. all that invisible and unpaid organising, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious. KEY SELLING POINTS • A new voice in comics that is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist - and ran in the Guardian in 2017. • Emma’s comics address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence. • With over 300k followers on Facebook, Emma’s comics have been shared over 200,000 times. • An article about her in the French magazine L’Express drew 1.8 million views - a record since the site was created. ISBN 13: 9781609809188, 224pp p/b, £12.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

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ZENOBIA

Durr, Morten & Horneman, Lars (illus)

Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey and, when things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. .

KEY SELLING POINTS • Zenobia has won two major Danish awards - the Danish National Illustration Award, and Denmark’s Best Comic of the Year. • Beautifully dramatises the real situation for children living (and trying to escape from) war zones. • Story celebrates strong women - centred around a girl remembering her mother and who idolises a great warrior queen. • Told with great sensitivity in few words and almost exclusively with pictures. ISBN 13: 9781609808730, 96pp h/b, £12.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

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MARVEL PLATINUM: THE DEFINITIVE X-MEN REDUX

Lee, Stan; Claremont, Chris; Kirby, Jack; Byrne, John et al

Children of the Atom. Mutants born with amazing powers that forever set them apart from the rest of humanity. Sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them - they are the X-Men. Since their debut in 1963, the X-Men have gone on to become one of Marvel’sgreatest comic franchises, spawning innumerable comics, toys, TV series and movies! This winter the X-Men return in their ELEVENTH blockbuster Marvel movie - X-Men: Dark Phoenix! KEY SELLING POINTS • The X-Men are one of Marvel’s most popular teams! • X-Men: Dark Phoenix, released 2nd November 2018, is set to be a winter box office smash! • The all-star cast includes Michael Fassbender James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Houltand Sophie Turner. • Includes Marvel Universe entry for the X-Men and the Phoenix Force. ISBN 13: 9781846539312, 296pp p/b, £17.99 Published by PANINI COMICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

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AGAIN!! 5

Kubo, Mitsurou

Kinichiro isn’t even that bad. It’s just that on the first day of high school, his narrow eyes made him look shifty, so people assumed he was trouble. Now it’s graduation, and he’s looking back on three years with no friends. He never even joined a club. But after a bloody collision and an accidental fall, he wakes up a high school freshman, with the chance to try it all over... Again!! KEY SELLING POINTS • Yuri on Ice which Kubo wrote and co-created, was the biggest anime of 2016, making her an instant global star. • Yuri on Ice provoked 1.4 million tweets and won a slew of critical and fan awards. • It also became the No. 2 media franchise in Japan in the first half of 2017, with over $32 million in media sales. • Like Yuri, Again!! focuses on a lesser-known sport - in this case, the Japanese cheer squad, or ouendan. • Kubo’s breakthrough series Moteki (Vertical) is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781632366498, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

AHO-GIRL: A CLUELESS GIRL 9 Hiroyuki

Yoshiko is a hopefully clueless high school girl. Her rock-paper-scissors strategy is rock. She somehow gets zeroes on multiple-choice tests. And she has an often-nearly-fatal weakness for bananas. Her devoted friends have no choice but to hang around and make sure nobody takes advantage of her. (Of course, the entertainment value might have something to do with it, too.) Cute characters, weird gags, and lots and lots of bananas! KEY SELLING POINTS • Will appeal to fans of Azumanga Daioh (Yen Press) and Nichijou (also available from Turnaround). • A surprise hit in Japan, Ahogaru’s run was extended because of its popularity. • An anime adaptation is currently streaming on Crunchyroll. • Hiroyuki also created hit mangas Doujin Work (Media Blasters) and The Comic Artist and His Assistants (Square Enix). • Both Doujin Work and The Comic Artist and His Assistants have been adapted into anime series. ISBN 13: 9781632366528, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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ANIMAL LAND 14 Makoto, Raiku

Orphaned after her parents were killed by Lynxes, Monoko is the only tanuki (raccoon dog) in her village without a family, until she finds a human baby in a river. Animal Land is a world inhabited solely by animals, so this human child is a mystery. The baby is Monoko’s only chance at having a family and she is determined to raise the human child as her own. Animal Land is a cute and original story about Monoko and the mysterious human baby, with fun artwork and imaginative world environments. KEY SELLING POINTS • Raiku Makoto is a Japanese manga creator who wrote Zatch Bell, which aired 77 episodes on Cartoon Network’s Toonami! • A weird and wonderful story with fun artwork and imaginative world environments. • The pleasing artwork and the fun, heart-warming story will appeal to both fans of the genre as well as new readers. • Other Animal Land titles are also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781632366535, 192pp p/b, £9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON 3 MANGA BOX SET Isayama, Hajime

After helping the Garrison to victory, retaking Trost District from the Titans, Eren awakens in a prison cell. He may be a hero to the common people, but among the leaders of humanity, fear of Eren’s mysterious powers threatens his continued survival. It’s only the insistence of the tenacious and pragmatic Erwin Smith, leader of the Survey Corps, that wins Eren a chance: Prove himself outside the Walls, and bring the evidence from his family home back from Titan territory, and the rest of the military will let him live. But soon after the Corps passes through the gate, a new and terrible threat appears - one that Erwin may know more about than he’s letting on. KEY SELLING POINTS • The 26-episode manga series is one of the most successful of all time. • This omnibus edition collects volumes 9-12 in a slipcased edition. • This is currently the bestselling manga series in the western world, with over 500,000 copies sold. • The third season of the anime is scheduled streaming on Funimation and Crunchyroll in July 2018. ISBN 13: 9781632366559, 768pp p/b, £37.00 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: HOLY NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES Kishiro, Yukito

This deluxe collector’s hardcover includes four classic Battle Angel Alita stories never before published in English, plus special bonus material! At long last, complete your Alita collection! This volume contains four manga short stories by Alita creator Yukito Kishiro, first published in Japan from 1997 to 2006: Holy Night, Supersonic Fingers, Homecoming, and Barjack Rhapsody. Plus exclusive bonus material.

KEY SELLING POINTS • One of a holy trinity of cyberpunk classics, alongside Akira and Ghost in the Shell. • Includes the nine volumes of the original manga, plus a fifth volume and new bonus material. • Features four stories that were previously only available in Japan. • A major film adaptation is due in July 2018 directed by Robert Rodriguez and written and produced by James Cameron. • The film is set to star Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Michelle Rodriguez. ISBN 13: 9781632367105, 400pp h/b, £25.00 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

CELLS AT WORK! 6 Shimizu, Akane

The average human body contains about 60 trillion cells, and each of them has work to do! But when you get injured, viruses or bacteria invade, or when an allergic reaction flares up, everyone from the silent but deadly white blood cells to the brainy neurons has to work together to get through the crisis! Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone... she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out!

KEY SELLING POINTS • A fun and fast-paced manga that has some education elements. • Unique setting and appealing characters will draw readers of upbeat shonen manga like Fairy Tail (Kodansha). • The one-shot that was the basis for the series won the Sirius New Age Award for excellent manga from a new author. • Is highly popular in Japan having already sold 20,000 copies. • An anime adaption is currently in production and set for a July 2018 release. ISBN 13: 9781632364272, 176pp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

DESCENDING STORIES: SHOWA GENROKU RAKUGO SHINJU 9 Kumota, Haruko

A multi-generational human drama set in the world of rakugo, a traditional form of Japanese comedic storytelling, Descending Stories follows an exconvict whose life is changed by his apprenticeship to a famed storyteller, and Konatsu, who yearns to perform rakugo but cannot because women are not permitted in the craft. KEY SELLING POINTS • Has been adapted into an anime series that is currently streaming on Crunchyroll. • A second season of the anime was released in 2017. • Translated by author and academic Matt Alt - founder of AltJapan - in collaboration with the Japan Rakugo Association. • Won the Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga. • Won an Excellence Award for manga at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival. ISBN 13: 9781632366610, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

FIRE FORCE 12 Ohkubo, Atsushi

The city of Tokyo is in the grip of a reign of terror! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment’s notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. But the team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous devil’s footprints. Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?

KEY SELLING POINTS • The new flagship series from Weekly Shonen Magazine, the original home of Fairy Tail (also available). • The new series from the best-selling creator behind Soul Eater (Yen Press). • Ohkubo’s previous series Soul Eater has been adapted into two anime series that are available on DVD from Manga UK. • For fans of magical adventures like Tokyo ESP (Vertical) and Ajin: Demi-Human (Vertical). ISBN 13: 9781632366634, TBCpp p/b, £9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

HAPPINESS 8 Oshimi, Shuzo

Happiness follows a dorky boy who is attacked by a girl in an alley. She sucks his blood and gives him a choice: life or death. He chooses life, but finds himself nearly overwhelmed by a new thirst and a fascination with the necks of his classmates... KEY SELLING POINTS • A visceral teenage vampire story from the creator of Flowers of Evil (Kodansha, also available). • High-school vampire story reminiscent of Buffy. • Volumes one and two also available from Turnaround in September and November respectively. ISBN 13: 9781632366696, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN 9, THE Tanaka, Yoshiki & Arakawa, Hiromu

Arslan is the teenage prince of the ancient kingdom of Pars, who doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a great ruler like his father. A fateful encounter with a slave from the neighbouring country of Lusitania leads Arslan to question the world outside of the royal capital’s walls, but before he can indulge his curiosity, war breaks out. Arslan is rushed off to his first war, only to see his kingdom crumble in front of his eyes. This series of events leads the young Arslan on a journey to reclaim his lost kingdom.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Fantasy manga series based on a popular series of novels. • From the creator behind Fullmetal Alchemist (Viz Media) which has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. • The anime adaptation of the series is streaming in the UK on Viewster. • The anime series is available on DVD/Blu-Ray in the UK from Universal Pictures. • A video game version by the creators of Dynasty Warriors is available in the UK on Playstation 4. ISBN 13: 9781632366801, 200pp p/b, £9.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

LOVE AND LIES 8 Tsumugi, Musao

Yukari is dull. He doesn’t even stand out enough to be bullied - he’s just a generally lower-middle-class kid. He’s in love with Misaki, the most popular girl in school. There’s just one problem: He’s 15, one year away from receiving his government-assigned marriage partner. He normally wouldn’t have the courage to defy the law, but his sickly classmate Ririna still believes in love, and won’t stop goading him into confessing his feelings! KEY SELLING POINTS • The top-rated comedy on the Mangabox app, in English and Japanese. • An anime adaptation is currently streaming on Amazon. • High-quality art will appeal to the same crossover audience as shounen romances like Nisekoi and Love Hina. ISBN 13: 9781632366757, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

Graphic Novel - Manga

TO YOUR ETERNITY 7 Oima, Yoshitoki

A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well...To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love. KEY SELLING POINTS • Oima’s previous work, A Silent Voice, was a hit, with 140,000 copies sold through so far. • Oima has been Eisner Award nominated and has two consecutive placements on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. • A Silent Voice has been adapted into an anime film by Kyoto Animation that had a run in UK cinemas in March 2017. • The film version of A Silent Voice is available on Blu-ray/DVD in the UK from Anime Limited. ISBN 13: 9781632366832, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

TOKYO TARAREBA GIRLS 3 Higashimura, Akiko

Rinko has hustled her whole life, but one day she wakes up and finds herself a writer of a cheap online soap opera with only two friends (with whom she goes drinking most nights). In a booze-fuelled delusion, she swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020, but it’s not going to be a straight line and there won’t be any fairy tale endings! KEY SELLING POINTS • A new manga series from acclaimed mangaka Akiko Higashimura. • Higashimura is best known for her hit series Princess Jellyfish. • Princess Jellyfish was nominated for the 2017 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material Asia. • Princess Jellyfish also won the 2010 Kodansha Manga Award for best shojo manga. • Princess Jellyfish was adapted into an anime series in 2010 and is available in the UK from Kaze UK. ISBN 13: 9781632366870, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

REAL ACCOUNT 9-11 Okushou

It’s a simple premise: if you reach zero followers, you die. After the death of their parents, Ataru Kashiwagi and his younger sister, Yuri, depend on each other. Ataru works hard at high school and his job, and spends his leisure time on a social media site: Real Account. Eventually, he hits 1,500 followers, but he sometimes wonders how much they really care about him. One night, the screen ominously begins to glitch, only displaying: The Game Will Now Begin! KEY SELLING POINTS • A series set in the world of social media which is already being compared to Battle Royale (Haikasoru, 2014). • Social media is a universally appealing subject; this series cleverly satirises the modern world’s preoccupation with it • Will be heavily promoted on Kodansha’s website and social media outlets. • For ages 16. ISBN 13: 9781632365651, 600pp p/b, £21.00 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM 11 Takeuchi, Tomo

Fujita has drifted through middle school aimlessly, unable to find friends or anything that can hold his attention. Then, one day, he’s attacked by a gang and saved by a mysterious man. But this isn’t a karate master. Fujita’s Mr. Miyagi is a ballroom dance instructor! Reluctantly, Fujita takes a few beginner classes, only to find his inspiration: an entrancing teenage dance prodigy named Shizuku. It’s Fujita’s first step into the high-octane world of competitive dance!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Intriguing premise, frenetic action and badass characters will make this a mustread for shonen and shojo readers. • One of the leading series in Monthly Shonen Magazine. • The popularity of ballroom dancing in the UK has never been higher. • The BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing attracts millions of viewers each year. • An anime adaptation is currently available for streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime. ISBN 13: 9781632365828, 192pp p/b, £10.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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GRAPHIC NOVELS • CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT Graphic Novel - Manga

WOTAKOI: LOVE IS HARD FOR OTAKU 3 Fujita

Narumi and Hirotaka are, by all appearances, a power couple. They’re young, good-looking professionals. But they have secrets from everyone but each other: They’re serious geeks! Narumi is a fujoshi, and Hirotaka’s a hardcore gamer. Their sweet, awkward love story started life as a webcomic before becoming a full-blown manga series by popular demand, and is about to become a major anime series! KEY SELLING POINTS • Was originally featured as a free webcomic on Pixiv where it built a huge following both in Japan and the west. • The English editions are deluxe format and will collect two of the Japanese single volumes. • An anime adaptation is scheduled for release in April from A-1 Studios (Black Butler, Erased). • Was nominated for Best General Manga in the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards. • It won Pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc’s ‘Web Manga General Election’ in 2017. ISBN 13: 9781632367068, 300pp p/b, £14.99 Published by KODANSHA COMICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

AJIN: DEMI-HUMAN VOL. 12

Manga Novel

ONIMONOGATARI NisiOisiN

After time travelling to the past with Shinobu Oshino, Koyomi Araragi meets Mayoi Hachikuji and returns her backpack, which she left in Koyomi’s room. That is when they witness something unidentifiable - something that can only be expressed as the ‘darkness.’ Koyomi, instinctively feeling danger, sits Mayoi on his bicycle and attempts to escape, but the ever-elusive ‘darkness’ tries to swallow the two of them. They barely manage to escape with the help of the young shikigami girl, Yotsugi Ononoki, and they evacuate into the ruins of the cram school. There, Shinobu tells him that she encountered the ‘darkness’ about 400 years ago. Then a woman named Izuko Gaen, who says she knows Meme Oshino, explains to them the nature of the ‘darkness’... and Koyomi has to face Mayoi’s tragic fate. KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest chapter in this bestselling series that appeals to manga and fantasy fans alike. • Nishio Ishin is one of the most popular authors working in Japan today, outselling Haruki Murakami last year. • Vampires and the supernatural remain popular with young adult readers; this book presents a unique twist on the genre. • The series has been adapted into several anime series that are available in the UK from MVM. ISBN 13: 9781947194311, TBCpp p/b, £13.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Sakurai, Gamon

Children’s - KS0

High school student Kei Nagai is killed in a traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be a human after all. Instead, he may be a Demi-Human, a mysterious and almost immortal being blessed with amazing super-human abilities. Scared, he runs away and is aided in his escape by his friend Kai. Unfortunately for Kei, the manhunt is on, and he will soon be caught up in a conflict between mankind and the other Demi-Humans. KEY SELLING POINTS • One of the current best-selling manga series in Japan, now in English for the first time. • Looks set to emulate the enormous success of the Attack on Titan series (Kodansha Comics, also available). • Combines elements of contemporary technological thrillers with the supernatural. • An anime adaptation is currently streaming on Netflix as a Netflix Original series. • The anime is licensed for UK release by Anime Limited. ISBN 13: 9781947194205, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

KEY SELLING POINTS • Mike Wu’s soft, character-driven style lends itself well to the board book format. • Focusing on painting, children will see how the gradual build up of colour contributes to a complete scene. • Ellie and Ellie in Concert proved to be popular, so children will be thrilled to read the second edition. • A Pixar animator, Mike has leveraged his connections creatively to get people excited about his books. ISBN 13: 9781368012003, 20pp board book, £6.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Children’s - KS0

APOSIMZ, VOLUME 1 Nihei, Tsutomu

The 200,000 KM diameter artificial celestial body of APOSIMZ. Most of its volume is its core space, which is covered by a superstructural shell. Fifty centuries ago, the people who lost a war against the core lost their right to reside legitimately in APOSIMZ, and were left behind on the extremely cold surface. They face the spreading Frame disease. And aggressive automatons which appear frequently on the ruins level. Yet even so, somehow people survive. KEY SELLING POINTS • Tsutomu Nihei is one of the most respected creators working in the sci-fi manga genre. • His previous series BLAME! (Vertical) and Biomega (Viz Media) have been bestsellers worldwide. • The series is currently being digitally published by Kodansha simultaneously with its Japanese release. • Nihei has also worked on major western properties such as Halo (Microsoft) and Wolverine (Marvel). • Knights of Sidonia and BLAME! have recently been adapted into anime productions on Netflix. ISBN 13: 9781947194304, TBCpp p/b, £10.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

ELLIE IN COLOR Wu, Mike

Ellie and her signature paintbrush guide the littlest readers through vibrant colours in this adorable board book by author-illustrator Mike Wu, illustrating how colours come together to create a beautiful picture.

GRUMPY BRUCE A Counting Board Book Higgins, Ryan T.

1 grumpy bear. 2 uninvited skunks. 3 mice throwing a party... and it only gets worse from there. Long-suffering Bruce once again contends with an increasingly crowded household, this time in an original board book where young ones can count the never-ending party guests. Full of fun characters and humour, Grumpy Bruce is just right for our littlest readers. KEY SELLING POINTS • This curmudgeonly approach to a traditional counting concept book will be a welcome surprise for adults and young ones. • Those familiar with Ryan’s work will cheer for this new tale, including Ryan’s signature deadpan, comedy style. • Ryan T. Higgins’s Bruce books are big hits, that have entertained booksellers, educators, and readers across the country. ISBN 13: 9781368023634, 24pp board book, £6.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT Children’s - KS0

POE WON’T GO

DiPucchio, Kelly & OHora, Zachariah

When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Prickly Valley try all sorts of methods to get him to go - but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him. Balancing both hilarity and sensitivity, Poe Won’t Go has the feel of a contemporary classic, reminding readers that there is power in one, power in listening, and power in being a friend.

Children’s - KS0

WHO LEFT THE LIGHT ON? Marnier, Richard; Maurel, Aude & Ramadan, Emma

KEY SELLING POINTS • The repetition of ‘Poe wouldn’t go’ invites children to shout along with the narrator. • With frequent alliteration and occasional rhymes, Kelly DiPucchio’s uproarious text is full of fun for young readers. • Zachariah OHora has a brilliant knack for visual humour, and his expressive style pairs perfectly with the text. • An ideal discussion starter on the power of listening to others. • Kelly DiPucchio’s wit and insight converge once again in this humorous, yet educational picturebook. ISBN 13: 9781484790595, 40pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

After returning from his travels to find his house in a sad state of disrepair, an inhabitant of a monotonous, same-same village decides to rebuild his home using all the beautiful things he’s collected throughout his voyages. What a scandal and an eyesore! - the neighbours in their grey-shuttered brick houses lament. But one day, one of them decides he might just follow suit, seeing as blue shutters actually look quite nice... KEY SELLING POINTS • A visually stunning celebration of diverse communities where creativity is celebrated and acceptance is king. • Becoming immersed in Marnier’s world will light a spark of empathy in readers as the village explodes into colour. • Artist Aude Maurel has created angular, regular shapes that eventually burst into a lively abundance of homes. • Explores what beautiful things can happen when neighbours learn to pay homage to their cultural and artistic differences. ISBN 13: 9781632061898, 30pp h/b, £14.99 Published by RESTLESS BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Children’s - KS0

Children’s - KS0

VERY FLUFFY KITTY, PAPILLON, THE Kang, A. N.

Papillon is a very fluffy kitty. So fluffy that he’s lighter than air! His owner tries to weigh him down, but Papillon just wants to fly. One particularly sunny day, he floats right out the window! Exploring the wide world is exhilarating, but it’s also a little scary. Will his new friend be able to help him return home? KEY SELLING POINTS • Cats are ever popular, with series starring cats like Pete the Cat and Skippyjon Jones are consistent sellers. • This kitty’s humorous costumes and big appetite create plenty of laughs. • Papillon befriends a bluebird, and the two discover that everything is better when you are together. • This new board book format makes this a natural for baby shower gifts. ISBN 13: 9781484788455, 32pp board book, £6.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s - KS0

WORLD OF READING LEGO DISNEY PRINCESS: LOST & FOUND (LEVEL 1) Disney Book Group

In this World of Reading adventure, Jasmine’s beloved gold vase goes missing and her friends turn the castle upside-down searching for it. Mulan, Snow White, Rapunzel, Aurora, and Ariel work together to help recover the vase and find a number of surprises along the way. KEY SELLING POINTS • The princesses learn that when they work together, they are capable of remarkable things. • Drawing upon the success of both LEGO and Disney Princesses, the series will appeal to fans of both franchises. • The LEGO Princess is a series and continuing effort to bring the Disney Princesses into the fun and exciting LEGO world. • These new LEGO stories prove that our princess are heroes and capable women who use their strengths to help one another. • The hit World of Reading format is sure to capture readers’ attention and introduce young fans to the world. ISBN 13: 9781368023047, 32pp p/b, £4.50 Published by DISNEY PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

IF I HAD A GRYPHON

VanSickle, Vikki & Atkinson, Cale

Sam just got a hamster for a pet. She’s not really impressed. The hamster isn’t very exciting - he mostly eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. BORING! After reading a book about mythological creatures, Sam gets some ideas for more exciting pets. But she soon realises that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought. Unicorns are shy, gryphons scare the dogs at the dog park and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work. Maybe the hamster really is the best pet for her. A nice, safe pet... right? KEY SELLING POINTS • With sales grossing over 20,000 HB, we are well positioned to introduce this book to a new younger audience. • Great conversation starter for kids/parents to talk about getting a pet. • Cale Atkinson’s art is bright, cheerful and very appealing to young readers. • Will spark the imagination of readers and is a great springboard for lively discussions. • Unicorns have been on trend, and the featuring of one in this book will be sure to interest readers. ISBN 13: 9780735264656, 32pp board book, £8.99 Published by TUNDRA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s - KS0

SOLUTIONS FOR COLD FEET AND OTHER LITTLE PROBLEMS Sookocheff, Carey

What do you do when you’re missing a shoe? When you’re caught in the rain? Or when your ice cream melts? Solutions for Cold Feet is a sweet and gently humorous look at practical and creative answers for all the little daily problems in one young girl’s life, including her exuberant and pesky dog. Will her dog, who starts out as a problem, end up as solution? KEY SELLING POINTS • Simple and charming art paired with minimal text will appeal to the younger board book audience. • The text from the original HC has been shortened in this board book edition perfect for early readers. • Carey is the illustrator of Buddy and Earl, which has garnered strong reviews. • An interactive format which allows readers to guess what the solutions could be. • Stylish art and design, unique concept and warm and fuzzy solutions make this perfect for the baby gift market. ISBN 13: 9780735264649, 48pp board book, £8.99 Published by TUNDRA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT Children’s- KS1

COLLABORATION / LA COLABORACION

Ways We Work Together/Las Formas en que Trabajamos Juntos Dornadic, Alicia

Collaboration playfully explores the various ways we work and play with one another and the world around us. Dancing between poetry and narrative, the story rhythmically demonstrates how collaboration shapes our lives. Designed so that parents and children can discuss how the words and watercolour illustrations come together to conjure each idea, and how each image is ‘both the sum of its parts and a new thing entirely.’ Bilingual edition. KEY SELLING POINTS • Explores themes of cooperation and interconnectedness, from nature to play to changing the world. • Presented bilingually in English and Spanish, alongside full-colour watercolour illustrations. • A great book for parents to read collaboratively with children of any age. ISBN 13: 9781849353120, 38pp h/b, £12.00 Published by AK PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Children’s- KS1

LEGO DISNEY PRINCESS: A DRAGON IN THE CASTLE?: CHAPTER BOOK 1 Brody, Jessica

The LEGO Princess series brings eight Disney Princesses together in one amazing castle, filled with magic and friendship. Their second adventure happens during a slumber party at the castle and our princesses are eager to invite a new guest! But when things don’t go exactly to plan, they’ll have to tap into their bravery and creative energy to save the castle - and themselves - from the mayhem that follows. Join the princesses as they discover the value of kindness and the power of friendship. KEY SELLING POINTS • The princesses learn that when they work together, they are capable of remarkable things. • Drawing upon the success of both LEGO and Disney Princesses, the series will appeal to fans of both franchises. • The LEGO Princess is a series and continuing effort to bring the Disney Princesses into the fun and exciting LEGO world. • These new LEGO stories prove that our princess are heroes and capable women who use their strengths to help one another. • The hit World of Reading format is sure to capture readers’ attention and introduce young fans to the world. ISBN 13: 9781368024150, 96pp p/b, £5.99 Published by DISNEY EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

WAYLON! EVEN MORE AWESOME

Pennypacker, Sara & Frazee, Marla

Waylon thinks most problems can be solved with science. But when it comes to having to share a dog with Baxter Boylen, science may not be very helpful. Baxter is the closest thing to a juvenile delinquent Waylon has ever met. He’s always getting called to Principal Rice’s office, and now he’s even having meetings with the chief of police. At least the two boys can visit their dog, Dumpster Eddy, while they’re at the station. Eddy is behind bars in the Stray Animals’ Lock-up. When a new Animal Control officer takes over, it looks as though the dog’s days are numbered. KEY SELLING POINTS • Clementine’s fans will remember her classmate, Waylon, and will be eager to follow his new adventures. • Waylon believes that anything is possible through science, which makes him a super science hero. • Keeping her own son in mind, Sara purposely made Waylon more thoughtful and sensitive than other boy characters. • While each book works as a stand-alone, there is a three-book story arc as well. • Readers will learn the science behind building an igloo. ISBN 13: 9781484782378, 208pp p/b, £4.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

STAR WARS GALACTIC ADVENTURES Lucasfilm Press

This collection of 18 all-new illustrated stories for young Padawans spans the entire Star Wars saga, and features everyone’s favourite heroes and villains, such as: Darth Maul, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, C-3PO, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma and Rose Tico! KEY SELLING POINTS • The Star Wars movies have engaged a new generation, while continuing to entertain fans of the original series. • With a 40-year heritage, Star Wars is still one of the best-selling toy licenses of all time. • The Star Wars brand has produced over 125 New York Times bestsellers. ISBN 13: 9781368003537, 304pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DISNEY LUCASFILM PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

STAR WARS: SEARCH YOUR FEELINGS Glass, Calliope & Cook, Katie

Search Your Feelings continues Katie Cook’s adorable run of Star Wars primers for young Padawans. Featuring poems and art about different emotions that tie to iconic moments from across the Star Wars saga, this is the perfect book to add to a youngling’s growing library.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Katie Cook is beloved by Star Wars fans across the globe. • Full of fun, Suess-like rhymes about emotions that characters have experienced from the Star Wars universe. • The Star Wars films have engaged a new generation of fans, while continuing to entertain fans of the original series. • With a 40-year heritage, Star Wars is still one of the best-selling toy licenses of all time. • The Star Wars brand has produced over 125 New York Times bestsellers. ISBN 13: 9781368027366, 48pp h/b, £9.99 Published by DISNEY LUCASFILM PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

FROZEN: OLAF AND THE THREE POLAR BEARS Brodahl, Drake & Sefati, Maryam

Inspired by the success of Olaf’s Night Before Christmas, this picture book is a Frozen take on the classic story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, featuring everyone’s favourite snowman, Olaf.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Featuring Frozen’s most hilarious and endearing character, Olaf! • With his innocent, child-like personality and humour, Olaf the snowman holds appeal for both boys and girls. • The Frozen take on Goldilocks and the Three Bears is sure to be a holiday hit! • The upcoming Frozen 2 continues to build brand enthusiasm and recognition! ISBN 13: 9781368021401, 32pp h/b, £10.99 Published by DISNEY PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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LEGO DISNEY PRINCESS: THE SURPRISE STORM: CHAPTER BOOK 1

Children’s- KS1

HOTEL FANTASTIC Gibault, Thomas

The LEGO Princess series brings eight Disney Princesses together for the first time in one amazing castle, filled with magic and friendship. In their first chapter book adventure, a glitter storm descends upon the castle and causes glittery mayhem at every turn. Though the princesses did their best to prepare for the storm and prevent damage, Aurora’s room is destroyed at the hands of the storm while she’s away in the forest. They band together and pool their resources and talents to make sure that when Aurora returns, the castle still feels like home. KEY SELLING POINTS • The princesses learn that when they work together, they are capable of remarkable things. • Drawing upon the success of both LEGO and Disney Princesses, the series will appeal to fans of both franchises. • The LEGO Princess is a series and continuing effort to bring the Disney Princesses into the fun and exciting LEGO world. • These new LEGO stories prove that our princesses are heroes and capable women who use their strengths to help one another. • The hit World of Reading format is sure to capture readers’ attention and introduce young fans to the world. ISBN 13: 9781368024143, 96pp p/b, £5.99 Published by DISNEY PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Hotel Fantastic is a destination like no other. From superheroes and dragons to monsters and aliens everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a robot needing to recharge or a giant looking for extra legroom, the suites here are designed to cater to each guest’s needs. And rest assured that your safety and security are a top priority - an elite strike team is always at the ready. Pay no attention to the rumours you may have heard - there’s certainly no horrible creature threatening to attack the hotel at any moment... KEY SELLING POINTS • Thomas Gibault’s wild picture book invites children into a fantastic world filled with unexpected characters. • The rich, bright, one-of-a-kind illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny and encourage visual literacy. • The surprising twist ending will inspire repeat readings as children search for clues sprinkled throughout the story. • Showcases the wonders of imaginative play and encourages play-based learning. • Many young children will identify with the boy’s antagonistic relationship with his sister. ISBN 13: 9781771389921, 32pp h/b, £14.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

Children’s- KS1

Brody, Jessica

WORLD OF READING LEGO DISNEY PRINCESS: THE FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE (LEVEL 2) Disney Book Group

The LEGO Princess series brings eight Disney Princesses together in one amazing castle, filled with magic and friendship. This World of Reading adventure begins with a stream that prevents the princesses from visiting the gardens they love. Using each other’s many strengths, the princesses make a plan that will bring them back together. When the princesses combine their wits, talents, and ability to think and act quickly, they find that they can accomplish anything. KEY SELLING POINTS • The princesses learn that when they work together, they are capable of remarkable things. • Drawing upon the success of both LEGO and Disney Princesses, the series will appeal to fans of both franchises. • The LEGO Princess is a series and continuing effort to bring the Disney Princesses into the fun and exciting LEGO world. • These new LEGO stories prove that our princesses are heroes and capable women who use their strengths to help one another. • The hit World of Reading format is sure to capture readers’ attention and introduce young fans to the world. ISBN 13: 9781368023054, 32pp p/b, £4.50 Published by DISNEY PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

BIRDS FROM HEAD TO TAIL Roderick, Stacey & Moriya, Kwanchai

What bird has eyes like this?’ asks a spread showing a close-up illustration of the body part without revealing the rest of the bird’s body. A bald eagle!? answers the following spread, which features an illustration of the whole bird in its habitat, along with intriguing information about its unique body part and what makes it special. Eight birds in all are featured, along with another eight on an additional spread at the back of the book. This entertaining addition to the popular Head to Tail series is a perfect for read-aloud. KEY SELLING POINTS • 16 species of birds are featured in Birds from Head to Tail. • Striking cut-paper collage illustrations by Kwanchai Moriya make the books in this series visual standouts. • Includes fun facts about each bird’s special features, characteristics and habitat. • Direct applications to the second-grade science curriculum on the physical characteristics and habitats of living things. • The guessing game component offers a terrific opportunity for critical thinking and reasoning. ISBN 13: 9781771389259, 36pp h/b, £14.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

SLEEP, SHEEP!

Sparrow, Kerry & Perreault, Guillaume

There are lots of things Duncan likes about bedtime - the stories, the pyjamas, the bubble gum-flavoured toothpaste... The only thing he doesn’t like is going to sleep. And he’ll do anything he can to avoid it. Until one day, Duncan’s mom has had enough of his stalling. Try counting sheep, she tells him. So, he does. At first, it’s kind of fun. But then comes Sheep #68, who hesitates. He needs a drink of water before he can jump. Then he has to go to the bathroom. Then he wants to put on running shoes. Will Sheep #68 ever do what he’s supposed to? KEY SELLING POINTS • Kerry Lyn Sparrow’s hilarious picture book story offers a new take on a universal experience. • Readers will love the sly humour when Duncan’s own delay tactics to going to bed gets turned on him. • In subtle colours, Guillaume Perreault’s illustrations bring Duncan’s bedtime rituals humorously to life. ISBN 13: 9781771387965, 32pp h/b, £14.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS1

WORLD OF READING: THIS IS MILES MORALES Marvel Press Book Group

The Marvel World of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love. The series is broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favourite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. Discover how Miles Morales, a regular kid from Brooklyn, becomes the new Spider-Man! KEY SELLING POINTS • Since his comic debut in 2011, Miles Morales has been a break out star as the new Spider-man. • Released in time for the highly-anticipated movie: Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse. • Will set the stage for books with diverse protagonists set in the Marvel Universe. • Since the start of Marvel Press in 2011, the imprint has sold over 800,000 copies of Marvel early readers. • Each of the levels takes a targeted approach to teaching children to read as the text becomes harder. ISBN 13: 9781368028639, 32pp p/b, £4.50 Published by MARVEL PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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LUCIA THE LUCHADORA AND THE MILLION MASKS

Garza, Cynthia Leonor & Bermudez, Alyssa

Lucia’s little sister Gemma wants to be a luchadora like her big sister, but she is more bumble and splat than pizzazz and seems to find trouble wherever she goes. When Gemma makes a ginormous hole in Lucia’s special silver mask, Lucia is incredulous and exasperated at how her little sister seems to get away with everything. But Lucia’s grandmother, Abu, has an idea: a trip to the mercado to get Gemma her very own lucha libre mask. KEY SELLING POINTS • UK interest in the Latinx community is higher than ever thanks to shows like Orange Is the New Black. • Parents are crying out for more gender-balanced children’s books: Lucia is a hero for all young kids, whatever gender. • A feminist fighter for progressive families and children of parents who want their kids to grow up without limits. ISBN 13: 9781576878941, 32pp h/b, £14.99 Published by POW! Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Children’s- KS1

ROX’S SECRET CODE

Lecocq, Maria; Archambault, Nathan & Innerebner, Jessika von

When a tutu and leather jacket-clad young inventor is asked to clean her room, she creates a new robot to get the job done. Chorebot first straightens out Rox’s hula-hoops and racecars but when he runs downtown to sort the whole city Rox, with the help of her neighbor Amar, must recode Chorebot in time to save the day. KEY SELLING POINTS • Maximising on the current movement of empowering women and young girls. • Young girls are shown that they can excel in ‘male orientated’ subjects, such as maths and science. • An adventure that will appeal to both boys and girls, with the non-stop action, inventions, and diverse characters. • Mara Lecocq has previously been invited to work with the United Nations on their Diversity in Technology initiative. ISBN 13: 9781576878996, 40pp h/b, £14.99 Published by POW! Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Children’s- KS1

SPECTACULARLY BEAUTIFUL A Refugee’s Story Lucas, Lisa & Stein, Laurie

Spectacularly Beautiful tells the story of Shahad, a refugee who has moved to a new country and started a new school with her new teacher, Ms. Truong. Shahad comes to school every day with perfectly braided hair tied in ribbons. But her hair can’t hide the scars on her face and leg that are painful reminders of the country she fled, making her feel less than beautiful, and different from her peers. KEY SELLING POINTS • An inspiring tale about overcoming past grievances. • Promotes the concept of empowering one another and seeing the beauty in everyone. • Shows the importance of accepting oneself and finding inner strength. ISBN 13: 9781576878910, 32pp h/b, £14.99 Published by POW! Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Children’s- KS1

WIZARD’S TEARS, THE Kumin, Maxine; Sexton, Anne & Katz, Keren (illus)

Everything is going wrong in the town of Drocknock until the new wizard arrives. He is very young, and he is lonely, and very nervous too; but he knows just where to find the right spells to stop the chicken pox epidemic and bring back the twenty cows that had disappeared. The drought is the town’s most important problem, however. The new wizard needs five of his own tears to bring rain, but he is so happy in Drocknock he cannot cry! ‘Peel an onion,’ the old wizard advises. ‘But,’ he warns, ‘beware, beware... a wizard’s tears are powerful. They can make strange magic.’ KEY SELLING POINTS • A children’s book collaboration between renowned American poets and friends Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin. • Originally published in 1975, this is the first new edition for decades, with stunning artwork from Keren Katz. • The first of four books by Sexton/Kumin that Seven Stories are re-publishing. ISBN 13: 9781609808754, 48pp h/b, £12.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Children’s- KS1

EXTREMELY WEIRD THING THAT HAPPENED IN HUGGABIE FALLS, THE Cece, Adam & Weldon, Andrew (illus)

What’s the weirdest thing you can imagine? Is that all? You call that weird? You should meet Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan - they live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth, where you’ll find vegetarian piranhas, killer vampire bats, a Portuguese-speaking lab rat, a pirate who hates pirates, and jam, lots of jam. But that’s not all - things just got a whole lot weirder. Extremely weird is barely even weird enough to describe how much weirder. This is the first book in the Huggabie Falls trilogy, the funniest, craziest, weirdest series ever written, so far. KEY SELLING POINTS • First title in a fun new trilogy. • A laugh-out-loud madcap adventure for middle-grade readers that turns weirdness upside down. • Adam Cece won Text’s 2017 prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. • Perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney and David Walliams. • Andrew Weldon’s illustrations perfectly capture the tone of Cece’s world. ISBN 13: 9781925603484, TBCpp p/b, £6.99 Published by TEXT PUBLISHING COMPANY Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Children’s- KS2

ADVENTURERS GUILD, THE Clark, Zack Loran & Eliopulos, Nick

In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone’s only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he’ll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first instalment of a trilogy of devastating sacrifices and friendships hanging in the balance. • The Adventurers Guild initiates are a ragtag gang of misfits which readers will be able to relate to. • Readers will be on the edge of their seats in this page-turning fantasy. • Wry observations and funny one-liners abound in this classic fantasy with an accessible, contemporary voice. ISBN 13: 9781368000352, 320pp p/b, £6.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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JED AND THE JUNKYARD WAR Bohls, Steven

On Jed’s twelfth birthday, he wakes up to discover his parents missing. Something is wrong. Really wrong. Jed just doesn’t realise it’s a floating-city, violent-junkstorm, battling-metals, Frankensteined-scavengers kind of wrong. Yet. A cryptic list of instructions leads Jed into a mysterious world at war over... junk. Resilient, Jed is ready to escape this upside-down place, and bargains his way onto a flying tugboat with a crew of misfit junkers. They set course to find Jed’s family, but a soul-crushing revelation sends Jed spiralling out of control... perhaps for good. KEY SELLING POINTS • Readers will be hooked by the eccentric characters, great humour, and immersive world with a brand new twist on pirates. • Cleverly twisting modern coming-of-age themes, Jed and the Junkyard War has strong appeal for both boy and girl readers. • An engaging narrative that’s packed with action, high-flying fun, and an imaginative landscape ripe for adventure. • High praise from bestselling authors and prestigious outlets like Kirkus Review. ISBN 13: 9781484730478, 320pp p/b, £6.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s- KS2

MUNCHEM ACADEMY, BOOK 2: THE GIRL WHO KNEW EVEN MORE

Children’s- KS2

STOWING AWAY WITH THE VIKINGS Bailey, Linda & Slavin, Bill

Twins Josh and Emma Binkerton swore they’d never return to the Good Times Travel Agency. Only now, a terrible storm has driven them and their little sister, Libby, right through its doors. Worse, Libby’s opened another of Julian T. Pettigrew’s guidebooks, and the Binkertons find themselves hurtling back in time - to the Viking Age.

KEY SELLING POINTS • This thrilling graphic novel combines fact and fiction that makes learning about the past fun. • Combines a fast-paced and quirky narrative with colourful illustrations to create an engaging and accessible read. • Key facts, vetted by experts, are cleverly embedded in the story through the guidebook. • An excellent resource for social studies and history lessons on the Viking Age. • The back of the book contains a short history of the Vikings, including a map. ISBN 13: 9781771389877, 56pp p/b, £9.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Graphic Novel - KS2

LUCKY LUKE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL.1 Goscinny, Rene & Morris

KEY SELLING POINTS • Bolivar’s humour is reminiscent of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl. • Dynamic characters, fast-paced action, a hint of sci-fi, and intriguing mystery create a read with universal appeal. • Another set of high-stakes events follow Mattie and his friends in book two of this exciting series. ISBN 13: 9781484778616, 272pp p/b, £6.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

After 70 years of life and almost 70 translated volumes, it was high time English-speaking readers were offered a hardback collected edition. For this first volume we chose to start with title that herald the golden age of the series. Doc Doxey’s Elixir (including Manhunt) and Phil Wire (including Lucky Luke and Pill) were first published in 1955 and 1956, and already Luke is much closer to the cowboy that we now have in mind. The third volume, Rails on the Prairie, was the first collaboration between Morris and Goscinny - ushering in 30 years of a legendary collaboration. KEY SELLING POINTS • Lucky Luke is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world, alongside Asterix and Tintin. • Lucky Luke’s adventures have been made into feature films and animated series. • Bestselling European comics series ever, with more than 300 million copies sold worldwide in more than 30 languages. • Suitable for multiple audiences, including adults and children. • Published in English for the first time. ISBN 13: 9781849183598, 144pp h/b, £24.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Children’s- KS2

Children’s Non-Fiction - KS2

Bolivar III, Commander S. T.

It’s a new semester at the world’s top reform school, Munchem Academy. The snow is melting, the roof is leaking, and Mattie Larimore’s father is now in charge. Mattie is worried, though. Mr. Larimore is taking the whole ‘let’s help Headmaster Rooney get back on his feet’ thing seriously, and he’s whispering all sorts of suggestions to the highly suggestible Rooney. Then there’s the matter of the school’s weather. It’s getting... strange.

GRANDPA’S WITCHED UP CHRISTMAS Flora, James & Chusid, Irwin

Seasonal children’s stories received an outstanding update when Feral House published its first ever such book with Grandpa’s Ghost Stories by the superb storyteller/illustrator James Flora. Next season, Feral House chimes in with Grandpa’s Witched-Up Christmas, once again written and illustrated by Flora. On this occasion Grandpa tells when he cut through woods nearby his home and runs into three fearsome witches. KEY SELLING POINTS • Flora is a beloved illustrator and writer with a dedicated fanbase. • The foreword is written by Irwin Chusid, a popular DJ on the New York area public radio station. • The highly anticipated final installement following on from the success of Grandpa’s Ghost Stories. • Flora’s work has been seen in four anthologies, including his covers of jazz and classical records. • Perfectly timed to publish in line with Halloween. ISBN 13: 9781627310680, 32pp h/b, £14.99 Published by FERAL HOUSE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

HUBOTS

Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans Becker, Helaine & Ries, Alex

Using increasingly sophisticated levels of artificial intelligence (AI) and embodied intelligence (EI), a new generation of robots is being designed to look, act and even think like humans. Hubots, or human-inspired robots, are expanding the boundaries of what robots can do. Here, ten different real-life hubots are described, highlighting each one’s appearance, unique skills and purpose - from fighting fires on the high seas, to acting as setup crew for space colonies, to providing companionship for the elderly. KEY SELLING POINTS • Use of short paragraphs and accessible vocabulary will appeal to the most reluctant readers. • Hyper-realistic illustrations by Alex Ries enhance the interest level of the material for children. • This topic spans science, technology, inventions and engineering lessons. • Provides a great point of discussion about the larger societal issues surrounding these cutting-edge robots. ISBN 13: 9781771387859, 32pp h/b, £14.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT Children’s - KS3

TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

A Petrifying Pop-Up for the Holidays Reinhart, Matthew

Relive the iconic Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas like never before with this pop-up retelling by New York Times best-selling author and artist, Matthew Reinhart. KEY SELLING POINTS • Matthew Reinhart is the New York Times best-selling author and artist of nearly 20 pop up books, including Frozen Pop-up. • Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas books has a long-standing loyalty from fans, sustained over 25 years. • Timed to release for the films 25th anniversary. • Includes Halloween and Christmas themes which triples the appeal for readers. ISBN 13: 9781484799390, 12pp h/b, £55.00 Published by DISNEY EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s - KS3

SCION OF THE FOX The Realms of Ancient Beiko, S. M.

Young Adult Fiction

CHANGERS BOOK FOUR: FOREVER Cooper, T & Glock-Cooper, Allison

When we left Kim Cruz in Changers Book Three, she’d just come out to her best friend. In Changers Book Four: Forever, Kim discovers that coming out is only the beginning of understanding who she is and where she belongs in the world. Soon enough, she changes again, into the body and social status of her dreams. What she does with her newfound power will come to haunt her. In this, the final instalment of the provocative Changers series, our hero learns what it means to be the person everybody loves without actually being known at all. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first three Changers books were well reviewed in The Guardian, Evening Standard, and Belfast Telegraph. • Humorous and applicable to the teenage experience, particularly when it comes to questioning identities. • Sensitively deals with issues of gender and race. • Tie-in teen self-esteem campaign at WeAreChangers.org. • Both authors’ work has appeared in high-visibility publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times. ISBN 13: 9781617755286, 288pp p/b, £10.99 Published by AKASHIC Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Young Adult Fiction

Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student (well, maybe not so typical) but she’s uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind. Saved from the grasp of Death itself by a powerful fox spirit named Sil, Roan must harness mysterious ancient power... and quickly. A snake-monster lies in wait, hungry for the sacrifice of spirit-blood in exchange for keeping the flood waters at bay. Thrust onto an ancient battlefield, Roan soon realises that to maintain the balance of the world, she will have to sacrifice more than her life in order to take her place as Scion of the Fox. KEY SELLING POINTS • First title in the Realms of Ancient trilogy. • For fans of American Gods (Headline, 2001) and Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli, 1997). • Key themes include death, non-traditional families, identity, environmental destruction, and indigenous issues. • Author nominated for both a Manitoba Book Award and Aurora Award in 2014. • Scion of the Fox has already won praise from Quill and Quire, Publisher’s Weekly, and Kirkus. ISBN 13: 9781770414310, 456pp p/b, £9.99 Published by ECW Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Children’s - KS3

KILLER IN ME, THE Harrison, Margot

Hasn’t he lived long enough? Why not? I could take him like a thief in the night.’ This is how the Thief thinks. He serves death, the vacuum, the unknown. He’s always waiting. Always there. Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She’s intimately familiar with his hunting methods: how he stalks and kills at random, how he disposes of his victims’ bodies in an abandoned mine in the deepest, most desolate part of a desert.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Expertly paced thriller will have readers glued to the page and desperate to find out the truth. • The Killer in Me was an ABA Indies Introduce and Indie Next selection and received a starred PW review. • The protagonist’s unique perspective allows us a glimpse into the mind of a murderer. • Psychological crime fiction is set to boom into the mainstream thanks to Netflix’s Making a Murderer. • This rich, psychologically complex story has crossover appeal for adult fans of The Fall and mysteries by Tana French. ISBN 13: 9781484728512, 384pp p/b, £8.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

WILD BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES Architecture Inspired by Nature Kaner, Etta & Wiens, Carl

In some instances, architects looked to nature to solve structural problems, like creating an earthquake-proof bridge by mimicking the long roots of a type of grass known for stabilising riverbanks. Other examples show how nature provides artistic inspiration, like the famous buildings designed by Frank Gehry that evoke the beauty of moving fish. The incredible structures in this book prove that nature and architecture are perfect partners. Sidebar biographies tell us more about these famous architects who have used nature to spectacular effect in their designs. KEY SELLING POINTS • Award-winning author Etta Kaner combines science and art to showcase nature’s influence on architecture and design. • The emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking make it an excellent choice for science and technology lessons. • Useful for studying earth science and the environment, as it promotes sustainability and eco-friendly structures. • Detailed and eye-catching illustrations by award-winning artist Carl Wiens make concepts clear and easy to understand. • Will fascinate budding architects and makers who love building and learning how things work. ISBN 13: 9781771387811, 40pp h/b, £14.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction

SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG (A LOVE STORY), THE Zolidis, Don

The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Craig and Amy should never have gotten together - Craig is a Dungeons and Dragons master with no life skills and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student body president of their high school. Yet somehow they did until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Seven times to be exact. Over the course of their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy and pain as an uncertain future - and adult responsibility - looms on the horizon. KEY SELLING POINTS • Craig’s sharp, punchy voice and morbidly humorous take on his unfortunate love life make for a comical, engaging read. • Don Zolidis is a fresh new voice on the YA market. • Zolidis is a prolific playwright whose works are performed by high school drama students all over the country. • Readers will be swept up in the emotional roller coaster of first love and first heartbreak(s). • The frigid Wisconsin setting and mid-90s culture make for a unique and offbeat backdrop to this coming of age story. ISBN 13: 9781368009614, 352pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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Young Adult Fiction

WILDMAN

ME AND ME

Lance Hendricks is just 400 miles from the best night of his life: an epic graduation party. When his ‘93 Buick breaks down, Lance is sure he’ll be back on the road in no time. After all, he’s the high school valedictorian, first chair trumpet player, scholarship winner. Nothing can stop him. But afternoon turns to night, and Lance ends up stranded at the Trainsong Motel. The place feels ominous, even before there’s a terrible car wreck outside his room. When Lance goes to help, the townies take notice. They call him Wildman and it’s not long before he begins to live up to his new name.

It’s a perfect day for Lark’s dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark’s birthday. Everything is just right... until they hear screams from the edge of the water. Annabelle, a little girl Lark used to babysit, is struggling in the reeds. When Lark and Alec dive in to help her, Alec hits his head on a rock. Now Annabelle and Alec are both in trouble, and Lark can only save one of them. Explores loss and love, all the while expertly navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality.

Geiger, J.C.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Debut author J. C. Geiger is stunningly talented; his style, both incisive and poetic, will appeal to fans of John Corey • With a timeless feel, this novel expertly captures the tension between who Lance has been and who he wants to be. • Set just before Lance’s high school graduation, Wildman deftly conveys the uncertainty and opportunity ahead. • Each character is uniquely drawn, with a rich backstory implied. • What teen hasn’t dreamed of escaping into a new life, having a clean slate with which to define themselves? ISBN 13: 9781484758441, 320pp p/b, £8.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction

SKIN I’M IN, THE Flake, Sharon

Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they’re not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it’s about her dark, black skin. When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher’s attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she’s in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same? KEY SELLING POINTS • The Skin I’m In was Flake’s breakout debut novel, and has sold over 350,000 copies! • A modern coming of age, must-read classic for every young girl who has struggled to be comfortable in her own skin. • Reissues of Sharon Flake’s titles to be produced that will create a new brand for Flake as a teen author. • Flake’s novels have garnered multiple awards including the Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors. ISBN 13: 9781368019439, 176pp p/b, £7.99 Published by JUMP AT THE SUN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction

LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE, THE Young, Cheyanne

The day Raquel has been dreading for months have finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world, has died of cancer. Overwhelmed and brokenhearted, Raquel can’t even imagine life without her. And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from beyond the grave? KEY SELLING POINTS • An incisive look at how class differences shape who we are and who we grow to be. • Fast-paced and engaging from the very first page, with characters that readers will be able to relate to. • Those who have suffered from personal loss and grief will relate to the protagonist. ISBN 13: 9781525301407, 320pp p/b, £9.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Kuipers, Alice

KEY SELLING POINTS • Alice Kuipers is an award-winning author of several young adult novels, like Life on The Refrigerator Door. • She is an expert chronicler of the teenage heart, and takes her work to new heights in Me & Me. • Explores loss and love, all the while navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality. ISBN 13: 9781525301414, 248pp p/b, £8.99 Published by KIDS CAN PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction

MARVEL: THIRD STRING Marvel Press Book Group

A band of misfit and forgotten has-been Marvel heroes must come together, dust off their boots, don their capes once more, and become a team. KEY SELLING POINTS • Marvel’s Third String is a hilarious group of characters who must work together in order to defend the city. • An original story that will feature long forgotten characters from Marvel Comics, dating back to the 60’s and 70’s. • Classic comic fans will love this new spin on retro heroes! • Promotes teamwork and diversity. ISBN 13: 9781484787632, 416pp h/b, £14.99 Published by MARVEL PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction

LIVES OF DESPERATE GIRLS, THE Common, MacKenzie

Sixteen-year-old Helen is found dead just outside Thunder Creek, Ontario. Her murder goes unremarked, except for the fact that it may shed light on the earlier disappearance of Chloe. Chloe is beautiful, rich and white. Helen is plain and from the reservation. They had nothing in common except that they were teenage girls from an unforgiving small town. Only Chloe’s best friend Jenny Parker knows exactly how unforgiving, but she’s keeping some dangerous secrets of her own.But what can a teenage girl really accomplish where adults have failed? KEY SELLING POINTS • At once a riveting thriller and a coming-of-age novel that readers will not be able to put down. • Sheds light on the racism experienced by Canada’s indigenous community. • From a young author not long out of her teens herself, which adds a gritty authenticity to the story. • Will appeal to readers of We Were Liars, All the Bright Places and Bone Gap. ISBN 13: 9780143198734, 304pp p/b, £8.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT • NON-FICTION Young Adult Fiction

NO SAINTS IN KANSAS

Graffiti & Street Art

CRASH KID

Brashear, Amy

November is usually quiet in Holcomb, Kansas, but in 1959, the town is shattered by the quadruple murder of the Clutter family. Suspicion falls on Nancy Clutter’s boyfriend, Bobby, the last one to see them alive. As Nancy’s tutor and friend, Carly Fleming, is determined to clear Bobby’s name. She dives into the murder investigation and ends up in trouble with the local authorities. But that’s nothing compared to the wrath she faces from Holcomb once the real perpetrators are caught. When her father is appointed to defend the killers, the entire town labels the Flemings as traitors.

KEY SELLING POINTS • In Cold Blood is one of the most iconic books of the last century and is credited with inventing the True Crime genre. • The first adaptation of In Cold Blood aimed at a YA audience, this will introduce a new generation to Capote. • Novels inspired by real crimes are popular, as seen with The Girls by Emma Cline and American Girls by Alison Umminger. • Published to coincide with the anniversary of the Clutter murders. ISBN 13: 9781616959340, TBCpp p/b, £9.99 Published by SOHO PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Graphic Novel

SUPERMAN ISN’T JEWISH

A Hip Hop Legacy Napal & Matundu, Ben Samba

Crash Kid still represents a pivotal figure in the development of Hip Hop culture in Italy. The artist made his debut in Rome in 1983 as a break dancer laying the foundations of what is today recognised in Italy as the Hip Hop movement. Crash Kid: A Hip Hop Legacy documents - through unpublished images from the artist’s archive and contributions from other leading figures of the Italian and international Street scene - the Crash Kid’s breaker and writer career, revealing the dedication and the influence that the artist has given to the whole Hip Hop scene and confirming him as a legendary reference point for everyone. KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects photographs and texts that document the birth of the Street Culture in Italy. • A collection of more than 400 speeches, all exclusively produced by the protagonists of the period. • Crash Kid still represents a pivotal figure in the development of Hip Hop culture in Italy. ISBN 13: 9788898565399, 240pp p/b, £40.00 Published by DRAGO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graffiti & Street Art

EX ANIMO Faith47

Bemon, Jimmy & Boudet, Emilie

Benjamin would always proudly say, ‘I’m Jewish. Like Superman!’ Assuming that Judaism is some kind of super power and Hebrew is akin to the Kryptonian language, Benjamin believes each of his family members is a superhero. Until, like Krypton, his world is shattered. After learning of the link between being circumcised and his religion, Ben decides to hide his heritage from everyone. Caught between the desire to avoid disappointing his Jewish father and his desire to under-stand his Catholic mother, Ben has to find a way to abandon his secret identity for a very public one. KEY SELLING POINTS • Perfect for readers who love intimate journalistic stories. • Fresh, lively, mischievous artwork that will entice and capture the reader. • Universal themes of identity, self-discovery and self-assertion. • Comes with online access to view the author’s acclaimed short film. ISBN 13: 9781594655982, 112pp p/b, £11.99 Published by HUMANOIDS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Faith 47 is a self-taught artist, everything she has learned comes from the street. Faith was born in the graffiti world and was a very active writer in South Africa until she started travelling and painting in the streets of the world, especially in problematic places that needed media attention. Anyone can make art in the streets, but a rare few create socially impactful content, and there is no denying that Faith’s work has transformed perspectives among her global audience. Her name Faith symbolises her trust and hope in humanity, symbolises the trust with which she navigates through the world, and her name reaches beyond identity, becoming symbolic of a motivation to create art for progress. KEY SELLING POINTS • Ex Animo presents itself as the most comprehensive anthology of the work of the South African artist Faith 47. • Accompanied by 150 colour images. • Faith 47 is one of the leading female graffiti artists, creating socially impactful work. ISBN 13: 9788898565436, 232pp h/b, £40.00 Published by DRAGO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Art

Graffiti & Street Art

CHALK

The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly Rivkin, Joshua

Chalk follows the life and career of the great American painter Cy Twombly, from his life as a young painter, to his expatriate years in Italy; his obsession with myths and history, to his struggle for recognition. Twombly carefully managed his own image, writing almost nothing about his life and work, and giving only a handful of interviews. Through years of scholarship and archival research, first-person interviews, and a sensitive eye to Twombly’s art, Joshua Rivkin separates the myth from the reality to bring to life a more complicated and fascinating Twombly than we’ve ever known. KEY SELLING POINTS • Mid-century painters like Jasper Johns and Rauschenberg (with whom Twombly had a relationship) are having a resurgence. • Rivkin belongs to a set of poets turning their attention to non-fiction: Kevin Young, Patricia Lockwood, Maggie Nelson. • No one has pursued the missing details of Twombly’s life like Rivkin, who had a Fullbright fellowship to research. • Rivkin’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Slate, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. ISBN 13: 9781612197180, TBCpp h/b, £27.99 Published by MELVILLE HOUSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

FUTURA: FULL FRAME

Carrie, Catherine & Danysz, Magda

From the 1980s until today, including backstage images of the artist at work through the decades and his artworks. Catherine Carrie, who photographed Futura and the family over the course of 35 years, sharing it today to illustrate the life and art of one of the greatest artist nowadays. ‘As abstract graffiti artist Futura opened doors to a new form of creativity, paving the road for the most important art movement of the century to blossom. His contribution and the way he inspired then generations of street artists turned him into an American legend. A legend who’s very much alive and whose family spirit and values have never change, making him also one of the most gracious artists to work with’ adds gallery owner Magda Danysz who has met with Futura in 1991 in her teenage years and has written numerous text about Futura’s art. KEY SELLING POINTS • Includes 300 intimate photos and 200 artworks from 1980 to 2018. • Provides backstage images of the artist at work through the decades and his artworks. • Futura is one of the legendary graffiti artists of today. ISBN 13: 9788898565375, 240pp p/b, £60.00 Published by DRAGO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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NON-FICTION Video Game Art

SUPER MARIO ENCYCLOPEDIA Nintendo

Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games - from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favourite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom - even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario! KEY SELLING POINTS • Super Mario is the most iconic and best-selling video game series in history! • The just released Super Mario Odyssey debuted to universal acclaim as one of the best rated video game of all time. • Spanning 30 years of Super Mario titles this timeless franchise has appeal for gamers across all ages. • Doubling as both a series chronicle & cross-title game guide this is the most comprehensive Mario tome out there. • Packed with completion tips and behind-the-scenes insights - ideal for coin collectors and trivia enthusiasts. ISBN 13: 9781506708973, 256pp h/b, £33.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Video Game Art

SUPER MARIO ENCYCLOPEDIA LIMITED EDITION Nintendo

Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games - from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favourite levels. This limited edition also comes with an embossed slipcase designed after the iconic Question Mark Block, and one of four covers - Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom - each accentuated with shimmering holofoil, plus an original bookmark designed after the classic beanstalk from the original Super Mario Bros. KEY SELLING POINTS • Super Mario is the most iconic and best-selling video game series in history! • The just released Super Mario Odyssey debuted to universal acclaim as one of the best rated video game of all time. • Spanning 30 years of Super Mario titles this timeless franchise has appeal for gamers across all ages. • Doubling as both a series chronicle & cross-title game guide this is the most comprehensive Mario tome out there. • Packed with completion tips and behind-the-scenes insights - ideal for coin collectors and trivia enthusiasts. ISBN 13: 9781506708072, 256pp h/b, £66.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Video Game Art

YOSHITAKA AMANO: THE ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY-BEYOND THE FANTASY Gorges, Florent & Amano, Yoshitaka

This handsome, landscape-style hardback contains nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano. But Beyond the Fantasy covers far more than just the famous game series. Amano’s artistic journey goes back to his first job in 1967 - age 15, working on Speed Racer! From animator, to illustrator, to internationally exhibited painter, this biography is a look not only into the work of Amano’s life, but the influences, techniques, philosophy, and family that have nurtured it. KEY SELLING POINTS • Yoshitaka Amano most famous as the illustrator and designer behind the hugely popular Final Fantasy video game series. • With Final Fantasy XV released in 2016 and new projects in development the series is still going strong. • Produced in close collaboration with the artist himself, including exclusive archival images: a must have collector’s item. • Amano’s ethereal style art style has an instantly captivating high fantasy vibe. • A major force in classic anime, and having designed the iconic Gatchaman, Amano’s life & works will have major appeal. ISBN 13: 9781506707532, 328pp h/b, £49.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Video Game Art

YOSHITAKA AMANO: THE ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHYBEYOND THE FANTASY LIMITED EDITION Gorges, Florent & Amano, Yoshitaka

In this limited edition slipcase: A handsome, landscape-style hardback containing nearly 400 illustrations and photos from the incredible career of Final Fantasy designer Yoshitaka Amano. An 96-page landscape-style softcover following the artist through the city of Paris in a photo essay complete with sketches he made along the way. A regionfree Blu-ray (subtitled in English) containing almost three hours of material from the Amano. Mini-lithographs made by Amano exclusively for the Limited Edition, and an individually signed and numbered card from the artist himself! KEY SELLING POINTS • Yoshitaka Amano most famous as the illustrator and designer behind the hugely popular Final Fantasy video game series. • With Final Fantasy XV released in 2016 and new projects in development the series is still going strong. • Produced in close collaboration with the artist himself, including exclusive archival images: a must have collector’s item. • Limited edition slipcase contains a treasure trove of collectors content including a signed card from Amano himself. • A major force in classic anime, and having designed the iconic Gatchaman, Amano’s life & works will have major appeal. ISBN 13: 9781506707549, 328pp h/b, £124.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Photography

RAPTORS IN THE WILD

A Visual Essay of Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and more. Palmer, Rob

Photographer Rob Palmer has a passion for birds of prey and has travelled the world in pursuit of images that capture their amazing beauty and behaviours as they go about their daily lives in their natural environment. In this book, he has collected nearly two-hundred of his favourite shots, showcasing a wide array of species, locations, seasons, and activities. From grown hawks in flight to youngsters hamming it up in the nest, you’ll enjoy a virtual tour of the lives of these mesmerising birds. KEY SELLING POINTS • Explore the beauty and athleticism of many species of hawks. • Get a close view of hawks’ amazing beaks, eyes, talons, and other features. • Enjoy photos of hawk chicks in natural and entertaining shots. ISBN 13: 9781682033623, 128pp p/b, £21.99 Published by AMHERST MEDIA Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Photography

WILD ANIMAL PORTRAITS A Visual Tour Milse, Thorsten

By raising public awareness of what we stand to lose through inattention, acclaimed photographers like Thorsten Milse have long played a critical role in the effort to preserve wild spaces and species. In this book, Milse brings you face to face with some of our planet’s threatened and endangered animals, presenting captivating portraits that can’t help but tug at your emotions. Readers of all ages will enjoy exploring these breath-taking animal photos and learning about what can be done to help protect the creatures and their life zones. KEY SELLING POINTS • Explore the amazing diversity and complexity of animal life on this planet. • Learn about the factors that threaten these animals. • Close up images of rare and endangered animals from every continent. ISBN 13: 9781682033609, 128pp p/b, £21.99 Published by AMHERST MEDIA Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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NON-FICTION Photography

DOG SHOW 1960-1975 Baker, Shirley

Photography

AT THEIR HOME Marseille Mack, John

Nostalgic photographs of British dog shows back when the humans’ hairstyles were just as groomed. These playful photographs capture the quirkiness of owners and their canine companions at one of the most quintessentially British events: the dog show. From Pekingese to Poodles, Dalmatians to Dachshunds, these images highlight the eccentricity of our society, revealing how nothing has changed besides the owners’ primped hairdos and vintage clothing. KEY SELLING POINTS • Perfect gift for both dog lovers and photography lovers, as well as fans of retro style. • Small, collectable format; part of a historical photography series. • A beautifully produced book with cloth spine, fine art paper, gold foiling and card insert. ISBN 13: 9781910566404, 144pp h/b, £16.95 Published by HOXTON MINI PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Before being European, or French for that matter, Marseille is first Marseillais, and any visitor is indeed in ‘their house.’ Comprised of 100 black and white street photographs taken between 2011 and 2016, Mack’s imagery challenges us to reflect upon our own identities and any inherent impediments they may pose in the merging with our native selves. ‘Who,’ asks Mack, ‘are YOU chez eux?’ KEY SELLING POINTS • A close look at the evolution of Marseille’s Vieux Port. • 100 black & white street photographs challenge viewers to reflect on their own identities, as well as that of Marseille. • John Mack is a photographer who has published several books already. ISBN 13: 9781576878927, 180pp h/b, £41.99 Published by POWERHOUSE BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Photography

Photography

ISLE OF DOGS, THE

Before the Big Money Moved In Seaborne, Mike & Worpole, Ken (intro)

A rare documentation of London’s docklands at a time just before Canary Wharf’s development. When Mike Seaborne began photographing the Isle of Dogs in the early ‘80s he was struck by how it retained its traditional industrial character, despite the effects of Thatcher’s reign. His black-and-white photographs reveal an eerily desolate landscape now home to financial heavyweights and epic skyscrapers like Canary Wharf. They show an area of East London now almost beyond recognition, just before the money moved in. KEY SELLING POINTS • A topic that spans photography, history and London. • Introduction by acclaimed author Ken Worpole. • Small, collectable format; part of a historical photography series. ISBN 13: 9781910566398, 176pp h/b, £17.95 Published by HOXTON MINI PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Photography

OF LOVE & WAR Addario, Lynsey

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist returns with a stunning collection of more than two hundred of her photographs from across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Featuring revelatory essays from esteemed writers, such as Dexter Filkins and Suzy Hansen, and public figures, like Christy Turlington, Of Love & War is an utterly compelling and singular statement about the world, and all its inescapable chaos and conflict, from one of the most brilliant and influential journalists working today in any medium.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Addario is a prize-winning and bestselling photojournalist. • Addario’s work regularly appears in the New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. • Over 200 gripping images to document her coverage of human rights issues in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. • Includes essays from Dexter Filkins, Lydia Polgreen, Aryn Baker, Suzy Hansen, and Christy Turlington. ISBN 13: 9780525560029, 272pp h/b, £33.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

ELEGY BEFORE WAR Syria Before War Bubriski, Kevin

Seven months after the start of the US war in neighbouring Iraq, Kevin Bubriski was on two magazine assignments in Aleppo, Syria. At this time of conflict, he sought out assignment work in Syria because he wanted to photograph the deep cultural history there and the human face of Syria, its ordinary people and their daily lives. The Aleppo Suq and many of the places captured in his photographs have since been destroyed in the Syrian civil war. KEY SELLING POINTS • A breath-taking collection of photographs in Syria, many sites of which have since been destroyed by war. • The battle for Aleppo hit headlines worldwide and these photographs serve as a sobering reminder of what was lost. • Kevin Bubriski’s photographs have been showcased at MOMA, the Met Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale. • He has already published several thought-provoking books. ISBN 13: 9781576878897, 160pp h/b, £41.99 Published by POWERHOUSE BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Photography

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Harris, Alice

A breathtaking collection of iconic photographs and stunning artwork by best-selling author Alice Harris. A collection that capture all the magnetism of the eye - the sensuality and sophistication we see in a flash of lashes. KEY SELLING POINTS • powerHouse’s fourth topical, visual pop culture book with Alice Harris and her fifth overall. • Iconic and stylish coffee-table book. • Breathtaking collection of iconic photographs and artwork by some of the world’s most celebrated visual artists. ISBN 13: 9781576878194, 112pp h/b, £25.00 Published by POWERHOUSE BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe


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NON-FICTION Photography

SOMETIMES OVERWHELMING Gottfried, Arlene

Music

LIGHTFOOT

Jennings, Nicholas

Before gentrification, New York City was a gritty yet inspiring place. And in its midst was Arlene Gottfried, whose eye for the sublime caught it all. Sometimes Overwhelming, her second powerHouse Book, is a manic yet romantic ode to the people of New York City in the 1970s and 80s. From Coney Island to a Hasid at Riis Beach’s nude bay to the disco nights of sexual abandon and the children in the original Village Halloween parade, Sometimes Overwhelming is a delightfully lighthearted look at the most outrageous people you might ever see. KEY SELLING POINTS • Arlene Gottfried was a lecturer, teacher and celebrated photographer - this is one of her best. • Gives an insight into the Big Apple before gentrification swallowed up its grittiness. • Revisits famous sites like Coney Island, and captures moments like the original Village Halloween parade. • Ideal for fans of New York and the ‘70s and ‘80s. ISBN 13: 9781576879047, TBCpp p/b, £33.99 Published by POWERHOUSE BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

KEY SELLING POINTS • Definitive biography of notoriously reticent multi award-winning Canadian music icon. • Lightfoot has a dedicated audience spanning several generations, as proven by his yearly sell-out shows. • Nicholas Jennings is one of Canada’s most respected music journalists and had unprecedented access to Lightfoot. ISBN 13: 9780143199212, 304pp p/b, £14.99 Published by PENGUIN CANADA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Photographic Techniques

Music

COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY, THE Field Techniques for Birders and Nature Photographers (2nd Edition) Rich, Jeffrey

In this beautifully illustrated book, author Jeffrey Rich provides indispensable tips for taking polished, professional-quality photographs of birds. Catering to a wide audience, from beginners to professional photographers who are new to bird photography, he covers equipment selection and camera settings to maximise your in-camera captures and provides ideas for finessing the images in postproduction and getting the images seen. Readers will also learn when and where to find subjects that are flying, perching, nesting, eating, and mating - as well as how to attract them. KEY SELLING POINTS • Over 180 stunning images of birds of all shapes, colours, and sizes. • Get tips for improving your camera and composition techniques. • Discover fascinating facts about bird habits and habitats that will help you identify great photo opportunities. • Both a bonafide educational tool and a feast for the eyes. ISBN 13: 9781682033586, 128pp p/b, £21.99 Published by AMHERST MEDIA Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Gordon Lightfoot’s songs have inspired and enchanted fans for more than fifty years. In addition to winning nearly every Canadian music award, in 2012, Lightfoot was inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside such luminaries as Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristoffersen, and Dylan; it honoured Lightfoot as a singer who helped ‘define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.’ Biographer Nick Jennings has had unprecedented access to the notoriously reticent musician

LED ZEPPELIN BY LED ZEPPELIN Zeppelin, Led

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. This definitive 368-page volume includes unseen photographs and artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world. KEY SELLING POINTS • Led Zeppelin are one of the most popular and influential rock bands in music history. • First and only official illustrated book produced by the band themselves - once in a lifetime event and must-have for fans. • Led Zeppelin are to celebrate their 50th anniversary this Autumn for which they are creating the book. • Featuring candid never-before-seen photos of all four band members off-stage and in the recording studio. • Hot-on-the-heels of the band’s re-mastered reissue of their 1972 live album ‘How the West Was Won’ (23 March), now in vinyl. ISBN 13: 9781909526501, 368pp h/b, £49.95 Published by REEL ART PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Film

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Shooting a Masterpiece Frayling, Christopher & Tarantino, Quentin

Sergio Leone’s film Once Upon a Time in the West set out to be the ultimate Western a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America, and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a ‘dance of death’. With this film, Leone said a fond farewell to the noisy and flamboyant world of the Italian Western, which he had created with A Fistful of Dollars and sequels (1964-6), and aimed for something much more ambitious an exploration of the relationship between myth (‘Once Upon a Time...’), history (‘...in the West’) and his own autobiography as an avid film-goer. KEY SELLING POINTS • Published to coincide with 50th anniversary of Once Upon a Time - a spectacular birthday tribute. • By the world-renowned authority on Sergio Leone, Christopher Frayling. • Includes revealing personal interviews with all the key players involved in Once Upon a Time in the West. • Never-before-published documents, designs and photographs, and the latest research. • Introduced with a foreword by Quentin Tarantino. ISBN 13: 9781909526334, 336pp h/b, £50.00 Published by REEL ART PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Dance

DANCE IN AMERICA

A Library of America Special Publication Aloff, Mindy & Gottlieb, Robert (fore)

In this landmark anthology, dance critic Mindy Aloff (Hippo in a Tutu) brings together an astonishing array of writers - dancers and dance creators, impresarios and critics, and enthusiastic literary observers - to trace the evolution of American dance in all its many forms and locales, classical, modern, and vernacular. The range of perspectives on display is staggering. Here are the most acclaimed dance critics; the most inventive and influential choreographers and dancers; and a dazzling roster of major literary figures.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The most wide-ranging and inclusive gathering of American dance writing ever collected. • Includes a 12-page colour insert of iconic photographs. • Uncovers many hard-to-find texts, as well as unpublished letters and pieces newly revised for this volume. • Foreword by Robert Gottlieb, dance critic, editor and publisher who was director of New York City Ballet. ISBN 13: 9781598535846, 650pp h/b, £33.99 Published by LIBRARY OF AMERICA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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NON-FICTION Popular Culture

GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD, THE Offerman, Nick & Mullally, Megan

At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman’s epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades. Featuring anecdotes, hijinks, interviews, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery, this is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally’s and Offerman’s fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life. KEY SELLING POINTS • Nick Offerman’s first three books have all been New York Times bestsellers. • Mullally has fascinated viewers, readers, and journalists for decades, and this is first time she’s shared her story. • As Will & Grace begins a hit second revival season and Nick’s movie career takes off, the couple is hotter than ever. • This marriage has already featured in New York Magazine, GQ, and Buzzfeed, and in this book, there’s much more to tell. ISBN 13: 9781101986677, 320pp h/b, £19.99 Published by DUTTON Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Popular Culture

JAMES WARREN, EMPIRE OF MONSTERS

The Man Behind Creepy, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters Schelly, Bill

Cultural Studies

NOBODY CARES Donahue, Anne T.

From the author of the popular newsletter That’s What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, feminism, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties. Whether she’s giving a signature pep talk, railing against summer, or describing her own mental health struggles, Anne reminds us that failure is normal, saying to no to things is liberating, and that we’re all a bunch of beautiful disasters - and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Donahue’s newsletter That’s What She Said has thousands of followers all over the world. • Anne has written for the Guardian, NME, Refinery 29 UK, The Debrief, The Pool. • Donahue’s Twitter following is large and dedicated: 45.9K and rising. • Her UK fans number Ruby Tandoh, Dolly Alderton, Emma Gannon, Daisy Buchanan and Laura Snapes. • The internet’s best friend.’ - Flare ISBN 13: 9781770414235, 240pp p/b, £11.99 Published by ECW Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Cultural Studies

THEY CAN’T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US Abudurraqib, Hanif

James Warren was the visionary publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, the magazine that fuelled the movie monster craze of the 1960s, and inspired such future filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Joe Dante. Warren’s magazines established a new category of popular fiction, a transitional step toward the graphic novel. His most famous creation (cocreated with Forrest J. Ackerman) was the sensual Vampirella, who continues to be published today. Bill Schelly’s Empire of Monsters features numerous eye-opening, often outrageous anecdotes about Warren, a colourful, larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur makes him a fascinating character study. KEY SELLING POINTS • Warren’s larger-than-life character is brought to life by Eisner-award winning biographer Bill Schelly. • Will appeal to fans of pulpy horror fiction, and the vintage comics of the 60s’ - the perfect Halloween gift. • Warren’s Creepy is widely considered to be the most renowned horror series in comics history. • The Creepy comics were revived in archival format by Dark Horse (2009) which continue to be published today. • Vampirella was relaunched in 2017 by Dynamite Entertainment to widespread praise. ISBN 13: 9781683961475, 272pp h/b, £24.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

In a collection of essays published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others - along with original, previously unreleased essays Hanif Abdurraqib explores the political, social, racial condition of our world today through the language of music and culture. From discussions over public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show to the everyday threats to the lives of black Americans, including his own, Abdurraqib provides a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times. KEY SELLING POINTS • Blending music, race, politics and memoir, this is a highly current and accessible examination of the world today. • They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill has already debuted to critical acclaim as a powerful and perceptive outlook. • Contains essays on major artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Prince, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper and SchoolboyQ. • A broad musical tour that ranges from Johnny Cash to Carly Rae Jepsen. • Will appeal to young and old audiences alike, connected through the shared thread of music and the world we live in. ISBN 13: 9781911545224, 236pp p/b, £9.99 Published by MELVILLE HOUSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Popular Culture

Cultural Studies

CULT OF MAC, THE (2ND EDITION) Kahney, Leander & Pierini, David

As with any subculture, Apple fans have their own customs, obsessions, and rites of passage - from waiting in line to spend thousands of dollars on the newest Apple product, to attending Macworld year after year. This thoroughly revised edition of The Cult of Mac takes us into the world of today’s Apple fan with sections covering things like an opera based on the life of Steve Jobs, repurposing old Macs, professional photography taken with iPhones, Mac Museums created by fans around the world, as well as how Apple Inc. and its public face has changed following the death of Steve Jobs. KEY SELLING POINTS • A fully revised and updated edition of the 2004 bestselling The Cult of Mac. • The Cult of Mac website has over 10K unique visitors per month, over 790K Twitter followers, and 220K Facebook likes. • There are over 100 million Mac users worldwide, and a high percentage of those are serious fans. • Over 100K people attend Macworld each year, and most return year after year. • A highly designed book - the first edition won several awards. The same designer is handling the second edition. ISBN 13: 9781593279141, TBCpp p/b, £33.99 Published by NO STARCH PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

BICYCLE / RACE

Transportation, Culture, & Resistance Lugo, Adonia, PhD

Bicycle / Race paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles and the United States from the perspective of two wheels. This is a book of borderlands and intersections, a cautionary tale about the dangers of putting infrastructure before culture, and a coming-of-age story about power and identity. The colonial history of southern California is interwoven through Adonia Lugo’s story of growing up Chicana in Orange County, becoming a bicycle anthropologist, and co-founding Los Angeles’s hallmark open streets cycling event, CicLAvia, along the way. KEY SELLING POINTS • A glimpse of social-justice work at its best. • A must read, especially in the current political climate. • Documents designs and photographs, along with the latest research. • A call to arms for bicycle advocates. ISBN 13: 9781621067641, 192pp p/b, £13.99 Published by MICROCOSM PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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NON-FICTION Cultural Studies

EVERYTHING’S TRASH, BUT IT’S OKAY

LIBERATED SPIRITS

Two Women Who Battled Over Prohibition Ambrose, Hugh & Schuttler, John

Essays Robinson, Phoebe

2 Dope Queens star Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she’s experienced in the hope that, if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own. Written in her trademark unfiltered, witty style, Robinson’s latest essay collection is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as intersectional feminism, beauty standards,and toxic masculinity. A candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count. KEY SELLING POINTS • Phoebe Robinson has been involved with pop-cult US comedy shows such as Portlandia and Broad City. • She is one half of the hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was also released as TV mini-series by HBO in February 2018. • Witty and smart essays on super timely and important subjects like race, gender, and toxic masculinity. • Features a foreword by Broad City writer and star Ilana Glazer, who has a huge fanbase in her own right. • Robinson’s first books of essays hit home with many millennials who appreciated her honest take on culture & society. ISBN 13: 9780525534143, 320pp h/b, £19.99 Published by PLUME Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

True Crime

DARK AMBITION

The Shocking Crimes of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich Brocklehurst, Ann

Tim Bosma listed his pickup truck for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. The Hamilton man’s strange disappearance in May 2013 captured headlines across the country and lit up social media. When Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were arrested and charged with Bosma’s murder, the mystery deepened. Journalist and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst had a front-row seat at their trial, where questions about their shocking crimes were finally answered. Compelling and suspenseful, Dark Ambition chronicles unfathomable crimes and their chilling perpetrators. KEY SELLING POINTS • This story of a rich playboy turned serial killer poses fundamental questions of good and evil, nature vs. nurture. • Freelance journalist Ann Brocklehurst is also a licenced private investigator and her insights are fascinating. • True Crime like this is surging in popularity after podcasts such as Serial and shows like Making a Murderer. • The two killers at the centre of the book were on trial again for murder in 2017. This edition includes new material. ISBN 13: 9780735236431, 512pp p/b, £7.99 Published by PENGUIN CANADA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Writer’s Guide

WRITING YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY An Emerald Guide Sherman, Jackie

History

Many people regret the fact that they didn’t get to know their parents or grandparents well enough and that it is now too late. If only they had left a written record of their lives! To ensure that readers’ descendants won’t be left in the same position, it is time to write an autobiography. Readers can use Peter Lavender’s helpful guide to overcome any self-imposed barriers, remember more details from their past, improve their writing and identify the best way to organise memories into a complete book. KEY SELLING POINTS • Covers the positive and negative reasons for writing an autobiography, the value of dialogue and writing quality. • Also covers using editing and proofreading to get a manuscript up to the highest standard. • Author Peter Lavender has been writing books and articles for over 20 years. ISBN 13: 9781847168436, 160pp p/b, £9.99 Published by EMERALD GUIDES Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

The passing of the 18th Amendment (banning the sale of alcohol) and the 19th (women’s suffrage) in the same year is no coincidence. These two Constitutional Amendments enabled women to redefine themselves and their place in society in a way historians have neglected to explore. Liberated Spirits describes how the fight both to pass and later to repeal Prohibition was driven by women, as exemplified by two remarkable women in particular - Mabel Willebrandt and Pauline Sabin.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Combines two hugely popular subjects in US and world history - Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage. • Popular accounts of eras and trends in American history are a staple of bestseller lists. • Hugh Ambrose was the author of The Pacific, upon which the HBO documentary miniseries was based. • Focuses on two women whose key contributions to the fight for and against Prohibition have gone unheralded. ISBN 13: 9780451414649, 368pp h/b, £23.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

History

ALEXANDRA KOLLONTAI Writings from the Struggle Porter, Cathy

Alexandra Kollontai was a key leader of the Russian Socialist movement and her writings on women’s liberation and Marxism have been essential reading for generations of activists. This book is a collection of newly translated writings by Kollontai from her time in exile in Germany and her years leading the Women’s Bureau in post-revolutionary Russia. KEY SELLING POINTS • Alexandra Kollontai was one of the most prominent figures in the struggle for women’s emancipation in Russia. • Her writings are translated into English in Writings From The Struggle for the first time. • Cathy Porter has translated Kollontai’s previous work, and is the author of another book on women’s liberation. • Porter’s previous translations received praise from the Spokesman. ISBN 13: 9781608469130, 348pp p/b, £19.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

History

WAR AND AN IRISH TOWN McCann, Eamonn

Eamonn McCann’s account of what it is like to grow up a Catholic in a Northern Irish ghetto - first published in 1974 - quickly became a classic account of the feelings generated by British rule. The author was at the centre of events in Derry which first brought Northern Ireland to world attention. He witnessed the gradual transformation of the civil rights movement from a mild campaign for ‘British Democracy’ to an all-out military assault on the British state. McCann argues that the ideals that inspired the early movement continue was the only way out of the bloody mess in Northern Ireland.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Eamonn McCann has been campaigning for social justice in Derry for more than 40 years. • McCann argues that the ideals that inspired the early movement are the only solution for Northern Ireland. • McCann’s account - first published in 1974 - quickly became a classic account of the feelings generated by British rule. ISBN 13: 9781608469741, 330pp p/b, £14.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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NON-FICTION History

DRUG WAR

LONG PATH TO WISDOM, THE

The Secret History Walsh, Peter

A landmark modern history of United Kingdom’s War on Drugs. Drug War is the gripping story of the men who drugged Britain, and of the elite agents who tried to stop them. It tells how the secretive Investigation Division of HM Customs fought a 50-year battle to stem the tide of cannabis, cocaine and heroin arriving by land, air and sea, and of the smuggling gangs, both organised and chaotic, who turned an amateur pastime into a multi-billion-pound trade. The product of more than 100 unique interviews, many with insiders who have never spoken publicly, is a ground-breaking account of one of the most fascinating subjects of our times. KEY SELLING POINTS • A landmark modern history of United Kingdom’s War on Drugs. • National newspaper serialisation guaranteed. • TV tie-in documentary series in discussion. • Reviews in all major outlets. ISBN 13: 9781908479914, 324pp h/b, £20.00 Published by MILO BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

History

FRIENDS DIVIDED

Tales from Burma Sendker, Jan-Philipp

These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange they cannot be classified or identify a familiar moral, while others are reminiscent of European fairy tales, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese.Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths. KEY SELLING POINTS • Will appeal to Sendker’s fans who eagerly await the third book in the Heartbeats trilogy. • Offers a deeper understanding of the culture of the Heartbeats series. • These timeless fairy tales and fables will draw a wide audience. • For fans of Zoe Gilbert’s Folk, Italo Calvino’s Italian Folktales and Angela Carter’s Book of Fairytales. • Folklore and folktales are perennially popular. ISBN 13: 9781590519646, 288pp p/b, £13.99 Published by OTHER PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Religion/Theology

MARTIN LUTHER

The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World Metaxas, Eric

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Wood, Gordon S.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds or been more different in temperament. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution to craft the Declaration of Independence and help win the war. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a crisis in their friendship and in the nation as they led two new and opposing forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the Presidencies of both men and beyond.

KEY SELLING POINTS • This will take its rightful place on the short shelf of truly great books on the founding fathers. • Reviewers from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and others noted Wood’s brilliance. • In Wood’s hands, Jefferson and Adams are figures in a vivid human narrative. • The incomparable, prize-winning Gordon Wood has written his masterpiece in this book. ISBN 13: 9780735224735, 512pp p/b, £14.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

History

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS Kilmeade, Brian & Yaeger, Don

Folktales

When the British fought the young US in 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony - capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task. What the British didn’t count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen. KEY SELLING POINTS • Both George Washington’s Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates were New York Times bestsellers. • The election of Donald Trump, who is frequently compared to Jackson, demonstrates the power of a populist message. • Like the previous two, this book is fast-paced, easy to read, and a true page-turner. • Third in historical biography series, following George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. ISBN 13: 9780735213241, 304pp p/b, £14.99 Published by SENTINEL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage birthed the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life. KEY SELLING POINTS • Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy was #1 New York Times bestseller, selling almost 300,000 copies. • 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses, igniting new discussion about his relevance and ideas. • The hardcover edition of Martin Luther debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list and was widely reviewed. • Meticulously researched, this is perhaps the most complete and detailed account of Luther’s life out there. • Metaxas’s writing makes the intricacies of Medieval theology accessible to readers who might not be familiar with it. ISBN 13: 9781101980026, 496pp p/b, £14.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Philosophy

CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE HUMAN RACE, THE A Contrivance of Horror Ligotti, Thomas

His fiction is known to be some of the most terrifying in the genre of supernatural horror, but Thomas Ligotti’s first nonfiction book may be even scarier. At once a guidebook to pessimistic thought and a relentless critique of humanity’s employment of self-deception to cope with the pervasive suffering of their existence, The Conspiracy against the Human Race may just convince readers that there is more than a measure of truth in the despairing yet unexpectedly liberating negativity that is widely considered a hallmark of Ligotti’s work. KEY SELLING POINTS • Thomas Ligotti and his fiction have a cult following in the horror world. • Ligotti has influenced Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective), and weird fiction authors like Jeff VanderMeer and S.T. Joshi. • Originally published in 2010, this edition includes a new essay by Ligotti. • Ligotti’s short stories, Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, has sold well since its publication in 2016. ISBN 13: 9780143133148, 272pp p/b, £14.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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NON-FICTION Sociology & Anthropology

DIGNITY

Seeking Respect in Back Row America Arnade, Chris

Once or twice a generation, an author reveals what life is like for the truly needy and disenfranchised. Chris Arnade cuts through the jargon and abstractions to expose the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and unforgettable true stories. The people he got to know, from Alabama to California and Maine to Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America’s Back Row. This book is his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people

who’ve been left behind. KEY SELLING POINTS • Arnade’s photojournalism has won passionate fans and been the subject of glowing review coverage. • With 72k followers on Twitter and 50k on Facebook, Arnade has a huge media platform. • DIGNITY features Arnade’s stunning original 4-colour photographs and portraits. • Reminiscent of Humans of New York. ISBN 13: 9780525534730, 304pp h/b, £25.00 Published by SENTINEL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Sociology & Anthropology

HATER

On the Virtues of Utter Disagreeability Semley, John

Hater begins from a simple premise: that it’s good to hate things. Not people or groups or benign belief systems, but things. In this scathing and funny rebuke of the status quo, journalist and pop-culture expert John Semley provides a rallying cry for a generation struggling to agree on what stuff is actually any good. Looking for and identifying nonsense isn’t just a useful exercise for society, it’s also a lot of fun. But Hater doesn’t just skewer terrible TV shows and hit songs - at its core it shows us how to meaningfully talk about and engage with culture, and the world. KEY SELLING POINTS • A short, tight essay perfect as a gift or impulse buy. • Semley is a pop culture expert who frequent contributes to Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire. • Semley has been heralded as the Chuck Klosterman of a new generation. ISBN 13: 9780735236165, 96pp h/b, £12.99 Published by VIKING PRESS USA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Sociology & Anthropology

STORM LAKE

A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper Cullen, Art

When The Storm Lake Times, a tiny Iowa twiceweekly, won a Pulitzer Prize for taking on big corporate agri-industry for poisoning the local rivers and lake, it was a coup on many counts. In this candid and timely book, Art Cullen describes how the rural prairies have changed dramatically. Politics, agriculture, the environment, and immigration are all themes in Storm Lake, a chronicle of a resilient newspaper, as much a survivor as its town with Storm Lake’s people at the book’s heart. KEY SELLING POINTS • Art Cullen and The Storm Lake Times’ Pulitzer win brought the world to Storm Lake’s doorstep. • Cullen’s darkly humorous style shares much with Garrison Keillor, and even John Hodgman. • An honest but more upbeat riposte to Hillbilly Elegy’s grim depiction of rural life. ISBN 13: 9780525558873, 336pp h/b, £23.99 Published by VIKING PRESS USA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Feminism

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RAPE Abdulali, Sohaila

Sohaila Abdulali was gang-raped as a teenager in Bombay. Indignant at the silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a woman’s magazine questioning how we perceive rape and rape victims. Thirty years later her story went viral. Drawing on her own experience, her work with survivors as the head of a rape crisis centre in Boston, her research, and three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is about changing the conversation around rape culture, questioning our assumptions, and deciding how we want to raise the next generation. KEY SELLING POINTS • A crucial and timely addition to feminist books on rape and sexual assault. • For readers of Rebecca Solnit; Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay; Asking for It by Louise O Neill. • Looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape. • Written from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist. • Neither a memoir nor an academic study but a deeply personal and meticulously researched work. ISBN 13: 9781912408061, 256pp p/b, £9.99 Published by MYRIAD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Feminism

WOMEN’S ATLAS, THE Seager, Joni

An invaluable feminist resource and example of cuttingedge data visualisation, this beautifully designed new edition of Seager’s award-winning atlas matches the mood of the moment with bold, vivid infographics to illustrate the status of women worldwide and the diversity of their experiences. The most comprehensive and accessible global analysis of key issues facing women today: gender equality, literacy and information technology, feminism, the culture of beauty, work and the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights, government and power, motherhood, and more. KEY SELLING POINTS • Eagerly awaited new edition of this highly praised, well-known and much-loved reference book. • Brings together key facts and figures affecting women’s lives around the globe. • For fans of Caitlin Moran, Amy Schumer, Laura Bates, Rebecca Solnit, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. • Incisive prose combined with the creative use of illustration, charts and infographics. • The most comprehensive and accessible global analysis of key issues facing women today. ISBN 13: 9781912408092, 208pp p/b, £14.99 Published by MYRIAD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Feminism

RE-ENCHANTING THE WORLD Feminism and the Politics of the Commons Federici, Silvia

An edited collection Silvia Federici’s work, spanning over twenty years, in which she provides a detailed history and critique of the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective. In her clear and combative voice, Federici provides readers with an analysis of some of the key issues and debates in contemporary thinking on this subject. Drawing on rich historical research, she maps the connections between the previous forms of enclosure that occurred with the birth of capitalism and the destruction of the commons and the ‘new enclosures’ at the heart of the present phase of global capitalist accumulation. KEY SELLING POINTS • Silvia Federici is one of the most important contemporary theorists of capitalism and feminist movements. • Federici is cofounder of the International Feminist Collective that launched the campaign for Wages for Housework. • Previous books include Caliban and the Witch and Revolution at Point Zero. • Published alongside new work Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women (PM Press, 2018). ISBN 13: 9781629635699, 240pp p/b, £17.99 Published by PM PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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WITCHES, WITCH-HUNTING, AND WOMEN Federici, Silvia

Politics

BEIRUT RULES

The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America Burton, Fred & Katz, Samuel M.

Silvia Federici argues that, no less than the witch hunts in sixteenth and seventeenth century, the new war on women is a structural element of the new forms of capitalist accumulation. These processes are founded on the destruction of people’s most basic means of reproduction. Like at the dawn of capitalism, what we discover behind today’s violence against women are processes of enclosure, land dispossession, and the remoulding of women’s reproductive activities and subjectivity. As well as an investigation into the causes of this new violence, the book is also a feminist call to arms. KEY SELLING POINTS • Silvia Federici is one of the most important contemporary theorists of capitalism and feminist movements. • Revisits some of the main themes of Federici’s Caliban and the Witch (2004). • Examines impact of enclosure, land dispossession, and the remoulding of reproductive activities and subjectivity. • Published alongside Federici’s Re-enchanting the World (PM Press, 2018). ISBN 13: 9781629635682, 112pp p/b, £12.99 Published by PM PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

KEY SELLING POINTS • Drawing on never-before-seen CIA documents as well as interviews with Buckley’s co-workers, friends and family. • Burton and Katz’s previous title, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, was a bestseller. • Burton was part of the CIA-FBI-State Department Hostage Location Task Force, bringing inside perspective. • A true story as vivid and gripping as any thriller by Tom Clancy or W.E.B. Giffiin. • The events of 1983 are a stark reminder that terrorism existed long before 9/11. ISBN 13: 9781101987469, 400pp h/b, £23.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Current Affairs

Politics

CENSORED 2019

The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2017-2018 Huff, Mickey; Lee Roth, Andy & Bendib, Khalil

The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year’s most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring the top 25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis.

KEY SELLING POINTS • An annual book including 25 of the most underreported news stories of the year. • Censorship and ‘alternative facts’ in the media is a major trending topic, with daily news stories on the topic. • Will appeal to all the people who follow the censorship debate. • Project Censored has a far-reaching audience - its Facebook page has 22k followers. ISBN 13: 9781609808693, 272pp p/b, £13.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Politics

COMPLETE WORKS OF MALATESTA, VOL. IV

Towards Anarchy: Malatesta in America, 1899-1900 Malatesta, Errico; Turcato, Davide & Pernicone, Nunzio

After escaping from forced residency on an island off the coast of Italy, Malatesta made his way to London and eventually Paterson, New Jersey, in 1899. Here, among thousands of weavers in the burgeoning silk industry, Malatesta contributed to the anarchist press and was caught up in intrigue with fellow Italian anarchists - resulting in a bullet to the leg on September 3, 1899. The second in our ten-volume Complete Works, it includes an introduction by the historian Nunzio Pernicone, written shortly before his death in 2013. KEY SELLING POINTS • Fascinating insight into international labour organising in the early 20th century. • Will be of interest to labour historians as well as those interested in anarchism or the Italian diaspora. • The second in a highly anticipated 10-volume Complete Works of this key figure of 20th Century anarchism. ISBN 13: 9781849351485, 460pp p/b, £19.00 Published by AK PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

After a deadly terrorist bombing at the American embassy in Lebanon in 1983, only one man inside the CIA possessed the courage and skills to rebuild the networks destroyed in the blast: William Buckley. But the new Beirut station chief quickly became the target of a young terrorist named Imad Mughniyeh. Beirut Rules is the pulse-by-pulse account of Buckley’s abduction, torture, and murder at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.

CONFIDANTE OF TYRANTS

The Inside Story of the American Woman Trusted by the US’ Biggest Enemies Golinger, Eva

The memoir of a young US woman who gained an insider view of some of the most vilified and secretive world leaders of modern history. In the age of Trumpism, Eva Golinger’s story is a personal, revealing view of the rise and fall of a strongman who promised to buck the system in favour of the masses and ended up setting the stage for the demise of democracy. She would come to know and even befriend some of these men, who so many in the world saw as tyrants. She saw them unveiled and had privileged access to Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al Assad, Muammar Gaddafi, Julian Assange and others. KEY SELLING POINTS • Golinger’s work has been extensively covered by major media around the world. • A personal, intimate story behind the scenes of global power. • Eva has over 550K followers on Twitter (@evagolinger) and more than 68,500 on Facebook. • In the age of Trumpism this books is a revealing view of the rise and fall of the ‘strongman.’ ISBN 13: 9781780264677, 334pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NEW INTERNATIONALIST Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Politics

CHRONIQUES Daoud, Kamel

Kamel Daoud has been a journalist for more than twenty years, writing the most-read column in Algeria, in Le Quotidien d’Oran, while also collaborating on various online media and contributing to publications such as the New York Times. During the 2010-2016 period, he put his name to almost two thousand texts - first intended for the Algerian public, then read more and more throughout the world as his reputation grew. KEY SELLING POINTS • Daoud is the author of The Meursault Investigation, a New York Times Best-Seller and Top Ten Book of 2015. • In addition to his vastly popular column for Le Quotidien d’Oran, Daoud is a regular New York Times op-ed contributor. • The book will include a new introduction locating it in the current political climate. ISBN 13: 9781590519561, 336pp h/b, £24.99 Published by OTHER PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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NON-FICTION Politics

DAMNED NATIONS

Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid Nutt, Samantha

Samantha Nutt is one of the most intrepid voices in the humanitarian arena and Damned Nations is a book of uncommon power. Weaving gripping personal experiences with uncompromising and impassioned argument, Nutt dissects war and aid, where humanitarian efforts go wrong, and what can and should be done to bring about a more just world. Drawing from nearly two decades of experiences at the frontline of conflict, Nutt challenges many of the assumptions and orthodoxies surrounding the aid industry. A book that is at once moving, engaging, and insightful. KEY SELLING POINTS • Ideal for fans of Christopher Hedges, Robert Fisk and Christopher Hitchens. • War Child is supported internationally by many well-known figures - this book will utilise this support. • Nutt draws on two decades of experience on the frontline of conflict. ISBN 13: 9780771051449, 240pp p/b, £14.99 Published by SIGNAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Politics

PEOPLE LIKE US

The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door Bhojwani, Sayu

The system is rigged: America’s political leadership remains overwhelmingly white, male, moneyed, and Christian. Even at the local and state levels, elected office is inaccessible to the people it aims to represent. But in People Like Us, political scientist Sayu Bhojwani shares the stories of a diverse and persevering range of local and state politicians from across the country who are challenging the status quo, winning against all odds, and leaving a path for others to follow in their wake. KEY SELLING POINTS • The book willhave insights and analysis that will be relevant into the presidential election discourse. • Potential endorsements from Michael Bloomberg, Diane Guerrero, Maria Hinojosa, Cory Booker, Pramila Jayapal. • Sayu Bhojwani is an expert on civic engagement, immigration rights, and electoral politics. • Bhojwani’s 2016 TED talk ‘Immigrant voices makes democracy stronger’ garnered over 800,000 views. • She has been recognised nationally and internationally for her work on immigrant integration and diverse leadership. ISBN 13: 9781620974148, 192pp h/b, £20.99 Published by THE NEW PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Political Activism

HEALTH CARE REVOLT

How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy - All at the Same Time Fine, Michael; Lown, Bernard & Lown Lewiton, Ariel (fore)

Rather than a health system, the US has put its faith in a so-called marketplace in which the few profit from the public’s ill-health. Health Care Revolt looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the U.S., and creates a practical playbook for a political revolution in health care that will allow the nation to protect health while strengthening democracy.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A timely warning for the UK, as Brexit and the Conservative government threaten to destroy our NHS. • Looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable. • A practical playbook for a political revolution in health care. • Fine writes with the experience of a clinician, State public health commissioner, scholar, and community organiser. ISBN 13: 9781629635811, 192pp p/b, £13.99 Published by PM PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Political Activism

WHITE LIVES MATTER MOST: AND OTHER ‘LITTLE’ WHITE LIES Meyer, Matt & Sanchez, Sonia (fore)

Modern-day movements to end racism in the U.S. seem sadly doomed to fail. If more fundamental approaches to social change and more sober analysis of U.S. history are not considered, our efforts will lead to continued fragmentation - or worse. The essays in this book - written by lifelong anti-imperialist organiser, educator, and author Matt Meyer - reveal the successful strategies and methods of multigenerational and multi tendency coalitions used in recent campaigns to free Puerto Rican and Black Panther political prisoners, confront neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, and many more. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Black Lives Matter movement continues to gain strength and currency. • Essay co-authors include Natalie Jeffers, David Ragland, Ana Lopez, Sahar Alsahlani, and Fred Ho. • Matt Meyer is an internationally renowned freedom fighter. ISBN 13: 9781629635408, 112pp p/b, £12.99 Published by PM PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Economics

CAPITALISM IN AMERICA

A History Greenspan, Alan & Wooldridge, Adrian

In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distils a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. KEY SELLING POINTS • There’s nothing like this on the market for the general reader from an author as respected and revered as Greenspan. • Greenspan is unparalleled in our era as a mastermind of economic policy. • There’s no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the current political and economic climate. ISBN 13: 9780735222441, 512pp h/b, £30.00 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Business & Management

UNLEASH DIFFERENT

Achieving Success Through Disability Donovan, Rich

There are 1.3 billion people around the world who identify as having a disability. When you include friends and family, the disability market touches 53% of all consumers. It is the world’s largest emerging market. Unleash Different illustrates how companies like Google, PepsiCo, and Nordstrom are attracting people with disabilities as customers and as employees. Replacing ‘nice to do’ with ‘return on investment’ allows market forces to take over and the world’s leading brands to do what they do best: serve a market segment - in this case, the disability market. KEY SELLING POINTS • Timely book given the hotly debated Disability Living Allowance and news of wrongly denied financial support. • There are around 13.3 million disabled people in the UK: 7% of children and 18% of working age adults are disabled. • Rich Donovan’s is one of the Top 50 Most Influential People with Disabilities. • Cross-over appeal to memoir and business guides audiences. ISBN 13: 9781770414488, 260pp h/b, £24.99 Published by ECW Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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NON-FICTION Popular Medicine

TOXIC

Nathan, Neil

Millions of people are currently suffering from Lyme disease and Mold toxicity, as well as other infectious and toxic conditions, and are not being offered a diagnosis or any useful treatment. Toxic is intended to help those patients (and the physicians working with them) to understand the causes of their illness and how to heal from those causes. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first book of its kind, destined to bring great relief to those suffering with mould toxicity. • Aims to shed light on chronic illnesses that are often hard to define and understand. • Dr Nathan has already written several books about processes of healing. • The new model proposed by Dr Nathan is bound to help both patients and physicians alike. ISBN 13: 9781628603118, 288pp h/b, £22.99 Published by VICTORY BELT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Popular Science

PLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World - and Ourselves Simon, Matt

Zombieism isn’t just the stuff of movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead. It’s real, and it’s happening in the word around us, from wasps and worms, to dogs and moose - and even humans. In The Plight of the Living Dead, science journalist Matt Simon documents his journey through the bizarre evolutionary history of mind control. Along the way, he visits a lab where scientists infect ants with zombifying fungi, joins the search for kamikaze crickets in the hills of New Mexico, and travels to Israel to meet the wasp that stings cockroaches in the brain before leading them to their doom. KEY SELLING POINTS • A witty, fun-filled take on the real science version of the zombie phenomenon, which has captivated audiences. • A fascinating look at an aspect of natural science about which little is known. • Matt Simon is the creator of Absurd Creatures: the most popular video series on Wired.com. • Previous title, The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar, won the American Library Association’s Alex Award. ISBN 13: 9780143131410, 272pp p/b, £12.99 Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (USA) Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Computer Programming

PYTHON CRASH COURSE (2ND EDITION) Matthes, Eric

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition is a straightforward introduction to the core of Python programming. Author Eric Matthes dispenses with the sort of tedious, unnecessary information that can get in the way of learning how to program, choosing instead to provide a foundation in general programming concepts, Python fundamentals, and problem solving. Three real world projects in the second part of the book allow readers to apply their knowledge in useful ways. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first edition of Python Crash Course is the #1 bestselling Python guide on the market, with over 80,000 sold. • Python is the most popular introductory programming language with millions of users worldwide. • Children who are learning to code in school clubs most likely begin with Python. • Includes real world project to help readers apply their knowledge in useful ways. ISBN 13: 9781593279288, TBCpp p/b, £33.99 Published by NO STARCH PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fitness and Diet

DUMBBELL WORKOUT HANDBOOK: STRENGTH AND POWER

100 Workouts to Build Muscle, Add Strength and Increase Performance Volkmar, Michael

Developed by best-selling fitness author and strength and conditioning expert Mike Volkmar, this collection of dumbbell workouts will challenge you while you build muscle. These results-oriented workouts target all muscle groups from chest and arms to core and legs and provides a powerful combination of exercises designed to build strength and power. The Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength and Power is a great way to change up your routine and break through plateaus. Whether you train at home in your garage gym or at the local fitness club, your workouts will never be boring again, guaranteed! KEY SELLING POINTS • Includes workout routines for beginner to advanced levels and builds muscle, power and strength across the body. • Brings together the knowledge and programming of a top strength training and conditioning expert. • Provides comprehensive online support via social media, community forums, and a website featuring additional content. • Gives athletes the knowledge and programming to increase performance, reduce injuries and maximise results. ISBN 13: 9781578267743, TBCpp p/b, £12.99 Published by HATHERLEIGH PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Self-Help

CORNERSTONES

Meditations for the Journey into Manhood and Recovery La Cerva, Victor

Cornerstones provide the foundation for growth and strength. This collection of daily recovery readings was crafted specifically to explore the roles men encounter across their lives - offering guidance, affirmation, balance, integrity, spirituality, and personal growth upon which to build a new life free from alcohol and other drugs. The latest addition to Hazelden’s incomparable series of daily meditation books, Cornerstones: Daily Meditations for the Journey into Manhood and Recovery is a tool for reflection and change. KEY SELLING POINTS • Offers men the chance to emerge as their best selves, without participating in unhealthy, risky behaviours. • Part of Hazelden’s Meditation Series, Cornerstones covers the 12-steps without exclusively being about working a program • Provides the skills for dealing with past trauma, turning away from violent behaviours and addictive patterns. • Dr Victor La Cerva has been positively affecting violence prevention with men for over 25 years. ISBN 13: 9781616497620, 400pp p/b, £13.99 Published by HAZELDEN Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Self-Help

HANDLING BEREAVEMENT An Easyway Guide Freeman, Penny

This latest book in the Easyway Guides series, A Guide to Handling Bereavement, Revised Edition, deals with the practical arrangements necessary after a death. The book is factual yet sympathetic and is intended to guide those who have suffered a bereavement. The book is clear and concise and is intended for the layperson. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain knowledge of this area. KEY SELLING POINTS • Deals with the practical arrangements necessary after a death. • Factual yet sympathetic, and intended for the layperson. • Penny Freeman is a Bereavement Counsellor and advice worker in the area of bereavement. ISBN 13: 9781847168443, 160pp p/b, £8.99 Published by EASYWAYGUIDES Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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NON-FICTION Mind, Body & Spirit

WITCH’S BESTIARY, A

Visions of Supernatural Creatures D’Aoust, Maja

Researched references delving back onto ancient mythological records and esoteric occult sources have revealed there is more to these Beasts than meets the eye. Never before seen information is revealed in this tome as the reader is taken on a journey through the most fantastical tales of animals that have been known to a precious few through the aeons of time and mind. KEY SELLING POINTS • The author is a celebrity in California, and is known as The White Witch of Los Angeles. • The author is well-connected to Los Angeles celebrity witch community. • Maja D’Aoust has also been featured on television programs on the E Network and Bravo. • The lessons of the animals from these ancient stories can help us deepen our engagement with the earth, and nature. • Well-researched refereneces from ancient records and occult sources make this edition an invaluable tool. ISBN 13: 9781934170755, 208pp h/b, £19.99 Published by PROCESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Cookery and Recipes

FOR THE LOVE OF CHEESE

Recipes and Wisdom from the Cheese Boutique Pristine, Afrim & Bonacini, Michael (fore)

Afrim Pristine may possess the most distinguished professional title a cheesemonger could ask for - maitre fromager - but if you ask him what business he’s in, he’ll tell you he sells happiness. In his first cookbook, Afrim is here to teach you the basics of more than 55 cheeses. You’ll learn about the best ways to buy and store cheese, how to pair different cheeses with different beverages and how to create the cheese board of your dreams. Alongside Afrim’s best dishes are 20 masterpieces from the world’s top chefs. KEY SELLING POINTS • Afrim Pristine is maitre fromager of the internationally renowned, and food tourism hotspot, Cheese Boutique in Toronto. • Includes 20 masterpieces from the world’s top chefs, such as Daniel Boulud, Claudio Aprile, Anthony Walsh and others. • With personal anecdotes and helpful information, creative and delicious recipes, and beautiful photography. • The perfect book for anyone who loves cheese! ISBN 13: 9780147530462, 224pp p/b, £20.99 Published by APPETITE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Cookery and Recipes

ON BOARDS

Simple and Inspiring Recipes and Ideas to Share at Every Gathering Bolton, Lisa Dawn

In On Boards, celebrated food blogger and food stylist Lisa Bolton has curated 50 ideas for instantly accessible boards, all with effortless ‘impromptu’ entertaining in mind. Serving food on boards is the perfect solution to sharing delicious and beautiful food with family and friends. Requiring minimum preparation and giving maximum, mouthwatering impact, boards allow you to casually entertain in style - without being strapped to the stove or having the stress of timing a perfect meal. All of the boards in this book can be pulled together in under 20 minutes, with easy and flexible suggestions. KEY SELLING POINTS • Gorgeous overhead photography will resonate with Instagrammers, and make this a great gift and coffee-table mainstay. • Easy, beautiful ways to host gatherings without overcomplicated prep and hours in the kitchen. • Author’s recipes have been featured by Queen Latifah, on Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post. • Boards are the on-trend homeware item of the moment - but this is the first recipe book to focus on them. ISBN 13: 9780147531148, 192pp h/b, £16.99 Published by APPETITE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Cookery and Recipes

SET FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH ANNA OLSON

Recipes for Bringing Comfort and Joy: From Starters to Sweets, for the Festive Season and Almost Every Day Olson, Anna

In this festive cookbook, Anna shares the recipes she loves to make during the holiday season (and, really, almost every day). Part one of the book has menus and recipes for every festive event you can think of, as well as recipes for lighter meals for the times in between, and ideas for reinventing leftovers. Part 2 has more than 60 recipes for centrepiece cakes, delectable pies, tarts, classic cookies, confections and more. KEY SELLING POINTS • Everything you need to get set for the season, and an essential addition to any home cook’s collection. • A festive cookbook that’s not just for christmas - includes hints and tips for all year round. • Olson is an international sensation with over 240k YouTube, 110k Instagram and 21.Twitter followers. • Full of recipes for both traditional favourites and inventive, inspiring alternatives. • Bake with Anna Olson (Plume, 2016) is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9780147530813, 304pp h/b, £23.99 Published by APPETITE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Cookery and Recipes

AMERICAN ADVERTISING COOKBOOKS How Corporations Taught Us to Love Bananas, Spam, and Jell-O Ward, Christina

American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Spam, Bananas, and Jell-O is a deeply researched and entertaining survey of twentieth century American food. Connecting cultural, social, and geopolitical aspects, author Christina Ward (Preservation: The Art & Science of Canning, Fermentation, and Dehydration, Process 2017) uses her expertise to tell the fascinating and often infuriating story of American culinary culture. KEY SELLING POINTS • Ward pulls together a collection of historical advertisements to show the influence of corporations on our food trends. • Publisher has a great reputation as an ‘authority’ on presenting mid-century culture in a fun and informative way. • Readers will learn interesting facts in relation to food, such as the role bananas played in the Iran-Contra scandal. • Perfect for those who are interested in food, culture and the history of food. ISBN 13: 9781934170748, 208pp p/b, £19.99 Published by PROCESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Cookery and Recipes

HERITAGE COOKBOOK, THE Crandall, Russ

Featuring over 400 beautifully (and deliciously) crafted recipes organised by region, The Heritage Cookbook presents itself in a way that lets you build a healthy and delicious diet regardless of your unique background. Moreover, these timeless dishes that span the globe - like Traditional English Roast, German Sauerbraten, Pakistani Sindhi Biryani, or Filipino Pochero - reunite us with our recent ancestors, and will fill your home with the aromas of kitchens long past. KEY SELLING POINTS • Crandall is the established NY Times bestselling author of The Ancestral Table. • He is known for transitioning that success in Paleo to the growing nutritional genomics field. • This book represents and caters to the next phase in the evolution of the Paleo diet. • Crandall’s success is in the strength of his recipes; this new offering brings over 400 recipes spread around the world. ISBN 13: 9781628603125, 400pp p/b, £33.99 Published by VICTORY BELT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe


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NON-FICTION Cookery and Recipes

SOUTHERN KETO TRADITIONS

Hobbies & Crafts

LEGO NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK 2, THE

Newton, Natasha

The ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t require a sacrifice of flavour! Many people think that going keto means they have to give up American traditional dishes, but with a little creativity most of your favourite foods can be made keto. Southern Keto Traditions will show you how to make your favourite comfort foods delicious and low-carb. You don’t have to give up breading, cheesecake, pan fried chicken, or biscuits. Natasha

Newton has you covered. KEY SELLING POINTS • Tasha has an enormous fan base of over 225k instagram followers, and growing every day. • Her message truly speaks to the middle-America market that’s difficult for trend diets to tap into. • The recipes in this book are delicious, Southern food modified from recipes taught to Tasha by her grandmother. • Delicious food plus authentic audience means that Natasha gets a lot of attention, inside and outside of the keto space. ISBN 13: 9781628603132, 384pp p/b, £29.99 Published by VICTORY BELT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Cookery and Recipes

VEGAN KETO MacDowell, Liz

Vegan Keto is a complete guide to the wildly-popular ketogenic diet for vegans, vegetarians or those who simply want to cut down on the meat. Taking a wholefoods, plant-based approach, Vegan Keto strives to make a ketogenic way of eating both accessible and easy. This book contains simple-to-make recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, shopping lists and the knowledge and experience gained from over five years of eating a low carb plant-based diet.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Keto is becoming mainstream, and the market is reaching out for ancillary recipe materials. • Vegan/Vegetarianism has previously been the most difficult niche to tap with protein or fat based diets. • This book will be a small, cheap resource, but will be the complete tool for anyone wanting to keto without meat. • It will have recipes, meal plans, and tips and tricks. • Liz is a full time nutrition consultant, so she has ample experience helping people meet their macronutrient goals. ISBN 13: 9781628603149, 160pp p/b, £16.99 Published by VICTORY BELT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Hobbies & Crafts

LEGO MICRO CITIES Friesen, Jeff

LEGO Micro Cities is a full colour guide to creating intricate LEGO micro cities. Readers learn how to recreate classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building expert Jeff Friesen shows how to create interesting architectural features like bridges and skyscrapers, and will offer suggestions on how to customise your cities and make the models your own. KEY SELLING POINTS • A collection of in-depth building instructions and photographs for making tiny, intricate LEGO cities. • Will appeal to both architecture lovers and LEGO fans alike. • Similar books were bestsellers - The LEGO Architect sold 57,000 copies and LEGO Neighborhood sold 43,000. • LEGO is iconic! The product has diehard fans right across the globe who would love this book. ISBN 13: 9781593279424, 216pp h/b, £20.99 Published by NO STARCH PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Build Your Own City! Lyles, Brian & Lyles, Jason

Enter the fantastical world of model building. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is a full colour guide to creating intricate, bustling LEGO neighbourhoods, and cities. In this second volume, a follow up to the runaway best-selling first volume, readers learn even more ways to create classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building experts Brian and Jason Lyles also show readers how to create interesting architectural features like cornices, false fronts, porches, and detailed interiors and furniture. KEY SELLING POINTS • An extension to the wildly popular LEGO City theme - a LEGO series that even outsells LEGO Star Wars. • Will appeal to both LEGO fans and architecture lovers, who’ll be amazed with what you can do with a few bricks! • Similar books were bestsellers - The LEGO Architect sold 57,000 copies and LEGO Neighborhood Vol 1. sold 43,000. • LEGO is iconic! The product has diehard fans right across the globe who would love this book. ISBN 13: 9781593279301, TBCpp p/b, £16.99 Published by NO STARCH PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Hobbies & Crafts

LEGO ZOO, THE

50 Easy-to-Build Animals Padulano, Jody

The LEGO Zoo book shows kids of any age how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts that are already likely to be in their collection. Readers learn how to build models of animals like crocodiles, zebras, wolves, lions, flamingos, plus many more. Projects are ordered by increasing difficulty making it easy to jump in without getting in over your head. The animals are so cute and goofy, whether building as a family or solo The LEGO Zoo is sure to deliver a roaring good time! KEY SELLING POINTS • A LEGO building guide aimed towards kids and parents that show how to bulk 50 simple animals from regular LEGO parts. • With easy-to-follow instructions, this is one of the simplest and most straightforward guides available. • LEGO is iconic! The product has diehard fans across the globe who love creative building such as this. • Author Jody Padulano is a professional LEGO builder who has exhibited his work internationally. ISBN 13: 9781593279226, 200pp p/b, £16.99 Published by NO STARCH PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Hobbies & Crafts

PAPER NEW YORK PaperMade

Paper New York - the 13th in the PaperMade series - features 20 of New York’s iconic landmarks that bring the city to life anywhere you are! Each iconic structure is pre-cut, pre-scored and easy to punch out and fold up into a 3D object with instructions right on the page. Whether you’re a tourist, native, or simply an admirer from afar, ‘The City that Never Sleeps’ can keep you awake for hours in your own home. Paper New York masterfully combines paper craft with advanced paper engineering so no glue,

tape or tools are ever needed! KEY SELLING POINTS • A perfect souvenir for anyone’s visit and to remember what they love about NYC. • Easy to use as no tools, glue or tape are required! • Includes iconic landmarks such as The Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building. ISBN 13: 9781576878774, 40pp p/b, £12.99 Published by POWERHOUSE BOOKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe


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NON-FICTION Transport

RAILWAY ADVENTURES, THE Places, Trains, People and Stations Marshall, Geoff & Pipe, Vicki

Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Geoff and Vicki set out in 2017 to visit every single one of the UK’s 2,563 railway stations. This year - in The Railway Adventures - Geoff and Vicki encourage you and your family to head out for your own British adventures by train.This beautifully illustrated book is also an evocative and humorous read each chapter offering up to 20 wonders of the GB railways. The last chapter gives ideas on individual mini-adventures for readers. A wonderful way to explore our rich railway legacy in Wales, England and Scotland. KEY SELLING POINTS • Entertaining, strikingly packaged book on strong subject - discovering British rail network. • Core fan base of over 30,000 All The Stations followers. • Over 100 colour photos of terrific places to be and see, great stations and trains. ISBN 13: 9781910463871, 208pp h/b, £16.99 Published by SEPTEMBER PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Humour

BOOK OF EXTRAORDINARY DEATHS, THE

Pets

CITY OF DOGS

New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods, And the People Who Love Them Foster, Ken & Scott, Traer

New York is a city of five boroughs, more than 250 distinct neighbourhoods, 8.5 million people, and more than 600,000 dogs, who are as much a part of the social fabric as the people who follow them on the other end of the leash. City of Dogs maps this relationship with incredible four-colour photos highlighting the scene.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Stories of personal, inspiring and fun relationships between New Yorkers and their dogs. • Features photographs of social, cultural, and architectural significance that shine a warm light on New York City. • Will appeal to both dog lovers and anyone who has been to (or hopes to visit) New York. • Dogs are great! There are more than 600,000 dogs in New York, as rich and diverse as their owners. ISBN 13: 9780525535164, 160pp h/b, £15.99 Published by AVERY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Sport

TIGERBELLE

True Accounts of Ill-Fated Lives Ruiz, Cecilia

The Book of Extraordinary Deaths introduces readers to the bizarre demises of thinkers, writers, monarchs, artists, and notable nobodies throughout history. Beginning in the fifth century BC with the morbidly unusual death of Aeschylus and journeying chronologically to identical twins - who died on the same day - in the present day, readers will learn of people they may or may not have ever heard of, but will forever remember for their memorable final moments. With Ruiz’s witty descriptions and beautiful illustrations, her characters come to life on the page even as they reach their demises. KEY SELLING POINTS • For fans of The Book of Unusual Knowledge, Edward Gorey, Ben Schott and Tim Burton. • Both a giftbook and a work of art that readers will never tire of flipping through. • Blue Rider’s comparable titles Schottenfreude and The Guide to Troubled Birds, were both top sellers. • Readers hungry for trivial facts will revel in these peculiar moments from history. ISBN 13: 9780399184048, 80pp h/b, £14.99 Published by BLUE RIDER PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Humour

WE DO CHRISTMAS

The Wyomia Tyus Story Tyus, Wyomia; Terzakis, Elizabeth & Reid, Joy

In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat not repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. From Tyus’s childhood as the daughter of a dairy farmer, through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women’s place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an often hostile world. KEY SELLING POINTS • Helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women’s place in American history and sports history. • Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary on Tyus’s 1968 victory. • 1968 was a sacred year for the activist athlete, with John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s salute at the Mexico City Olympic. • Resurgent women’s rights, and films like Hidden Figures, offer opportunities to re-centre narratives around black women. ISBN 13: 9781617756580, 288pp p/b, £13.99 Published by AKASHIC Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Sport

Elia, Miriam & Elia, Ezra

In book 1d of the Dung Beetle Learning series, Mummy, John and Susan are taken on a thrilling Christmas adventure. By interrogating Santa Claus and exposing his ‘vicious programme of indoctrination,’ Mummy proceeds to strip Christmas of all its magic and meaning, for the benefit of mankind. Originally based on the Private Eye Christmas special, this book will joyfully ruin the Yuletide festival period for children and adults alike. KEY SELLING POINTS • The follow-up to the hugely popular We Go To The Gallery, We Go Out and We Learn At Home. • Both a tribute to and a parody of the much-loved Ladybird books from the 1960s. • Miriam Elia is an accomplished artist; these illustrations are done in the same style as the original books. • Elia received huge publicity for We Go to the Gallery, as Penguin tried to sue her before allegedly stealing her idea. • With all of Dung Beetle’s characteristic wit targeted at christmas, this is a sure-fire seasonal bestseller. ISBN 13: 9780992834975, 48pp h/b, £8.99 Published by DUNG BEETLE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

CAP IN HAND

How Salary Caps Are Killing Pro Sports and Why the Free Market Could Save Them Dowbiggin, Bruce & Gauthier, Ryan

Cap In Hand asks: what if the four major North American pro sports move beyond the restrictive covenants of the franchise model? The product sold to fans today is a pale copy of what it might be if the market could guide the best players to the best teams, whose ingenuity and innovation would inspire everyone to do better and put on a better show. KEY SELLING POINTS • English Premier League is the inspiration the author wants North American sports to follow. • Iconic baseball writer Bill James has been asking questions about this issue since 1987. • Covers the big four US pro sports - basketball, baseball, American football, and ice hockey. • More UK viewers than ever watched the 2018 Superbowl - US sports are gaining in popularity. ISBN 13: 9781770413931, 260pp h/b, £23.99 Published by ECW Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East


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NON-FICTION • COMMISSION TITLES Sport

CREATING THE MANIA

An Inside Look at How Wrestlemania Comes to Life Robinson, Jon

Creating the Mania takes fans backstage with an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes stories of WrestleMania 34. Follow the yearlong life cycle of WWE’s biggest event, from how the storylines were developed to how the host city was selected, from the logistics and planning behind hosting over seventy thousand members of the WWE Universe to the rivalries and matches playing out inside the ring, in a book that chronicles the events leading up to the ‘Showcase of the Immortals.’ KEY SELLING POINTS • WrestleMania 33 was the most viewed WrestleMania ever, reaching 1.95 million homes around the world. • WWE held a UK Championship Tournament in 2017 - all sold out - to crown the first U.K. champions. • WWE Live returns to the U.K. May 2018 with seven Live Events and broadcast editions of Raw and SmackDown Live. • Includes exclusive interviews with top Superstars, including Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, Seth Rollins and The Miz. • Jon Robinson’s NXT: The Future is Now (2017) was a huge hit. ISBN 13: 9781770414501, 320pp h/b, £19.99 Published by ECW Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Sport

DEATH OF THE TERRITORIES

Expansion, Betrayal and the War That Changed Pro Wrestling Forever Hornbaker, Tim

For decades, distinct professional wrestling territories thrived across North America. Dozens of territories flourished between the 1950s and late ‘70s. But by the early 1980s, the growth of cable television had put new outside pressures on promoters. Providing never-before-revealed information, Death of the Territories is a must-read for fans yearning to understand how Kennedy McMahon outlasted his rivals and established WrestleMania - the industry’s first national promotion. At the same time, it offers a comprehensive look at the promoters who opposed McMahon, focusing on their noteworthy power plays and embarrassing mistakes. KEY SELLING POINTS • WWE held a UK Championship Tournament in 2017 to crown the first U.K. champions - all shows sold out. • WWE Live will be returning to the U.K. May 2018 with seven Live Events and broadcast editions of Raw and SmackDown Live. • Never-before-revealed information makes Death of the Territories a must-read for fans. • Tim Hornbaker has previously authored two ECW wrestling titles - National Wrestling Alliance and Capitol Revolution. ISBN 13: 9781770413849, 280pp p/b, £17.99 Published by ECW Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

Travel

POCKET BUTLER’S GUIDE TO TRAVEL, THE

Essential Advice for Every Traveller: from Planning and Packing to Making the Most of Your Trip MacPherson, Charles

From the bestselling author of The Butler Speaks and the owner of North America’s only butler training academy comes this new addition to the Pocket Butler series. A world authority on the art of travel, Charles has trained the staff of the world’s leading hotels, and planned countless travel itineraries for his most high profile clients - from royalty, to celebrities, to captains of industry. In this handy pocket-sized guide, Charles shares the wealth of his travel tips in one charming and digestible read. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Butler Speaks is now in its 5th printing, with over 18k copies sold. Charles is a one-of-a-kind expert. • A fun, engaging, easily-digestible, and easily-transportable read. • Includes timely tips on staying with friends and family, choosing a hostess gift, and sending thank you cards. • Filled with strategies for meticulous planning that have been personally amassed after 100,000s of air miles. • Pocket-sized package, perfectly proportioned to tuck into a Christmas stocking. ISBN 13: 9780147530868, 208pp h/b, £10.99 Published by APPETITE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Travel

I AM THE DARK TOURIST Travels to the Darkest Sites on Earth Sawyer, H.E.

Dark Tourism is the practice of visiting sites associated with death. While participation increases, dark tourism remains a mystery, regarded as the tourist industry’s dirty little secret. This book challenges the misconceptions of a ghoulish practice through the eyes of a self-confessed dark tourist, who has spent forty years visiting the world’s dark sites. KEY SELLING POINTS • Annual numbers visiting dark sites continue to rise. • Courses in dark tourism are taught at universities, with international conferences growing in number each year. • Will appeal to both the casual reader, and to students and academics. • Touches on places that other dark tourism books do not, such as first-hand experience in visiting sunken wrecks. ISBN 13: 9781909394582, 292pp p/b, £15.99 Published by HEADPRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East

COMMISSION TITLES Fiction Anthologies

BALTIC BELLES

The Dedalus Book of Estonia Women’s Literature Talivee, Elle-Mari; Finch, Jason; Finch, Eva & Cullen, Adam

After World War II, Estonian writing bore the unmistakable signs of Soviet censorship. Nevertheless, Viivi Luik’s momentous novel The Seventh Spring of Peace managed to avoid suppression, and the wonderfully unique Asta Poldmae seized her opportunity to write. Very strong authors like Eeva Park, Maarja Kangro, and Maimu Berg flourished with the return of freedom of expression in the late 20th century, and continue to do so today. They represent the best of Estonian short story writing, handling social topics very sharply and suggestively, and scrutinising the country’s soul in a highly personal manner. KEY SELLING POINTS • A broad selection of fiction written between the late 19th century and the present day. • Fourth title Dedalus is publishing to celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote in the UK in 1918. • Includes authors such as Eeva Park, Maarja Kangro, and Maimu Berg. ISBN 13: 9781910213780, 210pp p/b, £9.99 Published by DEDALUS Rep Territories: UK Only September 2018

Fiction

DESERT AND THE DRUM, THE

Beyouk, Mbarek Ould & McGill, Rachel (trans)

Everything changes for Rayhana when foreigners with strange machines arrive to mine for metal near her Bedouin camp. One of them is the enigmatic Yahya. Rayhana’s association with him leads to her abandoning all she knows and fleeing alone to the city. But as soon as her tribe discover she’s stolen their sacred drum, they pursue her to exact their revenge. Though Rayhana has her own missing person to seek... The Desert and the Drum tells of Rayhana’s rift with her family, the characters she encounters in the city, her attempts find a place for herself amidst the contradictions of modern Mauritania. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first novel ever to be translated into English from Mauritania. • The Desert and the Drum won the Ahmadou-Kourouma Prize in 2016. • Author is the founders of the country’s first ever independent newspaper, Mauritanie Demain, in 1988. ISBN 13: 9781910213797, 224pp p/b, £9.99 Published by DEDALUS Rep Territories: UK Only September 2018


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COMMISSION TITLES • NEWLY ANNOUNCED TITLES Fiction

GREEN FACE, THE

Meyrink, Gustav & Mitchell, Mike (trans)

In an Amsterdam that very much resembles the Prague of The Golem, a stranger, Hauberisser, enters by chance a magician’s shop. The name on the shop, he believes, is Chidher Green; inside, among several strange customers, he hears an old man, who says his name is Green, explain that, like the Wandering Jew, he has been on earth ‘ever since the moon has been circling the heaven.’ When Hauberisser catches sight of the old man’s face, it makes him sick with horror... The rest of the novel chronicles Hauberisser’s quest for the elusive and horrible old man.’ - Alberto Manguel in The Observer.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Meyrink is widely considered one of the foremost masters of the occult and grotesque - The Green Face is a masterpiece. • Now in its third edition from Dedalus, who publish all five of Meyrink’s novels, translated by Mike Mitchell. • Meyrink is critically and commercially acclaimed. His first novel The Golem (1915) was republished by Dedalus in 2017. ISBN 13: 9781910213896, 224pp p/b, £9.99 Published by DEDALUS Rep Territories: UK Only September 2018

Literature and Memoirs

LISTENING DOCTOR, A Bending, Jeremy

During his time as research fellow at Guy’s Hospital Jeremy Bending was involved in the development of insulin-pump treatment, a technological advance which would revolutionise medical care for diabetes, and he has never looked back - setting up a pioneering diabetes team and centre and becoming a worldrenowned expert on the subject in the process. In this book Jeremy recounts touching incidents from his work and personal life with a warmth and sincerity that has served him well throughout his long and distinguished career as a ‘listening doctor’ - as opposed to one who ‘cuts anything out or sticks anything in.’ KEY SELLING POINTS • Studies show diabetes affects 11% of the population and rising. It’s a modern epidemic. • The anecdotes and systemic analysis of the NHS will appeal to doctors and the public at this time of crisis for the NHS. • Medical memoirs are increasing in number and popularity, with a gap in the market for the consultant physician’s story. • Ideal for fans of Henry Marsh, Paul Kalanithi and Stephen Westaby. ISBN 13: 9780704374539, TBCpp h/b, £17.50 Published by QUARTET Rep Territories: UK & Ireland August 2018

NEWLY ANNOUNCED TITLES May - September 2018 AVAILABLE Politics

AFRICAN LIBERATION THEOLOGY Intergenerational Conversations on Eritrea’s Futures Negash, Ghirmai & Weldemichael, Awet T.

The authors describe the advent, context, and significance of Liberation Theology by historicising and revisiting the global role of the Catholic Church and its stances on social justice in different places and historical times. Throughout the book, the authors engage in deep intergenerational conversations to unpack – and in the process understand – the stances of the Eritrean Catholic Church on the evolving socio-political and economic conditions in Eritrea since independence in 1991. They critically examine the country’s variegated path to its current state and invoke visionary legacies of Eritrean and African intellectuals and spiritual leaders in search for answers to the complex questions of democracy, nationalism, and identity. KEY SELLING POINTS • A ground-breaking work that engages Eritrea’s wounded identity with its wider diaspora, and the world. • An invaluable resource for academics of African studies, has course adoption potential. • Garnered praise from Professors of CUNY and Chapman University. • The authors are respected professors themselves with previously published work. ISBN 13: 9781569025871, 142pp p/b, £19.99 Published by AFRICA WORLD PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East Available

Sociology and Anthropology

BLACK ORWELL

Essays on the Scholarship of Ali A. Mazrui Adem, Seifudein & Njogu, Kimani

In 2006 Ali A. Mazrui wrote an essay titled ‘Black Boswell: A Biographer’s Pilgrimage’. It was a tribute to Omari Kokole who, by the time of his death, was serving as the Associate Director of Mazrui’s Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, New York. Kokole was also writing Ali Mazrui’s biography at the time. It was this fact which prompted Mazrui to suggest that Kokole was playing Africa’s James Boswell to Mazrui’s Samuel Johnson. Unfortunately, the ‘Black Boswell’ project, which had showed so much promise, was never realised due to Kokole’s sudden death. It is this simple observation as well as the fact that Mazrui had from time to time said there was a frustrated novelist in him which, in turn, partly inspired us to title this book Black Orwell. KEY SELLING POINTS • Ali A. Mazrui has been admired and praised by scholars from all around the world. • Respected academics have come together to explore the idea that Mazrui is the George Orwell of Africa. • This volume is sure to provoke interesting debate among its readers. ISBN 13: 9781569025932, 342pp p/b, £34.99 Published by AFRICA WORLD PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East Available

Politics

CONVERSATIONS WITH LANGSTON HUGHES Nacht, Drew

Poems addressing the social injustice that permeates the everyday experiences of African Americans as they navigate life in the inner cities. KEY SELLING POINTS • Poetry is seeing a resurgence following the explosion of interest in spoken word, shared through online videos. • Addresses the social injustices and micro aggressions that African Americans must navigate on a daily basis. • Similar recent titles on race and social injustice have sold exceptionally well. ISBN 13: 9781569025895, 100pp p/b, £14.99 Published by AFRICA WORLD PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East Available


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WORDS THAT GOVERN AND OTHER ESSAYS IN LAW AND POLITICS Habte Selassie, Bereket

This book is a collection of essays that cover a range of topics on law and politics, culled from a long and rich experience of writing and continual participation in public affairs. The essays were, for the most part, delivered as key-note lectures given at international meetings in different venues in Africa, America and Europe. The lead essay crime and punishment in America is concerned with a persistently recurring social (and legal) problem in the United States that has eluded satisfactory resolution for generations. KEY SELLING POINTS • Bereket Habte Selassie is a renowned literary figure known for his political analysis. • Most of these essays were delivered as key-note lectures at international meetings across Africa, America and Europe. • Selassie has garnered praise from academics across the globe. ISBN 13: 9781569025956, 200pp p/b, £21.99 Published by AFRICA WORLD PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East Available

Graffiti and Street Art

JONONE

Niente Puë Fermarmi JonOne

JonOne - Niente puo fermarmi (Nothing can stop me) is the catalog of the exhibition by the same name that opened March 17th, 2018 at Palazzo Velli, Rome. Curated by the Wunderkammern Gallery, the exhibition brings together 25 major unpublished works by the New Yorker artist and two critical texts which introduce the readers in the universe of one of the most famous Street artist of the moment. KEY SELLING POINTS • JonOne, has collaborated with prestigious brands such as Lacoste, Guerlain, Air France and Perrier. • JonOne’s lettering blends with abstraction to give life to a work of fineart with a decided Urban taste. • Includes JonOne’s works from the exhibition at the Wunderkammern Gallery in Milan entitled Predictably Irrational. ISBN 13: 9788898565443, 60pp p/b, £25.00 Published by DRAGO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland Available

MAY 2018

Fiction

DEATH BELOW STAIRS A Below Stairs Mystery Ashley, Jennifer

BIG BROTHER Quail, Louis

Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is fine with the family’s eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her assistant is murdered. Afraid for her life, Kat turns to the mysterious Daniel McAdam for help. Daniel takes a position in the house as a footman and stand-in valet so he can investigate covertly, but Kat cooks up a suspect list of her own. KEY SELLING POINTS • First in a new mystery series about an intrepid and comely young cook who works in London’s wealthiest households. • Readers first met Kat Holloway in Ashley’s self-published novella A Soupcon of Poison, which has sold over 20,000 copies. • The series was inspired by Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, the bestselling cookbook of the late 19th century. • Ashley is best known for her Shifters Unbound paranormal romance series and her Mackenzies historical romance series. • A history buff, Ashley perfectly captures the details of upstairs and downstairs life in a wealthy Victorian household. ISBN 13: 9780399585517, 336pp p/b, £12.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland Available

Graffiti and Street Art

DYNAMIC PHENOMENA Pantone, Felipe

Photography

Dynamic Phenomena is the catalogue of the exhibition by the same name that took place at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris in March, 24th 2018. The book collect more than 100 images and two critic texts that describes the style and the techniques of the young Argentinian Spanish artist Felipe Pantone. KEY SELLING POINTS • Felipe Pantone’s work is at the cutting edge of street art. • Straddling conventional graffiti, typography and abstraction, his work fuses bold elements of graphic design. • Pantone explores the subversive potential of undermining artistic, scientificand electronic languages. ISBN 13: 9788898565382, 184pp p/b, £35.00 Published by DRAGO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland Available

An estimated 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental illness. Those suffering have to face a wall of stigma and stereotyping which often makes their condition worse. Big Brother is an intimate photographic portrait of Louis Quail’s older brother, Justin, and his daily struggle with schizophrenia. By showing the person beyond the illness, Big Brother challenges stigma head on. It reveals a system in crisis, but it also discovers important truths on the nature of resilience. At its heart though Big Brother is a love story. The book includes extensive texts to tell Justin’s story. KEY SELLING POINTS • Powerful body of work dealing with Mental Health, an issue of great public interest. • Combines images and texts written from deep personal knowledge and real experience. • The work has already been awarded several prizes and received wide critical acclaim. • Touring exhibition currently in preparation - details to be announced shortly. ISBN 13: 9781911306313, 196pp h/b, £35.00 Published by DEWI LEWIS PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East May 2018

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

SLEEPER: THE RED STORM Fennell, J. D.

Two years ago Will Starling and Anna Wilder saved London from VIPER and the Stones of Fire. Now Will, drafted into the SOE, has joined forces with the French Resistance. Though he still has not regained his memories, he has not forgotten his pledge to find and rescue his sister, Rose. With a suspected mole in the SOE, it seems no one can be trusted. And VIPER have plans to unleash the forces of evil in the Red Storm, bringing mass destruction on a scale even the Nazis haven’t dreamt of. Meanwhile Rose, drugged to dull her kinetic powers, is the key to VIPER’s masterplan, and her time is running out.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Follow-up to the WWII spy adventure Sleeper (Dome, 2017). • An action-packed thriller that can be read as a standalone, for fans of Robert Ludlum, Dan Brown and Anthony Horowitz. • Crossover thriller market (main character now 18) • Second World War setting with action taking place in London, France, Switzerland and Rome. ISBN 13: 9781999855987, 288pp h/b, £16.99 Published by DOME PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East May 2018


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NEWLY ANNOUNCED TITLES Children’s Fiction - KS0

BABY’S FIRST EAMES From Art Deco to Zaha Hadid Merberg, Julie

This whimsically illustrated board book offers a delightful A-to-Z overview of modern design icons for the toddler set. Parents who appreciate architecture and modern design will get a kick out of sharing their passion with little ones. From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to Knoll furniture to Noguchi sculptures, Baby’s First Eames makes timeless structures and styles fun and accessible for aesthetes of all ages. KEY SELLING POINTS • Vivid colour and playful rhyme bring these iconic feats of design and architecture to life. • A perfect gift to parents who want to share their interest in design with their children. • It’s never too early to encourage a discerning eye for timeless structure and style. • An ideal pick for art gallerys and museum gift shops. • Julie Merberg is the bestselling author of My First Book of Girl Power and The Big Book of Girl Power. ISBN 13: 9781941367391, 24pp board book, £9.99 Published by DOWNTOWN BOOKWORKS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe May 2018

Graphic Novel

EPIC OF GILGAMESH, THE Dixon, Kent H. & Dixon, Kevin H. (illus)

Arguably the oldest work of literature in the western world, The Epic of Gilgamesh is fittingly the first title in The Graphic Canon Presents series, an exploration of longer-form work associated with Russ Kick’s successful anthologies. Translated into English and presented here in its entirety as a graphic novel, this version of The Epic of Gilgamesh is a father/son project by scholar and translator Kent H. Dixon and his son, the comix artist Kevin Dixon, who bring a fresh take on this great work.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Building upon the success of The Graphic Canon series by Russ Kick, comes the first in a long-form series. • As well as appealing to graphic novel fans, this has scholarly cross-over potential. • A unique ‘enriched rendition’ of the classic text, using almost 30 different translations. ISBN 13: 9781609807931, 204pp p/b, £15.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe May 2018

JUNE 2018 Fiction - Scifi and Fantasy

DEVIL’S DUE Destroyermen #12 Anderson, Taylor

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy’s family and allies held prisoner by mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The twelfth title in the hugely popular Destroyermen series. • A terrific military SF crossed with alternate history series, which will also appeal to fans of military strategy. • With elements of post apocalyptic SF, it has found a lot of fans perfect for readers of David Weber and S.M Stirling. • Series has won high praise from the New York Times, Booklist, and SFRevu, amongst others. ISBN 13: 9780451470669, 528pp p/b, £7.99 Published by ACE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2018

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

PANICKED PREMONITION, A Psychic Eye Mystery #15 Laurie, Victoria

Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper is about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Her husband, Dutch, has a side business providing security and building panic rooms for wealthy clients. One morning, one of Dutch’s partners, Dave, goes missing... Then two of Dutch’s clients are found brutally murdered inside their brandnew panic room, and most of the evidence points to Dave as the killer. Abby’s got to use all her intuitive prowess to get to Dave first, discover the real killer, and save her husband’s business. KEY SELLING POINTS • Victoria Laurie is a real life psychic author who draws on her experience as an actual psychic intuitive. • Six of the titles in the Psychic Eye Mystery series have hit the New York Times mass-market bestseller list. • The fifthteenth book in a popular series. • A Panicked Premonition has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly, RT Book Reviews and Fresh Fiction. ISBN 13: 9780451473912, 368pp p/b, £6.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2018

Graphic Novel

FEAST OF FIELDS Karemaker, Sean

Feast of Fields is a reference to the picnics Karemaker took with his mother in the upper fields of his elementary school. It is a graphic biography of the artist’s mother who grew up in Denmark in an orphanage because her mother suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, and her father had left her and her siblings behind. She went on to raise her brothers from the age of seven. The story weaves between her story in the past and the present of the 1990s in British Columbia. KEY SELLING POINTS • A tribute to the qualities of selflessness, sacrifice and love associated with motherhood. • The story will resonate with anyone familiar with immigration to Canada, poverty, or mental illness. • Karemaker constructs the graphic novel through a series of scrolls, creating a unique visual and narrative experience. ISBN 13: 9781772620252, 140pp p/b, £14.99 Published by CONUNDRUM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2018

Graphic Novel

WEEGEE: SERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Radigues, Max de and Mannaert, Wauter

The New York photographer Weegee often appeared on the scene immediately after accidents and crimes, sometimes even before the police got there. He photographed what he saw, and did not hesitate to stage his images. The position of a body would be altered slightly if that resulted in a better picture. His street photographs made him world famous. KEY SELLING POINTS • Follows the story of Weegee whose daring photographs made him world famous. • The authors have succeeded in beautifully capturing Weegee’s life using pictures. • The authors’ approach helps the reader identify with Weegee, so his rather tragic fate hits all the harder. • The distinctive drawings create the impression that you’re walking with Weegee through New York’s Lower East Side. ISBN 13: 9781772620238, 140pp p/b, £14.99 Published by CONUNDRUM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East June 2018


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NEWLY ANNOUNCED TITLES Lifestyle

KINFOLK VOLUME 28

SEPTEMBER 2018

Kinfolk

Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. It is the place to discover new things to cook, make and do. The growing international community is generous when it comes to sharing ideas for small gatherings and living a grounded, balanced lifestyle that is about connecting and making conversation.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives and cultivate connections. • The leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals. • Kinfolk’s 2016 rebrand was widely praised by Creative Review, It’s Nice That and many others. • Features stylish, beautiful photography and original essays from creatives around the world. • Kinfolk is a cultural phenomenon both in print and online. ISBN 13: 9781941815311, TBCpp p/b, £14.99 Published by KINFOLK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe June 2018

History

DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (REVISED AND UPDATED), A

Heffner, Richard D. & Heffner, Alexander B.

Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, now updated with new content such as Trumps inaugural address. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian Richard D. Heffner and journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents such as: The complete text of the Declaration of Independence, the complete Constitution of the United States, the Monroe Doctrine, the Emancipation Proclamation, and many more. KEY SELLING POINTS • This is the most popular anthology of primary documents in US history, and has sold over 1 million copies. • New material includes Trump’s inaugural address and select presidential tweets. • Also features speeches by senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Flake and Facebook posts by Mark Zuckerberg. • Richard D. Heffner produced his prizewinning public television series, Richard Heffner’s Open Mind, for over fifty years. • Alexander B. Heffner is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. ISBN 13: 9780451490018, 640pp p/b, £13.99 Published by SIGNET CLASSICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland June 2018

Poetry

BLACK QUEER HOE Kapri, Britteney Black Rose

Women’s sexuality is used as a weapon against them. In this stunning debut, Britteney Black Rose Kapri lends her unmistakable voice to fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power, in a world that refuses Black Queer women permission to define their own lives and boundaries. KEY SELLING POINTS • Increasing visibility in popular culture has led to a growing interest in explorations the voices of Black queer women. • Britteney Black Rose Kapri addresses fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power. • She is a 2015 Rona Jaffe Writers Award Recipient. ISBN 13: 9781608469529, 120pp p/b, £13.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East September 2018

Poetry

CITIZEN ILLEGAL Olivarez, Jose

In this stunning debut, poet Jose Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. He paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Combining wry humour with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender,class, and immigration using an everyday language that invites the reader in. Olivarez has a unique voice that makes him a poet to watch.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Combining wry humour with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, class and immigration. • He draws on the rich traditions of Latin and Chicago writers like Sandra Cisneros and Gwendolyn Brooks. • Jose Olivarez is the co-host of the podcast The Poetry Gods and his work has been published in the BreakBeat Poets. ISBN 13: 9781608469543, 120pp p/b, £13.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East September 2018

Fiction - Short Stories

EIGHT GHOSTS

JULY 2018 Graphic Novel

INFINITY COUNTDOWN Duggan, Gerry & Kuder, Aaron

As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost... all as the greatest galactic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a building! Watch as the path to Infinity opens before your eyes... and the END is near... Collects Infinity Countdown Prime #1 and Infinity Countdown #1-5.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The Avengers will return to the silver screen in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, out 4th May 2018. • Avengers: Infinity War will star almost every Marvel hero. • Written by the ever-popular Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy,Uncanny Avengers). • Illustrated by Aaron Kuder (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Death of X). • Cheaper than the US edition. ISBN 13: 9781846539367, 156pp p/b, £14.99 Published by PANINI COMICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East July 2018

Winterson, Jeanette; Perry Sarah; Porter, Max; et al

Rooted in place, slipping between worlds a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories. Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site. Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories. KEY SELLING POINTS • 8 ghost stories from acclaimed writers such as Sarah Perry, Jeanette Winterston, Andrew Hurley and Max Porter. • Each ghost story based on an English Heritage site, with events and press to support launch. • Historic and atmospheric settings; from Audley End to Pendennis Castle, cold war bunkers to Hadrian’s Wall. ISBN 13: 9781910463864, 224pp p/b, £8.99 Published by SEPTEMBER PUBLISHING Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle & Far East September 2018


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Graphic Novel

MARVELL - US TITLES Graphic Novel

BLACK PANTHER: SHURI - THE DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES (NEW PRINTING) Hudlin, Reginald & Lashley, Ken

Who is the Black Panther? Under the protection of the Black Panther, the African nation of Wakanda has thrived. But after attending a secretive, mysterious meeting, T Challa - the current Black Panther and ruler of Wakanda - returns home with severe injuries and locked in a comatose state. Though Wakanda is a powerful nation capable of defending itself, its power comes directly from its leader, the Black Panther - and in the event that T Challa doesn’t emerge from his coma, a successor must be chosen. For Shuri, younger sister of T Challa, the time has finally come to take up the mantle. But as she embarks on the dangerous ritual to become the new Black Panther, the stakes have never been higher. An unstoppable force is headed toward Wakanda: Morlun is back, and he’s hungry! Collecting: Black Panther 1-6. ISBN 13: 9781302914196, 144pp p/b, £12.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland May 2018

Graphic Novel

CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (NEW PRINTING) Hudlin, Reginald & Cowan, Denys

The finest heroes of a generation together on the front lines of WWII! For the first time ever, see the full story of the first meeting of Captain America and the Black Panther! It’s a World War Two adventure featuring a young Steve Rogers, the Black Panther and Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos in combat with the nastiest Nazi villains in the Marvel Universe Baron Strucker and the Red Skull! Collecting: Captain America/Black Panther: Flags Of Our Fathers 1-4 and Rise of The Black Panther 1 ISBN 13: 9781302914202, 120pp p/b, £10.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland July 2018

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: VENOM Nocenti, Ann, Michelinie, David & DeFalco, Tom

Meet Spider-Man’s deadliest foe! The webslinger may survive a mind-bending glimpse at life in the Mad Dog Ward, a run-in with Doctor Octopus and a Chance encounter. But the lives of Peter Parker and his new bride Mary Jane will be turned upside down when his former symbiotic costume and disgraced reporter Eddie Brock combine their mutual hatred of SpiderMan to become...Venom! In time for adventures with Silver Sable and Sandman, Spidey returns to the ol’ red-and-blues - but nobody ever drew them like Todd McFarlane! The cunning Fox and the calculating Chameleon await. Styx and Stone will break some bones, and Killer Shrike can hurt you too. But who kidnaps MJ? Plus, the heroic debut of Speedball! Collecting: Vol. 18: Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 295-310, Annual 22; Web of SpiderMan (1985) 33; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 133 ISBN 13: 9781302911423, 504pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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AVENGERS ARENA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Hopeless, Dennis, Gage, Christos & Walker, Kev

Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman teens - including members of the Runaways and Avengers Academy - are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor: Fight or die. And only one of them will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that tests the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant. Welcome to Arcade’s Murder World where secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game! Cammi and Hazmat battle the mysterious Deathlocket; X-23 and Juston Seyfert’s Sentinel join the fray... but who is the killer stalking the heroes in their sleep? Who are the students of the Braddock Academy? And why does Darkhawk equal death? As emotions run high and the bloody final battle draws ever closer, who will find a way to survive? Collecting: Avengers Arena 1-18 ISBN 13: 9781302911850, 408pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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AVENGERS: BACK TO BASICS David, Peter, Level, Brian & Ramirez, Juanan

First time in print! Legendary writer Peter David takes Earth’s Mightiest Heroes back to basics - beginning with a terrifying tale of Ragnarok! It could be the end for Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and the rest of the team, courtesy of the sun-swallowing Fenris Wolf! Only the Avengers can stand in the way of a Norse prophecy of doom! Then, there’s double trouble when a Captain Marvel impostor rewrites reality - and our heroes find themselves stuck in an alternate universe! Everything is turned upside down again when Kamala ‘Ms. Marvel’ Khan is thrown into the past and becomes... an original Avenger! But the stakes turn personal when someone close to Kamala gets hurt. With the future (present?) in the balance, Ms. Marvel must face down one of the Avengers’ deadliest foes! Collecting: Avengers: Back To Basics 1-6 ISBN 13: 9781302912635, 136pp p/b, £12.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER VOL. 4 David, Peter & Sliney, Will

Ben Reilly faces Damnation! As the demonic Hotel Inferno towers above the ruined Las Vegas skyline, the Scarlet Spider allies with new friends and old enemies to battle the forces of Mephisto! Ben is the Spider-Man who can’t die - the one who has slipped through Mephisto’s grasp time and again. But now, the demon’s obsession with the Parker clan may cost Ben more than his life! Will the King of Hell claim the ultimate prize? The soul of a certain wall-crawling, web-slinging friendly neighbourhood spider-clone?! Collecting: Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider 15-20 ISBN 13: 9781302911164, 136pp p/b, £14.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland October 2018


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BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST & TEXEIRA: THE CLIENT Priest, Christopher, Texeira, Mark & Evans, Vince

King T’Challa of Wakanda is not just a monarch - he is the Black Panther, ceremonial protector of the nation! And he fights an unceasing battle to protect his homeland from those who seek to plunder its amazing riches and technology. T’Challa has forged a fearsome reputation as a monarch, a warrior, and even an Avenger. But now a very different king hungers for Wakanda - a king of hell itself. And T’Challa, together with his deadly Dora Milaje, must battle to protect his people’s very souls! The Panther travels to America to fight his diplomatic and spiritual war on many fronts - and U.S. State Department special attach? Everett K. Ross, assigned to the visiting king, swiftly becomes a man far out of his depth. Christopher Priest kicks off a revolutionary era of Black Panther! Collecting: Black Panther (1998) 1-5 ISBN 13: 9781302914103, 136pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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CAPTAIN AMERICA BY MARK WAID: PROMISED LAND

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COLOR YOUR OWN VENOM Various

Nothing’s ever truly black and white with Venom! Is he Spider-Man’s fiercest foe, or a lethal protector of the innocent? Villain, vigilante or Guardian of the Galaxy? There are many shades to Venom’s world and now it’s up to you to supply them! The slimy pink of his tongue! The shiny blue of his sinewy muscles! The trail of blood red in his wake! All this and more is waiting for you to colour, on 60 pages of vibrant, violent, Venom-ous artwork featuring Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson and others who have shared a bond with the sinister symbiote! Grab your pens, pencils and crayons and follow Venom from his introduction by the legendary Todd McFarlane, through years of brutal battles with Spidey, clashes with Carnage and his time as a ‘hero’ - right through to the full-on explosion of the Venomverse! ISBN 13: 9781302912796, TBCpp p/b, £8.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA: GUARDIAN DEVIL Smith, Kevin & Quesada, Joe

Waid, Mark, Romero, Leonardo & Hughes, Adam

The year is 2314, and the grandson of Steve Rogers lives in the utopian America which his ancestor dreamed of. The legacy of Captain America has been realised - but something sinister lies beneath the surface! A family quest leads Jack Rogers into the bowels of the Earth, far from the idyllic surface - and a meeting with the descendant of another notable Marvel hero! It’s a very special look into the tomorrow of Captain America! Collecting: Captain America 701-704 ISBN 13: 9781302909932, 112pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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CLOAK AND DAGGER: PREDATOR AND PREY

Mantlo, Bill, Gillis, Peter B.& Austin, Terry

The lives of Cloak and Dagger take a dark turn! Nightmare seeks to use Cloak to destroy his old foe, Doctor Strange... and if Dagger can’t unravel the plot fast, Cloak will die! And while Dagger’s path is crossed by the Black Cat, the horrific Mr. Jip makes his debut! Why have he and his minions Day and Night targeted the light-and-darkness duo? Cloak and Dagger face the Punisher, Power Pack and the menace of Mayhem, but when Dagger’s soul is corrupted, it’s X-Factor to the rescue! But can the shattered duo survive Inferno? Plus: C&D face the threat of... Jack the Ripper?! Collecting: Strange Tales (1987) 3-6 (A Stories), 7, 8-19 (A Stories); Marvel Graphic Novel: Cloak and Dagger - Predator And Prey; Cloak and Dagger/ Power Pack: Shelter From The Storm; Mutant Misadventures Of Cloak and Dagger 1-4 ISBN 13: 9781302913892, 456pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

A scared teenager on the run. An infant child that some say is humanity’s saviour. A former lover whose life is now hobbled by a terrible secret. A law partner accused of a horrible crime. A city being overcome by an inscrutable menace. They need a guardian. Someone to protect them. Someone with faith in them. They need the Man Without Fear: Daredevil! The Marvel Knights imprint’s very first offering, ‘Guardian Devil’ is a modern classic, one that found Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) confidently transitioning from writing acclaimed screenplays to comics that hit the top of the sales charts and critics’ lists. It also found artist Joe Quesada at his peak, as the stylist who would usher Marvel Comics into the 21st century! Collecting: Daredevil (1998) 1-8, 1/2 ISBN 13: 9781302913885, 232pp p/b, £16.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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DEADPOOL BY POSEHN & DUGGAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 4 Posehn, Brian, Duggan, Gerry & Kolins, Scott

The end of an era for the Merc with the Mouth! And it begins with Wade Wilson getting his Axis handed to him, as he gives up violence and finds peace as Zenpool! But what good will that do him when the inverted X-Men wreak havoc? Then, the good folks at the Roxxon Corporation bring you a special educational story about gamma fracking! The late Logan is mourned! Deadpool takes on Omega Red, goes tomb raiding with Shiklah and faces every last vengeance-seeking terrorist of Ultimatum! Learn what Wade was up to during the Infinity Gauntlet, and witness Deadpool’s Insufferable Pals! And, as the last days of the Marvel Universe draw near, it’s finally time for Deadpool to die! Collecting: Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America 1, Deadpool (2012) 35-45, material from Deadpool Annual (2016) 1 ISBN 13: 9781302911409, 376pp p/b, £29.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018


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DEADPOOL: WORLD’S GREATEST VOL. 5

Duggan, Gerry, Hawthorne, Mike & Lolli, Matteo

Things haven’t been great for Wade Wilson recently, and now he’s got it into his head that there might be a solution. One that takes him to the edge of the Marvel cosmos and back again! Then, Wade Wilson trusts Steve Rogers implicitly - how could he not? But that faith is about to be put to the test, big time, when Captain America ushers in his Secret Empire! Who’s the guy in Hydra green the chicks all call a sex machine? Deadpool! You’re darned right. But could it be that Wade’s on the wrong side of history on this one? Plus, in a secret story known only to compulsive Deadpool variant-cover collectors, Odin ejects the regenerating degenerate from reality - and into the cover-verse! Collecting: Deadpool 30-36, Deadpool Secret Comic Variants ISBN 13: 9781302913304, 248pp h/b, £29.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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DESTROYER BY ROBERT KIRKMAN

Kirkman, Robert, Arcudi, John & Lee, Stan

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and his Invincible collaborator Cory Walker put a fresh shine on a Golden Age hero! They don’t make ‘em like Keene Marlow anymore. As the Destroyer, Marlow fought some of the world’s greatest evils and survived to tell the tale. But in his twilight years, Marlow has finally met his match: a bum heart. Facing impending death, he must tie up all his loose ends - which means eliminating all his grudge-holding old enemies, including arch-nemesis Scar! The Destroyer can cut a bloody swath through the underworld, but can Marlow survive long enough to complete his final mission? Plus, the Destroyer’s rarely seen Golden Age origin... and more tales from his past! Collecting: Destroyer (2009) 1-5, USA Comics 70th Anniversary Special 1; material from Mystic Comics (1940) 6, Midnight Sons Unlimited 9, Marvel Comics Presents (1988) 156 ISBN 13: 9781302913267, 224pp p/b, £20.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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EARTH X TRILOGY OMNIBUS: ALPHA

Krueger, Jim, Ross, Alex & Leon, John Paul

Comic art master Alex Ross offers his dark vision of the Marvel Universe’s future - together with writer Jim Krueger and artists John Paul Leon and Doug Braithwaite! The saga begins in a world where everyone has super powers - and Reed Richards sets out to cure a calamity he fears he may have caused. Meanwhile, a battle-weary Captain America struggles to defeat a horrific new enemy of freedom - and Celestial forces beyond comprehension threaten a fate that only the Watcher suspects. Could it be that Earth itself is doomed - or can a new generation of heroes, including the legendary Mar-Vell reborn, save humanity? Be here for bold reimaginings of the Avengers, X-Men, Inhumans, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and more! Collecting: Earth X 0-12, 1/2, X, Epilogue, Sketchbook; Universe X 0-12, X, 4, Spidey, Cap, Beasts, Iron Men, Omnibus ISBN 13: 9781302913175, 1304pp h/b, £104.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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EXILES VOL. 1

Ahmed, Saladin & Rodriguez, Javier

Don’t Blink - the Exiles are back! The fan favourite teleporter from the Age of Apocalypse was once the lynchpin of an interdimensional team determined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, Blink’s talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of reality, the Unseen - the man once known as Nick Fury, who can now only watch Earth from a lofty post on the Moon - recruits her as his champion to save all that is. But Blink can’t do it alone. She’ll need a team drawn from across the Marvel Multiverse. Which surprising heroes will join the new Exiles - and can they ever go home again? Collecting: Exiles 1-5 ISBN 13: 9781302911652, 112pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland October 2018

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY GERRY DUGGAN OMNIBUS Duggan, Gerry, Kuder, Aaron & Irving, Frazer

A new era of cosmic adventure begins - with the Guardians caught between the Collector and the Grandmaster! And that’s bad news when Groot can’t grow any bigger than baby-sized, Drax has sworn off violence, and Gamora is hiding something! Can the gang get it together before they find themselves in the middle of a war between the Nova Corps and the shadowy Fraternity of Raptors? Hydra’s Secret Empire brings the Guardians back to Earth - but who will blast back off with them as their newest member? And the hunt for the Infinity Stones begins - a search that involves our ragtag renegades becoming... Novas?! And no Infinity quest can be complete without Adam Warlock! Collecting: All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy 1-12, Guardians Of The Galaxy (2017) 146-150, material from Free Comic Book Day 2017 (All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy) ISBN 13: 9781302913151, 408pp h/b, £62.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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HULK BY MARK WAID & GERRY DUGGAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Waid, Mark, Duggan, Gerry & Sitterson, Aubrey

Bruce Banner lies at death’s door, shot in the head by an unknown assailant. And only the Hulk can save him! But as Banner goes to a dark place, he could drag the Avengers down with him. A secret that smashes Bruce Banner and Tony Stark’s friendship is revealed - and when Stark takes extreme measures to save Banner’s life, a new Hulk emerges. Call him Doc Green. He’s intelligent, ruthless, and plans to cure everyone transformed by gamma radiation - whether they like it or not! We’re talking Rick ‘A-Bomb’ Jones, multiple She-Hulks... and Thunderbolt Ross, the Red Hulk! But Ross won’t go down without one hell of a fight. And will Doc Green’s peacekeeping plans accidentally unleash an even greater threat? The next step in the Hulk’s evolution is here! Collecting: Hulk (2014) 1-16, Annual 1; Original Sin 3.1-3.4 ISBN 13: 9781302913199, 504pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018


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HULK: WORLD WAR HULK II Pak, Greg & Barberi, Carlo

Following his apocalyptic adventure on Planet Hulk, Amadeus Cho returns to Earth - but the raging monster inside of him has been unchained, leading to dire consequences for anybody who crosses the Formerly Awesome Hulk’s path! Amadeus Cho has always thought of himself as the fun Hulk - the Totally Awesome Hulk. But now the Dark Hulk within him is calling the shots with brutal consequences for anyone who’s ever wronged Amadeus or stood in his way. Get ready for Amadeus unleashed and cataclysmic smashing in the heart of New York as our hero - and the world - finally learns just what the curse of the Hulk is all about. Collecting: Incredible Hulk 714-717, TBD ISBN 13: 9781302909970, 112pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland October 2018

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INFINITY COUNTDOWN Duggan, Gerry, Deodato Jr., Mike & Kuder, Aaron

The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielders great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Once thought lost, the Infinity Stones have re-formed and are scattered throughout the universe... and as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will set the universe down a dark path...to the end! As the ultimate race for power begins, the universe’s greatest heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone somehow grown to the size of a building! The Chitauri are in on the action, as are the Raptors, Novas and the Guardians of the Galaxy! But when Adam Warlock enters the fray, his next move will set the stage for cosmic chaos to come! The universe-shaking event of 2018 is here! Collecting: Infinity Countdown Prime 1, Infinity Countdown 1-5, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock 1 ISBN 13: 9781302913557, 256pp h/b, £29.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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INFINITY COUNTDOWN COMPANION

Duggan, Gerry, McCann, Jim & Sims, Chris

The events of the Infinity Countdown are felt across the Marvel Universe! Carol Danvers holds the Reality Stone - and with it meets the Captain Marvels of many worlds! Daredevil battles to keep Hell’s Kitchen safe from the influence of the Mind Stone! And NYPD cop Chris Powell protects and serves in space as Darkhawk - the galaxy’s best line of defence against the Fraternity of Raptors! All this plus... Black Widow! Don’t miss this blockbuster tie-in to the most explosive Marvel event of 2018! Collecting: Infinity Countdown: Black Widow, Infinity Countdown: Captain Marvel, Infinity Countdown: Daredevil, Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk 1-4 ISBN 13: 9781302913090, 112pp p/b, £20.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION: THE FURY OF IRON FIST

Claremont, Chris, Thomas, Roy & Wein, Len

A Himalayan expedition to find the mystical city of K’un-Lun left nine-year-old Daniel Rand’s parents dead. But Daniel found the path to K’un-Lun, and spent a decade there training under its immortal inhabitants - where he became an unmatched master of martial arts and spiritual control! Armed with the shattering power of the iron fist, Daniel left immortality behind to return to the Western world and avenge his parents’ deaths! In tales packed with wall-to-wall kung fu action, Iron Fist runs a gauntlet through the death cult, ninja adversaries and mystic dimensions - joined by Misty Knight and Colleen Wing! Iron Fist’s skill in both mind and body will be tested -culminating with his final showdown with the Steel Serpent! Collecting: Vol. 1: Marvel Premiere (1972) 15-25, Iron Fist (1975) 1-15, Marvel Team-Up (1972) 63-64 ISBN 13: 9781302912840, 528pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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IRON MAN 2020 (NEW PRINTING)

McDonald, Ken, Schiller, Fred & DeFalco, Tom

The armour is familiar, but the man inside isn’t who you’d expect! He’s Arno Stark, the cold and hardhitting Iron Man of the future - and Tony Stark’s descendant has quite a legacy to live up to. Catch all the futuristic action as Arno battles Spider-Man and Blizzard in a time-travelling adventure to stop a nuclear terrorist; faces Machine Man at the behest of Tony’s old foe Sunset Bain; and clashes with the original Death’s Head, industrial saboteur Wellington Marcus and the high-flying Commodore Q! Can Arno overcome his foes - and himself - to become the hero he’s modelled himself after? Collecting: Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) 20, Machine Man (1984) 1-4, Death’s Head 10, Iron Man 2020 1, Astonishing Tales: Iron Man 2020 (digital) 1-6, material from What If? (1989) 53 ISBN 13: 9781302913908, 304pp p/b, £29.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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IRON MAN: ARMOR WARS (NEW PRINTING) Layton, Bob, Michelinie, David & Windsor-Smith, Barry

Tony Stark is an inventive genius dedicated to creating technology for the betterment of humanity. And Stark’s greatest creation is a modern-day miracle: the invincible Iron Man armour! But when Stark discovers that the same top-secret tech he used to create Iron Man is now in the hands of several deadly super villains, he feels responsible for the evil they have done. In the face of objections from his government, friends, colleagues and fellow super heroes, Stark swears to use the power of Iron Man to bring the evil to an end - and to take back what’s his. Beetle, Stilt-Man, Controller, Stingray, Firepower, the Mandroids and the Guardsmen don’t know it yet, but they’ve got a problem. The world’s most powerful force for good isn’t playing by the rules anymore. And he’s coming for them. Collecting: Iron Man 225-232 ISBN 13: 9781302913915, 208pp p/b, £20.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland October 2018


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LOCKJAW

Kibblesmith, Daniel, Slott, Dan & North, Ryan

At long last, the giant-size dog has his day! When Lockjaw learns that his long-lost littermates are in danger, he must spring into action to save them! Are they Inhuman like him? Can they teleport? Could they possibly be as gosh-darned cute as their big brother? And where is Lockjaw headed with washed-up hero D-Man?! Would you believe, the Savage Land! But Zabu, the world’s last sabretoothtiger, isn’t happy to see them! And what the heck does the curly-tailed Spider-Ham have to do with Lockjaw’s quest? Plus, what a revoltin’ development for the Thing: When he spends the day looking after Lockjaw... it’s slobberin’ time! And more shaggy dog stories featuring the Inhumans’ teleporting hound! Collecting: Lockjaw 1-4, Thing (2005) 4; material from Girl Comics (2010) 2, Original Sins 1, Inhumans: Once and Future Kings 1-5 ISBN 13: 9781302912529, 136pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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MOON KNIGHT BY LEMIRE & SMALLWOOD Lemire, Jeff, Smallwood, Greg & Francavilla, Francesco

Marc Spector (A.K.A. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/ Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime’s worth of medical records, it calls his whole identity - identities - into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc himself? Delve deep beneath the mask of Moon Knight to meet the many men inside his head! While Steven Grant prepares for a box-office smash, Jake Lockley is arrested for murder! And as the muddled mind of Moon Knight reaches its limit, the secrets of his past are revealed in a story of birth, death and rebirth unlike any other. Trapped outside of reality, Moon Knight’s survival depends on answers - but Marc Spector is plagued by nothing but questions! Collecting: Moon Knight (2016) 1-14 ISBN 13: 9781302912857, TBCpp h/b, £29.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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NEW WARRIORS: DARKNESS AND LIGHT Nicieza, Fabian, Robertson, Darick & Brasfield, Craig

As the Infinity War begins, Speedball and Rage take on their doppelgangers! But when the Warriors head to the Middle East to fight a whole different kind of war, they must face harsh truths - and make impossible decisions! Night Thrasher steps out of the Warriors’ shadow to take care of business - learning the four key steps to control his own destiny! But when the Darkforce, source of Silhouette’s powers, threatens to engulf New York City in eternal shadow, the Warriors - along with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange - must face the darkness within! Plus: Will Cloak and Dagger join the team? Who is (or are?) Turbo? And the imprisoned Marvel Boy begins his journey to justice! Collecting: New Warriors (1990) 27-36, Annual 3; Night Thrasher: Four Control 1-4; material from Marvel Holiday Special 2 ISBN 13: 9781302913717, 408pp p/b, £29.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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SPIDER-MAN VS. VENOM OMNIBUS DeFalco, Tom, Michelinie, David & Simonson, Louise

Spider-Man meets his deadliest foe, as a rivalry for the ages is born! When Spidey’s symbiotic alien black costume takes a new host, Eddie Brock - who hates Spider-Man - together they become the lethal Venom! They’ll stop at nothing to take their revenge on Peter Parker...Plus the sinister symbiote sinks his teeth into Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Quasar, Darkhawk and the Avengers, in this complete compendium of Venom’s earliest appearances! Collecting: Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 258, 300, 315-317, 332-333, 346-347, 361-363, 374, 378-380; Web of Spider-Man (1985) 1, 95-96, 101-103; Quasar 6; Avengers: Deathtrap - The Vault GN; Darkhawk 13-14; Spider-Man: The Trial Of Venom; Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits Of Vengeance 5-6; Spider-Man (1990) 35-37; Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 201-203; material from Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 373, 375, 388, Annual 25-26; Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 12; Web Of Spider-Man Annual 8; Marvel Comics Presents (1988) 117-122; Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) 1-2; Venom subplot pages. ISBN 13: 9781302913205, TBCpp h/b, £104.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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STAR WARS: DARTH VADER - DARK LORD OF THE SITH VOL. 3 Soule, Charles & Camuncoli, Giuseppe

As the Empire’s grip tightens on the galaxy, the stirrings of a rebellion begin in the Mon Cala system. The fearsome Darth Vader knows that order must be maintained at all costs - and this time the job of snuffing out hope falls to Vader, his inquisitors... and Wilhuff Tarkin! To bring Mon Cala to heel means finding the surviving Jedi that foments this unrest. No tolerance for rebellion can be afforded... but how far will Vader go to complete his mission? The Dark Lord of the Sith goes in for some wet work in this brutal story! Collecting: Darth Vader 13-18 ISBN 13: 9781302910563, 136pp p/b, £14.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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STAR WARS: THRAWN Houser, Jody & Ross, Luke

He’s one of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of Star Wars! Now, discover how Grand Admiral Thrawn became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. Jody Houser and Luke Ross adapt Timothy Zahn’s New York Times best-selling novel about Thrawn’s rise through the Imperial ranks! Meet young Lieutenant Thrawn, who graduated the Imperial Academy with the highest marks possible. He’s been assigned his own personal assistant, Ensign Eli Vanto, and is ascending quickly but that doesn’t mean that everyone in the Imperial army wants him to succeed. And Thrawn isn’t the Empire’s only rising star - so is Arihnda Pryce. The two rivals’ paths will cross, and tensions will run high, when they discover a dark secret within the Empire... Collecting: Star Wars: Thrawn 1-6 ISBN 13: 9781302911560, 136pp p/b, £14.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018


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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 2

Slott, Dan, Gage, Christos & Stegman, Ryan

The stunning conclusion of Otto Octavius’ superior saga! Having taken over Peter Parker’s body and life, Doctor Octopus is determined to be a better SpiderMan than Peter ever was. And if his clashes with Spider-Man 2099, the Black Cat and Blackout are any indication, he just might be! But as ‘Peter’ earns his doctorate and starts his own company, dark forces gather. Flash Thompson is back in town, and he’s brought the Venom symbiote with him! Both know Spidey very well, so will they sense something off about the Superior Spider-Man? And when the Green Goblin takes control of New York’s Underworld, Otto faces his final battle. The Superior Spider-Man must bring down the Goblin Nation - even if it means his own defeat, and the rebirth of an amazing hero! Collecting: Superior Spider-Man 17-31, Annual 1-2 ISBN 13: 9781302911836, TBCpp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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VENOM ADVENTURES Marvel Comics

When Spider-Man gets himself a cool new blackand-white costume, that ol’ Parker luck must finally be turning, right? Wrong! In the ultimate fashion nightmare, the costume is alive - and it doesn’t want to come off! If Peter can somehow get out of the black and back into the red-and-blues, the poor shunned symbiote will bear a grudge - and when it finds Eddie Brock, who is no fan of Spider-Man himself, the terrifying Venom is born! He’s destined to be the wall-crawler’s deadliest villain. But if that doesn’t work out, he’ll be Spidey’s sidekick instead! It’s hard to work out which is worse! Plus, a rivalry for the ages is born when the Venom symbiote bonds with... Peter’s best pal, Harry Osborn! Collecting: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man (2005) 21, 24, 35; Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man 16, 19 ISBN 13: 9781302913632, 112pp p/b, £8.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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VENOM BY CULLEN BUNN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Bunn, Cullen, Yost, Chris & Silas, Thony

One of comics’ wildest writers takes on the symbiotic super hero! Flash Thompson, the Secret Avenger called Agent Venom, faces Daimon Hellstrom and the Monsters of Evil in a battle to save his soul! But when Venom’s psychopathic offspring targets the Microverse, Flash and the new Scarlet Spider must put their rivalries aside to handle the madness of Carnage! Venom says farewell to New York and heads to Philadelphia - but Toxin follows soon after. And the pair of lethal symbiotes may unwittingly unleash something even more deadly! Can Flash battle side-by-side with the original Venom, Eddie Brock, to save the City of Brotherly Love? Plus underworld boss Lord Ogre! The killer called Crossbones! And... a symbiotic sidekick?! Cullen Bunn’s explosive Venom run is collected in full! Collecting: Venom (2011) 23-42, 27.1; Minimum Carnage: Alpha, Omega; Scarlet Spider (2012) 10-11 ISBN 13: 9781302913649, 536pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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VENOM VOL. 4

Costa, Mike, Walker, Tigh & Bagley, Mark

Cured of the metabolic disorder that was affecting the symbiote’s mental state, Venom is back to acting like his old Lethal Protector self. But his recent actions in battling his way through New York City won’t go unpunished, and Venom is about to discover that the hard way - when the wall-crawling super-sleuth known as Spider-Woman kicks in his door! And soon, Eddie Brock learns a terrible truth: the symbiote has been keeping an earth-shattering secret from him. After years together, off and on, this is the one secret that their symbiotic relationship might not bounce back from... Collecting: Venom 161, 164-165, TBD ISBN 13: 9781302909833, 112pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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VENOM: ALONG CAME A SPIDER? Hama, Larry, Skolnick, Evan & Kaminski, Len

It’s Venom vs. Spider-Man once again... for the first time! Eddie Brock takes on a very different webslinger: Ben Reilly! With Venom a wanted man and Eddie’s ex-wife Anne Weying caught in the middle, a deadly rivalry is reborn! And when the symbiotehunting alien Xenophage targets Venom, this time it’s Eddie’s brain in danger of being eaten! Meanwhile, four imprisoned symbiotes join together to become Hybrid - but how will this unstable new hero be judged by the Jury? And as Venom’s hunger threatens to overwhelm him, can Eddie keep his ‘other’ in check - or will everyone’s favourite symbiote become a crazed cannibal killer? Either way, Venom’s in for a world of hurt - courtesy of Dr. Paine! Collecting: Venom: Along Came A Spider 1-4, Venom: The Hunted 1-3, Venom: The Hunger 1-4, Material From Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995 ISBN 13: 9781302913625, 392pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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VENOM: DARK ORIGIN Wells, Zeb & Medina, Angel

On the unlikely day when an embittered, washed-up journalist met a spurned symbiotic organism from an alien planet, a force of evil and vengeance like no other in the Marvel Universe was born: Venom! But was his origin as simple as that? From the saga of the Sin-Eater to the super hero of Secret Wars, discover the events that brought Eddie Brock together with his symbiotic ‘other’ -and the twin corruptions doomed to combine this wreck of a man and jealous monster to form Spider-Man’s deadliest foe! Learn the never-before-seen truth about Venom’s past and the symbiote’s home planet! And witness the moment when the entity blackens Brock’s heart, tars his soul - and sets him on the fateful path of brutal revenge against his hated enemy! Collecting: Venom: Dark Origin 1-5 ISBN 13: 9781302912802, TBCpp p/b, £12.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018


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VENOM: PLANET OF THE SYMBIOTES

Michelinie, David, Hoover, Dave & St. Pierre, Joe

Fearing the growing influence of his ‘other,’ Eddie Brock takes the drastic step of splitting himself from the Venom symbiote! But the unwitting result is a fullscale invasion of Earth by its alien race! As more and more humans are taken as hosts, Eddie must team with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider to save Earth from being overrun. And to do so, they must journey to the Planet of the Symbiotes! But whose side will the Venom symbiote be on? And amid all the chaos, Carnage awakens from his coma - and plans to absorb as many symbiotes as he can! Can our heroes deal with a 50-foot-tall psychopath? It’s a symbiotic sci-fi super hero spectacular! Collecting: material from Amazing Spider-Man Super Special, Spider-Man Super Special, Venom Super Special, Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special, Web Of Spider-Man Super Special ISBN 13: 9781302913656, 128pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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VENOM: TOOTH AND CLAW

Hama, Larry, Kaminski, Len & Velez, Ivan

Venom and Wolverine enter the jaws of death! When the two lethal heroes are thrown into an unwilling interdimensional adventure, even in space you’ll still hear the screams! Then, the law finally catches up with Eddie Brock - and Venom goes on trial! But even with Matt ‘Daredevil’ Murdock on defence, what possible verdict could hand Venom a license to kill?! That’s right - Venom becomes a hired gun for the government! But when he targets Ghost Rider and J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man must intervene! The bitter feud between Peter Parker and Eddie Brock is reignited - but can Spidey finally bring about Venom’s big finish? Collecting: Venom: Tooth & Claw 1-3, Venom: On Trial 1-3, Venom: License To Kill 1-3, Venom: Seed Of Darkness -1, Venom: Sign of the Boss 1-2, Spider-Man: The Venom Agenda, Venom: Finale 1-3 ISBN 13: 9781302913663, 408pp p/b, £33.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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WARLOCK: SECOND COMING Pak, Greg & Adlard, Charlie

Adam Warlock returns! In a world on the brink, humanity’s time is running out. But deep in the jungles of South America, a solution is being forged - one that will bring about a grand new utopia for planet Earth. And that solution is... Him! Created in the depths of ‘The Beehive,’ Adam Warlock is the final solution to the madness of mortals - but can this artificial man become a god? And if he can, will he be benevolent... or vengeful? Prepare yourself for the Second Coming of Adam Warlock, as the golden gladiator lays his judgment upon the world! Collecting: Warlock (2004) 1-4 ISBN 13: 9781302914097, 128pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN VOL. 8 Brisson, Ed & Talajic, Dalibor

New York’s new mayor, Wilson Fisk, has banned vigilantes from the Big Apple! But Logan may have information that can take the Kingpin down! Fisk won’t go down without a fight, though - now that he’s acquired political power, he’ll do anything to hang on to it! Which means that, even as Logan hunts down the Kingpin’s biographer hoping to get dirt on the big man, he himself is being targeted by... Bullseye! Prepare for a knock-down drag-out fight in the classic Marvel manner, pitting the best there is against the man who never misses in a bloody battle across Manhattan! Someone’s going to die! But... who?! Collecting: Old Man Logan 36-40 ISBN 13: 9781302910952, 112pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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X-MEN RED VOL. 1

Taylor, Tom & Asrar, Mahmud

Jean Grey is back - with her own team of X-Men! Reborn into a world she doesn’t recognise, Jean gathers allies old and new - including Nightcrawler, Namor and the All-New Wolverine - to face an evil that threatens to tear down Xavier’s dream by any means necessary! The red squad must infiltrate a topsecret compound in order to save a mutant they’ve never met. They’ll have to avoid guards armed with high-tech guns, protestors armed with burning hate, and Sentinels armed with...even bigger and more dangerous guns than the guards. All in a day’s work for the X-Men! But as battle rages in India, the newest recruit may be the key to the whole team’s survival! Gambit finds himself caught up the intensifying global frenzy of mutant hate - but could one of Jean’s oldest friends turn foe? Collecting: X-Men Red 1-5, X-Men Red Annual 1 ISBN 13: 9781302911676, 144pp p/b, £14.99 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018

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X-MEN: THE WEDDING OF CYCLOPS & PHOENIX

Nicieza, Fabian, Harras, Bob & Thomas, Roy

Wedding bells are ringing for the most star-crossed super hero couple of all... Scott Summers and Jean Grey! But there’s a ton of action to go with the romance - as the X-Men and Avengers must keep Magneto’s Acolytes from destroying Genosha, the mutant-killing Legacy Virus hits close to home, and Professor X decides to rehabilitate the monster known as Sabretooth! But love conquers all as Jean and Scott tie the knot at last - before a mind-bending honeymoon to the far future, where they must raise Cyclops’ long-lost son and overthrow the planet-conquering Apocalypse! Collecting: X-Men (1991) 26-35, Avengers (1963) 368-369, Avengers West Coast 101, Uncanny X-Men (1981) 307-310, Cable (1993) 6-8, X-Men Unlimited (1993) 3, Uncanny X-Men Annual (1992) 18, X-Men: The Wedding Album, What If? (1989) 60, Adventures Of Cyclops and Phoenix 1-4, material from Marvel Valentine Special ISBN 13: 9781302913229, 832pp h/b, £104.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland September 2018


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YOU ARE DEADPOOL Ewing, Al & Espin, Salva

Did you ever want to be Deadpool?! Of course you did! Well, now’s your chance - in this amazing roleplaying romp! YOU decide what choices Deadpool makes! YOU keep track of your scores as the story unfolds! YOU roll dice to combat various foes - and we’re watching, so no cheating! Determine your own destiny as you travel through Marvel history as Deadpool himself... meeting the Hulk in the swinging ‘60s! Smelling Man-Thing in the swampy ‘70s! Looking up Daredevil in the hard-boiled ‘80s! And more! Just be sure to avoid the many bad endings you could fall into...or suffer the consequences! Collecting: You Are Deadpool 1-5 ISBN 13: 9781302912383, 112pp p/b, £13.50 Published by MARVEL - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland October 2018

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9781302909178 | April 2018 | PB | £13.50

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Cable Vol. 1: Conquest

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