• 100 Manga Artists
    100 Manga Artists
    Mangificent: From Astro Boy to Akira, the superstars of the manga sceneSince the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan's comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. This revised and updated edition delivers the lowdown on the latest and the greatest makers and shapers of the manga scene.Through an A-Z directory, we discover the superstars--both human and fictional--of what is now a vast global industry, inspiring advertisers, filmmakers, creative professionals, millions of avid fans, not to mention an entire cosplay lifestyle, in which manga devotees in elaborate costume meet to celebrate the existence of their characters at huge conventions from Los Angeles to Leipzig.From classic maestros--like Osamu Tezuka (creator of Astro Boy) and Katsuhiro Otomo (creator of Akira)--to newcomers such as Hajime Isayama, each entry includes biographical and bibliographical information, descriptions of main characters, and of course plenty of examples of the artist's finest manga spreads and covers.About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German

    ISBN: 9783836526470
    Publication date: 25/01/2017
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Wiedemann, Julius
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    A deluxe hardcover edition of the wondrous space adventure that is the basis for Stanley Kubrick s Oscar-winning film part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction classic that has changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. On the moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent deep into our solar system. But before they can reach their destination, things begin to go very wrong. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn at the turn of the 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke takes us on a journey unlike any other. Brilliant, compulsive, and prophetic, and the basis for the immensely influential Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man s and technology s place in the universe and lives on as a landmark achievement in storytelling. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."

    ISBN: 9780143111573
    Publication date: 25/10/2016
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Clarke, Arthur C
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves.... 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made--brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick.... 2001 is finally here....

    ISBN: 9780451457998
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Clarke, Arthur C.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • 2023
    2023
    Well we're back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT. Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story - an end of days story, a final chapter story. But one with hope, even if the hope at times seems forlorn. The story contained in this trilogy is the latest telling. Here it is presented as a utopian costume drama, set in the near future, written in the recent past. Read with care. REMEMBERED - TOLD - TRANSCRIBED for K 2 Plant Hire Ltd.

    ISBN: 9780571338115
    Publication date: 23/08/2017
    Price: $32.99
    Author: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • 75 Years of DC Comics the Art of Modern Mythmaking
    75 Years of DC Comics the Art of Modern Mythmaking
    The Crown Jewel of Comics The DC universe as never seen before In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1-the first comic book with all-new, original material-at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time-the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics. More than 2,000 images-covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles-are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing, alongside year-by-year timelines and biographies of DC legends. The original XL edition of 75 Years of DC Comics was winner of the 2011 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book of the Year. This new edition brings you all the same DC glory in a more compact format.

    ISBN: 9783836554565
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $129.99
    Author: Levitz, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $129.99
  • Abaddon's Gate (#3)
    Abaddon's Gate (#3)
    For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

    ISBN: 9781841499932
    Publication date: 06/03/2014
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Corey, James S. A.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Abhorsen
    Abhorsen
    ISBN: 9781743316603
    Publication date: 01/09/2014
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Nix, Garth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Abyss Beyond Dreams (#1)
    Abyss Beyond Dreams (#1)
    The first volume in the Chronicles of the Fallers, The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton, is an exceptional novel exploring the mystery at the heart of the Commonwealth Universe. Fitting between the events of the Commonwealth Saga and the Void Trilogy, The Abyss Beyond Dreams is the first in an expansive duology, from the master of space opera. To save their civilization he must destroy it...When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is committed to finding out what really lies within the Void and if there's any truth to the visions they've received. Does human life really exist inside its boundary? But when Nigel crash lands inside the Void, on a planet he didn't even know existed, he finds so much more than he expected.
    Bienvenido: a world populated by the ancestors of survivors from Commonwealth colony ships that disappeared centuries ago. Since then they've been fighting an increasingly desperate battle against the Fallers, a space-born predator artificially evolved to conquer worlds. Their sole purpose is to commit genocide against every species they encounter. With their powerful telepathic lure - that tempts any who stray across their path to a slow and painful death - they are by far the greatest threat to humanity's continued existence on this planet. But Nigel soon realizes that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it ...

    ISBN: 9781447290971
    Publication date: 27/08/2015
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Hamilton, Peter F.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Agatha The Real Life of Agatha Christie
    Agatha The Real Life of Agatha Christie
    In December 1926, renowned crime novelist Agatha Christie vanished, sending shockwaves through British society. As the authorities scoured the country for her, theories and suspicions abounded: it was murder, a hoax, suicide, a publicity stunt, revenge. When she was finally located - ten days later, living under an assumed name in a hotel in Harrogate - she returned to normal life, refusing to explain what had happened. Despite Christie's reputation for final act revelations, this episode of her life would be forever shrouded in mystery. In their intriguing graphic novel Agatha, Anne Martinetti, Guillaume Lebeau and Alexandre Franc use Christie's enigmatic disappearance as a gateway to explore the life and character of the Queen of the Whodunit. Taking in her childhood in Torquay and her early attempts at writing, the authors chart Christie's development into a free-spirited and thoroughly modern woman who, among other things, enjoyed flying, travel and surfing. As her memorable characters take on case after case, we come to understand the events that inspired their adventures and made Christie the person she became.
    While her hugely successful career will be well known to many readers, this landmark graphic biography also delves into the detail of Christie's disappointments and personal difficulties in a way that paints the writer as a real person - funny, fallible and full of life. Spanning marriages and wars by way of archaeology and infidelities, Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie is an entertaining and dramatic portrait of the 20th century's best-loved crime writer, showing her triumphs, her failures and her increasingly fractious relationship with the one man she could never get the better of - her most famous creation, the fastidious Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.

    ISBN: 9781910593110
    Publication date: 05/05/2016
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Martinetti, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Agents of Dreamland
    Agents of Dreamland
    A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow, Arizona. Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened a week earlier for which neither has an explanation, but which haunts the Signalman.

    In a ranch house near the shore of the Salton Sea a cult leader gathers up the weak and susceptible -- the Children of the Next Level -- and offers them something to believe in and a chance for transcendence. The future is coming and they will help to usher it in.

    A day after the events at the ranch house which disturbed the Signalman so deeply that he and his government sought out help from 'other' sources, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory abruptly loses contact with NASA's interplanetary probe New Horizons. Something out beyond the orbit of Pluto has made contact.

    And a woman floating outside of time looks to the future and the past for answers to what can save humanity.

    Agents of Dreamland is a new Lovecraftian horror novella from award-winning author Caitlin R. Kiernan.



    ISBN: 9780765394323
    Publication date: 28/03/2017
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Kiernan, Caitlin R
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Akira (#1)
    Akira (#1)
    Akira 1 introduces readers to a gritty Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that levelled Tokyo. At the core of the agency's motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

    ISBN: 9781935429005
    Publication date: 13/10/2009
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Otomo, Katsuhiro
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $54.99
  • Akira (#2)
    Akira (#2)
    In the 21st Century, Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of a Tokyo obliterated by a monstrous psychokinetic power known only as Akira, a being who yet lives, secretly imprisoned in frozen stasis. Those who stand guard know that Akira's awakening is a terrifying inevitability. Tetsuo, an angry young man with immense-and rapidly growing-psychic abilities, may be their only hope to control Akira when he wakes. But Tetsuo is becoming increasingly unstable and harbours a growing obsession to confront Akira face to face.

    ISBN: 9781935429029
    Publication date: 22/06/2010
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Otomo, Katsuhiro
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $54.99
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