• 101 Works of Art
    101 Works of Art
    In this large, beautifully presented book, Christchurch Art Gallery showcases 101 treasures from its collection - paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand's most significant collected works. Enjoy thoughtful, conversational texts by Lara Strongman, Ken Hall, Felicity Milburn, Nathan Pohio, Peter Vangioni and Jenny Harper - written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting. Also includes insightful interviews with artists and curators. Deisgned by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Beehre, this will be the art book to buy this year!

    ISBN: 9781877375408
    Publication date: 18/12/2015
    Price: $79.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • 2023
    2023
    Well we're back again,They never kicked us out,twenty thousand years ofSHOUT SHOUT SHOUTDown 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 - TRANSCRIBEDfor K 2 Plant Hire Ltd.

    ISBN: 9780571340729
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Mu, The Justified Ancients of Mu
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • 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: $24.99
    Author: Corey, James S. A.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • Acceptance (#3)
    Acceptance (#3)
    The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy. It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown - navigating new terrain and new challenges - the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.

    ISBN: 9780008139124
    Publication date: 30/07/2015
    Price: $22.99
    Author: VanderMeer, Jeff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Across the Void
    Across the Void
    May Knox floats in space, the only survivor of a catastrophic accident. There is just one person who can save her: a man whose heart she broke, millions of miles away.

    It's Christmas Day, 2067.

    Silent Night drifts across the ruins of a wrecked spaceship, listing helplessly in the black. A sole woman, May, stirs within - the last person left alive of a disastrous first manned mission to Europa, a moon of Jupiter.

    There is only one person who can help her - her ex-husband Stephen, a NASA scientist who was heading up the mission back on Earth. Until, that is, she broke his heart and he left both her and the mission.

    Now May clings to life and it is only his voice travelling across the fathomless miles that can bring her home.

    In this twisty, gasp-inducing thriller, when each breath is a fight for survival, their relationship is the difference between life and death.

    'The best survival thriller since THE MARTIAN' -- JOHN MARRS

    ISBN: 9780751570724
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Vaughn, S.K.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Alice Payne Arrives
    Alice Payne Arrives
    It's 1788 and Alice Payne is the notorious highway robber, the Holy Ghost. Aided by her trusty automaton, Laverna, the Holy Ghost is feared by all who own a heavy purse.

    It's 1889 and Major Prudence Zuniga is once again attempting to change history - to save history - but seventy attempts later she's still no closer to her goal.

    It's 2016 and . . . well, the less said about 2016 the better!

    But in 2020 the Farmers and the Guides are locked in battle; time is their battleground, and the world is their prize. Only something new can change the course of the war. Or someone new.

    Little did they know, but they've all been waiting until Alice Payne arrives.

    ISBN: 9781250313737
    Publication date: 01/01/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Heartfield, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Alice Payne Rides (#2)
    Alice Payne Rides (#2)
    Alice Payne returns in the thrilling sequel to Alice Payne Arrives.

    After abducting Arthur of Brittany from his own time in 1203, thereby creating the mystery that partly prompted the visit in the first place, Alice and her team discover that they have inadvertently brought the smallpox virus back to 1780 with them.

    Searching for a future vaccine, Prudence finds that the various factions in the future time war intend to use the crisis to their own advantage.

    Can the team prevent an international pandemic across time, and put history back on its tracks? At least until the next battle in the time war.

    ISBN: 9781250313751
    Publication date: 05/03/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Heartfield, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • All Clear (#2)
    All Clear (#2)
    Traveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. But getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has turned Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal tourists into besieged citizens struggling to survive Hitler's devastating onslaught. And now there's more to worry about than just getting back home: The impossibility of altering past events has always been a core belief of time-travel theory - but it may be tragically wrong. When discrepancies in the historical record begin cropping up, it suggests that one or all of the future visitors have somehow changed the past - and, ultimately, the outcome of the war. Award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history.

    ISBN: 9780575099326
    Publication date: 12/07/2012
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Willis, Connie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • All Happy Families
    All Happy Families
    The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families.

    On a mid-August weekend in 1983, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area's quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into "the Hamptons." The weather is perfect; the tent is in place on the lawn.

    But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride and paterfamilias of the beachfront manse suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. Yet the wedding goes on at the insistence of Jeanne McCulloch's theatrical mother, for the sake of protocol and keeping up appearances. Instead of going on their planned honeymoon, the newlyweds stash their wedding presents in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrives armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign.

    So begins McCulloch's vivid memoir of her wedding weekend and its aftereffects. As she reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family and through her in-laws' lives as they all grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss.

    Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and heartrending, All Happy Families is McCulloch's clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own way.

    ISBN: 9780062234766
    Publication date: 20/05/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: McCulloch, Jeanne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • All Star Batman (#1)
    All Star Batman (#1)
    From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author of BATMAN, Scott Snyder, comes his newest Dark Knight project as a part of DC Universe Rebirth, ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 1- MY OWN WORST ENEMY!aSnyder is one of the most critically acclaimed authors in the comics world, with titles that include the genre-defining BATMAN VOL. 1- THE COURT OF OWLS, as well as BATMAN- BLACK MIRROR and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. But this time, he teams with Eisner Award-winning illustrator and comics legend John Romita Jr. (AVENGERS, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS- THE LAST CRUSADE) and critically acclaimed artist Declan Shalvey (MOON KNIGHT)!In this new graphic novel, Batman finds himself trying to help old friend Harvey Dent...now known as the villainous Two-Face! The Dark Knight accompanies his foe on a cross-country trip to fix his scarred face and hopefully end the Two-Face identity forever. But when the former Gotham City D.A. sets a plan into motion to free himself, the road gets bumpy and every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide comes out in force with one goal- kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to Bat-hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you've never seen them before!Following the success of COURT OF OWLS, DEATH OF THE FAMILY and ENDGAME, ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 1- MY OWN WORST ENEMY is the industry-shaking graphic novel for the Dark Knight, with one of the biggest creative pairings in DC Comics history sharing their take on one of the greatest heroes ever in ALL-STAR BATMAN VOL. 1! Collects issues #1-5.

    ISBN: 9781401274429
    Publication date: 12/09/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Snyder, Scott
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • All Systems Red (#1)
    All Systems Red (#1)
    In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.


    On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid - a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

    But when a neighbouring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

    ISBN: 9780765397539
    Publication date: 22/05/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Wells, Martha
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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