The Art of Ghost of Tsushima
Release Date: Mid Nov
One of the most noted elements of the recent Sucker Punch game Ghost of Tsushima is the amazing scenery, costumes and design elements that transported players to an almost cinematic experience of feudal Japan. This book captures not only the best of those images, but also the history and process behind them. A fascinating insight into a beautiful game.

God of War: Lore and Legends by Rick Barba
Last month it was an alphabet book, but this month we will return to God of War for a more serious book. This is a collection of lore and legends from the Nine Realms and Atreus and Kratos’ journey through them. Lots of backstory, bits and pieces, art and dossiers of characters and monsters and all the sorts of things that a fan would want to know. Great fun, and a very beautiful book too.

Pop Manga: The Cute and Creepy Colouring Book by Camila D’Enrico
Release Date: Early Dec
The colouring book trend was not something we really took part in as a store, however this is one that I think would make a great gift for anybody who is in to colouring and happens to be something of a nerd. It is inspired by manga imagery and in it you will find Monster girls and various ghosts and goblins and the strangeness that one can find in manga. It’s fun, it’s cute, it’s a little bit odd and would make a great gift for a manga fan who enjoys a bit of colouring in.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Release Date: Early Dec
Roughly 150 years ago, Alice in Wonderland was published featuring illustrations by John Tenniel, who was also a noted political cartoonist of the day. This is a new edition, also beautifully presented, but illustrated by Chris Riddell who, incidentally, is also a political cartoonist as well as an illustrator. Fans may be familiar with his regular work with Neil Gaiman, and this is a prime example of how beautifully Chris Riddell illustrates. A great book for Alice in Wonderland fans.

Sandman Boxed Set by Neil Gaiman
Release Date: Early Dec
Since The Sandman comic series, that mixes folklore, mythology and the contemporary world, is more than 20 years old, the content of this boxed set is not entirely new. It does however feature the return to the world prequel that Gaiman did in 2013, Overture, as well as The Dream Hunters and a few other bits and pieces that were written after the official end of the series. This edition has all of that across 3000 pages, 13 volumes. They are soft covers which makes them easy to read, and for an accessible price, so this is one for people who never got around to collecting Sandman stuff, or of you have a series that is starting to look a little bit ratty.

Doctor Who: The Monster Vault by Jonathan Morris, Penny CS Andrews  & Lee Johnson
Release Date: Early Dec
This rather flash new hardcover book is 300 pages of Doctor Who monsters, featuring every monster The Doctor has encountered with details on how dangerous they are, their various behaviours and how and where he encountered them. An absolute must for Doctor Who fans with plenty for old and new-who fans to explore. From the scary and the strange to the silly and bizarre, they’re all here. I didn’t realise just how many aliens and creatures The Doctor had encountered over the years, but they’re all here. Helpful, harmful, mysterious or incomprehensible, this book will try to answer any questions you may have (or never thought to ask) about them.

Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook by Ashley Craft
Release Date: Early Dec
It seems that cookbooks are all the rage, and you don’t really count as any kind of fandom until you’ve got one. Well, Disney is probably the biggest fandom in the world, so of course they need a cookbook. This one is unofficial but features a variety of recipes inspired by the world of Disney films. In here, you will find such things as Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whip, Blue Milk as featured in Star Wars, and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums.  Featuring 100 recipes, there’s bound to be something for every taste and culinary skill level.  

The Art of Star Trek: Discovery by Paula M Block
Release Date: Early Dec
I don’t know, but I might be getting too carried away with these art and design books. However, since Star Trek: Discovery is very popular and I have always been a Star Trek fan, I decided I might as well continue the way I have been going and get some of these.  This is a beautifully presented collection of art, design, backstory and trivia about Star Trek: Discovery. It’s one for fans of the series, or perhaps people who are interested in having a bit of a peek into why they might want to become one.

The Art of Star Trek: Discovery by Paula M Block
Release Date: Early Dec
I don’t know, but I might be getting too carried away with these art and design books. However, since Star Trek: Discovery is very popular and I have always been a Star Trek fan, I decided I might as well continue the way I have been going and get some of these.  This is a beautifully presented collection of art, design, backstory and trivia about Star Trek: Discovery. It’s one for fans of the series, or perhaps people who are interested in having a bit of a peek into why they might want to become one.

Star Trek: The Wisdom of Picard by Chip Carter
Release Date: Early Dec
This is a great little gift book for anybody who counts themselves as a Star Trek: Next Generation fan, as it collects some of the most quotable and profound things uttered by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the course of the seven seasons of the series. It’s a fun little book that will remind fans of their favourite episodes and will probably have a kernel of two of wisdom that you could translate into daily life. A great gift for you, or for someone else.

Liberty Realm by Cathy Ward
Release Date: Early Dec
I don’t recall where I first saw Cathy Ward’s art, though it was recently, but once I did, I realised I needed to get some copies of her portfolio for the store. Her art is a mixture of organic forms, strange occult and hermetic symbols, alchemy and psychedaelia. It’s slightly disturbing, very clever and utterly captivating. Liberty Realm is a collection of her art, and is well worth collecting for anybody who just likes beautiful things that draw them in and take their brains on strange imagery journeys.

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien (read by Andy Serkis)
Release Date: Mid Dec
There is a bit of confusion about whether or not this is going to be here in time for Christmas, but I would hate to have them on the shelf and have nobody know about it. This is an audio version of The Hobbit, unabridged and read by Andy Serkis, who I am sure most people will remember as the voice of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies. This is a beautiful way to experience The Hobbit and let Andy Serkis paint a movie in your mind.

Destiny Grimoire Anthology Vol 3
Release Date: Early Dec
There’s not much to say about this one, really, except to let Destiny players know that this is indeed the third volume in the companion lore book series to Bungie’s epic game, and that we will have plenty of copies. So if you’re a fan, or have one on your Christmas list, let us know and we will sort you out with one.

Umbrella Academy Library Ed Vol 3 by Gerard Way
Release Date: Late Dec
This is the third volume collecting the comic series of The Umbrella Academy. This hardcover collection gathers together the Hotel Oblivion series, issues 1 through to 7. These are beautiful collectors’ editions of the classic comic books and definitely a must for anybody who is a fan of the TV series and would like to get even deeper into the world and the lore behind it.

The Very Hungry Zombie & The Very Thirsty Vampire by Michael Teitelbaum
Release Date: Early Dec
These two, while not recent releases, are being re-issued this year, just in time for Christmas, and I must admit they are two of my favourites. They are wonderful parodies of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, one with a zombie and the other a vampire in place of our favourite peckish larval lepidoptera.  They’re great fun and done in the same beautiful style as Eric Carle’s original board book and they make terrific gifts for adults, or children that you want to end up being slightly disturbed.

How to Keep Dinosaurs by Robert Mash
Release Date: Late Dec
Imagine dinosaurs were still around and imagine we made some attempt to domesticate them. Imagine people wanted them as pets. Imagine they needed a guidebook to help folks understand which would make good pets, which would make bad pets and how to take care of them in any event. Well, here it is. How to Keep Dinosaurs by Robert Mash is funny, silly, but also very clever and full of very real dinosaurs and science, even if does allow itself to get a bit carried away.