From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
Seth Dickinson, Hank Green, R. F. Kuang, Martha Wells, Kiersten White
$35.00

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists:

• Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo.
• Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth.
• Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision.
• Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City.
• Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa’s tragic tale of loss and survival.
• Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship.

Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from:
Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub

All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.

X-Files: The Official Archives: Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena

X-Files: The Official Archives: Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena

X-Files: The Official Archives: Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena
Paul Terry
$50.00

When an X-Files fan opens up The X-Files: The Official Archives, they are gaining access—for the first time—to Agents Mulder and Scully’s notes, records, and visual evidence from actual X-File reports. Designed to mimic a collection of FBI case files and packed with such items as autopsy reports, mug shots, lab results, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, pages ripped from antique books on the occult, and security camera printouts, this fully authorized book is the only one of its kind. Detailing the agents’ investigations into 50 cases of cryptids, biological anomalies, and parapsychic phenomena—from the Flukeman to The Great Mutato to Pusher—The X-Files: The Official Archives showcases some of the show’s greatest villains (some dastardly, some just misunderstood), and instructs future agents on how to successfully investigate the paranormal.

Alice: Curioser and Curioser

Alice: Curioser and Curioser

Alice: Curioser and Curioser
Edited by Kate Bailey and Simon Sladen, Illustrated by Kristjana S. Williams
$50.00

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal for both adults and children?

This book explores the global impact of Alice in Wonderland across art, design and performance from the nineteenth century to today. It shows how Alice has been re-imagined and reinterpreted by each new generation: from the original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dali, and from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton’s latest interpretation

This beautiful, playful publication also includes specially commissioned interactive illustrations by award-winning artist Kristjana S. Williams, as well as quotes from an array of cultural creators from Stephen Fry to Tim Walker, Ralph Steadman to Little Simz about the profound influence of Alice on their work.

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan
Tom Shone
$40.00

A rare, intimate portrait of Christopher Nolan with the full cooperation of Nolan himself who opened up more fully than ever before in his talks with Tom Shone. In chapters structured by themes and motifs (“Time,” “Chaos”), Shone writes of Nolan’s thoughts on movies, on plots; on time, identity, perception, chaos, daydreams.

Here is Nolan on the evolution of his pictures, and the writers, artists, directors, and thinkers who have inspired and informed his films.

To write the book, Tom Shone, who has known Nolan for more than two decades and who spent months with the director, was given unprecedented access to Nolan’s notes, scripts, storyboards, and artwork.

In this riveting portrait of an artist, Shone deftly navigates Nolan’s themes, influences, and working methods (both in writing and directing). Here is his trans-Atlantic childhood (“It makes you feel very differently about the concept of ‘home'”) . . . how he dreamed up the plot of Inception lying awake one night in his dorm (“I prized the imaginative space of listening to music in the dark, thinking about things, imagining things, films, stories”) . . . his color-blindness and its effect on Memento (“People are fascinated by other people’s perception of the world and the way in which it differs”) . . . his obsession with puzzles and optical illusions . . . and much, much more.

The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky
Vincent Berniere
$39.99

A journey through Jodo’s personal life, his life in the theater, his rebirth as a 70s cinematic cult figure and and, of course, tales of his work on Dune, his unfinished cinematic masterpiece. No biography would be complete without an in-depth look into his life the world of comics, his collaborations with Mœbius, his passion for poetry, Tarot, Esoterism, spirituality, Mythical Cabarets, and the overall Jodo philosophy.

Harry Potter Paper Models

Harry Potter Paper Models

Harry Potter Paper Models
Moira Squier
$24.99

Harry Potter Paper Models contains all the materials and instructions needed to make 22 paper models of landmarks, buildings, and other places that appear in the Harry Potter Wizarding World. Create detailed replicas of Hogwarts castle, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, and Hagrid’s hut, along with other locations from all eight Harry Potter films. Also included are a special keepsake book with background information on the story and 22 trading cards packed with fascinating facts. Harry Potter fans of all ages will get a kick out of bringing their favorite magical sites to life with paper!