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A diverse collection of books with themes ranging from space travel, cars, and pirates to popular celebrities and national pasttimes.

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  1. MORE SEX, BETTER ZEN, FASTER BULLETS The Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Film

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Sale Price $26.95

    Post-WWII, creative freedom was scarce in Asia, but Hong Kong was a safe space for filmmakers seeking to profit from overseas Chinese markets and Chinatowns worldwide. This is the true story of the Hong Kong film industry, one that doesn’t skimp on the good bits: the hyperkinetic films themselves. Included are intrepid firsthand accounts of the culture, from stars like Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan and filmmakers like Tsui Hark and Ringo Lam. Packed with photos, some nudity. Learn More
  2. PS BOOK OF FANTASTIC FICTIONEERS Volume 2
    $69.00

    An unprecedented, profusely illustrated compendium celebrating over 100 writers and artists behind our rich legacy of fantasy, horror, and science fiction in comic books, literature, and cinema. 75 contributors give us major, original essays--contributors as distinguished as their subjects! For example, Bill Stout writes about Harvey Kurtzman; Bob Foster on Walt Kelly; Michael Gilbert on Basil Wolverton; William F. Nolan on H.G. Wells; Fred Hembeck on John Stanley; Julius Schwartz on Harlan Ellison; Sax Rohmer by Will Murray; etc. Learn More
  3. PS BOOK OF FANTASTIC FICTIONEERS Volume 1
    $69.00

    An unprecendented, profusely illustrated compendium celebrating over 100 writers and artists behind our rich legacy of fantasy, horror, and science fiction in comic books, literature, and cinema. 75 contributors give us major, original essays--contributors as distinguished as their subjects! For example, Bill Stout writes about L. Frank BaumWill Murray on John W. Campbell; Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. on Frank Frazetta; Harlan Ellison on Frank Herbert; David Gerrold on Robert Heinlein; Roy Thomas on Robert E. Howard; etc. Learn More
  4. STANLEY KUBRICK'S 2001 A Space Odyssey
    $35.00

    From the dawn of man to outer space to contact with mysterious alien forces, 2001 takes the viewer on an epic, unforgettable, mind-expanding journey. This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering an impressive oversized softcover and a completely remastered DVD of the film. Here is a glimpse of film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick's archives. Background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography. Learn More
  5. STANLEY KUBRICK'S BARRY LYNDON
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    Based on William Thackeray’s picaresque novel of 1844, the story of a social-climbing opportunist (Ryan O’Neal) who succeeds in marrying a beautiful aristocrat far above his social station (Marisa Berenson), only to see his gains undone by avarice and spite. Considered to be not only among Kubrick's finest achievements but a cinematic masterpiece without equal. Includes film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives; background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography; a fold-out film poster; and a complete DVD of the remastered film. Learn More
  6. STANLEY KUBRICK'S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
    $35.00

    This collection is part of the Making of a Masterpiece series, offering a behind-the-scene glimpse into cinematic milestones.Includes: film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, screenplay drafts, and other exclusive material from Stanley Kubrick’s archives; background about the making of the film, interviews with Kubrick, and an illustrated biography and filmography; a fold-out film poster; and a complete DVD of the remastered film. Based on the futuristic novel by Anthony Burgess--a masterwork of cinematic satire. Learn More
  7. THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS COMPENDIUM
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    A low-priced sampler of Freak Brothers stories--for the new reader or old fans not ready to pony up for the complete compendium (which we carry at $29.95). Four stories in full color. Shelton himself introduces the volume with a classic answer to the question "are the Freak Brothers based on real people?" Classic comic strips from the past 50 years, by one of the very best and funniest underground comics artists. Nudity and LOTS of drug use--but all in fun. Shelton's comics and books have now sold over 40 million copies worldwide in 17 languages. Learn More
  8. The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Regular Price: $29.99

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    Science fiction and fantasy reign over popular culture now. But it wasn't always thus. Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated-but-influential works, as well as little-known information, revealed in nice bite-sized chapters. Larger sections examine Film & TV, Literature, Art, Music, Fashion, Architecture, and Pop Culture, with dozens of smaller pieces in each section. 75 essays by 30 contributors including Neil Gaiman, Paul Tremblay and William Gibson! Learn More
  9. WOODSTOCK 3 Days of Peace & Music

    Regular Price: $59.95

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    This is the official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, very personally compiled by the festival's co-creator and co-founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's memories and insights into the most famous and influential festival of all time, with images of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead. Plus all kinds of behind the scenes pictures, and a chapter on creating the film. Learn More
  10. ZAPPED BY THE GOD OF ABSURDITY The Best of Paul Krassner

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    At the age of six, Paul Krassner became the youngest concert artist in any field ever to perform at Carnegie Hall. But a minor incident during his performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor led him to a profound revelation that changed his life. Krassner ultimately traded performing music for performing stand-up comedy and went on to found The Realist, the provocative magazine of news and satire whose motto was “Irreverence Is Our Only Sacred Cow.” Learn More

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