❉ The Black Archive’s twenty-fourth release makes for a thorough and far-reaching thesis that cannot fail to impress.
❉ ‘Scouse Pop’ is an a rare, documented insight into the economic and political backdrop which forged the music that came out of Liverpool during the ’80s and ’90s.
❉ Andrew Nette’s excellent monograph of Norman Jewison’s film is “one of the best examples of critical writing I’ve ever had the privilege of enjoying”.
❉ Bowie’s veteran sideman takes centre-stage in this readable, eclectic biography, thoroughly revised and updated for 2018.
❉ Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorised graphic novel adaptation written and illustrated by Bill Morrison.
❉ Life begins at 40 in the second volume of Kenneth Womack’s biography of the legendary producer.
❉ Stuart Douglas presents us with is that rarest of things: a completely original Holmes story, which remains true to the work of the original author.
❉ Colin Morgan stars in a full-cast audio dramatisation of H. G. Wells’ seminal sci-fi epic The War of the Worlds.
❉ Obverse Books have done it again with this release: classy, intelligent, easy to read, thought-provoking and a bit of a thrill.
❉ O’Connell writes with wit and repartee on the influence of “George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, a shark, two motherships, some gremlins, ghostbusters and a man of steel”.