This year has been a Living Hell, but some damned fine work has reared its head.
Case in point, Sara Tantlinger’s CRADLELAND OF PARASITES, which becomes available in a trade paperback edition on Halloween. And, in the spirit of the impending “Spooky Season” we present to you the full wrap for her latest dive into darkness.
This is by design. We already have titles lined up for 2020, including Sara Tantlinger’s all-women horror anthology, Not All Monsters, and Andrew James Stone’s new book, The Ultimate Dinosaur Dance Off. We’ve fielded queries from authors interested in placing titles as far out as 2021. And, going forward (I’ve mentioned this previously), Rooster Republic, et al, will release no more than four books in a calendar year. This will give us plenty of time to devote to each individual title, as well as keep us from losing our collective minds.
Andrew Hook’s RoosterVision title has been getting a lot of good press, including a shout out in Black Static magazine.
Here’s what they had to say about Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel: A Personal Analysis:
“The personal stories that he adds, showing how the film affected his writing and remembrances of catching it on late night terrestrial television (as did I myself, back in the day), all help to ground the work and illuminate why it is so important to the writer. It is this personal slant I feel that puts clear water between books like this and the more objective Auteur volumes. At the end, for anyone who has seen the film, their appreciation will almost certainly be deepened by the light Hook shines on unfamiliar corners of the screen, while those who have never encountered Buñuel’s work will probably be encouraged to seek it out, which is a big part of what books like this are really all about, but either way you will have been entertained and enlightened.”
Because he is such a good sport, Andrew has agreed to put together a personal top-10 movie list for Rooster Republic. This will (hopefully) be a recurring item as authors lend their work to the RoosterVision line of books.
Read on to find out what Andrew considers his personal top-10!
The first entry in our RoosterVision series is now live on Amazon in print and on Kindle.
Rooster is dipping into the world of non-fiction this year, and we hope you join us for this new endeavor. We’ve got some really cool titles lined up!
Andrew Hook (his website) takes a look at the surreal, 1962 masterpiece THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (an essential viewing for a professed film lover) and even if you’ve never seen the film before, perhaps Hook will convince you to give it a try.
A year ago, Chris Kelso and I started talking about working on something a little different for Rooster Republic. We spoke about a handful of projects, but the one that stuck with the both of us would be a non-fiction imprint that would specialize in film, specifically cult classics, the types of movies that one may even consider… Bizarro.
And it has been a busy year, but the project is finally coming to fruition.
RoosterVision will begin releasing titles in February 2017. Read on to see what Kelso has to say about the project: