Wednesday, October 1, 2008

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROCKET! FLYER

ALL THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURE DARING OF VINTAGE MOVIE MATINEE SERIAL HERO COMMANDO CODY, SKY MARSHALL OF THE UNIVERSE! ALL THE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ACTION OF 1950S
TELEVISION CULT CLASSICS FLASH GORDON AND CAPTAIN VIDEO!

MAKE WAY FOR A NEW RETRO SCIENCE FICTION THRILL-TALE THAT WILL HAVE YOU MARVELING AT ITS MELODRAMA, LAUGHING AT ITS LIGHTER MOMENTS, AND IN THE PAGE -TURNING GRIP OF BEYOND-THE-STARS FREE-FOR-ALL MANIA!


Tomorrow, the way it used to be!
SHAKE RATTLE & ROCKET
by DC Larson


What happens when a two-fisted Earth scientist, a brainy glamour-girl robot, and a curve-crazy kid saucer jockey blast off into outer space?


Plenty, brother! Plenty!



Journey with Captain Eddie Atomic, Kioko, and Spunky as they pilot the X-9 saucer-rocket on a rip-roaring astral course, battling alien dangers, facing off against a flying saucer hot-rodding teenage gang, and crushing an intergalactic takeover plot that imperils Earth, itself!



ADVANCE PRAISE FOR SHAKE RATTLE & ROCKET!


"This would be a very good movie serial, like in the 40s!"
- actor/writer/director CONRAD BROOKS, Ed Wood's Plan
9 From Outer Space




"After two paragraphs, I was hooked! When they make that movie, I want to do the soundtrack!"
- guitarist/singer BARRY RYAN, Rockats/solo



"As a dedicated reader of Horror Monsters Magazine and
Gene Vincent's 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' being the first record I ever
bought - trust me, DC Larson understands the humor and
the Rock'n'Roll that goes along with the whole 1950s outer
space/sci fi world...Little green men, indeed...Very cool stuff!"
- singer/guitarist DIG WAYNE, Buzz and the Flyers, JoBoxers,
Dig Wayne & the Chisellers




"A space-age, rock'n'roll fantasy which brought me back to my childhood days in the 1950s. But it takes place decades from now! (How weird is that?) It's great fun and exciting. So give it a read, already!" - Editor/writer/underground cartoonist JOHN HOLMSTROM, NYC's 1970s PUNK magazine




"Has everything a B-movie fan would want in a novel: space
zombies, hot rod saucers and a sexy female robot!"
- writer/director ERIC CALLERO, Flying Saucers Rock'n'Roll



"DC's retro-based vision of the future is much cooler and
more fun than the real thing will ever be!"
- singer/guitarist JIMMY TREMOR, The Tremors



"More fun than a zombie-filled, '57 Chevy racing from the graveyard, with a rockabilly soundtrack!"
- singer/guitarist NICK FALCON, The Young Werewolves




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Author statement

As a teenager in early 1970s Iowa, I gleefully corrupted myself with the most 'unrespectable' elements pop culture bore. Friday nights were devoted to lights-off worship of local TV reruns of bargain-basement horror and sci fi cinema. Rubbery monsters and pie-pan flying saucers enflamed my youthful imaginings, as did dog-eared copies of Marvel comics and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.

They provided escape from the boredom of the serious world, an escape
enhanced by the Rock'n'Roll that blared from a transistor radio.

Before writing Shake, Rattle & Rocket!, I researched recently-published sci fi novels. I was disappointed to find only volume upon volume dealing with mystical sorcerers, scimitar-hefting barbarians, post-apocalyptic miseries, or some combination of the three.

Many seemed interchangeable. Worst of all, each was deadly serious.

Where was the fun, the humor, the kicks of early sci fi and horror movies, of vintage comic books? For its part, Rock'n'Roll had become corporate 'Rock,' and was often stodgy and uninteresting.

I hope to throw open a neglected window on old-school sci fi entertainment that doesn't take itself too seriously and that offers the fun and escape many doubtless still crave.
- DC Larson

DC LARSON's rock'n'roll writings have appeared in Goldmine, Rockabilly Magazine, Counterpunch, Rock & Rap Confidential, Blue Suede News, and others.