We are very excited to announce that the first Electric Sheep anthology will be published on 16 May 2011by Strange Attractor Press. From the gutter to the avant-garde, The End: An Electric Sheep Anthologybrings together a mind-bendingly eclectic programme of films, authors, artists and directors to create a unique new vision of cinema past, present and future.
Follow Electric Sheep into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the bad girls of ’50s exploitation films, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, the human centipede, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s lost masterpiece Inferno, Ingmar Bergman’s visions of the end and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.
Contributors include Jack Sargeant, author ofDeathtrippping: The Extreme Underground; Jason Wood, author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema; James Rose, author of Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema; Greg Klymkiw, producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful; Frances Morgan, former editor of Plan B Magazine; Jim Harper, author of Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film; as well as the Brothers Quay and Peter Whitehead among many others.
My first vivid memory of the intersection of literary and gustatory sensibilities was my mother reading to me a children’s book about a precocious little girl who sneakily gobbles up a cherry pie with clotted cream in the pantry one day when she’s left at home alone. My mom and I spent the next few weeks dreaming about exactly how this pie would taste – cherry pie and clotted cream seemed so wonderfully exotic and whimsical back when I was a child growing up in Asia.
I’ve since gone on to read many many more books, and somehow I never seem to forget all the literary food moments I’ve encountered along the way – maybe because of the spontaneous evocation of senses they inspire.
See if you can match these foodie moments with the random selection of titles below! Contact me for the answers. Have fun!