taQ’Lut Press is a New York-based independent publisher specializing in genre fiction... offering weird stories for a weirder world. “taQ lut” (pronounced Tok-Loot) is the Klingon phrase for “weird stories.” The apostrophe between the `Q’ and the `L’ was added to link the words, and also to confuse those who are otherwise fluent in Klingon.
“Spira MirabIlis: Fantastic Tales from the Marvelous Spiral” is the first book published by taQ'Lut Press.
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Ralph Sevush, Esq., is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Cardozo School of Law. He began his career in motion-picture marketing, sales, distribution, and script development for New Line Cinema and other NY-based film companies. Later, as an entertainment attorney, he worked on the Broadway productions of BIG- the Musical, Fool Moon, and God Said, “HA!”, before coming to the Dramatists Guild in 1997. He has been the Guild’s co-Executive Director and General Counsel since 2005.
As a writer, in addition to the stories in Spira Mirabilis, his credits include: Savage Cinema, a film review column for Worlds of If…magazine (1983), and Little One, Goodbye, an award-winning play produced by the Tada! Theater, the Enchanted Players of New Jersey, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the Innovative Stages Company (1994-1996). The play later earned him acceptance into the BMI/Lehman-Engel Musical Theater Librettists Workshop (1999). He has also authored countless essays for The Dramatist Magazine over the past 20 years, primarily on copyright, free speech, and the theater industry.
Mr. Sevush was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now resides in the wilds of Westchester, with his wife, two children, two dogs and a frog.
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Here is a profile of the author by Cycatrix Press
Here is a podcast interview with the author at "The Producer's Perspective"
The pen and ink drawings in Spira Mirabilis were created by New York-based artist
Susan Kaufman, whose preferred atmosphere is the fog and mist of Victorian London. She uses ink and brush, cut paper and old photographs to create layered works with an old fashioned and haunted aesthetic, finding ways to depict the things that disappear if you look too closely, or that shouldn’t be but are.
This is her first collaboration with Ralph Sevush.
You can see more of her work at www.srkaufman.com, where she presents shadow-box images of the uncanny.