Rookhouse Books

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Rookhouse Books — Books to Crow About

Rookhouse is a small press publisher located on the forested headlands of the beautiful Oregon coast and surrounded night and day by an annoying flock of noisy cawing crows.

We specialize in publishing offbeat takes on genre fiction. Alternate histories with metaphysical elements, metafictional deconstructions of metafictional deconstructions, tongue-in-cheek romps, and rollicking throwbacks to the old pulp adventure era are part of our stock in trade.

Remember: when you see the Rookhouse crow on the cover, the inside's definitely "caw-caw!"

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Assembled Allred
By Lee Allred
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 49,690. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
You’ve read his award-winning stories in Asimov’s magazine, Baen Books, and DC Comics. Now in his first-ever short fiction collection Lee Allred constructs seven possibilities of the dim past and far future. From the dusty battles of the Crusades to the American Civil War to the Heat Death of the Universe billions of years in the future, explore the human dimension in history, hell, and beyond!
For the Strength of the Hills
By Lee Allred
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
Sidewise Award Finalist! In 1857 President Buchanan sends in the US Army to quash the brazen Mormon polygamists of Utah, but he doesn't count on a Mormon inventing a diabolical hand-cranked rapid-fire gun. Now three years later, with the entire Army fighting in Utah, the Southern states begin to secede from the Union. Lee Allred (DC Comics, Baen Books, Asimov’s) gives us a masterful short novel.
And Dream Such Dreams
By Lee Allred
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
Night after night dark dreams haunt Abraham Lincoln. Night after the ghost of an unknown professor knocks at his bedroom window. Why are the two — President and professor — bound together by bonds not even death can sunder? Why must one die for the other to live? How is the Gettysburg Address but a compact between the two of them, the living and the dead?
East of Appomattox
By Lee Allred
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
London, 1870. The South won the War but cannot win the peace. Ambassador Robert E. Lee attempts to gain British support, but Britain refuses to treat with slavers. A shadowy official gives Lee one last chance. Duty to country demands Lee defend slavery; duty to self demands he forsake it. Which the higher duty? The answer lies somewhere East of Appomattox.
Hymnal
By Lee Allred
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
Billions of years in future, godlike beings battle in vain, but only one thing can stop the heat death of the universe: an ancient hymnal. Now the gods must regain their cast-off humanity and return to an Earth long dust to gain that secret. Award-winning author Lee Allred (DC Comics, Baen Books, Asimov’s) gives us an epic tale about life, love, and a power hidden within us all.
Our Gunther Likes to Dig
By Lee Allred
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
Our Gunther likes to dig. He will dig you a ditch, a well, a cistern as long as he can dig in mud. Filthy, dirty, foul-smelling mud. He must have mud. And as Gunther digs, a stranger searches our small remote village in Paraguay for scattered Nazi remnants with whom to rebuild the Third Reich.
Forged Verbatim
By Lee Allred
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011 by Rookhouse Books. Category: Fiction
Legends tell that during the Crusades the Knights Templar found the Crucifixion Hammer. Legends also tell of a thief who stole the Hammer and used its power to work dark magicks. Now award-winning author Lee Allred (DC Comics, Baen Books, Asimov’s) gives us the true story of what befell the Hammer: a tale of duty and honor, lies and truth, redemption and sacrifice.


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