"What Christopher Yates has achieved here is something more than a film script in book form. It's really a hybrid screenplay, novel, and philosophical treatise fused into one, intended to put the reader in the director's chair."
—Matt Chandler, Script Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
"Everyone knows reading screenplays is absurd." So begins Cheston Knapp's introduction to No Time To Be Lost: A Screenplay by Christopher Yates. To compound the absurdity, today is good ole April Fool's day, a most appropriate "feast day" for such a feat as Yates' story, which follows a band of academic philosophers as they set out to save their careers and the world, mixing up mind and body for a batch of pure mayhem. "Absurd" and foolish as these academians may be, Knapp, Managing Editor of Tin House doesn't want us to get the wrong idea: No Time To Be Lost is "an alarm of sorts, a call for a more 'authentic' mode of questioning."
Yates' screenplay is the first publication released via Wiseblood Books' imprint Rota Fortunae Press, through which we disseminate works that dramatize the wheel of fortune at play in the world. Learn more HERE, and Pre-order a copy of No Time To Be Lost directly from Wiseblood Books for only $12.00 HERE. Or, order through Amazon HERE for $13.00.
This screenplay in book form includes interior illustrations and a stunning cover created by Dominic Heisdorf, illustrations that dramatize the fact that, in the words of M.A. Peterson, "the comically absurd efforts of Yates' cast serve to refocus our attention on the more neglected aspects of Justice." Learn more about Yates' work, and the confluence of influences that shape it HERE.
Thank you for reading,
Joshua Hren, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief