Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories

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Subterranean Press, 2004 - Fiction - 289 pages
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Before such classic novels as The Drive-In, The Bottoms, Cold in July, and the Hap and Leonard suspense novels, Joe R. Lansdale made his reputation with short stories like Night They Missed the Horror Show, The Pit, and Steel Valentine. Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories continues hisownself's mastery of the short story, with tales of a very weird future, a nostalgic past, and a Hap and Leonard short story written in collaboration with Andrew Vachss.Lansdale's major new collection will contain his newest, best work from venues obscure and familiar, as well as an original 20,000 word novella written exclusively for SubPress, and a story notes section in which Joe talks about each of the stories.

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What a great collection of stories! MAD DOG SUMMER, by Joe R. Lansdale, will keep you entertained with its wildly diverse tales. From mule rustlers to serial killers, there’s a lot to be told ... Read full review

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This is the third in what is considered the definitive collection of Joe Landale's short fiction. The first, High Cotton, is a very good representation of why Lansdale has achieved cult status. The ... Read full review

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Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Tex. in 1951. He attended Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lansdale has also had a varied career, having worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard, a transportation manager, a custodian, and a karate instructor before becoming a fulltime writer in 1981. Lansdale's written work includes several novels and more than 200 short stories. Although his favorite genre is fantasy, with suspense a close second, he has also written mysteries, horror, science fiction, and westerns. Some titles include Rumble Tumble, Dead in the West, The Nightrunners, Cold in July, By Bizarre Hands and The Drive-in (a 'B' Movie with Blood and Popcorn. Made in Texas) . In addition, Lansdale has edited the short-story anthologies Best of the West, The New Frontier: Best of the West 2, and Razored Saddles. Lansdale has received five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, including one for "The Night They Missed the Horror Show." He has also been awarded the British Fantasy Award and the American Horror Award. Joe Lansdale and his second wife, Karen, have two children. They live in Nacagdoches, Tex.

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