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Joe R. LansdaleJoe R. Lansdale (born April 1943) is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies.

He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.

His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame.

Joe Lansdale's novel Cold in July was filmed and directed by Jim Mickle and scripted by Nick Damici. It starred Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, and Sam Shepard. Sundance TV developed his Hap and Leonard series for TV and in March it begins its second season, starring James Purefoy and Michael C. Williams.

He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

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Rusty Puppy | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Rusty Puppy | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2017 NY: Little, Brown & Co. First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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The Elephant of Surprise | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Elephant of Surprise, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2019 NY: Mulholland Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Jackrabbit Smile | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Jackrabbit Smile | Signed First Edition Copy

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Hell's Bounty | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Hell's Bounty | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2016 NY: Short, Scary Tales Publications First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fine Dark Line, A | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Fine Dark Line, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Honky Tonk Samurai | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Honky Tonk Samurai | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2016 NY: Mulholland Books Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Rusty Puppy | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Rusty Puppy | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2017 NY: Little, Brown & Co. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Freezer Burn | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Freezer Burn | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark at Heart | Lansdale, Joe R. | First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Dark at Heart | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1992 IL: Dark Harvest First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Edge of Dark Water | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Edge of Dark Water | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Bumper Crop | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Bumper Crop | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Golden Gryphon First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Paradise Sky | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Paradise Sky | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2015 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Edge of Dark Water | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Edge of Dark Water | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2012 NY: Little, Brown & Co. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Horror Hall of Fame | Lansdale, Joe R. (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. (Editor) | Horror Hall of Fame | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2011 NY: Cemetery First Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Signed by Joe R. Lansdale.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sunset and Sawdust | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition UK Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Sunset and Sawdust | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2004 LON: W&N  First UK Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark at Heart | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Dark at Heart | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 IL: Dark Harvest  First Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Signed by Joe R. Lansdale, Karen Lansdale, David Morrell, and F. Paul Wilson.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Captains Outrageous | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Captains Outrageous | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Captains Outrageous | Lansdale, Joe R. | Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Captains Outrageous | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2001 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Fine Dark Line, A | Lansdale, Joe R. | Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Fine Dark Line, A | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Freezer Burn | Lansdale, Joe R. | Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Freezer Burn | Book - Advance Reading Copy

1999 NY: Mysterious Press  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Mucho Mojo | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Mucho Mojo | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. September 1997 NY: Mysterious Press  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Sunset and Sawdust | Lansdale, Joe R. | Signed First Edition Book Lansdale, Joe R. | Sunset and Sawdust | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Knopf  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fine Dark Line, A | Lansdale, Joe R. | Book - Advance Reading Copy Lansdale, Joe R. | Fine Dark Line, A | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2002 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, fine in pictorial wraps. Imperfections noted.

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Joe R. Lansdale Bibliography


Drive-In Series

  1. The Drive-In - 1988
  2. The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels - 1989
  3. The Drive-In: A Double-Feature - 1997 - (omnibus - compiles the first two)
  • The Complete Drive-In - omnibus - 2010

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine Series

  1. Savage Season - 1990
  2. Mucho Mojo - 1994
  3. The Two-Bear Mambo - 1995
  4. Bad Chili - 1997
  5. Rumble Tumble - 1998
  6. Veil's Visit - 1999 (with Andrew Vachss)
  7. Captains Outrageous - 2001
  8. Vanilla Ride - 2009
  9. Hyenas - 2011 (novella)
  10. Devil Red - 2011
  11. Honkytonk Samurai - 2016
  12. Coco Butternut - January 2017
  13. Rusty Puppy - February 2017
  14. The Elephant of Surprise - March 2019

Ned the Seal Series

  1. Zeppelins West - 2001
  2. Flaming London - 2005
  3. Flaming Zeppelins - 2010

Other Novels

  • Act of Love - 1980
  • The Nightrunners - 1983
  • Texas Night Riders - 1983
  • Dead in the West - 1983
  • The Magic Wagon - 1986
  • Cold in July - 1989
  • Waltz of Shadows - 1999
  • Drive-By - 1993 - with Gary Gianni
  • Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo - 1994
  • The Boar - 1998
  • Freezer Burn - 1999
  • Something Lumber This Way Comes - 1999
  • Blood Dance - 2000
  • The Bottoms - 2000
  • The Big Blow - 2000
  • A Fine Dark Line - 2002
  • Bubba Ho-Tep - 2003
  • Sunset and Sawdust - 2004
  • Lost Echoes - 2006
  • The God of the Razor - 2007
  • The Shadows Kith and Kin - 2007
  • Leather Maiden - 2008
  • All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky - 2011
  • Deranged By Choice - 2011
  • Edge of Dark Water - 2012
  • The Thicket - 2013
  • Paradise Sky - 2015

Omnibus

  • Sojan the Swordsman / Under the Warrior Star - 2010 - with Michael Moorcock

Collections

  • Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy - 1975
  • The Long Ones - 1985
  • Bestsellers Guaranteed - 1986
  • By Bizarre Hands - 1987
  • On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with the Dead Folks - 1988
  • Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man's Back - 1988
  • aka Tight Little Stitches
  • Electric Gumbo - 1994
  • Writer of the Purple Rage - 1994
  • A Fist Full of Stories - and Articles - 1996
  • High Cotton: Selected Stories of Joe R. Lansdale - 1997
  • Atomic Chili - 1997
  • The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent - 1997
  • Private Eye Action As You Like It - 1998 - with Lewis Shiner
  • Selected Stories by Joe R. Lansdale - 2001
  • For a Few Stories More - 2002
  • Bumper Crop - 2004
  • Mad Dog Summer: And Other Stories - 2004
  • The King and Other Stories - 2005
  • Sanctified and Chicken-Fried: The Portable Lansdale - 2009
  • Unchained and Unhinged - 2009
  • The Best of Joe R. Lansdale - 2010
  • Deadman's Road - 2010
  • Horror Hall of Fame - 2011 - Editor

Chapbooks

  • The Steel Valentine - 1986

Graphic Novels

  • Dead Folks - 2004
  • The Night They Missed the Horror Show - 2006
  • Conan and the Songs of the Dead - 2007
  • Tales from the Crypt Boxed Set: Vol. #5 - 8 - 2009 - with Greg Farshtey, John L Lansdale, Fred Van Lente, Stefan Petrucha and Jim Salicrup
  • Pigeons From Hell - 2009
  • Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper - 2010 - with Robert Bloch, Kevin Colden and John L Lansdale

Novellas

  • Christmas with the Dead - 2010
  • Dread Island: A Classics Mutilated Tale - 2011

Series contributed to:

  • Batman
  • Captured by the Engines - 1991
  • Terror on the High Skies - 1992
  • Tarzan 2 - with Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Lost Adventure - 1995

Anthologies edited

  • Best of the West - 1986
  • Razored Saddles - 1989 - with Pat LoBrutto
  • Dark at Heart: All New Tales of Dark Suspense - 1992 - with Karen Lansdale
  • Weird Business - 1995 - with Richard Klaw
  • Retro Pulp Tales - 2004
  • Lords of the Razor - 2004 - with William Schafer and Bill Sheehan
  • The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners - 2004
  • Son of Retro Pulp Tales - 2009 - with Keith Lansdale
  • Crucified Dreams - 2011

Anthologies containing stories by Joe R Lansdale:

  • Fears - 1983
  • Shadows 6 - 1983
  • 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories - 1984
  • Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural - 1984
  • After Midnight - 1986
  • Best of the Horror Show: An Adventure in Terror - 1987
  • Masques 2 - 1987
  • Silver Scream - 1988
  • Book of the Dead - 1989
  • The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection - 1989
  • aka Demons and Dreams
  • Urban Horrors - 1990
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual Collection - 1990
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection - 1991
  • Dark Voices 4: The Pan Book of Horror - 1992
  • Midnight Graffiti - 1992
  • Nursery Crimes - 1993
  • The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem - 1994
  • 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories - 1995
  • 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories - 1995
  • Adventures of the Batman - 1995
  • Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories - 1995
  • Tales of the Batman - 1995
  • Warriors of Blood and Dream - 1995
  • 100 Tiny Tales of Terror - 1996
  • Millennium - 1997
  • Wild Women - 1997
  • 100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment - 1998
  • 100 Hilarious Little Howlers - 1999

Joe R. Lansdale Awards


  • 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for "Fishing for Dinosaurs"

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