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Cosmic Interruptioins Joe Lansdale

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This first book is part of a four-book set, which will be published one book per year.

Artist:Vincent Chong (cover) / Nino Cammarata (interiors)

Cosmic Interruptions is a collection of speculative fiction by Joe R. Lansdale. The stories here have been grouped as part of a four part set, this first volume loosely falling into the speculative fiction, science fiction, and off-beat fantasy realm. The stories range from alternate universes to dark futures to the warping of time and space, and a variety of unclassifiable items. There is action, humor, whimsy, and a large dollop of what was once called A Sense of Wonder. Future volumes will gather tales of crime and mystery fiction, horror and East Texas Gothic, and historical and western stories. This is a unique chance to gather not only Lansdale’s popular stories, but some that are lesser known and should be known more broadly.

Table of Contents:

  •  Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  •  Bill the Little Steam Shovel
  •  In the Cold Dark Time
  •  Duck-Footed
  •  Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back
  •  Trapped in the Saturday Matinee
  •  Letter From the South, Two Moons West of Nacogdoches
  •  Starlight, Eye Bright
  •  Down by the Sea Near the Great Big Rock
  •  Trains Not Taken
  •  Fish Night
  •  Bar Talk
  •  On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks
  •  Personality Problems
  •  Morning, Noon and Night
  •  Godzilla's Twelve-Step Program
  •  The Fat Man
  •  The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning
  •  The Dump
  •  After the War
  •  Hell Through a Windshield
  •  The Tall Grass
  •  Big Man: A Fable
  •  The Shaggy House
  •  King of the Cheap Romance
  •  Rex
  •  The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down: A Dime Novel
  •  Way Down There

Limited Hardcover Edition Spedifications

  • Limited to only 550 Signed and Hand-Numbered copies
  • Personally signed by Joe R. Lansdale, Vincent Chong and Nino Cammarata on a specially designed signature page
  • Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
  • Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper
  • Bound in full-cloth with coloured head and tail bands
  • Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  • Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
  • Sewn binding for increased durability
  • Epic dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong, and over TWENTY interior illustrations by Nino Cammarata
  • Extremely limited ONE-TIME printing of only 550 copies!


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