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Joe R Lansdale


(Joe Richard Harold Lansdale)
USA flag (b.1951)

aka Jack Buchanan

Joe R. Lansdale is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and six Bram Stoker Awards. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Science Fiction, Western, Thriller, Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy
 
Novels
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Omnibus
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Collections
   Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy (1975)
   The Long Ones (1985)
   Bestsellers Guaranteed (1986)
   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
   By Bizarre Hands (1989)
   Electric Gumbo (1994)
   Writer of the Purple Rage (1994)
   A Fist Full of Stories (and Articles) (1996)
   High Cotton (1997)
   The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent (1997)
   Atomic Chili (1997)
   Private Eye Action As You Like It (1998) (with Lewis Shiner)
   For a Few Stories More (2002)
   Bumper Crop (2004)
   Mad Dog Summer (2004)
   The King and Other Stories (2005)
   Sanctified and Chicken-Fried (2009)
   Unchained and Unhinged (2009)
   The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010)
   Deadman's Road (2010)
   Zombies: The Recent Dead (2011) (with Max Brooks, Tobias S Buckell, Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, Kelly Link and Kit Reed)
   Shadows West (2012) (with John L Lansdale)
   Horror For Good (2012) (with Ramsey Campbell, Ray Garton, Jack Ketchum, Joe McKinney, Lisa Morton, Jeff Strand, Lee Thomas and F Paul Wilson)
   Written With a Razor (2012) (with Neal Barrett Jr)
   Bleeding Shadows (2013)
   Fear & Haunting (2014) (with John L Lansdale, Rick Remender, Ben Templesmith and El Torres)
   I Tell You It's Love (2014)
   Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (2016)
   Dead on the Bones (2016)
   Terror Is Our Business (2018) (with Kasey Lansdale)
   Christmas Horror Vol. 1 (2018) (with J F Gonzalez, Cody Goodfellow, Shane McKenzie, William Meikle, Stephen Mark Rainey, John M Skipp, Nate Southard and Jeff Strand)
   Cosmic Interruptions (2018)
   Driving to Geronimo's Grave (2018)
   The Horror Zine's Book of Ghost Stories (2020) (with Sebastian Crow, Dawn G Harris, Kitty Kane, Bentley Little, Elizabeth Massie, Graham Masterton, Maureen O'Leary, Jeff Parsons and Tim Waggoner)
   Fishing for Dinosaurs (2020)
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Chapbooks
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
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Novellas
   Christmas with the Dead (2010)
   Dread Island (2011)
   That Hellbound Train (2011) (with Robert Bloch and John L Lansdale)
   In Waders from Mars (2012) (with Karen Lansdale and Keith Lansdale)
   Hot in December (2013)
   The Ape Man's Brother (2014)
   Black Hat Jack (2014)
   Man With Two Lives (2018)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
   Best of the West (1986)
   The New Frontier (1989)
   Razored Saddles (1989) (with Pat LoBrutto)
   Dark at Heart (1992) (with Karen Lansdale)
   Weird Business (1995) (with Richard Klaw)
   The Horror Hall of Fame (2004)
   Retro Pulp Tales (2006)
   Lords of the Razor (2006) (with William Schafer and Bill Sheehan)
   Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009) (with Keith Lansdale)
   Crucified Dreams (2011)
   The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) (with Peter S Beagle)
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Anthologies containing stories by Joe R Lansdale
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Short stories
The Dump (1981)
Mummy Buyer (1981)
The White Rabbit (1981)
Chompers (1982)
Fish Night (1982)
By the Hair of the Head (1983)
Personality Problem (1983)
A Change of Lifestyle (1984) (with Karen Lansdale)
Down By the Sea Near the Great Big Rock (1984)
On a Dark October (1984)
Bestsellers Guaranteed [short story] (1985)
Duck Hunt (1986)
The Shaggy House (1986)
Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back (1986)World Fantasy (nominee)
Boo, Yourself (1987)
Dog, Cat, and Baby (1987)
The Fat Man (1987)
The God of the Razor [short story] (1987)
My Dead Dog, Bobby (1987)
By Bizarre Hands [short story] (1988)
Night They Missed the Horror Show (1988)World Fantasy (nominee)
Bram Stoker
Not from Detroit (1988)
Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland (1989)
The Job (1989)
On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks (1989)World Fantasy (nominee)
Bram Stoker
Pentecostal Punk Rock (1989)
The Steel Valentine [short story] (1989)
Subway Jack (1989)
Bar Talk (1990)
Belly Laugh, or The Joker's Trick or Treat (1990)
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (1991)
Love Doll: A Fable (1991)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Phone Woman (1991)
The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-Out Found in a Harlequin Romance (1992)Bram Stoker
Buba Ho-tep (1994)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Bubba Ho-Tep [short story] (1994)
The Companion (1995) (with Keith and Kasey Jo Lansdale)
Master of Misery (1995)
The Big Blow [short story] (1997)Bram Stoker
Mad Dog Summer [short story] (1999)Bram Stoker


Awards
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1987) : Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1989) : The Drive-In
Bram Stoker Best Short Story winner (1989) : Night They Missed the Horror Show
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1989) : The Drive-In
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1989) : Night They Missed the Horror Show
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1990) : By Bizarre Hands
Bram Stoker Best Novellette winner (1990) : On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1990) : By Bizarre Hands
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1990) : On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1991) : Savage Season
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1992) : Love Doll: A Fable
Bram Stoker Best Novellette winner (1993) : The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-Out Found in a Harlequin Romance
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1995) : Buba Ho-tep
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1995) : Writer of the Purple Rage
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Mucho Mojo
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Two-Bear Mambo
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Two-Bear Mambo
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Bad Chili
Bram Stoker Best Novellette winner (1998) : The Big Blow [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Novellette winner (2000) : Mad Dog Summer [short story]
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Bottoms
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2001) : The Bottoms
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : The Bottoms


Joe R Lansdale recommends
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Moonbane (1989)
Al Sarrantonio
"Al Sarrantonio's Moonbane is a stylish B-movie of a novel. Fast paced and poetic, and scary in the old-fashioned sense of such fine B-chillers as The Cat People and I Walked With a Zombie."
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Yellow Moon (1994)
David Searls
"Creepy and atmospheric, Yellow Moon is full of small-town authenticity. It’s like an alternate universe horror version of The Andy Griffith Show."
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Recycled (2003)
(Queen of Denial, book 2)
Selina Rosen
"RECYCLED is one hot SOB. It rocks with writerly rhythm and a beautiful and funny vulgarity."
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Twisted City (2004)
Jason Starr
"Streamlined as a model's hips, dark as the inside of a dog's gut, Twisted City is a hip, white collar update on the James Cain, Jim Thompson style novel with a seasoning of its own."
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Through Violet Eyes (2004)
(Violet Eyes , book 1)
Stephen Woodworth
"One cool idea and Stephen Woodworth makes it work like fine oiled machinery. Full of energy and suspense."
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Eat the Dark (2007)
Joe Schreiber
"Eat the Dark is a tight novel of terror. Well written, fast paced, with a grip like a claw. I loved it."
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The Successful Novelist (2008)
David Morrell
"The Successful Novelist is the vehicle you want if you plan to drive your way to successful fiction."
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Dry Bones in the Valley (2014)
(Henry Farrell, book 1)
Tom Bouman
"So smooth it's as if it was written on spring water. Shadowy, swift, impossible to put down. I was enraptured. Any justice and this writer will soon be a major star."
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Voiceless (2014)
Trent Zelazny
"One of the best new breed of writers."
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Bomb! (2016)
Les Edgerton
"Les Edgerton has swiftly become my favorite crime writer."
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Tropic of Kansas (2017)
Christopher Brown
"A unique blend of Philip K. Dick, Kafka (just a smidgen), and a whole lot of Christopher Brown. Adventure novel meets political satire and the finest elements of realistic sci-fi, and it’s so well written it goes down like a greased eel. It’s hopeful dystopia. What a book."
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A World of Hurt (2017)
(Wilkie John Western, book 1)
Tim Bryant
"If you appreciate a good story and good writing, grab anything Tim Bryant writes and prepare to be hooked and fully entertained."
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The Book of Hidden Things (2018)
Francesco Dimitri
"What a joy to have this in English. Francesco Dimitri's fantastic fantasy novel has everything I like. A sensation of damp shadows moving just out of sight, and a slow, joyful, and mysterious unravelling of events. I can't recommend it too highly."
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A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself (2019)
William Boyle
"A brilliant and nasty piece of joyful ambiguity that I loved deeply. What a marvelous and unexpected bunch of female characters, in particular. With this one, William Boyle vaults into the big time, or he damn sure should."
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Medici: Ascendancy (2019)
(Medici Chronicles, book 1)
Matteo Strukul
"Matteo Strukul is one of the most important new voices in Italian crime fiction."
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The Keeper of Chernobyl (2019)
Alessandro Manzetti
"Alessandro Manzetti is attracting a lot of attention in the horror field, and my guess he's about to attract a lot more."
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Carbon (2019)
Andrew Vachss
"This is a fantastic departure for Vachss. Lean as a prehistoric corpse and full of magic without an overabundance of geegaws and wizard hats. One of his most original and among his best. And that's saying something."
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Dead Girl Blues (2020)
Lawrence Block
"Dark and cold as the far side of the moon, but with prose as lean as a starving model, DEAD GIRL BLUES is like the dead body you can't help but look at. Sharp writing, characterization that comes right out of the reptilian brain, creepy crawly identification with the narrator that makes you squirm. I couldn't quit reading, and damn sure didn't want to. An honest look at the mind of someone of a cheerfully anti-social mindset, who just might frighteningly remind us of humanity's flip-side and our universal connection to it. A grim masterpiece of storytelling."
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When These Mountains Burn (2020)
David Joy
"This is the sort of novel I love. No world wide conspiracies, or super crimes. Just flawed folks making bad choices, then having to live with the deadly consequences. David Joy has quickly become one of my favorite authors in the tradition of such fine novelist as Larry Brown and William Gay. Highly recommended."
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Night of the Mannequins (2020)
Stephen Graham Jones
"Wicked and wry, this is a terrific story by one of my favorite writers, Stephen Graham Jones. Tip-top with a twist of dread."

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