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Flaming Zeppelins

(The third book in the Ned the Seal series)
A novel by

Cross-pollinating famous 19th-century fictional characters and historical figures from disparate sources, this wild, steampunk fantasy presents two consecutive tales of madcap adventure. Hilarious and unpredictable, the first section follows Wild Bill Hickock, Annie Oakley, George Custer, Sitting Bull, and Buffalo Bill Cody's head--which is affixed to the top of a mechanical body--as they take the Wild West Show to Japan by zeppelin. Further exploits involve Frankenstein as an aphrodisiac for a local shogun, encounters with Captain "Bemo' and his submersible, and a trip to the "island of Dr. Momo.' The second phase of this nonstop romp--partly inscribed by a courageous young seal on his trusty notepad--accompanies Mark Twain and Jules Verne against the backdrop of a Martian invasion. Escaping the carnage on a speedboat converted into a touring balloon, the boisterous group encounter more perilous experiences in the form of an island of pirates, a steam-powered robot, a Kong-sized ape, and multiple tears in the space-time continuum. Raucous and inventive, this dime-store pulp parody is rife with absurdist comedy while maintaining a literary scope.

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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal
Author(s): Joe R Lansdale
ISBN: 1-61696-002-7 / 978-1-61696-002-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2010 : USA Paperback

ISBN: 1-61696-041-8 / 978-1-61696-041-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unknown
Availability: Amazon UK