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Zeppelins West

(2001)
(The first book in the Ned the Seal series)
A novel by

 
 
A tribute to such works as Richard Brautigan's Hawkline Monster, and Philip Jose Farmer's wackier novels, like The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, Zeppelin's West is a wild parody of Westerns, Alternate Universe novels, classic science fiction and horror, comic books, pulps, and dime novels.

A Lansdalean holiday into weirdness and camp, this is a special confection from one of today's most original, multi-award winning writers.

The Wild West Show travels by Zeppelin to perform before a Shogun, soon to be emperor of Japan, only to discover the Frankenstein monster is being whittled down slowly and ground into aphrodisiacs by the would-be ruler. Buffalo Bill, who, due to a recent accident, exists only as a battery powered head in a jar of liquid manufactured from the best that modern science and pig urine has to offer, along with Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and a cast of historical as well as literary characters, rescue the monster, only to be shot down over the Pacific, where they are saved from sharks by Captain Nemo and his intellectual seal, Ned.

And then things get weird.



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Hardback Editions

June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Zeppelins West
Author(s): Joe R Lansdale
ISBN: 1-931081-00-X / 978-1-931081-00-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean
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