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Cosmic Interruptions, Blood In The Gears, Wet JuJu & Gothic Wounds (Signed & Numbered Limited Set) by Joe R. Lansdale


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Cosmic Interruptions, Blood In The Gears, Wet JuJu & Gothic Wounds by Joe R. Lansdale,

Published by SST

Signed & Numbered Limited Edition 4 Book Set

Each book is Hand Signed by Joe R. Lansdale with matching number

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
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
The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down: A Dime Novel
Way Down There

Blood in the Gears is the second in a four volume set of stories by Joe R. Lansdale. Each, as best is possible, covers a certain branch of his career. While none of the volumes neatly fit into a box, this volume attempts to point to those stories of his that contain the elements of crime, mystery and suspense. Some of them are creepy, some bloody, some strange, all powerful and unique. Well know stories and lesser known tales rub shoulder to shoulder here, and when they do, the friction causes blood to drip into the story gears. These are the results of the raw and contradictory elements of flesh, and blood, and bones that make up the human machinery.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
Drive-In Date
The Phone Woman
Dirt Devils
The Steel Valentine
Naked Angel
Billie Sue
The Job
Master of Misery
The Ears
Everybody Plays the Fool
Bestsellers Guaranteed
Rainy Weather
Booty and the Beast
I Tell You It’s Love
Shooting Pool
Private Eye
Hot in December
The Devil’s Pants
The Shadows, Kith and Kin
Old Charlie
The Drunken Moon
The Old Man in the Motorized Chair
The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-Out Found in a Harlequin Romance
Six-Finger Jack
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
Santa at the Café

Wet JuJu: A ravenous cowboy hat-wearing mummy invades a rest home where possibly Elvis and John Kennedy reside, and it’s up to them to protect their home and stop its stealing of souls. A top hat wearing, razor-carrying demon from another dimension is found in an old house. An iconic bear with a taste for sex and mayhem meets an unsuspecting traveler on an airplane. A sentient set of false teeth with an insatiable appetite goes on a rampage. A Halloween monster that folds and fits in the trunk of a very strange car driven by nuns, pursues a carload of smart-ass teenagers. A gunslinger meets a peculiar set of ghosts and werewolves in an abandoned town. A black detective hunts for a lost recording tied to a deal with the devil, blues music, and a Lovecraftian creature with soul-claiming designs. A survivor of a zombie apocalypse hangs Christmas decorations. The ghost of an alien space traveler resides deep underground and can only be stopped by Dana Roberts, an expert at dealing with the supernormal.These are just a few of the stories in WET JUJU. Horror and weird tales, oddities that cling to the brain, lurk within the pages of this enormous volume of Lansdale goodness. Everything you need for happy nightmares.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
Mr. Bear
By the Hair of the Head
My Dead Dog, Bobby
The Folding Man
The Hunt: Before, and After the Aftermath
Once Upon A Time
God of the Razor
What Happened To Me
The Bleeding Shadow
Death Before Bed
A Visit with Friends
Christmas with the Dead
The White Rabbit
Dread Island
Dead Sister
The Gentleman's Hotel
In the Mad Mountains
The Redheaded Dead
A Hard-On For Horror: Low Budget Excitement
The Case of the Angry Traveler
Regular Sex and Admiration
An Arrow in the Air
Dog, Cat, and Baby
Bubba Ho-Tep
Love Doll: A Fable
King of Shadows
The Bones that Walk
The Junkyard
Torn Away

Gothic Wounds oozes stories of grim doings in the Southern climes of East Texas, with a few stories outside the usual Lansdale realm.

Meet real life horrors and old mythologies in these dark and sometimes humorous and satirical stories of adventures and mysteries, suspense and strange moments in the backwoods.

Get out your hip boots and your skeeter spray, and you might want to bring a horse and saddle for when the tales move out West, but most importantly bring your imagination.

Read about a bizarre mule race, a movie projectionist’s obsession with a beautiful young woman that leads to a violent event. Venture onto the Sabine River with Hap and Leonard and find a sunken boat full of death and treasure. Meet a blind man with a weed eater who has nefarious plans. Follow the path of a World War soldier returning home only to find home isn’t what it used to be. Meet a wrestler well past his prime who grapples with an opponent over a long-lost love. Go down into a pit and watch two brave men in a mad, mad world, fight for a championship that ends in death for one of them. Then drive on out to Geronimo’s grave and battle a dangerous bank robber. Then have a sip of blood and Lemonade, as we learn of an event in the past of one of Lansdale’s best-known characters, Hap Collins.

And there’s more. So, pull up a chair, seat yourself with a big glass of ice tea or a Dr Pepper, and have a stack of vanilla cookies close at hand for sustenance. Crack this book full of the unexpected, and dive in.

The storytelling water is fine.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
White Mule, Spotted Pig
The Projectionist
In the River of the Dead
Hide and Horns
Mad Dog Summer
Mr. Weed-Eater
The Stars are Falling
Dead on the Bones
The Fat Man and the Elephant
Night They Missed the Horror Show
The Big Blow
Steppin’ Out, Summer ’68
Blood and Lemonade
The Pit
Wrestling Jesus
The Sabine was High
Driving to Geronimo’s Grave
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