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Joe R. Lansdale
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been... show more



Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. Lansdale has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. A major motion picture based on Lansdale's crime thriller Cold in July was released in May 2014, starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), and Don Johnson (Miami Vice). His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." He is currently co-producing a TV series, "Hap and Leonard" for the Sundance Channel and films including The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. Lansdale is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

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Birth date: October 28, 1951
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 3 weeks ago
Wow! What a collection of stories. This was my first Lansdale, but it certainly won’t be my last. This is grisly stuff. Blood, guts, sex with corpses. It’s all on full display here; Lansdale’s stories come with sharp edges and a dark, maniacal energy. Published in 1989, this book stands with the b...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it 2 months ago
Below, I mention how I liked each story and include a favorite quote: The Empty Chambers by Neil Gaiman A poem. Very creepy but I’d rather have read a Gaiman story. The Company You Keep by Steve Resnic Tem Walking among us are the members of a secret company. I don’t know what I took away from t...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 5 months ago
Hoodoo Harry is actually a woman and she used to drive the bookmobile in her town. The bookmobile and Harry both disappeared years ago and no one ever knew what became of them. Enter Hap and Leonard. As they're driving down the road one day, what comes up the road towards them, but the bookmobile...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 7 months ago
Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles—playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, ...
Barks At Everything
Barks At Everything rated it 9 months ago
Hap and Leonard (and their two accomplices) return for another zany caper. Forever short on funds, the two agree to another weird job. The deceased body of a beloved wiener dog has gone missing from the cemetery and the dognapper wants cash or else . . . Hap and Leonard step in to make the exchang...
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