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Cosmic Interruptions by Joe R. Lansdale



“Reading Joe R. Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller”
—Dean Koontz

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.








Limited Hardcover Edition Specifications:

  • Limited to only 550 Signed and Hand-Numbered copies
  • Personally signed by Joe R. Lansdale, Vincent Chong and Nino Cammarata on a specially designed signature page
  • Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
  • Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper
  • Bound in full-cloth with coloured head and tail bands
  • Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  • Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
  • Sewn binding for increased durability
  • Epic dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong, and over TWENTY interior illustrations by Nino Cammarata
  • Extremely limited ONE-TIME printing of only 550 copies!

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


to come in October

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 29 September 2018