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Product Details

  • Paperback: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (October 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616960027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616960025
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Like 10-alarm chili, Lansdale is pretty strong stuff . . . He has become a cult figure."
People Magazine

“A madcap excursion.”
Shelf Awareness

“The comparison to Alan Moore’s great comic series is probably the most apt, both in the form of a collection of historic and literary characters and in the tone of Moore’s delight in the obscene. Lansdale ramps both up to hilarious excess.”
Voyages Extraordinaires

“Lansdale reminds me somewhat of Terry Pratchett, if Pratchett was an irascible cuss with an affection for scatological humour.... If you want your steampunk serious, sombre, or squeaky-clean, stay far away from Lansdale. For myself, he’s a breath of flatulent air in the midst of steampunk taking itself far too seriously.”
Steampunk Scholar

Praise for Zeppelins West

“Irrepressible, irreverent and unpredictable.... Legends of the Old West, plus characters both real and fictional, enliven the shenanigans.... [T]his novel is one big joyride from start to finish.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for Flaming London

“Wait a minute! What’s going on here? Only one of the wildest-alternate-worlds, rip-in-space-time, SF-pastiche romps this side of fifties B-movies.”
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About the Author

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Edgar Award–winning Hap and Leonard mystery series (Mucho Mojo, Two Bear Mambo) and the New York Times Notable Book The Bottoms. More than two hundred of his stories have appeared in such outlets as Tales From the Crypt and Pulphouse, and his work has been adapted for The Twilight Zone and Masters of Horror. Lansdale has written several graphic novels, including Batman and Fantastic Four. He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art.

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

I have to admit that I liked Flaming London much more than I did Zeppelins West, but both were good.
Toasted Cheese
Lansdale regulars won't be surprised by the kinky, sometimes inter-species sex, or by the cheerfully vulgar language, but a newby might wonder what he'd wandered into.
Chris Ward
Even within the constraints it set for itself I thought it could have been much better if it had some real characters and plot that I cared about.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris Ward VINE VOICE on March 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
It's clear Joe R. Lansdale had fun writing this raunchy fan-note to pretty much all 19th and early 20th Century fantasy genre fiction. It's a loving mash-up of HG Wells, Twain, Mary Shelley, dime novels, L. Frank Baum, Jules Verne, and several kitchen sinks. It combines two novelettes into one great big wet kiss to pulp fantasy-- but it's not for kids. Lansdale regulars won't be surprised by the kinky, sometimes inter-species sex, or by the cheerfully vulgar language, but a newby might wonder what he'd wandered into.

If you like SF/fantasy/comedy/smutty story-telling that references the Victorian-era classics of fantasy/SF, you'll appreciate it as I did. And I liked it a lot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darcy Sullivan on June 1, 2012
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It's just hilarious. Lansdale has a gift for comic dialogue, most particularly that of Chief Sitting Bull here, who comes off sounding like a more articulate version of Marvel Comics' Hulk. This isn't true speculative fiction, and it reads like two novels in a three-novel series, ending with a major plot device unresolved. That said, it's pure fun, it rattles along, and if you liked League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the comics, not the film) you're in good hands here.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By W. Young on February 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
Seeing the low reviews of some of the other readers I felt had to comment.

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the Hap and Leonard series, and hearing reports from my spouse that his forays into horror were equally good, I felt like giving the Author the benefit of the doubt with a book in the quasi-SteamPunk realm.

The real fun of reading Mr Landsdale's books is his deep study of the human condition. Even in the crazy situations he dreamed up for this novel, the characters respond in a fashion that seems to fit.

Regarding the comments on "teenage" humor, to me that reader didn't seem to get it. The author is writing the characters as true to life as possible which include the high's and lows of the human condition especially in the particular time frame they find themselves. I enjoyed despite and maybe because of the profanity and grit.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Toasted Cheese on May 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
This was a fantastically fun set of two novellas. 110% pure grade A gonzo. If you don't enjoy that sort of thing, you obviously won't enjoy this book. I have to admit that I liked Flaming London much more than I did Zeppelins West, but both were good. Yes, parts of both books are immature - heck, most of both books is pure "potty talk" silliness. If "potty talk" gives you the willies, then skip it. But then if "potty talk" gives you the willies, why are you shopping for Joe R Lansdale at all?

I'm hoping against hope the JRL eventually releases a third book in this series.
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By Godan on March 27, 2014
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I was unfamiliar with the author's work. I could not put this one down. The ups and downs of the "gang' kept me alternatively in stitches or suspense. Well worth the read for anyone who enjoys the genre. If you have not tried the style--go for it!
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The first book in this collection, Zeppelins West, is like a dirty love letter to 19th and early 20th century American authors and literature. The second, Flaming London, is an East-Meets-West American versus English lit showdown that (quite frankly) isn't as funny or interesting. But you could do worse. If you like Alan Moore and wish he could laugh at himself once in a while, you'll get a kick out of this book.
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By Cynthia Stilley on February 6, 2014
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I would have given this 4 stars, but the paperback didn't have the great drawings from the hardback. Joe R. Lansdale is a wonderful storyteller. I love his take on steampunk.
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I was researching he steampunk-western intersection when I ran across this double-novel in one book. Zeppelins West was the better book of the two: Buffalo Bill has been rescued from an accident and survives as a severed head kept alive in a large jar, nourished by a solution of whiskey and urine and some secret ingredient. He travels the Pacific with Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley, Wild Bill Hickok, and Ned Buntline, and in the course of his adventures meets Captain Nemo and Doctor Moreau, and is accompanbied by a chain-reading genius seal named Ned. The second novel was a cop on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, as Ned the Seal gets to see London attacked by aliens. Not as good as Zeppelins West, but a lark.
Lansdale is nothing heavy, but he is fun. I think I'll read Bubba Ho-tep next.
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