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Joe R. Lansdale is an author from Texas. He has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He also did some writing for the Batman animated series. The most noticeable features of Lansdale's writing are usually absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis and JFK battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home, the plot of his Bram Stoker-nominated novella, Bubba Ho-Tep. Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... In modern colloquial English, a mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction (see mystery fiction). ... One of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio (now known as old-time radio), Suspense advertised itself as radios oustanding theater of thrills and was heard in one form or another from 1942 through 1962. ... The DC Comics superhero Batman (originally and still sometimes referred to as The Batman) is a fictional character who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... A mummy is a corpse whose skin and flesh have been preserved by deliberate or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold or dryness, or airlessness. ... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847–April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Promotional poster for Bubba Ho-Tep Bubba Ho-tep is the title of a short story by Joe R. Lansdale which was adapted as a 2002 horror-black comedy film starring Bruce Campbell as a nursing home resident who claims that he is Elvis Presley. ...


He is perhaps best known for his Texan crime series of novels which feature two friends, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine who live in the town of Laborde, Texas and find themselves solving a variety of often unpleasant crimes. The characters themselves are an unlikely pairing; Hap is a white working class labourer in his mid forties, and Leonard is a gay black man with a physical disability. Both of them are accomplished fighters, and the stories (told from Hap's narrative point of view) feature a great deal of violence, swearing and sex. Lansdale paints a picture of Texas that is essentially "good" but blighted by racism, ignorance, urban and rural deprivation and corruption in public officials. Some of the subject matter is extremely dark, and has included paedophilia and anti gay violence. However, the novels are also characterised by sharp humour and "wisecracking" dialogue. Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Castro Street in San Francisco Look up gay in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. ... Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... An African-American man drinks out of the colored only water fountain at a racially segregated streetcar terminal in the United States in 1939. ... Pedophilia (American English), pædophilia/paedophilia (Commonwealth English), or pedosexuality is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to prepubescent children. ... Castro Street in San Francisco Look up gay in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Series:

  • Drive-In
  1. The Drive-In (1988)
  2. The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels (1989)
  3. The Drive-In: A Double-Feature Omnibus (1997)
  • Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
  1. Savage Season (1990)
  2. Mucho Mojo (1994)
  3. Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
  4. Bad Chili (1997)
  5. Rumble Tumble (1998)
  6. Captains Outrageous (2001)

Novels: 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Short Story Collections: 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jonah Hex as depicted in Jonah Hex, #1 Jonah Hex as depicted in Hex, Issue 1 Jonah Hex is a comic book western hero created by John Albano and Tony DeZuñiga, but famously written by Michael Fleischer and published by DC Comics. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • By Bizarre Hands (1989)
  • Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy (1991)
  • Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993)
  • Writer of the Puprle Rage
  • A Fistfull of Stories (and Articles)
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent
  • Bumper Crop
  • High Cotton
  • For a Few Stories More

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

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Joe R. Lansdale is an author from Texas. He has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He also did some writing for the Batman animated series. The most noticeable features of Lansdale's writing are usually absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis and JFK battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home, the plot of his Bram Stoker-nominated novella, Bubba Ho-Tep. Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... In modern colloquial English, a mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction (see mystery fiction). ... One of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio (now known as old-time radio), Suspense advertised itself as radios oustanding theater of thrills and was heard in one form or another from 1942 through 1962. ... The DC Comics superhero Batman (originally and still sometimes referred to as The Batman) is a fictional character who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... A mummy is a corpse whose skin and flesh have been preserved by deliberate or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold or dryness, or airlessness. ... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847–April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Promotional poster for Bubba Ho-Tep Bubba Ho-tep is the title of a short story by Joe R. Lansdale which was adapted as a 2002 horror-black comedy film starring Bruce Campbell as a nursing home resident who claims that he is Elvis Presley. ...


He is perhaps best known for his Texan crime series of novels which feature two friends, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine who live in the fictional town of Laborde, Texas and find themselves solving a variety of often unpleasant crimes. The characters themselves are an unlikely pairing; Hap is a white working class labourer in his mid forties, and Leonard is a gay black man with a physical disability. Both of them are accomplished fighters, and the stories (told from Hap's narrative point of view) feature a great deal of violence, swearing and sex. Lansdale paints a picture of Texas that is essentially "good" but blighted by racism, ignorance, urban and rural deprivation and corruption in public officials. Some of the subject matter is extremely dark, and has included paedophilia and anti gay violence. However, the novels are also characterised by sharp humour and "wisecracking" dialogue. Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Castro Street in San Francisco Look up gay in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. ... Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... An African-American man drinks out of the colored only water fountain at a racially segregated streetcar terminal in the United States in 1939. ... Pedophilia (American English), pædophilia/paedophilia (Commonwealth English), or pedosexuality is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to prepubescent children. ... Castro Street in San Francisco Look up gay in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Series:

  • Drive-In
  1. The Drive-In (1988)
  2. The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels (1989)
  3. The Drive-In: A Double-Feature Omnibus (1997)
  • Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
  1. Savage Season (1990)
  2. Mucho Mojo (1994)
  3. Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
  4. Bad Chili (1997)
  5. Rumble Tumble (1998)
  6. Captains Outrageous (2001)

Novels: 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Short Story Collections: 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jonah Hex as depicted in Jonah Hex, #1 Jonah Hex as depicted in Hex, Issue 1 Jonah Hex is a comic book western hero created by John Albano and Tony DeZuñiga, but famously written by Michael Fleischer and published by DC Comics. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • By Bizarre Hands (1989)
  • Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy (1991)
  • Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993)
  • Writer of the Puprle Rage
  • A Fistfull of Stories (and Articles)
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent
  • Bumper Crop
  • High Cotton
  • For a Few Stories More

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
The Austin Chronicle Books: Lansdale's Revenge (1580 words)
Joe Lansdale at the Texas Institute of Letters' 64th Annual Awards Banquet in April in San Antonio, when he was inducted as a member of the organization.
Lansdale's upbringing in East Texas in the Forties and Fifties has been a great source of inspiration and material for him, but he also digs back further to his parents and their formative experiences living through the Great Depression.
And Lansdale is personally acquainted with the realities of fighting and pain through the rigors of rural, near-farm life as well as his 37 years of practicing the martial arts (he has even developed his own school of martial artistry called Shen Chuan).
Sunset and Sawdust by Joe R. Lansdale - review (1402 words)
Joe Lansdale has a reputation for "mojo storytelling," which he manages to pull off in a wide assortment of genre.
Lansdale seems to have as good a time pointing out Leonard Pine’s reality (and thus disarming the reader’s defenses), as he does spinning the tale of whatever adventure the two friends are on.
Joe Lansdale is also a martial artist for over 35 years and an Inductee into the INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME as Founder / Grandmaster of Shen Chuan and certified Ninth Degree Black Belt by the World Martial Arts Alliance.
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