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jeffingoff
04-07-2017, 08:07 PM
Is anyone interested in this title from SubPress? I'm on the fence about picking it up.

http://subterraneanpress.com/bubba-and-the-cosmic-blood-suckers

Theli
04-07-2017, 08:40 PM
Doesn't exactly seem like my cup of tea, but I do dig Lansdale. Worth it for $40 I would say, as long as you like mondo fiction.

Sock Monkey
04-08-2017, 09:37 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep is a great story (and great movie) and Lansdale excels at this type of story. If it was by anybody else it would be an easy pass for me. All that being said, I'm on the fence as well but more due to budgetary issues than anything else. With CD's pre-announcements I've become more cautious with my spending.

I have been thinking about picking up more Lansdale limiteds though. For as much as I like his work, I only have two limiteds in my collection. I kinda wish someone would do a Complete Short Fiction series of his work or begin reissuing deluxe versions of Hap and Leonard.

jeffingoff
04-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Interesting perspectives. Thanks. I don't think I've read any Lansdale (maybe a short story here or there) but I thought the movie was a riot and I love weird stuff like John Dies at the End. But yes, I need to be more budget-minded! Centipede Press looks like it's going to offer three books I want and with all CD has in the works, I don't have money to gamble.

jeffingoff
04-09-2017, 06:13 PM
Well, you guys were NO HELP. You were supposed t talk me out of it. But you didn't. And now I'm getting a copy in October.

Sock Monkey
04-09-2017, 07:59 PM
Yeah, you came to the wrong place if you want to be talked OUT of something. That's what spouses and bill collectors are for. :D

Martin
04-09-2017, 08:07 PM
We are here to help you spend money.


Well, you guys were NO HELP. You were supposed t talk me out of it. But you didn't. And now I'm getting a copy in October.

jeffingoff
04-10-2017, 12:44 AM
We are here to help you spend money.

HAHAHA no lie. You're a bunch of enablers. Though it doesn't take much to enable me.

jeffingoff
04-10-2017, 12:45 AM
Yeah, you came to the wrong place if you want to be talked OUT of something. That's what spouses and bill collectors are for. :D

Well, now you all have to buy a copy so it will be out of print and worth more down the line.

bookworm 1
04-13-2017, 01:45 AM
While I am a huge fan of Lansdale I might be one of the very few people who didn't really like Bubba. So I am passing on this.

jeffingoff
04-13-2017, 01:21 PM
Seeing all the Lansdale love that's going around in the CD forum and other places, I'm excited to begin reading him. Is there a Lansdale book you'd recommend since Bubba ain't your guy?

RonClinton
04-13-2017, 03:24 PM
Seeing all the Lansdale love that's going around in the CD forum and other places, I'm excited to begin reading him. Is there a Lansdale book you'd recommend since Bubba ain't your guy?

For mystery/suspense, I'd recommend THE BOTTOMS and give honorary mention to FREEZER BURN.

For horror, I'd recommend THE DRIVE-IN (#1, the first of the trilogy) and give honorary mention to THE NIGHTRUNNERS.

For young adult, I'd recommend FENDER LIZARDS and give honorary mention to ALL THE EARTH, THROWN TO THE SKY.

For short-story collections, I'd recommend BY BIZARRE HANDS and give honorary mention to BLEEDING SHADOWS.

For westerns, I'd recommend THE MAGIC WAGON and give honorary mention to PARADISE SKY.

For novellas, I'd recommend THE BIG BLOW and give honorary mention to DEAD IN THE WEST.

Hope that helps...should keep you busy for a while. :)

jeffingoff
04-13-2017, 04:08 PM
Wow. Thank you for that list! I'll probably start with the horror.

bookworm 1
04-16-2017, 09:19 PM
For me I would recommend The Complete Drive in. As well as Edge of Dark Water,The Bottoms and The Thicket

jeffingoff
04-18-2017, 02:27 PM
For me I would recommend The Complete Drive in. As well as Edge of Dark Water,The Bottoms and The Thicket

I've been eyeballing a Centipede Press edition of The Drive In on eBay.

TacomaDiver
04-19-2017, 03:03 AM
I've been eyeballing a Centipede Press edition of The Drive In on eBay.

That's a beautiful edition and doesn't seem to be overpriced on the secondary market either.

jeffingoff
04-19-2017, 04:13 PM
That's a beautiful edition and doesn't seem to be overpriced on the secondary market either.

I put a bid on it. You guys are killing me. Or at the very least assisting a suicide. A financial suicide, to be clear.

jeffingoff
04-20-2017, 01:29 AM
WELL I won the eBay auction. So I'm getting the Centipede Press edition of The Drive In and I'm thrilled to see that it's the complete Drive In. I also won an ARC of Paradise Sky as part of the auction. So I'm definitely getting my Lansdale on.

During my research I noticed that Jerad doesn't list Lansdale among Centipede Press authors on the site. Seems odd considering that The Drive In wasn't published that long ago and the list of authors seemed pretty comprehensive.

Made me wonder if there's bad blood between Lansdale and CP. Then I began wondering if there would be bad blood between McCammon and Subterranean Press since CD snatched up The Listener.

And then I was wondering if anyone could stop Dark Regions from crazy mark-ups on other publishers books! They're selling Bubba for $60 even as SubPress has copies available on their site for $40.

Theli
04-20-2017, 02:00 PM
WELL I won the eBay auction. So I'm getting the Centipede Press edition of The Drive In and I'm thrilled to see that it's the complete Drive In. I also won an ARC of Paradise Sky as part of the auction. So I'm definitely getting my Lansdale on.

During my research I noticed that Jerad doesn't list Lansdale among Centipede Press authors on the site. Seems odd considering that The Drive In wasn't published that long ago and the list of authors seemed pretty comprehensive.

Made me wonder if there's bad blood between Lansdale and CP. Then I began wondering if there would be bad blood between McCammon and Subterranean Press since CD snatched up The Listener.

And then I was wondering if anyone could stop Dark Regions from crazy mark-ups on other publishers books! They're selling Bubba for $60 even as SubPress has copies available on their site for $40.

I'm guessing the case with Jerad is just a mishap. I doubt there's any bad blood. Other than a minor disagreement with Stephen King I don't know anyone that has said anything negative about him. Lansdale is the same way. They both seem like agreeable people.

I also doubt there's any bad blood between McCammon and Sub Press. It's all contracts. I wouldn't be surprised to see other new works from him come out from them in the future.

Dark Regions... I got nothing to say on that.

mhatchett
04-20-2017, 02:14 PM
My dealings with Jerad have all been top notch. I agree with Theli, it's all business. I doubt any of these guys would sign anything that looked like an exclusive contract. I wouldn't! Sub has done a great job with McCammon's work and I think we can all agree Lansdale's Drive In omnibus is a super nice volume. Sometimes, I think we watch too much TV/TMZ, the world does not always spin on drama. Thank God LOL!!

Theli
04-20-2017, 02:15 PM
I forgot to say congrats on winning the auction!

jeffingoff
04-20-2017, 02:19 PM
I'm guessing the case with Jerad is just a mishap. I doubt there's any bad blood. Other than a minor disagreement with Stephen King I don't know anyone that has said anything negative about him. Lansdale is the same way. They both seem like agreeable people.

I also doubt there's any bad blood between McCammon and Sub Press. It's all contracts. I wouldn't be surprised to see other new works from him come out from them in the future.

Dark Regions... I got nothing to say on that.

I hope you're right about everyone getting along to make money off of us (as well as entertain the hell out of us--and, in some cases, into us). I like collecting the same authors from different publishers.

I laughed at your Dark Regions response. They're trying to sell a Grant Artist Edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole for $245 even as Grant has brand new copies available for $75. That markup might work if the internet didn't exist and they were the only bookstore with a copy in an isolated rural town.

jeffingoff
04-20-2017, 02:22 PM
I forgot to say congrats on winning the auction!


Thanks. I was the only bidder. hahaha. This was at least the third time the seller listed these books for auction and no one was biting. Perhaps because Amazon has some CP editions available for less than this auction's starting bid. But I also got Paradise Sky so I'm cool with it.

jeffingoff
04-20-2017, 02:23 PM
My dealings with Jerad have all been top notch. I agree with Theli, it's all business. I doubt any of these guys would sign anything that looked like an exclusive contract. I wouldn't! Sub has done a great job with McCammon's work and I think we can all agree Lansdale's Drive In omnibus is a super nice volume. Sometimes, I think we watch too much TV/TMZ, the world does not always spin on drama. Thank God LOL!!

You're right. Too much ginned up drama. I'm desensitized to it while also expecting it.

Theli
04-20-2017, 02:28 PM
I hope you're right about everyone getting along to make money off of us (as well as entertain the hell out of us--and, in some cases, into us). I like collecting the same authors from different publishers.

I laughed at your Dark Regions response. They're trying to sell a Grant Artist Edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole for $245 even as Grant has brand new copies available for $75. That markup might work if the internet didn't exist and they were the only bookstore with a copy in an isolated rural town.

It's sad in a way because they are ultimately just taking advantage of their devoted (or ignorant) customers. The rest of us see a price and do a bit of online shopping. It's amazing what can be achieved in 10 minutes of searching. It's not like when you needed to literally drive around town to find the best price.

jeffingoff
04-20-2017, 02:46 PM
It's sad in a way because they are ultimately just taking advantage of their devoted (or ignorant) customers. The rest of us see a price and do a bit of online shopping. It's amazing what can be achieved in 10 minutes of searching. It's not like when you needed to literally drive around town to find the best price.

Very true. Though I will say they've been hanging on to that edition for quite a while now. So I'd imagine anyone interested has done their homework.

TacomaDiver
04-21-2017, 01:27 AM
Congrats on winning!

And I LOVED Paradise Sky. I think it was one of the first half dozen things I read by Lansdale and absolutely loved it.


Thanks. I was the only bidder. hahaha. This was at least the third time the seller listed these books for auction and no one was biting. Perhaps because Amazon has some CP editions available for less than this auction's starting bid. But I also got Paradise Sky so I'm cool with it.

jeffingoff
04-21-2017, 02:34 PM
Congrats on winning!

And I LOVED Paradise Sky. I think it was one of the first half dozen things I read by Lansdale and absolutely loved it.

Thanks. I can't wait to start reading Lansdale. Just got to finish Gerald's Game first.

jeffingoff
04-28-2017, 03:09 PM
Thanks to everyone who made their Lansdale recommendations. I started The Drive In this morning and I already love it.

bookworm 1
05-07-2017, 10:18 PM
Thanks to everyone who made their Lansdale recommendations. I started The Drive In this morning and I already love it.

It truly is a very fun read.

jeffingoff
05-10-2017, 03:28 PM
It truly is a very fun read.

I loved it! Just finished the Complete Drive in and I gotta say it was a great ride. I'm on the fence about the ending. And can I say WHY would SubPress choose that artwork for the cover of their edition of Drive in 3: The Bus Tour?! Why?!

Can't wait to read Paradise Sky and Bubba when it comes out. Safe to say I am an instant Lansdale fan. Exactly my kind of horror/humor/happy. Reminded me a little of John Dies at the End.

I'm going to write for a while (horror story about a dude's internship in Hell) but then I'll be reading Gwendy!

RonClinton
05-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Safe to say I am an instant Lansdale fan. Exactly my kind of horror/humor/happy.

Jeff, I had to winnow down my Lansdale shelves a bit, so left you a PM in case you're looking for more Lansdale to read.

jeffingoff
05-10-2017, 04:16 PM
I replied. You are an amazing human.

Martin
05-10-2017, 04:34 PM
I loved it! Just finished the Complete Drive in and I gotta say it was a great ride. I'm on the fence about the ending. And can I say WHY would SubPress choose that artwork for the cover of their edition of Drive in 3: The Bus Tour?! Why?!

Can't wait to read Paradise Sky and Bubba when it comes out. Safe to say I am an instant Lansdale fan. Exactly my kind of horror/humor/happy. Reminded me a little of John Dies at the End.

I'm going to write for a while (horror story about a dude's internship in Hell) but then I'll be reading Gwendy!

I have read a limited amount of Lansdale but I have enjoyed what I have read. I am enjoying Hap and Leonard as well.