Zeppelins West

Zeppelins West

Illustration By Mark A. Nelson

Dustjacket and interior art by Mark A. Nelson

A tribute to such works as Richard Brautigan's Hawkline Monster, and Philip Jose Farmer's wackier novels, like The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, Zeppelin's West is a wild parody of Westerns, Alternate Universe novels, classic science fiction and horror, comic books, pulps, and dime novels.

A Lansdalean holiday into weirdness and camp, this is a special confection from one of today's most original, multi-award winning writers.

The Wild West Show travels by Zeppelin to perform before a Shogun, soon to be emperor of Japan, only to discover the Frankenstein monster is being whittled down slowly and ground into aphrodisiacs by the would-be ruler. Buffalo Bill, who, due to a recent accident, exists only as a battery powered head in a jar of liquid manufactured from the best that modern science and pig urine has to offer, along with Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and a cast of historical as well as literary characters, rescue the monster, only to be shot down over the Pacific, where they are saved from sharks by Captain Nemo and his intellectual seal, Ned.

And then things get weird.

Zeppelins West will be available in two unique states:

Signed limited trade: fully cloth bound hardcover, with a full-color wraparound dustjacket, illustrated endsheets, and at least ten black and white interior illustrations by Mark A. Nelson. Signed by Joe R Lansdale.
Signed numbered: Only 350 numbered copies, signed by Joe R. Lansdale and Mark A. Nelson. Will include everything in the trade edition, and more. Bound in premium cloth, slipcased, an exclusive afterword, a full color signature page, plus the original comic book proposal by Lansdale and preliminary sketches by Nelson.

Mark A. Nelson
Joe R. Lansdale
170 pages
United States
Out of Print