Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal

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Overview


What do the disembodied head of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Frankenstein, the Tin Man, Captain Nemo, the Flying Dutchman, and the inestimable Ned the Seal have in common? Find out as they embark upon a spectacular set of nonstop steampunk adventures. For the first time, two epic chronicles, Zeppelins West and Flaming London, inscribed by a courageous young seal on his trusty notepad, are collected together in one volume.

Leap from a flaming zeppelin with the stars of the ...

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Overview


What do the disembodied head of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Frankenstein, the Tin Man, Captain Nemo, the Flying Dutchman, and the inestimable Ned the Seal have in common? Find out as they embark upon a spectacular set of nonstop steampunk adventures. For the first time, two epic chronicles, Zeppelins West and Flaming London, inscribed by a courageous young seal on his trusty notepad, are collected together in one volume.

Leap from a flaming zeppelin with the stars of the Wild West Show in a desperate escape from an imperial Japanese enclave. Wash up upon the island of Doctor Moreau, in mortal danger from his unnatural experiments (and ignorant that Dracula approaches by sea). Unite with Jules Verne, Passpartout, and Mark Twain on a desperate voyage to the burning streets of London, which are infested with killer squid from outer space courtesy of H. G. Wells’s time machine.

It’s a raucous steam-powered locomotive of shoot-’em-up Westerns, dime novels, comic books, and pulp fiction, as only Lansdale, the high-priest of Texan weirdness, could tell.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Only one of the wildest alternate-worlds, rip-in-space-time, sf-pastiche romps this side of 50s B movies.
New York Times Book Review
A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace.
Los Angeles Times
One of the more versatile writers in America.
People Magazine
Like 10-alarm chili, Lansdale is pretty strong stuff-He has become a cult figure.
Houston Chronicle
Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness . . . but amped up to about 100,000 watts.
Washington Post Book Review
A terrifically gifted storyteller.
Dallas News
He may be violent, gruesome and shocking, but Lansdale is also one of the greatest yarn spinners of his generation: fearless, earthy, original, manic and dreadfully funny. Laugh-out-loud funny, acquainted with the night and often acutely profound.
From the Publisher

"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.”
Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616960025
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 789,812
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2010

    Classic Lansdale but a word of caution

    Only Joe R. Lansdale could dream up a seal as the hero of his books. This is Lansdale at his wild , imaginative, grotesque and vulgar best. One word of caution: this is NOT a new Ned adventure as I discovered to my disappointment but "Zeppelins West" and "Flaming London" in a single book. For those who haven't read the first two, this book is a great deal. Those of us who have read the first books will just have to wait for another.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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