FLAMING LONDON by Joe R. Lansdale, Dustjacket and interior illustrations by Timothy Truman. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2005. 1st edition hardcover.
The sequel to Zeppelins West. Flaming London is another highly strange illustrated novel by Joe R. Lansdale, with a full-color dustjacket, endsheets, and black and white interior illustrations by Timothy Truman.
That's right. Ned the Seal of Zeppelins West survived the shark attack from his last adventure, and he's back in a new escapade starring Jules Verne, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells and his Martian invaders, as well as a number of surprise guests you may or may not recognize.
Yes, my friends, it's a story of Ned the Seal, adventurer, future dime novelist and fish lover, in a world not of his making. Not of his choice. In fact, no one knows for sure who made it or chose it. And boy is it a mess.
Besides our plucky seal, here too is Rikwalk, the forty foot tall ape. Beadle and John Feather, the Masters of the giant metal steam man of the prairie, stoked up and ready to fight Martian war machines.
Not since you stubbed your big toe on your way to the toilet in the middle of the night have there been so many surprises. Flaming London is a pure fun romp you can ride without benefit of bridle or saddle and it won't hurt your toe.
So kick back, turn on the fan, pull the covers up to your chin, prop up your back, and read this tale of seals unchained, Steam unharnessed, ruthless Martian invaders, and heroes.
And don't forget the fish.
Flaming London is (was) available only from Subterranean Press, in a SIGNED/LIMITED/SLIPCASED fully cloth bound edition of 250 copies. Comes with an extra section of sketches at the back of the book.
Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER.