MAD DOG SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES by Joe R. Lansdale. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2004. 1st edition hardcover. Fine in fine dj.. Signed by Author. Publisher Description: Before such classic novels as The Drive-In, The Bottoms, Cold in July, and the Hap and Leonard suspense novels, Joe R. Lansdale made his reputation with short stories like "Night They Missed the Horror Show," "The Pit," and "Steel Valentine." Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories continues hisownself's mastery of the short story, with tales of a very weird future, a nostalgic past, and two Hap and Leonard short stories -- one written in collaboration with Andrew Vachss. Lansdale's major new collection will contain his newest, best work from venues obscure and familiar, as well as at least one long original story written exclusively for SubPress, and a "story notes" section in which Joe talks about each of the stories. Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories will be available only from Subterranean Press. Table of contents: Introduction: The Senior Girls' Bayonet Drill Team, Mad Dog Summer, The Mule Rustlers, O'Reta: Snapshot Memories, Rainy Weather, The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down: a Dime Novel, Screw Up, Veil's Visit, Death by Chili, Story Notes. OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER.