Mad Dog Summer

Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories, is a collection of short stories by Joe R. Lansdale, first published in 2004 in a limited edition by Subterranean Press. It was reissued in paperback in 2006 by Golden Gryphon Press. Both Subterranean Press editions have long sold out.

It contains:

  • "Mad Dog Summer" (won a Bram Stoker Award and was originally published in 999: New Stories of Horror & Suspense, ed Al Sarrantonio) (1999)
  • "The Mule Rustlers" (originally published in The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology, ed. Freed and Malloy) (2001)
  • "O’Reta: Snapshot Memories" (originally published in Mothers and Sons, ed. Jill Morgan) (2000)
  • "Rainy Weather" (won a Bram Stoker Award) (shorter version of what became The Big Blow) (originally published in Cemetery Dance #30) (1998)
  • "Screwup" (co-wr: Karen Lansdale) (originally published in Till Death Do Us Part, ed. Jill M. Morgan & Martin H. Greenberg) (1999)
  • "The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down" (originally published in The Long Ones) (2000)
  • "Veil's Visit" (a Hap and Leonard short story co-written with Andrew Vachss) (originally published in Veil's Visit: A Taste of Hap and Leonard) (2001)
  • "Way Down There" (first publication)

An early, extremely limited pressing had the script for the graphic novel Red Range, as well as the other Hap and Leonard story "Death by Chili".

Famous quotes containing the words mad, dog and/or summer:

    The venom clamors of a jealous woman
    Poisons more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The little dog lay curled and did not rise
    But slept the deeper as the ashes rose
    And found the people incomplete,
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    When I was a bachelor, I lived by myself
    And I worked at the weaver’s trade;
    The only, only, thing that I ever did wrong
    Was to woo a fair young maid.
    I wooed her in the winter time,
    And in the summer too;
    And the only, only thing that I ever did wrong
    Was to keep her from the foggy, foggy dew.
    Unknown. The Foggy, Foggy Dew (l. 1–8)