Joe R. Lansdale

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By Joe R. Lansdale:

Joe Lansdale on the future

The Next 60: Where Are My Flying Cars?

Not being able to predict the future doesn’t stop us from trying. We all think we possess the Magic 8 Ball and know what it’s all about, how things will turn out. We don’t. Read More

Cover Story

The Battery Powered Christmas

My parents and I were staying in a little, rented house that leaned to one side like a wet cardboard box. It was almost Christmas—the first Christmas I remember—and the images are stuck to my mind like dog hair to … Read More


Darkness in the East

Noir is a French word meaning dark. It’s used to identify a certain type of grim fiction or film. Don’t let the French name fool you. There’s plenty of noir right here in East Texas, though it’s mixed with Southern … Read More


Blood Sport

It’s early yet, but mighty East Texas hunters should get out their guns and oil them up, buy shells, proper clothing and a game bag, and pack a lunch. Squirrel season is upon us—in a few months. So, if you … Read More


Walmart, I Can’t Quit You

Listen to an audio version of this story produced by This Land Radio. Once upon a time in our little town of Nacogdoches, arguably the oldest continuous settlement in Texas, there was no Walmart. There were numerous stores downtown and few … Read More