Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop is a collection of short fiction by Joe R. Lansdale published in 2004. In his introduction, he cites it as the companion piece to High Cotton, because he had so many stories which didn't quite fit in with the "Best of" but were more like "personal favorites".

In his introduction, Lansdale explains that the term bumper crop refers to a harvest which is so plentiful that it exceeds all expectations; the excess harvest is the "bumper crop".

It contains:

  • Foreword: The Remains of My Days...
  • Bar Talk {originally published in New Blood #7 (1990)}
  • Bestsellers Guaranteed {originally published in Espionage Magazine, May 1985}
  • Billie Sue {originally published in A Fistfull of Stories (1996)}
  • A Change of Lifestyle (co-wr: Karen Lansdale) {originally published in Twilight Zone Magazine, Nov/Dec 1984}
  • Chompers {originally published in Twilight Zone Magazine, July 1982}
  • The Companion (co-wr: Keith & Kasey Jo Lansdale) {originally published in Great Writers & Kids Write Spooky Stories, ed. Greenberg, Morgan & Weinberg (1995)}
  • Cowboy {first published in The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent (1997)}
  • Down By the Sea Near the Great Big Rock {originally published in Masques #1, ed. J. N. Williamson (1984)}
  • Duck Hunt {originally published in After Midnight, ed. Charles L. Grant (1986)}
  • The Dump {originally published in Twilight Zone Magazine, July 1981}
  • The Fat Man {originally published in The Horror Show, Jan 1987}
  • Fire Dog {originally published in The Silver Gryphon, ed. Gary Turner & Marty Halpern (2003)}
  • Fish Night {originally published in Specter!, ed. Bill Pronzini (1982)}
  • God of the Razor (heavily reworked excerpt of The Nightrunners) {originally published in Grue #5, 1987}
  • In the Cold, Dark Time {originally published in Dark Harvest Summer/Fall Preview: 1990}
  • I Tell You it’s Love {first published in Modern Stories (1983)}
  • Last of the Hopeful {first published in The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent (1997)}
  • Listen {originally published in Twilight Zone Magazine, May/Jun 1983}
  • The Man Who Dreamed {originally published in The Horror Show, Fall 1984}
  • Master of Misery {originally published in Warriors of Blood and Dream, ed. Roger Zelazny & Greenberg (1995)}
  • Old Charlie {originally published in The Saint Magazine, Aug 1984}
  • On a Dark October {originally published in The Horror Show, Spring 1984)
  • Personality Problem {originally published in Twilight Zone Magazine, Jan/Feb 1983}
  • Pilots (co-wr: Dan Lowry) {originally published in Stalkers, ed. Gorman & Greenberg (1989)}
  • The Shaggy House {originally published in The Horror Show, Fall 1986}
  • Walks {originally published in Cemetery Dance, Fall 1997}
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