Bumper Crop

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Bumper Crop
Bumper Crop.jpg
Author Joe R. Lansdale
Cover artist John Picacio
Country United States
Language English
Genre Short story collection
Publisher Golden Gryphon Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 199
ISBN 1-930846-24-X
Preceded by A Little Green Book of Monster Stories (2003)
Followed by Mad Dog Summer and other Stories (2004)

Bumper Crop is a collection of short stories by Joe R. Lansdale published in 2004 by Golden Gryphon Press. 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." Initially issued as a hardcover, it has been reissued as a trade paperback.[1][2]

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."[3]

Stories collected[edit]

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


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