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Long Horn, Big Shaggy: A Tale of Wild West Terror and Reanimated Buffalo

153 pages1 hour


There are things out there that you ain't dreamed of!

Things like back-from-the-dead mountain men, green ghost rock spirits, carrion stallions, time-travelling mad scientists and zombified buffalo.

And that's just for starters.

This is a bone-chilling romp through a Buffalo Bill fun house. A wild west horror novella that starts at a gallop and gathers momentum faster than a herd of stampeding avalanches.

I guarantee that you will NEVER look at a severed head the same way again.

"The Wild West just got a whole lot wilder! LONG HORN, BIG SHAGGY takes gun-toting cowboys, thier horses and even buffalo and gives them an unabashed zombie makeover." - Rue Morgue Magazine

"Laced with sardonic wit, visceral imagery and dialogue that will have you laughing out loud - this is the Old West as seen through Hell's meanest left eye squint." - Tim Curran, author of SKIN MEDICINE

"I knew that Steve Vernon was a good writer when I found myself cheering for a decapitated head. Anyone that can put such personality into a dislodged appendage, simply by internal dialogue, deserves kudos in my book." - Adrienne Jones

This is, simply put, the wildest western horror romp of recent years. In his new novella, "Long Horn, Big Shaggy," Steve Vernon has taken icons of the Wild West, combined them with elements of H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, and George Romero, and created something unique in both voice and scope that will stick with readers long after the tumbleweeds have rolled off down the path. – Cemetery Dance (David Niall Wilson)

One of the most gleefully scatological and outrageously clever novellas I've ever read - found myself wondering "Well how in tarnation is he going to top THAT?" as I moved from chapter to chapter, and Vernon somehow managed to do it. He's got the gift. - If you've got a taste for over-the-top gross-out stories in the campy mode of the Evil Dead movies, this is definitely a book you should look into. – The Goreletter

Long Horn, Big Shaggy is absolutely brilliant. A wonderful, twisted tale that is perfect for campfires and stormy nights. Steve Vernon has excelled as a writer and is one of the finest new talents of horror and dark fiction. – Owl Goingback, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Crota.

"If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." - BOOKGASM

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