Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West

by John Joseph Adams

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Overview

HOW THE WEST WAS WEIRD!  

From a kill-or-be-killed gunfight with a vampire to an encounter in a steampunk bordello, the weird western is a dark, gritty tale where the protagonist might be playing poker with a sorcerous deck of cards, or facing an alien on the streets of a dusty frontier town.

Here are twenty-three original tales—stories of the Old West infused with elements of the fantastic—produced specifically for this volume by many of today’s finest writers. Included are Orson Scott Card’s first “Alvin Maker” story in a decade, and an original adventure by Fred Van Lente, writer of Cowboys & Aliens.

Other contributors include:
Tobias S. Buckell * David Farland * Alan Dean Foster * Jeffrey Ford * Laura Anne Gilman * Rajan Khanna * Mike Resnick * Beth Revis * Fred Van Lente * Walter Jon Williams * Ben H. Winters * Christie Yant * Charles Yu *

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781164518
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 251,292
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Editor John Joseph Adams (www.johnjosephadams.com) - called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble.com - is the bestselling editor of many anthologies such as Epic: Legends of FantasyWastelandsThe Living DeadBy Blood We LiveOz ReimaginedFederations, and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He the editor of Fantasy Magazine and Lightspeed Magazine, which published two Nebula Award finalists and a Hugo Award finalist in its first year. John co-hosts Wired.com's The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

Authors include: Joe Lansdale, Mike Resnick, Kelley Armstrong, Laura Anne Gilman, Fred van Lente, Elizabeth Bear, Jeffrey Ford, Hugh Howey, Tobias Buckell, Seanan McGuire, Walter Jon Williams, Ken Liu, Ben Winters, David Farland, Alan Dean Foster, Jonathan Maberry, Beth Revis, Alastair Reynolds, Tad Williams, Orson Scott Card, Rajan Khanna, Charles Yu, Christie Yant

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