I have to admit that when it comes to my reading preferences, I am a bit of a girl. So, the western "shoot out at the O.K. Coral" themed read that I expected from this anthology was a bit out of my comfort zone...to say the least.
What I discovered when I breached this book's rugged exterior was a treasure trove of the wild, the western, and the weird. There was a bit of everything here from some of the world's greatest writers.
Several of My Favs:
The Man With No Heart by Beth Revis
Red Dreams by Jonathan Mayberry
The Hell-bound Stagecoach by Mike Resnick
Bamboozled by Kelley Armstrong
Take a walk on the wild side with Dead Man's Hand. I promise it will be a fun and fantasy filled trip that you will never forget!
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 *