Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

An Anthology of the Weird West

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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The weird, wild west--an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk! Twenty-three of science fiction and fantasy's hottest and most popular authors create all-new tales, written exclusively for this anthology. Aliens and monsters, magic and science are introduced to the old west, with explosive results.
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781781164501
1781164509
Branch Call Number: FIC DEAD MA
Characteristics: 409 p ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Adams, John Joseph 1976-

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AnnabelleLee27 Dec 07, 2016

An enjoyable anthology of 'weird western' short stories which was a genre I had not encountered before (westerns with a steampunk vibe, a mash up of science fiction and fantasy set in the old west). The best thing about this book was discovering several new authors whose work I want to pursue and the inclusion of several female authors which added new (and needed voices) to the topic. I did feel the book was a bit longer than needed and I grew a bit weary of stories that were technologically driven rather than character driven. Overall the book was an enjoyable, inventive, and inspiring read.
My favorites were The Golden Age by Walter Jon Williams, Madame Damnable's Sewing Circle by Elizabeth Bear, The Devil's Jack by Laura Anne Gilman, and The Hell-Bound Stagecoach by Mike Resnick.

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