Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology Of The Weird West

Paperback | May 13, 2014

byJohn Joseph Adams

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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 *

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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 ...

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 Fantasy, Wastelands, The Living Dead, By Blood We Live, Oz Reimagined, Federations, and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.99 × 5.98 × 1.08 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:TitanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1781164509

ISBN - 13:9781781164501

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"If you like weird west tales, I think this anthology should be a priority." - True Review"Relentless pacing and authentic Western flavor." - Ain’t It Cool "Every narrative is strong and held my attention." - Criminal Element "Looking for something a little more...weird? Your first stop should be the new Weird West anthology by John Joseph Adams. Dead Man's Hand features 23 original and gloriously weird tales from Elizabeth Bear, Tad Williams, Joe R. Lansdale, Seanan McGuire and more." - Kirkus