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

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

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By (author) Orson Scott Card, By (author) Kelley Armstrong, Edited by John Joseph Adams

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 33mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1781164509
  • ISBN 13: 9781781164501
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 419,894

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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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John Joseph Adams is a bestselling editor, named "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble. Orson Scott Card is the New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Game. Kelley Armstrong is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Women of the Otherworld series.

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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