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    Tales of the Far West (Paperback) By (author) Scott Lynch, By (author) Tessa Gratton, By (author) Matt Forbeck, By (author) Gareth-Michael Skarka

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    DescriptionImagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather on the tropes of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well. A fantasy world that mixes the inspirations of "Django" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.".. "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly "and "House of Flying Daggers.".. "Fistful of Dollars" and "Fist of Legend." A fantasy world that's explored through a book series, a constantly-updated website, a tabletop role-playing game, comics, artwork, webseries and much, much, more. This is FAR WEST. Tales of the Far West is the first book in Adamant Entertainment's Wuxia-Western mash-up, featuring a dozen all-new tales written by critically-acclaimed and award-winning fantasy, science-fiction, horror and adventure authors, including: "He Built The Wall To Knock It Down" by Scott Lynch: A master teaches an unforgettable lesson in the pursuit of excellence in all things. "In Stillness, Music" by Aaron Rosenberg: A wandering musician is all that stands between a village and a cattle baron. "Riding The Thunderbird" by Chuck Wendig: A herd of giant, flightless birds, a young girl, and a sudden lesson. "Purity of Purpose" by Gareth-Michael Skarka: Who seeks the secret of the Unsurpassed Weapons? "Paper Lotus" by Tessa Gratton: A strange girl tasks a wounded man to deliver a crucial message. "In the Name of the Empire" by Eddy Webb: A sheriff is charged with the murder of an Imperial Magistrate. "Errant Eagles" by Will Hindmarch: A gunslinger faces the consequences of his past. "Railroad Spikes" by Ari Marmell: A bandit finds that he's robbed the wrong train. "The Fury Pact" by Matt Forbeck: An inventor's son faces the responsibility of his name. "Seven Holes" by T.S. Luikart: An apprentice learns the true nature of demons. "Local Legend" by Jason L. Blair: Red Phoenix was dead, and the bounty hunter tells the tale. "Crippled Avengers" by Dave Gross: A band of fighters seek to take revenge on the steam baron who crippled them.

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    Tales of the Far West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott Lynch, By (author) Tessa Gratton, By (author) Matt Forbeck, By (author) Gareth-Michael Skarka
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 226
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    ISBN 13: 9781937936013
    ISBN 10: 1937936015

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.0876608
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009030
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Adamant Entertainment
    Imprint name
    Adamant Entertainment
    Publication date
    27 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Lawrence, KS
    Author Information
    Director and founder of Adamant Entertainment and the creator of Far West, Gareth-Michael Skarka is a writer, game designer, consultant, graphic designer and veteran of over twenty years in the entertainment business. He's written and designed for critically-acclaimed role-playing games including Doctor Who, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, Hong Kong Action Theatre!, and more. For the past eight years, he's been at the forefront of the growth of the ePublishing industry, appearing in articles on the subject ranging from the Washington Post to the South China Morning Post, and online via dozens of sites, including CNNMoney, ABCNews.com and the Nintendo Wii News Channel. The married father of three lives in the old frontier (in Lawrence, Kansas), but works in the new one.