Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns : Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games
From automatons to zombies, many fantastic elements have been cross-pollinated with the western genre. This Second Edition of the A-to-Z Encyclopedia of the Weird Western includes numerous new entries covering film, television, animation, dime novels, pulp fiction, comic books, novels, short stories and video and role-playing games. Categories include Weird, Science Fiction, Space, Steampunk, Romance and Weird Menace Westerns.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 178 x 254 x 20.32mm | 635.03g
- 29 Feb 2016
- McFarland & Co Inc
- Jefferson, NC, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
Reviews of the first edition: "an eye-opener for fans of the typical all-American, John Wayne western"--ARBA; "in the extraordinarily useful and detailed Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns, Green identifies horrific and supernatural departures and twists over the last 150 years of the Western. A delightful, breezy volume one might read cover to cover. Green's Encyclopedia covers considerable ground...certainly deserving of recognition"--Ray Merlock, University of South Carolina Upstate, The Journal of American Culture; "all-encompassing coverage...a stunning amount of research...Green has done the Western genre a great service"--True West; "a useful and entertaining guide to the mind-bending and genre-blending world that resides outside the mainstream...a handy sourcebook"--Wild West History Journal; "a fine, well-researched and entertaining book"--Destructive Music; "thorough...it is very easy to get lost in the Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns, so make sure to set aside a good deal of time when you pick it up to 'just look something up.' There are plenty of discoveries awaiting, and some old favorites to revisit"--Green Man Review; "his coverage is quite inclusive; few media are omitted"--Communication Booknotes Quarterly; "a rich vein for prospectors mining those dusty hills of the Wild Weird West. It's the kind of book I like to dog-ear and write in, and carry along with me, in my urban saddle bag, to refer to often"--Zombos' Closet of Horror; "highly recommended"--Operaphile; "this unique volume covers ground that has generally eluded researchers"--Starlog.
About Paul Green
Paul Green has worked as an artist in the UK for Marvel, DC and World Distributors, among others, on titles such as Doctor Who, Buck Rogers, Alias Smith and Jones and Star Trek. The author of many books about television and film history, he lives in Rustburg, Virginia.