Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

An Anthology of the Weird West

By John Joseph Adams

Titan Books (UK), Paperback, 9781781164501, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Description
HOW THE WEST WAS WEIRD "
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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 *


About the Author
John Joseph Adams is the series editor of"Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy". He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as"The Mad Scientist s Guide to World Domination", " Armored", " Brave New Worlds", " Wastelands", and "The Living Dead".Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of "The End is Nigh", " The End is Now", and" The End Has Come"), and "Press Start to Play". John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines "Lightspeed "and "Nightmare", and is a producer for WIRED s"The Geek s Guide to the Galaxy"podcast.