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The weird, wild west - an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk! Twenty-three of science fiction and fantasy's hottest and most popular authors create all-new tales, written exclusively for this anthology. Aliens and monsters, magic and science are introduced to the old west, with explosive results.
©2014 Introduction by John Joseph Adams; The Red-Headed Dead by Joe R Lansdale; The Old Slow Man and His Gold Gun From Space by Ben H Winters; Hellfire on the High Frontier by David Farland; The Hell-Bound Stagecoach by Mike Resnick; Stingers and Strangers by Seanan McGuire; Bookkeeper, Narrator, Gunslinger by CharlesYu; Holy Jingle by Alan Dean Foster; The Man With No Heart by Beth Revis; Wrecking Party by Alastair Reynolds; Hell from the East by Hugh Howey; Second Hand by Rajan Khanna; Alvin and the Apple Tree; by Orson Scott Card; Madam Damnable’s Sewing Circle by Elizabeth Bear; Strong Medicine by Tad Williams; Red Dreams by Jonathan Maberry; Bamboozled by Kelley Armstrong; Sundown by Tobias S Buckell; La Madre Del Oro by Jeffrey Ford; What I Assume You Shall Assume by Ken Liu; The Devil’s Jack by Laura Anne Gilman; The Golden Age by Walter Jon Williams; Neversleeps by Fred Van Lente; and Dead Man’s Hand by Christie Yant (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-23-15


I have tooted Adams' horn before. That title should be reigning king of the original anthology world. Dozier is the reigning king of the best of anthology world. I would think original anthologies would be harder. Your not picking from he best, you are picking writers and hoping they will not let you down. Adams is starting to get competition from George R.R. Martin and this book did not help his efforts. While this was a great subject, Adams was let down by some big names. I was expecting some good stuff from Lansdale, Card, Reynolds and Howey, but there stories were just phoned in. THERE WEREN'T NO BRAINS IN THIS OPERATION.

Seanan McGuire a.k.a. Mira Grant wrote the best story. There were also some strong showings by Resnick, Winters, Yu and Williams. I am finding that at least in the short story genre, Tad Williams can always be counted on to write something interesting and entertaining.

I have read all three of Frederick Douglass' biographies, but in Tobias' Sundown I heard some exciting stuff not included in any of these biographies.

While Gigante is a good narrator, I would have liked to have heard a lot more narrators. Ross did good, but in my favorite story by McGuire, her male character had a tendency to drop his words at the end of a sentence and often I could not tell exactly what he said. The story was still good enough to make this a minor problem.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 10-08-15

Fun good collection

Lot of good stories, some better than others most worth listening to. Narrators are fantastic. Overall great collection

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-17-16


good stories just what I wanted as an introduction to the weird West. I think consitent quality and a measure of variety are the essentials in an anthology and this has both

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