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Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West | [John Joseph Adams (editor)]

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

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.
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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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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-23-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-23-15 Member Since 2015

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "SHE'S NOT YOUR FAKE WIFE, I AM"

    REIGNING KING OF THE ANTHOLOGY WORLD
    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.

    DEAD WHITE MEN ARE GENEROUS.
    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.

    IF YOUR GOING TO KILL ME, DO IT TO MY FACE
    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.

    EVERYTHING STARTS WITH ONE PERSON
    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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    D. Glasgow Utah 04-09-15
    D. Glasgow Utah 04-09-15 Member Since 2014

    Yin Yang

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    "Great Stories, Magnificent Narration"
    If you could sum up Dead Man's Hand in three words, what would they be?

    Buy This Book!


    What other book might you compare Dead Man's Hand to and why?

    Oh please, a Western Science Fiction? First time I've seen that.


    What about Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s performance did you like?

    I'm glad that the book had the female character done by a female and male characters by a guy. The dialects portrayed (Old west, Mexican, Native American and Chinese) were done extremely well. Bravo! as they say.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The story about the "death procession" is one that will stick with me for life. Great Story.


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    Anders Petersen andeby1981 09-24-14
    Anders Petersen andeby1981 09-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice pastime"
    Would you listen to Dead Man's Hand again? Why?

    Yes, There were several of the stories that could be heard more than once.
    Because of the humor in some and some was entertaining strange.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More stories, but that's only because I'm greedy.
    It is a good wide collection of stories


    What about Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s performance did you like?

    They had separated the different stories excellent. Without exaggerating their voice change.


    Who was the most memorable character of Dead Man's Hand and why?

    It's hard to choose..... The Devil’s Jack by Laura Anne Gilman or
    Neversleeps by Fred Van Lente... Or La Madre Del Oro by Jeffrey Ford
    No!!! The Golden Age by Walter Jon Williams, the Commodore was fun and weird.


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