‘Dead Man’s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West’ de John Joseph Adams

 Titan Books: Dead Man’s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West.

Publication Date: May 2014 ( cam departe)

The twenty-two original works—produced specifically for this volume—will range from a brand new Orson Scott Card tale (his first “Alvin Maker” story in a decade), to an original adventure by Fred Van Lente (creator of Cowboys & Aliens). It will also include stories such as Elizabeth Bear’s story of a steampunk bordello, and new writer Rajan Khanna’s exploration of sorcery found in a magical deck of playing cards.

The weird western is the forefather of steampunk, with a history that includes Stephen King’s Dark Tower and Card’s Alvin Maker,” editor John Joseph Adams explains. “But where steampunk is Victorian, weird westerns are darker, grittier, so the protagonist might be gunned down in a duel, killed by a vampire, or confronted by aliens on the streets of a dusty frontier town.”

The phrase “dead man’s hand’ refers to the poker hand held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was shot and killed by the coward Jack McCall. “What the hand actually was seems to be open to some debate,” Adams continues. “I suppose the only way we could ever know for sure would be to reanimate his corpse or to travel back in time … both of which are the stuff of the “weird western” tale—stories of the Old West infused with elements of the fantastic.”

Cuprinsul :

  1. “Bamboolzed” by Kelley Armstrong
  2. “Karen Memory” by Elizabeth Bear
  3. “Sundown” by Tobias Buckell
  4. “Alvin and the Apple Tree” by Orson Scott Card
  5. “Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang” by Charles de Lint
  6. “Clockwork” by David Farland
  7. “La Madre Del Oro” by Jeffrey Ford
  8. “Holy Jingle” by Alan Dean Foster
  9. “The Devil’s Jack” by Laura Anne Gilman
  10. “Second Hand” by Rajan Khanna
  11. “The Red-Headed Dead” by Joe R. Lansdale
  12. “What I Assume You Shall Assume” by Ken Liu
  13. “Ghostwood” by Jonathan Maberry
  14. “Stingers and Strangers” by Seanan McGuire
  15. “The Hell-Bound Stagecoach” by Mike Resnick
  16. “The Man With No Heart” by Beth Revis
  17. “Wrecking Party” by Alastair Reynolds
  18. “Neversleeps” by Fred van Lente
  19. “The Golden Age” by Walter Jon Williams
  20. “Medicine Dance, Arizona” by Tad Williams
  21. “The Old Slow Man and His Gold Gun From Space” by Ben Winters
  22. “Bookkeeper, Narrator, Gunslinger” by Charles Yu

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