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HOW THE WEST WAS WEIRD!  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 todays finest writers. Included are Orson Scott Cards first Alvin Maker story in a decade, and an original adventure by Fred Van Lente, writer of Cowboys Aliens.Other contributors includeTobias 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.



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John Joseph Adams

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 ROBOT UPRISINGS, DEAD MAN'S HAND, OZ REIMAGINED, THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION, EPIC: LEGENDS OF FANTASY, OTHER WORLDS THAN THESE, ARMORED, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS, BRAVE NEW WORLDS, WASTELANDS, THE LIVING DEAD, THE LIVING DEAD 2, BY BLOOD WE LIVE, FEDERATIONS, THE IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and THE WAY OF THE WIZARD.

He has been called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble, and he is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (and has been nominated ten times) and a seven-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award.

He is also the editor and publisher of LIGHTSPEED and NIGHTMARE, and is a producer for WIRED's THE GEEK'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast.

Recent anthologies include THE END IS NIGH (March 2014) , THE END IS NOW (September 2014) , THE END HAS COME (March 2015) , LOOSED UPON THE WORLD (Saga, 2015) , OPERATION ARCANA (Baen, 2015) , PRESS START TO PLAY (Vintage, 2015) , WASTELANDS 2 (Titan Books, 2015) , and WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT? (Saga, 2016) .

In addition to his work in short fiction, he is now also the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a new science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and on Twitter @JohnJosephAdams.



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