Edited by Conrad Williams
Review by Sam Tomaino
PS Publishing Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781848632134
Date: 10 January 2011 List Price £19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Book Description: The place of the cowboy in fiction is wrapped up in violence and elegiac beauty. Their stories are underpinned by misery and threat. But in among the guns, knives and blood, there was love and hope and glory. The 20 tales between these covers offer a bizarre take on the myths of the Old West. You are as likely to meet a villain from the 21st century as a varmint from the 19th. There are monsters, real and imagined. There are ghosts and gangsters, masked men and marauders. There are showdowns and final sunsets. Above all there is the kind of awe that we all yearn for in our stories. Gutshot is a Smith & Wesson gripped by a skeletal fist, chambers loaded with alien ice, muzzle pointed at your heart . . . Table of Contents: Introduction, Passage by Alan Peter Ryan; The Black Rider by James Lovegrove; The Alabaster Child by Cat Sparks; The Ghost Warriors by Michael Moorcock; Blue Norther by Zander Shaw; In the Sand Hills by Thomas Tessier; White Butterflies by Stephen Volk; El Camino de Rojo by Gary McMahon The Bones that Walk by Joe R Lansdale; Ghosts by Amanda Hemingway; The Boy Thug by Christopher Fowler; Kiss the Wolf by Simon Bestwick; Waiting for the Bullet by Mark Morris; Carrion Cowboy by Paul Meloy; Some Kind of Light Shines from Your Face by Gemma Files; Splinters by Peter Crowther and Rio Youers; All Our Hearts are Ghosts by Peter Atkins; Beasts of Burden by Sarah Langan; What God Hath Wrought? by Adam Nevill; and Those Who Remember by Joel Lane
Jacketed Hardcover Limited Edition - 978-1-848632-13-4- Price: £19.99. Traycased Jacketed Hardcover (100 signed by the contributors) - 978-1-848632-14-1- Price: £39.99.
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