Multcolib My Librarian Nick: Weird westerns part 1
Annotation:The anthology that really started it all. Ever read about a cowboy riding a giant rattlesnake like a bronco? Want to know where Jean LaFitte hid his treasure? Some of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi's best writers all contributed to this collection and I can't recommend it any higher. True originals.
Annotation:A master of the horror genre proves versatile here and longtime Matheson fans who have marveled at his horror and Twilight Zone tales may have let this little diamond pass them by. A great addition to the Weird Western canon, this tale brings the supernatural, Apaches, and the tense underbelly of mob justice to Picture City, Az.
Annotation:This is one of many Lansdale titles on Weird Western lists. I sense a pattern here. See Buffalo Bill's detached head live! See Sitting Bull curse! See Ned the Seal do his...ah, you just have to read it! An exquisite, thrilling ride. The sequel is great too: Flaming London (MCL does carry).
Annotation:A new creator to the WW genre, this is the first in four titles Resnick has written so far and he's comin' out with six-guns a' blazin'! This series straddles the very thin line between WW and Steampunk, with strong sci-fi elements, but it definitely belongs on the ranch.
Annotation:Somtow has an impressive resume and this title is a ferocious alternate-history yarn with a broad roster of characters, real and imagined. Why wouldn't you read a Civil War title with zombies, voodoo, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman? An excellent gumbo, try his other WW werewolf novel, the brilliant tapestry "Moon Dance."
Annotation:Ok, zombie-lovers, slurp up this pulpy homage to Portland's early years. A nice, keep-it-local 2012 edition to the ranch. Stumptown takes on a whole new meaning here, don't forget to cauterize!
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Like your westerns mixed with horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or mystery? Look no further. Here is part 1 of a very undervalued mash-up sub-genre: the Weird Western. Dust off that Winchester, sharpen your werewolf claws, and make sure you don't end up on Boot Hill with the other zombies...(If you like these titles, email me and I'll send you a large, comprehensive bibliography of Weird Westerns).