Short Story: “Dead Man’s Hand”

Cover: Dead Man's Hand from Titan Books
Cover: Dead Man’s Hand from Titan Books

Dead Man’s Hand–an anthology of Weird Western stories by Seanan McGuire, Hugh Howie, Elizabeth Bear, Ken Liu, and many more, edited by John Joseph Adams–came out last summer from Titan Books. Now my story from the anthology, an alternate history short also titled “Dead Man’s Hand,” is available to read free online.

More about the book:

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 today’s finest writers. Included are Orson Scott Card’s first “Alvin Maker” story in a decade, and an original adventure by Fred Van Lente, writer of Cowboys & Aliens.

Other contributors include: Tobias 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. Winters * Christie Yant * Charles Yu *

Enjoy!

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