Come visit the Old West, the land where gang initiations, ride-by shootings and territory disputes got their start. But these tales aren’t the ones your grandpappy spun around a campfire, unless he spoke of soul-sucking ghosts, steam-powered demons and wayward aliens.
Here then are seventeen stories that breathe new life in the Old West. Among them: Larry Correia explores the roots of his best-selling Monster Hunter International series in “Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers.” Jim Butcher reveals the origin of one of the Dresden Files’ most popular characters in “Fistful of Warlock.” And Kevin J. Anderson’s Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., finds himself in a showdown in “High Midnight.” Plus stories from Alan Dean Foster, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael A. Stackpole, and many more.
This is a new Old West and you’ll be lucky to get outta town alive!
If you want to have a sneak peek, head on over to Baen’s website (http://www.baen.com/straight-outta-tombstone.html) where you can, for free, read three of the stories online, including Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers by Larry Correia, Trouble in an Hourglass by Jody Lynn Nye, and The Buffalo Hunters by Sam Knight (that’s me!).
I have had comments that the opening of my story, The Buffalo Hunters, was a little unbelievable. Aside from the fact that my story is supernatural fiction set in the Weird West rather than the Old West, I am proud of myself as a writer, and ashamed of us all as humans, to report that the opening scene on the train is very much based upon fact. If you would like to know more about that, I have a post on the origin of my idea for The Buffalo Hunters here: http://samknight.com/?page_id=2445
I would also like to mention how proud I am to have my story included with some incredibly talented authors: