Dead Man's Hand by various authors audiobook

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West

Edited by John Joseph Adams
With stories by various authors
Read by Natalie Ross  and Phil Gigante

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15.95 Hours Unabridged
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The weird, wild west—an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk! Twenty-three of science fiction and fantasy's hottest and most popular authors create all-new tales, written exclusively for this anthology. Aliens and monsters, magic and science are introduced to the old west, with explosive results.

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Summary

Summary

The weird, wild west—an American frontier populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk!

Twenty-three of science fiction and fantasy's hottest and most popular authors create all-new tales, written exclusively for this anthology. Aliens and monsters, magic and science are introduced to the old west, with explosive results.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Every narrative is strong and held my attention.” Criminal Element
“Looking for something a little more…weird? Your first stop should be the new Weird West anthology by John Joseph Adams. Dead Man’s Hand features twenty-three original and gloriously weird tales from Elizabeth Bear, Tad Williams, Joe R. Lansdale, Seanan McGuire, and more.” Kirkus Reviews
“Incorporating elements of horror, science fiction, and fantasy into traditional western setting,…As varied and wide as the open range, several of these eerie tales feature characters and locales steeped in both history and legend…While the landscape and the personalities may be familiar, each of these original stories is steeped in an appropriately eerie atmosphere, informing an alternative version of the American frontier.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

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Author Bio: Charles Yu

Author Bio: Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which was named one of the best books of the year by Time magazine. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His work has been published in the New York Times, Playboy, and Slate, among other periodicals. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

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Author Bio: Alan Dean Foster

Author Bio: Alan Dean Foster

Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films, including Transformers, Star Wars, the first three Aliens films, and Alien Nation. His novel Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction, the first science fiction work ever to do so.

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Author Bio: Beth Revis

Author Bio: Beth Revis

Beth Revis is the author of the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series. She lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog and believes space is nowhere near the final frontier.

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Author Bio: Tobias S. Buckell

Author Bio: Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias Buckell is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tangled Lands, Crystal Rain, and Halo: The Cole Protocol. His other novels and more than fifty short stories have been translated into seventeen languages. Bucknell has been nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Prometheus, and the Campbell Award for Best New Author. He lives with his family in Ohio.

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Author Bio: Rajan Khanna

Author Bio: Rajan Khanna

Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, narrator, and graduate of the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop. His work has appeared in Shimmer Magazine, GUD, and The Way of the Wizard, amongst others. Rajan lives in New York where he's a member of the Altered Fluid writing group.

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Author Bio: Jeffrey Ford

Author Bio: Jeffrey Ford

Jeffrey Ford is the author of three previous story collections and eight previous novels, including the Edgar Award–winning Girl in the Glass and the Shirley Jackson Award–winning Shadow Year. A former professor of writing and early American literature, Ford now writes full time in Ohio, where he lives with his wife.

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Author Bio: Laura Anne Gilman

Author Bio: Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus novels, the Nebula award-nominated Vineart War trilogy, and the Portals duology, in addition to other works of short fiction from many fine publishers. She has dipped her pen into the mystery field as well, writing the Gin & Tonic series as L. A. Kornetsky. She lives in New York City where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions, an editorial service company.

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Author Bio: Walter Jon Williams

Author Bio: Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams has been nominated for every major science fiction award, including Hugo and Nebula award nominations for his novel City on Fire. His books include The Sundering, The Praxis, Destiny’s Way, and The Rift. He lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife.

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Author Bio: Fred Van Lente

Author Bio: Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente is the New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules, Odd Is on Our Side, as well as the American Library Association award-winning Action Philosophers. His original graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens, cowritten with Andrew Foley, is the basis for the major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

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Author Bio: David Farland

Author Bio: David Farland

David Farland is the pseudonym of Dave Wolverton, an American author of fantasy fiction who lives in Utah with his wife and five children. He was a budding author during his college years but came to prominence when he won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for On My Way to Paradise in 1987. He has achieved much renown in the science fiction field, but fans may know him best as the author of Star Wars novels; The Courtship of Princess Leia was met with acclaim from critics and readers alike and became a New York Times bestselling novel.

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Author Bio: Mike Resnick

Author Bio: Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick’s work has won numerous awards, including five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. He is the author of over sixty books, two screenplays, forty anthologies, and hundreds of other stories.

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Author Bio: Ben H. Winters

Author Bio: Ben H. Winters

Ben H. Winters is an Edgar Award winner and a New York Times bestselling author. His novel Bedbugs was hailed by Vanity Fair as a “diabolical tale of paranoia.” He lives in Indianapolis.

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Author Bio: Tad Williams

Author Bio: Tad Williams

Tad Williams is a former singer, shoe-seller, radio show host, and taught both grade school and college classes. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books as well as film and television scripts.  He lives with his family in London and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Author Bio: Kelley Armstrong

Author Bio: Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts, demons, and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She is the author of the Darkest Powers young adult urban fantasy trilogy, the Women of the Otherworld paranormal suspense series, and the Nadia Stafford crime series. She lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with her husband, kids, and far too many pets.

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Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, among others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli.

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Author Bio: Hugh Howey

Author Bio: Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey spent eight years living on boats and working as a yacht captain for the rich and famous. It wasn’t until the love of his life carried him away from these vagabond ways that he began to pursue literary adventures, rather than literal ones. Hugh wrote and self-published his first adult novel, Wool, which won rave reviews and praise from readers. He lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Bear

Author Bio: Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear, also known as Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky, is an American author known for her speculative fiction. Among her many awards, she is one of only five writers who have gone on to win multiple Hugo Awards for fiction after winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also won a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series.

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Author Bio: Alastair Reynolds

Author Bio: Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds is a bestselling author and has been awarded the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, along with being shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. He was born in Barry, South Wales, and studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew’s Universities to ultimately earn a PhD in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden.

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Author Bio: Seanan McGuire

Author Bio: Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel. Her October Daye and InCryptid series have been New York Times bestsellers and she was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year.

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Author Bio: Jonathan Maberry

Author Bio: Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Rot & Ruin, Mars One, and Captain America, which is in development for a feature film. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW and is the editor of such high-profile anthologies as The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There.

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Author Bio: Ken Liu

Author Bio: Ken Liu

Ken Liu is a Chinese American fiction writer whose work has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Clarkesworld, among other places. In addition to writing, he occasionally translates Chinese fiction into English. He is a winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards. Ken lives near Boston with his family.

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Author Bio: Christie Yant

Author Bio: Christie Yant

Christie Yant is a science fiction and fantasy writer, and assistant editor for Lightspeed Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in many anthologies and magazines including Armored, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and China’s Science Fiction World. Her work has also been long-listed for storySouth’s Million Writers Award. Christie lives on the central coast of California with two writers, an editor, and assorted four-legged nuisances.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 15.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English