Straight outta Dodge feature
THE WEIRD WILD WEST IN ALL ITS GLORY. . . AND GORY!
Straight Outta Dodge City

THE WEIRD WILD WEST IN ALL ITS GLORY. . . AND GORY!

It’s the final showdown between heroes and darkness in the Old West. Humans versus monsters. Supernatural beings versus greater evils—with a dinosaur or two thrown in for fun. Come explore the untold myths of the west—but no dying on the trail!

Joe R. Lansdale takes us on a train ride of the damned in hopes of rescuing one innocent soul. Mercedes Lackey’s duty-bound man races to claim sacred land. Jonathan Maberry introduces us to a half-Comanche hired gun running out of time against some murderous ghosts. And James A. Moore pits skinwalker against kachina in a Western anthology any historian would love!

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY—AND ON THE PRAIRIES AND PLAINS, TOO!

These and a whole passel of other great tales of western weirdness by Joe R. Lansdale, Mercedes Lackey, Jonathan Maberry, James A. Moore, Harry Turtledove, James Van Pelt, Ava Morgan, Sam Stone, Eytan Kollin, Julie Frost, Kim May, Irene Radford, David Boop, and Tex Thompson!

“Straight Outta Dodge City” is a collection of weird west stories by some of your favorite authors. This is the third book in the series edited by David Boop.

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This book contains 14 original stories and like any anthology some were good, some were so-so. I enjoyed “The Hoodoo Man and the Midnight Train” by Joe R. Lansdale, and “The Adventures of Rabbi Shlomo Jones and the Half-Baked Kid” by Eytan Kollins.

This is an interesting collection with the only connecting tie between stories being the wild weird west. Some could be classified as science fiction others as horror. I suppose there is a little bit for everyone, but as a whole the book did not grab me. There were some stories I struggled through and by the time I came to “Ghost Men of Sunrise Mesa” by Johnathan Maberry, I had lost interest.

I put the book down several times and it took me a lot longer to finish than most do.

I can only give this book three stars.

Edited by: David Boop
Cover Art by: Dominic Harmon

PopCultHQ Rating - 3 Stars
PopCultHQ Rating – 3 Stars


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