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Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Joe Lansdale's 'The Red-Headed Dead' Story in Dead Man's HandDead Man’s Hand, an anthology of weird western stories, arrives tomorrow, May 13, from Titan Books; and in honor of the occasion, we have an exclusive excerpt to share from Joe Lansdale’s contribution, “The Red-Headed Dead.”

The book features twenty-three previously unpublished stories of horror, fantasy, action, and science fiction by some of our best contemporary authors.

It’s the weird Wild West populated by gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers, and steampunk.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of our exclusive excerpt from Joe Lansdale’s “The Red-Headed Dead.”

The other Dead Man’s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West contributors include Mike Resnick, Kelley Armstrong, Laura Anne Gilman, Fred van Lente, Elizabeth Bear, Jeffrey Ford, Hugh Howey, Tobias Buckell, Seanan McGuire, Walter Jon Williams, Ken Liu, Ben Winters, David Farland, Alan Dean Foster, Jonathan Maberry, Beth Revis, Alastair Reynolds, Tad Williams, Orson Scott Card, Rajan Khanna, Charles Yu, and Christie Yant.

Synopsis:
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.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Joe Lansdale's 'The Red-Headed Dead' Story in Dead Man's Hand

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This holiday season you may be home, but you’re not alone… In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

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The government, man! You just never know what on earth they’re gonna be pulling next! One second they’re pardoning turkeys, and the next – BAM – they friggin’ unleash The Rizen.

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The year is 1955. NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. They have finally succeeded, but what they have unleashed could tear our world apart. Now one woman must lead the only other two survivors past faceless horrors that threaten to kill or capture them at every turn. They are the only ones left who can fight to close a door that should never have been opened.

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