This week, a feature post I wrote about the Weird West in fiction is up on suduvu.com — Random House’s site about all things science fiction and fantasy (books, movies, games, comics, manga — yeah, pretty much everything).
Thinking of the American mid-West conjures up images of cowboys and desperadoes, dusty plains and wild mountain ranges, Stetsons and sheriffs and shoot-outs. Usually, calling a story a ‘Western’ leads our imaginations back to the past: we visualise the O.K. Corral, the Alamo, and Billy the Kid. But call it a ‘Weird Western’ and this picture changes… Read the rest here.
They wanted to hear about Bluegrass Symphony, which was awesome. And there are so many other cool Weird West books, stories, films I could’ve talked about (such as PS Publishing’s new anthology, Gutshot)… but, alas, had to keep it brief this time.