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Straight Outta Tombstone Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B071JGTN3H
- Publisher : Baen Books; 1st edition (July 4, 2017)
- Publication date : July 4, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1634 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 289 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#341,995 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #976 in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories (Kindle Store)
- #1,065 in Fantasy Anthologies
- #2,124 in Historical Fantasy (Kindle Store)
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There's a great jump back in time for Monster Hunter (Correia) series fans, getting a look at how business was done under MHI's creator, Bubba Shackleford. Then a showdown starring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, a character I was not at all familiar with, but I'm going to be picking up this series as soon as possible because this little tale was wonderfully weird and fun in a way I haven't experienced in awhile.
As a huge Jim Butcher fan and even bigger fan of Harry Dresden, I found the Butcher tale to be a bit lacking. The Dresden Files are famous for their telling, and Harry's narration is just so damn believable you feel like you know him personally. This story stars a familiar character in the series (with a great cameo from a famous figure of the Old West), but I never felt the narration "felt" like the character it represented. It wasn't bad, by any means, but just felt like it could have been a bit stronger to give the narrating character a feel for who they really are.
All in all you'll undoubtedly pick this up if you're a fan of any of the series that these short stories are a part of. And, because it's so well done, you'll probably be just as eager to pick up a few of the series that you haven't heard of before.
This is the Old West at its Wildest and Weirdest. A must for fans of any of the series contained within, and a highly recommended pickup for fans of either (or both!) genres.
There's mostly good stuff - most of this doesn't take itself too seriously, but there are a couple of stories featuring minorities which beat you on the head with what I can only describe as White Guilt. Interestingly enough, in these stories the minority protagonists are replete with all manner of magical revenge methods - but the white villains do not seem to have similar resources.
And yet, it is the minorities who are oppressed, for some reason. You would think that with that kind of power (magic that actually works), the minorities would soon be top dog. The stories, as you might guess, are revenge fantasies and kind of a downer. There are only three of them out of 17 stories, however, and the rest more than make up for them.
I recommend this book.
If you go into Straight Outta Tombstone without that understanding, you may not enjoy the plethora of stories inside, but that would be your mistake. Each author in this collection takes the initiative in creating a world between the genres, and even if I didn't like some of the stories, I couldn't fault the author for making those choices. Contributions from Peter Wacks, Larry Correia and Jim Butcher stood out to me, but when I read stories I didn't necessarily enjoy, I still appreciated what the author was doing with the genre. David Boop has put together a great collection of authors and stories with Straight Outta Tombstone, and even if you're not a fan of Westerns or Speculative Fiction, I still think there's plenty for casual readers to enjoy between the first and last page.
Think of it like poker in a saloon that caters to ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies. There's sixteen authors in this collection who know exactly what they're doing. The odds for enjoying this collection are absolutely in your favor, and it would be a shame for you to not stick around for a hand or two.
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Some are funny some not but all interesting. Steampunk western your find them all here. Would recommend.
I think I have had enough of weird western.
What about you?