“Railroad Spikes” appears in Tales of the Far West, an anthology of short fiction set in a world that… Well, I’ll let them tell it:
Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather one based on the tropes of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well.
A fantasy world that’s The Gunslinger meets Storm Riders meets Deadwood meets Afro Samurai meets The Wild Wild West meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Django meets Brisco County meets House of Flying Daggers and more.
A fantasy world that’s explored through a constantly-updated website, a tabletop role-playing game, a web series, artwork, fiction, comics and much, much, more. A fantasy world that is shaped by its own fan community.
This is Far West.
This anthology is published by Adamant Entertainment, and edited by Gareth-Michael Skarka.
Credits: Sole author
Cover by Rick Hershey.
Notes: My own story, “Railroad Spikes,” is a borderline horror tale that I can best describe as Saw meets The Great Train Robbery. Yeah.
Also, I’m sharing a table of contents with (among many other worthwhile names) Dave Gross, Matt Forbeck, Chuck Wendig, and Scott freakin’ Lynch! *fanboy quiver*
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