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December 18, 2012

Greetings:

Mike Resnick returns to a West far weirder than the one in the history books with The Doctor and the Rough Rider.

We hope you enjoy the holidays and have a very happy New Year! We're looking forward to more great books in 2013.
The Doctor and the Rough Rider

The Doctor and the Rough Rider

The successful "Wild West meets steampunk" series continues!

 

 "The third novel in Resnick's Weird West series continues to rewrite the history of the Old West in magical style, reinventing famous characters while remaining true to the spirit of the individuals involved. Lovers of the Old West, alternate history, cowboy steampunk, and fantasy in general should flock to this title and to its series predecessors."             -Library Journal 

 

"The Weird West Tales series by Mike Resnick has been a fun read and is great for those who perhaps like their Spaghetti Westerns with a dash of science fiction thrown in."

            -Astro Guyz

"The Doctor and the Rough Rider succeeds as a piece of Weird West fiction, filled to the brim with guns, alcohol, and dusty expeditions on horseback....Anyone looking for an uncomplicated read about adventuring in the American West, with just a touch of fancy tech, will be quite satisfied."

            -Steampunk Canada

 

It's August 19, 1884. The consumptive Doc Holliday is preparing to await his end in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, when the medicine man Geronimo enlists him on a mission. The time the great chief has predicted has come, the one white man he's willing to treat with has crossed the Mississippi and is heading to Tombstone--a young man named Theodore Roosevelt. The various tribes know that Geronimo is willing to end the spell that has kept the United States from expanding west of the Mississippi.

 


So the battle lines are drawn: Roosevelt and Geronimo against the most powerful of the medicine men, a supernatural creature that seemingly nothing can harm; and Holliday against the man with more credited kills than any gunfighter in history. It does not promise to be a tranquil summer.

Interior illustrations by J. Seamas Gallagher!

 


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Dog in the Manger
Dog in a Manger
For more Mike Resnick, check out Dog in the Manger: An Eli Paxton Mystery from our sister imprint, Seventh Street Books!

 "[This] engrossing puzzler...captures the essence of the antiheroic PI. Resnick.. writes with a speculative tone that translates well to the detective genre. May there be more!" -Library Journal

"Resnick tells a crisp, fast moving, and fully engaging story in the Sam Spade tradition, making use of his own familiarity with the dog show world. Wry humor and a nicely constructed plot, both qualities I find missing from most contemporary mysteries. More adventures are planned and I'll certainly be reading them."

-Don D'Ammassa's Critical Mass


"Eli Paxton is a likable addition to the ranks of fictional private eyes. Mike Resnick's fast-paced, cleverly plotted, wryly amusing adventures are sure to please both mystery readers and fans of his award-winning science fiction."

-Bill Pronzini,
Grandmaster of Mystery Writers of America

 

Coming in January!

The CrossingBook One of a compelling Young Adult dystopia 

  

 

  

"Like 1984 for teenagers--direct, passionate, and powerful."
-Margaret Mahy, New Zealand's foremost children's writer

 

 "A postapocalyptic thriller of such force and originality that it
deserves a much wider audience."
-Booktopia SF & Fantasy

"Hager has a real gift for storytelling, moving events at a cracking pace yet seemingly effortlessly evoking this new world order. . . . A trilogy that lives up to the promise demonstrated here might well be on the way to becoming a classic."
-Fiction Focus


Power Under Pressure The concluding volume of the Society of Steam trilogy:
Steampunk superheroes in Victorian-era New York!

"Mayer hits all the right notes; a touch of horror, some high-adventure, heroes and villains who deserve the elaborate contraptions that carry them across a Rube-Goldberg machine landscape, all at a pace that suggests a handcart on the way to hell...
he still manages to offer the nice details that reward the attention-paying reader."
-Book-o-tron 

 

That's it for this issue. As always, please check out our website and drop by our blog.

Happy Reading,

Rene Sears
Editorial Assistant, Pyr

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