Weird Westerns have always been on the fringe of genre fiction. But they’re not the ticket to obscurity they once were. It’s actually a hundred year old genre that’s very rich and diverse in its subject matter. These stories are riding a new wave of popularity, not only with readers but authors as well. Case in point, a new anthology:Straight Outta Tombstone. Edited by David Boop, the book is packed with stories by major writers . Alas, I’m not one of them. Although I know most of the contributors in the book, my story didn’t make it into the book. I have nothing to gain or loose from the success of this book. I just note it’s out. And it’s a rarity in that so many Weird Western books are put out in the small press world. Boop has collected major authors and the book is put out by Baen, a major publisher. I hope it does well as this sort of book, with it’s wide distribution, can reach a lot more readers.