Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hey buckaroos

Hey buckaroos, a new book is out that I'd like to mention.  Sam Knight has a new collection called Blazing Uncanny Trails.  It's got lizard men--at least one of the stories does anyway.  In the interest of disclosure, I acted as original publisher or editor in four of the stories in this book.  That said, Sam Knight is a prolific Colorado author who writes across genre lines.  He's one of a small group of Rocky Mountain authors who cranks out weird western stories from time.  And that's what these are.

The dedication page says it better than I could:   For my grandfather, who loves Westerns but really dislikes the supernatural crap. Except for the lizard man.

These are superb stories.  The book is available in ebook, paperback and hardcover.  I was surprised to see a hardcover. This is physically a nice book,  It has a nice cover and is well laid out. .  

The lead off story "Working the Salt Mine" is my favorite.  I originally published it in Science Fiction Trails magazine.  And it's the one with the lizard man.  It's a really neat story.  I enthusiastically recommend getting this book. Maybe the local library will buy it for you to read. Ask them. Sam Knight is as good as it gets in the world of weird westerns.  

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