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Edge of Sundown

An anthology of stories edited by

The western-horror story is far older than what most of us would even consider "the west". For generations the American Indians told dark tales of their own, of spider women, skin-walkers, cannibals, witch es, and thunderbirds. When white men ventured into the west, they learned some of these nightmarish stories from the natives - and they brought or created their own as well: tales told around campfires of mournful ghosts and vengeful spirits and terrible monsters native to the wild new land west of the Mississippi.

That's where Edge of Sundown comes in. This collection brings tales that visit the darker regions of the west, the places steeped in myth, legend, and blood. Meet the men and women who lived there - the monsters within and without. Make no mistake, there are more than a few gun-throwing hardcas es in these stories, but by and large our protagonists are ordinary folks caught up in very extraordinary circumstances. Most importantly, this is an anthology of western-HORROR tales, not western-fantasy. No tall tales here, no wink-and-a-nudge-as-it's-all-good-fun safe betting. We're looking to give you the creeps, fair and square, no fooling around.

So right about now you should be checking to make sure your guns are loaded, that your holster is oiled, and you've got your hat cinched on tight.

The contents of this anthology include:

The Claw Spurs by John Shirley

Cemetery Man by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Jiang Shi in Chinatown by Kelda Crich

Innocents Abroad by Don Webb

Forked Tongue by Cody Goodfellow

The Buzzard Women by Christine Morgan

The Flute Players by Bruce L. Priddy

In Thunder's Shadow by Edward M. Erdelac

Silver Wolf by Andrew Kelly

Whisper by Mark Onspaugh

The Dark Cell by Jeffrey Thomas

The Two of Guns by John F.D. Taff

Red Shadows in Terror Canyon by Lawrence Berry

Feast of Famine by Brian M. Sammons

Son of the Wild Moon by Michael G. Szymanski

Drake Takes a Hand by Pete Rawlik

The Puppet Master by Sam Stone

Uncle Gunnysack by C.L. Werner

The Buzzard by Eric Red

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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Edge of Sundown
Author(s): Kevin Ross
ISBN: 1-56882-079-8 / 978-1-56882-079-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Edge of Sundown: Tales of Horror in the Wild West
Author(s): John Shirley, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Cody Goodfellow, Christine Morgan, Ed Erdelac, Jeffrey Thomas, Peter Rawlik
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
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