On Dangerous Ground(2011)
Stories of Western Noir
An anthology of stories edited by Ed Gorman, Martin H Greenberg and Dave Zeltserman
For generations raised on the Saturday afternoon thrills of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, the appearance of the so-called "psychological westerns" of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties came as a surprise. And, to some who didn't care for them, a shock.With such films as Blood On The Moon, Winchester `73, and The Naked Spur, audiences saw characters very much like themselves emotionally. Critics argued the authenticity of some of the history in these films but there was no denying their power. Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch confirmed, once and for all, that the western had changed forever, psychologically and sometimes politically relevant to our own times.On Dangerous Ground features stories of every kind, all with a western setting, all with darkness at their core. And all with the kind of edge that demonstrates how timeless the form is when used well.
Used availability for Dave Zeltserman's On Dangerous Ground
May 2011 : USA Hardback