Strange Trails, the new weird western anthology from Mechanoid Press, is now available. It includes stories by Barry Reese, James Palmer, Ed Erdelac, Tommy Hancock, Morgan Minor, Joel Jenkins and me, which is a fantastic lineup, however you slice it.
From the blurb:
A mechanical Pinkerton man…a comely ghost…a lady knight errant in search of adventure…a mummy on the loose aboard a speeding train…these are just a few of the colorful characters you’ll meet in Strange Trails. Come with us now on a ride through a West that never was, where dangerous gunslingers encounter steam-powered robots, and Native Americans do battle with Lovecraftian entities. All brought to you by the hottest names in New Pulp.
So saddle up with Josh Reynolds (Mr. Brass), Tommy Hancock and Morgan Minor, Barry Reese (The Rook), Joel Jenkins (Dire Planet), Edward M. Erdelac (Merkabah Rider) and editor James Palmer (Monster Earth) as they take you on a wild ride through the Weird West as only they can guide you.
I’ve talked about the anthology and my contribution in an earlier post, but just in case you need reminding, “Mr. Brass and the Master of Serpents” sees the American Automaton join forces with US Marshal Bass Reeves and the South Carolina mystic, Harley Warren, in an attempt to stymie the sinister machinations of the eponymous Master of Serpents, Juan Romero. Think ‘3:10 to Yuma’ mixed with ‘Santo Contra Los Zombies’, with a dash of ‘Robocop’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’. If that sounds like your kind of thing, why not grab a copy today?