Articles

Masked Astronaut

Oct 28th, 2007 (1:55 minutes)

In 1984 Gary Trainer wrote the Space Western inspired album Sundown on Venus. We bring you a second tune from that album, performed by The Atomic Swindlers. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Hidden Answers

Nov 4th, 2007 (11 minute read)

Not all Space Westerns are bang-bang shoot’em ups. Some are about broken men with forgotten pasts seeking the answers to life on back-water planets. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Interview with the Cowboys and Aliens II Creative Team

Nov 11th, 2007 (15 minute read)

Chapter 1 of the Cowboys and Aliens II web comic is complete and online. The comic will be returning from a two-week hiatus on November 19th, 2007. Until then, here’s an interview with the Cowboys and Aliens II creative team, along with a sneak peak of chapter 2 — ed. N.E. Lilly

Frontier Justice

Nov 18th, 2007 (20 minute read)

A standard Western trope is the one where an outsider rides into town, fixes a problem, and rides off into obscurity. Captain Ayers fills the role admirably. — ed. N.E. Lilly

The Clone-Wrangler’s Bride

Dec 2nd, 2007 (29 minute read)

The majority of the stories in Space Western fiction are male dominated or from a male point-of-view. I’ve put out a call for more female oriented work, and have received some response. Here’s a quirky little tale that’s neither here nor there, and yet both places at once. — ed. N.E. Lilly

A Few Sunsets Too Many

Dec 16th, 2007 (16 minute read)

Amanda Spikol brings us this story of a world-weary hired gun just out to finish a job, and ask some old friends for one last favor before she retires. — ed, N.E. Lilly

Mars Ain’t No Place For Ladies

Dec 23rd, 2007 (17 minute read)

I can only imagine the awful loneliness that overpowers some people living on the frontier. How much worse would it be when home is over 200 million miles away? — ed, N.E. Lilly