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Bat Durston, Space Marshal

10 minute read

What better way to launch SpaceWesterns.com than with the return of that venerable folk hero of the Old Space West, Bat Durston? This story previously appeared in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine [Sep/Oct 1978] and two years later in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Anthology, [Volume 4, Fall-Winter 1980]. Now, after nearly thirty years this classic has found its way here, online, to SpaceWesterns.com — ed. N.E. Lilly


9 minute read

Ben Jonjak’s story Threshold holds the honor of being the first original story accepted by Space Westerns. All we can really say about it is… he had us at “Uranium miners”. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Ice Dwarves

35 minute read

This is Mr. Goodman’s first sale to SpaceWesterns.com, and we’re sure that there will be more in the future. The Ice Dwarves is about a boy, and his life caring for genetically resurrected mammoths and dodging dragons… but everything isn’t always as simple as it seems, on Pluto. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Sundown on Venus, a Jet Black Berries retrospective

5 minute read

Have you ever come across something—a new piece of fiction, new television show, new band—and wondered, “Where the hell was I when that came out?,” “This is awesome! How did I miss that?,” It seems to happen fairly often amongst Space Western fans. Case-in-point: Eric Reanimator enlightens us about the Space Western/Cowpunk stylings of The Jet Black Berriesed. N.E. Lilly

The Preacher

10 minute read

Imagine, if you will, a small friendly town, somewhere out West. A friendly little town that’s just plain friendly to everyone, without any alien influence or demonic possession of any kind. Such a town is likely to attract all sorts of weary travellers. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Catskinner Sweet and the Twirling Teacups of Deadwood City

22 minute read

Catskinner Sweet and the Twirling Teacups of Deadwood City was originally published in 2001 at Nuketown. Nuketown, sadly, doesn’t publish fiction anymore, so we’re proud to have this story here. — ed. N.E. Lilly

How Beautiful the Herd on the Dark Matter Range

19 minute read

Jens Rushing brings us this fine tale about a conflict between energy wranglers and the bureaucracy, in this, our 10th article to appear on SpaceWesterns.com. — ed. N.E. Lilly

Science Fiction Trails Review

5 minute read

David B. Riley of Pirate Dog Press and author of The Preacher provided us with a review copy of Science Fiction TrailsN.E. Lilly

Time of the Gr’nar—Part I

34 minute read

Part 1 of the two part story, Bruce Gehweiler & C.J. Henderson bring us a shared-world of Byanntia. —ed. N.E. Lilly

Time of the Gr’nar—Part II

37 minute read

Conclusion to the two part story, Bruce Gehweiler & C.J. Henderson bring us a shared-world of Byanntia. —ed. N.E. Lilly