Bat Durston, Space Marshal

Apr 1st, 2007 (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


Apr 15th, 2007 (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

Apr 29th, 2007 (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

May 6th, 2007 (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

May 13th, 2007 (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