Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games, 2d ed.


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About the Book

From automatons to zombies, many elements of fantasy and science fiction have been cross-pollinated with the Western movie genre. In its second edition, this encyclopedia of the Weird Western includes many new entries covering film, television, animation, novels, pulp fiction, short stories, comic books, graphic novels and video and role-playing games. Categories include Weird, Weird Menace, Science Fiction, Space, Steampunk and Romance Westerns.

About the Author(s)

Paul Green has worked as an artist in the UK for Marvel, DC and World International-Egmont, among others, on titles such as Doctor Who, Rambo, Action Man, Wonder Woman and Star Trek. The author of many books about television and film history, he lives in Rustburg, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Paul Green

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 320
Bibliographic Info: 55 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6257-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2402-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
Introduction by Cynthia J. Miller  4
The Weird Westerns  15
Appendix I: Weird Westerns by Genre  289
Appendix II: Self-Published Titles  300
Bibliography  302
Index  304

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “an eye-opener for fans of the typical all-American, John Wayne western”—ARBA
  • “in the extraordinarily useful and detailed Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns, Green identifies horrific and supernatural departures and twists over the last 150 years of the Western. A delightful, breezy volume one might read cover to cover. Green’s Encyclopedia covers considerable ground…certainly deserving of recognition”—Ray Merlock, University of South Carolina Upstate, The Journal of American Culture
  • “all-encompassing coverage…a stunning amount of research…Green has done the Western genre a great service”—True West
  • “a useful and entertaining guide to the mind-bending and genre-blending world that resides outside the mainstream…a handy sourcebook”—Wild West History Journal
  • “a fine, well-researched and entertaining book”—Destructive Music
  • “thorough…it is very easy to get lost in the Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns, so make sure to set aside a good deal of time when you pick it up to ‘just look something up.’ There are plenty of discoveries awaiting, and some old favorites to revisit”—Green Man Review
  • “his coverage is quite inclusive; few media are omitted”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly
  • “a rich vein for prospectors mining those dusty hills of the Wild Weird West. It’s the kind of book I like to dog-ear and write in, and carry along with me, in my urban saddle bag, to refer to often”—Zombos’ Closet of Horror
  • “highly recommended”—Operaphile
  • “this unique volume covers ground that has generally eluded researchers”—Starlog.