For them curious aboutÂ the new book deal announcedÂ on Friday, there are two stories already bought-and-paid-for in this universe, although they are not connected directly with most of the characters in the novels.
First, there’s “Crossroads.” Â You can find thatÂ here, via Fantasy Magazine (there’s also a podcast option there). Â You can also pick it up inÂ 2012’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror,Â edited by Paula Guran.
Oh look, and here’sÂ an interview they did with me, somewhat about that…
For me, the lone lawman facing down outlaws at noon reminded me of the western film â€œHigh Noon.â€ What are your favorite westerns?
Iâ€™m actually not a huge fan of Westerns; Iâ€™d get distracted watching the horses, not the actors (this happens whenever there are horses on-screen, actually).Â I sawÂ UnforgivenÂ andÂ SilveradoÂ a bunch of times, and doesÂ Butch Cassidy and The Sundance KidÂ count as a Western?Â What I love is reading nonfiction about the American West and other frontiers; the sort of mentality it took to abandon everything known and to then deal with what you found past the known, especially when it didnâ€™t match with what you had been expecting/told to believe.Â Every sort of personality comes out to play, when you get beyond â€œcivilization.â€Â And then, to see what sort of civilization they recreate, in their own image â€¦
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