REVIEW: “Highly recommended.” —Bookgasm

Bookgasm reviews Dead Man’s Hand: “A thoroughly satisfying collection of new stories that are sure to please fans of western fiction who rarely venture into science fiction, fantasy, or horror – and vice versa!  Highly recommended.” [review]

Review: Starburst Gives DMH 8/10 Stars

Starburst reviews Dead Man’s Hand, giving it 8/10 stars: “Starburst is a massive fan of short story collections and the very best have more hits than misses. This is very much the case for Dead Man’s Hand, and Weird West is an offshoot of science fiction/fantasy that we will be paying closer attention to from now on.” [review]

REVIEW: “This is the gold rush of Weird Westerns, with more gunslingers, demons, fiery ladies of the evening, time travel, playing poker with the devil, and big ol’ bugs than you can shake a stick at.” —Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble reviews DEAD MAN’S HAND: “This is the gold rush of Weird Westerns, with more gunslingers, demons, fiery ladies of the evening, time travel, playing poker with the devil, and big ol’ bugs than you can shake a stick at.” [review]

REVIEW: “Entertaining […] Every narrative is strong and held my attention.” —Criminal Element

Criminal Element reviews DEAD MAN’S HAND: “Like most collections, some entries are more entertaining than others but every narrative is strong and held my attention. Often I was left trying to figure where the author was headed and more often than not I was wrong. And that’s always welcomed.” The review singles out the contributions by Lansdale, Howey, Winters, Foster, and Yant as the highlights of the book. [review]

REVIEW: “John Joseph Adams can do no wrong as far as short-story anthologies go.” —Pixelated Geek

“John Joseph Adams can do no wrong as far as short-story anthologies go; he has a knack for finding some of the best short-story writers out there, and I’ve found something to enjoy in every one of his collections. […] What really stands out about this collection is the sense that each of these could have easily been expanded into a much larger story. […] These were short stories, but none of them were small.” —Pixelated Geek [review]

REVIEW: “This anthology succeeds [and contains] many gold nuggets.” —Tangent Online

For those of you who really like to read a thorough review of something before buying a book, here’s one of the most epic reviews I’ve ever seen. Tangent reviews Dead Man’s Hand and not only reviews each story individually (and in depth!) but provides TWO entirely separate takes on the book from two different reviewers. (Each reviewer reviews every story!) The TL;DR version is: They liked it! [review]

REVIEW: “[A] splendid new anthology […] which includes a tantalizing assortment of short stories from many of the leading writers in the genre.” —Black Gate

Black Gate on Dead Man’s Hand: “[A] splendid new anthology […] which includes a tantalizing assortment of short stories from many of the leading writers in the genre.” [review]

REVIEW: “A fearsomely impressive lineup of contributors […] A satisfyingly filler-free compilation.” —Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly, the publishing industry trade journal, reviews Dead Man’s Hand: “A fearsomely impressive lineup of contributors […] A satisfyingly filler-free compilation.” [review]