The Six-Gun Tarot

Rod Belcher

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Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on.

A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has known many strange events, but nothing like the primordial darkness stirring in the abandoned silver mine overlooking the town. Bleeding midnight, an ancient evil is spilling into the world, and unless the sheriff and his posse can saddle up in time, Golgotha will have seen its last dawn…and so will all of Creation.

R.S. Belcher’s The Six-Gun Tarot is “an astonishing blend of first-rate steampunk fantasy and Western adventure.” (Library Journal, Starred Review)

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The Nevada sun bit into Jim Negrey like a rattlesnake. It was noon. He shuffled forward, fighting gravity and exhaustion, his will keeping him upright and moving. His mouth was full of the rusty taste of old fear; his stomach had given up complaining about the absence of food days ago. His hands wrapped around the leather reins, using them to lead Promise ever forward. They were a lifeline, helping him to keep standing, keep walking.
Promise was in bad shape. A hard tumble down one of the dunes in the 40-Mile Desert was forcing her to keep weight off her left

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“Belcher draws readers into a fascinating world that reads like a mashup of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Deadwood. Part western, part urban fantasy, part coming-of-age tale, Belcher’s story balances all pieces perfectly.”
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“Against the backdrop of Chinese and Mormon mythology and the Civil War, with a bit of Frankenstein for color, the mix of theology, frontier justice, and zombies is merely cover for an intense and irreverent exploration of good, evil, and free will.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A jaw-dropping first novel that explodes across genre lines. Wild, gritty, insanely inventive and a hell of a lot of fun!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Dust & Decay and Assassin’s Code

“A steampunk'd romp through a Mythic West drenched in blood and magic.”   
—Rosemary Edghill, coauthor of The Shadow of Albion

“If you want to see what Weird Westerns are all about, there’s no better place to start than The Six-Gun Tarot.”
—Mike Resnick, award-wining author of Santiago


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Rod Belcher

ROD BELCHER won the Grand Prize in the Strange New Worlds SF-writing contest. He runs Cosmic Castle, a comic book shop in Roanoke, Virginia. This is his first novel.

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The Six-Gun Tarot
Rod Belcher

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429946988
ISBN10: 1429946989
368 pages
$9.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765329325
ISBN10: 0765329328
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$25.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
March 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765367518
ISBN10: 0765367513
Tall Rack Paperback
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 480 pages
$9.99
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