Justin Marriott [ed.] - Hot Lead: Most Wanted All Reviews Special (Paperback Fanatic, May 2020).
Chuck Dixon - Foreword Justin Marriott - Introduction Paul Bishop - The Pioneers: Top Ten Western Authors Howard Andrew Jones - Gold Medal Westerns Gary M. Dobbs aka Jack Martin - The Lonesome Dove Saga 1920-1959: The Dawn of the Western paperback. 1960- 1969. The Western paperback forges its own Identity 1970-1979. The Western paperback gets violent 1980-1989. The Decade of the Series Character. 1990-Now. The Western genre endures ...
Far the most epic of the all-review specials to date, 200+ reviews over 168 pages of Westerns traditional, weird, adult, SF, comic book, bizarre, cow-punk and ultra-violent. "I have included reviews of some more outré examples of the genre -there are four reviews involving dinosaurs - due to my own sense of mischief but also as a riposte to close-minded readers who dismiss the western without appreciating its wonderful diversity and eternal themes." Includes contributions from - deep breath - Paul Bishop, Jim O'Brien, Jules Burt, Steve Carroll, Eric Compton, Andreas Decker, Chuck Dixon, Gary M. Dobbs, Michael Hauss, Howard Andrew Jones, Dave Karlen, Scott Kime, Ed McBride, Justin Marriott, Steve Myall, Sean Nodland, Roy Nugen, John Peel, Jeff Popple, Richard Prosch, Scott Ranalli, S. Clayton Rhodes, Dan Shanaham and Benjamin Thomas.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.