The Doctor and the Kid: A Weird West Tale

Front Cover
Pyr, 2011 - Fiction - 323 pages
26 Reviews
Welcome to a West like you've never seen before! With the O. K. Corral and the battle with the thing that used to be Johnny Ringo behind him, the consumptive Doc Holliday makes his way to Deadwood, Colorado. But when a gambling loss drains his bankroll, Doc aims for quick cash as a bounty hunter. The biggest reward? Young, 20-year-old desperado known as Billy the Kid. With a steampunk twist on these classic characters, nothing can be as simple as it seems.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

I love Mike Resnick and his style of writing. - Goodreads
It was just a lame ending for a book. - Goodreads
And you have to love the illustrations. - Goodreads
The ending guarantees an additional adventure. - Goodreads

Review: The Doctor and the Kid (Weird West Tales #2)

User Review  - Johnny - Goodreads

When a Hugo-winning science-fiction writer decides to revisit the legends of the Wild West, you have to figure it's going to be strange. Mike Resnick calls his work a “weird western,” but it has ... Read full review

Review: The Doctor and the Kid (Weird West Tales #2)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Once again, Resnick writes an interesting alternate reality western (ie Steampunk) with Doc Holliday at the center of the story, aided by the inventor, Thomas Edison and Ned Buntline. This time, Doc ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Mike Resnick (Cincinnati, OH) has won an impressive five Hugos and has been nominated for thirty-one more. The author of the Starship series, the John Justin Mallory series, and the Weird West Tales, he has published over seventy novels and more than two hundred fifty short stories and has edited over forty anthologies. His Kirinyaga series, with sixty-seven major and minor awards and nominations to date, is the most honored series of stories in the history of science fiction. Visit him online at

Bibliographic information