The Fatal Frontier

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, Nov 9, 1998 - Fiction - 464 pages
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A stunning anthology that brings the American West vividly to life, "The Fatal Frontier" showcases the exceptional talents of today's most popular mystery and crime storytellers--including Elmore Leonard, John Jakes, Marcia Muller, Brian Garfield, Loren D. Estleman, and Robert J. Randisi--in tales of deadly choices, flaring passions, and the hard battles of men and women living on the edge of survival.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Bill Pronzini
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THE BOY WHO SMILED Elmore Leonard
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VIGILANTE H A DeRosso
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Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Ed Gorman was born in November 2, 1941 in Iowa. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Marion, Iowa before finally settling down in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Gorman has written 11 novels and has 22 works of short fiction. He is the executive editor of Mystery Scene Magazine and writes both mysteries and westerns. His novel "Wolf Moon" was nominated for a Spur Award as Best Paperback Original.

Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran, whose novel "The Forever War", written a few years after his discharge and influenced by his combat experiences, won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards as best novel of the year. Years later, his sequel to that memorable novel, "Forever Peace", also won the Hugo and Nebula Awards and was cited by "Publishers Weekly" as one of the Best Books of the Year. He has written many other novels, including the best-selling AWorldsA trilogy, and has served twice as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America. When not writing prize-winning and best-selling novels, he teaches writing as an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Martin Harry Greenberg has edited more than 1,000 anthologies of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and other genres, and has become renowned for his ingenuity in developing books written around a theme, and his ability to fill them with stories of high quality. "Booklist" has written, AGreenbergAs choices are impeccable, A and "Library Journal" has praised his volumes for ASheer enjoyability . . . provokes everything from meditation to laughter.A