The Shotgun Arcana

Author(s): R. S. Belcher

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets.

1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party...and the dawn of humanity.

Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before-and some of them will never be the same.

The Shotgun Arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The Six-Gun Tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher's status as a rising star.


Product Information

R. S. BELCHER won the Grand Prize in the Strange New Worlds SF writing contest. He has been an award-winning newspaper and magazine editor and reporter, and the author of The Six-Gun Tarot.

General Fields

  • : 9780765374592
  • : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • : Tor Books
  • : October 2015
  • : 23.50 cmmm X 15.60 cmmm X 3.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : R. S. Belcher
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 400