The Doctor and the Kid by Mike Resnick
A Weird West Tale (Weird West Tales)

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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.
 

About Mike Resnick

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Mike Resnick is the winner of five Hugo Awards (from a record thirty-five nominations), a Nebula Award, and numerous other major awards in the USA, France, Poland, Spain, Croatia, and Japan. According to Locus Magazine, he is the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He is the author of 68 novels, over 250 stories, and 2 screenplays, and the editor of more than 40 anthologies. He has served stints as the science fiction consultant for BenBella Books and the co-editor of Jim Baen's Universe, and is currently editing the Stellar Guild line of books for Arc Manor. His work has been translated into twentyfive languages, and he has been named Guest of Honor for the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention. Eric Flint was born in southern California in 1947. He received a bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1968 and did some work toward a Ph.D. in history, with a specialization in history of southern Africa in the 18th and early 19th centuries, also at UCLA. After leaving the doctoral program over political issues, he supported himself from that time until age 50 as a laborer, machinist and labor organizer. In 1993, his short story entitled Entropy and the Strangler won first place in the Winter 1992 Writers of the Future contest. His first novel, Mother of Demons, was published in 1997 and was picked by the Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. He became a full-time writer in 1999. He writes science fiction and fantasy works including The Philosophical Strangler and the Belisarius series.
 
Published December 1, 2011 by Pyr. 323 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Resnick follows the first Weird West Tale, 2010’s The Buntline Special, with another dime-novel adventure featuring famous gunslinger Doc Holliday.

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BC Books

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It;s 1884 and Doc Holliday expects to die of consumption any day.

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Also, there are robots, including robot prostitutes and bartenders, and Doc has to kill his best friend Johnny Ringo again after Johnny has already died once and been brought to life by Indian magic, so there are zombies (and a chance for Resnick to poke a little fun at friend and fellow author J...

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City Book Review

But in order to do so, Holliday, Roosevelt, and a few other famous names will have to stop War Bonnet, a monstrous force summoned by medicine men who disagree with Geronimo’s plan for America.

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Historical Novel Society

In Mike Resnick’s last “Weird West” book The Buntline Special, Doc Holliday survived the battle at the OK Corral and “killed” an undead Johnny Ringo.

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Shiny Book Review

The Doctor and the Kid opens with Doc Holliday in Leadville, Colorado, preparing to be admitted to a sanatorium for his consumption.

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