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Listed: Space Westerns

Have I ever mentioned how much I love space westerns? Probably not because I don’t actually read a whole lot of them on a regular basis. But I certainly WATCH a whole bunch of them, and love them like crazy. (Oh, how I miss Firefly.) This week I wanted to take a look at ten space westerns.

  1. Serenity Graphic Novels by Joss Whedon. LT.
  2. Cowboy Bebop manga by Hajime Yatate. LT.
  3. Confederation series by Tanya Huff. LT.
  4. Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem. Originally Published 1998. LT.
  5. The Beast Master by Andre Norton. Originally Published 1959. LT.
  6. Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill. Originally Published 2010. LT.
  7. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Originally Published 1912. LT.
  8. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. Collection Originally Published 1951. LT.
  9. Cowboys and Aliens by . Originally Published 2006. LT.
  10. Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future by Mike Resnick. Originally Published 1986. LT.

Are there other space westerns that you enjoy?

Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday, A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme and Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog’s Birdwatching.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:23 am October 3, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • Shannon

    Dude, Bruce Campbell in The Adventures of Brisco County Junior, while not technically a space western, is orders of magnitude more deserving of a place on this list than Cowboys And Aliens.

    There’s people from the future. There’s a mystical orb. There’s Bruce Campbell. There’s a burlesque star named Dixie. Brisco’s horse can communicate telepathically with him. There’s so much that makes this gem of television cheese worthy of your time.

    Cowboys And Aliens was atrocious. We went to see it just for the air conditioning, and we were disappointed. A blank screen that you could have done hand puppets on would have been better.

  • Kailana

    I love space westerns, too, but I don’t read nearly enough…