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Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man
“Jordan's weird western snatches the best adventure and suspense elements from both genres and distills them to their essences, creating a violence-laced but enjoyable romp.”—Publishers Weekly
“Calamity is a lesson on how to do it right. Highly recommended.”—Peter David, New York Times Best-selling Author
“J. D. Jordan's Calamity is a satisfyingly gritty, intense and en...more
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In "Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man", JD Jordan has created a work that will stay with me for a long time. His use of the vernacular is the element that captivated me from the beginning. It's no exaggeration to say that the voice of Calamity Jane is remi ...more
J. D. Jordan's debut novel, Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man, is an interesting piece of speculative fiction, because it combines science fiction and western elements in an original and enjoyable way. It's an intriguing glimpse into the early life of Martha Jane Canary, who is better known as Calamity Jane, because it reveals what happened to her when she met an alien gunslinger and longrider called the Green Man.
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The story we all know of Calamity Jane is not what we think. This story follows Calamity as a 15 year old girl and her alien side kick. When tragedy strikes close to Jane she begins a journey of revenge with her sidekick alien. This fun sci-fi western goes from the wild west to guns and star ships. On this adventure Jane will discover her true feelings for revenge vs loyalty, as the reader discovers how the west was really won.
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From the beginning you're introduced to Calamity Jane as a young, naive girl. She's complex, opinionated, and fiery. As an older, more seasoned woman, telling her own story—how she grew from one Martha Jane Canary to the legendary Calamity Jane—she owns who she was, and what she did during her time with the Green Man, a man from another world playing cowboy to survive in the American West.
Usually when a male author writes in a female voice, it fai ...more
I did have to google a few of the phrases from the wild west I was unfamiliar with, which was an adventure in and of itself. It totally helped me feel connected to Martha Jane's story and feel like I was right there in Wyoming with her and her Green Man. You can a ...more
So this is a did not finish book for now.
Calamity did not disappoint!
As Jeff Noon might have done, Jordan drops you into Jane's world and expects you to keep up with the slang and pace. He captures both tenderness and bombast with equal skill.
You'll want to read this.
Calamity is his first novel.
You can find sample chapters, a companion story, a guide to Jane's calamitous saddle slan ...more