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Erfly a mile away young Jane realizes that the universe is far bigger than the Wild West and that she can trust no one in it to save her but herselfWhen the villainous Grays meddling in the wars between the Indians and the government stand in the way of the Green Man making his way home Jane finds her desire for revenge may be less than her loyalty for the longrider And in that realization she becomes the hero the Wild West has long rememberedSo forget what you know of how the West was won  Forget the Indian Wars and Custer’s Last Stand  Instead learn the truth of what happened when a young girl met a longrider she called the Green Ma. Originally published at RisingshadowJ 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 ManI m sure that all of us have heard of Calamity Jane and know who she is because she is a well known figure of the Wild West but none of us have ever had an opportunity to read about her early life in a speculative fiction format This novel offers readers a totally new perspective to her life because the author s vision of her early years is refreshingly inventive and different from what actually happened in her lifeJ D Jordan s Calamity is an intriguingly gritty novel that offers plenty of entertainment to readers who enjoy western stories I have to admit that I was amazed by this novel s entertainment values because the story was good and the characters were interesting This novel is one of the most interesting reading experiences I ve had in a long while because it s something different due to the author s bold reinvention of Calamity Jane s early yearsHere s a bit of information about the story The story is narrated by Calamity Jane and is divided into three parts Seeing The Elephant Someone To Ride The River With and A Man For Breakfast The story begins with a brutal scene of a barely fifteen year old Martha Jane Canary being almost raped in a barn by a man called Jimmy She is scared and tries to fight back but nothing seems to help her Suddenly the Green Man appears and saves her from Jimmy She tells the Green Man that Jeb Boone killed Mr Harthra and his boys She also mentions that Jeb Boone took Mr Harthra s flying ship Martha follows the Green Man and tells him that she wants to kill the man who is responsible for the death of Mr Harhtra and the boys She is set on revenge because Mr Harthra was good to her Together Martha and the Green Man go after Jeb BooneThis is the beginning of a story that reveals how Martha Jane Canary becomes Calamity Jane and learns many things It s a slightly different kind of a coming of age storyThe story grabbed hold of me and made me want to read it as fast as possible It was interesting for me to read about what happened to Jane because the author wrote fluently about her life and feelings and avoided sentimental and melodramatic moments The story was wonderfully seeped in rough and unforgiving realism that highlighted the harsh conditions of the Wild WestThe characterisation works well because J D Jordan gradually reveals information about Jane and the Green Man Both of the protagonists are fascinatingly rough around the edges and have flaws and traits that make them realisticMartha Jane Canary aka Calamity Jane is a strong willed and fiery tempered young woman who has uite an attitude She s been alone for a while and has had to take care of herself Although she lets people see that she is tough and can take care of herself she has an insecure side to her that she keeps hidden from others She has a lot to learn because she finds out that she can trust no one but herselfThe author has given Jane a bold voice which is filled with youthful rage roughness wittiness inexperience and insecurity He makes Jane a believable person by writing boldly about how she tries to survive in a hostile world where life is cheap and how she transforms from Martha to JaneThe Green Man is a tall alien man with antennae on his head He s a cold hearted person who s rough around the edges and doesn t treat everybody kindly because he doesn t think highly of people He can use his powerful voice as a mighty weapon to make men cower before him The author writes intriguingly about him from Jane s perspective because Jane witnesses what he does and how he deals with different situations and problemsJane and the Green Man have uite an unusual bond and relationship between each other because they re independent persons who have been thrown together by brutal and violent circumstances They re different yet strangely similar in certain ways and try to tolerate and overlook each other s habits and traitsI was surprised to see discrimination and prejudice mentioned in this novel The author wrote well about how the green men are being treated because they re different from human beings Because they ve come from space and look different they re often treated badly and are not considered eual to menI found it fascinating that there are also Grey Men in this novel I won t go into details about them in order to avoid writing spoilers but I can mention that there s little love lost between the Grey and the Green men because they re different from each other These alien men added plenty of fascination to the story because you don t often have an opportunity to read western stories that feature aliensWhen I read this novel I got the impression that J D Jordan is fascinated by western stories films and TV series because he wrote convincingly about western elements and paid attention to building an intense atmosphere I m sure that this novel will strike a chord among readers who have read westerns and who are familiar with the film Cowboys Aliens HBO s Deadwood and AMC s Hell on Wheels because it has a few things in common with themI look forward to reading what J D Jordan writes next because this novel was something different and I enjoyed reading it I sincerely hope that he continues to write this kind of fiction because he has a gift for itJ D Jordan s Calamity is a satisfyingly gritty intense and entertaining novel that deserves the attention of speculative fiction readers who enjoy reading fast paced western stories It s something different because it offers a fascinating glimpse into the early life of Calamity Jane by shedding light on her comradeship with an alien gunslinger It s uite an extraordinary sci fi western rompExcellent and satisfyingly gritty entertainment for adults

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Calamity Jane but this is not a novel about Calamity Jane  At least not the Jane you may have read about Calamity Jane is part of the legends of the Wild West but long before she scouted with Custer or “Wild Bill” Hickok she was a fifteen year old girl with a fiery temperViolence and tragedy turn young Jane’s world upside down and soon she finds herself riding with an alien gunslinger the Green Man through a landscape of revenge and betrayalAlong the way she learns how to shoot a six gun and how to stand on her own even when surrounded by Lakota warriors and be respected From space ships to guns that can shoot the wings off a butt. This book was like nothing I ve ever read and I LOVED it It s a brilliantly imagined adventure crossed with a story of trust and faith and all the things of the universe we think we understand but don t there s action and humor and pathosso much heart in these pages Do not miss this jewel of a book

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“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 entertaining novel that deserves the attention of speculative fiction readers It's something different because it offers a fascinating glimpse into the early life of Calamity Jane It's uite an extraordinary sci fi Western romp” Risingshadownet I’m sure you’ve heard of. Writing in the vernacular of the Wild West and nailing it in a way that will appeal to historical purists while also tickling fans of Firefly and Deadwood Jordan gives us Calamity Jane s origin story with a sci fi twist she comes of age with a prehensile antennaed green skinned alien as her sidekick Jane is violent when she has to be and as profane as a grizzled frontiersman but also shows tenderness and emotional vulnerability Rooting for her and her laconic gun slinging green man during their adventures is as easy and satisfying as taking a dip in a spring fed pond on a hot summer day Mount up and enjoy the ride


10 thoughts on “Calamity

  1. says:

    Whenever someone recommends a book to me I approach the task of reading it with some trepidation Mainly because I've been on the receiving end of some lousy recommendationsBut not this time No siree 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 l

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    Jordan's Calamity is VOICE if you take my meaning The novel is told in series of three Books and each of these books is one set of adventures The narrator Calamity Jane is telling the stories of her life to a writer who is transcibing her words for the public This is her memoir and she is reminiscing thirty years into her past to

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    Writing in the vernacular of the Wild West and nailing it in a way that will appeal to historical purists while also tickling fans of Firefly and Deadwood Jordan gives us Calamity Jane's origin story with a sci

  4. says:

    The voice of his scifi western is so compelling and original and uniue You'll be drawn into the action from page one as you journey alongside young Calamity Jane through the perils of the old West with a hell of green side

  5. says:

    This book was like nothing I've ever read and I LOVED it It's a brilliantly imagined adventure crossed with a story of trust and faith and all the things of the universe we think we understand but don't there's action and humor and pathosso much heart in these pages Do not miss this jewel of a book

  6. says:

    Calamity is a Wild Weird West version of the story of Calamity Jane “Being an account of Calamity Jane and her gunslinging green man” Her “green man” is an alien one of two species visiting earth and he has antennae and huge eyes odd powers and rather better strength and reflexes than humans He’s also a dead shot and wants off earth while dishonest humans want his tech—especially the space ship he p

  7. says:

    Originally published at RisingshadowJ D Jordan's debut novel Calamity Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her

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    JD Jordan's ability to write in the voice and feel of a female character is beyond amazing I COULD NOT put this book down Westerns and sci fi were not my niche but thanks to JD I am hookedas long as he keeps writing them that is I loved the vernacular and the story arced in all the right places I'm so eager to r

  9. says:

    Loved this book The voice of Martha Jane Canary telling her story is simply fabulous You fall in love with the characters ar

  10. says:

    The SynopsisThe story we all know of Calamity Jane is not what we think This story follows Calamity as a 15 year

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