I`ve been toying with writing a space western, it makes sense really. Westerns are a hyped up version of the frontier when we were settling it, it`s not unreasonable to think settling of habitable dessert like planets may be simllar to life in the wild west. It`s been done well on tv at least ((Firefly), not sure in the written world. I think one of the key things is balancing the western gun slinging with the sci-fi elements. Figured I`d make a thread too discuss this sub (Sub sub actually) genre. Do you think it can be done well? Do you think it`s mostly cliches? Do you know any good space western tales? Any other thoughts on the genre? How to make it work?