Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Wold Newton Day!

I am still living in the land of unpacking boxes, so I can't devote much to today's celebration of
the 219th anniversary of the Wold Cottage meteor's fall and irradiation of a group of very special people.

Fortunately, friends and fellow fans are here to fill the gap.






Sunday, December 07, 2014

This blog is not dead....

I'm bummed that six months have passed since the last update here. 

Last summer everything went for a loop when we realized we were likely moving. Our old house was in very good shape but needed a lot of little things done to make it salable. Little things that added up and accounted for every single weekend and spare moment.

Likely moving became definitely moving which meant a new role in my wife's company for her, packing, moving, selling our house, buying a new house, and a brand new job in a new town for me. We've been here six weeks and haven't stopped for a moment: new job, new responsibilities, new city, new people, new house (which was in great shape but still has required a trip to Home Depot or Ace every weekend for some new thing). Vet visits for our animals to ensure continuity of care for them--especially our diabetic cat. Plumbers at the house. Figuring out how to get good gluten free food (for my wife) in a new city that's not as forward thinking in that area as Colorado was

We really haven't had a break to speak of over in over six months, and are maybe halfway through our boxes. Maybe we'll catch up over the holidays--my wife has accrued time off, since she's been at her company quite a while. The newbie (me) gets Dec 24 and 25 off, so I won't have much additional time to help.

All that said, it's been a good transition and we're happy. But exhausted, and the end goal (finishing unpacking and getting our house in order) is not in sight.

If I have not been in touch with you, didn't respond to an email, left you hanging in some way...  I apologize. I can't say it will get substantially better in the next month or two, but I'm hopeful. Thanks for your patience.




Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Evil in Pemberley House - new edition


Preorder before June 30 and I'll sign your copy when I'm at PulpFest 2014 / FarmerCon IX! Your copy will then ship immediately thereafter! 

If you loved Pat Wildman Vol. II: The Scarlet Jaguar, but haven't read Pemberley House, this is your chance to catch up! 

Or, if you missed out on the bonus materials which only came with the super-pricey "numbered edition" hardcover in 2009--again, this is your chance to catch up! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Evil in Pemberley House - new trade paperback edition

Hot on the the heels of yesterday's news that the second Pat Wildman adventure, The Scarlet Jaguar, has just been released in ebook (Kindle - Nook coming soon), comes today's post from Meteor House announcing that the first Pat Wildman book, The Evil in Pemberley House, will be released in an affordable trade paperback edition in August!

The Evil in Pemberley House, the novel on which I was fortunate enough to collaborate directly with SF Grand Master Philip José Farmer, was published in 2009, just a few short months after his too-soon passing. The trade hardcover retailed for $40, while a numbered hardcover plus chapbook listed for $60. Both editions sold out in 2010.

Now, Meteor House is bringing out a trade paperback at the more accessible price point of $20, sporting the same wonderful cover painting by the inimitable Glen Orbik that graced the prior edition. Even more exiting, the Meteor House edition will include many bonus pieces, including:
  • New Foreword to the 2014 Edition
  • A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree
  • An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
  • Outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
  • A timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott Eckert
  • A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott Eckert, about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring it remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian works, such as Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer
The Evil in Pemberley House is immediately available for preorder direct from Meteor House. Order before June 30th and I will sign your copy when I am at FarmerCon IX/PulpFest 2014 in early August (all books will be shipped after FarmerCon, unless of course you come to FarmerCon, in which case you get your copy in person and Meteor House refund the shipping charge).







Monday, April 28, 2014

The Scarlet Jaguar - Kindle ebook now available

Doing a bit of a happy dance at Meteor House's announcement of the release of the Kindle ebook edition of the Pat Wildman adventure The Scarlet Jaguar.

Please check it out and then head on over to Amazon and get your copy.

(And while you're at it, why not also grab the ebook edition of Christopher Paul Carey's Exiles of Kho? It's a prelude to Philip José Farmer's Opar novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin, and it's a great read!)

Nook diehards, worry not. I have it on good authority that Meteor House definitely plans to do Nook ebook editions for the Barnes & Noble store. Stay tuned, coming soon.

In the meantime, please do check out Pat Wildman's second adventure, The Scarlet Jaguar, and if you already read the out-of-print limited edition trade paperback, consider leaving a review on Amazon.

And stay tuned for an announcement regarding Pat Wildman's first adventure, The Evil in Pemberley House, coming tomorrow!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Pulp Awards - The Scarlet Jaguar

The 2014 New Pulp Awards have been announced and I would like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for The Scarlet Jaguar for Best Novella. I'm honored and humbled.

Mark Sparacio also won Best Cover for The Scarlet Jaguar. Mark, thank you. You were so open to my suggestions for the cover, and it turned out the way we both envisioned it. Thank you for bringing Pat Wildman to life!

Thanks also to my friends at Meteor House. You guys rock!

Finally, congratulations to all the other deserving nominees and winners! I hope to see some of you at PulpFest this coming summer.




Honey West & T.H.E. Cat - More reviews!

The reviews keep coming in for A Girl and Her Cat!





Very nice review from Off the Presses over at Diamond Galleries!

This is a light and breezy, action packed story that takes you right into the world of one of the most classic female action heroes of the last half decade.
The action rolls right through the story and the heroes are more than up to whatever comes their way. From fighting biker gangs to hotel brawls and over to slipping into a fortress of a mansion, Honey West and T.H.E Cat never once fail to rise to the occasion.
In the style of a classic detective novel they may get threatened a lot and even more than beat up a bit along the way, but they throw back a shot and shrug it all off as part of the job.
We hear what Honey thinks about the men she deals with, we know her strengths and in the hands of Eckert and Baugh, she attains a much more complete persona than she may have done in the original setting.
Granted some of that has to do with the fact that they are writing in a time when standards are considerably different than the ones that the Ficklings originally worked in. Still, Eckert and Baugh breathe a new, modern life into a character who seldom betrayed her origins in the mindset of a fifties paperback detective.
Throughout the novel they create a complete and believable universe for Honey’s action and life. As with any good detective story there are a few coincidences and more than a few surprises. But nothing ever moves past the realm of the possible.
There are two extra features at the end of this new novel. First up Eckert builds a wonderful sense of logic to the timeline of Honey West’s life. With the first novel taking place in 1957, he is able to work across the other eight titles and create a near perfect order to her life. One that allows a reader to see the detective’s career and her adventures as part of a continuous whole.
In a second article Baugh affords T.H.E. Cat the same courtesy. By his own admission the writer has to work more on “deduction and guesswork” than facts available. But his method proves successful as what he showcases builds a convincing and relatively tight life for Cat.
A Girl and Her Cat is the perfect way for new readers to discover two of adventure fictions classiest and most classic characters. Old fans will be pleased with the way that Eckert and Baugh have retained Honey’s smoldering sensuality and tough demeanor while sacrificing nothing for the modern reader.


From pulp aficionado Chuck Loridans:

"Just emerged from a reading marathon! Starting Thursday night and continuing after work yesterday with David McDaniel's two Man From Uncle novels The Dagger Affair and The Rainbow Affair, Win Scott Eckert's two Green Hornet short stories from the various Moonstone anthologies and finishing up with the Hardback edition of Honey West and T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat, co-written by my buds Win Scott Eckert andMatthew Baugh!!

If you love 60's Spy genre, you'll LOVE this book!

Very Wold Newton, but can also be enjoyed by ANYONE who just loves adventure and female heroes who NEVER take a backseat to the guys!

Great job guys!"
Finally, our friends over at Pulp Crazy have posted this awesome video review!





Exiles of Kho ebook now available - and video review!

Via Meteor House:

"Meteor House is proud to announce that our first ebook is now online for purchase directly from amazon.com!

Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey was our first Signed Limited Edition novella. If you missed out on this now out-of-print collectible, here is your chance to read how Sahhindar, the Grey-Eyed Time Traveling God, who made brief appearances in Flight to Opar and The Song of Kwasin, influenced the course of the Khokarsan Empire.

The ebook even features the original cover, and interior, art by Mike Hoffman!

Even if you already own a signed copy of Exiles of Kho, you know you want to read it again. At only $3.99, now you can keep your signed copy pristine and reread the novella to your heart’s content."


In addition, our friends over at Pulp Crazy have posted a video review! Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Honey West & T.H.E. Cat - Front & Back Cover

Very pleased with the overall design of A Girl and Her Cat. A very handsome package, if I do say so!


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Honey West & T.H.E. Cat - Reviewed!

Honey West and T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat, was released just a few weeks ago and is racking up some nice reviews:

British Fantasy Society - reviewed by Dave Brezski:
"I'd been looking forward to this one for a while, so I was pleased to be offered an advance pdf to review.
Honey West is a female PI, originally introduced in This Girl For Hire (1957), by Gloria and Forest Fickling under the pseudonym “G.G. Fickling”. This was the first of a series of nine novels written between 1957 and 1964 (followed by a two book revival in 1971/72). Most people will be more familiar with the short-lived 1965-66 TV series, starring Anne Francis in the lead role....
Ex cat burglar turned bodyguard, T.H.E Cat is possibly less well-known, as there were no books. The TV series, starring Robert Loggia, ran for just 26 episodes in 1966/67.... 
As those familiar with the previous works of Win Scott Eckert would expect, the crossovers do not stop with the main two characters. There are quite a few other characters and places from assorted print, television and film sources, albeit thinly disguised for copyright reasons... I won't mention any others here, as that would spoil the fun to be had spotting them for yourselves. It would be easy, when shoehorning in these various pop-culture references, to mar the flow of the story. Thankfully, Eckert and Baugh are far too experienced to fall into that trap. All the extra character cameos are perfectly logical and, more importantly, it won't harm the story in the slightest if the reader doesn't manage to spot some, or even all of them. 
I really don't want to say too much about the actual story. I hate spoilers. Suffice to say that it's an excellent fast-paced adventure, and one that left me looking forward to more. As I have come to expect from both authors, the writing is of a high quality...."
Rick Lai, Pulp and Pop Culture Expert:
"Just finished HONEY WEST AND T.H.E CAT: A GIRL AND HER CAT by Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh. It's a wild romp in the style of David McDaniel's MAN FROM UNCLE novels. Your appreciation of the novel will be higher if you are familiar with classic TV shows of the 1960's (the novel reveals the identity of Honey's descent from a television character with the same surname). The novel has strong connections to Win's Green Hornet fiction and "The Wild Huntsman" (available in TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE). Among the most clever crossovers are references to the films THE SATAN BUG (based on the novel of the same name by Alistair MacLean) and BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (based on "Bad Time at Honda" by Howard Breslin). Both films starred Anne Francis who played Honey West on television. A must-read!"




Honey West and T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat





New Pulp Awards 2014 - Voting Now Open

The nominations have been announced for the New Pulp Awards 2014 and I'm honored to be among those listed.

If you read and enjoyed any of my nominated work, please consider a vote.

Or if you think the award goes to a more deserving creator, vote for them! The point being, please vote. A lot of writers and artists put their heart and soul into creating a plethora or enjoyable content last year, and deserve recognition for their efforts.


Here is the full ballot and complete instructions. Voting is open until March 12, 2014.

And here are the categories in which I've been nominated:


Best Collection/Anthology



Best Short Story



Best Novella



Best Author



Related nominations:






Saturday, February 15, 2014

Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A GIRL AND HER CAT - Comps!

My comps of Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat have arrived and I couldn't be more pleased at how the book turned out. Many, many thanks to Moonstone, my co-author Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Doug Klauba.

Pics of the comps, and of the book in its proper chronological place within the Honey West series!

Limited Edition Signed Hardcover (Available NOW): Moonstone Books
Softcover (Preorder; coming June 2014): Amazon






Friday, January 31, 2014

The Crossover Universe

Fans of my two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, take note: I've passed the mantle to the talented Sean Levin, and he is posting over at our new site, The Crossover Universe. I'll be popping up from time to time, but its really his show now!

Bookmark The Crossover Universe to stay abreast of all the latest updates!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Interviewed Again!

Jason Whiton over at the all-kinds-of-awesome SpyVibe site just posted an interview with yours truly.

We chat about Honey West & T.H.E. Cat, the Green Hornet, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., crossovers, Wold Newton, and more!

Check out the interview here and then peruse the rest of the super-cool SpyVibe site, and follow Jason here on Facebook!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Interviewed!


My pal Anthony Cardno interviewed me about all things writing a few weeks back, and I just realized I never blogged about it. Thus... The Interview.

Many thanks to Anthony for this!




Sunday, December 01, 2013

Black Gate does Wold Newton: #4 of 4

The fourth and final Black Gate post covering the recent Titan Books anthology, Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, is now live. In this installment, Christopher Paul Carey interviews me about the Wold Newtonian influences on my contribution to the book, "The Wild Huntsman."
[Philip José] Farmer’s world-building, drawing on the best in adventure, mystery, horror, thriller, and science fiction, made an indelible imprint on my psyche. Once one studies the source materials, Farmer’s Wold Newton genealogy, and his methods, one can join in on the Game, just as Sherlockians do with the Great Detective, and propose new genealogical connections or characters who exist in the wider Wold Newton Universe (WNU)
The WNU provides a ready-made storytelling backdrop, and it been my privilege to add to the tapestry with my tales of Pat Wildman and the hidden origins of the Wold Newton Family.
Check out the full post here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

VENUS ON THE HALF-SHELL by Philip José Farmer

My comps of the Titan Books edition of Philip José Farmer's hilarious novel Venus on the Half-Shell arrived today. This edition has a lot of extras and the final package came together really well.

It's a tad bittersweet, as this is the final Farmer book that Titan is releasing, but its been a good run, twelve Farmer books in three years. Farmer hasn't been this much in print in a couple of decades, and I'm very proud to have been a part of the initiative.

And I know that there's more Farmer coming from the good folks at Meteor House, as well as more international editions in the works from publishers such as Atlantis Verlag.


Here are the Venus extras. It's available now for preorder, so why not hop on over to Amazon or B&N and send the Titan series out with a bang?


  • Introduction by Philip José Farmer: "Why and How I Became Kilgore Trout"
  • Preface by Philip José Farmer: "The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout"
  • Afterword by Philip José Farmer: "Jonathan Swift Somers III: Cosmic Traveller in a Wheelchair"
  • Afterword by Jonathan Swift Somers III: "Trout Masque Rectifier: Now It Can Be Told Differently: The Truth About Trout"
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "More Than Real Life Itself"

Amazon
B&N

Saturday, November 09, 2013

New AVENGER ebook



I'm very pleased to see that the third Avenger anthology from Moonstone Books, The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible, is now out in ebook. The book has authentic tales about the pulp hero, The Avenger, by many great writers, and I was pleased to contribute a story, "According to Plan of a One-Eyed Trickster," which rounds out a storyline from the first and second books (my tales "Death and the Countess" and "Happy Death Men"). 

Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook





Thursday, October 31, 2013

Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A GIRL AND HER CAT - More preordering info

Since I posted a few days ago about the new Honey West/T.H.E. Cat novel, A Girl and Her Cat, being listed in the November issue of Diamond Previews, I've received some inquiries from interested readers who are not comics readers, asking how to go about ordering the book.

I've found some links to order the book (which is a signed hardcover and a Previews Exclusive) direct from some web-based outlets--and, bonus, most of these are offering the book at a discount!

Things From Another World

Midtown Comics

Comics Infinity

Everything Comics (Canada)

Archonia.com (Europe)






Black Gate does Wold Newton - Part 2

Part two of a four-part post in which coeditor Christopher Paul Carey and I interview contributors to our Titan Books anthology Tales of the Wold Newton Universe is now live over at Black Gate

The first installment features authors Octavio Aragão and Carlos Orsi   Please check it out!

You can also read our full introduction at SF Signal.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A GIRL AND HER CAT - Now Available for Preorder!

Honey West and T.H.E. Cat in A GIRL AND HER CAT signed hardcover novel!
Previews Exclusive! 


Moonstone Books - Coming in January!

It's Honey West and T.H.E Cat-in the first new Honey West novel in over 40 years!
Signed by both authors, Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh!

When an exotic green-eyed Asian doctor hires Honey to recover a stolen sample of a new influenza vaccine from a rival scientist, the blonde bombshell private eye-suspicious but bored-takes the case. But when she's attacked not once, but twice, on her way from Long Beach to San Francisco to track down her quarry, she knows there's more-much more-to her femme fatale client than meets the eye.

Along the way, Honey's one-time paramour Johnny Doom-ex-bounty hunter and current Company agent-reenters the picture, and the gorgeous doctor's insidious-and deadly-grandfather deals himself in. But when Honey questions whether Johnny's playing her game, or just playing her for a patsy, she joins forces-as only Honey can-with the one man in Frisco who can help her recover the stolen vaccine-cum-bioweapon and prevent a worldwide epidemic-former cat burglar-turned-bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat: T.H.E Cat!

Join writers Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Douglas Klauba, for A Girl and Her Cat, a groovy, racy 1960s romp.


6 x 9, 152 pages, $26.95

A GIRL AND HER CAT is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 30).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV131140.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

THE SCARLET JAGUAR - three new reviews

I haven't been paying quite enough attention to self-marketing activities of late, so here's a smallish attempt at remedying that, links to three reviews of my recently-released novella The Scarlet Jaguar.

Many thanks to Ron Fortier at Pulp Fiction Reviews, Dave Brzeski at the British Fantasy Society, and Brad Mengel at the Serial Vigilante Blog for taking the time.


I'm reliably informed by my publisher Meteor House that there are a very few copies remaining of this limited edition novella, which can be ordered here.



Black Gate does Wold Newton!

Part one of a four-part post in which coeditor Christopher Paul Carey and I interview contributors to our Titan Books anthology Tales of the Wold Newton Universe is now live over at Black Gate

The first installment features author John Allen Small. Please check it out!

You can also read our full introduction at SF Signal.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Coming Oct 8: TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe

A collection of Wold Newton-inspired short stories by Farmerphiles, experts, and the Grand Master of SF himself.

Titan Books' Wold Newton Anthology, Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, will be released on October 8, 2013. Edited by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, the book collects, for the first time ever in one volume, Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton short stories. The volume also includes tales by other writers.

The Introduction by Eckert (coauthor with Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House) and Carey (coauthor with Farmer of the Khokarsa novel The Song of Kwasin) provides an overview of Farmer's Wold Newton Family and Mythos. In addition, the editors provide brief introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why each entry is a Wold Newton tale.

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe is available for preorder at AmazonAmazonUK, and B&N. As with all the Farmer books from Titan, there will also be an eBook version.



Contents

Introduction: "The Wold Newton Tales of Philip José Farmer" by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey


The Great Detective and Others
“The Problem of the Sore Bridge--Among Others” Harry Manders (Philip José Farmer) 


"A Scarletin Study" Jonathan Swift Somers III (Philip José Farmer) 


"The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight"Jonathan Swift Somers III (Philip José Farmer)  




Pulp Inspirations
“Skinburn”Philip José Farmer 


“The Freshman”  Philip José Farmer 


“After King Kong Fell” Philip José Farmer 




Wold Newton Prehistory: The Khokarsa Series
"Kwasin and the Bear God"Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey




Wold Newton Prehistory: John Gribardsun & Time's Last Gift
"Into Time's Abyss"John Allen Small


"The Last of the Guaranys"Octavio Aragão & Carlos Orsi




Wold Newton Origins / Secrets of the Nine
"The Wild Huntsman"Win Scott Eckert

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A GIRL AND HER CAT - Final Cover Design

And, without further ado,
Final cover art with title design by the incredible Doug Klauba!
It’s Honey West and T.H.E Cat, in the first new Honey West novel in over 40 years, A Girl and Her Cat!



Following on the heels of the first ever Honey West & T.H.E Cat crossover comic, Moonstone's "Death in the Desert," comes the Honey West & T.H.E Cat novel, A Girl and Her Cat.....

When an exotic green-eyed Asian doctor hires Honey to recover a stolen sample of a new Rubella vaccine from a rival scientist, the blonde bombshell private eye—suspicious but bored—takes the case. But after she’s attacked not once, but twice, on her way from Long Beach to San Francisco to track down her quarry, she knows there’s more—much more—to her femme fatale client than meets the eye.


Along the way, Honey’s one-time paramour Johnny Doom—ex-bounty hunter and current Company agent—reenters the picture, and the gorgeous doctor’s insidious—and deadly—grandfather deals himself in. But when Honey questions whether Johnny’s playing her game, or just playing her for a patsy, she joins forces—as only Honey can—with the one man in Frisco who can help her recover the stolen vaccine-cum-bioweapon and prevent worldwide genocide by germ-warfare—former cat burglar-turned-bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat: T.H.E Cat! 

Join writers Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Douglas Klauba, for A Girl and Her Cat, a groovy, racy 1960s romp coming soon from Moonstone!

  • Win Scott Eckert (The Green Hornet, The Avenger, Pat Wildman, The Domino Lady, Zorro, The Phantom, Sherlock Holmes, Wold Newton Origins, etc.)
  • Matthew Baugh (Zorro, The Avenger, The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes, Six-Guns Straight from Hell, The Phantom, the Cthulhu Mythos, etc.)
  • Douglas Klauba (The Phantom, Zorro, The Green Hornet, The Spider, Kolchak, The Black Terror, The Green Lama, Philip Marlowe, Doc Savage, etc.)
  • MoonstoneClassic & new heroes in thrilling tales of adventure, mystery, & horror!