Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook from Moonstone Books

This weekend I put some other projects aside, temporarily, to begin work in earnest on a short story for Moonstone Books' Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook, edited by Howard Hopkins.

If you're a fan of my encyclopedic two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, well, yes, this Holmes anthology is exactly what you think it is. :-)

My tale's working title is "The Dynamics of a Meteor," and the plan right now is to loosely tie it in to my regencypunk series of Wold Newton Origins stories "Is He in Hell?" (The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions, Meteor House, 2010) and "Nadine's Invitation" (Tales of the Shadowmen 7: Femmes Fatales, Black Coat Press, 2010), although of course the Holmes story takes place some one-hundred years after those stories, and will stand on its own. (It should be noted that "Nadine's Invitation" features a cameo by Holmes' great-grandfather.)

Intrigued yet?

Of course, the story will need to go through the usual processes and be accepted by Ye Merry Editor, Mr. Hopkins. Guess I'd better get writing! :-)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Warehouse find! Rare Pemberley House chapbook!


Due to a warehouse find at Subterranean Press, I'm pleased to make available several copies of the ultra-rare, out of print chapbook which accompanied the Limited Edition of the novel The Evil in Pemberley House.

The cover by Killer Keith Howell features the Doc Savage Coat of Arms, based on Philip José Farmer's written description in Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and supplemented with information from Farmer's private notes.

Chapbook contents:

  • An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree, which including SPOILERS from the novel
  • Notes on the Wildman [Savage] Coat of Arms by Philip José Farmer
  • 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, the aforementioned Doc Savage, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

  • Info on how to order is on my Signed Books page (along with many other goodies). If you missed the chapbook the first time around, you probably want to act now, 'cause once they're gone, they're gone.

    Green Hornet Chronicles--shipping to local comic shops on Oct 13!

    The Green Hornet Chronicles ships to your local comic shop on October 13!

    http://moonstonebooks.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=29

    • Edited by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert
    • Covers by Glen Orbik and Rubén Procopio/interior illustrations by Procopio

    CONTENTS:

    • "Reflections on The Green Hornet": Introduction by Van Williams
    • "The Night Car" by Will Murray
    • "I Had The Green Hornet’s Love Child!" by Greg Cox
    • "Weakness" by C.J. Henderson
    • "Topsy-Turvy" by James Chambers
    • "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Richard Dean Starr
    • "Just a Man" by Thom Brannan
    • "The Cold Cash Kill" by James Reasoner
    • "Flight of the Yellow Jacket" by Howard Hopkins
    • "By Scarab and Scorpion" by Mark Ellis
    • "You Can’t Pick the Number" by Rich Harvey
    • "Eyes of the Madonna" by Ron Fortier
    • "Stormy Weather" by Patricia Weakley
    • "The Auction" by Terry Alexander
    • "Go Go Gone" by Robert Greenberger
    • "Mutual Assured Destruction" by Bill Spangler
    • "The Crimson Dragon" by Mark Justice
    • "Fang and Sting" by Win Scott Eckert
    • "The Inside Man" by Matthew Baugh
    • "The Soul of Solomon" by Harlan Ellison(R)
    • "Life at 90 MPH": Afterword by Dean Jeffries
    • "The Green Hornet's Hunch" by Dennis O'Neil (bonus story in Limited Editions only)

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    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    Contents announced for Tales of the Shadowmen 7: Femmes Fatales

    Announcing Tales of the Shadowmen 7: Femmes Fatales, from Black Coat Press

    US$22.95/GBP 14.99 - 6x9 tpb, 324 pages - ISBN-13: 978-1-935558-44-6


    on sale: December 1, 2010 / cover by Phil Cohen


    This seventh volume of the only international anthology devoted to paying homage to the world's most fantastic heroes from popular literature spotlights the females of the species: beautiful, deadly, tragic, accursed, enticing… all gathered here for an amazing collection of new adventures...


    Tremble as Christine Daae meets Herbert West the Reanimator and Dr. Loveless Nurse Ratched! Experience thrills as Milady tries to outwit Captain Blood and Lady Blakeney the Black Coats! Watch in awe as Becky Sharp foils the designs of Sâr Dubnotal and Amelia Peabody those of mad King Tut! Wonder as the Bride of Frankenstein challenges the power of Dr. Omega and the vampire countess Marcian Gregoryi that of Victor Frankenstein and the Illuminati! Also starring Carmilla! Catherine Levendeur! Rosa Klebb! Fah Lo Suee! And the Eyes Without A Face!


    With a foreword by Xavier Mauméjean and a portfolio by Matt Haley.


    My tale is an entry in my "Road to Wold Newton" series which kicked off with last year's Scarlet Pimpernel story "Is He in Hell?" (appearing both in
    Tales of the Shadowmen 6: Grand Guignol and slightly revised and expanded in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions [Meteor House]).

    Contents:
    • Matt Haley: My Femmes Fatales (portfolio)
    • Xavier Mauméjean: My Femmes Fatales (foreword)
    • Roberto Lionel Barreiro: Secrets
    • Matthew Baugh: What Rough Beast
    • Thom Brannan: What Doesn't Die
    • Matthew Dennion: Faces of Fear
    • Win Scott Eckert: Nadine's Invitation
    • Emmanuel Gorlier: Fiat Lux!
    • Micah Harris: Slouching Towards Camulodunum
    • Travis Hiltz: The Robots of Metropolis
    • Paul Hugli: Death to the Heretic!
    • Rick Lai: Will There Be Sunlight?
    • Jean-Marc Lofficier: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
    • David McDonnell: Big Little Man
    • Brad Mengel: The Apprentice
    • Sharan Newman: The Beast Without
    • Neil Penswick: Legacy of Evil
    • Pete Rawlik: The Masquerade in Exile
    • Frank Schildiner: The Tiny Destroyer
    • Stuart Shiffman: Grim Days
    • Bradley H. Sinor: The Screeching of Two Ravens
    • Michel Stéphan: The Three Lives of Maddalena
    • David L. Vineyard: The Mysterious Island of Dr. Antekirtt
    • Brian Stableford: The Necromancers of London

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    Friday, October 01, 2010

    Green Hornet Chronicles now in stock and shipping!


    The Green Hornet Chronicles, which I had the honor of co-editing, is now in stock and shipping direct from Moonstone Books!

    http://moonstonebooks.com/shop/category.aspx?catid=29

    • Edited by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert
    • Covers by Glen Orbik and Rubén Procopio/interior illustrations by Procopio

    CONTENTS:

    • "Reflections on The Green Hornet": Introduction by Van Williams
    • "The Night Car" by Will Murray
    • "I Had The Green Hornet’s Love Child!" by Greg Cox
    • "Weakness" by C.J. Henderson
    • "Topsy-Turvy" by James Chambers
    • "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Richard Dean Starr
    • "Just a Man" by Thom Brannan
    • "The Cold Cash Kill" by James Reasoner
    • "Flight of the Yellow Jacket" by Howard Hopkins
    • "By Scarab and Scorpion" by Mark Ellis
    • "You Can’t Pick the Number" by Rich Harvey
    • "Eyes of the Madonna" by Ron Fortier
    • "Stormy Weather" by Patricia Weakley
    • "The Auction" by Terry Alexander
    • "Go Go Gone" by Robert Greenberger
    • "Mutual Assured Destruction" by Bill Spangler
    • "The Crimson Dragon" by Mark Justice
    • "Fang and Sting" by Win Scott Eckert
    • "The Inside Man" by Matthew Baugh
    • "The Soul of Solomon" by Harlan Ellison(R)
    • "Life at 90 MPH": Afterword by Dean Jeffries
    • "The Green Hornet's Hunch" by Dennis O'Neil (bonus story in Limited Editions only)

    Get your copy now!

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