Showing posts with label Myths for the Modern Age. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Myths for the Modern Age. Show all posts

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Interview in German SF/F magazine Phantastisch! - Follow-up

A few months ago I posted about an interview I did for an article on Philip José Farmer with the German SF/F magazine Phantastich! I've finally scanned the pages in question. Of course, I know what I said in English, but I don't read German so I don't know how the whole article reads, but I'm told it's very good. In any event, if you happen to read German, have at it!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Signed books for sale

As a leftover from MileHiCon 40, I have a few more books on hand than I need. I'm thinking of selling signed copies myself: Myths for the Modern Age, Tarzan Alive, Tales of the Shadowmen, vols. 1-4, Lance Star--Sky Ranger, and perhaps even some Farmerphiles if Mike Croteau agrees. No profit motive here, I'll sell them for what I paid for them (that includes the Amazon discount I got when I bought them), plus shipping -- and signed! :-)

Let me know your level of interest by commenting back here, please. If interest is minimal, I'll box them up store them for some future Con. Conversely, if interest is high, I'll consider buying some extra copies of The Avenger Chronicles and Tales of the Shadowmen, vol. 5, and anything else that comes out in the future, signing them, and reselling them at cost. So let me know.

Info on books, prices, and number of copies left is linked in the left navigation bar, under Signed Books for Sale.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Con update

So I did the Myths for the Modern Age/Wold Newton presentation today as a "tight focus" 25 minute presentation. (Tight focus is 2 25 minute presentations on the hour, with a 10 minute break, followed by the next round.)

The audience was predictably small:
  • the writer who preceded me, Barb Nickless, who gave a very interesting presentation on cannibalism from a historical and anthropological perspective, and then discussed it in genre literature and films, etc.;
  • my better half;
  • a woman -- a female Wold Newton fan! -- who actually came to see the my presentation, and who apparently already had MYTHS and the first three volumes of Tales of the Shadowmen; she was very interested in Farmerphile and the two new PJF novels which have been discussed here previously (The Song of Kwasin and The Evil in Pemberley House); I wish I had been able to chat with her further, but she left as I was packing up, however I did have a chance to hand her a Farmerphile flyer;
  • another woman who came for the cannibalism presentation and ended up being interested enough to stick around for mine; handed out a Farmerphile flyer;
  • another woman who stayed for most of the presentation, and made a few good comments, but left about 5 minutes before it ended.
Given that so few female fans join the various online Wold Newton discussion groups and even fewer contribute essays and articles, I thought the makeup of today's audience was interesting.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quick updates: Farmerphile #14 now available & MileHiCon 40 this weekend

Farmerphile no. 14 is back from the printer and available for order. As a not-so-gentle reminder, this issue features a sample excerpt from the novel The Evil in Pemberley House (featuring Doc Savage's (Wildman's) daughter, Patricia Wildman, as well as a magnificent illustration of the Doc Wildman coat of arms, based on Phil Farmer's research and description.

I will have several copies of issue 14 for sale on consignment through Who Else Books, at the dealer's room at MileHiCon 40 in Denver, where I'll be spending most of my weekend. Also available on consignment will be copies of Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe, Tarzan Alive, Tales of the Shadowmen vols. 1-4, and Lance Star--Sky Ranger, as well as two full sets of all 14 issues of Farmerphile (in addition to the extra copies of no. 14 mentioned above).

I know this blog post is probably not reaching many locals, but just in case... hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Adrian Nebbett, gentleman proprietor of the Sherlock Holmes Pastiche Character Index, a resource I turn to often, e-mailed me out of the blue to say he's done an index for MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER’S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE.

It's a fantastic bit of work, for which I've thanked him profusely.

You can download your copy by going to his page "Indexes to Classic Sherlockian Works."

And no, it is not lost on me that Mr. Nebbett considers MYTHS to be a "classic Sherlockian work." High praise, indeed.