Showing posts with label wold newton universe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wold newton universe. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

First Ever Hardcover Edition of Philip José Farmer's THE OTHER LOG OF PHILEAS FOGG!

The first ever hardcover edition of Philip José Farmer's groundbreaking 1972 novel The Other Log of Phileas Fogg!

The first ever hardcover edition... 

  • ...of what was "steampunk" long before the term was coined!
  • ...of a key Wold Newton Universe novel!
  • ...of a seminal crossover novel by one of the masters of the genre!

Don't let your Philip José Farmer collection go without this new unique edition that also includes Jules Verne's Around the World in Eight Days... 

The limited edition hardcover includes:

  • Leatherette cover with gold foil stamping
  • Custom printed end papers
  • Illustrated signature page in color, signed by contributors Win Scott Eckert, Henry Franke, Dennis Power, and cover artist M. S. Corley!

BOTH the limited edition hardcover and the trade paperback include:

  • Farmer’s Foreword and Introduction (as included in all prior editions of Other Log)
  • “A Submersible Subterfuge, or, Proof Impositive” by H. W. Starr (as included in all prior editions of Other Log)
  • “Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages Around the World” by Jules Verne expert Henry G. Franke III
  • “Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family” by Farmer and Wold Newton Family expert Win Scott Eckert—including a family tree graphic showing Philip José Farmer’s place in the Wold Newton Family!
  • “A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg” by Win Scott Eckert

Also included are two bonus stories, set in the latter part of the novel when Fogg and company are traveling across the midwestern United States:

  • “Being an Account of the Delay at Green River, Wyoming of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler” by Win Scott Eckert
  • “Passing through the Hands of Steel” by Dennis E. Power

In addition, by arrangement with artist Rick J. Bryant, we have included his original interior illustrations originally published in the 1982 TOR Books edition of Other Log!

Preorder your copy today!

Monday, January 07, 2019

Everything Is Connected: The Wold Newton Cycle of Win Scott Eckert

While I would prefer that readers discover on their own the deeply interconnected nature of my seemingly unrelated tales, I’ve come to realize that this is not the wisest marketing strategy in terms of enticing new readers to take a chance on my stories, so I’ve created an outline illustrating how my tales are linked, both to each other and to the works of Philip José Farmer (I’ve noted the latter to avoid confusion). 

It should go without saying that all are connected in varying degrees to Farmer’s Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, but there you go, I’ve said it anyway.

Publication info is available on my site’s bibliography.

I’ve tried to keep this relatively spoiler free, but in identifying the connective tissue, there’s no avoiding mild spoilers. The vast majority of readers are not picking up on the links anyway, so really, what do I have to lose by disclosing some high-level spoilers?

Each and every crossover is not listed. That’s what my Crossovers, Volumes 1 & 2, and Sean Lee Levin’s Crossovers Expanded, Volumes 1 & 2, are for.

Following are recurring antagonists and the aliases used in various stories (if a character is unlicensed, aliases or descriptive hints are used):
·         XauXaz / Wolf Larsen / Baron Ulf von Waldman / Baron von Hessel / Doctor Karl Walden  / Doctor Karl Stipier
·         Doctor Natas / Doctor Shan Ming Fu (Doctor Fu Manchu)
·         Lili Bugov, the Countess Idivzhopu / “The Countess” / Lilya Zarov
·         Madame Inga (Fah Lo Suee)
·         Dame Sinestre (Sumuru)


2070–12,000 BCE–2140

Time’s Last Gift (Farmer)
Protagonist: John Gribardsun
Other: time travel

Approximately 10,000 BCE
The Khokarsa/Ancient Opar cycle by Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. I won’t recap all the tales here, since Carey has already created a handy checklist.

“Is He in Hell?”
Protagonist: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy Blakeney)
Antagonist: Leonox
Other: Eridaneans; the Heart of Ahriman

“Nadine’s Invitation”
Protagonists: the first generation of the Wold Newton Family
Antagonist: Countess Nadine Carody

“The Wild Huntsman”
Protagonist: John Gribardsun
Antagonist: XauXaz
Other: the first generation of the Wold Newton Family; the Eridaneans and Capelleans; distorters; time travel; the Secrets of the Nine series

“Marguerite’s Tears”
Protagonists: Doctor Siger Holmes and the first generation of the Wold Newton Family
Antagonist: Countess Nadine Carody

“Violet’s Lament”
Protagonists: Doctor Siger Holmes and Violet Blakeney
Antagonist: Countess Nadine Carody

“Zorro’s Rival”
Protagonist: Zorro (Don Diego de la Vega)
Antagonist: El Halcón (Violette Durand aka Violet Blakeney)

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Farmer)
Protagonist: Phileas Fogg
Antagonist: Captain Nemo/Professor Moriarty
Other: the Eridaneans and Capelleans; distorters

“Being an Account of the Delay in Green River, Wyoming of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler”
Protagonists: Phileas Fogg and the Lone Ranger
Antagonist: Doctor Shan Ming Fu

The Sea Wolf (Jack London)
Antagonist: Wolf Larsen

“The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others” (Farmer)
Protagonists: A. J. Raffles and Harry “Bunny” Manders
Antagonist: alien shapeshifter (“a worm unknown to science”)

“No Ghosts Need Apply”
Protagonists: The Phantom; Barker and Nash
Antagonist: Colonel Sebastian Moran
Other: John Gribardsun

The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Farmer)
Protagonists: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson
Antagonist: Von Bork

“The Adventure of the Fallen Stone”
Protagonists: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson
Antagonists: Von Bork and Baron Ulf von Waldman

Escape from Loki: Doc Savage’s First Adventure (Farmer)
Protagonist: Clark Savage (James Clarke Wildman)
Antagonists: Baron von Hessel and Lili Bugov, the Countess Idivzhopu
Other: “a worm unknown to science”

Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time (Farmer)
Protagonist: Tarzan
Antagonists: Jelke Helmson and James D. Stonecraft
Other: The Crystal Tree; time travel

Ironcastle (J.-H. Rosny and Farmer)
Protagonist: Hareton Ironcastle

“Iron and Bronze” (with Christopher Paul Carey)
Protagonists: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman) and Hareton Ironcastle
Antagonists: Harry Killer and Antinea

“Captain Midnight at Ultima Thule”
Protagonist: Captain Midnight
Antagonists: Sun Koh and Madame Inga

Tarzan and the Castaways (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
Antagonist?: Captain Larsen

“Shadows Over Kunlun”
Protagonist: Lance Star
Antagonist: Doctor Natas
Other: Madame Inga

“The Glass Lady”
Protagonists: Richard Benson (The Avenger) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Werner Conrad, the Iron Skull, and the Iron Skull’s daughter, Lenni Blau-Montag

“Death and the Countess”
Protagonist: Richard Benson (The Avenger)
Antagonist: The Countess

“Happy Death Men”
Protagonist: The Avenger (Richard Benson) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Doctor Karl Walden and the Countess (aka Lilya Zarov)

“According to Plan of a One-Eyed Trickster”
Protagonist: The Avenger (Richard Benson) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Doctor Karl Walden and the Countess (aka Lilya Zarov)
Other: alien shapeshifter/human hybrid (see “Sore Bridge”)

“Toil and Trouble”
Protagonist: The Avenger (Richard Benson) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: The Iron Skull, Lenni Blau-Montag, and Doctor Karl Walden

“The Eye of Oran”
Protagonists: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman), “Shrinking” Violet Holmes, and Adélaïde Lupin
Antagonist: Doctor Natas

“Les Levres Rouges”
Protagonist: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman) and Adélaïde Lupin
Antagonist: Madame Elisabeth (Countess Erzsébet Báthory)

“Dame Sinestre”
Protagonists: The Green Ghost (George Chance) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Leonox and Dame Sinestre
Other: the Heart of Ahriman

“The Vanishing Devil”
Protagonist: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman)
Antagonist: Doctor Natas

“Fang and Sting”
Protagonists: The Green Hornet and Kato
Antagonists: Doctor Shan Ming Fu and his granddaughter, Doctor Isabella Fang

“The Atomos Affair”
Protagonists: Alexander Waverly, Napoleon Solo, and Illya Kuryakin (hinted, not named)
Antagonist: Mme. Atomos

A Girl and Her Cat (with Matthew Baugh)
Protagonists: Honey West and T.H.E. Cat
Antagonists: Shan Ming Fu, Isabella Fang, and Doctor Karl Stipier
Other: Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin (hinted, not named); distorters

Protagonists: The Green Hornet and Kato
Antagonists: Shan Ming Fu and Isabella Fang
The Evil in Pemberley House (Farmer and Eckert)
Protagonist: Patricia Wildman
Antagonists: The Dowager Duchess of Greystoke, Doctor Augustus Moran, other family members
Other: Doctor James Clarke Wildman and Adélaïde Lupin Wildman; Violet Holmes; Helen Benson; Jelke Helmson

The Scarlet Jaguar
Protagonists: Pat Wildman, Parker, and Helen Benson
Antagonist: The Scarlet Jaguar
Other: Doc Wildman and Adélaïde Wildman; Violet Holmes; Doctor von Hessel

Monday, July 13, 2015

Shreve Memorial Library's 2015 Author Fair / Comic Fest

The Shreve Memorial Library's 2015 Author Fair / Comic Fest was held on June 20, but this is the first time I've had a chance to post about it.

My pal Chuck Loridans and I shared a table. I hawked Meteor House books, Philip José Farmer books published by Titan, and my own books from various publishers. Chuck represented the Renzi Education and Art Center, where he tirelessly volunteers teaching kids the art of creating comics and movies.

It was a small event, but the traffic was very good and I got to meet some other local creators. Sold a decent number of books, too. The highlight was our panel presentation.

Shared Universes from the Perspective of Pulp Fiction and Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Family

Our panel was intended to run from 2 to 3 pm (3 pm being the end of the Author Fair), but by the end time we had only covered about 2/3 of the material. We took a vote and the audience very enthusiastically wanted to stay through the compete presentation, which was flattering. Chuck was great and charmed the audience, as always.

It occurred to me that our presentation serves as a good primer to Wold-Newtonry, as well as a brief overview of what Farmerian books are available today and from what publishers.

The PDF is huge, so I've uploaded it here.

I hope you enjoy.

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.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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!

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.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

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:

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.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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.