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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Time's Last Gift - Bonus Materials

Following on last night's announcement about the bonus materials for Titan Books' reissue of The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, I'm thrilled to reveal the contributions to the new edition of Time's Last Gift.

First, go here and read Christopher Paul Carey's news about his afterword. Then come right back here to read the rest.

In addition to Chris' fine afterword, the new edition includes a piece which Wold Newton fans won't want to miss: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift" by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power.

Time's Last Gift, first published in 1972, and revised in 1977, is one of Philip José Farmer's finest novels, telling the tale of the mysterious time traveler John Gribardsun. It also serves as a prequel to Mr. Farmer's series of books featuring the land of Khokarsa in Ancient Africa (Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and the forthcoming The Song of Kwasin).

Time's Last Gift is currently scheduled for release in June 2012, and is available for pre-order at major outlets such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Editions include trade paperback and digital (Kindle & Nook).

The book is second in Titan Books' ongoing series of Wold Newton novels. More titles will follow, so keep following Mr. Farmer's official website, and Facebook (Philip José Farmer | Win Scott Eckert) for more information.

Both Chris' afterword and our timeline are exclusive to this edition:

  • Afterword: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family" by Christopher Paul Carey 
  • "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift" by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power

So hop over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and place your pre-order now!




Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wold Newton series: Time's Last Gift

For immediate release:

U.K publisher Titan Books has entered into an agreement with the Estate of Philip Jose Farmer to bring a large selection of Mr. Farmer's backlist titles back into print.


Significantly, many of the books which are a part of the arrangement initially were published as standalone novels, but came to be considered part of Mr. Farmer's ongoing Wold Newton Family cycle.


Now, for the very first time, these novels will be published and packaged as a formal part of a Wold Newton series.


Second in Titan's lineup is Mr. Farmer's Time's Last Gift, a time travel novel featuring a well known Lord of the Jungle, whose initials, TLG, happen to match the abbreviation of the book's title. First published in 1972, and revised in 1977, Time's Last Gift is one of Mr. Farmer's finest novels, and serves as a prequel to his series of books featuring the land of Khokarsa in Ancient Africa (Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and the forthcoming The Song of Kwasin.)


Time's Last Gift is currently scheduled for release in June 2012, and will be available at major outlets such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Editions will include trade paperback and digital (Kindle & Nook).

Stay tuned to this space, Mr. Farmer's official website, and Facebook (Philip Jose Farmer | Win Scott Eckert) for information on other forthcoming titles.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #2)

As I noted a couple weeks ago, this series of posts outlines Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, which fall under the umbrellas Wold Newton Series and Grandmaster Series.

As previously announced, three titles are coming up quickly. And one Wold Newton book by Farmer has already been published, although it fell under the umbrella of their "Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" line.
The Wold Newton series will have several different "sub-series." Last post I listed the "main" Wold Newton series and the "Prehistory" sub-series.


Today, I'm pleased to announce a third "sub-series," Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe. The first two books are listed below--including the breaking news that Art Sippo, an expert on both Farmer and the pulps, will be contributing the afterword to the classic Lord Grandrith/Doc Caliban novel A Feast Unknown!

Art's piece is an expansion of his talk at PulpFest 2011/FarmerCon VI, in which he vigorously and persuasively defended and advocated for A Feast Unknown as a loving tribute to Farmer's heroes Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage.


In addition, I'm pleased to announce that I'll contribute the foreword to the Lord Grandrith novel Lord of the Trees, in which I plan to discuss the similarities and differences between the "Lord Grandrith/Doc Caliban Universe" and the mainstream Wold Newton Universe.

Art and I will both be at FarmerCon VII  / Pulpfest 2012 in August to discuss the books and our contributions.
Like the rest of Titan's Farmer reissues, the books will also be available in digital editions for Kindle and Nook. I'll post cover scans as soon as I have them.
Wold Newton Series
The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


(Wold Newton Prehistory Series)
Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"
  (Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe)
A Feast Unknown (October 2012)
  • Afterword by Art Sippo
Lord of the Trees (November 2012)
  • Foreword by Win Scott Eckert
Grandmaster Series
Lord Tyger (July 2012)
  • (Bonus materials to be announced soon!)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #3)

As I've mentioned in Post #1 and Post #2, this series covers Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, which fall under the umbrellas Wold Newton Series and Grandmaster Series.

Three titles are coming up quickly; in fact, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg is due out in one short month! And one Wold Newton book by Farmer has already been published, although it fell under the umbrella of Titan's "Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" line.
The Wold Newton series will have several different "sub-series,: encompassing mainstream Wold Newton novels, Wold Newton Prehistory novels, and Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe novels.
Last post I announced A Feast Unknown (with Art Sippo contributing a new afterword) and its sequel Lord of the Trees (I'll be contributing a new foreword, discussing the similarities and differences between the universe of The Nine, inhabited by Lord Grandrith and Doc Caliban, and the mainstream Wold Newton Universe where Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage reside).

NEW!
Tonight I'm pleased to announce the bonus materials for Lord Tyger
  • Joe R. Lansdale is eminently suited to contribute a new introduction to this Burroughsian-flavored novel, as he is one of the few (along with Philip José Farmer himself!) to write an authorized Tarzan novel.
  • And Paul Spiteri, a Farmerian expert and the editor of the critically acclaimed Farmer collection Pearls from Peoria (Subterranean Press) has written a fine foreword.
COVER REVEAL!

Check out the gorgeous cover to the new edition of the Lord Grandrith novel Lord of the Trees!



To recap, here is the lineup to date. Stay tuned to this space as I'll be revealing more soon.

Wold Newton Series
The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


Wold Newton Prehistory Series
Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"
 Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe


A Feast Unknown (October 2012)
  • Afterword by Art Sippo
Lord of the Trees (November 2012)
  • Foreword by Win Scott Eckert


 Grandmaster Series
Lord Tyger (July 2012)
  • Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Foreword by Paul Spiteri

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2012 to date ... and Things to Come

After the push to get through FarmerCon VII PulpFest 2012  intact (the Convention was great; lots of pics and comments on my Facebook timeline), I'm feeling the need to take stock of the year and look forward to the remainder of the year and beyond...



2012 Published

Fiction


  • "The Adventure of the Fallen Stone" in Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Howard Hopkins (ed.) (Moonstone Books, March 2012)
  • "Progress" in The Green Hornet: Still at Large by Joe Gentile, Win Scott Eckert, and Matthew Baugh (eds.) (Moonstone Books, August 2012)
  • "The Wild Huntsman" in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster by Michael Croteau (ed.) (Meteor House, August 2012) (illo to the left by Jay Piscopo)

Nonfiction

  • Afterword: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family" in The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, May 2012) 
  • "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg" in The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, May 2012) 
  • "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift" (with Dennis E. Power) in Time's Last Gift by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, June 2012)


2012 Completed/Editorially Approved/Not Yet Published

Fiction

  • "According to Plan of a One-Eyed Trickster" in The Avenger: Tales from the Roaring Crucible by Joe Gentile and Nancy Holder (eds.) (Moonstone Books, FORTHCOMING)
  • "Zombies under Broadway" (with Eric Fein) (Moonstone Books, FORTHCOMING)

Nonfiction

  • "A Tale of Two Universes" in Lord of the Trees by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, November 2012)



Work in Progress or Planned for 2012/2013

Fiction



  • "untitled" for Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 9: Le Vie en Noir by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier (eds.) (Black Coat Press, December 2012)
  • A Girl and Her Cat, Honey West/T.H.E. Cat novella for Moonstone Books
  • "untitled" for Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook Volume III for Moonstone Books (sequel to "The Adventure of the Fallen Stone")
  • an important novel in a well-nine well-known series; working hard to complete the three items above in 2012 in order to focus all energies on the novel come 2013
  • a Patricia Wildman novella, sequel to The Evil in Pemberley House

Nonfiction
  • "A Chronology of  Major Events Pertinent to the Secrets of the Nine Series" in The Mad Goblin by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, June 2013)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #5)


This series of posts covers Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, which fall under the umbrellas Wold Newton Series and Grandmaster Series.


COVER RE-REVEAL!

Today I'm pleased to share the fantastic updated cover to the new edition of the controversial Lord Grandrith/Doc Caliban novel A Feast Unknown!

The diaries of Lord Grandrith, the legendary ape-man, lord of the jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper. Blessed with unnatural long life, his power brings with it a gruesome side effect - one shared by his nemesis, the formidable Doc Caliban, man of bronze and Champion of Justice.

But these two titans have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Who are the dark manipulators of their destiny?



BREAKING NEWS - HERE IS THE UPDATED LINEUP ALL THE WAY THROUGH 2013!


Wold Newton Series

The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


Wold Newton Prehistory Series


Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"

NEW!
Hadon of Ancient Opar (January 2013)

  • Bonus materials by Christopher Paul Carey

NEW!
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (October 2013)



Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe


A Feast Unknown (October 2012)
  • Afterword by Art Sippo

Lord of the Trees (November 2012)
  • Foreword by Win Scott Eckert

NEW!
The Mad Goblin (June 2013)
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert


 Grandmaster Series

Lord Tyger (July 2012)
  • Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Foreword by Paul Spiteri
NEW!
The Wind Whales of Ishmael (March 2013)
Flesh (August 2013)

NEW!
Venus on the Half-Shell (December 2013)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Comps! Time's Last Gift

My Time's Last Gift  comps arrived today! Exterior and interiors look fantastic! Another quality production from Titan Books.

The book hits the street one week from today, June 12, and includes a revealing new afterword by Christopher Paul Carey, and a new chronology by me and Dennis E. Power.

 Pre-order your copy today!




















Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Wold Newton Day!

I'm down with a triple-whammy strep throat, sinus infection, and ear infection, so my celebration today is a bit limited. But I want to encourage all Wold Newton fans to pre-order the new editions of The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and Time's Last Gift, coming from Titan Books in May and June 2012, respectively.

Yes, you might already have older copies... but can any self-respecting Wold Newton fan pass up adding these new editions to your collection, particularly as they are being issued as a Wold Newton series for the very first time? In addition, these reissues will include bonus material from some of the top experts in the field!
So, don't wait, place your pre-order now, help make the the Wold Newton series a success, and... Happy Wold Newton Day!


The Other Log of Phileas Fogg
Amazon - trade paperback
Amazon - Kindle (eBook)

Barnes & Noble - trade paperback
Barnes & Noble - Nook (eBook)


Time's Last Gift
Amazon - trade paperback
Amazon - Kindle (eBook)

Barnes & Noble - trade paperback
Barnes & Noble - Nook (eBook)


Saturday, March 03, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #1)

Over the next few weeks I'll be outlining Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, so stay tuned to this space, or Facebook!

As previously announced, three titles are coming very soon. And of course one Wold Newton book by Farmer has already been published, although it fell under the umbrella of their "Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" line.

The Wold Newton series will have several different "sub-series." Currently the "main" Wold Newton series and the "Prehistory" sub-series are listed. More to come!

Wold Newton Series

The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert
 
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"
(Wold Newton Prehistory Series)
Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: ""John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"

Grandmaster Series

Lord Tyger (July 2012)

  • (Bonus materials to be announced next post!)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #5)


This series of posts covers Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, which fall under the umbrellas Wold Newton Series and Grandmaster Series.
 

Today I'm pleased to announce that Titan will be reissuing Farmer's The Wind Whales of Ishmael as part of their Grandmaster Series.


First published in 1971, Farmer's masterful SF sequel to Herman Melville's Moby-Dick has not seen an English edition in over 30 years.


Ishmael, lone survivor of the doomed whaling ship Pequod, falls through a rift in time and space to a future Earth—an Earth of blood-sucking vegetation and a blood-red sun, of barren canyons where once the Pacific Ocean roared.
Here too there are whales to hunt—but whales that soar through a dark blue sky....
Hugo Award-winner Philip José Farmer has spun a fascinating tale of whaling ships and seamen of the sky in a bizarre future world where there are no seas to sail and no safe harbor to call home....


Titan Books' edition of The Wind Whales of Ishmael is scheduled for March 2013.

To recap, here is the lineup to date. Continue to watch this space as I'll be revealing more over the next few days. 

 
Wold Newton Series

The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert
 
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


Wold Newton Prehistory Series
Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"


Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe


A Feast Unknown (October 2012)
  • Afterword by Art Sippo

Lord of the Trees (November 2012)
  • Foreword by Win Scott Eckert


 Grandmaster Series

Lord Tyger (July 2012)
  • Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Foreword by Paul Spiteri

The Wind Whales of Ishmael (March 2013)



Sunday, February 05, 2012

Going Digital

Suddenly, my Digital Bibliography doesn't look quite so anemic. :-)



 SERIES
 The Green Hornet
  • "Fang and Sting" in The Green Hornet Chronicles by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert (eds.) (Moonstone Books, October 2010)


 CHRONOLOGICAL

Short Fiction


Books edited


Short nonfiction
  • "Afterword" to The Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, June 2011)
  • Afterword: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family" in The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, May 2012) 
  • "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg" in The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, May 2012)
  • "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift" (with Dennis E. Power) in Time's Last Gift by Philip José Farmer (Titan Books, June 2012)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #6)


This series of posts covers Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, which fall under the umbrellas Wold Newton Series and Grandmaster Series.


New Info Revealed Today!

My introduction to Lord of the Trees has been submitted and is entitled "A Tale of Two Universes." Christopher Paul Carey has contributed two pieces to the new edition of Hadon of Ancient Opar: an introduction entitled "The Literary Archaeology of Khokarsa" and an afterword, "A Guide to Khokarsa."


COVER REVEAL!

I'm pleased to share the cover to the new edition of the Doc Caliban novel The Mad Goblin!


They were known simply as the Nine - grim and ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and ever since had secretly held the world in thrall.


Once, Doc Caliban had been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny, he has turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of the Nine: the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of evil...




HERE IS THE UPDATED LINEUP ALL THE WAY THROUGH 2013!


Wold Newton Series

The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


Wold Newton Prehistory Series

Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"

Hadon of Ancient Opar (January 2013)
  • Introduction by Christopher Paul Carey: "The Literary Archaeology of Khokarsa"
  • Afterword  by Christopher Paul Carey: "A Guide to Khokarsa"

Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (October 2013)



Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe


A Feast Unknown (October 2012)
  • Afterword by Art Sippo

Lord of the Trees (November 2012)
  • Introduction by Win Scott Eckert: "A Tale of Two Universes"

The Mad Goblin (June 2013)
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert

 Grandmaster Series

Lord Tyger (July 2012)
  • Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Foreword by Paul Spiteri

The Wind Whales of Ishmael (March 2013)
Flesh (August 2013)

Venus on the Half-Shell (December 2013)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Countdown to the new Philip José Farmer books from Titan! (post #4)

This series of posts covers Titan Books' current plans for its series of Philip José Farmer reissues, which fall under the umbrellas Wold Newton Series and Grandmaster Series.


COVER REVEAL!

Tonight I'm pleased to share the amazing cover to the new edition of the controversial Lord Grandrith/Doc Caliban novel A Feast Unknown!

The diaries of Lord Grandrith, the legendary ape-man, lord of the jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper. Blessed with unnatural long life, his power brings with it a gruesome side effect - one shared by his nemesis, the formidable Doc Caliban, man of bronze and Champion of Justice.

But these two titans have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Who are the dark manipulators of their destiny?


To recap, here is the lineup to date. Continue to watch this space as I'll be revealing more over the next few days.

Wold Newton Series

The Peerless Peer (June 2011)
  •  Afterword by Win Scott Eckert

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (May 2012)
  • Afterword by Win Scott Eckert: "Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert: "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg"


Wold Newton Prehistory Series
Time’s Last Gift (June 2012)
  • Afterword by Christopher Paul Carey: "John Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family"
  • Chronology by Win Scott Eckert and Dennis E. Power: "Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift"


Secrets of the Nine: Parallel Universe


A Feast Unknown (October 2012)
  • Afterword by Art Sippo

Lord of the Trees (November 2012)
  • Foreword by Win Scott Eckert


 Grandmaster Series

Lord Tyger (July 2012)
  • Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Foreword by Paul Spiteri