Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Who's Going to Take Over the World When I'm Gone?

Since some other contributors to MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE (now available for Pre-Order from Amazon), have seen fit to post briefly about their essays, I thought I'd do the same.

"Introduction: Myths for the Modern Age: Farmer’s Wold Newton Family and Shared Universe" introduces the Wold Newton concept, provides a complete listing of Farmer's Wold Newton works (and some peripheral ones), and discusses how various Wold Newton "Game"-players have gone about expanding upon a shared universe.

"Who's Going to Take Over the World When I'm Gone? (A Look at the Genealogies of Wold Newton Family Super-Villains and Their Nemeses)" builds upon a few key facts provided in other articles included in MYTHS, and then along the way we learn more about the genealogy of Professor Moriarty(s), Fu Manchu and his daughter Fah Lo Suee, Doc Savage, and the Smiths (as in Sir Denis Nayland, not Morrisey's band). And what would this excursion be without some references to James Bond, U.N.C.L.E., Master of Kung Fu, and Kerouac. Yes, Kerouac.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the cover to MYTHS by Hugo-nominated artist John Picacio. Amazing.

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