Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Creative Mythographers on the Move

Rick Lai’s Secret Histories: Daring Adventurers (Altus Press, 2008)

The first in a series of article collections by one of the Wold Newton authors.

This volume contains the following: “A Chronology for the Avenger,” “Yasmini of India,” “The Life and Times of Steve Harrison,” “The Legend of El Borak,” “The Life and Times of Wild Bill Clanton,” “The Saga of Singapore Sammy,” “The Sgt. Jaeger Chronology,” “The Mystery of Harry Quatermain and Other Conundrums,” “The Saga of John Gorman,” “Secrets of Sir Henry Merrivale,” “The Lecoq Universe,” “Peter the Brazen: The Inconsistencies,” “Peter the Brazen Vs . Fu Manchu,” “The Hand of Kong,” “The Contradictions of Khlit the Cossack,” “The A .J . Raffles Chronology,” “The Insane Captain Wentworth,” “The Anomaly of Professor Challenger’s Daughter,” “A Scandal in Ruritania,” “The Holmes-Lupin Rivalry,” “The Savage Family of India,” “The Tragic Case of John Blakeney” and “The Jules de Grandin Chronology” (co-authored with Matthew Baugh).

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Sean Levin said...

An excellent book. I'm getting the Criminal Masterminds volume in the near-future.

Michael Brown said...

I have both this collections.

someone on Amazon complained, because he thought it was a collection of information articles on these characters.

I do have to say that as I wasn't that familiar with many of these characters (wikipedia helped), I think this book could have benefited from brief (page or so) intro before each article on the character(s) for those of us not familiar with the characters.