Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook from Moonstone Books

This weekend I put some other projects aside, temporarily, to begin work in earnest on a short story for Moonstone Books' Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook, edited by Howard Hopkins.

If you're a fan of my encyclopedic two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, well, yes, this Holmes anthology is exactly what you think it is. :-)

My tale's working title is "The Dynamics of a Meteor," and the plan right now is to loosely tie it in to my regencypunk series of Wold Newton Origins stories "Is He in Hell?" (The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions, Meteor House, 2010) and "Nadine's Invitation" (Tales of the Shadowmen 7: Femmes Fatales, Black Coat Press, 2010), although of course the Holmes story takes place some one-hundred years after those stories, and will stand on its own. (It should be noted that "Nadine's Invitation" features a cameo by Holmes' great-grandfather.)

Intrigued yet?

Of course, the story will need to go through the usual processes and be accepted by Ye Merry Editor, Mr. Hopkins. Guess I'd better get writing! :-)


j purdie said...

Off topic but have you seen the latest YouTube fad, that of a - pretty man like - woman supposedly talking on a cell phone in 1928? (Search YouTube for Chaplins Time Traveler or the uploader yellowfeverbelfast). I wonder if it's Monk in drag doing some surveillance for Doc?

Stuart said...

I am so jealous of you for this opportunity, Win. Too Cool!

John Cox said...

Congrats on having a story in this new book!

I'm you have any details about the Houdini-Holmes story, who wrote it and what it might be called?