Friday, June 07, 2013

Cover reveal! Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer!

Cover reveal! Coming this summer from Altus Press and Meteor House: Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer

He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage! Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice. Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the Doc Savage pulp novels, including: 

  • His true name and family background, covering his relationship to Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu. 
  • Detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail. A summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions. 
  • Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage! 

Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career! 

Altus Press Softcover: $24.95 | Meteor House Deluxe, expanded hardcover: $35.00

Meteor House is currently taking preorders for the hardcover; any preorders placed by June 30 will be signed by the contributors at Pulpfest / FarmerCon in late July 2013, after which the book will ship. Preorders placed after June 30 will not be signed.

Cover by Joe DeVito
Deluxe expanded edition edited by Win Scott Eckert


Win Scott Eckert said...

The newly revised edition also features a brand new foreword by Farmer and pulp expert Win Scott Eckert, updates to the “List of Doc Savage Stories” including the latest novels, and rare Wold Newton Family tree material culled from Mr. Farmer’s notes.

The deluxe hardcover edition, in addition to the above, features tributes by other Farmer and Doc experts, including John Allen Small, Keith Howell, Rick Lai, Art Sippo, Christopher Paul Carey, and current Doc Savage writer Will Murray, as well as other bonus materials not seen in prior editions, such as:

• Doc’s Coat of Arms, reconstructed by Win Scott Eckert and illustrated by Keith Howell, from notes by Philip José Farmer
• A List of Doc Savage Comics by Win Scott Eckert and John Allen Small, a rundown of authorized Doc Savage comics which supplements Mr. Farmer’s List of Doc Savage Stories
• Writing Doc’s Biography by Philip José Farmer
• Afterword to Doc Savage Omnibus #13 by Philip José Farmer

Matthew Baugh said...

Great cover, and I'm dying to read the new materials!

Win Scott Eckert said...

Thanks Matthew. We've pulled out all the stops for this one. :-)