Showing posts with label Pat Wildman. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Evil in Pemberley House on sale!

From publisher Meteor House:

Our sixth biweekly sale is a discount usually only available to dealers: 40% off on one of our bestselling books — The Evil in Pemberley House, by Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert
Pemberley is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
This is our $20 trade paperback edition, which you can get for only $12 (+shipping)
As always, please be sure to select the correct shipping option in the PayPal button below and do note that quantities are limited.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Everything Is Connected: The Wold Newton Cycle of Win Scott Eckert

While I would prefer that readers discover on their own the deeply interconnected nature of my seemingly unrelated tales, I’ve come to realize that this is not the wisest marketing strategy in terms of enticing new readers to take a chance on my stories, so I’ve created an outline illustrating how my tales are linked, both to each other and to the works of Philip José Farmer (I’ve noted the latter to avoid confusion). 

It should go without saying that all are connected in varying degrees to Farmer’s Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, but there you go, I’ve said it anyway.

Publication info is available on my site’s bibliography.

I’ve tried to keep this relatively spoiler free, but in identifying the connective tissue, there’s no avoiding mild spoilers. The vast majority of readers are not picking up on the links anyway, so really, what do I have to lose by disclosing some high-level spoilers?

Each and every crossover is not listed. That’s what my Crossovers, Volumes 1 & 2, and Sean Lee Levin’s Crossovers Expanded, Volumes 1 & 2, are for.

Following are recurring antagonists and the aliases used in various stories (if a character is unlicensed, aliases or descriptive hints are used):
·         XauXaz / Wolf Larsen / Baron Ulf von Waldman / Baron von Hessel / Doctor Karl Walden  / Doctor Karl Stipier
·         Doctor Natas / Doctor Shan Ming Fu (Doctor Fu Manchu)
·         Lili Bugov, the Countess Idivzhopu / “The Countess” / Lilya Zarov
·         Madame Inga (Fah Lo Suee)
·         Dame Sinestre (Sumuru)


2070–12,000 BCE–2140

Time’s Last Gift (Farmer)
Protagonist: John Gribardsun
Other: time travel

Approximately 10,000 BCE
The Khokarsa/Ancient Opar cycle by Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. I won’t recap all the tales here, since Carey has already created a handy checklist.

“Is He in Hell?”
Protagonist: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy Blakeney)
Antagonist: Leonox
Other: Eridaneans; the Heart of Ahriman

“Nadine’s Invitation”
Protagonists: the first generation of the Wold Newton Family
Antagonist: Countess Nadine Carody

“The Wild Huntsman”
Protagonist: John Gribardsun
Antagonist: XauXaz
Other: the first generation of the Wold Newton Family; the Eridaneans and Capelleans; distorters; time travel; the Secrets of the Nine series

“Marguerite’s Tears”
Protagonists: Doctor Siger Holmes and the first generation of the Wold Newton Family
Antagonist: Countess Nadine Carody

“Violet’s Lament”
Protagonists: Doctor Siger Holmes and Violet Blakeney
Antagonist: Countess Nadine Carody

“Zorro’s Rival”
Protagonist: Zorro (Don Diego de la Vega)
Antagonist: El Halcón (Violette Durand aka Violet Blakeney)

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Farmer)
Protagonist: Phileas Fogg
Antagonist: Captain Nemo/Professor Moriarty
Other: the Eridaneans and Capelleans; distorters

“Being an Account of the Delay in Green River, Wyoming of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler”
Protagonists: Phileas Fogg and the Lone Ranger
Antagonist: Doctor Shan Ming Fu

The Sea Wolf (Jack London)
Antagonist: Wolf Larsen

“The Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others” (Farmer)
Protagonists: A. J. Raffles and Harry “Bunny” Manders
Antagonist: alien shapeshifter (“a worm unknown to science”)

“No Ghosts Need Apply”
Protagonists: The Phantom; Barker and Nash
Antagonist: Colonel Sebastian Moran
Other: John Gribardsun

The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Farmer)
Protagonists: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson
Antagonist: Von Bork

“The Adventure of the Fallen Stone”
Protagonists: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson
Antagonists: Von Bork and Baron Ulf von Waldman

Escape from Loki: Doc Savage’s First Adventure (Farmer)
Protagonist: Clark Savage (James Clarke Wildman)
Antagonists: Baron von Hessel and Lili Bugov, the Countess Idivzhopu
Other: “a worm unknown to science”

Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time (Farmer)
Protagonist: Tarzan
Antagonists: Jelke Helmson and James D. Stonecraft
Other: The Crystal Tree; time travel

Ironcastle (J.-H. Rosny and Farmer)
Protagonist: Hareton Ironcastle

“Iron and Bronze” (with Christopher Paul Carey)
Protagonists: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman) and Hareton Ironcastle
Antagonists: Harry Killer and Antinea

“Captain Midnight at Ultima Thule”
Protagonist: Captain Midnight
Antagonists: Sun Koh and Madame Inga

Tarzan and the Castaways (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
Antagonist?: Captain Larsen

“Shadows Over Kunlun”
Protagonist: Lance Star
Antagonist: Doctor Natas
Other: Madame Inga

“The Glass Lady”
Protagonists: Richard Benson (The Avenger) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Werner Conrad, the Iron Skull, and the Iron Skull’s daughter, Lenni Blau-Montag

“Death and the Countess”
Protagonist: Richard Benson (The Avenger)
Antagonist: The Countess

“Happy Death Men”
Protagonist: The Avenger (Richard Benson) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Doctor Karl Walden and the Countess (aka Lilya Zarov)

“According to Plan of a One-Eyed Trickster”
Protagonist: The Avenger (Richard Benson) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Doctor Karl Walden and the Countess (aka Lilya Zarov)
Other: alien shapeshifter/human hybrid (see “Sore Bridge”)

“Toil and Trouble”
Protagonist: The Avenger (Richard Benson) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: The Iron Skull, Lenni Blau-Montag, and Doctor Karl Walden

“The Eye of Oran”
Protagonists: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman), “Shrinking” Violet Holmes, and Adélaïde Lupin
Antagonist: Doctor Natas

“Les Levres Rouges”
Protagonist: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman) and Adélaïde Lupin
Antagonist: Madame Elisabeth (Countess Erzsébet Báthory)

“Dame Sinestre”
Protagonists: The Green Ghost (George Chance) and the Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick)
Antagonists: Leonox and Dame Sinestre
Other: the Heart of Ahriman

“The Vanishing Devil”
Protagonist: Doc Ardan (Doctor James Clarke Wildman)
Antagonist: Doctor Natas

“Fang and Sting”
Protagonists: The Green Hornet and Kato
Antagonists: Doctor Shan Ming Fu and his granddaughter, Doctor Isabella Fang

“The Atomos Affair”
Protagonists: Alexander Waverly, Napoleon Solo, and Illya Kuryakin (hinted, not named)
Antagonist: Mme. Atomos

A Girl and Her Cat (with Matthew Baugh)
Protagonists: Honey West and T.H.E. Cat
Antagonists: Shan Ming Fu, Isabella Fang, and Doctor Karl Stipier
Other: Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin (hinted, not named); distorters

Protagonists: The Green Hornet and Kato
Antagonists: Shan Ming Fu and Isabella Fang
The Evil in Pemberley House (Farmer and Eckert)
Protagonist: Patricia Wildman
Antagonists: The Dowager Duchess of Greystoke, Doctor Augustus Moran, other family members
Other: Doctor James Clarke Wildman and Adélaïde Lupin Wildman; Violet Holmes; Helen Benson; Jelke Helmson

The Scarlet Jaguar
Protagonists: Pat Wildman, Parker, and Helen Benson
Antagonist: The Scarlet Jaguar
Other: Doc Wildman and Adélaïde Wildman; Violet Holmes; Doctor von Hessel

Friday, January 01, 2016

A New Year

2015 was a slow year for me from a writing productivity perspective. The move to a new city, getting our new house in order, and starting a new job have all led to a major disruption in my output. 

Too, when I did find a spot of free time, it was consumed by necessary editing and publishing tasks to which I had already been obligated.

I had hoped to see a few more pieces out in 2015, but despite meeting submission deadlines, they weren't published as planned. Hopefully they are well on their way for 2016.

Thus, I only have one publication in 2015, a short story in the benefit anthology Legends of New Pulp Fiction. I was very pleased and honored to be included in this, and hopefully readers will enjoy my Green Ghost story, "Chance of a Ghost." Even more importantly, I hope the book helps fellow publisher Tommy Hancock and his family in this time of need. (And check out that awesome cover by the talented Doug Klauba!)

I was also glad to see a few prior works out in ebook, new editions, or in new collections.
  • The connected tales "Nadine's Invitation," "Marguerite's Tears," and "Violet's Lament" were republished in The Vampire Almanac, Volume 2 by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier (eds.) (Black Coat Press, May 2015) | Amazon
  • "Les Levres Rouges" was republished in The Vampire Almanac, Volume 1 by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier (eds.) (Black Coat Press, February 2015) | Amazon

Significantly, December 13, 2015 saw the launch of Wold Newton, with much appreciated help from fellow Wold Newton fans and experts Christopher Paul Carey and Jason Aiken. The site is dedicated to providing "accurate and factual information on the canonical Wold Newton Family as created and envisioned by Philip José Farmer, and on deuterocanonical works authorized by Mr. Farmer or his estate."

There is a new article posted there today, Philip José Farmer's "The Arms of Tarzan."

2016 should see the publication of one already-written non-fiction pop culture piece and two already-written short stories—one of which has been waiting in the wings for six long years. The latter is either coming out this year or it will have to move along to a new home.

I'm hunkering down to whip out an Avenger novel, after which comes intensive research, rereading, worldbuilding, outlining, and finishing the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold (begun by Philip José Farmer in the late 1970s and early 1980s). Monster is slated for a summer 2017 release.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Via Meteor House: The Scarlet Jaguar hardcover going to print!

"We’re ordering a proof of The Scarlet Jaguar hardcover early this coming week and baring any corrections we should print the books by the end of the following week.

As of today the print run will only be 100 copies (we love making rare collectibles!) bringing the total print run for this title to 325 signed copies—225 paperbacks and 100 hardcovers.

But, that number could go up if we get a bunch of last minute orders in over the next week or so.

Remember, we only print a small number of books beyond the preorders, and we don’t expect these hardcovers to last past the end of the year.  So, if you missed out on the long-out-of-print paperback edition, get your order in asap!"

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wold Newton Book Sale!

Meteor House is pleased to offer three special preorder package deals for the Signed Limited Edition hardcover of The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert, now through the end of October (or while supplies last).
PACKAGE #1: Save $5 plus even more with the combined shipping discount!
Purchase The Scarlet Jaguar with The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert — both Pat Wildman adventures!

Meteor House’s trade paperback edition of The Evil in Pemberley House is full of bonus materials:
  • Foreword to the 2014 Edition
  • A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree
  • An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
  • Outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
  • A timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott Eckert
  • A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott Eckert, about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring it remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian works, such as Tarzan AliveDoc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

PACKAGE #2: Save $5 plus even more with the combined shipping discount!
Purchase The Scarlet Jaguar with Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds.
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning! It is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought…
With less than 20 copies remaining of the Hardcover Limited Edition of Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows, this offer is only good while supplies last!

PACKAGE #3: Save $10 plus even more with the combined shipping discount!
One Mega-deal for all three books. Again, only while supplies last!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Pat Wildman Series

Preorder The Scarlet Jaguar hardcover

Meteor House is working hard to ensure that the Pat Wildman series appears in print in all formats: hardcover, softcover, and ebook.

The Evil in Pemberley House (Pat Wildman #1) appeared in hardcover from Subterranean Press in 2009check. 

It's currently available in softcover direct from Meteor House, with an Amazon listing coming sooncheck. The ebook is being worked on right now and should be out sooncheck.

The Scerlet Jaguar (Pat Wildman #2) appeared in limited edition softcover in 2013 and quickly sold outcheck. The ebook is availablecheck. (Kindle | Nook)

And now....

The limited edition hardcover of The Scarlet Jaguar is available for preorder. The print run will depend on preorders, and only a few copies more than the preorder number will be printed. So when it's gone, it's gone! Preorder deadline is Nov 1, so head on over to the Meteor House site and reserve your copy now!

And after you place your preorder, head on over to the revamped Pat Wildman series website and check it out!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Scarlet Jaguar – Now in Hardcover!

Posted via Meteor House:
"Back in June we announced that Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul CareyMeteor House’s first Signed Limited Edition novella, published as a trade paperback and out of print for two years—was going to be reprinted as a Signed Limited Edition hardcover. 100 copies were printed in August and less than ten are left for sale today!

We bring that to your attention because today we are announcing that The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert—our second Signed Limited Edition novella, also printed in trade paperback, and also out of print for over a year—is going to be reprinted in hardcover!

In case you missed the paperback edition, The Scarlet Jaguar, the second book in the Pat Wildman series, was the 2014 PulpArk New Pulp Award Winner for Best Novella. The first Pat Wildman novel, of course, is The Evil in Pemberley House, which is available in trade paperback and a forthcoming ebook. (Please also check out Win Scott Eckert’s Pat Wildman website.)

All copies of the new hardcover edition will be signed by Win Scott Eckert. The print-run will be determined by the number of preorders, and the deadline to preorder is November 1st. Books will be shipped in late November, so reserve your copy of the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover of The Scarlet Jaguar today!"

I'm quite pleased to see this coming novella back in print, in a handsome hardcover edition, and of course graced by Mark Sparacio's wonderful cover painting of Pat Wildman. My thanks to the team at Meteor House, who are standing by to take your preorder (and to immediately fill any orders for Pat Wildman #1, The Evil in Pemberley House, if you're so inclined..)!