Today marks the release of Titan Books’ Wold Newton anthology, Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Edited by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, the book collects, for the first time ever in one volume, SF Grand Master Philip José Farmer‘s Wold Newton short stories, as well as tales by other Farmerian writers.
The extensive introduction by Eckert (coauthor with Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House) and Carey (coauthor with Farmer of the Khokarsa novel The Song of Kwasin) provides an overview of Farmer’s Wold Newton Family and Mythos. In addition, the editors provide brief introductions to the stories themselves, explaining why each entry is a Wold Newton tale. (See also: the table of contents.)
Win Scott Eckert has posted the table of contents for his upcoming anthology (co-edited with Joe Gentile and Matthew Baugh) The Green Hornet: Still at Large, a book described thusly:
Edited by Joe Gentile, Win Scott Eckert, and Matthew Baugh, this third anthology featuring the 1960s Green Hornet, based on the television program starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee, follows The Green Hornet Chronicles and The Green Hornet Casefiles, and will ship in two editions. The softcover trade paperback features a cover by Douglas Klauba, while the limited edition hardcover boasts a cover by Ruben Procopio. The limited edition hardcover will also feature “The Green Hornet Timeline” (a chronology of the Moonstone stories from the three anthologies, fit into the timeline of the original television episodes, by Win Scott Eckert) and “The Green Hornet Meets The Avenger” by Michael Uslan (a bonus story featuring the 1930s-40s Green Hornet from the radio show and serials).
And here’s the table of contents:
Win Scott Eckert is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the Wold Newton novel The Evil in Pemberley House, about Patricia Wildman, the daughter of a certain bronze-skinned pulp hero (Subterranean Press, 2009). Find him on the web at www.winscotteckert.com.
A Primer on Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Series
It seems like just about everything Titan Books puts out lately hits my sweet spot, from their Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, to the Hard Case Crime line, to their re-issues of Sax Rohmer’s Fu-Manchu series (to include the complete set of novels and short stories, not just those in the public domain), to Kim Newman’s alternate history pop culture jam Anno Dracula books.
When Titan included Philip José Farmer‘s Sherlock Holmes-Lord Greystoke crossover The Peerless Peer as part of their Holmes lineup, I was surprised and pleased. I didn’t know Farmer was on their radar, although in hindsight I should’ve guessed he would be.