Tag Archives: Wold Newton Family

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/farmerconxipanel.mp3

Paul Spiteri (panel moderator and editor of the Philip José Farmer collection, PEARLS FROM PEORIA), Christopher Paul Carey (co-author with PJF on THE SONG OF KWASIN), Win Scott Eckert (co-author with PJF on THE EVIL IN PEMBERELY HOUSE), and DANNY ADAMS (co-author with PJF on THE CITY BEYOND PLAY and DAYWORLD: A HOLE IN WEDNESDAY, also Farmer’s great-nephew) discuss working with the Science Fiction Grand Master.

http://pjfarmer.com

http://meteorhousepress.com (where the majority of the above works can be ordered)

http://pulpfest.com

https://www.facebook.com/paul.spiteri.37

http://cpcarey.com

http://www.winscotteckert.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Madwriter

Pulp Crazy – The Freshman by Philip José Farmer

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/138.mp3

In this week’s episode of Pulp Crazy, I celebrate what would have been Philip José Farmer’s 98th Birthday by discussing his tale of scholarship and sorcery at Miskatonic University.

“The Freshman” is Farmer’s contribution to H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos that follows an elderly frosh on his eventful first day at Miskatonic University. The short story was inspired by a dream Farmer had, where he was an elderly man rushing for a fraternity at a strange university.
Links:

Read “The Freshman” in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe: http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Newton-Universe-Philip-Farmer/dp/1781163049

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com

Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com

WoldNewtonFamily.com: http://woldnewtonfamily.com

The Crossover Universe: http://www.crossoveruniverse.com/

Wold Newton Day 12/13/2015 – The Adventure of the Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/133.mp3

Today, December 13, 2015 is the 220th anniversary of the Wold Newton event. On December 13, 1795, a meteorite struck outside the hamlet of Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England. According to Philip José Farmer, when the meteorite crashed into the countryside, two carriages were passing by. The drivers and passengers, who were already of heroic stock, were exposed to the ionization of the meteorite and were further enhanced by it.

These passengers include Sir Percy Blakeny, the Scarlet Pimpernel as well as Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy. Ancestors of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Doc Savage, the Avenger, the Shadow, the Spider, and others were present as well. The passengers included several married couples, with some of the women already being pregnant at the time. Their children would later marry each other, thus the enriched genes would not become recessive. Due to the families becoming interconnected, they are referred to as one family, the Wold Newton Family.

Today also marks the day of the launch of WOLDNEWTONFAMILY.COM. A website devoted to the canonical Wold Newton Family works by Philip José Farmer and authorized continuations. Be sure to take some time and give it a peek on Wold Newton Day, it has several articles, and is a great introduction and resource to Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Family.

In this week’s episode, I look at a seminal Wold Newton tale, “The Adventure of the Peerless Peer” by Philip José Farmer himself. This story features Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, and Tarzan, with several cameos by other pulp heroes.

Links:

Wold Newton Family.com: http://woldnewtonfamily.com

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com

Purchase The Adventure of the Peerless Peer on Amazon (hardcopy and ebook): http://www.amazon.com/Further-Adventures-Sherlock-Holmes-Peerless/dp/0857681206/

Purchase The Adventure of the Peerless Peer on B&N.com (paperback and ebook):  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/further-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-philip-jose-farmer/1100310919?ean=9780857681201

Dennis Powers’ essay: “Jungle Brothers, or, Secrets of the Jungle Lords”:  http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Articles4.htm#JUNGLE

Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015

I (Jason Aiken) was a guest on the Lovecraft eZine videochat and podcast along with Frank Schildiner. We talked with Mike Davis, Pete Rawlik, and Rick Lai about Lovecraft and Wold Newton (Philip José Farmer in particualr) related topics. We also talked about our recent writing projects. You can watch it on YouTube or listen via the podcast.
 

 
 

Pulp Crazy: The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/127.mp3

 

Win Scott Eckert and Chuck Loridans join me in discussing the Pat Wildman series and Win’s wider body of fiction from Meteor House, Blackcoat Press, and Moonstone Books.

The Adventures of Pat Wildman Series

The Evil in Pemberely House: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/

The Scarlet Jaguar:  http://meteorhousepress.com/the-scarlet-jaguar/

The Official Adventures of Pat Wildman Website: http://pemberleyhouse.blogspot.com/

Wold Newton 101

Wold Newton Primer: http://www.thepulp.net/pulp-info/pulp-articles/wold-newton/

What Makes a Wold Newton Universe Tale?:http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/10/excerpt-read-the-introduction-from-tales-of-the-wold-newton-universe-edited-by-win-scott-eckert-and-christopher-paul-carey/

What is the Wold Newton Family?:http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm

 

Chuck’s “Daughters of Greystoke” article:http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Articles2.htm#TarzansDaughters

 

The Wold Newton Origins Series 

Is He in Hell? – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-philip-jose-farmer-1-protean-dimensions/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0615370055

The Wild Huntsman – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-jose-farmer-3/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0983746117 | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Newton-Universe-Philip-Farmer/dp/1781163049

Wold Newton Side-Ways Stories

Nadine’s Invitation:http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen7.pdf |http://allpulp.blogspot.com/2010/12/this-tale-in-wold-newton-origins-cycle.html |http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen07.htm |http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-7-Femmes-Fatales/dp/1935558447

Marguerite’s Tears:http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen08.htm |http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-8-Agents-Provocateurs/dp/1612270506/

Violet’s Lament:http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen09.htm |http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-La-Vie-Noir/dp/1612271456/
The Pat Wildman Series by Win Scott Eckert:

Win Scott Eckert Bibliography with additional links to purchase: http://www.winscotteckert.com/p/bibliography.html

Meteor House: http://meteorhouse.com

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com

Black Coat Press: http://blackcoatpress.com

Moonstone Books:  http://www.moonstonebooks.com/shop/default.aspx

Chuck Loridans: http://www.nwlaartgallery.com/Chuck%20Loridans.htm

Pulp Crazy – Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/125.mp3

In this weeks episode, I’m going to be discussing “Is He In Hell?” by Win Scott Eckert. This Wold Newton Universe short story first appeared in Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 6: Grand Guignol published by Black Coat Press in December 2009. It was later revised and expanded for the definitive release in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer: Protean Dimensions, published by Meteor House in June 2010. I’ll be discussing the latter as it’s the definitive edition of the story and contains more elements tying it to Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe.

“Is He in Hell?” stars the Scarlet Pimpernel. It’s set in November 1795 and takes place largely in France and Belgium.

The story focuses on Sir Percy Blakeny, the Scarlet Pimpernel as he attempts to save the Baron de Musard from the guillotine. But…things aren’t what they seem on the surface. This is a fast paced action and espionage story, but there are definitely some elements of weird fiction present as well.

Links:
Wold Newton 101:

Wold Newton Primer: http://www.thepulp.net/pulp-info/pulp-articles/wold-newton/

What Makes a Wold Newton Universe Tale?: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/10/excerpt-read-the-introduction-from-tales-of-the-wold-newton-universe-edited-by-win-scott-eckert-and-christopher-paul-carey/

What is the Wold Newton Family?: http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm

The Wold Newton Origins Series by Win Scott Eckert:

Core Stories:

Is He in Hell? – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-philip-jose-farmer-1-protean-dimensions/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0615370055

The Wild Huntsman – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-jose-farmer-3/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0983746117 | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Newton-Universe-Philip-Farmer/dp/1781163049

Tie-ins:

Nadine’s Invitation: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen7.pdf | http://allpulp.blogspot.com/2010/12/this-tale-in-wold-newton-origins-cycle.html | http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen07.htm | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-7-Femmes-Fatales/dp/1935558447

Marguerite’s Tears: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen08.htm | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-8-Agents-Provocateurs/dp/1612270506/

Violet’s Lament: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen09.htm | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-La-Vie-Noir/dp/1612271456/
The Pat Wildman Series by Win Scott Eckert:

The Evil in Pembrely House (paperback) (co-authored with Farmer) -http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/

The Scarlet Jaguar (ebook and new hardcover up for preorder) – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-scarlet-jaguar/
Win Scott Eckert’s website: http://www.winscotteckert.com/

Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com/

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com/

Pulp Crazy – The Farmerian Tarzan

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/124.mp3

In this week’s episode Chris and Chuck discuss the Farmerian Tarzan, focusing on Philip José Farmer’s official Tarzan projects, Tarzan Alive and The Dark Heart of Time: A Tarzan Novel. Farmer was a lifelong Tarzan fan, and while Tarzan Alive is often spoken of, The Dark Heart of Time seems to be neglected. The Dark Heart of Time also gets a bad rap for having extraterrestrial science fiction elements, but as it turns out, that’s just Farmer going over most of our heads. In this episode Chris explains that Farmer was actually pulling from preexisting African folk lore and mythology, not just throwing in science fiction elements.

I decided to split our conversation right when Chuck began talking about Thomas Yeates’ comic series Tarzan: The Beckoning as Chuck goes into a little bit of Farmer territory here. Chuck then talks briefly about the Hal Foster comic strips, before we move on to discussing Farmer’s Tarzan and how much of a Burroughs fan Farmer was.

Links:

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com

Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com

The International Philip José Farmer Bibliography: http://rnuninga.home.xs4all.nl/

Christopher Paul Carey’s Website: http://cpcarey.com

Hadon of Ancient Opar by Philip Jose Farmer: http://www.amazon.com/Hadon-Ancient-Opar-Khokarsa-Prehistory/dp/1781162956/

Flight to Opar – Restored Edition by Philip Jose Farmer: http://meteorhousepress.com/flight-to-opar/
Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey: http://meteorhousepress.com/hadon-king-of-opar/

Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey: http://meteorhousepress.com/exiles-of-kho-now-in-hardcover/

Chuck Loridans: http://www.nwlaartgallery.com/Chuck%20Loridans.htm

Chuck’s “Daughters of Greystoke” article: http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Articles2.htm#TarzansDaughters

Edgar Rice Burroughs Website: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/

Tarzan.com: http://www.tarzan.com/all/

ERBZine: http://erbzine.com/

ERBList: http://erblist.com/

Burroughs Bibliophiles: http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/

Pulp Crazy – The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert

 

In this week’s episode I’m going to be discussing The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert.

It’s a gothic erotica novel that I think fans of pulp heroes, mysteries, weird fiction, and Jane Austen  will appreciate.

Links:

Order The Evil in Pemberely House from Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/

Order The Scarlet Jaguar from Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-scarlet-jaguar/

The Pemberley House Blog: http://pemberleyhouse.blogspot.com/

Win Scott Eckert’s Website: http://www.winscotteckert.com/

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://www.pjfarmer.com/

Glen Orbik’s Website: http://www.orbikart.com/

Pulp Crazy – The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/106.mp3

In this week episode I’m going to be discussing the World of Tiers series written by Philip José Farmer. I finished reading this series a few weeks back and I thought it would be a good time to do an episode on the series while it was still fresh in my memory. Besides the novels written by Philip José Farmer, I’ll also be discussing World of Tiers fiction written by other authors since Farmer passed away.

I’m not going to be giving away any spoilers in this episode. I’m going to give you a nice idea of what the World of Tiers series is about, though.

First I’ll start off with an overview and give some background information on the series. The theme of the series revolves around an advanced race of beings known as Lords. They are also called the Thoan, and Farmer refers to them early on as the Vaernirn. He abandons the term Vaernirn, though and sticks with calling them either Lords or Thoan in the rest of the books. In this episode I will just be calling them Lords to make it easier.

The Lords are advanced beings who are human in appearance. However, they have at their fingertips vastly advanced technology. This includes immortality without aging past their prime, being able to construct artificial pocket universes, traveling between universes via gates, bio engineering, terraforming, gravity manipulation, the list goes on. It should be noted that within each Pocket Universe there is only one planet, but the planet can have orbiting satellites.

Links:

World of Tiers Reading Order: http://pulpcrazy.com/wotro.png

A Map of the World of Tiers: http://pulpcrazy.com/wotmap.jpg

Phileas Fogg Family Tree: http://pulpcrazy.com/foggtree.png

The World of Tiers Series on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/wotamazon

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com

Meteor House ( For Worlds of Philip José Farmer Anthologies with World of Tiers Short Stories): http://meteorhousepress.com

The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files (For Devil’s Dark Heart by Christopher Paul Carey): http://tinyurl.com/avengeramazon

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg: http://tinyurl.com/foggamazon

Philip José Farmer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Jos%C3%A9_Farmer

William Blake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake

Urizen:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urizen

Robert Bloch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bloch

The Thoan French RPG: http://thoan.chez.com/

Pulp Crazy – King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing a story that has had a huge influence on pulp and popular literature. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard. The novel was first published in September 1885. Haggard wrote King Solomon’s Mines following a bet with his brother. The wager was whether or not Haggard could write a novel half as good as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

According to wikipedia it took him between six and sixteen weeks to complete the novel between January and April 21st 1885. The book had a hard time finding a publisher, it was overlooked as a novelty. When it saw print, it became the year’s best seller, and proved difficult to keep in print given the great demand for copies.

King Solomon’s Mines stars Allan Quatermain. A character that has seen a bit of a resurgence in the last ten years.

 

Links:

King Solomon’s Mines eBook: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2166

King Solomon’s Mines Audiobook: https://librivox.org/king-solomons-mines-by-haggard/

The Works of H. Rider Haggard on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/480919408707583/

The Rider Haggard Society on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/theriderhaggardsociety

The Rider Haggard Society: http://riderhaggardsociety.org.uk/

King Solomon’s Mines @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Solomon%27s_Mines