News & What's New - February 2013
Contents of Tales of the WNU
26 Feb 2013
Win Scott Eckert revealed the Table of Contents of Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Most stories are by Philip José Farmer himself, and three to four by other authors.
- Introduction by Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey
- “The Problem of the Sore Bridge--Among Others”
- "A Scarletin Study"
- "The Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight"
- “Skinburn”
- “The Freshman”
- “After King Kong Fell”
- "Kwasin and the Bear God", by Farmer and Carey
- "Into Time's Abyss", by John Allen Small
- "The Last of the Guaranys", by Octavio Aragão & Carlos Orsi
- "The Wild Huntsman", by Win Scott Eckert

This Table of Contents looks very promising, with great stories! Eckert and Carey will provide brief introductions to the stories, explaining why each entry is a Wold Newton tale.

Cover of German Peerless Peer
22 Feb 2013
The reissues by Titan Books of Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton novels started with the publication of The Peerless Peer. It was published in June 2011 in the Sherlock Holmes series, see the book page.

This novel will be published in April in Germany also, with the title Sherlock Holmes und die Legende von Greystoke. The cover has been revealed by the publisher, Atlantis Verlag.

cover: Mark Freier

It will be published as a trade paperback (for 10,00 euro), in hardcover (for 13,00 euro), and also as an eBook.
New covers from Titan Books
22 Feb 2013
The last two covers of the Titan Books reissues of Farmer's work are revealed. The cover of Tales of the Wold Newton Universe, a brand new anthology with stories by Farmer (and other writers?), to be published in October 2013.

And the cover of Venus on the Half-Shell, originally written by Farmer under the pseudonym Kilgore Trout, which novel will appear in December 2013.
See Forthcoming Books.

The Apes of Wrath
21 Feb 2013
Philip José Farmer's short story "After King Kong Fell" is included in the 'humans meet apes' anthology The Apes of Wrath. This anthology was published last month by Tachyon Publications.
Editor Richard Klaw explains in his introduction how this anthology came to be, and he asks himself: "As humanity's closest relation, how could apes not fascinate?"

Alex Solis
The fisrt Opar / Khokarsa novel from Titan
20 Feb 2013
I have been away for some weeks (hospital), reason why there were no updates for a while. Now I'm recovering somewhat, so back to some news.

Titan Books published last January the first Opar/Khokarsa novel, Hadon of Ancient Opar (1974). I read it again last year with the publication of the omnibus Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa, and was pretty surprised how much I enjoyed reading it after so many years. It is still a very good novel in its genre.

The book has a new introduction by Christopher Paul Carey, explaining how this prehistorical novel can be part of the Wold Newton Universe. Carey also wrote the afterword.

I think the cover illustration a bit lame – it is a novel full of deadly action and this illustration doesn't really match the contents – but otherwise Titan Books published a very beautiful trade paperback. I sure hope that the other two parts of the Opar/Khokarsa cycle will be published by Titan Books also.

Added Books
One new addition on the book pages this month.

Hadon of Ancient Opar
The reissue from Titan Books, 2013.

These are the numbers for the book pages this month.

1777 publications
1163 different covers

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