News & What's New - November 2015
The World of Tiers SF Book Club Editions
30 Nov 2015
William Taylor (Canada) sent me an email with the information of three more SFBC editions of The World of Tiers series he had found proof of. Two weeks after the first edition, with date (or gutter) code L44 (November 1981), came a reprint with the date code L46.


He also found proof of reprints with the date codes P025 and Q035.
Checking ISFDB if these reprints are known in their database —they were not— I saw a reprint with the date code M10 which I had not yet mentioned in my PJF bibliography.
So there is a total of eight new publications for both omnibuses, and twenty for the five novels included in these omnibuses.

Thank you Bill for the new information!
Publisher Meteor House, Michael Croteau, interviewed
22 Nov 2015
Michael Croteau started his PJF career in 1996 as the webmaster of The Official Philip José Farmer Web Page.
In 2005 he began publishing the quarterly fanzine Farmerphile. Fifteen issues of these were published till 2009.

A year later, in 2010, he started as publisher of Meteor House. The fanzine was replaced with the first book publication he edited, The Worlds of Philip José Farmer (1): Protean Dimensions. Of this series are now four volumes, and we eagerly await the fifth.

In 2012 Michael expanded Meteor House's publications with completely new works by other authors. First of these is Exiles of Kho, by Christopher Paul Carey, and the total till now is nine Farmer or Farmer related works. Some of his plans are known, but what about the rest?
Time for some questions for the publisher about his future plans with Meteor House.

Q: Hi Michael, you've surprised many of us with a range of beautifully published books. It started with The Worlds of Philip José Farmer series of books, now four volumes.
We know some of the plans for the near future, like The Song of Kwasin, and The Scarlet Jaguar this year, with The Monster on Hold and Blood of Ancient Opar next year.
Can you tell us something about your plans in general for the future with Meteor House?

Mike: Thank you Rias. Reprinting Phil’s works and bringing out new ones set in his worlds is a labor of love for all of us involved.
As for the future, more novellas for sure! We haven’t made announcements yet but we plan on publishing two more novellas in 2016 other than Blood of Ancient Opar.
We also have someone completing another novel that Philip José Farmer started but never finished. That could come out in 2016 as well. I will say that The Monster on Hold will come out in 2017, not 2016, with at least one more novella that year.

Q: Will your publishing plans mainly be centered around Philip José Farmer and his ideas?

Mike: Yes. We do want to continue to branch out, as we did this year with Airship Hunters, but our main focus will be Philip José Farmer related books for the foreseeable future.

Q: Do we get to see any more volumes in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer series?

Mike: Yes, a fifth volume is in the works, most likely to be published in 2017.

Q: In 2014 you announced The Foundation of Kôr trilogy, to be written by Christopher Paul Carey. When will the three volumes, Gates of Kôr, Scourge of Kôr and Fires of Kôr be published?

Mike: We don’t have a firm timeline yet, they’re likely to be published over the next couple of years, depending on Chris’s other commitments.

Q: Have you seen the want lists on this site by some of the fans?
What are your ideas about this for Meteor House? Might we ever see the publication of As You Desire? And of Cougar by the Tail?

Mike: I have been following the want lists with great interest. All of the books published by Titan Books will be tied up for a while, so we can’t reprint those anytime soon. As for the rest, a lot of those wants certainly coincide with ours, especially The Dark Heart of Time and Escape From Loki. Whether or not we’ll be able to reprint them, remains to be seen.

Thank you for you time Mike! And also many thanks for the many beautiful and great books from Meteor House.

Added Books
Twenty-eight new additions (all because of The World of Tiers omnibuses) on the book pages this month.
These are the numbers for the book pages this month.

1867 publications
1206 different covers

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