News & What's New - August 2016
FarmerCon XI Program booklet
28 Aug 2016
FarmerCon XI was held on July 21-24, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with PulpFest.

Four new items were released at the convention. See the previous entries. As he did with the earlier editions of the convention, Michael Croteau (publisher of Meteor House) also published a Program booklet.

In the Program an interview with Danny Adams, coauthor of Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday. The interview had been published before on the Official Philip José Farmer Web Page. This website was just updated with information about con reports and recordings.

Also a reprint of the short story "Getting Ready to Write: A Polytropical Paramyth" by Philip José Farmer & Paul Spiteri, which was published for the first time in 2008.
Phileas Fogg, World Traveler
27 Aug 2016
Win Scott Eckert wrote a novelette with a title nearly as long as the number of pages of the publication, a chapbook. The title, Being an Account of the Delay at Green River, Wyoming, of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler, or, The Masked Man Meets an English Gentleman, counts 23 words. The chapbook 28 pages.
It is probably a story with one of the longest titles.

Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, 1872). But he didn't tell the whole story it seems.
A hundred years later Philip José Farmer wrote The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (1973), to tell the true story about Phileas Fogg.
Another twenty-three years later Win Scott Eckert discovers that Jules Verne left more out of his original story.

The publisher: «Win Scott Eckert pulls back the veil on the previously untold tale of Mr. Phileas Fogg’s fateful encounter with the legendary masked rider of the plains and his faithful companion—an episode suppressed (with good reason!) by M. Verne himself from the final publication of his classic Around the World in Eighty Days.»
The limited and signed chapbook can be ordered from the publisher Meteor House.
Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra
27 Aug 2016
Josh Reynolds had his first sequel to Philip José Farmer's The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, the novella Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows, published in 2014.
Now, two years later, we see the publication of another sequel, the novella Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra.
The novella, in limited hardcover and trade paperback, can be ordered from the publisher Meteor House.

From the publisher: «1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg. Drawn to the city of Streslau by a mysterious letter, Fogg finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caught between old allies and new enemies in a struggle for survival. On the run and aided only by the unpredictable Count of Hentzau, Fogg must exert every iota of his famed intellect in order to unravel the mystery of the Heart of Osra – or face the utter annihilation of Eridaneans and Capelleans alike!»
Blood of Ancient Opar
18 Aug 2016
The fifth volume in the Opar / Khokarsa series, Blood of Ancient Opar, is written by Christopher Paul Carey. His previous novella in the series, Hadon, King of Opar, is the fourth volume.
The first two Opar / Khokarsa novels were written by Farmer in the 1970s, the third novel, The Song of Kwasin, was started by Farmer at that time, but only many years later finished by Christopher Paul Carey.
I very much enjoyed the newer additions to the series. Christopher Paul Carey did a great job with these stories. I'm sure that Farmer would have been thrilled, could he have seen the new novellas.
Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday
15 Aug 2016
First book added in the Bibliography of the ones I received recently is Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday, by Philip José Farmer and Danny Adams. It is a full length novel (361 pages), and is written as a prequel to Farmer's Dayworld series, Dayworld (1985), Dayworld Rebel (1987), and Dayworld Breakup (1990).

The novel is based on Farmer's original unfinished manuscript. See the great and interesting interview we had with Danny Adams about the book two months ago.
Meteor House published the book in a special hardcover edition of 200 copies signed by the author, and also in a trade paperback edition. Michael A. Burstein wrote an Introduction and Paul Spiteri a Foreword.
Great books, just received
14 Aug 2016
At FarmerCon XI (July 21-24, 2016) were these books released, and signed by the authors at Meteor House publisher's table. Josh Reynolds already had signed his books in England, where he lives.
I just received a parcel with copies of the limited hardcovers and trade paperbacks of:
  • Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday, by PJF and Danny Adams
  • Blood of Ancient Opar, by Christopher Paul Carey
  • Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra, by Josh Reynolds

In the box also a copy of Being an Account of the Delay at Green River, Wyoming, of Phileas Fogg, World Traveler, or, The Masked Man Meets an English Gentleman, a story by Win Scott Eckert. This one is labeled 'Meteor House Chapbook No.1'.

And finally a copy of the FarmerCon XI program booklet.
I'll start adding these items in the Bibliography. After that I want to read the stories, hardly can wait.

Added Books
Two new additions (Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday, the hardvover and trade paperback) on the book pages this month.
Also five books related to Farmer's work.
These are the numbers for the book pages this month.

1851 publications
1212 different covers

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