Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Robert M. Tilendis over at the Green Man Review has some very nice things to say about The Evil in Pemberley House.

"This one is fun--a good, tight story, enough psychology to keep it interesting, villains galore, characters with eccentricities that only the English can manage gracefully, a rich context, and lots of sex."

Check out the complete review

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Washington Times review of PEMBERLEY HOUSE...

"When super heroes are conflicted"...

Ron Capshaw at the Washington Times has reviewed The Evil in Pemberley House. Choice quotes include: "It is safe to say that Patricia Clarke Wildman has sufficient baggage before she ever sets foot in the Pemberley House of Jane Austen fame" and "'Pemberley' is clearly a love letter rescued from the grave by co-writer Win Scott Eckert to Farmer's aged fans. It is replete with interrelated heroes and perverted sex scenes.

Check out the complete review here, won't you?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Evil in Pemberley House - Limited edition

I have a strong feeling that the Limited Edition of Subterranean Press' The Evil in Pemberley House (which includes a Wold Newton Family tree in the endsheets and a chapbook packed with bonus materials) is very close to selling out.

If anyone out there hasn't gotten a copy, and intends to, now is probably a very good time.

I'm just sayin'.

Monday, September 14, 2009

THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE - author copies have arrived...

... and wow!

Upon removing the dust jacket, I see that the regular trade HC is bound in blue cloth, while the limited HC is bound in purple cloth. Very nice.
For those readers who purchase the regular trade HC, that version has no Wold Newton Family tree chart on the end sheets. I've made the chart available at The Evil in Pemberley House website. Just scroll down the right navigation bar to THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE - FAMILY TREE. Note that this version of the chart is Spoiler-Free; it does not give away any of the novel's mysteries.

The Limited Edition HC has this very same Spoiler-Free family tree chart in the book's end sheets. The Chapbook that comes with the Limited Edition has the Spoilers version of the family tree on the inside front and back covers. I will not be making that version of the family tree chart available electronically, at least not for some time--you'll need to buy the Limited Edition for that. :-) From what I can tell, copies of the Limited Edition are going very quickly.

All in all, I'm incredibly pleased, and feel very lucky. It's a beautiful package all around.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE - shipping complete & 1st look at Limited Edition Chapbook cover

According to Subterranean Press, all individual, retail, and wholesale orders for The Evil in Pemberley House have shipped.

I have yet to receive my author copies, but Mike Croteau of
The Official Philip José Farmer Home Page got his copy today, and kindly has provided a scan of the Limited Edition Chapbook cover, featuring the Doc Wildman Coat of Arms as designed and described by Philip José Farmer in Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life (with a couple extra touches added from Phil's unpublished notes by yours truly) and lovingly rendered by Keith Howell.

Subterranean Press

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New interview online

Rias Nuninga, of the fantastic
Philip José Farmer International Bibliography page, has kindly spent some time interviewing me about writing the novel The Evil in Pemberley House--which according to Subterranean Press will ship any day or week now...

Check out the interview here!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Library Journal review of THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE

The folks over at Subterranean Press have noted that Library Journal has reviewed The Evil in Pemberley House, saying "this dark erotic novel mixes the gothic-horror format with pieces of Sherlockian mysteries as well as homages to Tarzan of Greystoke and the Doc Savage series."


Friday, August 7, 2009

Pemberley House--full Booklist review

In the many novels of the Wold Newton series, the late Farmer proved fond of enhancing the "biographies" of famous literary characters, such as Verne's Phileas Fogg and Burroughs' Tarzan, with fanciful, "uncovered" details. Here, collaborating with sf colleague and Wold Newton enthusiast Eckert, he recounts the fate of Patricia Wildman, daughter of pulp fiction icon Doc Savage. When her parents are presumed dead in a plane crash, 22-year-old Patricia assuages her grief in a spate of short-lived, unfulfilling love affairs. Then surprising news arrives: Patricia is the sole heir to Pemberley House, the estate featured in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and she sets off immediately for England. Eager for the change of scenery, Patricia comes well prepared to meet her bawdy cousins and 103-year-old dowager aunt, still living at Pemberley, but is less prepared for the restless ghost still haunting the estate. Part pulp romance, part erotic thriller, Farmer and Eckert's yarn is a steamy, intriguing addition to Wold Newton lore.

- Carl Hays

(c) Booklist 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PEMBERLEY HOUSE - Key historical scene reenacted & shipping update!

Subterranean Press has announced that The Evil in Pemberley House is at the printer and expected to ship in 2-3 weeks.

That seems a good excuse as any to post these pictures of a scene of critical historical significance to the events in Pemberley House, the murder of Charles Augustus Milverton. The murderess is a major character in Pemberley House. Pictures taken at the Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street, London, 25 July 2009.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert

The Evil is coming...

A darkly erotic Jane Austen-Pulp Fiction-Sherlockian-Gothic-Wold Newton mashup, in which the Man of
Bronze's daughter confronts her family's ancient
legacy, lays a ghost to rest, and meets her destiny!

The Wold Newton novel, The Evil in Pemberley House, by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert, will be published in late September 2009 by Subterranean Press. Dust jacket by Glen Orbik.

Early reviews:

Trade -- Fully cloth bound hardcover edition:

  • novel
  • endsheets with a Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family tree

Limited Edition -- 200 numbered copies, signed by Win Scott Eckert, with bonus chapbook:

  • cover art (the Doc Wildman [Doc Savage] Coat of Arms by Keith Howell)
  • endsheets with an expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family tree--including SPOILERS from the novel
  • notes on the Wildman Coat of Arms by Philip José Farmer
  • outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
  • timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott Eckert
  • Wold Newtonian essay by Win Scott Eckert

Trade: $40
ISBN: 978-1-59606-249-8

Limited: $60

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Evil In Pemberley House: An Early Review

John Allen Small has posted an early review of The Evil in Pemberley House.

Check out John's MySpace page and then click on the blog link at the right side of the page. And please let him know you stopped by.

What would Darcy and Elizabeth think, indeed...?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Glen Orbik's amazing cover for THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE

So, no sooner do I blog that the corrections are done, and all that remains is to eagerly anticipate the cover art by Glen Orbik, than the cover magically shows up today!

To say I'm pleased would be a gross understatement. To quote my good friend, Brad Mengel, I am so happy!

The cover is reminiscent of those
magnificent '70s paperback Gothics...which in fact is exactly what The Evil in Pemberley House is--except for the paperback part. ;-)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Evil in Pemberley House--corrections complete & with the publisher

Just an update note for those interested... all the files have been proofed, corrected and are with the publisher, Subterranean Press. These include:

Trade edition:
  • the novel itself
  • endsheets with a Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family tree
  • still waiting on the cover art from Glen Orbik, although Subpress has approved the preliminary concept sketch

Limited Edition Chapbook
  • cover art (the Wildman [Doc Savage] Coat of Arms by Keith Howell)
  • endsheets with a Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family tree--including SPOILERS from the novel
  • notes on the Wildman Coat of Arms by Philip José Farmer
  • outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
  • timeline of key events in the novel by yours truly
  • Wold Newtonian essay by yours truly

Amazon pre-order
Pre-order direct from Subterranean

Friday, March 6, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Evil in Pemberley House - Now available for Pre-Order direct from Subterranean Press!

The Evil in Pemberley House now has its own page on the Subterranean Press website, with both the regular Trade and Limited Edition (with Chapbook) listed for Pre-Order.

The Chapbook includes Phil Farmer's original outline for the novel, the Wildman (Savage) Coat of Arms, an expanded Wold Newton Family tree chart, and other goodies.

The regular Trade also features a Wold Newton Family tree chart.

The regular Trade is listed for $40, while the Limited Edition with Chapbook is $60.

And... the cover is by the amazing Glen Orbik (who does Hard Case Crime covers as well as the covers to the forthcoming Gabriel Hunt pulp novels)! I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Subterranean Press artwork updates, including The Evil in Pemberley House

Subterranean Press has posted a brief artwork update, here.

I am busily reviewing proofs for The Evil in Pemberley House this weekend. I've seen the design for the limited edition chapbook, and can also say that both the trade and limited edition chapbooks will have endsheets which should knock the socks off Wold Newton fans. :-)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Evil in Pemberley House - Amazon listing

The Evil in Pemberley House is now listed on Amazon.

Flap copy:
"For over thirty years, readers have marveled at Philip José Farmer's inventive integration of popular fiction and literature's most beloved characters, in a mythical web known as the Wold Newton Family. First described in the fictional biographies Tarzan Alive: The Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, Farmer expanded his Wold Newton mythos in novels such as The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, Time's Last Gift, Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, The Dark Heart of Time: A Tarzan Novel, and Escape from Loki: Doc Savage's First Adventure.

The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter of the 1930s and '40s, Dr. James Clarke "Doc" Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England, old, dark, and supposedly haunted.

But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer's own celebrated Wold Newton Family."

Looks like Subterranean Press' projected release date for the Trade hardback edition is September 2009, with a list price of $35.

ISBN-10: 1596062495
ISBN-13: 978-1596062498

More info about cover art, the Limited edition with Chapbook, etc., as it becomes available.