Monday, August 24, 2015

The Scarlet Jaguar - Reviews

"Eckert skillfully whips up a truly fun tale that blends both the sensibilities of classic pulp fare with some wonderful seventies James Bond touches that the savvy reader will recognize instantly. It’s a heady mash-up that works extremely well. The Scarlet Jaguar is a terrific new pulp actioner you do not want to miss."
-Ron Fortier, Pulp Fiction Reviews

"All the influences at work in this bookpulp heroes, old movie serials, classic sixties spy shows etc.—have one common factor; sheer fun adventure! There's certainly no shortage of that in this book."
-David Brzeski, The British Fantasy Society

"The Scarlet Jaguar feels like it should be a Doc Savage novel. The pacing, the organization, the language...if I didn't know better, I'd say Lester Dent's shade showed up in Win's office and said, "Scoot over, I'll show ya how it's done." I mean that as the highest praise; I consider Dent a world-class story teller, and Win's work here is a match for Dent's in quality.... It's a really great, riveting adventure that furthers Pat's understanding of her father and her own growth as a blight to evil-doers."
-Bill Adcock, Paperback Perils

The Evil in Pemberley House - Reviews

Booklist: "The Evil in Pemberley House. Farmer, Philip José (author) and Win Scott Eckert (author). Sept. 2009. 216p. Subterranean, hardcover, $40 (9781596062498). REVIEW. First published August, 2009 (Booklist).
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
The Washington Times: "When super heroes are conflicted."
"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...." "'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."
- Ron Capshaw, The Washington Times, October 2009

Green Man Review:
"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."
- Robert M. Tilendis, Green Man Review, October 2009

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The Evil in Pemberley House - Extended Wold Newton Family Tree

The Evil in Pemberley House family tree chart is an extension of the Wold Newton family tree charts found in Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton biographies, Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life.

Tarzan Alive - Wold Newton Family Tree (image (c) The Philip J. Farmer Family Trust; accessed via authorized page at

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life - Wold Newton Family Tree  (image (c) The Philip J. Farmer Family Trust; accessed via authorized page at

The Evil in Pemberley House - Wold Newton Family Tree (image (c) The Philip J. Farmer Family Trust and Win Scott Eckert)