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Tarzan's your uncle

16/11/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Myths For The Modern Age: Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe is now available and shipping.

In his "biographies" of fictional characters (Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life), Hugo-and Nebula-award winning author Philip José Farmer introduced the Wold Newton family, a collection of heroes and villains whose family tree includes Sherlock Holmes, Fu Manchu, Philip Marlowe, and James Bond.

In books, stories, and essays he expanded the concept even further, adding more branches to the Wold Newton family tree. MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE, edited by Win Scott Eckert, collects for those rarely-seen essays. Expanding the family are contributions from Farmer's successors - scholars, writers, and pop-culture historians - who bring even more fictional characters into the fold.

This is an anthology containing nine previously uncollected and hard-to-find essays by Philip José Farmer.

Thirteen other "post-Farmerian" writers also contribute to and expand upon Farmer's Wold Newton mythos.

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Publisher: MonkeyBrain Books
Editor: Win Scott Eckert
Paperback: 400 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 6 x 9
Release Date: November 2005
ISBN: 1-932265-14-7
List Price: $14.95

Virtual coordinates:
http://www.monkeybrainbooks.com/Myths_for_the_Modern_Age.html

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