Shadows of Wold Newton

I’ve been informed by the fine folks at Meteor House that there are still one or two copies of Phileas Fogg & the War of Shadows available for purchase, should you be so inclined. A sequel to Philip Jose Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, this fully authorized novella is available in trade paperback and hardcover. If you’re on the fence, why not check out this review from Jason Aiken, courtesy of the Lovecraft eZine, or this one from David Brzeski at the British Fantasy Society.

‘The Messenger of Evil’

On this date in 1911 was born the greatest evil the literary world has ever known. A creature so cunning, so malevolent, that to speak his name is to invite death and destruction. Created on the eve of World War I by writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, the monster has had a long life, moving through a number of books, movies, television serials and comic books.

So, to celebrate, here’s an essay I wrote about this ferocious individual for the now sadly defunct Smiling, Damned site. Enjoy!  Continue reading “‘The Messenger of Evil’”