This month, Meteor House is running a sale on my Wold Newton novellas, Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows and Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra. Both are authorised sequels to Philip Jose Farmer’s seminal steampunk novel, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, following Fogg’s adventures in the aftermath of his famous eighty-day trip.
The sale runs until March 16th, but supplies are limited. If you haven’t had the opportunity to grab either of these, now might be your last chance!
It’s Saturday, and I feel like selling some books. Interested in some late 19th century escapades? What about a deadly duel atop the Eiffel Tower? An attempted coup in a country teetering on the edge of revolution? Alien conspiracies? Enough literary Easter eggs to choke a rabbit?
If any of that sounds like your sort of thing, then you should check out either (or both) of the two books below.
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows
It is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…
Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra
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!
Airship 27 has made the electronic editions of all eight volumes of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective available in one handy volume, via Amazon.com. I contributed stories to Volumes 2 (“The Affair of the Wretched Flesh”) and 3 (“The Singular Affair of the Sultan’s Tiger”), both of which were great fun to write. I hope to work on more Sherlock Holmes stories in the future.
Until then, if you were hungering for more Holmes-related fiction from me, you could do worse than to check out “The Door of Eternal Night”, in which Charles St. Cyprian, the Royal Occultist, seeks to unravel one of the Great Detective’s unsolved mysteries alongside Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.
Pulpfest 2016 is later this month, as is Farmercon XI, and I’ve been told that there’ll be copies of both Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows and the sequel, Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra available in the Dealer’s Room.
There are only a few copies of Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows left, so this’ll be the last chance you have to grab a hardback copy. So, if you’re planning to be in Columbus, Ohio at the end of July, why not grab a ticket, and a copy or two?
Just a quick reminder–the last day to preorder a copy of Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra is June 12th. This Sunday, in other words. Continue reading
In lieu of anything substantial, here’s some modest puffery to start the week… Continue reading
Meteor House has revealed the cover for Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra, my forthcoming novella. The art is by the phenomenal Amar Djouad, who also did the cover for Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows. Continue reading