Deuterocanonical Wold Newton Works

A deuterocanonical Wold Newton work is a biography, essay, novel, or story not written by Philip José Farmer, but which

  1. is written by others who were authorized and/or licensed by Mr. Farmer and/or by Mr. Farmer’s estate; and which
  2. appears in print.

While Mr. Farmer’s Official website, pjfarmer.com, graciously supplies hosting for some of the “expanded WNU” sites, the appearance of essays or other speculations on those sites does not confer canonicity (much like the owners of Star Trek intellectual property allow fan films to be made, yet they are are not considered to be in any way official or canonical).

Following is a listing of deuterocanonical Wold Newton works.

Novels / Novellas

Carey, Christopher Paul. Exiles of Kho. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2012. (Signed limited edition trade paperback.) Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015. (Signed limited edition hardcover.)(Khokarsa/Ancient Opar series prequel.)

–––. Hadon, King of Opar. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015. (Signed limited edition hardcover and signed limited edition trade paperback.) (Khokarsa/Ancient Opar series #4.)

–––. Blood of Ancient Opar. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2016. (Signed limited edition hardcover and signed limited edition trade paperback.) (Khokarsa/Ancient Opar series #5.)

Eckert, Win Scott. The Scarlet Jaguar. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013. (Signed limited edition trade paperback.) Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015. (Signed limited edition hardcover.) (Pat Wildman series #2.)

Reynolds, Josh. Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2014. (Signed limited edition hardcover and signed limited edition trade paperback.) (Phileas Fogg series #2.)

–––. Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2016. (Signed limited edition hardcover and signed limited edition trade paperback.) (Phileas Fogg series series #3.)


Short Fiction

 Aragão, Octavio and Carlos Orsi. “The Last of the Guaranys.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster. Michael Croteau, ed. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2012. Reprinted in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Id. (A John Gribardsun story.)

Bischoff, David. “No Trees of Earth.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions. Michael Croteau, ed. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2010. (The World of Tiers series.)

Carey, Christopher Paul. “A Kick in the Side.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions. Id. (Revised version; original version published in FarmerCon II Convention Program, August 2007.) (Khokarsa series.)

–––. “Kwasin and the Bear God.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul.  Michael Croteau, ed. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2011. Reprinted in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, eds. London: Titan Books, 2013. Reprinted in The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015. (Khokarsa series.)

Eckert, Win Scott. “Is He In Hell?” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions. Id. (Wold Newton Origins series.)

–––. “The Wild Huntsman.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster. Id. Reprinted in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Id. (Wold Newton Origins/John Gribardsun/Secrets of the Nine.)

Lofficier, Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier. “The Wolff that One Hears . . .” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul. Id. (The World of Tiers series.)

Robinson, Spider. “Dog Day Evening.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul. Id. (A Ralph von Wau Wau story.)

Sinor, Bradley H. “For the Articles.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul. Id. (A Kent Lane story.)

Small, John Allen. “Into Time’s Abyss.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 2: Of Dust and Soul. Id.  Reprinted in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Id. (A John Gribardsun story.)

Stirling, S.M. “Trickster of the Apes.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster. Id. (The World of Tiers series.)


The Bunduki series and other novels by J.T. Edson

The Bunduki series, by J.T. Edson, features an adopted son of Lord Greystoke  who is transported to an alternate Earth. Edson also wrote several different interconnected series of Westerns, such as the Dusty Fog series, as well as police procedurals. He incorporated Farmer’s Wold Newton Family genealogies and integrated them with his own characters, with Farmer’s permission.

Edson also received permission from Farmer to utilize characters that the latter had created specifically for his WNF genealogy, such as Lady Hazel and Sir Armand John Drummond-Clayton. Farmer returned the favor in The Lavalite World, in which Paul Janus “Kickaha” Finnegan, while reviewing his own family tree, notes that Roxana Fogg “also met some of the relatives there, including the famous Confederate war hero and Western gunfighter, Dustine ‘Dusty’ Edward Marsden Fog. She was introduced to Hardin Blaze Fog, several years younger than herself. They fell in love.”

More information about the Bunduki series and the Edson books:


Essays – Creative Mythography

These short works are in the vein of the Sherlockian “Game,” in which the writers speculate and propose theories, and support them by supplying contextual background information and persuasive argument. Chronologies, articles, worldbuilding guides, and short biographical sketches which resolve contradictions within a particular character’s canon of tales are also a staple of creative mythography. An essential conceit is that the subjects—Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Doc Savage, etc.—are real people who actually lived.

Baugh, Matthew. “The Legacy of the Fox: Zorro in the Wold Newton Universe.” Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe. Win Scott Eckert, ed. Austin, TX: MonkeyBrain Books, 2005.

Bollmann, Art. “A Review of Final Menacing Glimpses.” Myths. Id.

Brown, Mark K. “D is for Daughter, F is for Father.” Myths. Id

–––. “From Pygmalion to Casablanca: The Higgins Genealogy.” Myths. Id.

–––. “The Magnificent Gordons.” Myths.Id.

Carbis, Loki. “Travels in Time.” Myths. Id.

Carey, Christopher Paul. “The Archaeology of Khokarsa.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 9, July 2007. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “The Green Eyes Have It—Or Are They Blue? or Another Case of Identity Recased.” Myths. Id. (Revised version of article that includes “Loki in the Sunlight” plus new additional material.)

Revised version of: “Loki in the Sunlight.” The Bronze Gazette. Vol. 8, Issue 24, June 1998.

Revised version of: “The Blue Eyes Have It—Or Are They Green? Or Another Case of Identity Recased” The Bronze Gazette. Vol. 11, Issue 33, November 2001 (Same as original version of “The Green Eyes Have It—Or Are They Blue” but with variant title.)

–––. “A Guide to Khokarsa.” The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015. (Expanded from the version published in Flight to Opar [Restored Edition], Meteor House, 2015, which is in turn expanded from the version published in Hadon of Ancient Opar, Titan Books, 2013.)

Eckert, Win Scott. “Afterword to The Peerless Peer.” The Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2011.

–––. “The Blakeney Family Tree.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions. Michael Croteau, ed. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2010.

–––. “A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Evil in Pemberley House.” The Evil in Pemberley House Chapbook by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2009. Reprinted in The Evil in Pemberley House by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2014.

–––. “A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg.” The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2012.

–––. “Creative Mythography: How He Avoided Publicity, Part II.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 3, January 2006. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: Doc Wildman: Out of Time.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 6, October 2006. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “A Feast Revealed: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Philip José Farmer’s Secrets of the Nine Series.” The Mad Goblin by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2013.

––– and Dennis E. Power. “Gribardsun through the Ages: A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to Time’s Last Gift.” Time’s Last Gift by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2012.

Revised version of: “Creative Mythography: Sahhindar through the Centuries.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 13, July 2008. Win Scott Eckert and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Only a Coincidence: Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer, and the Wold Newton Family.” Afterword to The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2012.

Revised version of: “Creative Mythography: Philip José Farmer in the Wold Newton Family.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 15, January 2009. Win Scott Eckert and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “A Tale of Two Universes.” Lord of the Trees by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2012.

–––. “Who’s Going to Take Over the World When I’m Gone? (A Look at the Genealogies of Wold Newton Family Super-Villains and Their Nemeses).” Myths. Id.

Huttner, Cheryl L. “Name of A Thousand Blue Demons.” Myths. Id.

Lai, Rick. “Fu Manchu vs. Cthulhu.” Myths. Id.

–––. “The Secret History of Captain Nemo.”Myths. Id.

Loridans, Chuck. “The Daughters of Greystoke.” Myths. Id.

Mengel, Brad. “Watching the Detectives, Or, The Sherlock Holmes Family Tree.” Myths. Id.

Nevins, Jess. “This Shadow Hanging Over Me Is No Trick Of The Light.” Myths. Id.

Power, Dennis E. “Asian Detectives in the Wold Newton Family.” Myths. Id.

––– and Dr. Peter M. Coogan. “John Carter: Torn from Phoenician Dreams (An Examination Into the Theories that John Carter was Phra the Phoenician and Norman of Torn).” Myths. Id.

–––. “Jungle Brothers, Or, Secrets Of The Jungle Lords.” Myths. Id.

Small, John A. “Kiss of the Vampire.”  Myths. Id.

Somers III, Jonathan Swift. “Trout Masque Rectifier: Now It Can Be Told Differently: The Truth About Trout.” The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster. Id. Reprinted as an afterword to Venus on the Half-Shell. London: Titan Books, 2013.


Essays – Other

These essays include articles, introductions, forewords, afterwords, and addenda which are not “creatively mythological” in nature. They provide important information about Farmer, his writing, and the Wold Newton Family, but not within the creative mythography conceit that it is all real.

Bellman, Tom Wode. “Foreword” to Venus on the Half-Shell and Others. Christopher Paul Carey, ed. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2008.

Carey, Christopher Paul. “An Archaeology of Dreams.” Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013. (Deluxe Hardcover Edition.)

–––. “Bibliophile: A Discussion on Hadon of Ancient Opar.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 3, January 2006. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “The Foundation of Kôr: Interview with Christopher Paul Carey.” FarmerCon IX Convention Program, August 2014.

–––. “Gribardsun and the Prehistoric Wold Newton Family.” Time’s Last Gift by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2012.

–––. “An Inhabitant of Khokarsa: Farmerphile Interviews Christopher Paul Carey.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 13, July 2008. Win Scott Eckert and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “The Literary Archaeology of Khokarsa.” Hadon of Ancient Opar by Philip José Farmer. London: Titan Books, 2013.

–––. “More Than Real Life Itself: Philip José Farmer’s Fictional Author Period.” Venus on the Half-Shell and Others. Id. Afterword to Venus on the Half-Shell. London: Titan Books, 2013.

–––. “Philip José Farmer and ERB: A Shared Mythography.” The Burroughs Bulletin. No. 81, Winter 2010.

–––. “Preface to the Meteor House Edition.” The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015.

–––. “Preface to the Restored Edition.” Flight to Opar (Restored Edition) by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015.

–––. “The Story So Far” (synopsis of Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin) in Blood of Ancient Opar. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2016. (The Meteor House editions of Flight to Opar [Restored Edition]The Song of Kwasin, and Hadon, King of Opar also contain “The Story So Far” synopses.)

–––. “Through the Seventh Gate: Pursuing Farmer’s Sources in Savageology.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 6, October 2006. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

––– and Win Scott Eckert. “The Wold Newton Tales of Philip José Farmer.” Introduction to Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, eds. London: Titan Books, 2013.

Coogan, Dr. Peter M. “Wold-Newtonry: Theory and Methodology for the Literary Archaeology of the Wold Newton Universe.” Myths. Id.

Di Filippo, Paul. “Introduction.” The Song of Kwasin.  Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015.

Eckert, Win Scott. “Book of Magic.” Introduction to Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life. Deluxe Hardcover Edition: Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013. Trade Edition: Altus Press, 2013.

–––. “Creative Mythography: The Farmerian Holmes.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 12, April 2008. Paul Spiteri and Win Scott Eckert, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: A Nova of Genetic Splendor.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 1, July 2005. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: Ouroboros, Part I.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 4, April 2006. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: Ouroboros, Part II.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 5, July 2006. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: Six Degrees of Philip José Farmer.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 2, October 2005. Christopher Paul Carey and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: This Peoria Earth.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 10, October 2007. Win Scott Eckert and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Creative Mythography: Trunks and Branches: The Wold Newton Family.” Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer No. 11, January 2008. Win Scott Eckert and Paul Spiteri, eds.

–––. “Foreword” to Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press Bison Books, 2006. Reprinted as “Philip José Farmer’s Tarzan Alive” in Burroughs Bulletin New Series No. 81, Winter 2010. George T. McWhorter, ed. Reprinted in Super Stories of Heroes & Villains. Claude Lalumiere, ed. San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, 2013.

–––. “Introduction: Myths for the Modern Age: Farmer’s Wold Newton Family and Shared Universe.” Myths. Id.

––– and Christopher Paul Carey. “The Wold Newton Tales of Philip José Farmer.” Introduction to Tales of the Wold Newton Universe. Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, eds. London: Titan Books, 2013.

Howell, Keith. “Chasing the Bronze Knight of the Running Board.” Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013 (Deluxe Hardcover Edition).

Lai, Rick. “The Maestro of Mythology.” Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013 (Deluxe Hardcover Edition).

Murray, Will. “Caliban.” Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013 (Deluxe Hardcover Edition).

Resnick, Mike. “Introduction.” Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press Bison Books, 2006.

Sippo, Arthur C. “Doc Savage and Philip José Farmer: The Hero-on-the-Hudson and His Boswell.” Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013 (Deluxe Hardcover Edition).

–––. “Introduction” and “Afterword.” A Feast Unknown. London: Titan Books, 2012

Small, John Allen. “Doc and Phil: A Heck of a Ride.” Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip José Farmer. Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2013 (Deluxe Hardcover Edition).

Sturgeon, Theodore. “Postscript.” A Feast Unknown. North Hollywood, CA: Essex House, 1969. Kansas City, MO: Fokker D-LXIX Press, 1975. London: Quartet Books, 1975. New York: Playboy Paperbacks, 1980. London: Grafton Books, 1988. London, Titan Books, 2012.

Stirling, S.M. “Introduction.” Flight to Opar (Restored Edition). Atlanta, GA: Meteor House, 2015.