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The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.

But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

The Evil in Pemberley House, by Philip José Farmer and Win Scott Eckert, is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.

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1795 - Wold Newton meteor strike: Eighteen individuals "were riding in two coaches past Wold Newton, Yorkshire.... A meteorite struck only twenty yards from the two coaches.... The bright light and heat and thunderous roar of the meteorite blinded and terrorized the passengers, coachmen, and horses.... They never guessed, being ignorant of ionization, that the fallen star had affected them and their unborn." Tarzan Alive, Addendum 2, pp. 247-248. The meteor strike was "the single cause of this nova of genetic splendor, this outburst of great detectives, scientists, and explorers of exotic worlds, this last efflorescence of true heroes in an otherwise degenerate age." Id., pp.230-231.         Artwork by Lisa Eckert



Cast of Characters


by Win Scott Eckert

Following is a list of characters or sub-universes encompassed within The Wold Newton Universe, along with general dates or known periods of operation. Many on the list were originally placed in the Universe by Philip José Farmer (this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list - see Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage). I have added many more through their involvement in crossover stories with Farmer's original Wold Newton characters.

Members of the Wold Newton Family:

Mr. Farmer's original Wold Newton Family Trees (from Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life) are online in graphic format. These family trees are the starting point for the extended universe described on this site.

ITALICS denote a character who was originally established by Philip José Farmer to be

ITALICS also designate characters

Click on a name in red to go to that character's or sub-universe's individual chronology at Chronology Central . Clicking on a link for an in-depth article will take the reader to the relevant section of the Articles page on this site, or to the correct article on Dennis Power's Secret History site, Mark Brown's Chronicles site, or various other sites.

Superhero characters or characters related to superhero universes appear in green text (click here for a detailed explanation of how superhero characters are included on this list).

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The Cthulhu Mythos (throughout history)


Doctor Who (throughout time, space, and alternate dimensions)


The Immortals (Highlander) (throughout history)


The immortal Kane (throughout history) (click here and here for in-depth articles)


Thongor of Lemuria (491,000 BCE)


Kull King Kull of Valusia (18,000 BCE)


Conan the Barbarian (10,000 BCE)


Red Sonja of Hyrkania (10,000 BCE)


Hadon of ancient Opar *** (10,000 BCE) Hadon of Ancient Opar


Mathayus, the Scorpion King (c. 3,000 BCE)


Ayesha, She-who-must-be-obeyed *** (c. 380 BCE-1977) Ayesha


Captain Miles Gloriosus (c. 200 BCE)


Phra the Phoenician

John Carter of Mars

Phra the Phoenician, aka Norman of Torn, aka John Caldwell, aka Richard Plantagenet, aka John Carter, Warlord of Mars * (c. 50 BCE-present?) (click here, here, and here for in-depth articles)


Simon of Gitta (27-50)


Casca, the Eternal Mercenary (30-present)


Bran Mak Morn (206-210) Bran Mak Morn


Cormac Mac Art (470s-490s)


Robin Hood (late 1100s)


Ivanhoe (1194)


"Sir Nigel Sustains England's Honour in the Lists," by N.C. Wyeth, commissioned for "The White Company," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Nigel Loring * (1348-1366)


Geneviève Dieudonné (1432-present)


Dr. Pretorius (c. 1400s-present) (click here for an in-depth article)


Count Dracula (1476-present) (click here for an in-depth article)


Raphael Hythloday * (early 1500s)


The Phantom(s) (1535-2157 and beyond?)


Solomon Kane Solomon Kane * (1566-1610)


Don Quixote (late 1500s)


The Laughing Cavalier (the first Percy Blakeney) (1623-1624) (click here for an in-depth article)


The Three Musketeers (1625-1661)


Captain Peter Blood * (late 1600s)


The Collins family (Dark Shadows) (1690-present) (click here for an in-depth article)


Lemuel Gulliver

Lemuel Gulliver (1699-1715) (click here for an in-depth article)


Natty Bumppo * (1740-1804) Natty Bumppo


Doctor Syn (aka Captain Clegg aka the Scarecrow) (1754-1808)


Long John Silver

Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins (1760) (click here for an in-depth article)


Count Cagliostro (Joseph Balsamo) * (1780s)


Ichabod Crane (1787)


Victor Frankenstein I *** (1790-1795) and the original Frankenstein Monster (1790-1909, 2000-?) (click here for an in-depth article)


The Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy Blakeney, great-great-grandson of the first Sir Percy) ** (1791-1795) (click here for an in-depth article)

Sir Percy Blakeney


Roger Brook (1792-1802)


Horatio Hornblower Admiral Horatio Hornblower *** (1794-1848)


Lord Nicholas Ramage (1790s-early 1800s) (click here for an in-depth article)


Brigadier Gerard * (1790s-early 1800s)


Richard Sharpe (1799-1821)


The first Zorro (Don Diego de la Vega) (1806-1853) Zorro vs. Dracula


Lady Rawhide

Lady Rawhide (Anita Santiago, Zorro's sometime enemy and ally; later known as Vampirella) (1812-1814, 1818-present) (click here for an in-depth article)



Arthur Gordon Pym (aka the third Captain Nemo aka Harold Duggan) (1827-?)


Victor Frankenstein II (son of Victor Frankenstein) (1828-1859) (click here for an in-depth article)


Don Q, Son of Zorro (Don Cesar de la Vega, son of Diego) (1830-1832)


Allan Quatermain Allan Quatermain * (1830s-1898) 


Oliver Twist (1835)


Sir Harry Paget Flashman * (1839-1900)


Dr. James Noel (1840s-1870s) (click here for in-depth article)


C. Auguste Dupin * (1841-1844)


Captain Ahab (1847) and Ishmael (1847, 1898)


The second Zorro (Don Alejandro de la Vega, heir of Don Diego) (1853-?)


Victor Frankenstein III (son of Victor Frankenstein II) (1857-1872) and the second (1857-1870, 1966), third (1860), and fourth Monsters (1863-1870) (click here and here for in-depth articles)


Monsieur Lecoq * (1859-1877)


Doctor John Dolittle (1860s) (click here for in-depth article)


Aaron Stemple (Here Come the Brides) (1860s-1870s)


Hondo Lane (1860s-1870s) (click here for an in-depth article)


Paladin (Have Gun, Will Travel) (1860s-1880s) (click here for an in-depth article)


The Cartwrights (Bonanza) (1860s-1880s) (click here for an in-depth article)

The Cartwrights


Matt Dillon and company (Gunsmoke) (1860s-1880s) (click here for an in-depth article)


The Mavericks

 The Mavericks (Maverick) (1860s-1880s) (click here for an in-depth article)


Alice Liddell (1862, 1898)


Professor Otto Lidenbrock and Axel Lidenbrock (1863)


Dr. Samuel Ferguson (1863)


Captain Hatteras (1863)


Plantagenet Palliser (1864-1898)


Broad Arrow Jack (John Ashleigh) (1865) (click here for an in-depth article)


Impey Barbicane, J.T. Maston, and other members of the Baltimore Gun Club (1865-1886)


The third Zorro (Jeff Stewart, cousin of Diego de la Vega) (1865)


Captain Nemo

Prince Dakkar (aka the real Captain Nemo) (1865-?) (click here and here for in-depth articles)


The first Professor James Moriarty (who also posed as Captain Nemo) * (1865-1872 as Nemo / 1872-1906 as Moriarty) (click here, here, and here for in-depth articles)

The first Professor James Moriarty


The agents of Wild Wild West: Jim West & Artemus Gordon

U.S. Secret Service agents James West & Artemus Gordon (The Wild, Wild West) (1868-1889) (click here for an in-depth article)


U.S. Secret Service agents James Douglas Henry ("James West") & Barton Swift ("Artemus Gordon") (Wild Wild West) (1869) (click here for an in-depth article)

James Douglas Henry, Barton Swift, & friend Rita


Edwin Drood (1869)


The Floating Outfit (Dusty Fog, Mark Counter and the Ysabel Kid) (1870-1880) (click here for an in-depth article)


Dorian Gray (1870-1889)


Cheyenne Bodie (1870s) (click here for an in-depth article)


Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes * and Dr. John Watson, (1870-?) as well as Mycroft Holmes * and Sherringford Holmes


Jonah Hex (1870s-1904) (click here for an in-depth article)


Phileas Fogg * (1872) Phileas Fogg


Spring-Heeled Jack (1874-1998) (click here for an in-depth article)


Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu * (1875-1982?)


The fourth Zorro (Joaquin "Ken" Mason, son of Alejandro, grandson of Diego de la Vega) (1875)


Dr. Moreau (1875-1887)


Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger (John Reid) & Tonto (1874-1896)


Hector Servadac (1877)


Colonel Sebastian Moran (1880s-1906)


Kimball O'Hara (1880s-1898) (click here for an in-depth article)


Colonel John Clay aka Paul Finglemore (grandson of Count Cagliostro and son of Sir William Clayton; father of Dr. Caber and Carl Peterson) * (1880s-1890s) (click here for an in-depth article)


Inspector Cribb (1880s)


Erik, The Opera Ghost (1880-?)


A.J. Raffles * (1883-1930s) (click here for an in-depth article) A.J. Raffles


Randolph Carter (great-nephew of John Carter) (1883-1920)


Ludwig Horace Holly * and Leo Vincey (1883-1902)


Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (1883-1885, 1898, 1909) (click here and here for in-depth articles)


Henry Frankenstein (descendant of Victor Frankenstein I) (1885-1886), the fifth Monster (1885-1998) and the Monster's Bride (1886, 1998) (click here and here for in-depth articles)



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