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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





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The following family tree graphics explain the relationship between many of the Wold Newton Cast of Characters. The first two family trees, by Philip José Farmer, form the basis for the extended continuity described on the Wold Newton Universe site.


Read the companion article, "They Seek Him There....": The Demmed Fine Blakeney Family Tree by Win Scott Eckert

Read the companion articles, The House of Frankenstein by Mark Brown and Children of the Night by Chuck Loridans

Read the companion article, The Secret History of Captain Nemo by Rick Lai

Read the companion articles, The Amazing Lanes by Win Scott Eckert, An Addendum to the Amazing Lanes by Dennis Power, and Hyde and Hair by Dennis Power

Read the companion articles, The Porters by Chuck Loridans and An Addendum to The Porters by Dennis Power

Read the companion article, The James Bond Chronology and Genealogy by Win Scott Eckert

Read the companion articles, Masked Men: A Chronology of the Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet by Mark Ellis, Matthew Baugh, and Win Eckert, and Masked Memories: The Reids by Dennis Power

Read the companion article, The Great Danes, by Dennis Hager

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