Up From the House of Meteor

Jul 13, 2020 by

Like everyone else, the folks at Meteor House — the organizers of the annual FarmerCon — are devastated that PulpFest 2020 has been canceled. However, we very much agree with the decision made by the PulpFest organizing committee to emphasize the safety and well-being of convention attendees and postpone this year’s PulpFest until August 2021.

Every year since 2011, Meteor House has debuted our new books at PulpFest. From THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER series to novellas like THE SCARLET JAGUAR and MAN OF WAR, novels such as THE SONG OF KWASIN and DAYWORLD: A HOLE IN WEDNESDAY, collections like THE BEST OF FARMERPHILE and THE PHILIP JOSÉ CENTENNIAL COLLECTION, and even reference books such as CROSSOVERS EXPANDED Volumes 1 and 2, they’ve all premiered at PulpFest.

While Meteor House always takes preorders for our latest books through our website, every year we have copies of our books available at PulpFest for walk-up sales. We want all of our PulpFest friends to know that while we are sure to have trade paperback versions of our new books — UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT and A ROUGH KNIGHT FOR THE QUEEN (both written by Philip José Farmer) — available in 2021, we may not have copies of the signed hardcover limited edition of A ROUGH KNIGHT FOR THE QUEEN by the summer of 2021. The print run for the four-signature hardcover is only 150 copies. With more than half of them already spoken for, PulpFest fans of Meteor House may want to consider placing a preorder, before they’ve all been allocated. To preorder the signed hardcover limited edition of A ROUGH KNIGHT FOR THE QUEEN, please click here.

Meteor House also has package deal discounts if you want to get both UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT and A ROUGH KNIGHT FOR THE QUEEN. Please click here is you’d like to take advantage of one of these special offers available from Meteor House.

The FarmerCon organizing committee of Meteor House wishes you all a safe and peaceful 2020. We look forward to seeing you in August 2021 for next year’s PulpFest and FarmerCon XVI.

(Meteor House is very much looking forward to PulpFest 2021 and FarmerCon XVI, scheduled for August 18 – 21, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We hope to see you in Mars, Pennsylvania for these two AMAZING conventions.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll fill your craving for the work of the late Philip José Farmer by considering our two newest books from the Science Fiction Grand Master — UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, featuring cover art by Keith Howell, and A ROUGH KNIGHT FOR THE QUEEN, featuring cover art by Charles Berlin.)


Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life

May 30, 2016 by

Doc Savage Apocalyptic Life Cover Every year, writers, editors, and publishers choose to roll out new titles at PulpFestAltus PressMurania Press, and Stark House Press have premiered reprints of classics from the past, while Adventures in BronzeAirship 27, and Meteor House have debuted new work inspired by the great fiction of the past. And since PulpFest annually hosts several New Fictioneer readings, you can always expect to meet some of the creators of today’s pulp fiction at the convention.

At PulpFest 2013, Meteor House and Altus Press released a new edition of Philip José Farmer’s biography of the bronze crusader who fought almost 200 separate battles against the forces of evil — DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE. This revised edition features a brand new foreword by Farmer and pulp expert Win Scott Eckert, updates to the “List of Doc Savage Stories” including the latest novels, rare material culled from Mr. Farmer’s notes, and tributes by other Farmer and Doc experts, including John Allen Small, Keith Howell, Rick Lai, Art Sippo, Christopher Paul Carey, and current Doc Savage writer Will Murray, as well as other bonus materials not seen in prior editions.

If you were lucky enough to be in attendance at the 2013 PulpFest and purchased a copy of Meteor House’s hardcover edition of the Grand Master’s classic study of the Man of Bronze, you could have had your copy signed by all of the contributors who were in attendance. Unfortunately, one contributor was missing: Keith Howell.

Doc Savage Apocalyptic Life Name PlateThankfully, Keith will be attending PulpFest 2016. So bring your copy of DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE to this year’s PulpFest and stop by the Meteor House table to obtain that missing signature. It’s just one more reason why you should not miss PulpFest 2016, “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con!” It will take place July 21 through July 24 in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district at the Hyatt Regency hotel and the city’s spacious convention center. Start making your plans to join us at the “pop culture center of the universe” for PulpFest 2016.

(The revised edition of DOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE, by Philip José Farmer, was published in 2013 as a joint venture by Meteor House and Altus Press. It featured cover art by Doc Savage artist Joe DeVito. The deluxe hardbound edition includes a signature page.)