Wold Newton Family

The Wold Newton family is a literary concept derived from a form of crossover fiction developed by the science fiction writer Philip Jose Farmer. Farmer suggested in two fictional "biographies" of fictional characters (Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life), that the (real) meteorite which fell in Wold Newton, Yorkshire, England, on December 13, 1795, was radioactive and caused genetic mutations in the occupants of a passing coach. many of their descendants were thus endowed with extremely high intelligence and strength, as well as an exceptional capacity and drive to perform good, or, as the case may be, evil deeds. the progeny of these travellers were purported to have been the real-life originals of fictionalised characters, both heroic and villainous, over the last few hundred years, such as...

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Posted by Liberty

Classic list.

Edited by Mr.Q
@Liberty said:
" Classic list. "  
literally.
Posted by arrowfan237

Nice.
Posted by Mr.Q
@arrowfan237: thank you 'Ollie'.
Posted by Silkcuts
@Liberty said:
" Classic list. "
Agreed
Posted by Mr.Q
@Silkcuts: where it all began. can't get much more 'classic' than the original 'shared universe' now can we. think there may be more. got to look into that.
Posted by PowerHerc

Very good.

Posted by Mr.Q
@PowerHerc: thank you.