Wold Newton

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Synonyms: Wold Newton Family, Wold Newton Universe
Related: Crossover Universe
See Also: crossover, Shared universe
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Wold Newton refers to a literary concept, sometimes called Wold Newton Family or Wold Newton Universe created by Philip Jose Farmer first introduced in his books Tarzan Alive (1972) and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life (1973), claiming that several well-known heroic (and a few villainous) characters are related.


On December 13, 1795, a meteorite fell near the town of Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England (this was an actual event in history). The meteorite caused genetic mutations in several onlookers and their descendants. These included super-intelligence, strength, and longevity among other things.


Members of the Wold Newton include:


Mentioned in five AO3 fanworks[1]

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