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- McPhersonal Appearances & Today's Buzz - "Nuclear Dragons" update - D-Brig Buzz - Recent Posts on pHantaBlog - D-Brig Ordering Information - "Goddess Gambit" now available from Phantacea Publications - E-versions of both Gambit and (finally) "The War of the Apocalyptics" are also available in a variety of formats"The 1000 Days of Disbelief" is too -- as three e-books to boot -

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Book Signing

Jim McPherson will be signing copies of "Nuclear Dragons" at this year's VCON. The big event takes place on Friday, 4 October 2013, starting at 7 p.m.

Vcon 13's Pirate Girl

Free entry for the book signing event Friday evening. Vender's Room is open to the public all weekend, 4-6 Oct.

It's at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC

Website is here.

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Ad for Nuclear Dragons, Ian Bateson artwork 2013; text by Jim McPherson

Cover art by Ian Bateson, 1980/2013

Nuclear Dragons are here!

The second full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle. More here. Even more lynx here.

Road Trip

Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the phantacea Mythos, is attending APE - Alternative Publisher Expo in San Francisco, Saturday and Sunday, 12 & 13 October 2013.

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Look for Jim at the Phantacea Publications table (133B). For part of the time cover and comic book artist Verne Andru will be joining him.

It's at Concourse Exhibition Center, 835 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Website is here

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Phantacea Seven

- As it might have been -

pages 1 and 2, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

At long last, the second entry in the Launch 1980 epic fantasy has arrived

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Guess what's not coming next anymore?

Full covers for Nuclear Dragons, art by Ian Bateson, 2013; text by Jim McPherson

Nuclear Dragons

- A phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel -

That's because it's already available from Phantacea Publications

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Back cover text can be found here; lynx to excerpts from the book start here and here; check out material that didn't make it here and related excerpts from its scheduled follow-up, 2014's "Helios on the Moon", here; for the time being its Auctorial Preamble is reprinted here and here

Phantacea Seven

- As it might have been -

pages 3 and 4, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

Ian Bateson's unpublished artwork from Phantacea Seven provides the basis for the first full-length phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel since "Goddess Gambit".

Ian Bateson's breathtaking wraparound cover for the novel utilizes his own dragons from pH-7. Those from the unfinished cover for the Phantacea Phase One project can be seen here and here.

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Phantacea Revisited 1

B/w first and last pages from DB graphic novel

Check out the expanded Availability Listings for places you can order or buy Phantacea Publications in person

NEW: Read most of the mini-novels making up "The Thousand Days of Disbelief" today on Google Books

Hit here to see what else is currently available there

Guess what isn't coming soon any more?

Text reads Graphic Novel coming soon or here

Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade"

A Watermarked PDF of the graphic novel can be ordered from Drive Thru Comics here

To order from the publisher, click here or go straight to here.

Postage is extra. Please be aware that as yet Phantacea Publications can only accept certified cheques or money orders.

The Damnation Brigade Graphic Novel

artwork by Ian Bateson and Vince Marchesano

Artwork never seen before in print; almost all of pH-5 available for the first time since 1980

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No wonder they call themselves the Damnation Brigade

Variations of DB cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2012, collage by Jim McPherson, 2012

Now available from Phantacea Publications

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Two Damnation Brigade Collages, 2009, 2012

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The Phantacea Revisited Project

D-Brig covers

Collecting the Phantacea Comic Books 1977-1980, 1987, Rv1:DB contains material from pH #s 1-5 + pHz1 #s 1 & 2.

This will be the first time in the better part of 30 years that material from pH-5 has been available except from online traders.


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Contribute to the all-new pHantaBlog and download a free PDF of Mythos Mag #1 while you're at it
Get hold of "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", a graphic novel collecting the DB-storyline from pH 1-5, as well as Phantacea Phase One #s 1 & 2 (unpublished) now available for ordering from Phantacea Publications

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"Goddess Gambit"

– Now available from Phantacea Publications –

Eyemouth over cover for Gambitsedonic eyes"For the Dead to Thrive, the Living must Die!"

So proclaims Nergal Vetala, the Blood Queen of Hadd.

When her soldier falls out of the sky she's not only back in the pink again – as in arterial – she reckons she's found the perfect foil through which to play, and win, a Trigregos Gambit.

She might be right as well.

Thus Ends 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Trilogy

For more on the actual celestial phenomena upon which the eye-collages were based, click here. There's additional information re the Sedonic Eye here and here. The complete cover for Phase One #1 is here whereas yet another variation of it is here. The left eye double-click is the full cover for "Goddess Gambit", artwork by Verne Andru 2011/2. The right eye double-click is of Ian Bateson's enduring, 1986 Sedonic Eye as prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011. Gambit's main webpage is here.

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"The 1000 Days of Disbelief" is not only 3/3rds Done, it's E-done (albeit for Kindle, not kidding nor kindling)

covers and characters from Janna FangfingersAlternative covers for Goddess GambitIn part to celebrate the 35th Year of Anheroic Fantasy, Phantacea Publications is pleased to announce that "Feeling Theocidal", Book One of the trilogy, and all three mini-novels extracted from 1000-Daze are available on the Kindle platform from and a number its affiliates worldwide.

Subtitled Sedonplay, Sedon Plague and Sedon Purge, the mini-novels commence, continue and conclude Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy.

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Like the first two mini-novels extracted from 1000-Daze, "The Death's Head Hellion" and "Contagion Collectors", "Janna Fangfingers" contains a book-specific character companion. An Auctorial Prefatory and the opening chapter extracted from Gambit round out a 230-page volume bargain-priced at only $12.00 per book CAD and USD, vastly less as an e-book.

(Please note: although their character companions are for the most part applicable to Feel Theo, in large measure they're not so much so to either War-Pox or Gambit, which tend to feature characters more prevalent in the phantacea comic books and web-serials.)

Together they carry on recording the multi-millennia-long chronicles of the gods and goddesses, the demons and monsters, of antique mythologies — the same seemingly endless saga also presented in the 1990 graphic novel, "Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of phantacea", and the three, thus-far-published, full-length mosaic novels featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos.

Variations on covers prepared for Goddess Gambit

Each of the mini-novels is complete unto itself. Among many another character, they feature Thrygragos Everyman and his firstborn Unities (the incomparable Harmony, Thunder & Lightning Lord Order and Uncle Abe Chaos) in their freewheeling prime. On top of that, Fangers presents a framing story set in 5980 Year of the Dome. As such it could be considered a prequel to the Launch 1980 story cycle that began in earnest with War-Pox and eventually picks up again in Gambit.

[Check out for extracts, synopses, teasers, and a grab bag of even more intriguing graphics pertinent to Phantacea Publications' 35th anniversary.]

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Cover for the Death's Head Hellion, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010Cover for the Contagion Collectors, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

"Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of PHANTACEA", a graphic novel with additional features written by Jim McPherson, "Feeling Theocidal" (Book One of 'The Thrice Cursed Godly Glories'), "The War of the Apocalyptics" (the opening entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), the three mini-novels, "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers", that comprise "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" (Book Two of 'The Thrice Cursed Godly Glories'), the trilogy's concluding novel, "Goddess Gambit", the graphic novel "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", "Nuclear Dragons"(the second, full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), plus the latest graphic novel, "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst", and "Helios on the Moon", the culminating entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, should be available at your favourite book stops.

If they're not, kindly direct local librarians and neighbourhood booksellers to in order to start rectifying that sad situation. Either that or, if you're feeling even more proactive, click here, copy the link, paste it into an email and send it to them, along with everyone else you reckon could use a double dose of anheroic fantasy. It will certainly be appreciated.

Help build the buzz. The more books sell, the faster the PHANTACEA Mythos spreads.

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Covers for Feeling Theocidal and Forever and Forty DaysBateson's Devil Wind Demon Land covers 25 years apart

Individual copies of "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", the three mini-novels comprising "The Thousand Days of Disbelief" ("The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers") and "Goddess Gambit" can be ordered from and its affiliates, including and, as well as from Barnes & Noble.

Libraries, bookstores and bookseller collectives can place bulk orders through Ingram Books, Ingram International, Baker & Taylor, Coutts Information Services, and a large number of other distributors worldwide.

E-books for Kindle, Kindle Fire, I-pad, I-phone and other applications can be ordered through, and other amazon affiliates worldwide. An interactive e-book containing the entirety of "Feeling Theocidal", as built specifically for Adobe Reader, is available direct from the publisher. (Certified cheques or money orders only, please.) E-books on other platforms are also available. Check you favourite online bookseller for the latest list and ordering instructions for Phantacea Publications. lists the latest releases from Phantacea Publications along with a goodly number of additional booksellers carrying them. Also listed therein are almost all of the PHANTACEA Mythos print and e-publications, including the graphic novel and some of the comic books.

Another interesting option for the curious is Chegg, which has a rent-a-book program. Thus far its search engine shows no results for phantacea (any style or permutation thereof) but it does recognize Jim McPherson (a variety of them) and the titles of many releases from Phantacea Publications.

As for the Whole Earth (other than the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head, at least as far as I can say and always assuming it's still around in what be its 61st century), well, this page contains a list of a few other websites where you can probably order the novels in a variety of currencies and with credit cards.

Of course you can always email or send me your order(s) via surface mail. No matter where you live or what currency you prefer to use, I'll figure out a way to fill your order(s) myself. Just be aware that I can only accept certified cheques or money orders. Plus, I'll have to charge an additional 12% to cover Canadian and provincial goods and sales taxes as well as Canada Post rates for shipping.

I do use bubble mailers, though.

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Latest Web-Publisher's Commentary: Nuclear Dragons - Early Daze Yet

Updated Image Map: "Sedon's Head"

Serendipity Now: Turkish Tele-psychosis

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Travels Website: "Belgian Bosco 2012"

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"Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of phantacea", "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" , "Janna Fangfingers" and "Goddess Gambit" are available for ordering online by credit card or from the publisher by certified cheque and/or money orders

Want to purchase any of the remaining print-publications featuring Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos? Here's how ==>

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Interested in having any of the PHANTACEA comic books scanned in and e-mailed to you for only $10.00 an issue? Here's a ditto ==>

Want to browse? There's over fifteen years, and counting, of Anheroic Fantasy out here in pH-Webworld. Here's my suggestion on how best to start doing so ==>

Artwork, especially artwork from Phantacea Publications(James H McPherson, Publisher), is as attributed in the mouse-over.

Unless otherwise noted everything else is designed, composed, photographed and/or scanned in by Jim McPherson

I appreciate your interest in the PHANTACEA Mythos online and welcome any comments you might have as to what you like, do not like and/or would like to see in future instalments of 'pH-Webworld'.

Jim McPherson
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Back from the Dead

“For a quarter century our conscious thoughts have drifted in a Limbo-like state upon this God-forsaken island.

“At the same time our bodies have stood behind a Versailles-like palace in one of the multitude of caverns within Temporis ... as inanimate stone statues!”

“It took the densifying possessiveness of your foe, Antaeor Thanatos, Demon Land, to reunite our bodies with our spirits. And it took your powers and pure determination to free us from the earthen monstrosity’s devilish control.

“Do you wonder, Maelstrom, after hearing our hellish history, why we now call ourselves ...

“The Damnation Brigade!?!”

-- Cyborg Cerebrus to Devil Wind on Damnation Island, from 'Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade', the latest graphic novel from Phantacea Publications
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2012 ad for Phantacea Publicationsb/w version of 2012 ad for Goddess GambitPage and Panel Backgrounds

The blue and yellow background images found on this page are variations of the front cover for "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade". A graphic novel compiling artwork from Phantacea 1-5, Phantacea Phase One #s 1 & 2 (unpublished), PRv1:DB came out in the Spring of 2013.

Both the red and pink background images on this page are variations of 'Rendering Reddening', a collage prepared out of some of the Vetala artwork Verne Andru has done over the years for phantacea; an enlargement of original can be found here

Notes for some of the other background collages found on this page be found (and seen) here, here and here; as for why Durer's 4 Horsemen are reminiscent of Thrygragos Lazareme and his firstborn Unities, that's here

Double-click on the two ads in this panel for enlargements; the flip side of the blue ad enlarges here; the flip side of the Sedonic Eye postcard enlarges with a double-click here

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