Tales of the Shadowmen is an annual anthology of short stories edited by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier. The stories take place in a fictional world where all of the characters and events from adventure literature, and in particular French adventure literature, actually exist in the same universe.

The title and concept of
Tales of the Shadowmen were inspired by science fiction writer Philip José Farmer's works centering around the Wold Newton family. The concept first emerged in Jean-Marc's non-fiction works, French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror & Pulp Fiction: A Guide To Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books And Literature From The Middle Ages To The Present (2000) and Shadowmen: Heroes And Villains Of French Pulp Fiction (2003), which reviewed characters from French popular literature, the latter blending bibliographical information and speculative fiction.

Each volume is about 300 pages, US$22.95 plus $3.50 postage & handling (except Vol. 10).


VOLUME 1:
THE MODERN BABYLON

(2004)
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Authors: Matthew Baugh, Bill Cunningham, Terrance Dicks, Win Scott Eckert, Viviane Etrivert, G.L. Gick, Rick Lai, Alain Le Bussy, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Samuel T. Payne, John Peel, Chris Roberson, Robert Sheckley, Brian Stableford.
Cover: Mike Manley.


VOLUME 2:
GENTLEMEN OF THE NIGHT

(2005)
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Authors: Matthew Baugh, Bill Cunningham, Fernando Calvi (portfolio), Win Scott Eckert, G.L. Gick, Rick Lai, Serge Lehman, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Xavier Mauméjean, Sylvie Miller & Philippe Ward, Jess Nevins, Kim Newman, John Peel, Chris Roberson, Brian Stableford, Jean-Louis Trudel.
Cover: Fernando Calvi.


VOLUME 3:
DANSE MACABRE

(2006)
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Authors: Matthew Baugh, Alfredo Castelli, Bill Cunningham, François Darnaudet, Paul Di Filippo, Win Scott Eckert, G.L. Gick, Micah Harris, Travis Hiltz, Rick Lai, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Xavier Mauméjean, David A. McIntee, Brad Mengel, Michael Moorcock, John Peel, Joseph Altairac & Jean-Luc Rivera, Chris Roberson, Robert L. Robinson, Jr., Brian Stableford.
Cover: Daylon.


VOLUME 4:
LORDS OF TERROR

(2007)
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Authors: Matthew Baugh, Bill Cunningham, Win Scott Eckert, Micah Harris, Travis Hiltz, Rick Lai, Roman Leary, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Randy Lofficier, Xavier Mauméjean, Jess Nevins, Kim Newman, John Peel, John Shirley, Steven A. Roman, Brian Stableford.
Cover: Ladrönn.

 
VOLUME 5:
THE VAMPIRES OF PARIS

(2008)

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Authors
: Matthew Baugh, Michelle Bigot (portfolio), Christopher P. Carey, Win Scott Eckert, G. L. Gick, Micah Harris, Tom Kane, Lovern Kindzierski, Rick Lai, Roman Leary, Alain le Bussy, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Randy Lofficier, Xavier Mauméjean, Jess Nevins,John Peel, Frank Schildiner, Stuart Shiffman, Brian Stableford, David L. Vineyard.
Cover: Alan Weiss & Lovern Kindzierski.

 
VOLUME 6:
GRAND GUIGNOL

(2009)

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Authors
: Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Emmanuel Gorlier, Matthew Baugh & Micah Harris, Travis Hiltz, Rick Lai, Roman Leary, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Randy Lofficier, Xavier Mauméjean, William P. Maynard, John Peel, Neil Penswick, Dennis E. Power, Frank Schildiner, Bradley H. Sinor, Brian Stableford, Michel Stéphan, David L. Vineyard.
Cover: Christine Clavel.


VOLUME 7:
FEMMES FATALES

(2010)
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Authors: Roberto Lionel Barreiro, Matthew Baugh, Thom Brannan,
Matthew Dennion, Win Scott Eckert, Emmanuel Gorlier, Matt Haley (
portfolio), Micah Harris, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Rick Lai, Jean-Marc Lofficier, David McDonnell, Xavier Mauméjean (foreword), Brad Mengel, Sharan Newman, Neil Penswick, Pete Rawlik, Frank Schildiner, Stuart Shiffman, Bradley H. Sinor, Brian Stableford, Michel Stéphan, David L. Vineyard.
Cover: Phil Cohen.

 
VOLUME 8:
AGENTS PROVOCATEURS

(2011)
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Authors: Matthew Baugh, Nicholas Boving, Matthew Dennion, Win Scott Eckert, John Gallagher (portfolio), Martin Gately, Micah Harris, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Rick Lai, Joseph Lamere, Olivier Legrand, J.-M. & Randy Lofficier, David McDonald, Chris Nigro, John Peel, Dennis E. Power, Pete Rawlik, Joshua Reynolds, Frank Schildiner, Michel Stéphan, Michel Vannereux.
Cover: Jean-Claude Claeys.


VOLUME 9:
LA VIE EN NOIR

(2012)

Authors: Matthew Baugh, Nicholas Boving, Robert Darvel, Matthew Dennion, Win Scott Eckert, Martin Gately, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Rick Lai, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Nigel Malcolm, David McDonald, Christofer Nigro, John Peel, Neil Penswick, Pete Rawlik, Joshua Reynolds, Frank Schildiner, Bradley H. Sinor, Michel Stéphan.
Cover: Nathalie Lial.


VOLUME 10:
ESPRIT DE CORPS

(2013)

Authors: Matthew Baugh, Nicholas Boving, Nathan Cabaniss, Anthony R. Cardno, Matthew Dennion, Brian Gallagher, John Gallagher, Martin Gately, Emmanuel Gorlier, Micah Harris,Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Rick Lai, Olivier Legrand, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, Patrick Lorin, David McDonald, Nigel Malcolm, Xavier Mauméjean, Michael Moorcock, Jean-Michel Nicollet (portfolio), Christofer Nigro, John Peel, Pete Rawlik, Josh Reynolds, Frank Schildiner, Stuart Shiffman, Michel Stéphan, Jared Welch.
Cover: Jean-Michel Nicollet.


VOLUME 11:
FORCE MAJEURE

(2014)

Authors: Matthew Baugh, Nathan Cabaniss, Brian Gallagher, Martin Gately, Emmanuel Gorlier, Micah S. Harris & Loston Wallace, Travis Hiltz, Paul Hugli, Rick Lai, Nigel Malcolm, Christofer Nigro, John Peel, Pete Rawlik, Frank Schildiner, Sam Shook, David L. Vineyard, Jared Welch.
Cover: Mariusz Gandzel.


VOLUME 12:
CARTE BLANCHE
(2015)

Authors: TBA.
Cover: Mike Hoffman.