Last month I attended the ECOF (Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship) convention in Irving, Texas, where I had a great time selling and signing books and hanging out with fellow Burroughs fans. During a panel on the new Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series, Jim Sullos, the president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., announced my upcoming novel in the line, Swords Against the Moon Men, a sequel to Burroughs’ The Moon Maid. I turned in the manuscript of the novel last week and it’s currently in its first round of editing. As discovering ERB’s works when I was a kid was the single most important factor that inspired me to become a writer, this project is a dream come true and fulfills my childhood ambition to write an authorized work continuing the tales of the Master of Adventure. Stay tuned for more details about the novel.
Issue #2 of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy includes an in-depth review by Deuce Richardson of Hadon, King of Opar. Here are a couple excerpts:
The novel begins with the simultaneous kidnapping of Lalila and a revolt within Opar, with Hadon locked out of the city. What follows is a breakneck tale of double-crosses, combat, secret passages and specters from Hadon’s past, all amidst the exotic, barbaric setting of ancient Opar. Readers of the previous Khokarsan novels know that PJF created an incredibly rich and interesting milieu for Hadon and others to adventure in. Christpher Paul Carey has the background down cold, never missing a step.
Carey keeps things rolling with clarity and a deft hand for characterization. The man knows how to write a fast-moving, entertaining book, just like his idols Burroughs and Farmer….
Christopher Paul Carey nails PJF’s style. It’s easy to see why Farmer chose this guy to continue the Opar legacy. We need more novels of flat-out grand adventure like this nowadays. Get out there and grab a copy.
Pick up Skelos Issue #2 to read the full review…and a lot of great fiction and articles!
Dave Brzeski has reviewed Blood of Ancient Opar over at the British Fantasy Society website. Here are a couple excerpts:
I mentioned in that other review that this series would be well worth consideration as an epic Game of Thrones style TV show and this latest addition only confirms that. Political, religious intrigue, mass battles and downright awe-inspiring female characters. Hadon’s daughter, La is just sixteen years old, but she terrifies me. The author cleverly mixes her powerful presence with just enough inexperience to make her still seem human…
The writing, as always with Christopher Paul Carey is never less than exemplary. I’ve read few authors who can describe a fight, whether between two antagonists, or a mass battle, quite so vividly. He somehow manages to evoke the feel of each of his muses (H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer) without his style ever seeming archaic. I once described Christopher Paul Carey as the best writer currently working in the classic Heroic Fantasy genre. This book gives me no reason to alter that opinion.
Read the full review here.
I’m pleased to announce that my novella Hadon, King of Opar, the fourth volume in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series, is now available in a Kindle ebook edition.
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
The first four volumes of the Khokarsa series are now available as ebooks:
I’m excited to announce that I’ve written a Pathfinder Worldscape comic featuring Tarzan‘s first adventure in the mysterious Worldscape, a demiplane “where the greatest warriors of Hyboria, Barsoom, Golarion and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death.” My comic is titled “Forest of Nightmares,” in which Tarzan follows the missing La of Opar into the Worldscape and must confront the Roman demigods Romulus and Remus. “Forest of Nightmares” is one of four special issue comics available exclusively at the $25 tier of the just-announced Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle. And the best part about it is that it’s for charity! The Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle benefits Camden’s Concert via the Tides Foundation; the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; or, if you’d like, a third charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. Below is a description of my comic and more details about the Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle, which runs until January 25, 2017.
Tarzan Worldscape Special
“Forest of Nightmares”
The Lord of the Jungle travels to the interdimensional Worldscape and clashes head-on with the original feral heroes of mythology—the demigods Romulus and Remus! Tarzan must dare the Worldscape’s perils, braving the Forest of Nightmares to free his friends from slavery and seek his destiny. The Lord of the Jungle meets the world of Pathfinder in this epic crossover by Pathfinder senior editor Christopher Paul Carey (Blood of Ancient Opar)! Contains a bonus Pathfinder RPG appendix and poster map!
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In November 2016, Éditions Mnémos will be publishing Opar, Intégrale, a French-language omnibus encompassing Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin. This is the first French collection of the original Khokarsa/Ancient Opar trilogy, and also marks the first translation into French of The Song of Kwasin, which I coauthored with Philip Jose Farmer. I don’t yet know who the cover artist is but I love the artwork!*
* Update: According to the Internet Speculative Fiction Database, the cover artist is Grant Regan and the translator of The Song of Kwasin (Le Geste de Kwasin) is Laura Dupra. The translator of Hadon of Ancient Opar (Hadon, fils de l’antique Opar) and Flight to Opar (Fuite à Opar) is George H. Gallet.