Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle: Exclusive Tarzan comic by Christopher Paul Carey and more!

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.

The four special issue comics available at the $25 tier of the Pathfinder Worldscape Humble Bundle: Red Sonja, John Carter of Mars, Tarzan, and Pathfinder

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!


Escape into Worldscape. So Dynamite, Paizo, and Humble walk into another world… We don’t have a good punchline, but we have a bundle! In Dynamite’s fantasy adventure crossover event, the Pathfinders are drawn into the mysterious Worldscape, where the greatest warriors of Hyboria, Barsoom, Golarion and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death. We’ve bundled up all of the magic, monsters, and mystery for you!

Pay $1 or more for Pathfinder RPG Digital Beginner Box, Pathfinder RPG Game Core Rulebook, Pathfinder Adventure Path: Fires of Creation (Iron Gods 1), Pathfinder Adventure Path: Lords of Rust (Iron Gods 2), Pathfinder #1-12 plus comic maps, and Pathfinder: Goblins #1-5.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Strategy Guide, Pathfinder Adventure Path: The Choking Tower (Iron Gods 3), Pathfinder Adventure Path: Valley of Brain Collectors (Iron Gods 4), Pathfinder Adventure Path: Palace of Fallen Stars (Iron Gods 5), Pathfinder Player Companion: People of the Stars, Pathfinder: Worldscape #1 plus comic maps, The “Comic Store Invasion” Dynamic Forces exclusive map, the Humble Bundle exclusive map “Infernal Sanctuary” and the Humble Bundle exclusive map “Feast Halls.”

Pay $15 or more to also receive Pathfinder Society: Year of the Demon Scenario Mega-Pack (27 adventures!), Pathfinder Adventure Path: The Divinity Drive (Iron Gods 6), Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Campaign, Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Technology Guide, Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Distant Worlds, Red Sonja Volume 2 #1-6 (Gail Simone), Thun’Da #1-5, Warlord of Mars #1-9, Lords of the Jungle #1-15 plus Annual, Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain #1-6 plus maps, and 21 assorted unique posters showcasing various Pathfinder characters!

Pay $25 or more for all of the above, plus the Humble-exclusive world premiere of FOUR physical comics: Red Sonja Worldscape Special, John Carter of Mars Worldscape Special, Tarzan Worldscape Special, and Pathfinder Worldscape Special! The comics will even come with a Certificate of Authenticity. (Shipping & handling costs not included; we will be cutting off availability for customer on 2/8/2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.)

We even have special freebies: Just enter your email address to immediately receive the Iron Gods Player’s Guide and a Pathfinder Worldscape #1!

Pay $1 or more. Together, these comics and books would cost over $419. Here at Humble Bundle, though, you name your price of $1 or more!

Read them anywhere. The comics in this bundle are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here. The game and sourcebooks in this bundle are available as watermarked PDF files via Paizo. After purchasing the bundle, you will receive a redemption code to be redeemed on where you can download each PDF. Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.

Support charity. Choose where the money goes – between the publishers, Paizo and Dynamite; Camden’s Concert via the Tides Foundation; the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; and, if you’d like, a third charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. If you like what we do, you can leave us a Humble Tip too!

Opar, Intégrale: French-language Khokarsa series omnibus

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!*


Opar, Intégrale is currently available for preorder from Amazon France and direct from the publisher.

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.

HADON, KING OF OPAR is out of print

HKOO-1Both the hardcover and paperback editions of Hadon, King of Opar are now out of print at the publisher. The good news is that it will soon be available for the first time in an ebook edition—stay tuned for details!

Meanwhile, copies of Blood of Ancient Opar are still available from Meteor House at the time of this posting. It’s also a limited edition (like the sold-out Hadon, King of Opar and Exiles of Kho were), so I recommend picking it up now while you still can if you want a print copy.

French translation of “Caesar’s Children”

I’m pleased to announce that my novelette “Caesar’s Children: A Tale of Pluritopia,” about a world of utopias on the verge of cataclysmic war, is now available in a French language translation in Jean-Marc Lofficier’s anthology Les Compagnons de l’Ombre 19 from Rivière Blanche.


Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum Convention 2016

A couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Dum-Dum convention hosted by the Chicago Muckers chapter of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, being asked to give a talk on Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa/Ancient Opar series. I’d like to thank Joan Bledig and Jim Hadac for inviting me to speak at the con, and everyone else for the warm welcome and fun time. Here are some pictures from the weekend.


The Dum-Dum 2016 logo by award-wining artist Douglas Klauba.


My table in the huckster room. (I sold all of my stock but a couple books!) (Photo courtesy of Jason Scott Aiken)


Cathy Wilbanks (archivist at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.) and me with copies of my latest books. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Wilbanks)


Michael A. Hatt speaks about his book, TARZAN SLEPT HERE: EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND THE COLDWATER CONNECTION (Mad Kings Publishing)


Another shot of me in the huckster room. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Wilbanks)


With Ray Le Beau in the huckster room. (Photo courtesy of Ray Le Beau)


The audience gathers for my talk on Ancient Opar.


Giving my talk on Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa and Ancient Opar. (Photo courtesy of Jason Scott Aiken)


Kaffeeklatsch with Guest of Honor Mike Resnick.


Bob Garcia giving his presentation on artists who illustrated the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Doug Ellis giving a presentation on ERB’s works published in pulp magazine.


Author Michael A. Sanford speaking on his new novel, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE.


The Dum-Dum banquet on Saturday night gets underway.


Joan Bledig and Greg Phillips presenting a $500 check to the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest on behalf of The Muckers (ERB was a resident of Oak Park, Illinois).


Bob Garcia giving his Guest of Honor speech.


A panoramic shot of the banquet as Mike Resnick gives his Guest of Honor speech.


Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., accepting the Golden Lion Award from Joan Bledig.


Jim Sullos with his Golden Lion Award.


Mike Resnick accepting his Golden Lion Award.


“Tarzan Meets the Oparian” by Clyde Caldwell was on display at Bill Kamper’s table in the huckster room. Caldwell, of course, also illustrated the cover of the 1981 DAW Books reprint of HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR, so it was a treat to see this painting in person.

FarmerCon XI/PulpFest 2016 recap

Last week I flew out to Columbus, Ohio to attend my fifth consecutive PulpFest, which also played host to FarmerCon XI, the annual Philip José Farmer convention. As usual, I had a blast reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Here are a few photos from the con:


The welcoming banner.


At the Meteor House table signing copies of BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR, which was released at the con.


We sold a lot of copies at the show!


At the Meteor House table unpacking copies of Sean Lee Levin’s new releases, CROSSOVERS EXPANDED, Volumes 1 and 2. From right to left: Paul Spiteri, Sean Lee Levin, Win Scott Eckert, and Mike Croteau.


The Thursday night FarmerCon dinner at Max & Irma’s (we also had a much larger FarmerCon pizza party/dinner in the food court area of the hotel, not pictured).


The FarmerCon panel on Collaborating with Philip José Farmer. Pictured from right to left, with the titles of our collaborations with Phil: Paul Spiteri (“Getting Ready to Write”), me (THE SONG OF KWASIN, “Kwasin and the Bear God”), Win Scott Eckert (THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE), and Danny Adams (THE CITY BEYOND PLAY, DAYWORLD: A HOLE IN WEDNESDAY). Photo courtesy of ThePulp.Net.


One of the highlights at the con was when Mike Croteau of Meteor House presented me with artist Bob Eggleton’s concept sketch of the cover of BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR. Photo courtesy of Danny Adams.


Another highlight was when Mike ushered me over to a dealer’s table where the original (and uncropped!) cover art for IRONCASTLE by J. H. Rosny (translated and retold by Philip José Farmer) was on display. Sadly, the $10,000 it was going for was out of my price range.


A panoramic shot of the PulpFest dealer’s hall.