New story available: “The Goddess Equation”

My story “The Goddess Equation” is now available from Meteor House in the anthology The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days, edited by Michael Croteau and with an foreword by Robert Silverberg. “The Goddess Equation” is set in the continuity of Farmer’s classic science fiction tales Night of Light, “Some Fabulous Yonder,” and “Strange Compulsion,” and features a twenty-third-century mystery investigated by Detective Raspold, known throughout the inhabited worlds as the galactic Sherlock Holmes.

The publisher’s information for the anthology is as follows:

The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days

US$ 25.00
6×9 tpb
308 pages
of 500 copies

The first three volumes in the Worlds of Philip José Farmer series focused on different facets of Farmer’s career: Volume 1 studied his disdain for literary boundaries, those between genres and even those between fiction and reality; Volume 2 featured his interest in the softer sciences, such as, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and theology, among many others; Volume 3 played around with his love of the trickster character in fiction, and his own trickster nature.

Volume 4 focuses on perhaps a more obvious topic: Philip José Farmer the classic science fiction writer! Farmer grew up on the pulps; from the 1920s through the Golden Age, Farmer was an avid reader of many of the science fiction magazines. Although many were ground-breaking, his earliest stories used familiar tropes such as interstellar travel, alien races, parallel worlds, computers, war, scientists, etc.


Foreword by Robert Silverberg
Peoria-Colored Worlds
The Case of the Curious Contradiction by Terry Bibo
Eleven Days in Springtime by François Mottier
Philip José Farmer Conquirt L’Univers Postface by Philip José Farmer
Pecon 2 Guest of Honor Speech by Philip José Farmer
Expanded Worlds
Samdroo and the Grassman by Martin Gately (The Green Odyssey)
Whiteness of the Whale by Danny Adams (The Wind-Whales of Ishmael)
Ite, Missa Est by Paul Spiteri (Father Carmody)
Antlers of Flesh by E. C. Lisic (Flesh)
The Goddess Equation by Christopher Paul Carey (Detective Raspold)
Classic Worlds
A Carmody-Raspold Chronology by Christopher Paul Carey
Letter of Discord by Philip José Farmer
For Where Your Treasure Is by Art Sippo
Moth and Rust by Philip José Farmer

Order the book now directly from Meteor House.