The British Fantasy Society reviews EXILES OF KHO

http://www.amazon.com/Exiles-Kho-Christopher-Paul-Carey-ebook/dp/B00HX7LURA/

David Brzeski has reviewed my novella Exiles of Kho over at the British Fantasy Society website.
From the review:

Somehow, Christopher Paul Carey manages to perfectly meld the styles of Henry Rider Haggard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer. It almost seems as if those three authors were amalgamated into one. It’s very well-written, actually somewhat better than Burroughs might have managed. It invokes the period flavour of Haggard’s prose, yet without seeming in any way dated in style. I’m really not quite sure how Carey does it.

Read the entire review here.

The Pulp Super-Fan on the Khokarsa series

DAW Books edition, 1974 (Art by Krenkel)

Michael R. Brown has posted a comprehensive overview of the Khokarsa series over at The Pulp Super-Fan that I highly recommend. Check it out here.

On a related note, I recently noticed that prices of used copies of Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa have been quickly climbing. As I type this, the cheapest copies you’ll find on Amazon Marketplace are $99.99 and $100.57 for new and used copies respectively. For those who were never able to purchase a copy, I will point out that the first volume in the novel trilogy, Hadon of Ancient Opar, is in still print and readily available in an affordable paperback edition, as well as an ebook edition. Further, although the signed limited edition has long since sold out, my novella Exiles of Kho has recently been released in an ebook edition from Meteor House. This latter is a tale set eight hundred years before Hadon of Ancient Opar, and features the priestess-heroine Lupeoth as she sets out along the shores of ancient Khokarsa’s southern sea on a quest decreed by the oracle, where she encounters the mysterious Sahhindar, the Gray-Eyed Archer God of her people. For a complete Khokarsa series checklist with links where to purchase each installment, see here.

So will there ever be a trade or ebook reprint of Gods of Opar, or individual trade or ebook editions of Flight to Opar and The Song of Kwasin? I don’t as of yet know, but I certainly hope so and will do my best within my abilities to make it happen. The high prices for used editions of Gods of Opar certainly only makes the case for a trade reprint, I would think. Who knows? In the meantime, I can say that things are starting to budge in relation to new Khokarsa projects, which is something that excites me to no end. What form these will take is being hammered out now, and I will post details as soon as I am able.

EXILES OF KHO: Kindle edition now available!

Exiles of KhoI’m pleased to announce that my long-out-of-print novella Exiles of Kho has just been released in a Kindle ebook edition. The tale is part of Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa cycle, and is set eight hundred years before Hadon of Ancient Opar.

Here’s the publisher’s synopsis of Exiles of Kho:

Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god with a criminal past as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom.

Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the god of Time and bronze, has a mysterious agenda of his own—one that Lupoeth fears might spell doom not only for her expedition, but for the entire world…

Exiles of Kho is now available in the Kindle store.

Exiles of Kho is now shipping!

I’m back from having a wonderful time at FarmerCon VII/PulpFest 2012, where my new signed limited edition novella Exiles of Kho debuted. I’m happy to announce that the book is now shipping from Meteor House. It’s almost sold out, though, with only about forty twenty-five or so copies remaining in stock at the publisher, so place your order now if you want a copy.

Exiles of Kho book release and signing at PulpFest (Photo by Jason Aiken)

 

Signing more copies of Exiles of Kho at the Meteor House table at PulpFest
Cover art by Mike Hoffman

 

PulpFest/FarmerCon VII Schedule

I’m excited to be a guest at PulpFest/FarmerCon VII in Columbus, OH next week, where Meteor House will be launching my latest book, Exiles of Kho, a standalone novella set in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa. I expect to be hanging out much of the time at the Meteor House table in the Dealers’ Room, and my convention schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 10:

11:00 AMExiles of Kho Book Launch – author Christopher Paul Carey will be signing the limited edition release of his book

1:00 PMThe New Fictioneers – Christopher Paul Carey will read from his novel co-authored with Philip José Farmer, The Song of Kwasin, part of the Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa omnibus, forthcoming from Subterranean Press, as well as an excerpt from his new novella, Exiles of Kho.

7:00 PMLord Tyger, Time’s Last Gift, and the Gods of Opar – our FarmerCon VII panelists discuss a sampling of the Burroughs and Verne-inspired works of Philip José Farmer. Moderated by Paul Spiteri, editor of Pearls from Peoria and featuring authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey.

Exiles of Kho: Get your name in the book!

Over the next week I’ll be putting the finishing touches on the manuscript of Exiles of Kho, my signed limited edition novella set in the world of Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa (i.e., the same world as Gods of Opar) that’s due out later this summer from Meteor House. This is a big-picture continuity story that has ties to the larger Farmerian mythos (dust off your old DAW Books editions of Ironcastle, folks!), so I’m really excited about it.

Meteor House would like for me to remind you that if you preorder the novella by June 30, your name will appear on a special acknowledgments page in the book! Only a few copies of the novella will be printed beyond the number preordered, so it’s expected that it will sell out fast, especially since those few extra copies will be on sale at PulpFest in August. So if you want a copy of Exiles of Kho, the only way to guarantee you’ll get a copy is to preorder it now!

Announcing Exiles of Kho: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa

Here is the publisher’s information about the new signed limited edition novella I have coming out later this year from Meteor House. What’s very intriguing about the publishing model is that the print run will be determined by the number of preorders, with only a few copies being printed above that amount. Further, if you preorder Exiles of Kho before June 30, 2012, your name will appear on a special acknowledgments page in the book. Exiles of Kho: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa is only available for preorder directly from Meteor House.

Exiles of Kho: A Tale of Lost Khokarsa

by Christopher Paul Carey

 
Cover art and interior illustrations by Mike Hoffman
Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous  queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god with a criminal past as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom.

Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the god of Time and bronze, has a mysterious agenda of his own—one that Lupoeth fears might spell doom not only for her expedition, but for the entire world…
This limited edition novella will be signed by the author, Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the third novel in the Khokarsa series. The print run will be determined by the number of preorders we receive by June 30, 2012. A very limited number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed.
*** As an added bonus ***

If you preorder by June 30, your name will appear in the book
on a special acknowledgments page.

US $15.00 + shipping
5×8 tpb – pp. tba
Signed Limited Edition
Estimated publication date: Late summer/early fall 2012
Christopher Paul Carey is the coauthor of The Song of Kwasin, the long-awaited conclusion to Philip José Farmer’s epic Khokarsa series, now available alongside the first two volumes of the series—Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight to Opar—in the omnibus Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa (Subterranean Press, 2012). Carey is also the author of the short story A Kick in the Side and the novella Kwasin and the Bear God, both adventure tales set in the lost civilization of Khokarsa (available from Meteor House in separate volumes of the Worlds of Philip José Farmer). He is an editor with Paizo Publishing, and the editor of three collections of Philip José Farmer’s work. Visit him online at www.cpcarey.com.